Fedora 11 FAQ

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== What's new in Fedora 11? ==
 
== What's new in Fedora 11? ==
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Highlights include
 
Highlights include
  
* Presto (delta RPM updates reducing bandwidth usage over 80%
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* Presto (delta RPM updates reducing bandwidth usage over 80% typically). Yum install yum-presto to enable it.
typically). Yum install yum-presto to enable it.
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* Automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit
 
* Automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit
  
* Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards (3D support is not
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* Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards (3D support is not mature and disabled however)
mature and disabled however),
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* Simplified Anaconda text mode installation and minimal installation
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* Simplified Anaconda text mode installation and minimal installation support
support,
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* Automatic Bug Reporting tool,
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* Automatic Bug Reporting tool
  
* Native access to Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange,
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* Native access to Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange
  
 
* Firefox 3.1 and ThunderBird 3.0
 
* Firefox 3.1 and ThunderBird 3.0
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* Ext4 as the default filesystem
 
* Ext4 as the default filesystem
  
* Experimental support for the next generation Btrfs filesystem,
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* Experimental support for the next generation Btrfs filesystem (hidden by default)
  
* Improved I18N with the switch to IBus input system by default,
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* Improved I18N with the switch to IBus input system by default
  
 
* Much improved Kernel Mode Support with flicker free and fast bootup
 
* Much improved Kernel Mode Support with flicker free and fast bootup
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* RPM 4.7, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, Linux Kernel 2.6.29, Python
 
* 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.
 
2.6. GCC 4.4 and several other changes.
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== Where Can I download it? ==
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Get it at http://get.fedoraproject.org
  
 
== My sound doesn't work? ==
 
== My sound doesn't work? ==

Revision as of 08:15, 29 April 2009

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Contents

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

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Enabling_Root_User_For_GNOME_Display_Manager

Where can I find answers on Ext4 ?

All you wanted to know about Ext4 and more at

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ext4_in_Fedora_11

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

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_from_pre-release_to_final