2006-09-06 :: Fedora Core 5 on an eMachines Desktop
So I just finished installing Fedora Core 5 (dual-boot install of both
the x86_64 and i386 arches) on an eMachines Athlon-64 desktop and ran
into two problems :
- Ethernet not working : The forcedeth device would get an IP
address but then lost it and was unable to re-acquire. And a very
similar problem happened when an rtl8139 NIC was installed.
Apparently, turning off ACPI in the BIOS fixed both of these ethernet
- No Cursor in X Windows : This was a simple fix, I just added
Option "HWCursor" "off"
to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file within the "nv" driver section and it
now works nicely.