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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Fedora

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Fedora 11 Features

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The availability of the Fedora 11 Beta release was announced earlier today. The beta will be the first real glimpse at the incredibly large number of major changes which will be shipped in Fedora 11. The Fedora Wiki hosts the official status page for F11 features.
Some of the inclusions are quite […]

NetworkManager and YUM Update Issue

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

As been noted, the NetworkManager update in Fedora 9 and Fedora 10 prevents YUM from performing a regular update. Apparently due to a bug in the Fedora Update system. The following error may be seen:
Public key for NetworkManager-0.7.0.99-3.fc10.i386.rpm is not installed
The solution is coming soon, but for a temporary workaround YUM supports an […]

Various Linux and Fedora News

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A great deal of the following is all old news.
Adobe has has Flash Plugin for x86_64 Linux architecture in Beta since Oct 2008. The only thing, is that since it is provided in a tarball (.tar.gz), you are better off builing an RPM (spec file). Note that the 32bit i386 version still works […]

Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug.
Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows:
[mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa
To make this setting stick, do the following:
Right-Click in the Xine window […]

Fedora 10 Released

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Cambridge has been launched.
After another round of hacking and coding the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 10. The Fedora team has been working overtime to make sure this release arrived in spite of the security issues they had earlier this year.
The highlights from the Release Summary:
Desktop

GNOME 2.24 - Instant messaging, video, […]

Update to RPMFusion

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The availability of RPMFusion for Fedora was previously announced a few days ago. However I never got a chance to actually perform the update.
For those who are not familiar with Fedora’s third-party software repositories (repo’s), the two most popular repo’s: Freshrpm and Livna were typically the place to find software not permitted in Fedora. […]

Wikipedia Migrates from Fedora to Ubuntu

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The admins running Wikipedia are almost complete in migrating their servers from a mix of RedHat and Fedora to Ubuntu. The primary reasons behind the switch, according to Brion Vibber (Wikimedia CTO), were personal preference, Ubuntu availability on the desktop and better support/stability compared to Fedora. As a server, one might think that an enterprise […]

Fedora 9 Update and Nvidia Update

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

It was announced in August that the Fedora Project suffered a security breach. As a result after a certain date, all software updates were disabled. As of recently, the updates were enabled with new signatures in place.
I recently updated my Fedora 9 32bit (i386) installation. The last time I updated my system was the last […]