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Re: Fedora and Dell Vostro



On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:42:42AM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 14:23 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:35:30AM -0700, Konstantin Svist wrote:
> > > Gary Stainburn wrote:
> > > > Hi folks,
> > > >
> > > > Work's finally looking to get me a new laptop.  Can anyone tell me how they 
> > > > find Dell Vostro laptops with Fedora.
> > > >
> 
> > > I think Dell only sells Ubuntu on consumer machines. If you want Fedora,
> > > you'll need to install it yourself.
> > > If you go that way, try to get one with intel or amd/ati video chipset -
> > > nvidia is not well supported by open drivers. Other than that, pretty
> > > much everything else is supported.
> > 
> > Actually, we've made good strides for support in the "radeon" and
> > "nouveau" (ATI and Nvidia, respectively) open source drivers for Xorg
> > lately, which will be appearing in Fedora 11.
> ----
> now if we could get xrandr up to 1.3 (I think it's still hanging at
> 1.2.3), I could conceivably get virtual scrolling back.

Run this:

repoquery --repoid=rawhide --changelog xorg-x11-server-utils

The latest changelog entry concerning xrandr shows that the package
coming to Fedora 11 at this point includes 1.2.99.4, which I assume is
a 1.3 pre-release.

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