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Fedora Core 6 - Common Bugs and Known Issues

This page documents common bugs in Fedora Core 6 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

  • Release Summary. 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 RahulSundaram with the bugzilla report number explaining why you believe that particular report qualifies as a common issue.

Common Issues

  • Anaconda installing the wrong architecture kernel in some systems. cpuspeed is not working for the same reason. This does not affect out of box functionality on x86 much but if you are compiling third party kernel drivers you might run into this on x86 architecture. x86_64 and 32-bit PPC systems are not affected, while 64-bit PPC systems (Mac G5 and similar) will be unbootable when the 32-bit kernel is installed instead of the 64-bit version.

On x86 installations you can bypass this bug in a new installation by specifying "linux i686" in the installation boot prompt.

An updates.img is available for this issue Please follow the instructions here: ["Anaconda/Updates"] .

To check which kernel package architectures are currently installed:

    rpm -qa 'kernel*' --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}\n"|sort

If the installed kernel architecture is i586, but your machine is i686 capable (Pentium II or K6II or higher), use the following simple workaround:

1.Install yumdownloader. yumdownloader is part of yum-utils in Fedora Extras. You can also manually download the kernel.

su -c "yum install yum-utils" 

2.Get the current i686 kernel:

yumdownloader kernel.i686 

3.If the version of the kernel downloaded is __larger__ than currently installed:

su -c "rpm -ivh kernel-2*.i686.rpm" 

Alternatively, if the version of the kernel downloaded is the __same__ as that currently installed:

su -c "rpm -ivh --replacefiles --replacepkgs kernel-2*.i686.rpm" 

4.Restart the machine.


Less Common Issues

modprobe -r pcspkr ; echo "install pcspkr :" >>/etc/modprobe.conf

Firefox 2.0

See Firefox2

List of FC6 Bugs and RFE's

See Bug Status for more information.