English
Ask Your Question
0

"Checking for Updates" never completes on Gnome 64-bit

asked 2013-06-25 18:40:18 +0000

baroquequest gravatar image

updated 2013-06-26 12:06:52 +0000

I have installed Fedora 18 Gnome 64-bit before, so I am familiar with the many questions asked. I have installed it on SSDs and SATA hard drives. Today I tried to install it on a WDC PATA drive which has a Vantec model CB-IS100 adapter so it can communicate with SATA controllers. Everything else is the same as I used before, i.e. Intel DH67BL motherboard and i5-2405S CPU. Fedora recognized the hard drive's model number and size. The "Network" dialog shows that I have a Wired connection at 100 Mb/s and Firefox is able to view the Internet. The "Disks" dialog does not show any errors.

However, now that Fedora has been completely installed, it never completes "Checking for Updates" in the "Details" dialog; the button just stays gray. Are PATA drives with SATA adapters verboten in Fedora? Should I try again in one week with Fedora 19 Gnome?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

Comments

"Packagekit could have hung."

Wouldn't the process be killed after rebooting a few times? I find it difficult to believe that the problem could continue to occur reboot after reboot.

baroquequest ( 2013-06-27 00:31:15 +0000 )edit

It would, but packagekit would also be restarted every time you logged in. Disable automatic software checking: "Software > click the name in the top panel to bring down menu > sources". I recon if you wait a while and let it run, it will finish. It shouldn't just hang and do nothing.

FranciscoD_ ( 2013-06-27 03:33:13 +0000 )edit

Thanks, FranciscoD_. F-18 updates as it should now.

baroquequest ( 2013-07-02 21:29:25 +0000 )edit

1 answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
0

answered 2013-06-26 04:04:19 +0000

Packagekit could have hung.

In a terminal, try:

$ sudo yum update

If this says there's another PID running, kill that PID using:

$ kill <PID>

and re-run the command.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

[hide preview]

Use your votes!

  • Use the 30 daily voting points that you get!
  • Up-vote well framed questions that provide enough information to enable people provide answers.
  • Thank your helpers by up-voting their comments and answers. If a question you asked has been answered, accept the best answer by clicking on the checkbox on the left side of the answer.
  • Down-voting might cost you karma, but you should consider doing so for incorrect or clearly detrimental questions and answers.

Stats

Asked: 2013-06-25 18:40:18 +0000

Seen: 143 times

Last updated: Jun 27 '13