For some time Fedora releases have supported UEFI (more commonly known as EFI) booting on X86-64 platforms. Having some experience of using EFI on IA64 platforms over the years, I decided to test out EFI booting Fedora 12 on one of my systems has built-in support for UEFI booting. This post details my experience.
Fedora 12 contains a new infrastructure for populating and building an initramfs image called Dracut. This post examines what has changed in the boot process and the contents of the initramfs image.
The aim of the Plymouth project is to answer the oft-stated user requirement that their computer startup be flicker-free, seamless, shiny and logged. In this post I examine the current state of the project and show you how to customize your startup and shutdown experience.
Earlier this year I wrote a number of posts about monitoring and interacting with D-Bus using shell scripts. In this post I look at using Ruby to monitor and interact with D-Bus enabled applications.
Fedora 11 (Leonidas) ships with the nouveau nVidia graphics driver preloaded by default if a nVidia graphics card is detected at install time. Previous versions of Fedora used the older X.Org nv driver. The nouveau project aims at producing Open Source 3D drivers for nVidia graphics cards. According to the nouveau project Wiki 2D-support is in fairly good shape with EXA acceleration, Xv and Randr12 (think of dual-head, rotations, etc.). Randr12 should work for all cards up to, and including, Geforce 9000 series, although some issues with Geforce 8/9 laptops may still exist, for such issues bug reports should be