Archive for December, 2009

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Fedora 12 and Nokia E55 bluetooth dial-up-networking

The good news with Fedora 12 is an extremely easy dial-up-networking connection with bluetooth devices. The sad thing is, Nokia E55 doesn’t have PAN type connection via bluetooth. The good thing is, DUN type connection is almost that easy.

Create connection to your mobile through System > Preferences > Bluetooth > Set up a new device wizard. Also create connection using NetworkManagers Edit connections > Mobile Broadband > Add wizard. This should be enough for PAN, but not for DUN connection used in Nokia devices.

For dial-up-networking, you need to install Blueman application, for example by using terminal.

sudo yum install blueman

Then open System > Preferences > Bluetooth Manager, select your phone and choose Device > Serial ports > Dialup service. Now Blueman tells, there’s a connection available on NetworkManager. It’s as easy as that.

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Upgrading to Fedora 12

This site seems to be about upgrading Fedora, so we’ll make no exception here. Fedora 12 is in our doorsteps. The following different upgrade options were used with mixed results:

  • preupgrade-command. Used three times, failed once because of too small /boot partition.
  • YUM upgrade. Used once, failed once. Made complete reinstall to survive.
  • DVD image on USB. Used once, failed once. Problem installing rpm package causing rpm to fail.

YUM upgrade has been the most successful method until Fedora 12, but now the recommended preupgrade route has been used. However, if you have systems to upgrade, you’ll probably have too small /boot partition. Well, I have not too good track record for other methods.

Again, if you have ATI, and you want to use catalyst (fglrx) driver, you can’t. X is in too new version for it.