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Old 02-10-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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fedora core 2 or 3?


i am looking for a distro that is quite stable and that which will have a working X server. I have been recently frustrated with many distros (NetBSD, FreeBSD, Debian) trying to get X to work on my Samsung laptop. Startx never works. Everything else works, X just won;t start.

Which one should i use? core 2 or 3? Which is more stable and reliable?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
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If X didn't work on BSD, it's not going to magically work on Fedora either. X(Free86|org) is the same, regardless of the underlying OS. I have been using X for a *long* time and I have yet to meet a machine that I couldn't get it to at least start in vga16 mode. Are you sure you did it right?

To answer your direct question though, I haven't found any of the Fedora's anything to sing a praise about ...

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Old 02-10-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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Every release of Fedora has gotten worse as far as the graphics are concerned. I have been using red hat since version 7 and some mandrake all along, but with every release I have had to work harder to get the same results as before.

I have been impressed with the Suse installation. It has provided better graphics then the proprietary graphics drivers right out of the box and can even provide 3d capabilities (ati card).
 
Old 02-10-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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wow. i thought Fedora core 2 wasn't that bad, but i suppose everyone's experience is different with different hardware
 
Old 02-10-2005, 06:02 PM   #5
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I have been impressed with the Suse installation. It has provided better graphics then the proprietary graphics drivers right out of the box and can even provide 3d capabilities (ati card).
If that's the case, it's using the (proprietary) ATI driver and a better config file than your previous attempts. The stock X driver is not faster than ATIs code. If it were, there would be no need for the ATI driver
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #6
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All right, installed fedora core 2 on my laptop and desktop and just as i suspected, it got X working on both...I am sticking to it from now on. Must have been some buggy X driver on Debian and FreeBSD that resulted in X not working before.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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PEBKAC bug most likely. Check the X version on fedora and compare with the others you were using

Glad you got something working though
 
Old 02-13-2005, 02:59 AM   #8
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With all updates installed, both Fedora Core 2 and 3 can be recommended equally. According to the preliminary plan, Fedora Core 2 will be transferred to Fedora Legacy on March 21, 2005. So, for a new installation, I would prefer FC3.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 07:14 AM   #9
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misc, i'd like to know whether the bugs in X mentioned about fedora core 3 have been fixed by the updates. I know this is a really general question, but would be grateful for an answer if possible.
 
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misc, i'd like to know whether the bugs in X mentioned about fedora core 3 have been fixed by the updates. I know this is a really general question, but would be grateful for an answer if possible.
Which bugs? I don't see any reference to specific bugs. Which bug numbers in http://bugzilla.redhat.com would that be?

It would not be a big problem to investigate with regard to bug reports which seem to be overlooked for unknown reasons. But bugzilla ticket numbers are needed. Without any details at all, it's impossible to find out anything.
 
  


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