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Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release."

 

via > osnews.com

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I installed it today on a Dell Latitude D430, the first install ran into problems when i selected 'add additional repositories' , it basically got stuck in some mounting loop with the cd-rom drive (dvd actually) and a quick google led me to just stick with the default packages (had to reboot, restart install).

 

This time it installed fine then rebooted to start F8 for the first time, and when attempting to startx (rhgb) it never really succeeded so all I saw was a grey screen with my mouse cursor as an X. I shut the system down by pressing on the power button (gracefully). The next boot attempt worked fine and it brought me through the firstboot wizard, I logged into X and was surprised to see the wireless nic was recognised and initialised just fine ! I opened a terminal and used neat to configure the wireless settings and i'm using it wirelessly right now !.

 

0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN Network Connection (rev 61)

 

here's a few screenies, more soon.

 

[root@localhost ~]# uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 13:55:12 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release

Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)

 

cheers

anyweb

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I tried to test the 'codecbuddy' by double clicking on an mp3, rhythmbox opened up and i don' t know if it's me but I find that application a bit strange. The mp3 was not listed and i could see no way of adding it. I then tried to open the mp3 with xmms and it popped up the usual error about 'no mp3 codec etc...'

 

ok... finally I right clicked on the mp3 and chose to open it with 'movie player', this started Totem which then popped up CodecBuddy !

 

After going with the default option (free codec) and answering yes to the licence aggreement I was listening to my mp3. WOW. Well done Fedora team, finally ! :-) Not exactly straightforward (why didn't ryhthmbox prompt me with the codecbuddy or xmms ?), but about time.

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some more screenies

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i've created a bug on bugzilla

 

"Bugzilla Bug 366101: double clicking mp3 opens rhythmbox instead of totem, so end user does not see codecbuddy"

 

so that hopefully F8 will fix this to make noobs life even easier.

 

cheers

anyweb

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here's a screenshot of PulseAudio now included in Fedora 8,

 

PulseAudio is a next generation sound server for Linux, making all sorts of "ear-candy" possible: from dynamically changing the volume of individual applications to hot-plugging support for many different devices. Fedora 8 is going to be the first distribution to ship and enable PulseAudio by default and with this in mind we talked to LennartPoettering who is the upstream and Fedora developer of PulseAudio and Avahi about the work he has put into this.

 

remind you of Vista ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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should be out soon (8th)

 

meanwhile here's the new firewall tool in Fedora 8, cool huh ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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