Good Bye FC5
johnny_boy at comcast.net
Thu May 11 14:26:56 UTC 2006
On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 07:20:44AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
> > I upgraded to FC5 because it was claimed that it is
> > better. But some of my best "legacy" software in X-windows looks
> > diffirent and does not work well.
> Without mentioning any details (what software? what problems?),
> no-one can/will fix it.
I can't speak for Karl, but I've also noticed quite a few regressions
in FC5. In the past I've always thought that on balance, each release
of Fedora was better than the last, even if there are a few changes
that I wasn't fond of. FC5 is different.
- Lack of an "install everything" option requires maintaining a
list of all the stuff that has to be installed after completing
the initial installation, so that if I want to do another
install, or an install of FC6 I'll be able do do so quickly.
- The xorg radeon driver no longer works with two display heads.
Resolving this requires installing the evil kernel-tainting
proprietary ATI driver.
- The epiphany web broser requires dbus, and so is no longer a
network app, but one that can only be run from the local
- The pwc (Phillips Web Camera) driver loads, but the output of
the Logitec web camera can't be displayed in either TVtime or
- gnome-screensaver is lame (too few hacks, unconfigurable) and
buggy (locks the screen at inappropriate times).
- The nautilus button-3 menu doesn't offer a terminal. The
nautilus-open-terminal package adds one, but it's in the middle
of the menu where it's less convenient, and it always opens the
terminal on display :0.0, even when used from another display.
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