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Wine/PoL giving numerous errors in Fedora 17

I've been trying to run a handful of indy games for Windows on my laptop through Wine, but got a bunch of errors along the lines of: wine: created the configuration directory '/home/jude/.wine' ...
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Disabling X server on Fedora 17

How can I prevent the X server from starting up on Fedora 17? In older versions the user should edit /etc/inittab but in this version (I didn't check this on previous versions) Fedora uses some other ...
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lightweight Fedora-base and SUSE-base distros

I need to use two different linux distros simulanously work some learning (network administration learning) purposes, I chose Ubuntu/Fedora or ubuntu/SUSE families. and decided to select a lightweight ...
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SELinux interfering with host/guest file sharing using KVM

I'm running Fedora 17 with KVM and the virtual machine runs okay. I tried to follow this to get access to a file on the host system but SELinux prevents the VM from accessing any files other than ...
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Is it possible for sudo to read password from gnome-keyring or similar

I'm currently using sudo a lot in a bunch of scripts, which is turning into a bit of a hassle, as some scripts does not allow interactive input (e.g., Makefiles). Instead of disabling sudo passwords ...
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Fedora 17 Freezes on Macbook Pro Install

So I put Fedora on my flash drive using this tutorial, and I also burned it onto a DVD. Whenever I try to boot from it or one of the EFI boots, the countdown on the install freezes at 0. whenever I ...
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Windows losing focus on Gnome on Fedora 17

I have a problem using Gnome on Fedora 17 where, after a period of time, I cannot regain focus on any windows; that is, I can only see the desktop screen. If I Alt-Tab I can see the other windows, but ...
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The keys work from config but not from ssh-add

Ssh keys work fine, if indicated in ./ssh/config but if i try $ssh-add mykey Could not open a connection to your authentication agent even with ssh-add -l give the same result
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Is it normal that Fedora's yum list kernel-* shows two versions of kernel being used?

Is it true that the following shows that two versions of the kernel are being used? (Is the bold face -- the one enclosed in ** showing what is currently loaded / used). Basically, I just created a ...
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Will Fedora's yum update install a “current” or beta version of the kernel and cause problems?

Short question is: should we always do a yum update --exclude=kernel-* to do an update in Fedora? I was a bit surprised that when I got a new Fedora machine at work (it used to be Red Hat Enterprise ...
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SELinux and samba

I have to set SELinux setenforce Permissive in order to give access to my samba share. I wonder if there is proper way to configure SELinux policy for fedora 17 as good admins do.
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No /dev/null on Fedora 17

I'm running Fedora 17 and /dev/null does not exist, why not? Should I just create it with: mknod -m 666 /dev/null c 1 3
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Fedora doesn't start X on boot

Since a few months I have been facing a problem with Fedora 15. Whenever I start my system, the command prompt is displayed instead of the GUI login. I need to provide a username and password from the ...
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Failed to boot Grub Error Fedora 17

I had two hard disks. One is internal, 320GB, all NTFS, where Windows 7 is installed in a ~20GB partition. The other is external, 160GB, where I have installed Fedora. Now when I had installed Fedora ...
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MySQL server-id not being set with Fedora 16

I am setting up a mysql slave on a Fedora 16 system, and the server_id is not being set properly. My /etc/my.cnf is: [mysqld] server-id=16 datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock ...
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Is the maximinm value of network.http.pipelining.maxrequests still 8?

I've detected some slowness in Firefox 17 under Fedora 18, so I decided to modify some configuration options. So, the question is: Does someone know if the maximum value of ...
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Fedora Bluetooth

Which packets do I have to install for my bluetooth headset to work? I have installed: rpm -qa |grep blue bluez-alsa-4.99-2.fc17.i686 bluez-libs-4.99-2.fc17.i686 ...
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Fedora desktop launcher

I have created a desktop launcher for Midnight Commander in Fedora LXDE environment but this does not work. Where did I make a mistake? $ cat mc.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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Disable sliding feature of tray icons

I want to disable sliding feature of these icons. I want them to be static, you know just like Windows perhaps. When I hover my mouse over them they slide & it greatly annoys me to again ...
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how to allow different users of same group access/edit files/directories created a user of same group

here is my example, here I am logged in as root created a group using groupadd command called as devel. created two users dev1 and dev2 using useradd command. useradd -g devel dev1 useradd -g devel ...
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How to edit rpm's HEADER and NAME-VERSION-RELEASE

Is there's a way or a tool that can modify the HEADER and the NAME-VERSION-RELEASE for an existing rpm without installing/rebuilding it?
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How to manage fedora services and daemons using the GUI?

I am using Fedora 17, I need a GUI program to start/stop and enable/disable services and daemons. I have installed "system-config-services" but it did not have enable/disable feature(run it with ...
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Package `varka' not found when installing Marlin of Fedora 17

I'm trying to install the Marlin file browser. I've already installed many required packages but I don't know what to do about this varka error. Here is the output from cmake (the previous step) and ...
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Update kernel at fedora 16 to 17 - How to remove unused files?

I want to update kernel at fedora 16 to 17. So I need to delete unused files. find /etc /var -name '*?.rpm?*' Is that enough or need more extensions?
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Why is connecting to Oracle Express 11 is very slow on Fedora 17?

I installed oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm on Fedora 17-64-bit. I was wondering why it is very slow, for example when I want to connect to it using Oracle SQL Developer or JDBC in my web application. ...
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Configuring OpenVPN to share internet

my university is providing OpenVPN to provide public internet IP address for students (for some libraries etc.) - in other words, they are sharing their internet connection via openVPN... I would ...
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Screen resolution problem in Fedora 17 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.2

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6119tx system which has a screen resolution of 1366X768. But after installing fedora 17 on VirtualBox with Guest additions, the default resolution is 1280X768. Whenever I switch ...
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TigerVNC Cinnamon session on Fedora 17

I'm trying to properly start a Cinnamon (2D) session in tigervnc-server on Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle". The only way I currently know to accomplish this is to modify the file /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients. ...
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How to Upgrade Fedora 17 to 18 Remotely via SSH

I followed this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum#Fedora_17_-.3E_Fedora_18 guide to upgrade my Fedora 17 to 18. All was fine until I issued su -c 'yum --releasever=18 ...
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Fedora in Oracle VM VirtualBox: installing guest additions

What are the pros and conses of two method of installing VirtualBox guest additions: via the Devices -> Install Guest Additions...; via su -c 'yum install VirtualBox-guest' from rpmfusion ...
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Is there a way to find out when an OS instance was installed on a host?

I am currently using RHEL 5.8 and SunOS 5.10 at work and Fedora 16 at home. Is there any way to find out the date when any or all of those OS instances were installed on a host? The reason I want it ...
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How can I disable the X-server on Fedora 17?

I want to use a Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" system as a network-shared desktop for cooperative work. For this I'm using TigerVNC which brings its own X-Server and starts a completely separate desktop ...
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To check which resource is being accessed by which process

I have some process running on my system. I need to list out which of the process at a moment has acquired/is using one or more of these in my system: Ethernet Camera USB Bluetooth WiFi File System ...
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Bootloader error installing Fedora [closed]

I need a dual boot in my computer, Windows 7 and Fedora 17. I first installed Windows 7 and created the partition scheme during Windows install: - Partition 1: is a small partition automatically ...
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Globally replace Vi with Vim on Fedora

On Debian-based systems the alternatives system handles both the vi and vim executable. So if vim is installed and you execute vi, you also get vim, which I find very nice, because I absolutely hate ...
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Reset Nautilus “Computer” folder list

In my setup I tend to symlink major user folders in Linux to their Windows equivalents, IE Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. Usually I make sure nautilus isn't running before I do it and ...
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How to run 32 bit programs on 64 bit Fedora 17?

Although the Android Development Tools (ADT) bundle is available as a zip package for 'Linux 64 Bit' it states following requirements: 64-bit distributions must be capable of running 32-bit ...
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redhat vs debian/ubuntu system architecture (& not deb vs rpm)?

What are the key areas (except package management) where Fedora/RHEL/CentOS differ from Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems? I'm asking this from a newbie's perspective to the Linux admin world so that I can ...
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openvpn WARNING: No server certificate verification method has been enabled

I tried to install openvpn on debian squeez (server) and connect from my fedora 17 as (client). Here is my configuration: server configuration # Server TCP proto tcp port 1194 dev tun # Keys and ...
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Difference between 3 commands which are used to execute shell script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different ways to execute a shell script What are the specific differences between the commands listed below? ./<scriptname> . <scriptname> bash ...
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Installing Fedora on VMWare error: CPU disabled by guest operating system

When I try to install Fedora 16 on VMWare I'm getting the error CPU has been disabled by guest operating system. Any clues?
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yum install failing with strange output

I am using below command to install gcc on my laptop running fedora 17. yum install gcc But I am getting strange output. Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Resolving ...
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Fedora 17 Xorg fails to start on boot

My Fedora 17 installation is no longer booting into X : it finished loading the boot screen, then the cursor turns into an "X", flashes a quickly a few times then the just stalls. To get X to load, I ...
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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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Kernel not detecting multicore cpu

Kernel Version 3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64 CPU info: sashan@dhcp-au-122 ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 42 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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how to put particular application on system startup in fedora 15?

How do I put particular application on system startup on my Fedora 15. For instance if I want to start my Firefox browser on system startup how do I achieve this? What have I done so far is, I just ...
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Screen flickers in Fedora 17

Screen flickers every 10 seconds. (I timed with a stopwatch, screen flickers every 10 seconds, 6 times a minute exactly.) I've used Windows and I'm trying to use Linux. I don't know much about Linux. ...
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Netbook w/ Fedora 17 and USB Numpad at Boot Disables Internal Keyboard

I have a netbook with F17 installed. No X, just text console. The system boots fine and the internal keyboard works. I can plugin a USB numpad after boot and it functions reliably. However, if the ...
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Will g++ build 64bit on 64bit system?

If I am using automake to build a library if there are no specific flags specifying target system will the result be according to the system that the build is happening on? Meaning compiler on 64bit ...
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Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 post-upgrade tasks

I have just successfully upgraded from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17 using the Preupgrade tool. One of the post-upgrade steps suggested here is to "remove unsupported packages". The guide says to run ...