December 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm #160326
What Fedora 10 version will work with NC10?
(i686 , x86 64,i386) ?December 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm #177851
i686 works fine.
The x86_64 won’t work as the Atom processor is 32bit.December 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm #177861
it gives me an error when im trying to boot the i686 live cd(throw an usb stick)December 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm #177852
What error does it give?
I installed Fedora 10 via an external DVD drive.December 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm #177862
I think the file that downloaded was corrupted.. it is 629mb and on the Fedora project site it is said that its supposed to be 683mb. I started downloading it again now. Thanks, at least I know I’m trying to install the right version)December 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm #177863
another question: you installed Fedora from the live cd? the wifi worked out of the box?December 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm #177853
If you want to be certain you could follow the instructions on this page:
Fedora Project: Verify your ISO download
The iso I downloaded was ~681MB, so it sounds like it is corrupt. If you have a slow connection and don’t want to download the whole thing again you should be able to use the torrent to complete it.
EDIT: Just seen your second question. The WiFi does work out of the box, with both the card which comes with the NC10 and the Intel 5300 card that people are upgrading their NC10’s with.
A site with a few useful bits of information is here:
Fedora 10 on the Samsung NC10 @nyNet
I would recommend updating everything before attempting to make anything extra work, as an update appears to fix the speaker/headphones switching.December 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm #177864
That’s not a problem I got a pretty fast connection. I’ll have the file in an half an hour. I used their direct link so I can’t complete it)December 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm #177854
You can point the torrent to the incomplete download (doesn’t matter how it was downloaded) and it will fill in any missing/corrupted bits, though as you have a fast connection you can save the effort of sorting out the torrent and just redownload it.
By the way the only thing which I’ve found that doesn’t work correctly at the moment are some of the special keys, the most annoying is the brightness. There are some ‘fixes’, though I’m waiting for a proper fix which looks like it should be soon. In the mean time I added the brightness app to the panel and just use that.December 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm #177865
What is the boot time of Fedora on your machine?December 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm #177855
47 seconds from selecting the OS in GRUB to the login screen.
14 seconds from the login screen to a fully loaded desktop.
Total ~61 Seconds
I have disabled a lot of services and startup items which I don’t need.
EDIT: One thing you will need to do unless you like having a really dim screen, is to go into the BIOS and set the “Brightness Mode Control” from “Auto” to “User Control”.December 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm #177866
Thanks, I’ll do that)) I never used Fedora before. I have Ubuntu on my main machine. However I heard that Ubuntu is not supporting all the nc10 hardware but is still need linux for the university so I decided to try FedoraDecember 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm #177856
The big difference between Fedora and Ubuntu out of the box, is that Fedora supports the wireless card (and possibly slightly better sound support). A useful page about Ubuntu on the NC10 is the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 on the Samsung NC10 page, this has a lot of good information and can be useful even if you are using Fedora or another disro.
Once setup Ubuntu will work fine on the NC10 though.
Fedora tends to be a little bit more command line based (though not that much), and have slightly newer versions of applications than Ubuntu. I have used both Ubuntu and Fedora amongst other distros, though my preference is for Fedora.
Oh and the ugly boot bar can be easily changed to a nice animated startup screen.January 25, 2009 at 9:23 pm #177849NcssryEvlMember
What kind of battery life do you get in Fedora? I’d like to move one of my laptops to Linux, but unless I can get the kind of battery life I’m getting in Windows 7, it’s not going to happen on the NC10.January 25, 2009 at 9:28 pm #177857
Under normal usage (for me) I’m seeing around 4.5 hours, that’s with WiFi, Bluetooth and Compiz Fusion enabled and in use.
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