Postings by Yves Bellefeuille

Evolution: always a 90-second delay

I'm trying to use Evolution on the latest CentOS 7.

Whenever I try to receive or send mail, there's always a 90-second
delay before the connection works. Since the delay is always exactly
90 seconds, I think I may be waiting for something to time out.

Perhaps this is a clue. My address is <a href="mailto: ... at example dot com"> ... at example dot com</a>. I have to log
in to or as user, not as
<a href="mailto: ... at example dot com"> ... at example dot com</a>. Evolution seems to always try to connect as
<a href="mailto: ... at pop dot"> ... at pop dot</a> or <a href="mailto: ... at imap dot"> ... at imap dot</a>. I can't get it to try
to connect as user.

Booting CentOS 6 with Grub from CentOS 7

I had CentOS 6 installed on an MBR hard disk.

Addind kmail to EPEL

I finally decided to move from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7, but was surprised
to see that kmail is no longer included: Red Hat deliberately decided
to omit it.

How can I ask that kmail be added to EPEL? The information on EPEL's
site basically says to submit it myself, but that's above my

Install CentOS 7 on MBR hard disk

I have a UEFI system, but I want to install CentOS on a MBR (not GPT)
hard disk.

The installation program keeps telling me that I must create an "EFI
system partition on a GPT disk mounted at /boot/efi".

I can't find a way to work around this. Is there a solution?

AMD Ryzen and CentOS

I have a new system with an AMD Ryzen 1600 CPU and I'm trying to run
CentOS, so far without success. The only information I could find was
a post reporting that CentOS 7 would crash during installation on a
Ryzen system: <a href="" title=""></a> .

I tried updating to the latest elrepo "mainline stable" kernel,
version 4.11 (by booting from a live CD and using chroot to enter
CentOS: that worked), but the system still doesn't work properly.

I'm using CentOS 6 but I'll switch to CentOS 7 if that will help.

XKB: Failed to compile keymap

I had to stop using the fglrx video driver from ELRepo, which isn't
supported with CentOS 6.4. Now I can't start X; I get the following:

CentOs 6.4 and video drivers

The release notes for CentOS 6.4 state as follows:

I use flgrx from ELRepo. Does this mean that fglrx is now incompatible
with CentOS?

Yves Bellefeuille

Can't access forums

I've been unable to access the forums as an unregistered user for
several hours; I get "Sorry, you don't have the permission to access
this area".

Yves Bellefeuille

The CentOS "contrib" repository

According to the Wiki, the CentOS contrib repository "contains packages
contributed by CentOS users which do not overlap with any of the core
distribution packages".

The repository seems to be empty. Are contributions actually welcome?
Are there any policies about proposing packages?


xmlrpc-c-client from CR repo requires curl >= 7.15.5-9.el5_7.4

The package xmlrpc-c-client-1.16.24-1206.1840.el5_7.4.i386 from the CR
repository requires curl >= 7.15.5-9.el5_7.4, which isn't available.

The most recent version of curl I see is 7.15.5-9.el5_6.3, also in the
CR repository.

Setting up Upgrade Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xmlrpc-c-client.i386 0:1.16.24-1206.1840.el5_7.4 set to be
--> Processing Dependency: xmlrpc-c = 1.16.24-1206.1840.el5_7.4 for
package: xmlrpc-c-client
--> Processing Dependency: curl >= 7.15.5-9.el5_7.4 for package:
--> Running transaction check