Fedora Core 6 Comments (Part 1)
I have now installed Fedora Core 6 Zod on about a dozen machines :D David Lin has also begun to adopt Fedora Core 6, and I am sure he will have some information to pass on later.
So far it has gone extremely well, and below are a few notes to make other Fedora users who are interested in upgrading to Fedora 6. I also have a few ramblings about bugs and other areas for improvement (Listed in no particular order).
~ Extras for Fedora Core 6 is already up @ http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...inux/extras/6/
Other FC6 repos up:
~ yum support from Anaconda (nice!)
~ When minimizing windows, the window turns to black and then it minimizes (very annoying to the eye). This is not a problem when desktop-effects are enabled.
~ Ships with GAIM 2 (nice)
~ The desktop-effects (now installed by default) are incredibly easy to enable (System > Preferences > Desktop Effects). Worked without a hitch on an ATI Radeon 9200, 9250, X300, X300 Mobility, and X800 so far.
~ Improvements to notification framework (e.g. notifies of time to safely remove hardware).
~ When shutting down the computer, the text seems obscenely huge.
~ ATI fglrx users see: http://www.phoronix.com/redblog/?p=blog&i=NTYwMA
~ If you too get Fedora 6 before Tuesday, you will need to enable Rawhide as the main yum repository currently isn't setup (OR just wait to use yum for a few days)
~ Anaconda still requires AHCI mode and passing all-generic-ide on Q965 + ICH8 systems.
~ New default font takes some getting used to.
~ Performance improvements throughout the desktop!
~ Setting time zones should move from the Anaconda installer to firstboot, like the SELinux options that moved to firstboot in FC5. Moving the time zones to firstboot would be easier for OEMs and retail PCs using Fedora.
~ Firefox is slow in Fedora due to all of the customizations and add-ons by developers.
~ ACPI cpufreq problem with default kernel (still investigating)
~ Using Firefox 1.5; hopefully 2.0 official update will be made available.
~ Default background is actually nice (versions available for dual screens and other aspect ratios)
More to come soon...
~ Similar to the ATI drivers, the NVIDIA 1.0-9626 drivers need to be modified from including linux/config.h to linux/autoconf.h