I installed Fedora Core 3...

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  1. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    ...and I just have one word - AWESOME! This thing is actually USABLE! I installed Real Player RPM without a hitch (like wow! I actually installed an application in Linux) and I downloaded VLC (for FC2, but I hope it will work) and I'm trying it next time I log in.

    So, what's the good thing:
    - almost everything works (sound, 2d graphics (3d is really slow... I can't even play Tux racer normally), mouse, you name it)
    - dual boot works without a hitch
    - partitioning can't be any simpler
    - installs relatively quickly
    - package selection is very simple
    - GNOME 2.8 is really nice and I actually like it more then KDE now
    - OpenOffice.org has cool icons

    What isn't so good:
    - refresh rate won't go over 85Hz (works under windows) - set the correct monitor and the correct gfx card and xfree86.config says up to 160Hz sync supported - any suggestions?
    - my ISDN card won't work: it runs a wizard, I select the correct model from the list, but it doesn't work; why I can't select the one that installation has detected and just create new connection for it?)
    - I can't play audio CDs (it just says access error or reading error; WAV/MP3 work if I install proper codec (well, RealPlayer plays them))
    - multichannel sound won't work (but I can live without it)
    - apps are sometimes crashy (well, I can handle that)

    I would like to know:
    - how to read FAT/NTFS disks (is it possible at all) ?
    - how to set up networking with Windows PCs (is it possible at all) ?
    - how to install WINE (RPM, perhaps) ;-) ?

    Also:
    - are there any ATI beta linux drivers that work with X.org 6.8 (and if not, are there any planned) ?

    I said a year or two ago that sometime in the future Linux will be my primary OS... even I'm still a Linux newbie, it seems that with this simplicity of FC3 it could happen in less then a year...
     
  2. Scar_T

    Scar_T New Member

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    What accelerator card do you have?

    And your questions:

    a) You need to mount the partitions with mount commad.
    b) It's possible to do it, install samba package and configure it (it's really easy indeed)
    c) I don't know if wine is in the fedora installation discs, but you can download it from http://www.winehq.com/site/download.

    If you need more help just ask for it :).
     
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    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    First, thanks for your response.
    Radeon 9600 (some Sapphire OEM model, clocked 400/230). Monitor is Samsung SyncMaster 959NF. Do I need some aditional drivers?
    A bit more details, if possible... :) and where do I type the commands (where is some kind of "Run" dialog or a console?
    OK, I will look around for it. Will I be able to do some linux - windows gaming with Wine and Samba? Will I be able to acess files on computers running Windows with FAT/NTFS drives?
    Coooool, I will try FC2 package and see if it works (well, it worked in the case of libraries for VLC, so... ;)
    Well, I'm still trying to figure out how to make ISDN card work and how to play audio CDs; any ideas about this?
     
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    ATI Drivers with support for the new X.Org will be out by this month end, maybe first two weeks of next month, just wait a bit.
     
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    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    That sounds really promising! Where did you get that information?
     
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    In an Interview with ATI PR and Matthew Tippett.
     
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    No_Style Styleless Wonder

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    Fedora Core is great~ I guess. I use Linux at school (RH7.3, don't ask why we're not using FC2).. I tried RH9 as a desktop and was pretty good. I installed RTCW for it~ I got about 50% the performance compared to Windows, but it was alright.

    Linux is getting easier and easier to use with distros like Fedora Core, but still has a long ways to go to reach the ease of use of Mac OS or Windows.
     
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    Were you dual booting Fedora Core II before your upgrade or a different distro? And if it was FC2, how was it working before your upgrade? Also, does it have a lot of bugs?
     
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    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    I didn't have any Linux before, and I always prefer doing a clean install... I know only that dual booting works together with WinXP SP2.
     
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    just about to install fedora 3, got it from a computer mag with step by step installiton ....

    hope all works out...
     
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    Share the wealth pal

    Which magazine? And how many cds are we talking about here? :)
     
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    a.p.c mag.. come with a dvd with 4 iso images you have to burn onto cd... but im having trouble installing the damn thing...:confused:
     
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    what's wrong?
     
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