Common F10 bugs
Fedora 10 - Common Bugs and Known Issues
This page documents common bugs in Fedora 10 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If you find your problem in this page, do not file a bug for it. Where appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.
Release Summary, Announcement and Notes
- Releases/10/ReleaseSummary - Make sure you read this page and related references in detail.
My Bug Is Not Listed
Not every bug is listed in this page. You can use bugzilla queries in the bottom of this page for that. We have collected this based on commonly discussed issues in our mailing lists and forums. If you believe any particular bug report is missed out here and if you have wiki access, add it this page or contact Rahul Sundaram with the bugzilla report number explaining why you believe that particular report qualifies as a common issue.
DNS resolver not reliable
Name resolver in Fedora 10 does not work reliably in combination with some DNS servers. The symptoms are intermittent failures and/or unusually long delays in resolving DNS names. As a temporary workaround, using dnsmasq on localhost is reported to work.
GNOME session saving broken
Xfce Window Manager and Window Manager Tweaks broken
Due to a
gtk2 bug in F10, the Xfce tools for "Window Manager" and "Window Manager Tweaks" may give the following error:
"These settings cannot work with your current window manager (imsetting-xim)"
To work around this issue, run the following command in a terminal, and then restart:
su -c 'yum remove imsettings'
ATI Radeon problems
It is mentioned in the release notes, but you might have overlooked it:
The kernel modesetting drivers for ATI Radeon are still in development and buggy. Some of the issues are tracked on xorg-x11-drv-ati while others are tracked with the kernel.
If you see display-related problems on ATI Radeon then you can try adding
nomodeset to the kernel boot prompt in grub or permanently in
/etc/grub.conf. Disabling compiz might also help.
If the driver pick up wrong resolution, you may try to create
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and wrote down your monitor capabilities and force your native monitor resolution. See Bugzilla: 474339 for possible workaround.
Fedora 10 i686 Xen guest won't boot
Fedora 10 (i686) must use the
kernel-PAE package to run as a Xen guest. The installer fails to choose this kernel when it is being installed under Xen, so the installed system will not boot.
As a workaround, you can use a kickstart file to install
updates.img file that fixes this problem should be made available soon.
Error upgrading systems with kernel-xen installed
PackageSackError: No Package Matching kernel
Installing Fedora 10 DomU on Fedora 8 Dom0 Fails
Wrong keyboard layout when entering boot crypto password
If a live medium was used to install Fedora, the system uses the us keyboard layout, when you are prompted for your crypto boot password. Once the system was sucessfully booted, running
/usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd as root updates the keyboard table in the initramfs file to the current one. A reference of the us keyboard layout can be found at Wikipedia.
D-Bus packages break some functionality
On or around 2008-12-07, released D-Bus updates created some breakage in other Fedora software. The broken packages included PackageKit, which prevented some users from easily updating their systems to fix the problem. At this point, PackageKit and many other packages have been repaired. To repair the system, open a terminal and run the following command. Provide the root password at the prompt:
su -c 'yum update'
You must restart the system to complete the update.