Here is a list of a commonly reported issues that have come up in Fedora
Core 6 along with workarounds.
Based on the reviews and user feedback this is our best our release of
Fedora Core 6 yet. Active development for the next release of Fedora is
already under rapid progress. Early testing would help us avoid problems
and improve the quality of general releases. To participate in testing,
refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing.
Thank you for your continuous contributions and feedback.
The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora
Core 6. CBI (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/) is an ongoing research effort
to find and fix bugs in the real world. We distribute specially
modified versions of popular open source software packages. These
special versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report
back how they work (or how they fail to work) in the hands of real users
like you. Even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life, you
can help make things better for everyone simply by using our special
We currently offer instrumented versions of Evolution, Gaim, The GIMP,
GNOME Panel, Gnumeric, Nautilus, Rhythmbox, and SPIM. Download at
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/>. We support yum, apt, and many
other RPM updater tools; see
<http://www.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/repo-config.html> for customized
configuration help for any of our supported distributions and updater
tools. Or just download and install
to automatically configure most popular RPM updaters to use the CBI
It's that easy! Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! The more of
you there are, the more bugs we can find.
We still offer CBI packages for Fedora Core 1/2/4/5 too. When and if
you decide to upgrade to FC6, we'll be ready for you. Until then, your
participation remains valuable!
-- Dr. Ben, the CBI guy
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I am pleased to announce that all the usual freshrpms.net are available
for Fedora Core and Extras 6 i386, x86_64 and ppc :
The highlight goes to the recently introduced dkms-enabled packages :
- - nvidia-x11-drv - Proprietary Nvidia video driver
- - ati-x11-drv - Proprietary ATI video driver (still in testing phase)
- - dkms-ipw3945 - Intel Pro Wireless 3945 driver, firmware and daemon
- - madwifi - Madwifi wireless driver and tools
- - dkms-ntfs - Kernel ntfs filesystem support
- - dkms-pwc - Philips webcam driver with high resolution support
- - dkms-lirc - Kernel support for many infrared devices
You will also find all of the usual multimedia programs and libraries
only a few clicks away. Have fun!
Clean custom Red Hat Linux rpm packages : http://freshrpms.net/
Fedora Core release 5.92 (FC6 Test3) - Linux kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
Load : 0.06 0.04 0.06
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ATrpms is officially launching Fedora Core 6 support for i386, x86_64
o The actual download location is http://dl.atrpms.net/. Mirrors are
listed at http://atrpms.net/mirrors/
o "stable", "testing" and "bleeding", the three subrepos per
distribution are not cumulative inclusive on the server
E.g. you need to add "stable" for "testing", and both "stable"
and "testing" for "bleeding".
ATrpms is a 3rd party general purpose package repository. It currently
o FC6/i386, FC6/x86_64, FC6/ppc, FC5/i386, FC5/x86_64, FC5/ppc,
FC4/i386, FC4/x86_64 FC3/i386, FC3/x86_64, FC2/i386, FC2/x86_64, FC1
o RHEL4/i386, RHEL4/x86_64, RHEL3/i386, RHEL3/x86_64
o RH9, RH8.0 and RH7.3
ATrpms support for some of these distribution will go EOL by the ned
of the year.
configuration for package resolvers (replace i386 with x86_64 if
name=Fedora Core 6 - i386 - ATrpms
name=Fedora Core 5 - i386 - ATrpms
repomd http://dl.atrpms.net fc5-i386/atrpms/stable
you can provide feedback or request support on the ATrpms lists
(http://lists.atrpms.net/), or the common bug tracker
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Hello Dear Fedora Users.
The rpm.livna.org team is proud to announce rpm.livna.org repository
complete support starting today for the 6th release of the Fedora Core
and Extras distribution.
The rpm.livna.org repository provides amongst many packages:
- Drivers with precompiled kernel modules : ATI and Nvidia graphics
drivers, ndiswrapper, madwifi.
- Firmwares : ipw2100-firmware, ipw2200-firmware
- Media players : xine-lib based players, mplayer, videolan client
- Gstreamer plugins
To use the rpm.livna.org repository, simply install the following
Bug reports can be addressed at our bugzilla:
Have a nice Fedora Core 6, everyone.
The RPM.Livna.org Team
Fedora Unity releases Fedora Core 6 (Zod) Live-Spin ISO images.
Official Fedora Live CD/DVD images are something many have been looking
forward to seeing from the Fedora community. Fedora Unity has joined
forces with the Kadischi development team to test and release live
images, called "Live-Spins."
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the initial release of
several Fedora Core 6 Live-Spin CD and DVD ISO images. These Live-Spins
are based on the 24 October initial release of Fedora Core 6. They are
available for the i386 and x86_64 architectures via BitTorrent immediately.
A Live-Spin CD or DVD provides a "reasonably useful web
browser/email/OpenOffice access," said Jef Spaleta, long time Fedora
community member. It "should be a good quick peek at what the FC6
desktops feel like ... without having to do a full install." He added,
"9 out of 10 voices in my head agree: 'Unity's Live-Spin CD is a pretty
good starting point for future live CD development.'"
Fedora Core 6 GNOME Live-Spin CD images (i386 and x86_64) include:
Nautilus CD Burner 2.16.0
and various other desktop applications.
The Fedora Core 6 KDE Live-Spin CD (i386 only) image includes:
and various other desktop applications.
The Fedora Core 6 Server Live-Spin CD (i386 and x86_64) images include:
and various other server admin utilities.
The DVD images (i386 and x86_64) include:
Everything for a desktop that you might want to see from under the
Fedora umbrella for the same low price. It has been said in the past
that Fedora Unity's Live-Spin DVD included everything but the kitchen
sink. The only reason the kitchen sink is not included is that it has
not yet been packaged for Fedora Extras. Nearly all the GNOME apps,
nearly all the KDE apps, XFCE4, and a whole load of packages for the
desktop from Fedora Extras. This ISO even includes the long wanted NTFS
support by including the ntfs-3g package that is now in Extras. Because
of the size of this LiveDVD you may need more than 512 MiB of RAM for it
to run effectively.
About The Fedora Unity Project:
The Fedora Unity Project was created by concerned peers in the Fedora
community to bring quality solutions to the community. We want to see
the best solutions find their way into the hands of the community. We
are site maintainers, Fedora Project contributors, and interested users,
just like you.
Fedora Unity has taken up the Live-Spin task to provide the community
with the chance to test and experience Fedora Core in a live media
environment. This is a community project, for the community and by the
community. You can contribute to the community by seeding the torrent
after your download has completed or by joining the test process.
The Fedora Unity Project intends to release early and release often. We
hope to release new Re-Spins and Live-Spins to the community early each
month. These releases will continue throughout the life of each Fedora
Core release until that release is transferred to Fedora Legacy. Early
snapshots are taken mid-month to start testing. Final snapshots are
taken about a week before the release. All released ISO images are
tested to ensure the quality that the Fedora community expects and
deserves. If you are interested in helping with the testing/development
or seeding/hosting efforts, please contact the Fedora Unity team.
Contact information is available at http://fedoraunity.org/contact-info .
To join the torrent:
For detailed package lists or the get a copy of our kickstart files:
To report bugs in the Live-Spins:
For more information about Kadischi:
Robert 'Bob' Jensen * * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BobJensen
gpg fingerprint: F9F4 7243 4243 0043 2C45 97AF E8A4 C3AE 42EB 0BC6
Fedora Unity Project * bob(a)fedoraunity.org * http://fedoraunity.org/
This is the announcement of Zod. Zod permits you to call him "Fedora Core
Tremble, Earthlings, for Zod is released from the confines of testing. Zod
intends to hammer the servers of the world ... starting TODAY! For those
who chose the world-domination-acceptance package in your last
installation, you need do nothing -- Zod is beaming itself to your
computers already. If your keyboard begins to get hot, back away ... very
... slowly ...
For the rest of you minions who failed to do Zod's bidding previously,
this is your ONE AND ONLY CHANCE to redeem yourself. Go quickly! Download
the torrent NOW. Obtain the ISO immediately. Zod's minions know to back up
their /home directory and to begin immediate installation of the GREATEST
version of Fedora Core EVER.
When you are done genuflecting, listen carefully. Zod now delivers an
important message to Zod's predecessor, the Fifth Iteration of Fedora
Core, known to some as Bordeaux:
"KNEEL BEFORE ZOD, for Zod has many improvements that convince users to
upgrade and abandon you! Ph34r me! Mwahahahaha."
Zod accepts that the Fedora Project continues to provide software and
security updates for Bordeaux, as per the policy of Zod's minions. Zod
chooses to permit this action to continue.
Those who would understand Zod must begin here:
Massive downloading of Zod is known to melt servers worldwide, so Zod
commands all who are able to use bittorrent.
For other ways to get Zod, read http://www.redhat.com/fedora/
Over the weekend we ran into a few more bugs with Fedora Core 6 that we
decided were important enough to fix. There were some multilib compose
issues (wrong packages landing in the wrong dirs), some translation files
that would cause tracebacks in things like anaconda (whoops), and a
fedora-release package that forgot to enable updates (double whoops). For
these reasons and a few others, we decided to respin the release candidate
tree and push the release date out another couple of days.
The current plan is to spin a release candidate this evening with some last
minute fixes, and start the sync. Validation has gone very well up to this
point and baring any blow ups in the spin process, the release looks very
solid. We're planning to release on Thursday Oct 19th. This should give the
mirrors enough days to sync up. If things blow up horribly and we have to
spin again tomorrow, depending on what time we have to respin we may slip
until next week, as releasing on Fridays or Mondays gets you the wrath of the
mirror admins (:
I want to thank you all for playing along and helping us to make FC6 the best
Release Engineer: Fedora