Today a pre-release build of Chapeau 24 has been made available for download. If you've been eagerly waiting for the latest Chapeau release based on Fedora 24, now's your time. If you don't want to deal with any of the known issues listed below you may want to stick with Chapeau 23 for now. The current list of known issues are as follows (this list may change as issues are reported or fixed); the nouveau driver bundled with Fedora kernel 4.7.2 currently doesn't work with NVIDIA GTX970 GPUs due to a bug introduced in Linux kernel 4.6; if you have a GTX970, you will have to boot the live image in ‘basic graphics mode'; not all shortcuts are showing their Moka icons on the home screen.
Chapeau is a high-performance, cutting-edge operating system built from the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora Workstation with the GNOME desktop environment. In comparison to Fedora, Chapeau adopts a more relaxed approach to software licences and is intended to be just as useful for advanced users as it is easy for those new to using a Linux system. There is built-in access to third-party software and sources repositories not included in Fedora such as RPMFusion, DropBox, Steam, Adobe Flash and Oracle VirtualBox. Chapeau also includes pre-installed core packages to make the installation of new kernel modules pain-free, built-in remote and virtual system management tools, a selection of maintenance tools that come in especially handy when running Chapeau's live image on a DVD or USB drive to analyse and fix broken systems.
Distributed as a 64-bit Live DVD
While the distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia of its official website as a Live DVD ISO image approximately 2GB in size, which must be written on a DVD disc or a USB flash drive of 2GB or higher capacity in order to boot it from the BIOS of a computer.
Boot menu à la Fedora Linux
The minimal boot prompt presented in this Live DVD is identical with the one used in the official Fedora editions, allowing the user to quickly start the live environment without to much fuss. To access more boot options, one would have to enter the Troubleshooting entry, from where they can start the live environment in safe graphics mode, boot an existing OS from the first disk or run a memory test.
The current list of known issues are as follows (this list may change as issues are reported or fixed);
- The nouveau driver bundled with Fedora kernel 4.7.2 currently doesn’t work with Nvidia GTX 970 GPUs due to a bug introduced in Linux kernel 4.6.
- If you have a GTX970 you will have to boot the live image in ‘basic graphics mode’.
- Not all shortcuts are showing their Moka icons on the home screen