Fedora 15 Fixes

Spending all my time at work with Redhat’s suite of products and at the same time sticking to having my primary working OS to be Ubuntu was causing too much dissonance. So I finally decided to move to Fedora as my primary OS after 6 years of Ubuntu. My guess was that as a desktop user, beyond packaging issues, the transition is going to be minimal. But as with any new release, there are always some niggling issues, and I am going to document them here in one place as I continue to find them.

Selinux issues

SElinux is enforced by default on F15. For once I think I will not fight this. This would be a good opportunity to learn selinux properly. However, there are some application errors because of this:

Gnome issues

Fedora 15 includes Gnome 3, which requires a major re-learning for doing every day stuff. The settings applications is missing a lot of config options which I was using earlier in Ubuntu. It turns out that Gnome 3 hides a lot of these settings by design. Unfortunately, this means that people will need to learn additional tools to do what they want.

Lots of Gnome 3 tips at the Archlinux wiki.

Quick tip: Making ssh agent work in screen sessions Vim git commit color weirdness