Some notes: - i have not yet upgraded the Dell 8200 laptop from fc4 to fc5, it was travelling, hence a desktop got the first view.... pretty much everything worked. - i made a mistake in telling the machine i had an nvidia card.... well, it's an ati card, and i'm still struggling to recover from this. /etx/X11/xorg.conf <-- remove an nvidia path /etc/modprobe.conf.d/ <-- remove the nvidia file /etc/ld.so.conf.d/ <-- remove the nvidia file chkconfig nvidia-glx off <-- run this programSome background material to hald: Making Hardware Just Work.
See also bugzilla for a trail of this problem.
no mplayer? no xine? - see http://rpm.livna.org/ for a list of removed and why URLs to visit: http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/mega-merge.php Atrpms Dagrpms Newrpms Freshrpms some other i8200 user: www.isrec.isb-sib.ch/~agrosdid/fedora_dell.html ODD: - in the middle of active work the screensaver becomes active..... - not sure if this is after a suspend (see below) - closing the lid (despite having set it) doesn't suspend properly the "suspend action" does however seem to work - occasionally the screen goes buts after it has been idle for a while ctrl-alt-F1 ctrl-alt-F7 will get it back. - the old bug whereby firefox would lockup due to a flashplayer bug is still present. Restarting firefox doesn't help, but restarting X will work.
yum install flash-plugin