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    Default FC6 is freakin' awesome.

    I just thought I would contribute thoughts about the latest Fedora Core release....It rocks! I've never been big on Gnome, but I find that I really like it better than KDE now. Unfortunately, new ATI cards don't work well in the distro, and AIGLX doesn't work at all. I've decided to get an Nvidia card because I love the effects so much! Everything seems to work well in FC6, and I'm finally comfortable with YUM. It's every bit as powerful as APT, but I like the search function much better. Kudos to the FC team for a home run!

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    It installed without a hitch on my 8800GTX-equipped system. So far, that's leaps and bounds better than anything else.

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    Just curious, but did you go straight to FC6 or did you try any other distros on the 8800?

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    When you say "installed without a hitch", do you mean it installed the nv driver that works with the 8800 cards. I'd be surprised if you meant nvidia's proprietary driver.

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    Interesting. My experience is quiet contrary. In fact, Fedora Core 6 feels like a Beta version to me. I haven't installed a Linux distribution since long that had so many problems. The only thing I really liked was the simple implementation of desktop effects and I wish more distributions would go this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janusz11 View Post
    Interesting. My experience is quiet contrary. In fact, Fedora Core 6 feels like a Beta version to me. I haven't installed a Linux distribution since long that had so many problems. The only thing I really liked was the simple implementation of desktop effects and I wish more distributions would go this way.
    What problems did you have?

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    Also, what kind of hardware are you using?

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    Well, I've installed FC6 for at least four times and every time the outcome was somewhat different.

    For example, when I tried FC6 the first time, desktop effects were working "out of the box". For the last three times they weren't. For Fedora's defense I might add that I meanwhile switched from an ATi to a nVidia card, so when I installed it the last time it could well be because I changed the graphics card.

    Fedora picking up the wrong kernel at install is a well known bug. By accident I read in a forum that typing in 'linux i686' after booting the install DVD should help. Haven't tried it anymore, though.

    Also, I managed for two times to nearly destroy the system when I removed some software Fedora Core 6 installs that I don't need. For some reason the software manager removed a whole bunch of packages after dependencies checking that were important to the system nonetheless. Yeah, dependencies checking can be hell- that's why I don't like it.

    Maybe I didn't give FC6 enough time. But I can't help myself, somehow it felt rough and kind of unfinished to me. My experience is that there are other distributions that work much smoother "out of the box".

    However I really like the look of Fedora Core 6- that's why I tried it. And as I've already stated, I'm impressed by the desktop effects- when they are working. If they are working, they are working great!

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    Are you building ivtv from source or from ATRPMS? Try ATRPMS if the source didn't work. Make sure the firmware is installed as well. The wilsonet Mythtvology might be good as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Are you building ivtv from source or from ATRPMS? Try ATRPMS if the source didn't work. Make sure the firmware is installed as well. The wilsonet Mythtvology might be good as well.
    I at first tried building from source but then switched to using the wilsonet guide. I'm not interested in recording so mythtv is overkill I just want to watch tv like I used to in fc4.

    I've never had so much trouble getting things to work in Linux since switching to fc6. At first it was the kernel mismatch problem then AIGLX wouldn't work with fglrx drivers and now I can't use tvtime because its not compatible with ivtv drivers. Luckily my fc4 box still does everything I want but without support.

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