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Re: F9 Alpha Observations



On Feb 8, 2008 1:23 AM, Mike Chambers <mike miketc com> wrote:
> 1 - The install itself was fine, except once it go to installing the
> packages.  That step took around 2 hours for 900 packages, which this
> being the plain ole default install that is suggested, and customization
> done later.
>
> 2 - radeonhd xorg driver was not installed by default, therefore x
> locked up when trying to start.  Had to manually change xorg.conf to
> vesa driver to get it running.  Installed radeonhd after and using it
> now, and so far it works, and recognized monitor.  Card is x1300 and
> monitor is HP w1907.
>
> 3 - FF3 beta 2 that comes with it, seems to open with a home page of
> www.s.com and I have already setup preferences to my own home page.  I
> can't find the reference to www.s.com at all.  Although, if I click the
> home button, it will go to my home page.
>
> 4 - Maybe not Fedora's problem, maybe so, but flash from adobe doesn't
> seem to be recognized by FF3 beta 2.  Not sure if java is either?  I
> didn't even see a plugins dir in /usr/lib/firefox neither. about:plugins
> only shows adobe reader stuff and that's it.

Fedora 9 Alpha comes with installed swfdec-mozilla packet as a flash
player which doensn't work. Go to fedora-desktop mailing list and read
previous posts regarding that[1][2].

You need to "yum remove swfdec-mozilla" and go to adobe site and get
rpm of flash plugins if you want flash video to work.

I have found bugs about flash and posted them to fedoa bz[3] and upstream[4].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2008-January/msg00095.html
[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2008-January/msg00129.html
[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=236881
[4] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=416396

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