Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Nov 2003 05:19 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 1 has been out now for a few days now and many faithful Linux fans have already installed it. Red Hat's Linux is still one of my favorite distributions because of one main reason: compatibility with Linux software. Red Hat is a market leader and following the market leader assures the least trouble for most users. But is this the case with Fedora Core?
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flash, updating, rhythmbox
by contrasutra on Wed 12th Nov 2003 20:27 UTC

Flash is not their fault.

The plugin seems to not work with a browswer that has been compiled with a newer (GCC3.3) compiler.

I had this problem when I recompiled Mozilla w/ GCC-3.3.2 and Flash suddenly stopped working, even though none of the plugin files had changed.

I haven't had this problem w/ JAVA though, it's been trucking along.

On updating, Can't you use Up2Date w/ the free YUM repository for apps like GAIM? Doesnt YUM automatically resolve dependancies?

Rhythmbox: pre-0.6.0 is extremely buggy. Try using 0.6.0, it seems a lot more stable.

Also, build it with the XINE backend,not gstreamer (use --with-xine). Gstreamer itself is really messy, and XINE hasnt given me any problems.