PDA

View Full Version : Fedora 8 Test 3 review



partha
12th October 2007, 03:31 AM
Hi All,

Here is my review of Fedora 8 Test 3. All in all, probably a good release.

Read the review here. (http://www.partha.com)

Drop me a line here or there if you have any questions.

Happy reading.

Thanks,

Partha
www.partha.com

Seve
12th October 2007, 03:34 AM
Hello Partha:

As always, good stuff :)

Thanks

Seve

bmvbab
12th October 2007, 08:53 AM
I tried running FC8t3live cd on virtual box and it took a whole lot of time to boot. I had given 512 mb to it. Any one noticed something similar? I did not give it a HDD. Just a CD as ISO and booted off it.

my machine is a p4 3gz, 2gb ram.

leigh123linux
12th October 2007, 09:22 AM
Hi All,

Here is my review of Fedora 8 Test 3. All in all, probably a good release.

Read the review here. (http://www.partha.com)

Drop me a line here or there if you have any questions.

Happy reading.

Thanks,

Partha
www.partha.com

Just a tip , I note that you had difficulty with building fglrx !! , why build it when it's available from livna development ? ( as is ndiswrapper , madwifi , ntfs & nvidia )

http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/development/x86_64/


http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/development/x86_64/kmod-fglrx-2.6.23-5.fc8-8.40.4-8.lvn8.x86_64.rpm

http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/development/x86_64/xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-8.40.4-3.lvn8.x86_64.rpm

http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/development/x86_64/xorg-x11-drv-fglrx-libs-32bit-8.40.4-3.lvn8.x86_64.rpm

Crito
13th October 2007, 08:42 PM
Nice review and wireless info. Searching the ndiswrapper wiki by pciid seems useless if you're running the 64-bit version of Fedora though. Despite having the most common Broadcom on the list, pciid 14e4:4320, I can't locate a 64-bit driver. Also disappointing the native driver in F8 doesn't work with a chip it appears virtually everyone with an HP/Compaq uses. :|

partha
14th October 2007, 09:53 PM
Nice review and wireless info. Searching the ndiswrapper wiki by pciid seems useless if you're running the 64-bit version of Fedora though. Despite having the most common Broadcom on the list, pciid 14e4:4320, I can't locate a 64-bit driver. Also disappointing the native driver in F8 doesn't work with a chip it appears virtually everyone with an HP/Compaq uses. :|

Thanks. Let me know if I can help with the wireless in anyway.

Partha
www.partha.com

Crito
15th October 2007, 12:38 AM
I feel bad for Red Hat in a way. I'm still running FC5 on my Atheros chipset laptop and it's sitting right next to my RaLink wifi F8 desktop and in all honesty I think the network manager applet in gnome not only hasn't improved, it's actually gotten worse in the last year and a half. Compared to other distros like Mandriva One, which includes MadWiFi and enables WPA out-of-the-box, it's really somewhat embarrassing.
http://4crito.com/screenshots/mandyone2008.png

ghostdawg
25th October 2007, 10:40 AM
My tower was using the direct connection at the time. So, when I switched from cable internet to DSL, I didn't get any Atheros wireless drivers so now I need to get them on a thumb drive. I'm using a D-Link DWL-510 wireless nic in my Fedora 7 PC tower system.

Anybody know how I can get this working? I tried Fedora 8 livecd and it didn't pick up the wireless nic either.

Thnx.

tkoco
3rd November 2007, 01:26 PM
I read the review. Thank you for taking your time to explore the new release and let the rest of us know via the review.

missleda
6th November 2007, 11:15 AM
thanks for the info...