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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Security of Fedora third party repo RPMFusion

Due to the nature of Fedora licensing, it does not come with many propeitary software like adobe, flash, and codecs. So many Fedora users resort to using RPMFusion. My question is how safe is ...
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Chrome does not open Https websites

I am a corporate user with proxy server. I am working on the Fedora 20 OS and installed Chrome browser. I set proxy settings under Settings -> Network -> Change Proxy settings -> Network Proxy. ...
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Start Mysql/Mariadb in Fedora failed

failed to start mysql in Fedora 17. I am using root account to run the below commands and selinux is disabled. service mysqld start Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start mysqld.service Job for ...
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Disable HDMI Audio Output if it is not plugged in

I am using Fedora 20 on a Dell Precision M3800. When i'm in the office, i wanna use my Bluetooth Headphones. When i'm at home, i'm using often my Sony TV as my second Display(via HDMI). When i'm at ...
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How do I remedy SELinux not allowing legit programs in use access to my system?

I have a system where some programs are getting access denied in SELinux when performing their duties. These programs are ClamAV, fail2ban and Logwatch. I think I've managed to allow all the access ...
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Firefox/Icecat: SQLite Version Error: The application has been updated, but your version of SQLite is too old and the application cannot run

System is Fedora 20. I used Firefox, then closed it, wanted to open it again and the above messages occured (mind you that between the last updates and the error, I restarted my computer at least ...
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How do I add a launcher in gnome on fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 with gnome. How can I add new programs that I can invoke through the visual shell? (In particular, I'd like to be able to click on an icon to run emacs). I've installed ...
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Fedora 20 memory.limit_in_bytes not working

Fedora 29 (kernel 3.15.10-201.fc20.x86_64) This worked in F19. I'm trying to use cgroups to limit memory usage for some apps that are prone to misbehaviour, and I'm encountering problems. I'm ...
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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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How to forbid user to copy files to Microsoft Windows system from Samba mapping disk of Fedora? [closed]

I have three files: file_1, file_2, file_3 in directory Dir of Microsoft Windows system disk Y: which are mapped via Samba server, as below: Y:Dir\file_1 Y:Dir\file_2 Y:Dir\file_3 Now I want to set ...
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Why is there an apt-get script set in my cron.daily, I'm on Fedora 20?

I found this file tonight: /etc/cron.daily/apt.cron #!/bin/sh [ ! -f /var/lock/subsys/apt ] && exit 0 [ -f /etc/sysconfig/apt ] && . /etc/sysconfig/apt [ $CHECK_ONLY == "yes" ] ...
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How to check if USB WiFi-Adapter is not working or router is out of range? [SOLVED]

I'm trying to use the TL-WN725N as an USB WiFi-Adapter with Fedora 20. As it is Version 2, it does not work out of the box. I installed the driver (first time I compiled myself, second time I used a ...
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Fedora 20 - Use defined webapps fonts [migrated]

I am a web developer. Everyone who works in this business knows how important the look and feel is (I mean take a look at apple). When I'm browsing my application via Chrome or Firefox i see a ...
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How to “bless” a disc without access to OSX?

I have a MacBook Pro. The original harddrive died and has been replaced. I've installed Fedora20 on the new drive. The new drive was never "blessed" and thus boot takes 30 seconds longer than it ...
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Dualbooting Fedora and Windows 7 (EFI issues)

I've been struggling with this for a couple days now and I'm totally at a loss as to what to do. I recently purchased a new desktop (HP Envy 700-109c) and I've been trying to get my usual setup ...
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Fedora won't start after update [closed]

About 1 month ago I installed the newest version of Fedora, so that I had both Windows and Fedora on one machine. Today it showed me that update are available and I should restart. After installing ...
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USB 3G dongle internet keeps failing on Fedora 20 laptop

I use a 3G dongle for internet in my summerhouse, it has worked fine all summer, but since yesterday it has been losing connection, or something and I have to unplug it and insert it again for the ...
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“ImportError: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” during Bitmask installation

I am trying to install Bitmask on my system(Fedora 20) to get the riseup VPN running. Running ./bitmask after unpacking the tarball gives the following output: Bitmask-linux64-0.6.1-4]# ./bitmask No ...
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Running Fedora20 on a sata drive connected to a usb

I want to install Fedora20 on a SATA drive connected via a USB cable. Eventually, it will be connected to the motherboard of the PC but until then only on the USB. I don't want to use the cutdown ...
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How to enlarge the edit-box size of the login screen of fedora?

My macbook with retina display runs fedora-20 KDE spin. The annoying issue is: On the default login screen, the edit-boxes for username and password look too small to input. Is there a simple way ...
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How can I periodically check if my network is up and reconnect if not?

I've written a script to periodically check whether my network is up by pinging three major sites and disconnecting and then reconnecting my network if all three fail. This script works fine from the ...
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Cannot start Wifi Hotspot from Fedora 20 - MATE but works on GNOME

I cannot start the Wifi Hotspot on Fedora 20 Mate Desktop Environment from NetworkManager. But when i log off and login to GNOME i am able to start it. I read some stuffs about hostapd but couldn't ...
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BCM43228 does not work since kernel 3.15.xx

Since yum update, my WiFi is disconnected. The command rfkill list returns: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no I saw that I have to rmmod hp-wmi and I did it and the ...
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remove Cinnamon Desktop replace with MATE

I'm guessing this is something simple I'm missing because nobody else seems to have this problem I just installed fedora 20 which installs cinnamon desktop (I believe) and want to use MATE because ...
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Can't install “libdvdcss” with yum anymore after update on “Fedora 20 Heisenburg”

I couldn't update my system today, because of dependency problems with libdvdcss, I removed libdvdcss and it's dependency libdvdcss2. Update was successfull after that but now I can't install ...
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How do I persistently load a kernel module in Fedora 20?

I have successfully followed the instructions for setting up 802.1q VLAN tagging in Fedora. Now I need to make sure that when I reboot the 8021q kernel module is loaded again. Should I be doing this ...
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su authentication failure, sudo missing

After removing the vim-minimal package, because it was conflicting with the GUI Vim I was trying to install, sudo has disappeared, and su is giving an authentication failure. [portOdin@localhost ~]$ ...
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Why does Fedora 20 request a restart after software updates?

I have a Fedora 20 installation in a VirtualBox virtual machine. Now it notifies me of "OS Updates", that "Includes performance, stability and security improvements for all users", and I have the ...
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Force application to use specific port on Fedora machine

I have an application on my fedora machine that sends SIP TCP requests to the server. The application chooses a random source port to send the requests. Is there some way I can force the application ...
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equivalent of update-grub for rhel/fedora/centos systems

In Ubuntu (and I guess in Debian too) there is a system script named update-grub which automatically executes grub-mkconfig -o with the correct path for the grub configuration file. Is there any ...
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Unable to boot into Mac OS after installing Fedora[Dual Boot]

I installed Fedora on my Mac and now when I boot, it says "booting in insecure mode" an then see a typical Linux "choose what to boot" screen. The List goes like: Fedora Fedora Recovery Mac OSX ...
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Do I own a watchdog?

Quite often times when I do a reboot, I get the following error message: kernel: watchdog watchdog0: watchdog did not stop! I tried to find out more about watchdog by doing man watchdog, but it ...
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Moving software RAID 1 to Linux

I'm using a RAID 1 (mirrored pair) configuration in my Media Center/ NAS system. Currently it's running Windows 8 (yeah, big mistake I know) and I'm regretting it (did it for the games, not worth it). ...
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automated bug reporting tool always says “invalid password or login”

Every time I get an ABRT bug in Fedora 20 and I try to report it, I have to enter my BZ login/PW again. How do I setup ABRT so that it saves my ID/PW and/or just logs in and reports my bugs when I ...
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Could not open X display after hostname change

I need to change the hostname of my Computer from localhost.localdomain to DESKTOP. However, I can't manage to do this, even after browsing some of the net. I've changed my hostname with hostname ...
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How can I install Adobe Reader in Fedora 20?

I'm not able to find an appropriate RPM to install adobe reader. Does anybody have a good way for installing it? The system is 64-bit.
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Plymouth scrolling text

Is it possible to have it default to scrolling text on boot/shutdown versus the Fedora icon? I know I can get it by hitting various keys, but can I get it to default to text and those messages?
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Fedora 20 system freezes when the Fedora logo appears

The system is feodra20-64bit. After I tried to install a rpm of adobe reader, I am not able to log in. It feezes at that "f" logo. However I can use command line to log in. The below is vi ...
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Modify sound volume per application [on hold]

In Fedora 12 + Gnome 2 I used to be able to modify the volume of each application seperately. Now, I'm on Fedora 20 + MATE 1.6.2, and this option is gone. If I click Notification Area > Sound > ...
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“[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.”

I am having some problem installing 32-bit Fedora20 OS over the network. At the installation summary page, under the software installation source section, using the default closest mirror option, I ...
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Allow AD Groups to SUDO

I'm adding some Fedora 20 workstations to our Windows 2003 domain. I've successfully joined the domain with the boxes, and can login with domain accounts. Now I'm trying to allow the default AD group ...
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Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything

I bought the a new notebook (Dell M3800) and installed Fedora 20 with KDE for the first time on it (actually my first Linux system ever). My problem is now, that my resolution is tooo big.. I can't ...
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fedora 20 gnome & ati card black screen after boot

After installing Fedora 20 for first boot, everything is OK. But after installing some packages and updating, then rebooting the system, after boot the screen goes black or gnome starts. After first ...
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Linux Wifi High Power Consumption

I'm running Fedora 20, kernel 3.15.6 and ath9 driver with an ateros card. My battery life is very short, on an older debian install I had around 3 to 4 hours, now I'm between 1 and 2 hours. Powertop ...
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How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?

While going through the man page, I found some options that seem to suggest that the command line tool livecd-iso-to-disk is capable of creating a multiple-boot USB: --multi Used when installing ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when downloading Fedora 16 packages

I'm using yum to install make, I am getting the following error. I tried all solutions from similar questions but the issue remains. ...
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Wifi problem in fedora 20?

I have recently installed fedora 20 on my laptop. I am new to fedora/linux. I think its not having any wifi driver. My network controller is: Broadcom BCM43142. I dont have any other way to connect my ...
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What should be the security context of these cron files?

I am running Fedora 20 and I am having some issues when running logrotate and anacron which I suspect may be related to SELinux: Failed to determine timestamp: Cannot assign requested address chgrp: ...
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Second monitor doesn't wake after kernel update in Fedora Core 20

I have an odd problem with my dual monitor setup. The base system is a Dell 6005 desktop with an ATI Radeon card. My primary monitor is an HP 23", while the second monitor is an HP 20". The primary is ...