Re: Website in a box?

Dave Ihnat < ... at dminet dot com> wrote:

Re: Warning about Gnome Shell

Aaron Konstam < ... at sbcglobal dot net> wrote:
Never had this happen in the many years of using Gnome. What specifically is happening to your system?

Please provide details on your computer, CPU, memory, bitness, video card and memory (and if it is out of the memory pool, or on the card.)

James McKenzie

Re: Warning about Gnome Shell

Hiisi < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
Ah, the Beta tester crying "Wolf, Wolf". Thanks for the warning, but should this not go to the developers?

James McKenzie

Safely remove ...

Why doesn't Fedora/KDE tell you that you can "safely remove" a USB device
when you click on the icon on the right of the little window for the device?
Is it just reluctance to follow Bill Gates?
I would have thought it was courteous to tell you that.

text mode


On a fedora 13 machine, after a recent release (around dec. 22nd), I
lost the possibility to move from the graphic mode to the text mode
by using the Atl+Ctl Fx command.
The graphic mode switch off, but no text appears.
How can I log/debug this problem ?




To have the same shell running twice a week, I am using crond and
anacron if I understand correctly. I have a file in /etc/cron.weekly
and I also schedule the same file from crontad -e.
However, it appears that I have the same file command
(/etc/cron.weekly/file.cron) started at 2 slightly different times
started at Sun Dec 26 03:04:01 GMT 2010
and at:
started at Sun Dec 26 03:00:01 GMT 2010

according to my log files. This is a real problem.

How, can I run a cron file twice a week ?


Partition changes while install F14

I was hoping to use anaconda's GUI interface to repartition my
hard drive while installing F14, but I ran into a problem with
anaconda's custom layout option. (I currently have F9 installed.)
After I resize the partition then re-edit the partition and choose the
Format option, anaconda tends to forget the size I entered and resets
it to the original size. After playing with this a while, I chose to
continue with installation .

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t

Hi all;

I'm thinking about buying a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t and running Fedora14
on it. Anyone know if it's compatible? Web searches seem to indicate
that the wireless may be an issue. Any thoughts on if Fedora14 works
well with this card:

BCM 4313 BGN Wireless

Thanks in advance...


kde4 vs gnome ... stick with gnome for now

I am an ex kde 3.5 user - I switched to gnome after the 4.0 mess ...

With the impending advent of gnome-shell - I decided to take a look at
kde4 again on f14 - after a brief revisit I found it to be a
look-dont-touch GUI ...

Repairs using Live Media??

I have live media running respins of F14 on machines where F14 is
installed, and doing better with my monitor than the hard drive has been
doing. (One is currently running the Fusion release candidate; the other
has the plain F14 Live.)

I want to figure out what is different, and edit the
corresponding file on the hard drive to match.

But for some reason, I can't seem to remember nor reconstruct any
way to get to the hard drive. What am I not seeing??

java problem


I have installed the java (by searching at the net) and just did as

Warning about Gnome Shell

If you logout or shutdown while in in Gnome Shell your menus under
Applications in Gnome will be changed. So to fix this you be out of Gnme
Shell when you logoff, and then login again.

.xsession-error file getting large?

Found that .xsession-error file had somehow grown to over 2GB.
Found a large number of lines linked to Package kit update applet, so have
disable it.

Noticed that used space on / had gone from normal 14GB used size to
16GB. Didn't quickly find where the space was until using the option to list
the . files. Haven't noticed this in the past, so wondering if others have seen

Michael D.

I have problem with configuration network on fedora 14 and phpmyadmin

Hi guys :), i am using server web with apache, mysql and phpmyadmin as
front-end, with local host it is running, but with ip i can't see the
web, only with, in
/etc/phpMyadmin/ i changed localhost by
ip(, but i can't see, returned to
localhost and it is correct, in /etc/hosts i have: localhost.localdomain localhost fedora

in /etc/sysconfig/network
i put in hosts

i want to access of other pc of my network to phpmyadmin..., what is
the correct configuration

confused for booting security


As someone earlier let me know about the encrypting of passwords, I did the

after becoming the root, used the command:


to get the encrypted string of passwords for using in /boot/grub/grub.conf
This is the password which is NOT the password of the user who logs-in.

F14 Nautilus on Panel

I cannot find in 'Add to Panel' Nautilus to add it to the panel as I
have done in all previous versions of Fedora (well at least 10,11, and 12).

Where is it hiding this time?

NetworkManager won't become "active"


I just rebooted my FC14 x86_64 desktop, and there's no networking. I
have a bridge set up with eth0, and despite my best efforts, can't get
eth0 to be "active" in "Network Device Control". The activate/deactive
buttons are greyed out.

At one point I was able to click Activate, but even then it wouldn't
actually activate it.

hard freezes on f14

Since moving from f13 to f14 (fresh install) on my laptop (lenovo T61p)
using nouveau driver - I have found that leaving the laptop plugged in
and with mail and browser running via wifi -

Once in a while (3 times so far) it will just freeze - when I return to
it the only response I can get is to power cycle it hard.

The lights are on - the wifi light is blinking - the disk light is off.

The /var/log/messages stops recording from the freeze point till i
hard reboot.

smart says disk seems ok - machine has never crashed under 12 or 13.

Very odd ...


Gnome3 available in F14 to evaluate it.

If you know that it is possible to evaluate the GNOME3 under F14 stop
reading here.

You can get a look at Gnome3 by doing:
yum install gnome-shell

Then go to System->Preferences->Desktop Effects and choose GNOME Shell

This is described in the February 2010 issue of Linux Journal in an
article, "Coming Soon to Linux Desktops", by Charles Olsen. Except he
gives you bad advice on how to start the Gnome3 Shell.

Desktop Background Weirdness

I have something strange and quite annoying happening with my F14 x86_64
desktop system. I changed my desktop background in Gnome to something I
like - I use Digital Blasphemy (<a href="" title=""></a>) for most of
my backgrounds, and I usually change it almost every time he releases
something new.

Of late, whenever I change my background, if I logoff and log back on
again, the background I selected first displays momentarily, but then it
changes by itself to something I used to use a while ago.

Problem on upgrading Fedora14 from 13.

After I upgraded my Fedora 14 from 13 with a local ISO image on my local drive,
I noticed that only some info such as one in "System->About this computer" was
turned to indicate something about Fedora14 while "uname -r" didn't show info
about fedora 14 instead of the previous one and no new source directories in
/usr/src/ were created. I am wondering whether my fedora13 was upgraded to 14?


TVTime starts with blue screen; then shifts to green screen.


I have been using TVTime through six or seven versions of Fedora. it
was working until recently. I don't exactly when it quit. Some time in
the last two weeks. I have been doing a lot of messing with my computer
in that time. Before dumping a whole pile of data on here;

TVTime starts with blue screen; then shifts to green screen after a few
seconds delay.

Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I am using cable TV in Canada, so NTSC.

Printing directly on DVD

Does anybody know how to print directly onto printable DVD media? I
have a HP printer with a tray specifically for holding the media. I've
tried everything I can think to actually print onto the disk.

I've tried various-sized images in GIMP. The closest that I've come is
having the printer complain that the "disk doesn't match the size
selected." I don't see any way select a different size.

I looked at glabels, but it seems very oriented toward printing onto
labels and covers, with no templates for printing directly onto the
DVD that I can find.

I'm sure that *somebody* has done this.

Grub_IMAGE 'bad grub stage1 image' -- what is this telling me.


I ran firstaidkit as root and got the following warning:

Grub_IMAGE Detected 'bad grub stage1 image'. Fix doesn't fix.

Googled and got either way out of date messages or lots of Grub2 stuff.
I posted a question here a couple of days ago with lots of info. Will
repost if it is helpful.

What is this firstaidkit warning telling me?

Installing Skype on 64-bit Fedora 14

I installed the skype RPM on my 64-bit Fedora 14 machine and ran into
all kinds of problems with missing libs like:

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

skype: err

Broadcom 4321 wireless suddenly stopped working

*This is a fairly new Fedora 14 install and I did have the wireless
working for quite awhile, so all the fwcutter and other
pre-configuration stuff was done.
*This install was for a friend and he says it worked fine for awhile and
then stopped when he took his computer to the office and back home.
*I ran yum update and installed lots of updates yesterday, and after
that, it started working and stayed working through multiple reboots.
*When my friend arrived to pick it up, we did one final reboot and it
came up dead again, with no evidence of the adapter in the network
manager applet

Printable calendars and schedules ?

I need to develop a schedule for a couple parties.

In the past we did it manually on a paper calendar.

I'd like to do it with a piece of software such that we can print out a
calendar with activities on it. Some of the people involved run

Any ideas ?


Nautilus issues F14

I just installed F14 on my notebook. I cannot find Nautilus anywhere in
the Gnome menus. In F12 it was in the Applications -> System Tools. It
is not there.

When I run Nautilus from a command line, I do not get the side window
with the directory tree, nor the location field and the view table does
not show this as options.

So how do I fix Nautilus?

Quantifying X performance

The Gallium update to the ATI driver seems to have made X performance
much worse on my system. Obviously though, "feels slower" isn't exactly
specific. Is there a program out there that will measure X performance?

(I do know about glxgears, and it does report a 20X lower frame-rate on
Fedora 14 that it did on Fedora 13, but it also says that it is "Running
synchronized to the vertical refresh", so I don't think it's a valid


Problems with grub/fedora/windowsxp


I don't seem to be able to chainload to WindowsXP anymore.

My grub.conf in /boot/grub/ includes:
title WindowsXP SP3
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 41.0 GB, 40981069312 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4982 cylinders, total 80041151 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa6a9a6a9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 63 63649529 31824733+ c W95 FAT32 (L

Restricting ssh

I have an sshd server running on a machine in Ireland.

Can I configure it so that it only accepts connection
from certain machines, wherever they may be in the world?

F14 : KDE primer??

Last time I even looked at KDE, it was release 2 or 3, more
likely the former. It didn't appeal to me, and I abandoned it.

Now at least two distributions (Kororaa and PC-BSD) run KDE4 by
default -- and it bewilders me.

Ten to one I never really get serious -- I have too much hard-
earned experience invested in Gnome -- but I do want to manage well
enough, if I can, to explore my interest in those and maybe other

Name that spin!

I've been trying various things, mostly Fedora variants, for
various reasons lately, and haven't kept good track. One machine has been
running for days, maybe a week or more, on some live medium, calling me

I like it, whatever it is; but I don't want to interrupt it (by
shutting down and ejecting the disk, for instance) till I've tried a few
more things. (Most of what I've done so far is more setting up than

"uname -a" says only that it's F14. I *think* it's Fusion. How do
I get it to tell me for sure?

Yum not updating packages to latest version


I have noticed that there are packages in fedora-updates which are not
being updated on my machine when I run yum update. I have the updates
repo enabled and I disabled yum-priority and yum-protectbase. I have
don a yum clean all and when I run yum update it downloads the
updates/primary_db. As an example I have bacula-5.0.2 installed on my
machine. I see in
<a href="" title=""></a>
that the bacula version is bacula-5.0.3-2 with a date of 10-Dec-2010.
Am I missing something or am I not getting all of the updates I should

Compiling Games Program

Fedora 14 / Kde

GNUmakefile:1220: wump/wump.d: No such file or directory
./mkdep wump/wump.c wump/wump.d gcc -g -O2 -Wall -W -Wstrict-prototypes
-Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Wcast-qual
-Wwrite-strings -Iinclude -Iwump
./mkdep worms/worms.c worms/worms.d gcc -g -O2 -Wall -W
-Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align
-Wcast-qual -Wwrite-strings -Iinclude -Iworms
worms/worms.c:65:20: fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [worms/worms.d] Error 1

What is it missing ?

fedora 14 & compiz


I recently turned on the Compiz desktop effects and suspend stopped
working. At least I think this is the correlation. The PC just hangs
until I use the power switch. Has any one else observed this?
uname -a: Linux rwells-f14 #1 SMP Thu Dec 23
16:04:50 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

machine is Lenovo X200 (Intel graphics)

Fedora x86_64 14 freeze up or reboot immediately, when running a guest in Virtualbox 3.2 or 4.0


Fedora x86_64 14 freeze up or reboot immediately, when running Virtualbox
3.2 or 4.0. I have installed the repo from Virtualbox. And now it's the same
problem like this guy had:
<a href=";t=36406&amp;start=15" title=";t=36406&amp;start=15">;t=36406&amp;start=15</a>

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53
Graphics: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]

i386 or x86_64 tree?

How do I tell which update tree for Fedora 14 a system uses?

I have maintained a repo tree for i386 locally for some time. I have
always had 'older' equipment.

Well I just picked up an HP dc5000 and I noticed after the install, that
the upload profile stated it was an 686 platform (Intel P4 3.2Ghz). I
see i686 rpms on the system and there are i686 rpms in both the i386 and
x86_64 update trees.

I'm asking help for my project - If you're interested get contacted with me

Hi Guys,

Currently I see my project well and running - thanks to Pitivi (and
their debuggers, devs) - but I would like to have some help from our
Fedora community. I have an small audioclip what has been released by
an BR musician namely Carlos Amoyan (huge thanks), and received
permission from NASA itself (Goddard Space Center) to use their videos
to our AD marketing clip. I have my project stalled at in the middle
of planning, because of Pitivi wasn't so stable to make the cuts, and
the rendering. package

For some reason I couldn't find a package for Processing in Fedora repos
(and in RPMFusion)..
How come it's not there?

The only RPMs I see (via are an older version for
OpenSuSE and just one current version for PCLinuxOS

Configuring a network interface without the associated static route

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to configure a network
interface using /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts without creating the
corresponding static route.

Computer transplant -

This computer has developed problems and I have elected to replace
it with another used computer which FedEx should deliver in a few
days. I know I can transfer file from one to the other but is there
any hope I could simply install these hard drives and boot from
them. That would save me the effort of a lot of configuration.

I suspect not but wanted to ask before doing anything else.

I hesitate to shut this computer off, It comes on sounding like a
jet engine in my quiet room, fans running full bore and does not

Dell Inspiron 1545 digital mic array not picking up

I have Fedora 14 installed on a Dell Inspiron 1545, with the integrated
webcam and digital microphone array.

The camera picks up fine and runs well with vlc. But from the

I am also using KDE. I've looked in KMix and Phonon. Not a word about
those microphones.

The laptop does have a 3.5-mm external mic jack. Before I go out and get
a microphone (or a combination headset), should I expect that external
jack to work?

Thanks in advance.


DNS not working in Fedora 14

I've installed F14 on a box that was running F8 (I know, I know...) and
DNS is not working properly.

nslookup and dig can both find quite successfully, but any
other method of trying to connect to remote site (http, telnet, ftp) all
fail with the same error that they cannot resolve the name. I have
disabled SElinux, the firewall, and the iptables and ip6tables services.

Whether I configure the ethernet connection with DHCP or a static IP
address the results are the same, as they are if I'm using 64-bit or
32-bit F14.

USB Device info from terminal

Hi everybody
In fedora 10 and below, When I was at Terminal and attached a USB device
to my computer, It prints the device info in the Terminal such as
Manufacture, Device driver in use and so on...
but in fedora 12 and 13 It doesn't work
How can I enable it?

set privoxy to rewrite http to https

I use the

KB SSL Enforcer
<a href="" title=""></a>

so i could browse the net safer [i mean webserver <-> me] with using https, if available.

The problem is: e.g.: facebook...

if i go to
<a href="" title=""></a>

that's ok, it's https.
But all the links are "http" on the site..
if i click on a "http" link, it will request the page on "http", and THEN it switches to "https". Heres the problem.

How/where could i write a privoxy rule, to rewrite all the "http" links to "https"?

All video editors are muting the audio?

I have tried to cut my videos to pieces, and stream back them together
to have the best moments that I have recorded - but it seems that I
couldn't.... The newest pitivi at last works, not crashing, but I
couldn't control the audio part of the clips - however would be fine
for this case, but rendering the project doesn't saves ANY audio....
Ok, have installed Avidemux, where I have more control. Same result,
and more because crashes, freezing as should.... I have tried bunch of
softwares - but right now, I sitting here on pile of recorded home
movies - and couldn't do anything....

compiz shiftswitcher two windows at a time


I am using compiz under KDE and the shiftswitcher plugin, but it allways skips
a window, jumping in steps of two at a tiem.
anyone else seeing this?

KDE 4.5.4

Thanks in advance,

Kororaa Lite beta released

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year :-)

I've just released a minimalistic version of Kororaa (KDE based Fedora
Remix), which is designed to provide a basic KDE system with Internet
connectivity. The idea is that users can take this and then install
what they want on top - or not (if they just need a browser). It still
includes the tweaks found in the full Kororaa release, etc.

It's a 670MB download via SourceForge or bittorrent. If that interests
you, please give it a try and let me know what I can do to make it
better :-)

See <a href="" title=""></a> for more details.


Question/Problem creating a live USB

Using liveusbcreator to dump a linux (not of any distro) iso image onto
a 256GiB flash drive (Made by Kensignton).

After selecting the linux ISO image, and setting the
value of the persistent storage, I click Create Live USB.
I get this error message:

Unknown filesystem. Your device may need to be reformatted.

The usb flash drive has partition 1 as a fat32 filesystem. It was
rejected by liveusbcreator with same error message as above.

So, I formatted it as a Ext3 filesystem.

Using latexmk with kile?


I just installed kile on my F14 box, and am unsure how to proceed with
integrating latexmk with it. I've google'd around but there's not much out

Anyone have any experience with this?



Preupgrade issues F13->F14

I just upgraded my netbook from F13 to F14 (i386). Can't say
it went smoothly. Netbook is a Gateway (by Asus) with n450
and 250G HD.

First, before the preupgrade, updates to moddle were failing.
Preupgrade did not detect this when it did its check so when
it did the upgrade, it failed after a few hours of upgrading. I
switched to the virtual term, did a chroot /mnt/sysimage
and then rpm -e moddle, followed by a restart of the update
and the update finished.

Second, after preupgrade successfully ran (the second time),
the netbook failed to boot on the new kernel.

Emma frontend ???, for MySQL

Fedora 14.


Trying to compile emma frontend for MySQL but I get Error below and I
don't see a python2.4 in Fedora

# ./
/usr/bin/env: python2.4: No such file or directory

# cat

#!/usr/bin/env python2.4
import os
import os.path
import sys
from glob import glob
from distutils.core import setup

from emmalib import version

icon_data = glob('icons/*.png')
glade_data = ['emmalib/',
theme_data = ["theme/README.html"]
theme_gtk_data = glob("theme/gtk-2.0/*")
other_data = ['changelog']


Headphones not working

I dont know what I did but suddenly my sound is broken.

I'm running Fedora 14 (x86-64) on a Dell Latitude E6410. The problem is
as soon as I plug in my headphones I loose the sound. If I unplug the
headphones I get sound out of the built in speakers of the laptop.
After I lost sound I started experimenting with the settings in sound
preferences and I'm pretty sure I have tested all possible combinations
without success.

Has anyone seen something like this before?

PS: Happy new year!

problem in oracle installation

sir i want to install oracle10g R2 in fedora 12 kindly give me the details to install the sameĀ 
and how can i get the following packagesĀ 
-Uvh setarch-*

-Uvh --force tcl-*

-Uvh compat-db-*

-Uvh --force libXau-devel-*

install libXp libaio

install compat-libstdc++* compat-libf2c* compat-gcc* compat-libgcc*
kindly help me to solve the problem

Html parsing errors in Firefox

I have <a href="" title=""></a> as my home page.

There are about 100 errors in parsing the html code, and I captured the
unique ones, which are 20. The highest repeat is this one:

Warning: Expected declaration but found '*'.

What in this file could make both rsync and git fail?? :(


I have a simple shell script which I want to upload using rsync, or to a
git repository. For some reason, rsync fails, and so does git. rsync
fails at "generating_files phase=1" (and times out), and git just hangs
before timing out. I can't seem to paste the file to either.
I get a 503 for some reason. I've checked my network, and therefore
something in the file is erroneous. Can someone please confirm/clarify
this? It's because of some unprintable characters someplace (I think).
I've copied it to a new file, moved it, changed permissions, but the
error persists.

Configuration of HP L2045 monitor

I have Fedora 14 installed and now discover that between Fedora 12 and
Fedora 14, the resolution of my HP L2045W monitor has changed from
1600x1200 down to 800x600. How do I reconfigure the resolution to 1600x1200?

Fedora 14 and Nvidia 460 Fermi

Hello there

I just a had a big surprise when I got a shiny new Nvidia 460 GTX for

I tried to get the Cuda device working under Fedora 14 x86_64 and there is
no support out yet for Cuda 3.2

All the Video works ok under the Nvidia 260 driver package but getting Cuda
to work is another thing all together.

Has anyone out there had similar problems with this card.

This is one hot damn card and the only real support is with Windows 7 x64

I am running Windows now and everything works flawlessly but I miss the
security under Fedora.

I am seeing now that I have to wait

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