Fedora 12 Constantine - Mixed feelings

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Fedora time ...

    I've written a very long and extensive review of Fedora 12 Constantine, with Gnome desktop, including live CD experience, installation, and post-install usage, covering a wide array of topics like Wireless, Bluetooth, applications, looks & fonts, usability, extra repositories (autoten, easyLife, RPMforge, RPM fusion), multimedia playback (Windows video, MP3, Flash), Compiz Fusion, package management (PackageKit, Presto), stability, kernel and application crashes, performance, laptop modes (suspend & hibernate), security (firewall, SELinux, sandbox-X, permissions), Samba sharing, proxy support, problems, and more.

    You should find this rather interesting.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/fedora-12.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

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    One correction. You said in your review:

    The Sandbox-X utility is SELinux. They are one and the same. Sandbox-X is merely a way to use SELinux to lock down userspace apps easily. Read more about it from the guy who invented it here. And you get AVC denials when trying to run Sandbox-X, you might want to file a bug.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Sandbox-X is a utility that uses Xephyr + SELinux. However, the enforced mode prevents it from being used as intended, which is a bit contraditory to its own existence.
    Mrk
     
  4. Trespasser

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    I gave up trying to use Fedora a while back when they started requiring ATI users to use --nomodeset in the bootup string before you could even reach Desktop. No such problem with other distros...so bye bye Fedora. Didn't like their package manager anyway (same for Suse, as well). But it is a grand old distro.

    Later...
     
  5. Longboard

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    Thankyou Mrk

    Fedora: why ?

    FWIW, lol, F12 'default install' is the release I've had the least trouble with: my requirements different to yours.
    Still dont feel quite 'stable' : but :shifty: noone likely to care much ?? :D , and, I cant run those metrics easily.
    Not nearly as brittle as earlier releases for me.
    Another site I quite like along with Dangermouse:
    http://www.mjmwired.net/
    http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/

    I hope your dialogue with Fedora is fruitful.
     
  6. Eice

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    What card do you have? Mine's a Mobility Radeon HD 3450. I haven't tried installing it to hard drive yet, but the Fedora 12 KDE live environment booted flawlessly via USB for me without any tweaking.
     
  7. Trespasser

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    Hey, Eice
    On my Sony laptop S360 I have a Mobility Radeon 9700. On my Desktop (self built) I have an X1650 with 512 mbs of ram. I also have a spare ATI 9600 with 128 mbs of ram. Same --nomodeset required for all of them. Of course it's been a while since I've tried Fedora. Version 11 was the last time I tried it, if I recall correctly. Also, I always install the Gnome version (can't really stand KDE...;) ).

    Might give it a go with my T4200 Lenovo and see how it goes.

    Later
     
  8. Eice

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    I can't either, to be honest. I just wanted to find out why everyone seems to be raving about how cool KDE 4 is. :D
     
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