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Fedora is a free GNU/Linux distribution sponsored by [http://www.redhat.com Red Hat]. It is not Red Hat, but has a similar history.  Red Hat does use aspects of Fedora as an incubator for their Red Hat Enterprise Linux products. Please see the [[Red Hat Enterprise Linux]] distribution guide for more Red Hat specific information.
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Fedora is a free, stable and popular general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution developed by the [http://www.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora Project] and sponsored by [http://www.redhat.com Red Hat, Inc].
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== Overview ==
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When Red Hat discontinued Red Hat Linux in 2003, the RHL code forked into two branches. One branch is the enterprise distribution called [[Red Hat Enterprise Linux]] which is the central component of Red Hat's business model, the other branch is the general-purpose community distribution called Fedora. The Fedora code is periodically cloned and undergoes added additional refinement for stability, business-readiness and a smaller package base. This matured clone then becomes the next RHEL release.
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Red Hat often use Fedora as a platform for testing public readiness of new features which are eventually destined for RHEL and other Red Hat products. The Fedora Project still maintains a very strict software inclusion policy and testing process, so releases are not "unstable" or "bleeding-edge". Some example features which have migrated from Fedora to RHEL in the past are the yum package manager, NetworkManager and KVM virtualization. Some current testing features are systemd as a replacement for init, and the brtfs filesystem.
  
 
== General Status ==
 
== General Status ==
* Repackaged by [http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/LivnaSwitcher Thorsten Leemhuis] and [http://freshrpms.net Matthias Saou].
 
* Official ATI binary package maintained by [http://www.phoronix.com Phoronix].
 
  
==Installation==
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* Currently packaged by [http://www.rpmfusion.org/ RPM Fusion].
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* Older versions (FC9 and earlier) were packaged by [http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/LivnaSwitcher Thorsten Leemhuis] and [http://freshrpms.net/ Matthias Saou].
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* Official AMD/ATI binary package available at [http://support.amd.com/ support.amd.com].
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* Installation guide by Winglman & "the other friendly guy"
  
*[[Fedora Core 4 Installation Guide]]
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== Installation ==
*[[Fedora Core 5 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora Core 6 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 7 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 8 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 9 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 10 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 11 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 12 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 13 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 14 Installation Guide]]
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===FEDORA 15 Installation===
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'''Current maintenance cycle'''
  
*Download latest driver from ATI/AMD (minimum 11.10)
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*[[Fedora 18 Installation Guide]]
*Start software manager and instal:
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*[[Fedora 17 Installation Guide]]
  kernel source,kernel dev,kernel headers,Gcc
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*[[Fedora 16 Installation Guide]]
*reboot
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*Open terminal, SU to get root, cd into directory where "ati-driver-installer" is located, type: 
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  sh ati-driver-installer-*.run
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*Install default (do not generate distribution package)
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*Go to /usr/share/ati and open fglrx-install.log, at the end you should see build succeeded with return value 0,duplicating results into driver repository...done. if so it's all good!
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*In terminal type: aticonfig --initial
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*reboot
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Good luck,
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winglman
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==Related Resources==
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'''Maintenance cycle ended'''
*[http://rpmfusion.org/ RPMFusion RPM Repository] - Fedora RPM Builds
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*[http://www.fedorafaq.org/#radeon Fedora FAQ] - Fedora FAQ
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==References==
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*[[Fedora 15 Installation Guide]]
<references/>
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*[[Fedora 14 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 13 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 12 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 11 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 10 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 9 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 8 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora 7 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora Core 6 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora Core 5 Installation Guide]]
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*[[Fedora Core 4 Installation Guide]]
  
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== Related Links ==
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/ Fedora Project] - the community who develop the Fedora distribution
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_%28operating_system%29 Fedora (operating system)] - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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* [http://distrowatch.com/fedora DistroWatch.com: Fedora] - Third most popular distro for a very long time
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* [http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?19-AMD-ATI-Linux Phoronix Forum: AMD/ATI Linux]
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== References ==
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<references/>
  
 
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[[Category: Distributions]]
 
[[Category: Distributions]]

Revision as of 15:03, 26 December 2012

Fedora is a free, stable and popular general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution developed by the Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat, Inc.

Overview

When Red Hat discontinued Red Hat Linux in 2003, the RHL code forked into two branches. One branch is the enterprise distribution called Red Hat Enterprise Linux which is the central component of Red Hat's business model, the other branch is the general-purpose community distribution called Fedora. The Fedora code is periodically cloned and undergoes added additional refinement for stability, business-readiness and a smaller package base. This matured clone then becomes the next RHEL release.

Red Hat often use Fedora as a platform for testing public readiness of new features which are eventually destined for RHEL and other Red Hat products. The Fedora Project still maintains a very strict software inclusion policy and testing process, so releases are not "unstable" or "bleeding-edge". Some example features which have migrated from Fedora to RHEL in the past are the yum package manager, NetworkManager and KVM virtualization. Some current testing features are systemd as a replacement for init, and the brtfs filesystem.

General Status

Installation

Current maintenance cycle

Maintenance cycle ended

Related Links

References



Distribution Neutral Steps

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