Getting started with IRC support
(Needs updates for Fedora 10.)
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#Fedora IRC support channel - Start page
This page contains helpful links with solutions to commonly asked questions in #fedora. Users should check the resources here for answers first before asking in #fedora.
For questions related to testing Fedora or about the quality of Fedora, please ask in #fedora-qa.
For information on how to use IRC, please visit the IRC HowTo.
Getting help in #fedora
The #fedora IRC support channel is a very useful resource to the community of users. It allows end users to ask questions directly to the community. Anyone is invited to get help, but please be polite and do not flood the channel. if you need to paste something, please use fpaste. All off topic conversation should be directed to #fedora-social. For more information about what this channel is for and our Code of Conduct, please visit the IRC wiki page.
When a release is no longer supported by the community, #fedora will no longer support. For more information about releases when they have reached End Of Life, please visit EOL Support.
For more information about how to use the #fedora support channel to get help, please visit Maximizing Support from IRC.
There are also support channels in languages other than English available. These channels are named as #fedora-cc, where "cc" is the country code. There are also other Fedora channels used by specific groups within Fedora. For more information about other channels and languages, please visit the communication page.
If you are having a common problem, such as needing a driver for your wireless card or looking for where to file a bug, chances are you can find the information you need here first. Below is a list of links that are commonly referenced in #fedora.
- Livna RPM repository - An additional repository for Fedora that includes many 3rd party applications and solutions.
- Fedora Solved - This site contains well-maintained, community written guides to common problems. If you are looking for a guide to show you how to get your wireless card to work or how to get mp3s to play, this is a great place to look.
- Fedora Unity - This site contains re-spins of the Fedora install media that come bundled with all available updates up to the date of the re-spin. This can save you a lot of time otherwise spent on downloading hundreds of MB worth of updates after an install.
- Fedora download page - You can get Fedora's official install and live media here.
- Fedora 64 - This community driven site offers support and information for running Fedora with the x86_64 architecture.
- Bugzilla - You can browse and submit bugs for Fedora. If you would like to report a problem you have found with Fedora, please submit it here.
- Fedora Forum A strong community-driven support forum of Fedora users. You are likely to find a discussion relevant to what you are looking for here.
Currently Known Issues
You should also review the Release Notes for your version on Fedora. Current common major issues with Fedora 9 are:
- Some have experienced that since the xorg-1.5 update, rhgb no longer works. This does not affect all users and does not affect any of the functionality of Fedora.
- No ATI proprietary drivers due to an incompatibility with Fedora 9's Xorg version. This is not a Fedora bug. Users should use radeon or radeonhd instead. Both open source drivers support 3D acceleration. nVidia's drivers are available for the new Xorg.
- Virtualization through xen is not supported in Fedora 9 as dom0 is not available. Please use vmware, qemu, or kvm for your virtualization needs.
For known common problems with current releases, please visit the Common Bugs page.
For a comprehensive list of all currently known problems, or to submit a problem that you have found, please visit the Bugzilla page.