Fedora News Updates #5
by Colin Charles
For the week of: Wednesday, February 4th 2004
Available at: http://fedoranews.org/colin/fnu/week5.shtml
Welcome to the fifth issue of Fedora News Updates, the weekly (or
bi-weekly) newsletter for the Fedora community. We aim to release this
often and can do so with the help of the community. It should contain
user information as well as some useful developer discussions that will
shape the outcome of Fedora.
Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO
has a new HOWTO
on how to get all forms of multimedia working - be it MP3 playback,
Flash, and even streaming video and audio. It is comprehensive, and is
available at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Fedora-Multimedia-Installation-HOWTO/index.html
As Elliot Lee pointed out, Fedora Core 2 test1 is delayed, as there are
, before a release. As a consequence, we have a new schedule
(incorporating the delay), and Bill Nottingham has posted when an expected
Want the equivalent of locking your screen with a certain number of
keystrokes (namely Ctrl+Alt+Del)? Marc Williams came up with a useful
that works with GNOME.
The issue with many modern keyboards is that they come with all these
additional buttons and keys that do interesting "multimedia" things,
for instance. They work well with the drivers supplied, but us Linux
users seem to be a little left out. Well, Christopher Wickert points
us to Lineakd
, while Keith Robertson-Turner gives you a nitty
gritty howto entitled Tips
for using "extra" keyboard keys mini HOWTO
Fedora Bug Day #2
Jef Spaleta isn't naming the "top" triager for last week, as there were
backlogs of easyfix comments. 61 bugs have been officially triaged
and have a QA whiteboard string. It should also be noted that Miloslav
Trmac made significant contributions in the past week, and now has also
enrolled in the Fedora Community Bug Squad.
Alan Cox has provided some
to get you started in making the Bug Squad's job more
Today's Bug Day, nicknamed "the
strings they are a'changin'
" focuses on fixing bugs in user visible
text, that would need to be retranslated. And in case anyone is trying
out Rawhide, Elliot Lee confirms what the correct
are for reporting.
Adding unlisted printers
redhat-config-printer (renamed now to system-config-printer) is CUPS
compliant, and while it has a large database, it may not have
everything at the moment. Tim Waugh tells us how
it'll be done in Fedora Core 2
, Joe Beach actually goes
thru a lengthy process
of getting it sorted, and Tim points that system-config-printer
from Fedora development will work
The #fedora channel on irc.freenode.net is now set to a "restricted"
mode. This means that you will have to have a nickname registered with
freenode before you can get on the #fedora channel. To do this, get
some help from the NickServ by typing /msg NickServ help.
KDE 3.2 has been released, and there are RPM's available at mirrors
near you (or from ftp.kde.org
Steven Ulrick also recommends a useful
Ever wanted to map a drive letter and mount a windows share using WINE?
William Murray shows us how at http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-January/msg06203.html
of Red Carpet
in Linux.Ars is quite an interesting read as a
package management option. Heed the advice of not upgrading the kernel!
Thanks to Brent Bradbury for the link.
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This issue of Fedora News Updates brought to you by Colin Charles