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Re: F-12 upgrade experience with Dell D630



On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 11:17 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> As the Dell Latitude D630 is one of the more common devices that smolt
> reports being used by Fedora I thought I'd mention my upgrade
> experience and issues for F-12.
> 
> Probably the two usual things that people query are grahics and wifi.
> The model I have has the Intel IWL-4965AGN device which as expected
> works fine.
> 
> I'm having a few issues with the nouveau driver with plymouth in that
> it doesn't work at all but if I remove all the options from the kernel
> boot line it gets to X and apart from some initial corruption as GDM
> comes up its OK from there. I have no idea how to debug this.

Try adding the parameter 'nomodeset' instead of removing any parameters.
What happens then?

> Probably the most annoying is the breakage of sound. This seems to
> have every other kernel/alsa/pulseaudio update and was an issue on and
> off right through F-11 as well so its not exactly surprising but also
> disappointing that one of the most common devices running Fedora has
> sound broken on a semi regular basis. Again some pointers in debugging
> this so it can be fixed by F-12 final would be great.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bug_info_kernel_sound

> The only other very minor issue I see is that the icon spacing on the
> gnome panels is massive!

This is currently being 'enthusiastically' discussed on
fedora-desktop-list. :)

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