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How to replace generic-release with fedora-release?

Due to some accidental eclecticism in my repository list, the package fedora-release was uninstalled from my machine (a Fedora 21 laptop) and replaced with generic-release. I can't seem to be able to ...
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How to Reset Forgotten Root Password in Fedora 19 from GRUB

YES, FEDORA 19. I saw a lot of information about how to do it but doesn't work with this version. All the tutorials explain the method for older versions of Fedora, i didn't found anything about ...
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Internet connection drastically different for users

I am using Fedora 16, I know it's been EOL-ed but I've been too lazy to update and reinstall something new. Mostly, it works fine except that my main user's internet connection is really crappy and ...
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How can I install Adobe Reader in Fedora 20?

Since it is no longer available on https://get.adobe.com/fr/reader/otherversions/ I'm not able to find an appropriate RPM to install adobe reader. Does anybody have a good way for installing it? The ...
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Fedora 21 Samba Share Troubleshooting

I've recently upgraded my server's OS from CentOS 6 to Fedora 21. I understand there have been a bunch of new changes regarding the SystemV vs SystemD updates but I cannot get my Samba share to work ...
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How to save a file from an initramfs emergency shell?

I can't boot because of some strange error. There is an error report file generated for me, to supposedly submit it along with a bug report, or whatever. So to help me figure out what the problem is, ...
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can't filter printk messages

I'm writing a driver and usually I implement my own log-level scheme. However, this time I figured that I would try to utilize the printk scheme that is built into Linux. I see that I can adjust the ...
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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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something is terribly wrong with pkg-config

I've been having a harrowing time lately just trying to get several C programs compiled because I can't find where the libraries are located and pkg-config seems to be out of order. I installed GNU ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Creating an symbolic link in /bin automatically creates a second link in /usr/bin and the which command chooses /usr/bin

I just created an executable: ln -s /path/to/script.sh /bin/script then I check if everything succeeds and it does(/bin/script is created) but this has also created: /usr/bin/script and if I ...
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Connect bluetooth devices to PC with Fedora Core 18 or 22

I need to connect multiple devices via bluetooth to my Fedora, but I dont't find the directory /etc/bluetooth of the bluez packague. The devices links directly to the PC witouth PIN. I want use the ...
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Installing specific usb serial modules in fedora 21

I am trying to use a usb to dual rs232 cable (USB Compound Device due to the number of RS232 connectors) on my fedora 21 system to install another linux os (Gentoo) on a Cobalt RaQ 4i server blade, ...
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Change default port for PulseAudio (line out, not headphones)

When I boot, PulseAudio defaults to sending output to Headphones. I'd like it to default to sending output to Line Out. How do I do that? I can manually change where the output is current sent as ...
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Setting a domain name in LAN

I am developing a web page using Apache Web Server in my pc. When I want to open it in the browser I use the ip, for example: http://192.168.1.6/proyect My host is part of a local network (a laptop ...
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Yum vs DNF (changed in Fedora 22)

As I was exploring about Fedora 22 (I'm currently using fedora 20), I came to learn that Yum has been replaced by DNF. Basically what I want to know is the difference between those two Fedora package ...
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Fedora12, yum can't find repositories [duplicate]

For some reasons I have to use old distro Fedora12, and yum in its default configuration is unable to locate URLs for packages. % yum search gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Error: Cannot ...
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Is there a difference between terminal update and software center update in Fedora?

I'm updating my system through sudo dnf update command, but sometimes there is a notification that there are new updates available but I can see them only in software center neither sudo dnf update ...
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Find and remove the packages that provides desktops environments

Recently upgraded to Fedora 22; I now have the following desktop environments to choose from at login: Gnome Gnome Classic Gnome Wayland Plasma (KDE) Kodi Xmonad How do I remove items from this ...
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Why am I getting alerts about new updates when dnf says I'm up to date?

I'm running the KDE spin of Fedora 22. I've run sudo dnf update and it says I'm up to date, but the notification area says I have a bunch of updates that need installed.The screenshot is after just ...
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Install script - sudo authorisation compatibility?

I am currently updating a few scripts, and am planning on releasing some useful ones so others can use them (so they need to work across a wide range of machines without crashing, and without breaking ...
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Error in compiling file using gcc: “/bin/sh: g++: command not found”

I want to compile a c++ program in Fedora Linux, but the program isn't compiled correctly. I got the following error: /bin/sh: g++: command not found make[1]: [*.o] Error 127 make[1]: Leaving ...
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Screen brightness always maximum when logoff or restart

I am using Fedora 13 and whenever I Restart or Logoff on my laptop. The screen brightness resets to its maximum value. I am not aware of this problem. Can anyone tell me why this is causing and what ...
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kernel make install fails with lacking dracut module 'dmsquash-live' on Fedora22

I have a problem on Fedora22 when make install build kernel. I downloaded kernel source and 'make'. It was ok. When I try to 'make install', I got this error. [root@localhost linux-4.0.5]# make ...
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synclient does not find synaptics properties despite Synaptics Touchpad in xinput list

I upgraded my Fedora notebook to Fedora 22 yesterday. With that, synclient stopped working: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? Nevertheless, xinput list shows: ⎡ ...
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How to read *.journal files in Fedora 21?

I want to see the previous dmesg log before the reboot. In previous versions of fedora, It used to be in /var/log/messages. But from Fedora 20, it's being stored through systemd i.e. journalctl. I've ...
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Trouble switching between wired/wireless networks with Fedora 21

I have a Gb/s wired network and a much slower wireless on my home LAN. I switch between them in the course of my day. I have always found that Linux is not particularly clever about using the wired ...
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fedora 22 - change from gnome to kde4

I have installed Fedora 22 workstation, which defaults to the gnome desktop. I just did a sudo yum groups install kde4 Judging by the messages, the install succeeded. Then, I did a complete ...
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libdnet is installed but can't be found by snort

I'm running Fedora 22 and just installed snort: sudo dnf install snort When trying to run it I get: $ snort snort: error while loading shared libraries: libdnet.1: cannot open shared object file: ...
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Installed from source code, but when checking installed-version, it's showing old-version. How to reslove?

OS: Fedora 12, x86_64 [root@earth]# rpm -qa cmake cmake-2.6.4-5.fc12.x86_64 But I installed cmake-3.2.3 from source code. How to check installed version that is installed from source code? How to ...
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Cannot connect to fedora on port 80

I can't access to my local sites on a fedora machine from ubuntu. In firefox I get this error: The connection has timed out In fedora iptables I added this line: -A INPUT -m state --state NEW ...
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can't run pgadmin3 on fedora22

i installed postgresql and pgadmin. when i try running pgadmin this is what i get: Warning: Mismatch between the program and library build versions detected. The library used 2.8 (no ...
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problem installing postgresql (opengeo) on fedora 22

I'm following the directions found at http://suite.opengeo.org/4.1/installation/redhat/install.html i created gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/OpenGeo.repo with the following text: [opengeo] name=opengeo ...
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No sendmail.mc.rpmnew file after upgrade despite having sendmail.cf.rpmnew file

After upgrading to version 21 of Fedora OS, I was issued sendmail.cf.rpmnew and submit.cf.rpmnew files. Since sendmail uses .mc files to generate new configuration, I was expecting to receive ...
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DNS server's not working in subnet

I have installed two virtual machines on my PC - Fedora Server and Fedora Live Workstation. Fedora Server has two network interfaces - one configured as NAT interface but other one - for working in ...
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Fedora alternative to the post-up command

Does Fedora support something similar to the post-up command (as in Ubuntu) or does it have any other alternative for this command? I want to run a custom script after activating network interface ...
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problem installing mongodb on fedora

I'm trying to install mongodb on fedora 22 and this is the error i get $ yum search mongo-org Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'MongoDB' from ...
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Fedora GUI package installer takes very long (>15min) to start [closed]

I tried to use Linux GUI for Fedora but I did not find it intuitive than that of windows. Whenever I tried installing any software using rpm file by double clicking file, many times it stuck and ...
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What SELinux context shall the script have to be ran by pam_exec?

I just installed Fedora 22 on my VPS and tried to make trivial thing -- run my informer script on every ssh login via pam_exec. But I was confronted with unexpected difficulties: pam_exec failed with ...
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Is it possible to let the active virtual term be the only one with audio access?

I'm currently running Fedora 22 and want a setup where Kodi runs on vterm1 while steam runs on vterm2. I have set up two seats using LightDM. I am currently using ALSA in order to let Kodi bitstream ...
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How can I make a script in /etc/init.d start at boot?

I think I read something a while back about this, but I can't remember how it's done. Essentially, I have a service in /etc/init.d which I'd like to start automatically at boot time. I remember it ...
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Use VirtualBox provider by default on Fedora 21

Right now, any time I use vagrant, it tries to use libvirt as the provider. I want to use VirtualBox by default. vagrant-libvirt is not installed. It's bothersome because some commands don't work, ...
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Fedora 21: Getting “libprocps.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” on ps

I have Fedora 21, which is a fedup from Fedora 20. My problem is that whenever I am using ps commaand, I am getting /usr/bin/dpkgd/ps: error while loading shared libraries: libprocps.so.1: cannot ...
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Startup and shutdown issues after Fedup from Fedora 20 -> 21 -> 22

After running fedup to upgrade from Fedora 20 to 21, and then to Fedora 22, I have been experiencing issues with startup and shutdown. On reboot, I get the 3 versions on my Grub list. When I select ...
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Prompt for sudo password rather than give access error

Can I configure Fedora 22 so anything needing root privileges asks for a password, rather than giving an error, and needing me to re-run with sudo? I wouldn't even mind having to type my password ...
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Starting a new instance of GDM in Fedora 19

In Fedora 18, I could use gdmflexiserver to start up a new instance of X and GDM on a new VT. In Fedora 19, gdmflexiserver appears to have lost the ability to do this, and I'm looking for its ...
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Install Fedora core 15 on HP Smart Array Controller HDD

I need to install "Fedora Core 15" Linux on to HP Smart Array Controller attached HDD. Problem is Fedora Core 15 kernel do not has HPSA device driver. I tried to load (my own build) HPSA driver ...
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Fedora 21 wired internet problem

Booted up Fedora on my desktop (previously was running w8.1, with also some network problems on restart/wake but usually a reset of the adapter solved them.) No internet on the Fedora. Here are the ...