Saturday, May 28, 2011

A word about Fedora 15: DO NOT UPGRADE

Ok, I'm using Fedora 15 now for about 3 days and I just got around to make nouveau accept my side-kick monitor and make it work more or less seamlessly.

Before you even think about upgrading to Fedora 15 please read this critique first (if had read it before installing I wouldn't):

So, which are my current issues with it (mainly Gnome 3 and video drivers)?

- No right-click on Gnome 3 (this is correct, right-click is disabled or ignored).
- Nouveau does not support GLX (read, no 3D acceleration) my video card properly: nVidia Corporation G72M [Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300] (rev a1)
- nVidia proprietary driver does NOT work with external monitor and does NOT work at all with regular monitor (it is like you can move the mouse cursor and click around but no visual feedback). I tried the akmod version (270.41.06-1.fc15) and the nVidia version (270.41.19), none worked.
- Currently there is no updated issue of the RPMFusion repository for Fedora 15 (you need to install the rawhide version).

This means that my next issue of the Fedora road map will wait until I can manage to work those issues around (I'm seriously thinking about a downgrade to Fedora 14). This really brings not so fond RedHat 8.0 memories (for those of you long enough on the road to remember that nightmare).

Anyway, the current road map works almost ok (except that you need to install the rawhide version of RPMFusion):

rpm -Uvhi
rpm -Uvhi

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