This sort of stuff is the reason I'm willing to wait a bit more. I expect the update will have reached the normal update repo in 1.5 week?[GNOME] Public Service Announcement for Fedora users upgrading using fedup
Posted by Richard Schwarting at 05:05
Labels: #GNOME, fedora, fedora 20, fedup, update
Consider updating fedup to 0.8.0 from updates-testing
# yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fedup
Or else you may end up with a broken System Upgrade.
Also, you identify the wireless as "my wireless", which says that you own it, and therefore have control of it. If that is the case, that you do have physical access to it, why not just plug in a wire?
Also, you may find a simple, yet interesting solution to this problem if you have a halfway decent smartphone: Connect your smartphone to your wifi (or use mobile data if you have an unlimited plan), and tether your computer via BLUETOOTH or USB to the phone. I realize that this won't happen if your phone is incapable of this, but if it does, you have easy access to the proprietary driver.
The 0.8 builds are currently queued for stable for both F18 and F19, they should be pushed today and work their way out to the mirrors over today and tomorrow, I think.
While my own personal involvement with Fedora has decreased since I moved my main machine over to Arch last February, I have already upgraded my brothers machine to Fedora 20 and so far he and I are quite pleased with it.
Anaconda has improved by leaps and bounds, with only the software selection screen still being something of a disappointment, with it being limited to the selection of only one desktop environment and still without the ability to individually select packages, as far as I could tell. Still, it was at least error free, and the partition manager worked very well, something I had been avoiding before out of concerns about how it looked. For the first time in my life upon installing Fedora I did not need to tell it that I lived closer to Edmonton than Boston, although I am still pleasantly baffled as to how it even managed to know this. Language and Keyboard selection worked absolutely fine, and I was even able to point the installer to our second WISP through the network settings just as easily as if the system were already installed. The best feature that I had already noticed about the new Anaconda, the fact that you could setup passwords and user settings while it is installing packages, was of course still present and fully functional.
I do not know how many of these things are new in Fedora 20, as I only installed Fedora 19 once on our HTPC and Fedora 18 once if one does not count the Beta, but from what I remembered things have shaped up quite nicely since those past two experiences. Once installed the Xfce defaults have also become a little more pleasant, with light-dm offering a more attractive login screen as well as a few other mostly inconsequential goodies. The lack of an expansive package selection screen in the installer was soon remedied by using yum, and the system was back in good working order again in no time.
All and in all, a pretty fantastic release to mark 10 years for the Fedora team. Congratulations.
Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 12-18-2013 at 03:09 PM.
There is actually a trick to install multiple desktops: pick 'Basic Desktop Environment' (or something like that) at the bottom of the list, and then each desktop is available as an optional group on the right. You don't get quite the full package sets installing this way, but it should give you something that works.
anaconda knows where you are due to our close working relationship with the NSA; I like the socks you're wearing today, but are you sure red is appropriate for the occasion?
No, seriously, we added GeoIP support - if we manage to bring the network up early enough, we use GeoIP to get a location guess based purely on your IP address, which is usually close enough for making a decent guess at your locale and timezone.
The GeoIP stuff is new in 20, and we fixed quite a lot of bugs and bad designs in the language and keyboard settings stuff for 20. We did fix a lot of bugs in partitioning too, though that's such a huge area there are certainly more remaining.
Again, glad you enjoyed it!