Fedora 8.0.1 and RHEL 5.1 released

By Justin Mann on November 8, 2007, 3:12 PM
If you are a Fedora fan, the group has this week released the next version of the distro and made it available for download. Fedora 8.0.1 is available for download via BitTorrent or directly from their mirrors, or you can order DVDs online.

The release notes cover a plethora of changes that were introduced in the 8 series, though the most notable additions are software upgrades such as GNOME 2.20, KDE 3.5.8 and OpenOffice 2.3, along with the relatively new 2.6.23 kernel release. The download weighs in at around 3.4GB.

Update: In addition, the related Red Hat distro has just released the newest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new 5.1 release includes standard virtualization support and is clearly aimed at companies looking to begin deploying virtual environments en-masse. You can read the RHEL press release for more information.

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phantasm66 said:
I've already downloaded and installed Fedora 8 on my Dell Vostro notebook.So far mostly so good.... there is a bit of trouble compiling some things, like the Nvidia drivers. Here is the patch I used on the Nvidia driver source code to make it work:-------------------cut here--------------------------diff -urN NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1-fixed/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h-
- NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h 2007-0
-14 03:59:58.000000000 +0200+++ NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1-fixed/usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h
007-08-05 21:21:18.000000000 +0200@@ -533,7 +533,7 @@ #define NV_KMEM_CACHE_CREATE(kmem_cache, name, type) { kmem_cache = kmem_cache_create(name, sizeof(type), - 0, 0, NULL, NULL); + 0, 0, NULL); } #define NV_KMEM_CACHE_DESTROY(kmem_cache) diff -urN NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1-fixed/usr/src/nv/nv.c--- NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c 2007-06-14 03:59:58.000000000 +0200+++ NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1-fixed/usr/src/nv/nv.c 2007-0
-05 21:21:18.000000000 +0200@@ -1566,8 +1566,7 @@ if (apm_nv_dev[i] != NULL) pm_unregister(apm_nv_dev[i]); #endif - if (unregister_chrdev(nv_major, "nvidia") < 0)- nv_printf(NV_DBG_ERRORS, "NVRM: unregister nv chrdev failedn");+ unregister_chrdev(nv_major, "nvidia"); for (i = 0; i < num_nv_devices; i++) {@@ -1598,8 +1597,7 @@ nv_printf(NV_DBG_INFO, "NVRM: nvidia_exit_modulen"); - if (unregister_chrdev(nv_major, "nvidia") < 0)- nv_printf(NV_DBG_ERRORS, "NVRM: unregister nv chrdev failedn");+ unregister_chrdev(nv_major, "nvidia"); for (i = 0; i < num_nv_devices; i++) {-------------------cut here--------------------------You then patch the source code by writing the above into a file called nvidia-fix.patch and then doing this:% NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run -xCreating directory NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1Verifying archive integrity... OKUncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 100.14.11.....% cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1% patch -p1 < nvidia-fix.patchpatching file usr/src/nv/nv-linux.hpatching file usr/src/nv/nv.c% ./nvidia-installerI am having the same problem with Truecrypt, it does not compile either and has the same error message. I did get a patch file but I have not been able to get it to work so far.
phantasm66 said:
Oh, by the way apart from that it is totally kick ass.
Julio said:
Would you pick the new Fedora over the hyped Ubuntu?
phantasm66 said:
I've not really tried Ubuntu recently, I may well though, just to get a comparison.
phantasm66 said:
Got truecrypt working with this:you need to change the kmem_cache_create in Dm-target.c# diff Dm-target.c Dm-target.c.orig659c659< bio_ctx_cache = kmem_cache_create ("truecrypt-bioctx", sizeof (struct bio_ctx), 0, 0, NULL);---> bio_ctx_cache = kmem_cache_create (”truecrypt-bioctx”, sizeof (struct bio_ctx), 0, 0, NULL, NULL);After this change the installation and compilation runs fine.
phantasm66 said:
vmware server 1.0.4 (latest at time of post) does not seem to work no matter what I do.[Edited by phantasm66 on 2007-11-10 06:34:27]
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