Fri, 17 Mar 2006
Fedora Core 5
On Monday afternoon there is a scheduled release of Fedora Core 5 (the link will be working after the release). I have mirrored it from the upstream site (thanks to Jakub Jelinek), and I have tried to upgrade some of my boxes to FC5.
So far it looks mostly OK, with the following glitches:
- On my primary workstation the dual-head setup caused the system lockup. I have played with X configuration yesterday, and today it works OK. I am not sure which change caused this (I have even tried to recompile the X.org from FC4, so I think I use some drivers from 6.8.2 on the 7.0 X server, I need to investigate this further).
Because of the new
udevI had to move to the newer kernel on my laptop. This means I have hit the kernel/ACPI bug #6111 (either that or the older bug #4150 is back).
- On both my primary workstations at home and at work I was not able to log in - my gnome-session dies somewhere in the initial stage. I have fixed this at work (altough I am not sure what was the cause), so I will try to fix it at home as well.
- MPlayer and Liferea have missing few shared libraries. I think this one will get fixed as soon as the FC5 will be opened and repositories like Extras, Livna, and FreshRPMs manage to catch up. For now, I have simply copied the libraries from the FC4 system.
Apart from that, I think FC5 is a decent system - I like new graphics (and the ClearLooks theme). I have yet to explore the new technologies like Avahi and others. I have tried both i386 and AMD64 systems, and Vlasta even installed FC5/ppc on his iBook.