Fedora 17 Goes LIVE!

Fedora 17 recieved GOLD status last week. I have been running it through it’s paces ever since. So far, I am quite pleased with Fedora 17. I have always felt a bit, uneasy with Fedora 16. Fedora 17 feels very solid. I have not had a single point of failure with Fedora 17 so far.

Kubuntu 10.10 Desktop Problem

When I installed Kubuntu 10.10 I encountered one glaring issue.

I am using the Nvidia 3rd party driver for my GTX 260 core 216 Evga video card.
The problem, an odd opaque box that extends through the left of the desktop.

In order to solve this issue I combed through the usual suspects at various web sites.
What I found was a great deal information that did not relate to the issue at all.
And a few tidbits in places that pointed to Desktop effects.

Ultimately, someone had suggested disabling desktop effects entirely.
When I disabled Desktop effects entirely, the problem went away.
Then I re-enabled the desktop effects and went through the options.
When I disabled V-Synch and changed the filtering to Tri-Linear as opposed to the default of bi-linear, the issue was resolved.

Start —> System Settings —> Desktop Effects —> Disable all Desktop effects

Howto: Install Fedora from a LiveUSB flash drive or CD.

When you have a liveUSB flash drive or liveUSB CD the installation of Fedora is fairly straight forward.

1. Install the LiveUSB flash drive or CD.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Press F8 to acquire the boot menu of your computer.  Some systems may require a different F key such as F2 or F5.

4. Select the LiveUSB drive or CD to boot.

5.  Partition the hard drive you wish to install to.  I typically reserve a 25GB partition for the Linux installation and a 5GB partition for the Linux swap file.   You may want to create a separate partition for your /home directories also.   A fairly well outfitted install of Fedora occupies approximately 8Gb of drive space.

6.  Follow the prompts for the installation.  Be sure to install the Grub boot loader if you are dual booting.