Fedora 9 Sulpher: First Impression

Ahmed Kamal email.ahmedkamal at googlemail.com
Fri May 16 21:53:22 UTC 2008

Great work guys, F9 basically rocks. The "Fast-X" feature .. is sooo yummy
:) I can't believe I lived with that ugly flicker the past decade. Also
kde-4 .. soo cool, although we all agree it needs more polish. However, I am
facing a perhaps higher than usual number of potential bugs! I will detail
below, and you decide:

- GDM has no shortcut key for "Login" button, while the "Cancel" button
right beside it has the C underlined! That hurts my eyes :)
- GDM does not remember the last session! So, I always need to choose kde4
- /media/windows-ntfs-drive/ is not automounted when KDE is started. So,
okular starts and tries to open the pdf book I was reading, but fails! Not
sure if that's a kde bug or a system one. But when I start KDE file manager,
and click that directory, it mounts and opens fine!
- network service not brining bridge devices up or similar (I will detail in
a separate thread)
- kernel not powering off my toshiba A105 S361 laptop upon shutdown! (grr ..
this keeps coming and going on all 2.6 kernels)
- Synaptics driver not "tapping" enabled! This remains a bug to me even
though people on https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=437609 seem to
have found a work around. Since Fedora changed the default behaviour, could
we at least get a release notes section on how to activate tapping
- Firefox3b5 sometimes showing solid color stripes over text, rendering it
unreadable .. well, it is still in beta

Other than those, F9 still rox :)

2008/5/15 Ramez Hanna <rhanna at informatiq.org>:

> been using it for a full working day now
> i am impressed with the new packagekit so far
> yet i don't see major changes that are apparent to the desktop user, but
> what more can they ask for ;)
> great work
> 2008/5/15 Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 07:51 -0400, Yu Feng wrote:
>> > Everything is fine except the low quality graphics for GDM. It looks
>> > like an over-compressed jpeg file. I'd rather to use a black screen as
>> > background instead, but there is even no way to change the background
>> > (yet).
>> Very happy that you guys are trying out the distribution.  However, you
>> should discuss these topics on fedora-list, and not the lists intended
>> for discussion of infrastructure, marketing, and translation.
>> Thanks! :-)
>> --
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