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Fedora 9: Leading edge or bleeding edge?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.241.167.233] on May 19, 2008 08:56 PM
As a user of Fedora Core since its inception, up to Fedora 8, I waited for the latest release with good expectations. However, I have to say I am very disappointed with Fedora 9. The graphical install did not work on my brand new machine and my 3-year old Philips TFT monitor. For some stupid reason, the anaconda installer insisted in using a 16:9 (wide) display format on my 4:3 monitor, which it refused to display, leaving me with a black screen. My Sony 4:3 TFT monitor managed to present me with a squashed image, which was barely usable. The real show stopper was, however, the lack of an accelerated 3D video driver (NVIDIA). In my opinion, this current lack of NDIVIA support for the still incomplete X server shipped with Fedora 9 SHOULD have been mentioned in the release notes. It would have saved me time (and a 4GiB download).

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