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4.10. Desktop

  • With newer kernels, such as the kernel shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, Nouveau has corrected the Transition Minimized Differential Signalling (TMDS) bandwidth limits for pre-G80 nVidia chipsets. Consequently, the resolution auto-detected by X for some monitors may differ from that used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0.
  • When enabled, fingerprint authentication is the default authentication method to unlock a workstation, even if the fingerprint reader device is not accessible. However, after a 30 second wait, password authentication will become available.
  • Evolution's IMAP backend only refreshes folder contents under the following circumstances: when the user switches into or out of a folder, when the auto-refresh period expires, or when the user manually refreshes a folder (i.e. using the menu item Folder > Refresh). Consequently, when replying to a message in the Sent folder, the new message does not immediately appear in the Sent folder. To see the message, force a refresh using one of the methods describe above.
  • The clock applet in the GNOME panel has a default location of Boston, USA. Additional locations are added via the applet's preferences dialog. Additionally, to change the default location, left-click the applet, hover over the desired location in the "Locations" section, and click the "Set..." button that appears.
  • In some multi-monitor configurations (e.g. dual monitors with both rotated), the cursor confinement code produces incorrect results. For example, the cursor may be permitted to disappear offscreen when it should not, or be prevented from entering some areas where it should be allowed to go. Currently, the only work around to this issue is to disable monitor rotation.
  • If a Russian keyboard is chosen during system installation, the login screen is configured to use Russian input for user names and passwords by default. However, pressing Left Shift and Right Shift does not cause the input to change to ASCII mode. Consequently, the user cannot log in. To work around this issue, run the following sequence, as root, post installation:
    . /etc/sysconfig/keyboard; echo $LAYOUT | grep -q ",us" && gconftool-2
    --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/var/lib/gdm/.gconf --set
    /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/recent-layouts --type list --list-type string $(echo
    $LAYOUT | awk -F, '{ print "[" $2 "," $1 "]"; }') && echo "DONE"