First week experience with Fedora 15

Not quite as smooth as openSUSE as a desktop experience. Many things just work on SUSE – just not the touch screen – scanner, printer, etc. are all easier to configure (or so it seems for a Fedora but not Gnome newbie). Both SUSE and Ubuntu have done MUCH more integration (by default anyway) of desktop configuration settings.

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Momentous change: laptop goes from openSUSE 11.4 to Fedora 15

After 12 (?) years of running laptops with (open){SUSE,SuSE}, I’ve left that distro for Fedora 15. Why? Lenovo X220t touch screen didn’t work even with a couple of hours of fiddling with openSUSE 11.4, and then found a post (lost the URL) of folks noting that Fedora 15  worked just fine for them. (trick: install xorg-x11-wacom-devel).Bonus: it is better in sync with our current research environment, which was running openSUSE (and some SLES) when self-managed, but now is managed by CAC, and runs RHEL or CentOS-based ROCKS. So the laptop being on a Redhat-compatible system helps, too.

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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Tab

Z4root is the application that needed to be side-loaded. Was no longer available in Android Market. AT&T does not allow side-loading (installing applications from directories). But to change that, you need root…  Here’s what I did:

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