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Fedora 9: Leading edge or bleeding edge?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.204.211.10] on May 21, 2008 01:59 PM
I installed it on two laptops. The first one a Sharp PC-AL27 I had to do in text mode because the installation would hang. After a text install I set X to Vesa and it works but slow to launch X. The touchpad does not work since Fedora 6. Commenting out a discovery line in the driver fixes it and recompiling the kernel. Ralink wireless worked.
Second laptop is a Dell 830 and the intel wireless would not work until I set the use network manager true. But the editor for network manager crashes if the wireless security is none. The developers say this was fixed but Fedora has not rolled out an upgrade.
I have used RedHat since 5.2 and continued through Fedoro Core 1. I like some of the improvements but I have to agree it takes the next release until some of the changes get really polished.

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