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Fedora Core 5 - Common Bugs and Known Issues

This page documents common bugs in Fedora Core 5 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If you find your problem in this page, do not file a bug for it. Where appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.

*** NOTE: Fedora Core 5 is an end-of-lifed release, as of Friday June 29th, 2007. This page is kept for historical reasons only. ***

Release Summary, Announcement and Notes

List of FC5 Bugs and RFE's

See Bug Status for more information.

Installer and Package Management

Graphical Desktop

GNOME Desktop

  • Bug 183191 - gnome-mount failure produces erratic dialog boxes

STATUS: This bug has been filed upstream and will be fixed with an update when available.

  • Bug 186836 nautilus changing position of home directory icon on desktop.
  • Bug 186685 New login screen option is hidden by default in the menus due to console permission issues. Same problem for fast user switching in Bug 186910 and screensaver option in Bug 186685
  • GNOME includes a menu editor now though it's not a menu item by itself. Just right click on the menu bar in the panel for a option to edit it.

KDE Desktop

Common Applications

  • Bug 186179 Beagle is turned off by default since the dæmon has a memory leak (which has been fixed in an update).
  • Many applications such as gconf-editor are not installed by default anymore. Just use yum to install them.

System and Preference Configuration Tools

System Components

  • Due to a POSIX change, some scripts that use deprecated syntax won't work anymore; check the link below for more details.
  • Fixed disks are not mounted by default in GNOME anymore.

Power Management

  • Bug 183709 - Removing ThinkPad power cable causes suspend to RAM

STATUS: None yet.


It is not clear this is a "bug." It is a dependency chain, and users do not have to use any of the implicated packages. To stop using NetworkManager:

for i in NetworkManagerDispatcher NetworkManager dhcdbd ; do
service $i stop ; chkconfig $i off
  • To stop using Beagle, from the main menu, select System -> Preferences -> Search & Indexing, and deselect Start search & indexing services automatically.