March 29, 2004

Fedore Core 2 (Test 1)

So I'd installed Fedora Core 2 Test 1 Linux on my Dell notebook. Installation went smoothly in little tiny graphical screen, and it worked fine both with touchpad and USB mouse.

After install was done, I went to see what was working (and not) in this default Fedora install:

  • Graphics: X launched with no problems, but it knew nothing about 16:10 screen of this Inspiron, and RedHat tools also had no support for it;
  • ACPI: Seems like working, and you can send CPU in sleep mode. After waking up, keyboard was dead;
  • Wireless: Dell True Mobile, not recognized;
  • Sound: Integrated sound card does not produce any sound at all;
  • CD/DVD-RW: does not work (cdrecord: Cannot open '/dev/pg*')

I also noticed other glitches as well:

  • up2date never worked to the end even once, usually it stalls somewhere in the middle;
  • K Menu in KDE sometimes freezes the system for several seconds if you click on it;
  • system-config-packages looking in the /mnt/cdrom/RedHat directory instead of /mnt/cdrom/Fedora;
  • DNS names resolution is very slow when browsing internet either in Mozilla or Konqueror;
  • CD Drive: stops recognizing most CDs (CD-Rs, CD-RWs) once Fedora is booted up.

Well, right now system is pretty much unuseable - you can't even add / remove packages (CD Drive does not work, up2date does not work too...) Interesting, how much better released version of Fedora Core 2 would work?

Posted by Vadim at March 29, 2004 9:51 PM

I am new. Please tell me about Fedora 2 : Where i can download it and main arm of Fedora. Thanks

Posted by: tommy at July 10, 2004 9:09 AM