Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jun 2009 09:34 UTC
Fedora Core Today, Fedora 11 will be unleashed upon the web. The release has been postponed for a few days, but this time it's for real. It comes packed with lots of changes, such as improved boot time, Nouveau as the default NVIDIA driver, and of course the latest and greatest version of various open source packages.
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RE[2]: Great new page
by fretinator on Tue 9th Jun 2009 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Great new page"
fretinator
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2005-07-06

I have an Asus 1000HE. Here's my results:

Fedora 10, 11 - Good battery life (7 hours, close to the 8 hours under XP), but Ath9k driver keeps dying after suspend - sometimes rmmod/modprobe would help, other times nothing short of a reboot would work.

Eeebuntu 3.0 - Wireless is flawless, immediately reconnects after suspend and resume. Poor battery life (5-6 hours).

I went with the shorter battery life and better wireless support.

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RE[3]: Great new page
by SlackerJack on Tue 9th Jun 2009 20:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Great new page"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

If your wireless is a proprietary one then they won't ship it. Fedora is a pure freesoftware distro.

You can use the rpmfusion repositories for stuff like that, nvidia driver, mp3 support. I use Fedora 11 on my other drive, very good KDE version with 4.2.

I'd recommend this to any KDE4 fans!

Edited 2009-06-09 20:09 UTC

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RE[3]: Great new page
by bornagainenguin on Tue 9th Jun 2009 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Great new page"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

fretinator replied...

I have an Asus 1000HE. Here's my results:

Fedora 10, 11 - Good battery life (7 hours, close to the 8 hours under XP), but Ath9k driver keeps dying after suspend - sometimes rmmod/modprobe would help, other times nothing short of a reboot would work.


Is that Fedora 11 the final release or was that under a beta or alpha release of Fedora? The poster I replied to said something about there being regressions between the alpha \ betas and the final release in the intel driver, which is in part why I'm looking at alternatives to Ubuntu for the time being. I know Fedora has in the past behaved better on hardware Ubuntu had issues with, so I was hoping that pattern would hold true for me here, but kragil says not so. You say everything is good except occasional network issues after suspend. Hmmm...

Before I forget, are you using packages from fedora-eee.com? (Do they even have Fedora 11 packages out yet? Their website made it look like this wasn't the case yet.)

fretinator replied...
I went with the shorter battery life and better wireless support.


Oh I don't blame you there! I'd have made the same choice! Only now I'm dithering between better video support for things like flash and for video playing...

Thanks for the reply!

--bornagainpenguin

Edited 2009-06-09 20:18 UTC

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RE[4]: Great new page
by fretinator on Tue 9th Jun 2009 20:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Great new page"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Is that Fedora 11 the final release or was that under a beta or alpha release of Fedora?

No, I was using a beta of 11. Actually, I had to install 10 and then do an online upgrade, because the beta 11 installer kept dorking the partitions and grub - so maybe it was 10 1/2!

Before I forget, are you using packages from fedora-eee.com? (Do they even have Fedora 11 packages out yet? Their website made it look like this wasn't the case yet.)

No EEE specific packages.

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