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Old 05-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Philip Ashmore
 
Default Should I upgrade to Fedora 9 / KDE 4?

Hi there.

People can only "look before you leap" if they are presented with enough
information to make an informed choice.

From my experience I wish I had known more.
1. The xorg update meant that the nvidia drivers couldn't simply have
the portable part recompiled for each new kernel. This is what the Livna
repo hosts.
2. On my install of KDE 4 (other problems may have caused this so please
confirm) I have no Kate, no science screensaver, no ksysguard.
I filed a bug against ksysguard / KDE 4 -
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=447471


I have no CD/DVD drive and no other machine.
After reformatting my hard disk twice, trying to copy the DVD image to a
hard disk partition to boot off it and eventually using VMware server to
boot off the ISO and install to a physical hard disk, I wish I hadn't
started.


I've downgraded to Fedora 8 and was going to wait for the nvidia drivers
to catch up, but now it looks like I'll be waiting for KDE 4.2.


Ho hum.

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Old 05-20-2008, 09:58 PM
Warren Togami
 
Default Should I upgrade to Fedora 9 / KDE 4?

Philip Ashmore wrote:

Hi there.

People can only "look before you leap" if they are presented with enough
information to make an informed choice.




I have no CD/DVD drive and no other machine.
After reformatting my hard disk twice, trying to copy the DVD image to a
hard disk partition to boot off it and eventually using VMware server to
boot off the ISO and install to a physical hard disk, I wish I hadn't
started.


Another great option would have been to try LiveUSB with persistence on
a $10 2GB USB stick. With LiveUSB and persistence you can even
install/upgrade RPMS. Very safe and easy way to try a new Fedora
without risk.


Warren Togami
wtogami@redhat.com

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:32 PM
Philip Ashmore
 
Default Should I upgrade to Fedora 9 / KDE 4?

Philip Ashmore wrote:

Hi there.

People can only "look before you leap" if they are presented with
enough information to make an informed choice.




I have no CD/DVD drive and no other machine.
After reformatting my hard disk twice, trying to copy the DVD image
to a hard disk partition to boot off it and eventually using VMware
server to boot off the ISO and install to a physical hard disk, I
wish I hadn't started.


Another great option would have been to try LiveUSB with persistence
on a $10 2GB USB stick. With LiveUSB and persistence you can even
install/upgrade RPMS. Very safe and easy way to try a new Fedora
without risk.


Warren Togami
wtogami@redhat.com


If I had a laptop that could boot of USB drives then you would be correct.
I have a 2002 Dell Inspiron 8000.

If only computer manufacturers open-sourced their BIOS software I could
add USB boot capability to my Flash BIOS and be good to go...(TODO).
Yes it may be getting on a bit now but not many laptops sport a
1600x1200 display!


Philip

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:32 AM
Kevin Kofler
 
Default Should I upgrade to Fedora 9 / KDE 4?

Philip Ashmore <contact <at> philipashmore.com> writes:
> no Kate

Kate has moved to kdesdk. It's supposed to be an editor for developers, KWrite
is the version for average users (based on the same editing component, the
KatePart), thus the move.

> no science screensaver

Maybe you are/were missing kdeartwork-kxs, kdeartwork-extras or one of the
xscreensaver* packages?

> no ksysguard

KSysGuard still exists as a standalone application. What you were referring to:
> I filed a bug against ksysguard / KDE 4 -
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=447471
is the Kicker applet which indeed is no longer available (and this is not a
bug, it has simply not been ported or rewritten for Plasma yet).

Kevin Kofler

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