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I recently decided to install Fedora Core 4, and I've been having a couple problems installing some programs with limited results getting the issues resolved.
One of the problems seems to be that some of the programs I want to install and run depend on libc++.so.5, which doesn't seem to be installed with Fedora 4 (it seems to install libc++ 6). I was able to copy libc++.so.5.0.3 from a Fedora 3 box and get some things running, but I still had trouble installing some RPMs that told me libc++.so.5 wasn't installed on my system.
I also noticed that the driver for my ATI card couldn't compile in Fedora 4.. I'm not sure if the libc++ issue is related. I have an ATI Radeon 9600XT video card, and I did notice that there is a Radeon 9600 guide. I started reading through it and got to the point of compiling the kernel after setting the appropriate options, but the kernel wouldn't make, even with a fresh tarball I downloaded from kernel.org. I've done kernel builds a lot before, so I wasn't sure what the problem was there.
Also, I'm used to being able to run programs from a shell prompt within X and having their GUI appear. Another problem I've had with Fedora 4 is that applications with a GUI will say "Cannot open display" when run from a shell prompt. With Fedora 3 and other distros, this didn't happen for me.. I'm not sure what to do.