Installed Fedora 13 RC2 On Dell Latitude E6400

Robert L Cochran cochranb at
Sat May 15 12:57:03 UTC 2010

Last night I installed Fedora 13 RC2 from the DVD download, and it was 
pretty smooth. Some install questions:

1. I clicked the checkboxes for all the possible Fedora 13 x86_64 repos. 
Is this a problem?

2. I had some momentary confusion with what exactly I wanted to install, 
and I clicked the radio buttons for 'Web Server' and 'Graphical Desktop' 
a few times before settling on 'Graphical Desktop'. I have the 
impression, since httpd installed, that at least some of the 'Web 
Server' components installed.

Logging in for the first time after installation also went smoothly.

I checked the contents of /var/log/messages because I've noticed that 
the last 2 Fedora 12 kernel updates seem to send DMA-related error 
messages. There can be hundreds of these filling up the log, so rather 
than use the latest 2.6.33 kernel I'm using Fedora 12 with an older kernel that doesn't trigger off the error messages.

Anyhow the 2.6.33 kernel installed under Fedora 13 does produce these 
DMA error messages. There are dozens of them and I can see them growing 
to hundreds of thousands of messages in the course of a day. Later 
tonight or tomorrow, I will try to file a bug -- it has been a long time 
since I've used Bugzilla.


Bob Cochran

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