Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Apr 2006 15:34 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Free-Bees (what's in a name) reviews Fedora Core 5, and concludes: "The installer strikes me as the most polished part of Fedora, filled with pleasing touches. However, while the rest of the system is generally solid, there is some small instability that I never got with Fedora Core 4. There is also some post installation configuration required. While not necessarily a bad thing, how far you have to go just to get something such as Samba working is somewhat disconcerting. let's just say that Fedora Core 5, despite the small collection of problems that spoil the party, is truly an excellent distribution. To the absolute beginner, Fedora Core may not be the best solution, but if you have a little Linux experience, or want to try and learn something new, I can heartily endorse it."
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v Quite Numerous Reviews
by DKR on Sun 16th Apr 2006 16:11 UTC
v Uh...
by Omega Penguin on Sun 16th Apr 2006 16:21 UTC
Just installed Fedora Core 5
by vikramsharma on Sun 16th Apr 2006 17:16 UTC
vikramsharma
Member since:
2005-07-06

I got me a new XFX Nvidia 6800 GS AGP video card, had to upgrade the kernel to Linux 2.6.16-1.2080. Its working fine, though I don't think that I have aiglx working. My query is about 3d accleration on my linux desktop as now I have a pretty decent video card. I haven't been able to install my favorite desktop xfce though. Almost everything works fine though, good effort by the fedora community.

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RE: Just installed Fedora Core 5
by somebody on Sun 16th Apr 2006 19:12 UTC in reply to "Just installed Fedora Core 5"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Its working fine, though I don't think that I have aiglx working.

Nope, you can't. Their next driver should provide the last needed functionality (due in few months). texture_from_pixmap is the only thing drivers lack. After that, both Xgl and aiglx will work like a charm with your card.

Meanwhile you can use xcompmgr just fine (I'm only sorry it screws some metacity properties, so I don't use it). If you do just use these params in your xorg.conf, but as I said it is anoying when you use metacity.

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
Option "RenderAccel" "1"
Option "BackingStore" "1"

I haven't been able to install my favorite desktop xfce though.

Worked for me just fine. Did you change Xsettings to select another DE?

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binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Nope, you can't. Their next driver should provide the last needed functionality (due in few months). texture_from_pixmap is the only thing drivers lack. After that, both Xgl and aiglx will work like a charm with your card.


The important thing to remember is that, at last check, that extension hadn't been finalized yet. That means that it's unknown when they will support it, since it doesn't make sense to implement a non-finalized standard for a extension.

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favorably impressed...
by jtrapp on Sun 16th Apr 2006 18:04 UTC
jtrapp
Member since:
2005-07-06

In general I prefer KDE to Gnome, but FC is far and away my favorite Gnome desktop. I haven't noticed stability issues, but I haven't had it installed that long either.

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RH has the best installer
by ronaldst on Sun 16th Apr 2006 20:10 UTC
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2005-06-29

in Linux land. PERIOD. The only drawback is the removal of LILO.

Ubuntu needs to incorporate this installer.

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RE: RH has the best installer
by macisaac on Sun 16th Apr 2006 22:28 UTC in reply to "RH has the best installer"
macisaac Member since:
2005-08-28

it is pretty good really. pretty much just the right medium between ease of use, but flexibility to customize how you want things set up. I especially like how easy it is to do an nfs install (linux askmethod) so that you don't have to burn (what is it now?) 4-5 isos or whatever. plus it's intelligent enough to not require you to explode the isos, just put them in you nfs exported dir and you're good. less of an issue for ubunutu/debian though since they already have decent network based installs, but still quite good.

kickstart is another nice feature to have, easy to configure, easy to use, very very useful in large networks.

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I jest, I jest ...
by Beryllium on Sun 16th Apr 2006 20:55 UTC
Beryllium
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2005-07-08

I, kinda, had, a hard, time, reading, all, those, commas ... ;)

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RE: I jest, I jest ...
by dylansmrjones on Sun 16th Apr 2006 22:15 UTC in reply to "I jest, I jest ..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

It's not that bad. They are placed logically, and if you think there are many, you should see such a text using danish rules.

Now, that'd give anyone major problems.

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RE: RH has the best installer
by bullsbarry on Sun 16th Apr 2006 23:14 UTC
bullsbarry
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2006-01-27

All you have to do is download the boot iso (conveniently called boot.iso) from your favorite mirror and you can do a network install without issue. I'm relatively certain that the boot.iso is less than 10 megs to download.

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Uh....
by Omega Penguin on Sun 16th Apr 2006 23:49 UTC
Omega Penguin
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2006-02-12

Haven't we seen about 3 Fedora Core 5 reviews aleady?Anaways,I agree that Fedora is beginning to become an excellent distro.However,it's not too good with multimedia and not as intergrated into GNOME as Ubuntu is.

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Fedora butchers KDE
by nighty5 on Mon 17th Apr 2006 00:57 UTC
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Member since:
2005-12-18

I'm a KDE fan, thus Fedora is not the best choice for a KDE desktop.

If you choose KDE as your primary desktop you'll find lots of Gnome applets doing the leg work. More over, KDE has their own applets that will tend to this job, but Fedora refuses to use them.

Even the logon screen is a gnome manager, which is a rip off of Windows XP. The security manager is also another one.

Even as an RHCE I've had to dump Fedora entirely, and now I'm using Kubuntu. Give it a try.

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RE: Fedora butchers KDE
by shotsman on Mon 17th Apr 2006 06:40 UTC in reply to "Fedora butchers KDE"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

As an RHCE/RHCT myself I user Fedora quite a bit but due to its role of a testbed for RHEL then it does fall down in some areas.
Do you really think that RHEL users care all that much what the login box looks like?
Do they really care about the colour of the background?
No and No.

On the other hand if the people in charge of Fedora are trying to make it a Desktop for all then they are going in the wrong direction. I have Ubuntu running on my Laptop which dual boots with XP (which is being used less and less every day).
All my servers run RHEL or Fedora( apart from on W2K3 server that runs SQL Server).

my 500 Ariary worth

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Just not good enough
by mnem0 on Mon 17th Apr 2006 10:18 UTC
mnem0
Member since:
2006-03-23

All in all, I expected an a lot better product from RH. I'm not gonna use this; I'd much rather try Ubuntu or SUSE.

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RE: Just not good enough
by Rahul on Mon 17th Apr 2006 11:31 UTC in reply to "Just not good enough"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Its not a product from Red Hat. Its a community project that you can get involved and participate and help out to improve it.

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for those installing Fedora core release 5
by anyweb on Mon 17th Apr 2006 17:00 UTC
anyweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

try the following to easily get multimedia working (xine, gmplayer, mp3s via xmms and more)

http://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2209&view=getn...

cheers
anyweb

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vikramsharma Member since:
2005-07-06

thanks for the link, one can also try http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html . I found this link pretty helpful too since I have an XFX Nvidia 6800 GS and had to install the drivers.

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