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installer does not work in fedora 20: slowness of installation or errors

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martin mucha

Aug 21, 2014 - 05:57am

  • Hi, 

    I've successfully used this installer (cannot remember version) in ubuntu 13.04, but when I used most recent version in fedora 20, I've ran into problems:

    - installer is slow; I don't know what's the issue, but installer, during all attempts I did, did not finish in hours. It either fails or runs very long time (indefinitely?), with one core load at 100%. Which is weird on i7 with SSD. Actually I did never see installer to finish.

    - when ran under userprivileges, it ran very slow asking for root permissions few times. After few hours I've killed respective process, rebooted and tried again. After that installer fails quickly (tens of minutes) complaining about unability to install some dependency, which actually could have been easily installed via yum using name from error message.

    -when ran under root privileges, it runs for many hours without any result yet.



    I'm not interrested in gaming under linux, I'm interrested only in watching movies under linux, which is painful now, because vertical-sync or something does not work until driver for HD4000 is installed. So I don't need any special performance.


    Can somebody give me advice? If you're missing some information I could provide, just let me know.


    EDIT: installed from this rpm: intel-linux-graphics-installer-1.0.6-20.intel20142.x86_64.rpm

    on startup under root it prints(don't know if it's related):

    (intel-linux-graphics-installer:17479): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to register client: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files


    sudo inxi -F
    System:    Host: localhost.localdomain Kernel: 3.12.8-300.fc20.x86_64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 
               Distro: Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug) 
    Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
               Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z77X-UD4H v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: F2h date: 01/07/2013
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
               Clock Speeds: 1: 2992 MHz 2: 2721 MHz 3: 1727 MHz 4: 3387 MHz 5: 1750 MHz 6: 2923 MHz 7: 1660 MHz
               8: 1805 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
               Display Server: 1.14.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               tty size: 190x57 Advanced Data: N/A for root
    Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel 
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12.8-300.fc20.x86_64
    Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
               IF: p4p1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 90:2b:34:d6:72:49


    Aug 21, 2014 - 05:57am
  • well I don't know what's causing this, BUT I walked through ALL errors like this:


    1.installer complaints about unability to install some dependency

    2. sudo yum install <that dependency>

    3. restart installer.


    that way you'll discover all dependency needed and install it. During last installer run it said something like: "all dependencies installed, you're good to go", I rebooted and it works just fine. 


    I have to install these:

    sudo dnf install mesa-libGLES
    sudo dnf install libva-intel-driver
    sudo dnf install mesa-libOSMesa
    sudo dnf install libva-utils
    sudo dnf install intel-gpu-tools
    sudo dnf install drm-utils
    sudo dnf install mesa-vdpau-drivers
    sudo dnf install intel-gpu-tools-2.21.15-7.fc20
    Aug 21, 2014 - 12:05pm
  • Hi. That's very strange: The installer just drives packagekit, which is the recommended way for 3rd party installers to work with the distribution, and packagekit just drives one of its backends (and as far as I know, there's only one: The yum backend).

    Do you have any [other] 3rd party yum sources installed? It's possible there could have been some odd incompatibility.

    The installer puts its logs in /var/tmp - we'd be interested in seeing those logs if you wouldn't mind sending them along.

    Aug 25, 2014 - 10:48am