F15 BETA.TC1 experiences

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Wed Mar 30 18:14:21 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:50:56AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 13:44 -0400, James Laska wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 13:36 -0400, Gregory Woodbury wrote:
> > > Downloaded BETA.TC1 x86_64 DVD.iso and did an install on a VBox guest.
> > > 
> > > No glitches encountered during the install.
> > > 
> > > One nit: NetworkManager isn't activated during the install so firstboot
> > > isn't
> > >   network connected for the NTP setup dialogue.
> > 
> > When performing a media-based (non-network) installation, networking is
> > not enabled by default.  If you perform an installation that uses a
> > network-based package repository, networking will be enabled by default.

I just did a default installation in Virtual Box, using the netboot.iso.  
One thing--I don't remember if this is a new improvement or not, but I
find it automatically finds the server and gets the packages--I seem to
remember I used to have to manually enter the url. 

Using network, as per what Adam says below, had my network running at
boot.  I like the default wallpaper too, nice choices.  

As it was a virtual machine (I guess that's the reason) Gnome 3 failed
to load.   I then enabled 3D acceleration in VBox and gave it the
maximum allowable memory (128MB), and tried again.  (This doesn't
affect me in real life, where I do minimal installations and use
openbox, but I was curious.)  However, still no Gnome 3.  I seem to
remember this being a known issue--or perhaps not even considered an
issue, that it won't work in many VMs. 

I see that if one adds the user to adminstrative groups, they are added
to wheel, and that sudo now works. (In one of the earlier alphas, it

All in all, seems to be running rather well at least in this cursory
test installation.

> Selecting the NTP checkbox during firstboot should probably bring up a
> network connection if one isn't already up, though.

Correct in my case at least, see above.

Scott Robbins
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