Chapeau 24 Features

Main Features

Audio

  • Rhythmbox
  • Gnome Music
  • Sound Recorder
  • Sound Converter
  • Sound Juicer
  • Free & non-free codecs

Video

  • VLC
  • Openshot video editor
  • DVD playback support
  • Libbluray preinstalled
  • Free & non-free codecs

Productivity

  • LibreOffice 5
  • Gnome Documents
  • Gnome Calendar
  • Gnome Books
  • Gnome Weather
  • Gnome Maps
  • Gnome Dictionary
  • Empathy
  • evince document viewer

Photography

  • Gnome Photos
  • Shotwell
  • Darktable
  • GIMP

UI Enhancements

  • Moka & Faba icon sets
  • Tighter default font scaling factor, comparable with Mac OSX font scaling.
  • Additional backgrounds for the desktop & lock screen
  • ‘Caffeine’ Gnome extension toggles Gnome’s screensaver & power saving features with a single click or tap
  • MPRIS media player integration into Gnome 3
  • Bijiben note taking application
  • Nautilus – ‘List view’ by default
  • Nautilus – ‘Send to’ context options enabled
  • Nautilus – ‘Open in terminal’ context option enabled
  • GIMP – Single window mode enabled by default
  • Laptops & trackpads – ‘Tap-to-click’ enabled by default
  • Brasero – ‘File checksum’ & ‘Image checksum’ plugins disabled by default
  • Rhythmbox – Gapless playback enabled
  • Rhythmbox – Real-time library monitoring enabled
  • Shotwell – Default external editor is GIMP
  • Transmission – Torrent client
  • Gnome Tweak Tool preinstalled
  • Gconf & Dconf editor tools preinstalled

Utilities

  • Support for 7zip & RAR archives
  • Clam Antivirus (usable in a live session)
  • screen
  • alsamixer
  • Hardware Helper Tool (hht)
  • LiveUSB Creator
  • PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol)

System Tools

  • Gnome Software
  • Yumex-DNF
  • Déjà Dup – Backup tool
  • Gnome Disks
  • Gnome Power Manager
  • Gparted
  • parted
  • tmux
  • testdisk
  • chntpw
  • htop
  • iotop
  • iftop
  • stress
  • nrg2iso
  • nmap
  • Ncat

Virtualisation

  • Qemu & KVM
  • Gnome Boxes
  • VirtualBox software source preconfigured.
    This allows a simple button-click install from the software browser if you like to use VirtualBox.
    Virtualbox is not preinstalled however as the native KVM is better & faster!

Core

  • Linux kernel 4.7
  • Core packages to ease the installation of new kernel modules;
    • kernel-devel
    • kernel-headers
    • gcc
    • dkms
    • akmod
  • Chapeau hardware support not present in Fedora;
    • Broadcom wireless chipset firmware
    • CUPS backend for Canon printers
  • Permissive SELinux by default

Changes since Chapeau 23

Compared to Chapeau 23 the following features have changed in Chapeau 24.

  • New additional Chapeau wallpapers
  • Transmission is bundled as the default torrent client
  • nmap now included by default
  • Includes 5 more lightweight games: Chess, Mines, Reversi, Neverball & Neverputt.
  • Moving on from 23, Wayland is no longer explicitly disabled in GDM’s config

For the upstream changeset documentation for Fedora 24 see the Fedora 24 Changeset.
For advanced system configuration and administration documentation see the Fedora 24 System Administrator’s Guide.

Known Issues

  • 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. This bug affects Chapeau 24 as it does Fedora 24 Workstation.
    If your system uses an Nvidia GTX 970 graphics processor the live image should be booted with ‘basic graphics mode’ (Choose [Troubleshooting] > [Run in basic graphics mode] at the boot menu). After installing Chapeau from a ‘basic graphics mode’ live session, the new installation will also boot into basic graphics mode.
    Once booted into this new installation install the proprietary Nvidia graphics to enable full support for your GTX 970 by running the following in a terminal;