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I recently blew away my FC10-64 Desktop and installed FC14-64. I have restored most of my user files, but the screen resolution is really low. I know it has a NVidia built onto the motherboard. I saw where you can get a NVidia driver which I have used in the past. The Web page describing such says to install the RpmFusion Repositories. The problem is the commands they give to install the above repositories don't work. I tried the commands listed on the RpmFusion web site also.
This web page has a slightly different address for the driver for Rawhide. I don't know if FC 14 = Rawhide. I wish people would keep the code name and version number together. This was just posted yesterday so it probably applies to the latest FC.
Thanks, it worked. I now have the nvidia drivers installed and working.
I hate the upgrade process. I took a fully working but unsupported machine and turned it into a fully supported and broken machine. Lots of things are now broken. Wine, Cups, Samba needs reconfigured. Curiously, MySQL doesn't start successfully using the Server Config App, but does if I start it from the command line. I really hope this version isn't a dog like 11 was.
I really wish Redhat would support these systems for more then two years. I am really considering moving over to CentOS.
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I hate the upgrade process... I really wish Redhat would support these systems for more then two years. I am really considering moving over to CentOS.
Fedora has a new release every 6 months, and releases are supported only 13 months. This is a well-documented "feature" of the distro, since its goal is to test the latest software for future releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
One suggestion you might consider for the future is a "dual boot upgrade" as follows: Every 6 months, you install the new Fedora release on a separate partition. You keep your fully-functional previous release as a fall-back until you are fully comfortable with the new release. 6 months later, you repeat the cycle.
If you prefer a slower development cycle, then CentOS is a fine alternative. (Or RHEL, if you're OK with the price tag. ) I've had excellent luck with CentOS on my work desktop, personally.
"Rolling release" distros (such as Arch) are popular with some users in your situation. In this type of distro, there is no such thing as a big "release upgrade" but rather an incremental daily/weekly upgrade of individual packages.