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Old 06-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Fedora 11 is out - your experience so far?


i'm downloading Fedora 11 live cd now... once finished i'm gonna have a look into it and see if i want to upgrade (most probably fresh install) but i want to know who has already installed it and how do you find it so far?

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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I have been using the beta for a while. Seems to be a solid product.

Only thing I do not like is the fact that the GNOME login screen is still the same old stupid braindead login screen that a lot of people have complained about.

Last edited by fpmurphy; 06-10-2009 at 12:11 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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good to see there's a lot of comrades already playing around with the release

i've just finished installing Fed11... boot time: 22 seconds - running it on a 3.2GB Pentium 4 (yes i'm still lingering on the old die hard P4 - although i'd love to get my hands on a core 2 duo)

although all seems sound, i've come across my first issue -
running updates and the download is too damn slow... 162MB update to download and it's been over 10 mins and still under 25%

although it could be my connection - but i'm surfing the net and doesn't seem to have any problem...

anyways, after update i'm going to customize the looks of this beast to my liking (most probably back to my Fed10 appearance - dark glossy look)
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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I am a ubuntu fan but I am downloading fedora 11 because I always try the new releases of the major distros, I hope that it will satisfies me
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:26 AM   #5
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I'd reckon that for a new release a lot of the servers are under the pump, so that would explain the update slowness.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 01:25 AM   #6
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I downloaded a Gnome live CD and was surprised to find out that I couldn't install it (/) on an ext3 partition as it was incompatible with the live system that had been loaded. When I changed it to ext4 I got the error that a boot partition cannot be put on an ext4 filesystem. A bit weird, isn't it? With a live CD one is forced to use a separate /boot partition (ext3) and / (ext4).
 
Old 06-10-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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I can boot in 10 seconds with fedora 11!!
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
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I can boot in 10 seconds with fedora 11!!
can you tell us your computer details ?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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although it could be my connection - but i'm surfing the net and doesn't seem to have any problem...

anyways, after update i'm going to customize the looks of this beast to my liking (most probably back to my Fed10 appearance - dark glossy look)
do you have the yum plugin fastestmirror?

yum install yum-fastestmirror

 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #10
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Fedora 11 seems to be better on its release!

Here is some help:

Fedora 11 Installation and Post-Installation guide
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:33 PM   #11
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I'm not happy about the use of ext4, ext4 uses fsync() exclusively, like all POSIX systems are supposed to, but remember ext3 always had trouble with it and so usually when programming on it, it was easier/quicker not to use fsync()- This looks like its going to lead to a lot of data loss with ext4 since the mechanisms for writing straight to disk are different.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 12:35 PM   #12
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I got 2 "small" issues...

1) My wireless "just worked" on F10...but not on F11 (Dell Latitude D520). I fixed it by upgrading the firmware; so now it works!

2) Looks like Bug# 501057 still exists: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501057 I know the bug is only for "upgrades" but the issue happens on 'new' installs as well. The workaround is to not edit the file in anaconda...but to edit it once the install is completed.

Other than those; it seems to be "rock solid" so far...

-C
 
Old 06-10-2009, 01:01 PM   #13
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I downloaded a Gnome live CD and was surprised to find out that I couldn't install it (/) on an ext3 partition as it was incompatible with the live system that had been loaded. When I changed it to ext4 I got the error that a boot partition cannot be put on an ext4 filesystem. A bit weird, isn't it? With a live CD one is forced to use a separate /boot partition (ext3) and / (ext4).
It is because Grub will not (at this time) handle booting an ext4 partition. So, you must have a small /boot partition formatted in ext3, then / in ext4. There is a "heads up" about it on the fedora forum. Fedora 11 uses ext4 by default.

I UPGRADED using preupgrade on my auxillary laptop, as I have done on this same machine since Fedora 8. It is a little flaky, but no more so than any of the others using this method of install. With updates, it normally settles down.

My previously unusable PCMIA network card (Belkin 7015 with an Atheros 5007 chipset) went online immediately with the new kernel.

I have KDE and Gnome installed, and the "tap-to-click" does not work in KDE. It does in Gnome after enabling it. I have been told that I could fix this in KDE by editing the hal policy, but I am not going to jump through hoops just for this. I'll just use Gnome. The tap-to-touch function does not work on the login screen, either.

I personally do not see much difference at all from Fedora 10 for normal everyday use.

The "20 second boot time" has not been true for me. The laptop is a Celeron M 1.4Ghz with 1.5GB of memory. Boot is about 45 seconds to one minute for me.

It is, like all the Fedora's I have used since Fedora Core 1, a pleasant experience. I will always have Fedora on at least one of my machines as I have something of a soft spot for it. Red Hat 7 was my first Linux distro, and I have followed through to each release.

Bob
 
Old 06-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #14
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It is because Grub will not (at this time) handle booting an ext4 partition. So, you must have a small /boot partition formatted in ext3, then / in ext4. There is a "heads up" about it on the fedora forum. Fedora 11 uses ext4 by default.
I did use a separate /boot partition with ext3...the "bug" is still there

-C
 
Old 06-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #15
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Only thing I do not like is the fact that the GNOME login screen is still the same old stupid braindead login screen that a lot of people have complained about.
The latest version of GDM lacks support for themes. There's a good discussion about it here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/desktop-.../msg13951.html

So the 'braindead' login screen is a GDM issue rather than Fedora. Though it's Fedora's choice to use that version of GDM. The latest version of Ubuntu uses an older version of GDM from before the re-write that (at least for now) does not include theme support.
 
  


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