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Old 11-30-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
dhacker14
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Thumbs down FULL Fedora Core 6 Probs


FC6 is the worst os ever:
its updates crash it
it cant run any binary install files, or as it is

I installed all packages in install prosses

this is my 3 install in 2 days, wtf is wrong with fc6

if anyone can help me out i will appreciate it
 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:52 AM   #2
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Red face asdf

You spelled "Processes" wrong - that's what your problem is

Oh - and you forgot to include less information about your problem, "hacker". And next time, be more vague about what hardware you are using it on.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:29 AM   #3
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fc6 problems

Indeed there are more problems that I could expect:
  • strange behavior of acroread
  • Mathematica 5.0 does not work
  • yum signals conflicts in python
  • and more ..
Usually you can find solution in one or another forum if you have enough time to dig. It seems that there is golden rule: never install os right after release unless you want to have a lot of fun.
fc6 on athlon 32 bit
 
Old 12-01-2006, 08:03 AM   #4
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How come some of us don't have issues with FC6. I am currently running it as my main laptop OS and it generally just works for me. Maybe instead of posting a rant and reinstalling, you should have asked for help to resolve those problems so that you get a good working system.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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I run fc4 on my laptop and everything goes smoothely and I hesitate to change to fc6 after number of problems on the other computer. I can not efford to spend hours and hours on digging through different forums.
e.g. I have installed java from sun, it looks good, plugins work, but
when I run application :
$ java -jar JabRef-2.1b.jar
window opens without widget, there no errors displayed.
where possibly I can find answer and how much time I need for it?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hi reddazz,
I am very much satisfied with fc4 on my laptop, everything goes smoothly. I hesitate however to switch to fc6 after problems on the other comp. Besides all I can not effort hours and hours to spend digging through the forums.
E.g. I installed java from sun, looks fine, plugin works at firefox. When I run application:
$ java -jar JabRef-2.1b.jar
window opens without any widget, looks that something is missing. Where to go for help?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #7
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Yes, FC6 is by far the worst and most problematic FC version released to date. I personally don't see the need that required FC6 release so soon after FC5. I was running FC4 and was able to do a inplace upgrade to FC5 without ANY issues at all. However, I tried fresh install of FC6 on a 3 month old hardware and it was simple awful. The partition tool SUCKS if you are using file system other than ext3. Installer went thru the routine 2 time saying its done and upon reboot FC failed to boot...error .../ no found. Third install attempt was the charm but then nvidia driver will not install, alsa sound did not work, wireless (verifed works in FC4 and 5) did not work. Took two weeks of troubleshooting... then decided to go back to FC5.

Wait for FC7 DO NOT upgrade to FC6 ...specially if you are running FC5 ... there are no significant differences.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:48 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tadek
Hi reddazz,
I am very much satisfied with fc4 on my laptop, everything goes smoothly. I hesitate however to switch to fc6 after problems on the other comp. Besides all I can not effort hours and hours to spend digging through the forums.
E.g. I installed java from sun, looks fine, plugin works at firefox. When I run application:
$ java -jar JabRef-2.1b.jar
window opens without any widget, looks that something is missing. Where to go for help?
It could be that you are not using the Sun java even though its installed. FC6 has its own version of java (gcj) which tends to be the default. What is the output of doing
Code:
$java -version
 
Old 12-02-2006, 12:46 PM   #9
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Quote:
Indeed there are more problems that I could expect:
strange behavior of acroread
There is an issue with Adobe Reader 7.0.8 in Fedora 6. The acroread script gives an endless error message in the console, see

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bc22d86

There is a patch to acroread:

http://remi.collet.free.fr/files/acroread.patch

Patching this will make Adobe Reader work fine.

Joao
 
Old 12-02-2006, 02:49 PM   #10
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I gave up installation from Adobe web page and took rpm from smart guy whom I found in one forum (unfortunately forgotten). Now it works fine.
What concerns java here is output:
Code:
 java -version
java version "1.5.0_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_01-b08)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_01-b08, mixed mode, sharing)
I guess java is installed but some libraries are missing or they are on the other path.
Back again to FC6. I have red many positive opinions and I believe that every new version is better than the old one. I am happy with my old IBM T20 running FC4, anyway it is to thin for upgrade. I just wanted to try it on the other comp with AMD 2400. Finally I got most of the stuff running but few the most important for me. NVIDIA GF4 goes smoothly. I can not do yum update because of conflict python and python-dev.
Take care.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 04:04 PM   #11
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Zod pretty much worked out the box for me.

Everything I have installed worked straight away even wireless card in my laptop.

I have to say I am extreamly happy with this latest release as it has solved a lot of the problems that I had with FC5. That said I have learnt a lot since I installed FC4 way back so maybe it is my technical skill that has improved.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 09:36 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike_morley
Zod pretty much worked out the box for me.

Everything I have installed worked straight away even wireless card in my laptop.

I have to say I am extreamly happy with this latest release as it has solved a lot of the problems that I had with FC5. That said I have learnt a lot since I installed FC4 way back so maybe it is my technical skill that has improved.

couldnt have said it any better.


if they released FC6, then it probably works somewhere really well, cuz i seriously doubt they'd accept something worse than a previous release. It's all about what hardware you have + your technical skill in resolving the issues regarding your daily usage requirements.

In my case, no problems, only improvements, a seamless fresh install to make a seamless and so far flawless release. Been running it since day of release.

Opteron 165
DFI LAN Pt UT MB
1GB Corsair XMS
500GB WesternD
+ the other essentials

I run windows apps, that I need, games I usually play, and am constantly hogging all the resources.

So although you may have an issue w/ the software running on your machine, don't bite the messenger, get help. Every system is different....unless you're a Mac lol
 
Old 12-02-2006, 09:52 PM   #13
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Kernel 2.6.18 seems to have "broken" things for many people. Try SuSE 10.2 RC1, which also uses 2.6.18 out-of-the-box, and if you experience same probs chances are it's not Red Hat's fault.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 10:40 PM   #14
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Oh please, fedora works just fine, and why should I have to install a completely new OS just to verify if the kernel works. What kind of advice is that? ... Ridiculous
 
Old 12-03-2006, 06:51 AM   #15
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I've moved this thread to the Fedora Core forum, so that there could be more input from other Fedora Core users.
 
  


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