Fedora 11 FAQ

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What's new in Fedora 11?

Fedora 11 has a large number of new major features.

A feature list is provided at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/FeatureList

Highlights include

  • Presto (delta RPM updates reducing bandwidth usage over 80% typically). Yum install yum-presto to enable it.
  • Automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit
  • Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards (3D support is not mature and disabled however)
  • Simplified Anaconda text mode installation and minimal installation support
  • Automatic Bug Reporting tool
  • Native access to Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange
  • Firefox 3.1 and ThunderBird 3.0
  • Openoffice.org 3.1
  • Windows Cross Compiler (MinGW and a comprehensive set of cross

compiled libraries)

  • Ext4 as the default filesystem
  • Experimental support for the next generation Btrfs filesystem (hidden by default)
  • Improved I18N with the switch to IBus input system by default
  • Much improved Kernel Mode Support with flicker free and fast bootup
  • Many virtualization and security improvements,
  • RPM 4.7, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, Linux Kernel 2.6.29, Python

2.6. GCC 4.4 and several other changes.

Where Can I download it?

Get it at http://get.fedoraproject.org

My sound doesn't work?

Run alsamixer -c0 in the command line and turn up the controls and check again

I can't login as root in GNOME. What can I do?

GNOME Display Manager does not allow root users to directly login for security reasons from Fedora 10 release. Refer


Where can I find answers on Ext4 ?

All you wanted to know about Ext4 and more at


I was using a pre-release (alpha/beta/snapshot/preview) of Fedora 11. How do I upgrade to the general release?

Questions on upgrading from a pre-release is answered at