Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gnome shell will work without 3D acceleration in Fedora 17

From a message posted on Nov 3 to fedora mailing list by Adam Jackson the currently rawhide[1] fedora will have a gnome-shell that no longer treat llvmpipe as an unsupported driver. This means you can run gnome-shell even on VirtualBox or any other VM or on a hardware without 3D support.

So the Gnome shell will be available to everyone What about Gnome fallback which was executed when 3D acceleration was not available. It will no longer be required.

Still the work on software rendering of Gnome shell is only 10% complete. (When i wrote this post).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fedora launched community knowledge base

Following the recent release of Fedora 16, the Fedora Project has announced the launch of its new Ask Fedora community knowledge base and support forums.

The new site is powered by Askbot, an open source Q&A forum written in Python and Django, which allows community members to ask and answer other users' questions related to Fedora. Before Ask Fedora, the three primary resources for users were the project's IRC channel (#fedora in, the mailing lists and FedoraForum.

Users can sign into Ask Fedora using their Fedora identity or any OpenID, including those from Google or WordPress. Information on how to participate can be found in the Ask Fedora FAQ and on the Ask Fedora wiki.

My ask fedora profile url is

Friday, November 11, 2011

Install htop

htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. Install Htop in fedora using following command:
sudo yum install htop