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Fedora 16 fails to boot after Win7 installed a GPT Drive

So, I have Windows 7 and Fedora 16 installed on my old HDD. Everything worked well and fine before I've had my new 3TB drive built in, which I initialized as GPT in Windows. Actually I initialized ...
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Install another PHP version. Fedora 17

How can I install another PHP version? I have php 5.4.5 for now, but I need the version 5.3.15 running too. How can I perform this on Fedora 17? Without using a Virtual Machine?
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How to automatically install packages?

I want to install packages automatically by running a script I can write yum install php, but I want it to install another package once installation of the php package is completed. Is there any ...
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Are packages downloaded from multiple mirror sites?

I'm running F17 and inside of yum.repos.d. I see multiple repos listed like adobe-linux-1386.repo, fedora.repo, google-chrome.repo, etc. When I yum install are some files being downloaded from ...
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What is happening exactly when I install a package with yum?

I'm running F17 from Terminal. I was wondering what is happening in the background when I yum install packagename. Is that package being searched for on my browser? Where is it being downloaded from? ...
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Run a command after acquiring IP address

I would like to run the command Urlsnarf -n -i p33p1 >> file when the p33p1 network interface gets its IP address. Initially I tried to run the command at bootup by adding the a crontab entry ...
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How to view Flash and other videos on Linux systems?

I'm running Fedora 17 and Firefox 12. When I navigate to some sites I'm unable to view videos because I'm missing some plugin. When I click 'installl missing plugin' I'm still not able to view the ...
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How to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17?

I would like to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories, I have version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I update my ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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Installing jdk 1.4.2 on fedora 14

I am trying to install wsdgate, In the installation they have recommended to use jdk 1.4.2, I already have jdk 1.7 but I am not able to install JDK 1.4.2 on fedora 14. I got error like this could not ...
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How do I install Chromium on F17?

I just installed the Beefy Miracle on my box, but essentially being the first time I've used Linux I'm not sure how to perform even some of the most basic tasks. I thought I would try to install ...
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How do I install packages with F17?

I just installed Fedora 17 on my box and I'm having trouble installing packages. I used to think that across all linux os'es all it took was sudo apt-get install packagae. I don't think this is the ...
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Fedora16, ekiga just works in superuser mode

I've got a fedora16 running and I'd like to use ekiga as a softphone. Now I'm running into some problems. Starting ekiga as a normal user gives me could not register (globally not acceptable) ...
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X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora with slow intervals

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Linux and am completely new to this operating system. Although I am convinced by its advantages, an insurmountable problem has come up during this transition. ...
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How to get the latest GNOME shell in Fedora?

I want to try gnome-shell 3.5 but I dont see it in the repos, I'm using Fedora 17, is there any way adding gnome-shell 3.5 to my repos? Regards Update: Please note the question was asked on Aug ...
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How do I set my login avatar in MATE? (Fedora 17)

Plain old GNOME 2 had a panel applet which displayed your user long name. It had a menu option under which you could set an image to be a login avatar, and it appeared in the gdm display manager (aka ...
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'yum update' without internet connectioon

I have a PC and a laptop. my laptop is always updated, so for updating the PC I don't want to download the packages again for my PC. What I do is copying rpm files from ...
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Nvidia 9800GT and HP w1907v resolution woes

I was happily dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 a year or two ago, with, as in the title, an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card (on a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P) outputting VGA to an HP w1907v ...
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How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?

I normally enjoy using Gnome 3 and gnome-shell in Fedora 16. However, I would like to temporarily run a non-compositing window manager such as metacity so that some wine games can have full control of ...
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How can I install the Epel repository on 64-bit Fedora 17 machine?

How can I install the Epel repository on 64-bit Fedora 17 machine? I tried: sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm and sudo rpm -Uvh ...
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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How do I get Fedora 17 boot media to boot my laptop?

I have been using Ubuntu since Ubuntu 11.10 came out. I was very satisfied with how Ubuntu has evolved over the past few years, but now I would like to try out Fedora 17 since that has been out for a ...
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How to find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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Trouble migrating from Yum to apt-get

I recently migrated from using Fedora to Debian. And I'm having some issues with the package manager. I used to be able to search for packages via yum using : yum search ...
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How to install a specific video driver on Fedora?

I need to install a compatible video driver on a Fedora machine. The resolution proportion isn't very well and I can't change the brightness and contrast (xbacklight and xgamma) either. Please answer ...
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Should I update my Fedora or not?

Here is my problem. My laptop has an NVidia Geforce 310 M graphic card. And since kernel 2.6 I had problems with the display. I had to use nomodeset option in the grub, if not my screen will be off ...
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Removing configured PROXY in fedora?

Some time back I configured proxy for fedora to install packages through yum. I forgot how exactly I did it. Now I don't need proxy any more.How can I reconfigure my proxy settings?
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Saving files to NTFS is corrupted?

I have recently started using Fedora on my laptop. I've set it up so that it sits on a roughly 20GB encrypted partition and most of the Home folders (Downloads, Documents, Pictures) are symlinked to ...
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fedora 12 sleeping forever error

After manually restarting freeze machine due to no response. It stuck on blue screen and gives error as sleeping forever. Default partitioned with LVM. Whether I need to install fresh OS or I can get ...
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Cisco AnyConnect on Fedora

I have downloaded the setup for Cisco AnyConnect client from our client's secure web URI. This setup script was for 32 bit machine while mine is a 64 bit one. However, I managed to install the client ...
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How to enable SSD TRIM support on Fedora 17?

I used to install Linux on HDD. It's easy. But now I have a SSD, and I want to install Fedora 17 on it. What should I do to make Fedora 17 issue TRIM commands to the SSD?
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Install Fedora 17 to iSCSI Target, Boot from iSCSI Target

I have installed Fedora 17 to an iSCSI target by: Booting with the Fedora 17 ISO Chose LiveCD so I could install iscsi-initiator-utils Started the installer Chose iSCSI target from native Fedora ...
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Yum update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this?

Yum update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this? Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ...
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Unable to boot from Fedora LiveCD

So I finally decided to move from Windows to Linux. But before that I have wanted to try Fedora distribution from LiveCD. So I downloaded Fedora 17 .iso file, unpacked it and then burned on my CD. I ...
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Add another IP address to a Bonding Interface

I have a Linux network Bonding interface for two Ethernet interfaces (eth0 and eth1) $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0 DEVICE=bond0 BOOTPROTO=static ONBOOT=yes ...
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Using Multiple Desktop environments on fedora

Is it possible to add a lightweight DE, say LXDE of XFCE, to fedora so that I can choose to boot into either? Would I be able to select in grub or would there be an intermediate step? That way I have ...
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There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum

I installed the Python bindings of VTK 5.1 correctly. In Python, import vtk worked, but import itk did not work yet. So I wanted to install the Python bindings of ITK 4.2. I needed to install SWIG ...
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How do I enable sound in Fedora 17?

I did a minimal install of Fedora 17 some months ago and only until today did I try playing some audio with it only to find out that sound is not working. How do I get the sound to work on Fedora 17? ...
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How to use SOCKS proxy with yum?

The man page to yum.conf describes several proxy related variables: proxy URL to the proxy server that yum should use. proxy_username username to use for proxy ...
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Avoid very fast double clicks

I have a mouse with a weird problem. The left button sometimes fires a double click even if I click just one time. I would like to know if there's a way to avoid fast double clicks, ignoring clicks ...
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yum require an older version of a package as dependency

I have installed TexLive 2012 via the official site and want to install epydoc which depends on an older version. However, when I try to install epydoc which depends on texlive, I get the below ...
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X Server Crash in Fedora 9

I have a motif based application that runs on Fedora 9. This application has a functionality that calls itself periodically to perform a task using SIGALRM signal. However the application seems to ...
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Why isn't my application receiving broadcast packets?

I have written a Qt application that listens for UDP broadcast packets on the network interface p2p1. I have installed the application in Fedora 17 i386 in a VirtualBox VM. For some reason, the ...
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Is there an easy way of installing madwifi drivers in Fedora 17?

Long time ago you could easily install madwifi drivers for atheros wireless cards as they were found in the livna (or RPM fusion?) repositories. Today I cannot find any guide or even mentions when ...
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facebook unable to load/work properly in linux

I am facing problem with a facebook on linux these days, but when i switch back to windows (windows 7)it works absolutely fine. I am using fedora 14, 64 bit machine with Mozilla Firefox 3.6.24. Even ...
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Is there a way to virtually split my monitor (for maximizing windows)

My question is essentially if I can fake the behaviour one gets using usual window managers on linux if one has a dual head setup. That is, if I maximize a window it maximizes only on one part of the ...
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Low sound volume on Lenovo laptop under Fedora

I'm having trouble hearing anything at all under Fedora 16 on this Lenovo T520. Everything in alsamixer is at 100% (both pulseaudio and card). I installed Windows 7 on the laptop to check if the same ...
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Graphical interface to YUM in Fedora 16

What are the options for managing yum software graphically in Fedora 16? and how can they be installed (if they aren't already)?
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Can I restrict a user to use special programs?

Is it possible to add a user and restrict him to run special programs? For example after this user logs in, he can only open Firefox to use Internet and no other programs can be run by this user. For ...