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a couple comments on FC5

Post by worker201 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:08 am

One of the interesting things about my new FC5 isntallation is the artwork. The login screen is cool-looking, the boot splash is tasteful, and the grub screen is downright mouth-watering. Where did all this come from? And will it be improved in FC6? If I had known how pleasant it was, I would have made the upgrade from 4 much earlier.

And I just noticed that when booting up, the numlock stays set. The automatic resetting of numlock on restart was one of my number one pet peeves with Linux - no startup scripts or settings seemed to fix it. Looks like they finally got it figured out. Congratulations!

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Post by Void Main » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:43 pm

Sorry, but as far as artwork FC6 looks exactly like FC5 (at least in FC6Test2 which I installed last week). Regarding the numlock, this didn't work for you?

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Post by worker201 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:53 pm

Never heard of numlockx before. An rpm query shows I still haven't heard of it. Whatever happened, though, seems to work.

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Post by worker201 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:16 pm

Which reminds me: here's a list of the channels I have currently set up for Smart to use:
http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/5/i386/core
http://apt.sw.be/dries/fedora/fc5/i386/dries/RPMS
http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/5/i386/updates

What other channels should/could I be using?

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Post by Void Main » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:20 pm

Well, you might want Extras (which contains a BOATLOAD of packages including the ones referenced for the numlock issue).

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Post by worker201 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:13 pm

I was feeling extra industrious, so I went ahead and installed Extras, Livna, Grey Sector, and Flash.

Interestingly, the yum info for all of those repos is available in /etc/yum.repos.d/ - you'd think that Smart would be able to get that info itself. Heck it probably can, I just don't know how. Fortunately, I was able to install the channels correctly by hand.

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