Consider using yum --exclude=libwpd* update until this gets fixed.
On some hardware, you need to cause an error before starting the install. At the boot prompt, type 'garbage' (or anything else that isn't a valid kernel image name). After it errors, type your normal boot command (or press enter for the defaults) and voila!
Bugzilla Bug 161242 – libvgahw.a is broken in FC4, replacing it with FC3's solves the problem
On some settings and hardware FedoraCore 3 will use LVM2 partitions, which are not intelligable by the majority of things you're likely to be DualBooting with, which means that you should avoid the LVM if you're dual booting and/or don't really need it.
This is because UDev hasn't loaded the nvidia devices. As root:
cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
See the Fedora udev page for this and more info on udev in FC3.
No. ATI don't support X.org 6.8.0 yet. Bug them.
At FC2 release time, there was no nVidia driver that supported a new feature in the 2.6 Linux Kernel shrinking the stack size to 4k. nVidia's BinaryDriver (version 5336 and earlier) didn't work with the 4k stack size. Recent versions of the driver (1.0-6106 and later) fix this issue and provide many other new features -- download here and see NvidiaDriverHowto.
If you need to make a 5336-or-earlier driver work:
These are easier to fix, but equally nasty for new players. See RadeonNotes -- the drivers work with the new stack size but you need to patch them for regparm and apply other Fedora fixes.
Edit /etc/sysconfig/init and change GRAPHICAL to no
Edit /etc/grub.conf and remove the quiet option passed to the Kernel.
See the bug report
Probably because you have IPv6 enabled but your IPv6 routing is broken.
You probably want to disable IPv6 in FedoraCore 2.
echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf echo "alias ipv6 off" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
FedoraCore 2 no longer requires vim-common to be installed when you install vim-minimal. This makes vim not work very well. Install the vim-common and all should be resolved.
named in FedoraCore uses a chroot jail to run in (/var/named/chroot). The configuration files for named (/etc/named.conf, /etc/rndc.key) need to be copied into /var/named/chroot/etc so named can read them when it loads up. Forget about the ones in /etc, it's broken.
For more info see Bugzilla 124992
Option "NvAGP" "3" Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP" Option "UseEdidFreqs" "on"
Note that I have a Digital Flat Panel monitor connected to the DVI port on my card. I'm going to play with TwinView etc later so will update on success/failure of doing that.