Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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Upgrade takes 3x longer
by Kian on Thu 10th Oct 2002 01:10 UTC

I tried upgrading from RH7.2 and it took over 1.5 hours on Pentium III. Also some icons got mangled and it messes up the bootloader. Next time I'll do a fresh install always.

Also I learned to customise disk partitioning as the default formats my entire 40G disk which wipes out my Mandrake 8.2 (which was a charm). Choosing what size for root and other /dev may not be easy for a newbie.

Has anyone figured how to turn on the sound on login?
It detected my Ensoniq and plays on "test sound" but Im basically soundless on startup. (Ive enabled sound server with the Control Center).

Greatly appreciate any tips.

BTW good article.
Kian