Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 19:44 UTC, submitted by Ki Mun
Fedora Core Lunapark reviews Fedora Core 5, and concludes: "I would only recommend FC5 to people who do not own Nvidia video cards or do not mind tweaking a lot default settings to get things working. Otherwise stay with what you are using and wait for SUSE 10.1 or Ubuntu's Dapper. But if you do stick with FC 5 and get past the quirks, it is quite impressive and I am already eagerly awaiting FC 6."
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still surprised
by Flatline on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:05 UTC
Flatline
Member since:
2006-03-06

I'm still surprised that they released FC5 without fixing the proprietary module bug. That seems like such a showstopper that you would think they would delay release until they fixed it.

I may (after they've got a fixed kernel) download FC5 and give it a shot...I haven't used Fedora since (I think) FC3, so it should be interesting to see what they've done with it since.

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RE: still surprised
by Slapo on Tue 21st Mar 2006 20:15 in reply to "still surprised"
Slapo Member since:
2005-07-06

I think there is a fixed version of the kernel already, I don't know if it's in the update repos yet (I'm not a Fedora Core user).

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RE: still surprised
by MightyPenguin on Tue 21st Mar 2006 23:31 in reply to "still surprised"
MightyPenguin Member since:
2005-11-18

I've been playing with FC5 Test 3 for a couple weeks and I have an NForce4 Pro SLI chipset with a 6800GS video card. Most things worked great, but I did have to patch the nvidia driver to get it to work. What was weird though was that I had to patch it to even work with my custom/stock 2.6.15.5 kernel.

Anyway, it's happy now ;) But I would say it was more difficult a process then it should have been.

Now if only the Creative X-Fi was supported, oh well.

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RE: still surprised
by pzad on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 07:53 in reply to "still surprised"
pzad Member since:
2005-12-23

I don't think, that something that is not suported by them at all (binary only drivers), should stop release.

There will be simple solution to problem - kernel upgrade. 3D on NVIDIA (and latest ATI) never worked out of box.

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