Originally Posted by JohnVV
STOP RIGHT THERE and DO NOTHING until you install fedora 14 !!!!!!
fedora 12 is end of life in LESS than 2 weeks
then fedora 12 is DEAD and UNSUPPORTED
This is splitting hairs, but "end of life" and "DEAD" are different...
That said, you would be better off with the up-to-date version (14), as JohnVV says.
As well as MJM's excellent guide, try clicking "Fedora Set-Up Guides" at the top of this page for lots of helpful links and "how to"s relating to video drivers, audio and video codecs and the like. One of the links is for Dangermouse's Autoten script, which makes setting up almost all of those things painless.
Hope you enjoy using Fedora!