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Wallpaper stretching over multiple monitors on Fedora 19 (Gnome 3)

I'm running Fedora 19 (gnome-shell --version says it's GNOME Shell 3.8.4). I have a dual monitor setup (two 1440 x 900), and I want to be able to stretch my wallpaper over the two monitors, like I did ...
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How to take effect `usermod` command without logout and login [duplicate]

I'm using fedora19, and I've added wheel to my account like this. usermod -a -G wheel ironsand And I've logged out and logged in again to take effect the command according to the following answer. ...
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How can I check which radeon driver are installed?

I am currently installing fglrx on my machine by following this tutorial https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fglrx In the finishing touches section, it mentions that I need to blacklist any current radeon ...
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RHEL - Group assigned incorrectly

In our lab, all the LDAP users are assigned to a group vboxusers whose home directory is present in the server. We are using NFS to mount the home directory of an user to the client machines. I was ...
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How I can select a partition to install fedora?

I have a problem on installing fedora. I have already installed windows 8, and I have two different partitions (C (for windows), and D(for data)). I had also shrink the size of D by 50 GB, in order ...
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Error installing Fedora 19

I'm trying to install Fedora 19. After my computer booted from installation DVD for about 20 minutes, it displays white screen with 'Oh no! Something has gone wrong.' message. I've tried 3 times and ...
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How do I setup kerberos authetication in Fedora 19

I cannnot seem to find documentation on setting up Kerberos authentication on my Fedora 19 workstation. Which files and programs are involved? My Kerberos server is a corporate AD.
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Can't start mysql on Fedora 19

I'm running Fedora 19 and I have installed MySQL using yum install mysql. When I issue the mysql command, I get the following error message: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL ...
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fedora 19: unable to update or install - “Could not resolve host…”

I cannot update as no mirror is found: [root@localhost ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit Could not get metalink ...
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/var/named/chroot/var/named: device is busy

When I restart the named service, it gives me this error: ./etc/init.d/named restart Stopping named: [ OK ] Starting named: Error in named ...
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Whose password should I enter?

Authentication is required to perform this action. Whose password should I enter? Mine? Root's? I can never tell. ...
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How do I use custom-signed shim for secure boot (Fedora)?

I'm not sure whether there's a guide for this but I'd like to know the detailed steps (step-by-step guide perhaps?) involved in achieving the following: Re-sign shim with a custom CA private key, ...
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Host domain name pointer in linux

I setup a Linux server and run a command, host wan ip in terminal and it shows ... domain name pointer mail.domain.com. How do i replace current new mail.domain.com to mail.newdomain.com?
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Getting IO privileges in Linux

I have installed flashrom software. When i try to run sudo flashrom command it gives me "Could not get I/O privileges (Operation not permitted). You need to be root" error. Also I tried su command to ...
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Fedora 19 livecd - doesn't work with any tools on VirtualBox [closed]

I want to create a custom live distribution of Fedora. I am using Fedora 19 live CD on VirtualBox on Windows (64bit Macbook Pro) to do this. I have tried following on Fedora 19 32 bit, Fedora 19 64 ...
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How to set Sublime Text as default text editor?

How to set Sublime Text as default text editor? The only option I see is Pluma. I'm using Mate Desktop on Fedora 19. Edit: The Sublime Text executable (installed by hand, not a package) is at ...
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Cannot stop autofs on FC19

I'd like to temporarily disable autofs on my fedora 19 x86 install. I would like to insert USB drives without them auto-mounting. Typing: service autofs stop Returns: Redirecting to ...
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How can I get X to autodetect monitor specifications again?

I'm running fc19 in 64 bit. After going through the horrible process of trying to install kmod-nvidia, akmod-nvidia, and the proprietary nvidia driver, in an attempt to get CUDA working, I have rolled ...
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Convert one Fedora spin into another?

How do I convert an existing Fedora system into another spin? Example: You have installed from the KDE live image and now want to switch to Xfce. Is something like # yum group install 'Xfce ...
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RPMDB broke after a yum update in fedora 19?

A sudo yum update operation got interrupted and after a yum-complete-transaction was tried again I got this message: Transaction check error: file /usr/libexec/sssd/sssd_pac from install of ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions causes problems with X server in Fedora 18. How to solve without reinstalling?

I've installed VirtualBox (and it's Guest Additions), and after updating the kernel to the latest and also updating VB accordingly, I can not boot normally . (X server doesn't start, but I can login ...
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What is the pathname (the directory and file name) of the configuration file used for the DHCP client (not the server!)

(This question refers to the IPv4 client, not the IPv6 client.) (Hint: configuration files are kept under the directory /etc.) It is for a school assignment. I have to use man pages to find it. I ...
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Where is said how do you get the NUMLOCK key to default to on for the GUI console?

This is on a fedora machine. I have to look in man pages first to find the answer, if not then in an info page. If the answer is not there then I have to use the internet to find the answer. It is on ...
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Fedora 19 install hard drives not visible

(Asking here as I haven't had a response to a post on Ask Fedora) I'm trying to install Fedora 19 Gnome as a dual boot system on my HP Envy laptop (hardware specifications HP ENVY 6-1202sa, although ...
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How to set Oracle Java's JAVA_HOME in Fedora 19

I just installed Fedora 19 and managed to get FedoraUtils installed. So I chose java oracle. after installation I could see in the FedoraUtils list that oracle java (installed) but I can't see the ...
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Is there a more proper place than /etc/rc.local for writing to configure binfmt?

I want to be able to run clr (>NET/mono) exes on my redhat machines, so I add the following to /etc/rc.local: echo ':CLR:M::MZ::/opt/mono-head/bin/mono:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register This ...
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Fedora or OpenSuse? which one takes me to redhat/centos family philosophy

I know questions like this are quickly closed according to your rules but this question is not about which one is better. I have criteria as a Ubuntu user who wants to take a RedHat certification. My ...
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Set the MAC address for VLAN device

I created a VLAN device via NetworkManager in my Fedora 19. Also I need a specific MAC address, so I edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-VLAN and edit the MACADDR= variable. But this ...
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Source of Fedora Core 6 Live CD

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to search for a source for the above. There are many webpages pointing to (what I believe is) the original link - ...
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debian/watch for Fedora

How do Fedora maintainers track new versions of upstream package sources? Is there anything like debian/watch in the Fedora/Red Hat world?
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Missing libraries in fedora 19

On fedora 19 64bit, which packages should I install for the compilation options -lz and -lcrypto? I am trying to compile git statically. This is the complete error message: [rubenroy@localhost git]$ ...
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XRDP Custom Resolution (Fedora 19)

How can I configure a custom display resultion for xrdp sessions? I want the session to use all the display size, minus few lines for the original decorations. that will be around 1920x1050, a ...
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How to set DNS resolver in Fedora using network-manager?

I want to try out Google public DNS. For this I need to change the nameserver address. I know it's in the file /etc/resolv.conf, but whenever I start network-manager, it overwrites the values in that ...
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Sendmail can't find local users (with uppercase letters)

Sendmail works through sending to a smarthost, but can't find local users. # sendmail -bv LocalUser@myhost.net LocalUser@myhost.net... User unknown # grep LocalUser /var/log/maillog Sep 8 03:48:30 ...
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UEFI boot Fedora from USB 2.0 on 3.0 port (l75d-a7280)

I'm trying to make a bootable usb in ubuntu for fedora, but my settings are not working. I formatted the USB with FAT & Ext4, MBR, and Legacy BIOS bootable. My BIOS allows the USB 3.0 controller ...
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How to connect a Wiimote to a Fedora 19 system?

How to connect a Wiimote for remote controlling purposes under Fedora? (actually, it is a 3rd party wiimote clone, like the ones sold on amazon for 15 $)
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Equivalent of openvswitch-brcompat on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

On Debian & Ubuntu, the openvswitch-brcompat package will install Open vSwitch bridge compatibility support. Is there an equivalent package on Fedora-based distros like RHEL and CentOS?
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Test whether Linux binary is compiled as position independent code

I recently learned that (at least on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux), executable programs that are compiled as Position Independent Executables (PIE) receive stronger address space randomization ...
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How to troubleshoot systemd's “contradicts existing jobs” error message

Looking through my system logs, I see the following message in /var/log/messages: Sep 2 15:29:15 <myhostname> systemd[1]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: File exists So, my ...
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Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's cat) gets stuck on boot

When I installed Fedora, it did not have the Schrödinger's cat boot option, but then I installed a bunch of updates and now it is there. What is even more annoying is that it is the default boot ...
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SELinux: allow a process to create any file in a certain directory

I have a script that, when invoked, will cause the contents of dmesg to be written to a file, with the file's name basically being a timestamp. SELinux prevents this. Following the advice of ...
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Steps to configure iPod shuffle in Fedora 19

I am using Fedora 19 GNOME version. After I plugin my iPod to the USB, it is not listed in my filesystem. The output of the lsusb command is: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 090c:237c Silicon Motion, Inc. ...
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Can't Log into Fedora 19 after force shutdown

I was exploring my new fedora 19 after a crash in KDE (I don't know what I just did). I couldn't shutdown my laptop either with the graphical method or the terminal way (because the terminal refused ...
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Change name of em1 to eth0 in Fedora 19? [duplicate]

I have already followed the instructions here but it doesn't seem to work, as my ifconfig output still shows the same "em1","em2" and "lo". I just need a way to rename one of these to eth0 in Fedora ...
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How to write a pre-mount startup script?

I want to create a bootup script that runs before the root filesystem / has been mounted as I want to use dm-cache to cache it. The script is supposed to contain cache setup commands. Where would I ...
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Installing proprietary ethernet drivers in Fedora

I have an HP HDX16-1354CA Laptop that I've installed Fedora 19 on, and my ethernet port is not being detected. I am sure that it is because I have not installed the drivers for it, but I can't seem to ...
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8086 emulator for unix-like OSs?

Is there any 8086 emulator (free or paid) for Fedora 17? I am learning assembly language using AT&T style.
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YUM package “NPM” makes trouble

When I try to install npm like this sudo yum install npm I get this error: Fehler: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib ...
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Kernel Panic after Fedora 19 Update

After installing updates on Fedora 19 (kernel 10.3.7-200.fc19.x86_64) the DE freezes whenever I log in. Using the virtual consoles doesn't work. One time I even got this kernel panic: ...
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Installing developer libraries for Fedora 19 without internet connection

I am trying to use Fedora 19 on my Lenovo yoga 13. A common issue with this setup is that the laptop's wifi does not work out of the box on any linux distribution yet. This question and also this ...