F9 first impressions of release - and a couple niggles

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
Tue May 13 16:55:43 UTC 2008

Mike wrote:
> F9 - installed from DVD iso:
> 1) Laptop touchpad tap (or double tap) was not recognised by installer so
> had to plug in a usb mouse so that I could customise disk partition info.

Interesting.  It worked for me.  But, what doesn't work for me here is 
the touchpad tap doesn't work after a suspend/resume.  It works before I 
suspend, but not after.  Does anyone else see the same thing?

> 2) I could not see where to select SElinux "disabled" either during install 
> or at firstboot?  Did I miss something?
> 3) Encrypted root and /opt (separate) partitions as selected during install
> worked beautifully... though I did not also encrypt swap - it was not clear
> that doing so for swap would use random passphrase or not - but that can
> be added later - that is really excellent - really great!
> It would be nice to arrange it so that the /opt (separate) partition could
> have its luks passphrase stored in the encrypted partition, so that only
> one passphrase needs to be entered on subsequent boots - but I guess that 
> this can be done as a post install configuration change?
> Anyway this release is looking great so far (this is before zero day updates!)

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at rcn.com
cummings at kjchome.homeip.net
cummings at kjc386.framingham.ma.us
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