A frequently asked question is: Where can I find a specific older version of Fedora? The correct answer is: If you CANNOT find it on the official Fedora Mirror List, then chances are it is too old and not supported. Unless you need an older version for some very specific task, I strongly recommend that you use a recent version of Fedora. To find an older version, start by going through the mirrors to see if you can find a site that is physically closer to you (for faster downloads).
The MPlayer team released RC2 of the multimedia package. The last release RC1 was almost 12 months ago. The changes are typical: newer support of less significant codecs, major optimizations and improvements on more popular codecs. This release has a great deal of work done on streaming (Live555). I don’t know if we will ever see an official 1.0 release, however it seems unimportant as everyone probably should just be updating their “snapshots” of MPlayer ever 3-4 months so they don’t have to wait 14 or 12 months.
As mentioned in my Fedora 7 Review, there were some ACPI regressions in functionality. The basic problem is as such: Before I hit ‘Suspend’ my mouse is working fine, however the mouse fails to activate after the computer is resumed. To get the mouse to work again, I must run the following, after which the mouse works perfectly. [mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo su - [root@charon ~]# modprobe -r ehci_hcd [root@charon ~]# modprobe ehci_hcd How do I know which module to pick?
I have been using Fedora 7 for 2 weeks now and feel I’ve setup and configured almost all of the software and hardware as I would like. The following are my observations and assessments of this release. Installation: Media Many people have complained that the methods for installing Fedora 7 (F7) were poorly thought out. There are 2 types of ISO’s available for download: Live Images and basic DVD Installs. The Live Images boot to a useable instance of Fedora in memory and provide a method to install the contents of the disk onto the drive.
Time for some “Moonshine”! Even before the official announcement, Max Spevack, leader of the Fedora Project, issued several words with his enthusiasm for all the work put into this release. If you did not notice the release is called Fedora 7 and not Fedora Core 7 and this represents the most significant change. The previous devision of software in Fedora’s 2 main repositories: Core and Extras has been merged. While this may not be seen directly to the end user it has been a massive amount of work behind the scenes.