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Re: Does Fedora11-alpha contain Linux-2.6.29rc?



On Tuesday 17 February 2009, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> --- On Mon, 2/16/09, Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy gmail com> wrote:
>>> From: Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy gmail com>
>>> Subject: Does Fedora11-alpha contain Linux-2.6.29rc?
>>> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora."
>>> <fedora-list redhat com> Date: Monday, February 16, 2009, 9:25 AM
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Does Fedora11-Alpha use RC versions of 2.6.29, or still
>>> stick to
>>> 2.6.28 until 2.6.29 is released?
>>
>> Yes, pretty much.  We are running 2.6.29rcX kernels :)
>>
>>> The reason I ask is that the Intel driver is horribly
>>> broken with
>>> 2.6.28's GEM stuff, and I hope things got better until
>>> now.
>>
>> We hope many things get better as well :)
>> Enjoying the ride with rawhide!
>
>Not so much, I did an alpha install and it worked really well. A few days
> later I did an update (with "yum upgrade") and it hung during the upgrade
> never to boot again in any way. No, I mean any way, no POST, no way into
> BIOS, dead.
>
>I pulled the disk and cleared the MBR and partition table, still wouldn't
> even POST, cleared the NV memory, reflashed the BIOS, dropped back to FC10.
>
>No complaint, I know it's alpha, but that was the most hosed system I have
> ever seen. At least that I was able to recover w/o replacing hardware.
> Shuttle with Celeron and Sis chipset, and *NO* I don't want to continue
> testing. ;-)

That is kubuntu Jaunty alpha4 I installed on the other drive.  And it pulled 
in about 300 updates and I installed another 110 packages last night when I 
was booted to it, and seemed to be pretty stable to me. KDE4 sure is 
different, I definitely don't like the new menu lashup at all.  But if you 
look long enough, most of it is there.  Its also not as fast subjectively.

>--
>Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
>   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
>the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot



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