dgboles at comcast.net
Sun Jun 28 01:07:24 UTC 2009
On 6/27/2009 8:21 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> In my experience so far, Fedora-11 is easily the worst,
> or at least the most difficult to install, of all Fedoras.
> Admittedly I have only tried installing it on one machine,
> a Thinkpad T23 with 1GB RAM.
> But I have tried installing in 6 ways, and all have failed.
> In 4 of the 6 cases, the problem seems to lie in the video driver.
> The video card in this machine is an S3 SuperSavage IX/C SDR card.
> The main symptom is that the system runs impossibly slowly,
> with keyboard input taking up to a minute to take effect.
> I should say that Fedora-10 runs perfectly on this machine,
> as does Windows XP.
> Also, when I access the machine remotely (through ssh)
> it seems to be running normally.
> My two other failures were with NFS installation
> (as far as I could see, the directory could not be mounted)
> and local install.
> On the later, I thought that it was sufficient
> for the DVD ISO file to be present on a local partition.
> But it seems that local installation
> now requires the ISO file to be dis-assembled?
> I guess the two questions I would be grateful for an answer to are:
> 1. Could I use the video driver from F-10 ?
> 2. Can one substitute a more basic driver for the one chosen
> during the installation?
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