Re: How to get f 12 -- *t*w*e*l*v*e*, twelve???

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Fedora 12 can be downloaded from the following location.

Very Old Versions

Fedora 13 has moved to "free desktop"
( If you can mention the exact
problems, probably we can help you out


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Chris Rouch <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 8 October 2010 00:07, Bill Davidsen <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Beartooth wrote:
>>>       Every download site I've tried -- several, especially
>>> fedoraproject ones -- comes up on a search for F12, but the minute I
>>> click on a link, it sneaks in F13.
>>>       This is offensive.
>>>       How do override it? I've *got* 13 on most machines, and regret it
>>> all day, every day. I ever tried preupgrade to F 14 beta -- in vain. It
>>> preserved the misery I'm trying to escape.
>> The only two real problems I have seen with FC13 are video (if you have Intel,
>> ATI or Nvidea other than the latest use vendor drivers or vesa mode), and the
>> endlessly denied bug involving trying to use the network after suspend before
>> the network is restarted. Removal of NetworkMangler and custom network scripts
>> will fix that.
>>>       All  can see left is to revert to 12, if I have to DBAN each
>>> machine and install 12 from scratch; make sure it's right; and preupgrade
>>> to F 14 in November. But I seem to have deleted both my F12 ISO and the
>>> DVD I had burned of it.
>> I have had much better luck doing an upgrade after booting an FC13 install DVD.
>> I'm 5 of 6 for that, 1 of 3 for preupgrade. In general a reinstall is better,
>> and setting up to allow that during initial install makes that fairly painless.
> I had a bunch of related problems with F13 - no events were generated
> when the laptop lid was closed, so it didn't sleep or lock,
> logout/shutdown would hang. Despite some help from this list, the only
> fix I found was to install the latest F12 kernel and use that instead.
> If your problems have the same cause, then installing an old kernel
> will be much less effort than installing an old fedora. Of course
> it'll run into the same 'obsolete' problem in a month or so time...
> Regards,
> Chris
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