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wireshark - installed by yum but no program

Hi all,

I've installed wireshark on two Fedora boxes (FC9 where I need it, FC13 to
test) but do not have the command anywhere.

The RPM installs successfully, but when I try to run the command, BASH doesn't
auto-complete, and a find doesn't find the program.

Is this a known problem or can someone suggest what I need to do to fix it.

Also, can anyone suggest a good tutorial for a first time user.

F13 <-> Samsung Galaxy S via USB

Hi folks,

If I connect a USB memory stick to my laptop it access it fine, with it
appearing in the 'Devices recently plugged in' and I can access the stick
fine.

If I try this with my Samsung Galaxy S in Mass storage mode, it doesn't work.

If you look at the following extract from /var/log/messages, you can see that
it gets as far as seeing the two devices (Phone memory and Micro SD card) but
doesn't make them available.

F13 <-> Samsung Galaxy S via USB

Hi folks,

If I connect a USB memory stick to my laptop it access it fine, with it
appearing in the 'Devices recently plugged in' and I can access the stick
fine.

If I try this with my Samsung Galaxy S in Mass storage mode, it doesn't work.

If you look at the following extract from /var/log/messages, you can see that
it gets as far as seeing the two devices (Phone memory and Micro SD card) but
doesn't make them available.

SSH / permissions problem

Hi folks,

This seems like de ja vu, but I can't find anything in the archives.

I've got F13 on my laptop, and also on a new virtual server.

I've copied my home directory from my old server to my new one and then tried
to ssh to the new server.

Mounting LVM partition - was Re: SATA HDD in an external case over USB - 2 partitions

By a process of elimination, unplugging, removing and reseating the HDD,
rebooting etc., I have got the HDD working and am currently copying across
the contents of the NTFS partition (/dev/sdb1).
Also auto-mounted was the boot partition (/dev/sdb2)
However, I can't get the main root partition to mount.

SATA HDD in an external case over USB - 2 partitions

I had to re-install windows on my laptop, and also wanted to try Fedora 13, so
I came up with the idea of replacing the HDD and doing the installs onto
that.

This has worked fine, and I now have a clean (but still flakey) WinXP install,
and F13 dual booting fine.

I have now the old HDD in an external chassis connected via USB.

My problem is that neither OS will allow me access to either of the partitions
on the old HDD. Both see the USB->SATA bridge, and see the HDD but neither
will allow me access to the contents.

Windows just sits and smiles at me.

Re: [Wylug-help] Disc failure on a software RAID system has killed everything

I'm trying to assemble the array as much as possible, but I can't because it
complains about missing super blocks.

Disc failure on a software RAID system has killed everything

Hi folks,

I've got a PC with 5x500GB HDD's running software raid. On drive 0 and 1 I
had RAID0 for the boot partition and then on all 5 drives I had RAID 5 for
everything else.

One of the first two drives has died causing the PC to hang, and then when I
rebooted it couldn't get past GRUB. I have found out which drive it is and
disconnected it.

GWMS

New user ID and password are:

a-whit71
97624904

Don't forget to leave it 5 minutes after you change the password.

Gary

Vodafone iphone email push via Linux/exim

Hi folks,

Anyone know the best way to configure an iphone (over vodafone) to work with a
linux mail server and exim to handle email push.

I can configure it for a normal SMTP send / IMAP receive, but I want the
emails to be pushed to the phone, as it is with the blackberrys that they're
replacing.

Gary

Faxing suggestions

Hi folks,

For the first time in ages I'm setting up a network fax facility.

Last time I did this I used hylafax, but doing a yum search doesn't show this
any more.

Before I start looking any deeper, are there (better) alternatives out there?

The plan is to the PBX's at each site to redirect all incoming faxes to a
single PC on that site, which will then receive these incoming faxes and then
forward them, probably using SMTP to a central web server for archiving and
user retrieval.

At the moment I'm not looking at sending faxes, but may do in future.

CSS for table and img - can't get rid of gaps

Hi folks.

I'm creating a tree-view using a table and three images. The logic is working
fine for generating the html, but I cannot get the css right to eliminate the
gaps between the images.

Orange Livebox WIFI and Fedora Linux on a DELL

Hi folks,

I've just changed ISP to Orange and I'm trying to set up the WIFI connection
to my DELL, running an up-to-date FC11.

My desktop, connected by lan cable works fine and I have logged into the
Livebox to confirm the settings.

The WIFI settings are:

Channel 13 (changed from 6 but made no difference
WPA-PSK:
TKIP

I checked the key and it matches on both the Livebox and the laptop.

I pressed the WIFI button to put it into pairing mode.

When I try, it looks like it is connecting on the laptop but on the Livebox,
nothing appears on the device list.

USB link to phone doesn't work in FC11

Hi folks,

I've re-installed my DELL laptop using FC11 (which has fixed a number of
issues with FC10) but now I have another problem.

I cannot connect my Samsung phone using USB, although it still works with my
FC10 based desktop computer.

When I try, I get the following errors in /var/log/messages. The system has
all updates.

SSH and X forwarding not working from my laptop

I'm sure I've reported this a while back but I can't find it in the archives.

I'm having a problems connecting from my laptop to a number of my servers.
It's not a solid fault, but it's fairly constant at the moment.

I have a number of servers FC7 to FC10 that I connect to, as well as a number
of FC10 workstations. These all work fine.

keyboard/sound problems after upgrading video

Hi Folks,

I have FC10 with all yum updates, installed on a MSI P4M890M-L board.

I upgraded from a nVidia g-force2mx to a g-force 9500GT to be able to double
head (which works a treat).

However, after rebooting KDE declared that my audio devices no longer existed
and removed them.

Also, my keyboard (PS/2) has started beeping randomly when I type. I borrowed
a USB keyboard but this also beeped randomly (although not as much).

Anyone know what I need to look at to sort these two problems?

need to change non-existant xorg.conf

Using xrandr I get the following error message. I have been told that I need
to change the virtual screen size in xorg.conf to fix this.

however, when I went to do this I found that the file does not exist anywhere
on my PC. Anyone know how I can have a working X/KDE system (I'm using it
now with kmail to write this) without this file.

Dual screen / Xinerama

Hi folks,

I've got on this topic before and also done a load more googling but I still
haven't got an answer.

I have a FC10 / WinXP system at home with a NVidia GForce 9600 card in it.
Attached to it I have 2 19" screens.

In WinXP everything works fine. I have the left screen as the main one and can
open and drag windows between the two screens with ease.

However, in FC10 all I can manage to do is to get both screens to have the
content which is of course no use.

My research points to me needing to use Xinerama.

xauth problem from laptop

Hi folks,

sometimes, when I connect from my new laptop to some of my servers I get the
following error, and the X windows, BASH auto-complete and other stuff stops
working.

I connect from my laptop using a kmenu entry of (e.g.)

ssh -Y -C -l root harpo

set to run in a terminal

Anyone know how I fix it?

Gary

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
tcsetattr: Interrupted system call
Last login: Tue Jun 16 13:52:18 2009 from gary.ringways.co.uk
[root@harpo ~]# gvim
gvim
[root@harpo ~]# s

[root@harpo ~]#

Fixing heading sequences in oowriter 3

Hi folks,

I have a document that I have been working on for a long time now, and I have
a problem with the headings in it.

I used Heading 1 through to Heading 4, and as I've written the document all
seemed fine.

However, when I now go back and add another section (heading 4 followed by
Text body), I get either one of two problems.

1) the heading seems to be more indented, and started from sequence 1 again

or

2) stays on the correct indentation, but not with the right sequence.

This happened even more if for example I add a section into the middle of a
number of existing heading 4 s

ssh / xauth problem - maybe yum update related

Hi folks.

I've got my Dell laptop, which I still haven't got working properly.

However, I've got a new problem with it.

Now, when I try to ssh onto one of my servers I get the output shown below.
Also, when I try to use shell completion etc (e.g., tab to complete
filenames) instead if working properly, it just insert a tab into the
command.

Anyone know what I have to fix?

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
tcsetattr: Interrupted system call
Last login: Wed May 27 16:04:55 2009 from gary.ringways.co.uk

Dell Vostro 1510 - sound only gives clicks on the speakers

Hi folks,

Still slowly working through setting up my Dell Vostro 1510 with Fedora 10.

Firstly, thanks to everyone who helped get the WIFI working - stop on now.

Next I'm working on getting the sound working. I've got two problems.

1) I don't actually get any sound out. All I get is clicking on the speakers.

system-config-sound doesn't appear to exist any more, and I don't really know
where to look next.

Firefox 3, FC10, download has no open with option

Hi Folks.

When I click on a link for a word document, I don't get the option to open the
file. Even though the popup window has the title 'Opening <filename>' and
starts of by saying 'You have chosen to open............................'

I only get the options to Cancel or Save File.

Why do I have to do to get the Open buttin?

This is on a clean install of FC10 onto my new laptop with all yum updates
applied

Gary

insmod and WIFI - was Re: FC10 and NDISwrapper

Hi folks,

Thanks to help on here I'm almost there with my WIFI connection.

The session log below shows that the new broadcom WIFI drivers work (in
theory).

FC10 and NDISwrapper

Hi folks.

I'm trying to get WIFI working on my new DELL and I've been told to try
ndiswrappers.

I tried

yum search ndiswrapper

and varients, but nothing was found. I then found RPMs using rpmsearch and
downloaded them.

Now when I try 'yum localinstall' it adds the kernel as a dependancy,
downloads it, and then errors saying it is already installed.

If I try 'rpm -i' it fails on dependancy for /boot/vmlinuz

I've included the session log.

FC10 - External USB drive and LVM

Hi folks.

I tried upgrading my FC7 desktop to FC10 which resulted in the PC not booting,
crashing during GRUB.

I have now installed FC10 onto a new HDD and want to copy the contents from my
old drive to my new one.

I thought that the easiest way would be to use my USB external caddy, but I
have a problem. The box sees the drive, and mounts /boot no problem.

However, I don't have access to the main contents as they were handled by LVM.

FC9 and MSI P4M900 - system-config-display hangs

Hi folks,

the ssubject says it all. A clean install, followed by 'yum -y update' until
it says there's nothing to update and I still get the problem.

The mouse appears okay and the gets corrupt. It then disappears and what
should be the dialog window in the middle of the screen appears as a white
mess and the PC hangs completely.

Googling has come up with a number of hits but I haven't found the solution.
Anyone got any ideas?

Gary

FC7 to FC9 upgrade - keyboard shortcuts stopped working

Hi folks.

I've upgraded one of my desktops from FC7 to FC9 and I'm having real problems
with the KDE desktop.

The main problem I'm having is that I've lost all of my keyboard shortcuts.

I used to have:

F10 Mute/Unmute
<Win>+<Left> Volume--
<Win>+<Right> Volume++

These used to be configured using the mixer control

I then had a whole host of app shortcuts, e.g.

<Win>+K for kmail

which used to be configured using the Menu Editor.

Can anyone tell me how to get this back now I'm using FC9

Gary

Fedora and Dell Vostro

Hi folks,

Work's finally looking to get me a new laptop. Can anyone tell me how they
find Dell Vostro laptops with Fedora.

Cheers

Gary

hand-held device with bar-code reader (UK)

Hi folks.

I'm looking to develop a wharehouse style catalog system which will include a
hand-held device which will include a bar-code reader.

The idea is for the user to scan a bar code containing a serial number, and
then be able to enter a row letter and bay number to record where the unit
is.

I would like the unit to be able to store this information and then sync to
the main database when it is in range.