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Re: When will Fedora work again?

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 12:33:26PM -0400, Al Dunsmuir wrote:

> Things went south a week after install, when the Intel hardware / dbus and pam
> updates  came  out.   Many bugs have been filed, by myself and others.  Most
> go  unanswered,  and  the  focus  seems to be on bypassing rather than fixing
> issues.   All  F10  code  updates  so  far  have  not  addressed these problems.
> Many  generations  of  Intel graphics hardware (both old and new) are affected.
> A check of Bugzilla,  both Fedora and Xorg since the fall shows it's not a pretty
> picture for any Linux distributions with current X on Intel.
> It seems strange (and sad) that so soon into the life of a release major
> regressions can happen... followed by a deafening science.  There  seems  to  be
> very  little urgency (or developer time/focus) on fixing this in F10.  Rawhide
> may be important... but only if existing releases can actually be used in real life.

Not sure if this bug I reported is related:

Personally, I'm not specifically interested in running Fedora on that
HW (I only check every Fedora release of the problem is still there ;-)),
but I *am* interested in running RHEL6 on it (like I use RHEL4 and
RHEL5 on it now), so I'm pretty scared about the future...

And this maybe is an "old" chipset, in some people's opinion, but it
is HW that is sold *today*.  Specific HW like this POS HW or industrial
stuff does often use older chipsets.

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