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Old 05-26-10, 10:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Fedora 13 "Goddard"

Another distro release but this time it's Fedora. This is a user friendly distro that is FOSS and upstream based so you'll have to get your proprietary software from rpmfusion http://rpmfusion.org/

Fedora is more a cutting edge distro. You can enable the experimental Btrfs(an experimental new filesystem with backup snapshot support) from the DVD(not enabled by default). Fedora comes with experimental 3D support(not enabled by default) for various NVIDIA cards.

Fedora(Redhat) contribute a lot to upstream development.

More info:
http://fedoraproject.org/

Downloads:

Live CD's - http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#desktops

DVD - http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats

How to use Fedora on a USB stick - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t...d_use_Live_USB

Reviews
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05...ora_13_review/

http://www.cioupdate.com/features/ar...kes-Flight.htm
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Old 05-27-10, 03:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

I'm really surprised there isn't a comment yet. I've been playing around with Fedora 12 again recently, and it's much better than FC6. Stuff seems like it's coming together. The better package manager makes it a lot easier to install applications, the menu layout is better. There are still some hurdles when going from Windows to Fedora, but it seems a lot easier to find stuff now.

I was going to test an upgrade, but it doesn't look like I can do it because of the boot volume being too small. I could try an upgrade via yum and see if that works though.
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Old 05-28-10, 07:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

Indeed, it's a good distro. If anyone needs help in installing proprietary software like the NVIDIA driver or Flash, just ask me, since I can make it simple for you.
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Old 06-03-10, 03:05 PM   #4
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Stuff seems like it's coming together. The better package manager makes it a lot easier to install applications, the menu layout is better.
Are you referring to Yum Extender or did they finally make a proper package manager?
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Old 06-10-10, 07:19 PM   #5
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I have always had trouble with the nvidia drivers released from nvidia getting past the boot and/or login screens. Eventually I get them to work, but have resorted to waiting for those who compile the drivers to release the fixes on rpmfusion so I can install them that way.

I have waited for that to happen, but am getting impatient, so am asking for help/advice as you offered someone else.

I have kmod-nvidia installed which installs the rpm for the 195.36.24 version of nvidia drivers. I have read that the 200 series drivers have fixed the HDMI sound issue I have where I get picture but no sound on my HDMI output. I have always had other graphics issues when I install the non 190 series drivers, but am willing to try anything at this point. Since it has been a while since I installed the drivers from the nvidia site, I would like some advice.

I am using Fedora 13.
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Old 06-11-10, 05:28 AM   #6
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I have always had trouble with the nvidia drivers released from nvidia getting past the boot and/or login screens. Eventually I get them to work, but have resorted to waiting for those who compile the drivers to release the fixes on rpmfusion so I can install them that way.

I have waited for that to happen, but am getting impatient, so am asking for help/advice as you offered someone else.

I have kmod-nvidia installed which installs the rpm for the 195.36.24 version of nvidia drivers. I have read that the 200 series drivers have fixed the HDMI sound issue I have where I get picture but no sound on my HDMI output. I have always had other graphics issues when I install the non 190 series drivers, but am willing to try anything at this point. Since it has been a while since I installed the drivers from the nvidia site, I would like some advice.

I am using Fedora 13.
Firstly you need to uninstall the rpmfusion nvidia driver. Then install gcc, make, kernel-devel and kernel-header packages or
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yum groupinstall Development Tools
Get to another TTY with Ctrl, Alt, F2 and login as root. Kill xorg(killall Xorg) and then run the NVIDIA installer 200 series driver you downloaded(make sure you make it executable in the preferences)
Code:
chmod a+x "NVIDIAinstallername"
for example, "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.29.run". After it's finished you should be able to just run your login manager, i.e just run gdm or kdm etc..

Don't reboot during this process and if the display doesn't start, look in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if the "Section Device" line still says "nvidia". If for whatever reason you cannot get this to work then don't reboot because you have the Nouveau driver blacklisted. Reinstall the rpmfusion drivers from the TTY. If unsure of the package names, type
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yum search nvidia
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Default Re: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

I need help. I want to know How to install Nvidia's Driver in fedora? I have Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 Graphic card. Please reply me as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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I need help. I want to know How to install Nvidia's Driver in fedora? I have Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 Graphic card. Please reply me as soon as possible.

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I need help. I want to know How to install Nvidia's Driver in fedora? I have Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 Graphic card. Please reply me as soon as possible.

Thank you.

You need to add the rpmfusion repos and install the NVIDIA driver in your package manager. http://rpmfusion.org/

Then run this command. Just paste it into the terminal.
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su -
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname    -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
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I prefer to install the nVidia proprietary driver, always had better luck with it.
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Is there a reason to change my Mandrive on it?
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