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Why Fedora 19 is so unstable? [closed]

asked 2013-08-16 02:06:01 -0500

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updated 2013-08-16 06:02:00 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hello all!

I am undestanding that the questioon looks like a kind of trolling but I do not know how to ask better.

Fedora 18 was unbelievably stable on the several of my machines. A short after release I've upgraded all of those to Fedora 19. I have F19 on 3 PCs now. And two of them are still running smoothly. But the one... I have kernel panics several times a day, Chrome 28 crashes, Chromium 27 crashes, java-1.7 (Eclipse Kepler) crashes, Gnome crashes. It is complete insanity.

The system is installed on SSD. The drive has no errors. The software installed is same for all of three machines. I've tried 3.9.5, 3.10.4-3.10.6 kernels. The result is same except 3.9.5 seems just freezing eventually without crash dumps.

What could I do next to check why my installation is so unstable and to fix it?

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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by FranciscoD_
close date 2013-08-16 06:00:55.411847


How does your machine behave if you run a live CD?

pnadk gravatar imagepnadk ( 2013-08-16 05:38:15 -0500 )edit

Bugs are always going to be there. They get fixed pretty quickly though. I haven't had any crashes with Gnome at all. I don't use the non free packages that you speak of. Unfortunately, we can't help you with those. I'm going to close this question, since there isn't any correct answer to it. If you have specific issues such as the gnome crashes, please open separate questions and folks will help you out.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-16 05:55:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-16 03:00:22 -0500

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Chromium and Chrome are not from Fedora as well as Oracle Java.

Speaking about OpenJDK, Eclipse and Gnome - this can hapen. This is Open Source, everybody can step in and help catching and fixing bugs. You can start today - what you can do is to fill good bug report. Believe it or not, good bug report is very important and can do sometimes 75 % of the bug fixing work.

Also, one of Fedora's main objectives is not only to contain software distributed under a free and open source license, but also to be on the leading edge of such technologies. Fedora developers prefer to make upstream changes instead of applying fixes specifically for Fedora—this ensures that their updates are available to all Linux distributions.


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