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This page contains helpful links with solutions to commonly asked questions in #fedora. Users should check the resources here for answers first before asking in #fedora.

Getting help in #fedora

The #fedora IRC support channel is a very useful resource to the community of users. It allows end users to ask questions directly to the community. All off topic conversation should be directed to #fedora-social. For more information about what this channel is for and our Code of Conduct, please visit the IRC wiki page.

When a release is no longer supported by the community, #fedora will no longer support. For more information about release when they have reach End Of Life, please visit EOL Support.

For more information about how to use the #fedora support channel to get help, please visit Maximizing_Support_from_IRC.

There are also support channels in languages other than English available. These channels are named as #fedora-cc, where "cc" is the country code. There are also other Fedora channels used by specific groups within Fedora. For more information about other channels and languages, please visit the communication page.

Common Resources

If you are having a common problem, such as needing a driver for your wireless card or looking for where to file a bug, chances are you can find the information you need here first. Below is a list of links that are commonly referenced in #fedora.

  • Livna RPM repository - An additional repository Fedora that includes 3rd party drivers and media codecs. You can find ati (for Fedora 8) and nVidia proprietary drivers packaged here.
  • Fedora Solved - This site contains well-maintained, community written guides to common problems. If you are looking for a guide to show you how to get your wireless card to work or how to get mp3s to play, this is a great place to look.
  • Fedora Unity - This site contains re-spins of the Fedora install media that come bundled with all available updates up to the date of the re-spin. This can save you a lot of time otherwise spent on downloading hundreds of MB worth of updates after an install.
  • Fedora download page - You can get Fedora's official install and live media here.
  • Fedora 64 - This community driven site offers support and information for running Fedora with the x86_64 architecture.
  • Bugzilla - You can browse and submit bugs for Fedora. If you would like to report a problem you have found with Fedora, please submit it here.

Currently Known Issues

Here is a list of known issues with our currently supported releases. In addition, you should also review the Release Notes for your version on Fedora.

  • ATI has yet to release drivers compatible with the new Xorg released in Fedora 9. The open source radeon and radeonhd drivers support 3d acceleration and should be used instead.
  • Xen does not work with Fedora 9 as dom0 is not available.