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Installing system-config-kickstart on Ubuntu

So, system-config-kickstart fails to start after the initial install.

Error:

[email protected]:~$ system-config-kickstart
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/system-config-kickstart.py", line 92, in
kickstartGui.kickstartGui(file)
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/kickstartGui.py", line 131, in __init__
self.X_class = xconfig.xconfig(xml, self.kickstartData)
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/xconfig.py", line 80, in __init__
self.fill_driver_list()
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/xconfig.py", line 115, in fill_driver_list
raise RuntimeError, (_("Could not read video driver database"))
RuntimeError: Could not read video driver database

Fix:
Downgrade the hwdata package.

# apt-get remove hwdata
# wget ftp://mirror.ovh.net/mirrors/ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/h/hwdata/hw...
# dpkg -i hwdata_0.234-1_all.deb
# apt-mark hold hwdata
# apt-get install system-config-kickstart

This is a known bug in Ubuntu that is yet to be fixed...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/system-config-kickstart/+bug/1260107
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/system-config-kickstart/+bug/1236315

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