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Re: [Ambassadors] LinuxTag at Fachhochschule Salzburg


On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 11:49 +0200, Oliver Falk wrote:
> Hi!
> As one or the other knows, there was a LinuxTag in Salzburg/Austria at 
> the Fachhochschule 
> (http://www.fh-salzburg.ac.at/News_Detail.82.0.html?&no_cache=1&L=%3F%3F%3F%3F&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=938&tx_ttnews[backPid]=58).

Keine news_id ├╝bergeben. :(

> As you can read in the above mentioned URL, SuSE and Ubuntu where there 
> as well as myself (speaking for Fedora instead of DavidHackl who was 
> busy with business).
> However. My experience/notes.
> It was my first (bigger) speach. I was quite enthusiastic, but also 
> quite nervous, as you can guess. :-) I only received positive feedback 
> yet, that's fine.
> OpenSuSE Xen Workshop
> =====================
> They where in trouble. FH installed OpenSuSE 10.3 on the day before. 
> Every time you booted the machine with Xen kernel and X came up, the 
> machine crashed (blank/black screen) nothing except holding the power 
> key to power it off worked. I was asked if I may help. As a clear 
> statement I answered yes and tried to debug the problem. OK, in the 
> first moment I was quite amused, that it doesn't work - but thinking as 
> a technician, I though if it would happen to me with Fedora, I would 
> also be happy if someone tries to help me. At one moment I thought it 
> has something to do with the vga option they pass along and the vgabios 
> patching they do, but actually this wasn't the reason and I gave up 
> without a real solution. At this time, a Fedora-Xen-LiveCD would have 
> helped. :-P

It's a know bug, fedora was touched too. It should be fixed in updates.

> User question: YaST is free, cannot Fedora also use it?
> ======================================================
> Clear answer: Yes, we could. I believe it's FOSS, as it has GPL license, 
> but it would be hard to accomplish this mission, as SuSE does 
> configuration in a total different style. AFAIK.
> However, the question showed me: Users want a single point of entry for 
> their configuration (tasks). Like 'Control panel' under Windows it 
> seems. They want to configure their resolution, theme, desktop 
> background, etc. And even Xen they want to see inside there it seems - 
> SuSE has Xen in YaST.

It's mostly question of Desktop Manager I think. XFCE had something

Thank you for good report!

Marek Mahut <marek mahut sk>

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