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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Fedora is good but with 2 personal gripes
by Anonymous on Thu 13th Nov 2003 07:35 UTC

I downloaded and installed FC1 immediately upon release. Previously I used Redhat 9, but I opted for a clean installation rather than an upgrade just to make sure it worked from the start. Like many have reported, I also had the hanging X after installation was completed and had to reset the PC and then it magically worked (must be frightening to newbies who expect stuff to 'just work'(tm)). So far the experience has been good. It is certainly nothing earth-shattering, but the updared packages makes for a very snappy system compared to RH9 and the improve Bluecurve is pleasant to look at. I do, however, have 2 problems:

1. For some odd reason smbclient is not verbose as it has been in all other GNU/Linux distributions I have used. It does not report average throughput on file transfers and does not echo settings when you change them (ie: >prompt does not return "prompting is now turned on/off"). I find this very annoying and have not been able to alter it to behave like previous versions. If anyone knows how to do so I would be very glad for the solution.

2. I have had no success installing Mplayer using YUM and the Livna repository. I see very little mention of this (apart from that someone in this thread also mentioned it) and the suggestion to use "up2date -i mplayer" doesn't seem to work either.