Why are some having so much trouble with F7?

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 13:44:26 UTC 2007

On 6/23/07, Eric <spamsink at scoot.netis.com> wrote:
> I've been lurking and occasionally posting here since F7 came out, and it
> has got me to wondering... Why are some people having so much trouble with F7?
> My installation was a fresh installation on a reformatted and
> re-partitioned hard drive, and other than a few minor quirks (things
> creating users in the wrong UID space; the screen blanks after non-use even
> when I don't want it to; some conflicts in installation that were a bit of
> a PITA to fix), all of which have been fixed thanks to you guys here in
> this forum, everything has pretty much just dropped into place and Just Works.
> I'm not doing anything very fancy... one of my two F7 installations is a
> web, FTP, and MySQL server and the other is a VMware Workstation "guest" OS
> with which so far I've just been doing basic stuff, nothing that requires
> ultra-high-resolution 3D graphics or anything like that..  And, I have no
> fancy or exotic peripherals; specifically, the server uses a Matrox display
> card that historically has been one of the better-supported display cards.
> Does most trouble arise from trying to upgrade FC6 installations rather
> than installing fresh?  Have most problems arisen from the use of
> less-well-known hardware whose support is limited or perhaps broken?  Is it
> in the high-resolution graphics arena (CAD, games) where most of the
> problems arise?
> For me, F7 is working great!  Way to go, F7 team!  Ya done good.  :-)

The installation DVD simply does not install anything here 8and in
many places). The problem is caused by the fact that the F7 kernels
are too buggy... With a yum installation, F7 gets installed, but to
boot in it, one has to have the FC6 kernel installed and selected.


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