Well, I recently installed FC4 and was impressed... bootup times were much faster and things ran smoother. Just that I face some nagging issues :
1] yum : I need to go through a HTTP proxy requiring authentication. The obvious way is to put the environment variable $http_proxy=http://user
ort/. I prefer not to store my pass in plain-text.. and as an environment variable.. is there a workaround?
2] I play music using xmms ; got the xmms-mp3 plugin from the freshrpms repo. I have noticed that sound is not quite as good as in windoze, and is noticeable at higher volumes. I also know this is not necessarily true for linux as when i had suse 9.1, the sound clarity was amazing, clearly better than windoze. If I recompile xmms from source, will it change anything? Or are there any steps to tweak the sound config? That aside, Gaim sounds are _really_ distorted.
3] I simply cant get to playback midi files .. any help welcome.
I heard about the jack audio drivers... could anyone enlighten me as to are they better then alsa and why?