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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Scientific Linux 6

Scientific Linux 6 based on Red Hat 6
Using 64 bit LiveDVD(around 2.2GB) download link SL-60-x86_64-2011-03-07-LiveDVD.iso
Installed to Acer Ferrari One(AMD Athlon X2 L310 1.2Ghz, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, vga ATI Radeon HD3200)

Some work todo:
  • change hostname -> /etc/sysconfig/network and edit this line HOSTNAME="<hostname>"
  • install ati proprietary driver from ati website, (made compiz works, but booting with default plymouth(ugly) verbose, 3d accel work)
  • enabling other repo(note: many dependency problem ocurred if enabling many repo at the same time), see below
install atrpms-repo-6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
wiki EPEL repo for redhat, install epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
download latest rpmforge-release from http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/


Test result for the moment:
worked well
  • webcam
  • power management -> sleep, hibernate
  • audio
  • display with 3d accel, compiz
  • vga port to external display(better than in ubuntu lucid 64 bit that hang when the monitor res are not meet the conf)
  • bluetooth
  • wifi
  • lan

worked but uhmm:
  • firefox weird, lag when scrollng page, so just install chrome(work well, no lag) from google directly http://www.google.com/chrome/ , use 'rpm -Uvh google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm' and  need to install redhat-lsb pkg first
  • battery performance not as good as in ubuntu lucid lynx 64 bit  now battery fine after install ati proprietary driver

http://www.scientificlinux.org/