Works!Here is a quick hardware compatibility table (this WIP, more soon):
|Intel Centrino 6235 N and BT||Works||It just worked w/o futzing like I had done in f17.|
|USB3||seems to work||Got a USB3 HD enclosure recently (2/17/2013) and plugged in and the drive worked just fine. Didn't check the speed to make sure I got USB3 speeds.|
|hibernate/sleep||Works||fn-f4 seems to work just fine. I think that is sleep, or maybe hibernate.|
|audio||works out of box||fn-f3, fn-f5, and fn-f6 all work ok|
|webcam||works||Cheese works I dont' know if the fn-f10 key works|
|Video/Graphics||works||the intel stuff is working; no idea what optimus is doing. NOTE: the fn-f8 and fn-f9 brightness keys are working!!!|
|Touchpad||works||Don't know if it has same issue as in f17; doesnt seem like it. |
|Card Reader||I dunno yet||1/31/2013 -- nope doesn't seem to work out of box; will address soon.|
SNX -- Checkpoint SSL ExtenderI had this working under F17 too, but I will say it was plagued by kernel OOPS that often required a hard re-boot. I am pretty sure I was actually using a 32bit version of snx. I tinkered some with getting a 64bit version of snx; but that wasn't' so forthcoming. Like on f17, I followed some of the suggestions on these blog postings:
And the 32bit snx stuff is working. Further I haven't' gotten the kernel OOPS yet; while far from thorough testing, it was pretty much guaranteed to happen every snx session under f17 64bit.
Video and nVidia Optimus and F18Initially, I will do the disable nVidia thing. So here is what I did:
su - root cd /etc/modprobe.d vi blacklist-noveau.conf # add the following: # #blacklisting nouveau # blacklist nouveau #write/quite vi cd /boot mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img #optional but recommended dracut --force /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r) #rebuilds initramfs w/o nouveau cd /etc/boot vi grub #add # rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0 # to end of line initializing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX #write/quite vi grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg #fix up grub menu #reboot
Upon reboot, nouveau should not be loaded anymore, verify with lsmod.
Some links of interest related to F18 & Optimus:http://thunderbirdtrr.blogspot.com/2012/10/fedora-18-beta-tc6-nvidia-optimus.html#.UP6erSZjQYo