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Re: F-12 upgrade experience with Dell D630



>> 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?

It has certainly improved it. I wasn't in front of the machine as it
booted this morning so I'll need to check out plymouth this evening
but the responsiveness of the display is improved and I don't get
duplicate mouse pointers now. The performance seems reduced compared
to F-11 though :-(

>> 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. :)

Thanks for the pointer. I noticed its also been tweaked in todays rawhide.

I've also noticed of late that yum performance has gone through the floor too.


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