Just rebooted into a fully up to date Rawhide, and I'm experiencing
really odd network-related problems.
For example, ssh & scp work fine.
HTTP is totally broken: most web pages time out (either in DNS or
during page load), but occasionally I can get a whole webpage. Tested
this in all of Firefox, Seamonkey and w3m, so I'm fairly sure it's not
just a broken Firefox. I seem to have excluded local factors, such as
the router and network connection itself, since other machines in my
office work fine.
ping is OK with small and large packet sizes.
DNS lookups work fine from command line tools (eg. ping, ssh), but
fail quite a lot in browsers.
Linux thinkpad 2.6.27-0.186.rc0.git15.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Sun Jul 27 05:22:35 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
The network is wireless, using iwl3945 driver, configured by
NetworkManager. As far as I'm aware the kernel is untainted and there
is no non-free software installed on the machine.
Nothing very interesting in dmesg except some oopses in
sched_mc_power_savings_store which appear to be unrelated.
To be honest, I'm not even sure what to look at next ...
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-top is 'top' for virtual machines. Tiny program with many
powerful monitoring features, net stats, disk stats, logging, etc.
Every time I wanna install fedora from the netinst iso, I have to find
a fedora mirror, I have to find one that is close, fast. I also have
to browse through its directories and try to guess which path does
anaconda require (i.e. should I paste the path for the os or the i386
or iso ... etc folders). Of course I do get it running ultimately,
however, things could be much easier!
Suggested user experience:
- User boots netinst ISO
- Anaconda boots, queries some server for a "mirrorlist"
- Pings mirrors to locate a bunch of close mirrors
- Somehow (now idea how) gets the load of those mirrors and chooses a
lightly loaded mirror
- Presents the user a menu (text or GUI) of systems that can be
installed (F9 i386, F9 x86_64, F8 i386, rawhide ... etc)
- Once a choice is made, the system is installed with all the recent
updated rpms (from updates) (This functionality already exists,
Does any of this makes sense ?
I'd like to have a quick meeting about the state of the alpha with all
those concerned (and decision makers). I know for a fact that split
media isn't working, I'm curious about other things too, so that we can
made a slip/no-slip decision.
I realize that alpha contents haven't really been accessible to the
general community, and that's an issue we need to address at some point.
Doing a non-blocking freeze means that rawhide trucks on, which is good
for some, but alpha content sortof gets hidden except for those in the
"know" about where to find them (often only on internal machines, or
self done composes). I'd rather not hash this issue out during the
above meeting, and instead use it as a topic for the next rel-eng
meeting (where we're not slammed with alpha issues).
Could spin owners (KDE, Desktop), QA, Kernel, etc.. all be available in
the next couple hours for an IRC meeting?
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!