One thing I like with being a Fedora user is that it usually gets me a bleeding edge stuff, but at the same time it tends to be well maintained and tested enough to not break my system. Since a lot of the most important and cool new developments in the Linux world is done by Red Hat engineers they of course are able to bring out quite stable and working versions of the new stuff in Fedora first.
Of course once in a while there are some painful hickups. Gedit had been crashing for me since the upgrade to FC15, so I decided to run a yum upgrade this weekend. It grabbed an updated gedit along with some other stuff. Gedit now seems more stable, but unfortunately a lot of other stuff stopped working. Most critically it seems NetworkManager is down and out, so I had to fall back to the trusty old ‘ifup’ command to get online. Also it seems docking station support got an accidental axe in the back, because if I connect my laptop to the docking station, both screens just go black now.
Seems I am not the only one as I found 708445 in the Red Hat bugzilla for the network manager issue and 708530 for the docking station issue.
Hopefully things will get sorted soon, Red Hat tends to be quite good and getting fixes out fast in these situations, but I guess I once again learned the hard lesson about living on the bleeding edge