02/20/11 09:39 - ID#53663
Fedora 14 First Impressions
In terms of hardware, everything just works. But I expected that.
The default install creates a persistent home partition in a LVM partition scheme (that includes /boot). The installer did not recognise the Ubuntu partition. I had the option to edit the grub config that anaconda came up with but I decided not to. I reckoned I could always fart around with it later.
Ubuntu uses grub2 and Fedora still uses grub so adding Ubuntu to Fedora's boot menu wasn't as obvious as it could have been. I actually had to read some grub2 documentation. Egads!
The Fedora 14 splash and wallpaper image sucks. I think I vaguely remember (e:paul) complaining about it at some point. It's not a big deal because it is easy to change.
So far, so good. I'm planning installing planet ccrma which is the Fedora equivalent of Ubuntu Studio when time and tide let me.
I already like it better than Ubuntu 10.10
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 02/20/11 09:39
Category: polish songs
02/19/11 06:46 - ID#53652
"Ouaf, Ouaf" ("Woof, Woof")
I thought about translating this from French but I don't want to piss off the the Quebecois. I know, I'm weird like that. Any old way, I like this song but I suspect that understanding French might be helpful..
Location: Buffalo, NY
Last Modified: 02/19/11 07:05
I hate gnome-screensaver. I hate the lack of configurability. I don't want to write a patch just to change the parameters of how a screensaver operates.
Oh, and by the way, gnome screensaver was crashing X today. But that may be my fault in part. I installed a couple of new screensavers today without updating Fedora since installing. Right now, it is installing 348 and counting updates. I'm sure it will be shiny and new on the other side. And yes, my system has reported the problem (something about "microcode") to Fedora.
BTW, I hate the gnome package manager. It is not user friendly. I can't tell if I am installing or removing software. But that could just be me. I'm used to Synaptic. Yum in the cli is ok. To me, it is just another apt-get. I first used yum in Yellow Dog Linux on the iBook a long time ago.
Maybe I'll install E17 by hook (easy_e17) or crook (compile from source). Who knows the cool kids of
Fedora might even have binary blobs.
The thing that concerns me is that Fedora 15 seems like it is going to go with gnome shell 3. I am not a big fan of that yet. Maybe it will get better by release time but each time I try it, it sucks.
I hope the experience is good for you. It has really been great for me. The one thing that is slightly difficult for new users would be getting proprietary binary drivers like the nvidia driver up and running. I mean, its by no means hard but they do not make it as easy as it is with ubuntu and I am sure they do that on purpose as Fedora is all about everything being free and open.