Fedora 10 Glitches.

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The Fedora 10 Live Update trials I did earlier with my virtual machines went smoothly. That was in stark contrast to the difficulties faced with the upgrade of the host operating system. In other words, a real upgrade on a real system running on real hardware was anything but smooth. Well, perhaps not the upgrade itself, but trouble started just afterward. The first problem was that the computer wouldn't start up. Grub complained about a wrong partition (error 22 if I remember correctly). I solved this by putting the DVD back into the drive and booting in rescue mode and the editing grub.conf - Even then,  the plymouth splash screen didn't appear (it worked perfectly on my VirtualBox and Qemu guests). Solved it by adding  'vga=0x0318 rhgb quite' to grub.conf On boot up, I cannot login to sugar at all. This is not any different from Fedora 9 but I didn't worry too much about it then and I am not worrying now. KDE does start up but the menus are missing. I was a long time KDE user but gave up on it after seeing the new menu, so that doesn't worry me either. Gnome works ok. The next problem demanding a solution was Atrpms - the version number of the preview release is 9.93 not 10 there isn't a directory named 9.93 on the atrpm servers. Resulting in the following:

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * atrpms: dl.atrpms.net * rawhide: mirror.yandex.ru http://dl.atrpms.net/f9.93-x86_64/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found Trying other mirror. Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: atrpms. Please verify its path and try again

This was solved by editing the following line in the yum.conf file and hard coding the version number (expect more trouble when version 11 comes)

baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/f$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable

When trying to login through VNC the following message pops up and gnome wouldn't display anything more than a blank screen

Bonobo error on Fedora 10

Killing bonobo-activation-server did allow me to login
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