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Old 10-26-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question Continue upgrade to FC5 or Fresh install FC6


I am currently at FC4 and decided to upgrade to FC5. All went well and when I rebooted it failed on the Nvidia drivers as I expected. I tried the instructions I had using Yum to update the drivers and it failed. I used "yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-`(uname -r)`". Found new instructions: "yum -y --enablerepo livna install kmod-nvidia" this goes through the process but at the end fails.

When I look at the Livna site the number of kernels for FC5 seem huge.

My question is should I just do a fresh install of FC6 and clean up everything or continue trying to get FC5 running? I have my home mirrored on a separate drive so I can restore that with no problem.

I am running on a AMD 64 bit.

Thanks for advice and pointers.

John
 
Old 10-26-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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I guess it boils down to what you need.

If FC4 works for you then I don't see the need to upgrade. However, if you _want_ to upgrade for the fun of it I would go with a fresh install of FC6. The time and headache you're going to spend on fixing FC5 you could spend on FC6 .

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Old 10-26-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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I always do a fresh install and would advocate the same for almost anyone else. I've never tried a distribution upgrade with yum, but have heard of many problems from others. The upgrade from FC4 to FC5 was great, FC4 was weak compared to 5. I've been running FC6 for less than 24 hours, but so far it's been just as good; I would recommend it.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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I've been running FC6 for less than 24 hours, but so far it's been just as good; I would recommend it.

I'm running FC5 and I've been considering an upgrade. Can you comment on the overall performance of FC6? Is Compiz all we've been promised? How responsive does the distro feel?

thanks
 
Old 10-27-2006, 09:43 AM   #5
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I upgraded and I have experience very few issues. I was using FC5 and it feels about the same as FC6 and feels about as responsive. I've enjoyed the new desktop effects they've added more than I thought I would.
 
Old 10-27-2006, 07:24 PM   #6
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I can't say much about desktop effects; when I tried to enable them, it said they couldn't be enabled. Is it available for NVIDIA cards? It's been a while since I've looked into it, but the last time I checked only ATI cards were supported. I'm not sure on that one.

Otherwise, things haven't changed too much on the surface, but nevertheless, a good upgrade.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 12:30 AM   #7
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I can't say much about desktop effects; when I tried to enable them, it said they couldn't be enabled. Is it available for NVIDIA cards? It's been a while since I've looked into it, but the last time I checked only ATI cards were supported. I'm not sure on that one.
You need the 9x nvidia driver for compiz aixgl.
you can grab them from Livna's testing repo:
#rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
#yum install kmod-nvidia --enablerepo=livna-testing
#yum remove livna-release-6

Next just add ...
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
... in xorg.conf under "Section Device" and you can enable your desktop-effects.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 05:21 AM   #8
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I'm running FC5 x86_64 updated and well with opengl working like a charm.. but I have some trouble with firefox and flash because of the x86_64 version so the next time I install FC6 I will use the i386 so I don't get to much packaging and install problems.. I hope :P
 
Old 10-28-2006, 03:13 PM   #9
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I tried out compiz as per jens instructions. I had a few problems with it:

1. I use dual monitors and compiz assumed it to be one large monitor so when I hit alt tab, the menu that comes up was split between the two.
2. Also because of dual montiors, when I maximized a window, it did it across both displays.
3. For some reason, the top bar of the window, the title bar, didn't show up.

I'm not sure if these are fixable, but I don't have too much time to look into so I'll wait until it's a little easier to get going. Plus, I'm not too keen on using a beta driver.
 
  


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