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    Phoronix: Fedora 10 Cambridge Released

    Following several months in development, Red Hat has just released Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge). A number of new Red Hat innovations can be found in this release, such as Plymouth, and there are many updated packages such as those from X.Org and the Linux kernel. In this article are some screenshots from Fedora 10 final along with some of the other features that make up the tenth release of this very popular Linux distribution.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13157

  • #2
    That's a downer

    (sigh)

    I had downloaded all pre-release ISOs, and now just booted the released Fedora 10 live CD X86_64 and all of them hanged on boot.

    It don't even get to GDM prompt.

    It shows (kind of blinking) a freeze image of the last booted gnome session, in my case, Ubuntu!

    Go figure!

    Does anyone here knows a workaround to this?

    My Hardware: ATI X1600pro AGP + Gigabyte 8VT880P Combo + 2GB Ram + Dell 24' LCD

    PS: There is absolutely nothing wrong with the media used to burn this images. The very same CD booted without problems on a Dell 1525.
    Last edited by hobbes; 11-25-2008, 05:01 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hobbes View Post
      That's a downer

      (sigh)

      I had downloaded all pre-release ISOs, and now just booted the released Fedora 10 live CD X86_64 and all of them hanged on boot.

      It don't even get to GDM prompt.

      It shows (kind of blinking) a freeze image of the last booted gnome session, in my case, Ubuntu!

      Go figure!

      Does anyone here knows a workaround to this?

      My Hardware: ATI X1600pro AGP + Gigabyte 8VT880P Combo + 2GB Ram + Dell 24' LCD

      PS: There is absolutely nothing wrong with the media used to burn this images. The very same CD booted without problems on a Dell 1525.
      Might be a bug with kms, try t boot with the "nomodeset" option. Also, I see a lot of work going on in kernel and xorg builds about kms on ATI cards, so expects updates very soon.

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      • #4
        I'm kind of surprised to learn that Fedora will just be adding delta rpms support in 11. Other distro's have had this capability for a few years now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by r1348 View Post
          Might be a bug with kms, try t boot with the "nomodeset" option. Also, I see a lot of work going on in kernel and xorg builds about kms on ATI cards, so expects updates very soon.
          It worked. Thank you!

          Just typing right now from the Live CD. It fells fast.

          I am thinking on give it a spin.

          If I install using the nomodest option, the next boot after complete installation. KMS will be disabled?

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          • #6
            What about boot time? Does Fedora 10 start faster then previous versions?

            EDIT:

            Is there easy way to install KDE 4.3 in Fedora?
            Last edited by kraftman; 11-25-2008, 05:43 PM.

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            • #7
              I think Dave was still having problems with some AGP hardware. Might be more related to the extra bus traffic from the new memory manager rather than to kernel modesetting itself.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hobbes View Post
                It worked. Thank you!

                Just typing right now from the Live CD. It fells fast.

                I am thinking on give it a spin.

                If I install using the nomodest option, the next boot after complete installation. KMS will be disabled?
                This I frankly don't know, anyway you can add it both from the grub initial screen, or modifying /boot/grub/grub.conf

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                  What about boot time? Does Fedora 10 start faster then previous versions?

                  EDIT:

                  Is there easy way to install KDE 4.3 in Fedora?
                  Yes, Fedora 10 is considerably faster than 9 regarding boot time, at least in my early experience, too bad as I have an nvidia card, I'm limited to the text plugin with plymouth.

                  Kde 4.3? That's due to be released in June 2009, maybe you meant 4.1.3? Fedora 10 ships with 4.1.2, 4.1.3 will come soon as an automatical update.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                    Yes, Fedora 10 is considerably faster than 9 regarding boot time, at least in my early experience, too bad as I have an nvidia card, I'm limited to the text plugin with plymouth.

                    Kde 4.3? That's due to be released in June 2009, maybe you meant 4.1.3? Fedora 10 ships with 4.1.2, 4.1.3 will come soon as an automatical update.
                    Good to hear that. I have Nvidia card too :/. Sorry, I meant KDE 4.1.3

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                      Good to hear that. I have Nvidia card too :/. Sorry, I meant KDE 4.1.3
                      Well, so expect to see a slick but textual boot process, unless nvidia decides to release a KMS-aware driver (highly doubtful).
                      I just noticed that KDE 4.1.3 has been pushed to stable updates: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo...er/thread.html.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by r1348 View Post
                        Well, so expect to see a slick but textual boot process, unless nvidia decides to release a KMS-aware driver
                        Well, I've got an ATI card but I still get the textual boot. Probably have to wait until they finally get support for the R600 based cards to work.

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                        • #13
                          I think you meant "Presto delta RPM plug-in integration" not "Preston delta RPM plug-in integration".

                          Now if they'd only add DEB package integration or something to make universal Linux packages a reality. :/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yfrwlf View Post
                            Now if they'd only add DEB package integration or something to make universal Linux packages a reality. :/
                            I doubt completely universal Linux packages will be never work because distros just have too many differences (even taking into account something like the LSB).

                            But I do think that some or even a lot of progress could be made towards that goal. Because in the end how many packages need to make changes to system scripts or whatever else that makes them incompatible with other distros? I would be surprised if more than 20% of the packages need all the scripting that an RPM package offers (no idea how DEBs work so I won't comment on them), so that would mean that 80+% of the packages do nothing more than copy files to certain directories. So it should be possible to find a way to flag those packages as being cross-distro. Don't know if that means that all distros could use them directly but at least there could be a common "definition" from which distro-specific packages could be built.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by quintesse View Post
                              Well, I've got an ATI card but I still get the textual boot. Probably have to wait until they finally get support for the R600 based cards to work.
                              Well...

                              I have a X1600pro (R500) on my desktop and a X3100 (intel) based DELL notebook. Both - presumably well supported - are displaying, I believe, this textual boot (two or three lines at the bottom of the screen progressing forward)

                              Perhaps, it may be something else?

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