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Disable “Priveleged user popup” in fedora 8

Problem Statement :- Automatic Login as "root" in fedora 8. I tried with "/etc/gdm/config..." file . (working in linux) But in fedora 8 there is a pop up showing " ...
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Is it dangerous to use Fedora 14 until 2012.01.01?

I have three PC's running Fedora 14 at home, and I'm far away from home until 2012.01.01. When I get home, I plan to migrate them to Scientific Linux 6.1, which has longer support time. Since Fedora ...
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Logitech M325 mouse horizontal scrolling

Out of the box, this Logitech M325 mouse works great with one issue: cannot use the scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling. It acts as forward or back in the browsers or does nothing in other windows.
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KDE; each monitor another desktop

Is it possible to configure for example 4 desktops and switch them separately for each monitor?
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Installing AMD GPU drivers on Fedora 18

How can I install the AMD graphics drivers on Fedora 18? I downloaded the driver from the amd website. I unpacked the driver and ran the "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run" ...
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Flash disk USB Fedora installation reset counting

I have created a flash disk with pen drive Linux universal USB installer to install Fedora 18 on my system but after booting, a counter starts and then reset and never installation begin. My system is ...
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Where does rsyslog keep facility local0?

I added to rsyslog.conf a lines ModLoad imudp UDPServerRun 514 local0.* /var/log/dlink.log With tcpdump I can see the packets from dlink somethimes local0 somethimes local1 even local2. Nothing ...
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Linus and Fedora [closed]

My friend to me that Linus Torvalds uses fedora to compile the kernel. Why does he prefer fedora over any other distribution (ex. Ubuntu)?
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Change file type association in Fedora/KDE

Can anybody explain how to change file extension associations with applications to open them with in Fedora/KDE ? E.g. my PDFs open with Okular and I would like to change the default to Adobe.
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How can I remove Orphan Packages in Fedora?

I just switched from Ubuntu to Fedora14. In Ubuntu we had the apt-get autoremove thing to remove orphan/unused packages. What is the counterpart in Fedora?
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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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yum update version issue

I am using fedora 13 (2.6.33 ). Due to some reasons I cannot update the kernel nor can I upgrade fedora itself to 18 due to some legacy software I am using for business purpose. So my question is how ...
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Allowing access to NetBIOS port in Fedora 18?

I've recently installed Fedora 18 on one of the machines in my office, and I've installed Samba so I can browse the file system on my Windows machine. However, I'm having some trouble opening port ...
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Adding another linux system to grub 2

As far as I can gather from the fedora website, I need to edit the /etc/grub.d/40_custom script to read: menuentry "Arch Linux" { set root=(hd0,5) linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux ...
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Upgrade from Fedora 17 -> 18 problem

I tried to update Fedora 17 to 18 from within yum using the directions on the fedora web site. When I rebooted I ended up in the CentOS installer screen. I am not sure how that happend but I can't ...
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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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Critical messages from gsm and gtk

After upgrading to Fedora 18, I am seeing the following critical messages on /var/log/messages whenever I log on to the computer: CRITICAL: gsm_manager_set_phase: assertion \`GSM_IS_MANAGER<br> ...
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How can I install Skype in Fedora 14 64 bits?

I would like to install Skype in Fedora 14 64 bits. However, I encounter this error during the install: $ yum install skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm [...] skype-4.1.0.20-fc16.i586 requires ...
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Fedora 17 Data Card Installation error

I have installed fedora 17 recently and i am trying to install my aircell datacard but i get following error message while installing this is linux driver installtion make -C ...
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How to add a repository on Fedora?

With one repository I did it like this (as root): # cd /etc/yum.repos # wget https://some.repo.example.org/foo/bar/Fedora_14/foo_bar.repo # grep enabled foo_bar.repo enabled=1 Is this the ...
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Understanding Gnome various Icons

The question is about customizing the way icon appears at desktop shell notification area file associations [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Mathematica 9 Comment=Technical ...
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Gnome terminal fails to start

After upgrading to Fedora 18, on certain occasions, gnome-terminal will fail to launch, requiring me to log out of the desktop and log in again. I tried tracing the error and found the following in ...
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How to add NFS options flag to anaconda?

These options work for Kickstart to load the install tree from NFS: The Fedora Kickstart documentation states nfs --server=nfsserver.example.com --dir=/tmp/install-tree ...
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Cinnamon + Gnome = Ignored settings?

I recently switched from Gnome to Cinnamon in Fedora 17, and I feel like I did something wrong because it seems as though Cinnamon ignores any Gnome settings, despite being Gnome-based (as far as I ...
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Screen flickers and will not advance to login on Fedora 18

When I try to load Fedora on my desktop, the screen flickers as the "f" fills up. After the "f" fills up, the screen continues to flicker but does not advance to the login screen. Additionally, the ...
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Why is my X11 app's save dialogue suddenly defaulting to “Recently Saved” in Places sidebar?

I make a lot of text files using a basic text editor (in the F15 with Xfce DE I use Leaf). Recently the save dialogue is defaulting the "Places" sidebar to "Recently Used" where before it was always ...
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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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How do I force yum to download from a specific mirror?

In a Fedora system, I can access only ftp and not http. When I try to install a package with yum, it usually tries to download from http mirrors. How do I force it to download from a ftp mirror(listed ...
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How to add smb service to run level?

I want smb start with system. Do i have to place script that start smb in etc/rc.d/rc6.d/ or there is a way to make it listed in autostart services after #chkconfig smb on ? The question is why if i ...
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How to make “/home” partition after installation completed in Fedora 18?

I've installed Fedora 18 Spherical Cow with the new installer and I created 3 partitions from free space on the hard drive (/, /boot and swap). After I completed the installation, I figured out that ...
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Fedora Upgrade Error

I was trying to upgrade to Fedora 16 (I had f14) using preupgrade. However, it fails at the end (after saying: preparing transaction from installation source) and gives the following error: A fatal ...
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Compling KUTE traffic generator 1.4 on Fedora Core 5

I am trying to install KUTE traffic generator on Fedora Core 5 kernel version 2.6.15. When I try to complile I get this error message: [root@dhcppc128 kute-1.4]# make make modules make[1]: Entering ...
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How do I remove a simple piece of software?

I want to get rid of the automatically installed solitaire "games" in my brand new Fedora 18. I tried the gnome way, but nothing gets listed when I search for "silitaire". I tried the command line ...
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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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Error in creating android phonegap project on linux fedora

I am a beginner to linux fedora. Actually I am developing an android phonegap project with linux and I have followed the following steps Open Terminal and move to the bin folder present in the ...
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How to re-enable iptables on Fedora 18?

FirewallD is the default firewall in Fedora 18. I have been using iptables for quite some time and have a custom configuration which I need for logging of ip traffic. I am not used to the new ...
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Fedora 17: plugged in iphone, but nothing happens

The title says it all but to expand a bit; I upgraded to fedora 17 from a fresh install. On f16, I had an issue mounting when they had the issue with the lockdown, but I was able to resolve that. ...
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/media, /mnt, /run and automounting

As of Fedora15, a new directory under root was introduced. A couple of quotes: i.e. /var is "persistant runtime data" and /run is "volatile runtime data", and /etc is "persistant system config ...
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Re-installing Windows 7 on a dual boot system with Fedora

At present I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Fedora 14. I want to re-install windows 7 but most probably it will replace Fedora's boot loader. I have a lot of things set up on Fedora. I ...
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yum Damaged repomd.xml file

I'm having trouble doing anything with yum on Fedora 16. Here is the output I'm getting: [user@mycomputer yum-3.4.3]$ sudo yum update [sudo] password for user: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, ...
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Fedora 17/18 on ARM architecture

Well I am fully aware of the packages available but sadly none of them provide what I need. Now to get things clear, I found a Korean company (Odroid x as far as I remember) which makes single board ...
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Fedora17 record screencast doesn't work

I can't start embedded GNOME screencast recorder in F17. I tried to start it using Shift+Ctrl+Alt+R but nothing happened (I can't see any red icon and there isn't any file in my video folder). Could ...
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Removing LXDE and installing GNOME 3

I have a 700MB CD on which I'm putting the LXDE version of Fedora 18, and I wanted to know what happened when I remove LXDE and install GNOME 3, as the GNOME 3 version is too big for my CD.
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View all user's printing jobs from the command line

I'm running Fedora 17, Gnome (3?), and using bash from terminal. Whenever I run lpstat I only get a list of my jobs, but every time I go to retrieve my jobs from the printer, somebody else is ...
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How to list all the installed package in fedora with the time of the installation

I can list them use sudo yum list installed but how to make them display when each were installed?
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Installing a gedit plugin on Fedora

I have been trying to install a gedit plugin called RunC to compile C programs using the text editor. Although the instructions tell me to use ubuntu 9 or 10 for this, I'm currently running Fedora ...
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Can't boot from Fedora PreUpgrade image

I have been happily using, for several months, Fedora 12 on a PC with a crashed Windows XP3 as the other operating system, and have just used preupgrade to download Fedora 16, which now appears as the ...
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system volume is changed when vlc volume is increased over 100%

When I increase my vlc sound more than 100% and after stoping or pausing vlc if I use clementine to play music the volume is same as vlc, i.e, more than 100% but in the indicator it shows whatever the ...
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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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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 ...