Fedora is such an excellent OS that I’m going to create a page for it – ‘Life wid‘ Fedora. It was briefly my #1 Linux Distro at one time, but a kernel update of Fedora 32 on the ‘Apevia’ Ryzen™ (AMD) Linux test computer broke ‘sOmEtHiNg’ and I couldn’t get it back to working so removed it from Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros. Had no problem with any kernel updates on the ‘Rose’ (Intel) Linux test computer, but I use the ‘Apevia’ Ryzen™ test computer a lot since it is my main testing computer.

Unfortunately, they is no perfect Linux OS – there are over 2000++ fragmented versions known as Linux Distros. The term Distro-Hopping is about a majority of the already small Linux Desktop OS User Base bouncing from Distro to Distro looking for a perfect one. The Linux Desktop OS worldwide usage share has stayed around 2+-% for decades – it’s a Terminal-Centric (keyboard-based) OS in a world of Desktop users who expect their Basic Wheel Mouse to do more than just ‘point ‘n click’.

Am giving Fedora 32 another chance, and moving it to my #2 spot on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros  page. It is a fast & ‘snappy‘ OS that gives you an option to opt out of the Linux ‘Pesky Passwords’ – *PLUS*Linus Torvalds uses Fedora Workstation (their default GNOME version). I just have to accept the fact that I will have to use the command prompt more than I want. After trying the new Fedora 33 Beta recently, I decided to start learning Fedora a little more since it makes a powerful Linux Distro for testing other Distros.

When adding the Fedora 32 Nvidia driver for the GeForce GTX 1660 in the ‘Apevia’ Ryzen™ computer I came across what may have caused the original kernel update problem – “driver re-compiling”:

Installing the Nvidia driver on Fedora Linux using RPM Fusion is the easiest and recommended way since you do not have to deal with driver re-compiling every-time there is a new kernel update.

Fedora gets “Rolling releases” so updates come all the time, whether you are expecting them or not. The ‘Rose’ (Intel) computer had no Fedora kernel update problem, so maybe the issue was an Nvidia ‘n Linux kernel “driver re-compiling” problem – re-compiling certainly sounds like something I want to avoid!!! Fedora Boot Loader offers 3 kernel versions you can boot into, so if the problem pops up again then I’ll need to learn how to delete the problematic kernel. Here is the new Fedora 32 System Info pic:

Went with a new install to a SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive 64GB. Well, actually installed it to a 32GB SanDisk Ultra drive first, then made an image of that with Clonezilla, which I restored to the 64GB Fit drive (backups are great for testing!), i.e. use a smaller USB for original image ‘n then easily restore that image to larger drives when needed. To save Media Library space I will just use the Fedora 33 Beta DE pic from last post – they’re basically the same:

This will be the foundation post for the new ‘Life wid‘ Fedora page…