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Repositories for Fedora Core 6

Fedora Core is in rapid development. Repositories or in short repos (plural of repo) are servers which provide packages for Fedora Core users to install and update packages. For those who likes to live on the edge should enable testing repo. For newbie, you can use pirut or go to Application --> Add/Remove Software and enable the testing repo. Be warned that the packages provided are not stable. They can even make your computer system hang and your CD drive burnt ;). I don't like it. I like everything to be stable and I have experienced how it was to be living on the bleeding edge. Things were not that good. :D

Beside core, updates and extras repositories, you might need to add livna and kde repositories too. These sites provide non-free/proprietary packages like mp3 support and proprietary display drivers (ATI and NVIDIA). The kde repo stated above provides unofficial kde packages from kde community itself. The packages comes as updates for the packages provided by official Fed…

Setting up wireless with Mandriva 2007

I rarely install Linux on laptop. It was great to have one and saw how Linux distros progressed in this area. Since last week, I have been a responsible person for one of my office's laptop. I tried installing Fedora Core 6 on it. It was no good. After a couple of minutes, it started to become slower like something was going on in the background. It was so annoying. I tried upgrading the kernel and all the latest updates using yum but to no avail. Of course your mileage may vary.

Mandriva 2007
With Mandriva 2007, I was in luck. I got the DVD from LinuxForYou magazine. I am no stranger with Mandriva. I have been using it for 5 years and one of servers I managed using it. As any desktop-oriented distros, Mandriva is one of the user-friendliest distros out there. It is good and will be better in the future.

Wireless
My laptop is Intel-based. What i mean here is the wireless, CPU and VGA chipsets are from Intel. My wireless is ipw3945. No driver for this chipset I could found in the DVD. …