Fedora 11 Released

Spread the word: the release that dwarfs previous releases, Fedora 11, is here. Reviews have been flooding the internet and many have been talking about it in the open source world. But before you go ahead and install it make sure you read the release notes. Many a time we get stuck with installation or post installation and run around cursing the OS whilst the issue might have been a know bug with the solution in the release notes.  The Common Bugs is yet another link to read.

A few things you can do to make your Fedora experience better:

1. Install presto plugin.

yum install yum-presto

2. Mouse settings need to be tweaked. Read my earlier post on this.

3. Install rpmfusion repository to get media codes like mp3 and dvd playback. Go to http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration to install it. After installing / configuring it Package Kit will automatically probe and download codecs for the media you are trying to play.  My previous post talks more on this.

And of course you can read my review to get a little more about Fedora 11.

I am listing down few of the known problems with their link below, hoping some find it useful:

Booting Fedora 11 live media created with liveusb-creator from a Fedora 9 or Fedora 10 system fails to boot

Installation fails with DeviceError: cannot commit to disk sda after 5 attempts

Installation fails with PartitionException, i.e, resizing partitions seem to fail

Miscellaneous problems with Intel graphics adapters

Miscellaneous problems with ATI / AMD graphics adapters

Graphical desktop failing to start or crashing with AGP NVIDIA graphics cards

Graphical installation / desktop fails to start on Asus Eee Top

Slow 3D performance on ATI / AMD graphics adapters

PulseAudio-based volume control cannot adjust volume satisfactorily


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Fedora 11 Released

5 thoughts on “Fedora 11 Released

  1. Nazia says:

    Hey…Can you tell me How to disable “inactivity” screen lock on Fedora 11? Its a problem when the screen gets locked while watching movies.

  2. Nazia says:

    Thanks Ranjeev. Can i know if we can open .exe files in f11. I heard we can by using wine. Can you tell me how to do that?
    And i have one more issue. Everytime I start f11, i get an error box saying that “more than one preupgrade package installed”. Can you help me on this?
    Thanks in advance..

    1. to install wine, just click on system->administration -> Add and remove Programs
      search for wine and select it and install it. It will install all the necessary files..
      For the second question open a terminal, type in
      su – (type in the root password)
      yum clean all
      yum update

      that should hopefully do the trick

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