Rex Dieter wrote:
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have a ThinkPad T61, with Nvidia G86M [Quadro NVS 140M] GPU.
> I like to run Fedora KDE, but my experience with successive Fedora's
> has not been happy.
> The laptop just about worked with Fedora-21.
> It is more or less unusable with Fedora-22,
> and completely useless with Fedora-23 beta.
It is unfortunate that device driver quality varies so much... I've even
experienced that a couple of times for me usually-stable intel-based
laptops too for past releases.
Thanks very much for your response.
I should modify my critical remarks above.
The versions of F23beta I was referring to were obtained
by upgrading from F22 (in two different ways).
I'm now running F23beta KDE installed on a spare partition
from a USB stick created from Fedora-Live-KDE-x86_64-23_Beta-1.iso.
This works much better on my ThinkPad T61 with nvidia GPU,
in fact better than F22 on this laptop.
(Both F22 and F23beta work almost perfectly on a ThinkPad T510
with intel GPU.)
In your particular case, it could be possible to get driver
devs/maintainers to look at it closer, if they provided with good/detailed
I shall try to give this later.
I don't see any f23/kde specific ones filed yet. I'd encourage anyone
interested in this working better to do so.
I see there is are several f23 bugs listed now.
I'm trying "sudo xrandr --auto" now, as suggested in one report.
Found at least on f22-related bug,
that implies the situation there for f23 was a little better.
My experience with F22 is very similar to that described here.
The main problem with F23beta on my T61 is that about once an hour
I have a total freeze, which I can only end by powering off.
A lesser problem is that some web-pages are distorted,
eg the page helen/backuppc I go to for administering BackupPC
on my server has lost the top of the page with Firefox and Chrome,
including the text-box necessary to fill-in as a first step.
Interestingly, the full page is visible with Konqueror.
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland