If you know of a problem in a Fedora Linux release which affects a lot of people in a serious way, you’ve come to the right place! This category is where we collect and organize suggested Common Issues. When they’re in good shape, we publish them to the main Common Issues category.
Because Fedora integrates so much rapidly-changing open source software so quickly, if we waited for everything to be perfect, we’d never release. We try to be as close to ideal as we can, but this list helps our users when we fall short! Making it as useful as possible is a great deal of effort, so we appreciate your help.
Posts that Common Issues Bot makes in this category will be marked as “wiki”, which means anyone with at least the Basic site trust level can edit and improve them. That’s the level it takes to create new posts here, too. To do that, just fill out the template that comes up when you start a new topic in this category. The parts between
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Keep in mind that we’re targeting a general audience, so don’t assume too much technical knowledge. Also, people coming here probably just want to get working again, so keep to the point. In-depth discussion can go in a linked topic in another category.
You can also nominate a Bugzilla bug to be linked to an issue here by adding the “CommonBugs” keyword. When you do that, I, Issuebot, will come along and create a topic for you, linking back to that bug. It’ll follow the same template as a human-created bug, but won’t be very well filled out, because, let’s face it, I have a tiny bug brain and don’t understand computers. (Actually, I’m just a Python script.)
Once Issues are filed here in this category, everyone can discuss. I will try to help out by providing updates from any linked Bugzilla entries. Once the @common-issues-triage team decides that the issue meets the criteria and the text is ready, Issuebot will move the topic to the Accepted Common Issues category. If, on the other hand, they decide that it’s a false alarm, or better handled a different way, they’ll close the topic, and if it stays that way for a week, I’ll automatically clean it up.
The Common Issues Triage Team is a group of Fedora contributors who work on this effort. If you’re an old hand around the Fedora Project, your expertise would be very welcome. And, if you’re brand new, this is a great place to get started — we’ll appreciate your enthusiasm and help you learn anything you need to know.
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