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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There’s a new feature coming in Fedora 10 that is going to be very apparent to users trying the F10 Beta as their first introduction to the release. Plymouth uses X modesetting to drop the aging rhgb graphical boot engine in favor of a sleeker, faster system. However, the feature doesn’t work seamlessly for every video chipset. There are a few easy ways to overcome issues, fortunately.
We already have old Alpha documentation in the Beta release notes about Plymouth. That information needs to be updated to reflect the current state, including what Plymouth is and how it works, including expectations, known issues, and how to get out of any trouble it might cause. I’m sure this is planned as part of the general cleanup and update of the Beta release notes, but bears mentioning.