View Full Version : running FC5t2?
17th January 2006, 04:00 AM
anyone got anything to say about FC5 test 2 yet? I know it just came out today but Im sure SOMEONE must be trying ot out. I am 25% thru the DVD ISO download and I will be trying it out on a VM
i want to play with the new Xorg and see if drop shadows and all the fancy stuff truly works well enough to use it for everyday use.. Im almost certain it will still NOT work with xinerama and I dont expect it to any time soon...
17th January 2006, 04:52 AM
Maybe they are like me, too busy playing with the new toy and checking out features to make any posts. :)
I haven't found anything bad yet, other than the usual k3b-mp3 thingy.
It seems that firefox really zips right along.
And squashfs is included!
17th January 2006, 05:05 AM
just got finished installing it, using it now. so far so good, then again ive only had it on here for a few minutes :)
17th January 2006, 05:07 AM
(moved to FC5-Dev) - Let's get if good and fixed people so I don't have problems when I finally get around to it!
17th January 2006, 05:11 AM
10 more minutes on the download, first thing imna try and break is the Xorg settings
ill post my findings
17th January 2006, 07:46 AM
OK finally installed on a VM
added proper lines to xorg.conf
hunted down and found xcompmgr (why is this SOOOO hard to find???)
the dropshadows are working and i do not notice any slowdown or performance issues... i have not messed with transset yet but i like the shadows more than i care about transparent windows
one a side note.. i did a mass ball of updates and so far the only thing i am seeing is nautilus crashes at every logout, and every login gnome-volume-management crashes twice
next stop.. bug reports!
17th January 2006, 04:06 PM
yeah, definitely alot of updates, there was a dependecy conflict though when i tried to download them all at once.
17th January 2006, 09:31 PM
I did another install, this time an yum upgrade of FC4. One thing I noticed on both machines is an unmounted usb stick doesn't pop up on the desktop where it used to in FC4. I was able to make a folder and mount the usb.
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/test
18th January 2006, 12:16 AM
My .02 for whatever it worth....I'm disappointed at this stage.
On the good side:
On the bad side:
PUP/Yum whatever has a LONG way to go.
Won't install onto a bios sata raid array ( Suse does it)
Anybody see anything resembling a menu editor? Menus are awful.
Nautilus, gnome-terminal, gnome volume manager all crash
New wallpaper - you can make up your own mind on that
Too much of the same old tired stuff
Ok, so I prefer Gnome to KDE, but KDE is much more usable in this test release. And no sound (same old, same old)...btw, all the sound drivers I know of had dependency issues and wouldn't install. Finally, I had to force xterm into FC5T2 so I could have a terminal.
Strike me dead if my post doesn't have enough technical merit, but that's my view.
If any of the development team cares, take a good look at urpmi (that's your target in my opinion) - that and a real config suite like drakconf would do wonders for Fedora.
19th January 2006, 11:15 AM
Have you submitted any bug reports about the things that hold you up? Any bugs, flakiness or enhancements have to be reported . . . user forums are the place to discuss, but devs can't be expected to hunt down every forum with a Fedora post to find bug reports.
What kind of sound card are you using? I've never had a sound issue through many different types of machine. I'm having some wireless network issues, but they're looking resolved now.
Pup/Yum does have some way to go, but the servers have been incredibly slow due to the release. Are there specific features that you demand/need. If so, please report them. The more eyes we have, the more bugs we can see. But we still have to report them.
19th January 2006, 11:41 AM
First I tried to update FC4. That did not work so good.
The menu system changed for some things, and did not for others.
Also seemed to mess up the config file versions.
I re-installed, telling it to just install. (Not Update)
Now all is well. The Gnome Volume manager is the only thing I see messing up.
It is detecting when I put a CD in now too.
Lots of bells and whistles. Will have to wait till I have used it a while, before deciding if there is a speed loss.
19th January 2006, 05:51 PM
Installed FC5t2 and for the most part it looks really good. I haven't had time to add any multi-media items. I was hoping the new gstreamer (.10) and it's plugins would take care of the usual movie viewing, tune playing, kind of things. Too early to tell. Obviously Mplayer or VLC is a choice.
I did notice the CD burning functions did not work. In addition I was not able to determine if DMA is set appropriately. I also notice an unusual beep when the system shuts down almost like an error has occurred. Happens too fast for me to see what flashes across the screen.
I'm not sure if I am on the same page as the package updater. It seems Ok but I am drawn back to Yum extender. I did notice during install I was not presented with a package selection choice.
My system has a blue tooth usb fob (compusa brand) and at first glance it does not appear to be functioning. Wireless connectivity is a big issue for Linux in general and the distro who puts this together will win big. I have not tried an install on my dell D610 laptop to see if there are issues.
It would also be nice if yum (?) would load when a rpm file is right clicked in nautilus. The current default is not very useful to me.
Other than the above, the things I use worked well (Firefox, Open Office, Gimp, Inkscape, Email, etc) ...
19th January 2006, 11:23 PM
I tried to update FC4 to FC5t2. Not sure why but it didn't work. Maybe cause I just had KDE installed. Ended up formatting the partition and did a fresh install with the test2 DVD.
Seems to be working fine :)
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