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Old 10-12-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
vn-fped
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Fedora 15 - performance


Dear Sirs
I am really amazed with the Gnome Environment of Fedora.
The local language support and many features.

However, I have certain issues which makes me to try some thing better than Fedora. The issues are as below:

1) When I copy paste a file, the File Browser is getting closed

2) I am receiving frequently messages that there were certain damages to Kernal especially when I am browsing or downloading media stuff and printing web pages

3) Wine Installer does not support Tally, Itunes and certain other Windows Program

4) Libero Office and K Office - I am using both pretty well. The problems comes when I want to print (scaling and printing selection only) and make pivot table and analyse.

5) The speed of the system over-all has reduced in 3 Months. My processor is Intel P6 and this was not a case when I used Mandriva Linux. I switched from Mandriva because, it was totally corrupted when I tried to upgrade it.

6) Active x and Internet Explorer based sites are not getting connected in Fedora.

If any one could give me an apt advise and training materials, I would be grateful.

Yours
V. Narayanan
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Hi,

Did you do an "yum update" "yum upgrade" ?
 
Old 10-12-2011, 06:15 AM   #3
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well 15 is using the VERY VERY new Gnome 3

there are not all that many things that work well on it yet
- install KDE 4 desktop and use that
or
uninstall "gnome-shell"
there is a thread on Fedoraforum.org someplace on downgrading gnome to gnome2

give gnome 3 a year or so ( fedora 17 or 18 )
it will become stable


but if you want a stable OS you should NOT be using fedora
fedora is and never has and never will be a "stable " OS


for ROCK solid install RHEL6.1 ( not free) or CEntOS 6 ( free)

or a bit newer
Suse Enterprise Linux Desktop 11 ( SELD 11)
or the free
OpenSUSE 11.4
 
Old 10-12-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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Update/Upgrade

In Mandriva I had enabled both automatic update and upgrade options.
The system told that it would upgrade certain packages to a higher version.

I do not know what happened on the update/upgrade - Grub was corrupted

Yours
VN

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Hi,

Did you do an "yum update" "yum upgrade" ?
 
Old 10-12-2011, 08:07 AM   #5
vn-fped
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Fedora Performance

Dear Sir
Thanks for the most informative and timely reply.

Open Suse is above 4GB and hence, I find it difficult to download and install.
Mandriva itself I downloaded for 3 days as it was 3.6 GB.
I do not want to go for Big Downloads.


I shall try CENTOS V.6 soon.
However, I found from the web about the default applications as below:

A default desktop installation of CentOS 6 features an application set that will not meet the desktop computing needs of most users. Remember, however, that you could customize what is installed during the installation process. And of course, more applications can be installed afterwards. Aside from the standard stock set of system utilities and desktop accessories, here are some notable applications installed:

Cheese Webcam Booth
Totem video player
Evolution Mail and Calendar
Ekiga, the VoIP and Video Conferencing Software
Totem Media Player
Firefox 3.6.9
Pidgin Internet Messenger
Rhythmbox music player
OpenOffice.org 3.2

Firefox is the only non-text browser installed, and it is the only one in the repository. And without a Flash or Java plugin installed, Firefox is no fun to use. In fact, many of the applications that would make the system usable, are not even in the repository.

Enabling third-party repositories, like RPMFusion and Elrepo are your best bets, if you want to have access to applications not in the default repositories.

Please tell me whether it would cater to my desktop requirements of Multi Media and Web-Browsing.

Yours
V. Narayanan

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
well 15 is using the VERY VERY new Gnome 3

there are not all that many things that work well on it yet
- install KDE 4 desktop and use that
or
uninstall "gnome-shell"
there is a thread on Fedoraforum.org someplace on downgrading gnome to gnome2

give gnome 3 a year or so ( fedora 17 or 18 )
it will become stable


but if you want a stable OS you should NOT be using fedora
fedora is and never has and never will be a "stable " OS


for ROCK solid install RHEL6.1 ( not free) or CEntOS 6 ( free)

or a bit newer
Suse Enterprise Linux Desktop 11 ( SELD 11)
or the free
OpenSUSE 11.4
 
Old 10-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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I dont agree, it all depends on the user.

My server now runs fedora 15 and everything was going great, only thing is sendmail, but that to the side.
My main runs Fedora 12 with win7 got no problems everything works fine, desktop with kde everything, even Openoffice

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but if you want a stable OS you should NOT be using fedora
fedora is and never has and never will be a "stable " OS
 
Old 10-12-2011, 12:53 PM   #7
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If your previous Linux installation got corrupted and your current one is also generating error messages I suspect your computer hardware is to blame. It could be anything from your mobo to your power supply unit but I would start by doing a badblocks scan on your entire hard drive. While in fedora open up a terminal and make note of your hard drive's designation. A "df" command will usually tell you whether it's /dev/sda or sdb or hda or whatever. Then boot off installation dvd boot into a rescue mode shell and run

badblocks -sv /dev/sdx

replace sdx with your hard drive. Wait for the test to complete. it should take an hour or two. If it outputs error messages you know your hard drive is faulty and you should replace it with a new one if you value system stability.
 
  


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