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Re: F-12 upgrade experience with Dell D630



On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson gmail com> wrote:
>>> 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.

I never finished that. Its currently necking one core of a 2.5 ghz
penryn and using nearly a gig of RAM. It literally now takes hours to
update my Fit-PC (500mhz geode with 256Mb RAM).

Peter


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