Well this is somewhat of a sad day for me.
I've been a fan of Fedora for a few years (ever since Core 2). And Fedora has never let me down. I've installed it on countless systems, and it has never burped or hiccuped.
So, I bought myself a nice, new, Dual Opteron box.
Then I thought I'd try Fedora Core 4.
Having been not too impressed with FC4 Tests, I can say that nothing has changed.
My box runs the following hardware:
Dual Opteron 244 Processors (Rev CG, DDR400 support)
512mb Dual Channel RAM (DDR400, ECC Registered)
120GB SATA Baracuda/NCQ Seagate
Silicon Image SIL3114 SATA Chipset
Tyan S2875 Motherboard
eVGA Nvidia 6800 128mb AGP8X Video Card
First off. What a dumb bug. I have to feed Fedora garbage before bootup, otherwise it drops its load and panics. Okay....
*Fedora boots into installer*
Wow. 128mb of 6800 Goodness and I see Fedora really knows how to kick that badboy into overdrive. A whopping whitescreen. WOW. Dear jeebus, that must have taken some serious GPU power to display.
I see I'm not the only one. And the solution? Oh, yah, simple. Install in textmode. Edit your grub lines, stick X into FBDev mode, and enjoy.
I realize perfectly fine that I can make this work. But I'm feeling lazy today. And AFAIK this has NEVER happened before FC4. I shouldn't have to type garbage to make it boot. I shouldn't have to run my card in FBDev mode, let alone skip that wonderful looking GUI Installer.
So my question is this. When are all these stupid bugs going to be fixed so FC4 is usable? Seems to be like the FC team took a step back on the evolutionary ladder of a real OS here. Or has FC4 already plunged into the depths of hell and I should just wait for FC5 or FC6?
I'm going back to FC3. Because it works
FC4 is crap and I'm sorry. But this sucks. I hoped FC wouldn't dissapoint me but it has.