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How do I check if a distribution is Fedora-based?

The Python M2Crypto library requires a slightly different installation command if the Linux distribution is Fedora-core based (e.g., Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux). Is there a way to check ...
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did a “ sudo go-wrx” on / … oops, broken

OK, I was trying to set up ssh to work properly, and a website said it was really picky about permissions, and to use go-wrx on ~/.ssh, and that / and /home need to have at least go-w permissions. on ...
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How can I show alert message on the desktop

I am using Fedora 20 with a MATE desktop and the Z shell. Is there a way to display a message on the screen somewhere, sent from a shell program, when the terminal window is not visible?
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Monodevelop doesn't run the project. When I try to run nothing happens

I've been trying to get Monodevelop up and running for almost a week now, first on my redhat and now on my fedora. The debugger doesn't work, when trying to debug I get this error: I tried ...
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What does the line $(rpm -E %fedora) mean?

I'm trying to add a new repository to my Fedora and was asked to introduce the following command: su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ...
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On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 how can I use Python 2.7 as default not Python 2.6? I did but still showing 2.6?

RHEL 6.2 I have python 2.6 but I need default python 2.7 using yum packaging (so that nothing goes messed up, cause its a heavy duty working system, all I need the python 2.7 on it, without messing ...
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How can I get Fedora and Opensuse server edition?

I want to get server edition for Fedora and Opensuse. I've visited their respective sites, but there is no specific server edition in the download section. So how can I get the server edition for ...
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Upgrade MySQL 5.0.88 to 5.1.69

I am upgrading my MySQL installation on a Fedora 10 (and 14) box (in test first.) I have made a system image (it is a VM) and have downloaded MySQL Server Community 5.1.69-1 from the MySQL site. Once ...
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How can I share files between two Linux machines over LAN?

I am currently running Fedora 18 with Gnome on two computers which are connected to the same router. I have been using Samba to share files between the two, but I know there must be a better way. On ...
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Linux VPS Configuration

I just recently got my hands on a linux (Fedora) VPS and I would like to ask if there are special configurations that I have to be wary of. Do I still configure it like I would configure a normal ...
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How to use gtalk on fedora linux?

I use gmail account for chat, but i want gtalk standalone application just like in windows. can i install standalone gtalk client on linux ?
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inittab equivalent in fedora 15?

I have just installed Fedora 15 on my laptop. I want to study /etc/inittab as I studied it in RedHat 9. I don't see any script in /etc/inittab. Also , the way the default runlevel can be changed in ...
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Execute a script as root at boot on Fedora 15/16

I try to run a script (tpfand) at startup, and it asked to be root to execute it. This is a script to control the fans on Thinkpad computers. Despite several attempts, I could not get ...
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How do I associate the Windows key with GNOME menu in Fedora?

There is a similar question: How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard? but it's for KDE 4. Can someone post equivalent steps for GNOME?
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Which process/program create/write the file which I/O is redirected to?

When learning SELinux, I executed semanage fcontext -l > fcontext.txt under /root directory to dump massive fcontext information to a file. The funny result is: fcontext.txt was created, but the ...
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minimal install, still want gnome!

I'm at the stage of the install of Fedora 15 where I choose what software to install. I want less so I'm going for "minimal" and "Customize now". What do I need to tick to get the machine to boot ...
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Backup installed RPM

Last night I did rm -Rf /tmp as root. I wasn't drunk. But I definitely feel I was dumb to do so. Now X doesn't work. I read few days back that after doing rm, one can't recover the lost data. I ...
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What is the Firefox repository with all dependencies solved?

I'm using Fedora Core 3, and Firefox needs to be upgraded from version 2.0 to some advanced version, such as 3.0 or 3.6. I used the remi repository for yum command, but that repository doesn't contain ...
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Installing a bz2 file

Coming from a windows platform I am a bit confused over how compressed files are installed in Linux . I am using fedora 20. Now I downloaded FoxIt pdf reader from here. I also read this post which ...
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How do I add a launcher in gnome on fedora 20

I just installed fedora 20 with gnome. How can I add new programs that I can invoke through the visual shell? (In particular, I'd like to be able to click on an icon to run emacs). I've installed ...
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How can I install Adobe Reader in Fedora 20?

I'm not able to find an appropriate RPM to install adobe reader. Does anybody have a good way for installing it? The system is 64-bit.
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Removed GNOME desktop, cannot connect to internet from terminal

I'm using Fedora 19. I removed my GNOME-Desktop (sudo yum remove @gnome-desktop). After that when I try to connect to internet from command line i'm facing all sorts of issues.. Ethernet cable is ...
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How to increase the memory used by Java in linux?

I have a program Vuze that is written in Java, which I use to download very large files, and I'm having a problem with it. I need to increase the amount of memory it uses. I've followed the directions ...
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How to get source code of running Fedora linux?

This is the first time I am working on Fedora. I will be writing some device drivers. I understand that for proper compilation of the driver I must have the same source code as that of the running ...
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How can I use these partitions to install fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 from a full DVD (not live) on a new computer, with as much software as I can; so, during the set up for the installation, I tick all the repositories offered and then find ...
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yum no longer able to detect/access repository

Yum was working fine until I tried to install google chrome and used the --add-repo command with which I added chrome's repository. Ever since then, whenever I do a sudo yum install, yum only ...
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delete user from group in fedora from command line

I have been using ubuntu extensively and use the following from the command line: deluser <username> <groupname> It doesn't seem to work in fedora. Is there an equivalent?
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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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Missing iptables file on directory /etc/init.d/ (Fedora 17)

Is the iptables file in Fedora 17 moved from /etc/init.d/ to /etc/sysconfig/? I need do some patching to the iptables file to solve the firewall problem (Setting chains to policy ACCEPT: security raw ...
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Why is yum's tab completion slow?

Why is yum's tab completion slow? Is it because it needs to connect to the internet? If yes, how can I disable that?
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Installed Fedora 18 on UEFI machine, got lvm.mod not found error

I've installed Fedora 18 on UEFI system, when I boot the computer I get this error message: File "/EFI/fedora/x86_64-efi/lvm.mod" not found no server specified What should I do?
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Fedora 18: can't resolve hosts

My Fedora 18 machine is having problems with resolving hosts: Could not resolve host: ...; No address associated with hostname] HTTP error on [https://lon.auth.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/tokens], ...
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Fedora 18 No Wireless

Just installed Fedora 18 and I can't get the wireless to work. What do I have and what have I done? I have a Broadcom BCM4312 which is supported by the broadcom-wl driver. (link) lspci | grep ...
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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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Using RSA private key from PuTTY in Filezilla

I have created an RSA private key using PuTTYgen. When I try to use it, I am notified that I can't use this encrypted key in Filezilla, so from the documentation I found that I need to use the Pageant ...
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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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How to enable WIFI on VMWare Fedora 12? (It's detecting and working fine on Windows 7)

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora 12 running on my VMware. I am unable to see any options to enable WIFI connection on Fedora. When I am accessing Internet through WIFI and its working perfectly fine ...
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Yum stopped working after upgrading it

I just did yum upgrade yum and now I can't use it. It keeps showin this error: [root@devlon5 www]# yum install pdftohtml epel/primary_db 100% |=========================| 3.8 MB 00:00 ...
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Problem installing JDT in Eclipse on linux

I installed Eclipse on Fedora Core 14 using yum install eclipse-platform. I ran eclipse and tried to install the java development tools, but then this error came up: Cannot complete the install ...
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Several versions of JAVA on one PC

I want to use jre-1_5_0_21 on my Fedora 14 box. Here's whats installed on my PC: $ update-alternatives --config java There are 2 programs which provide 'java'. Selection Command ...
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How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk?

I installed Fedora 14 first, then Ubuntu 10.04. I installed them using dm_crypt/aes256/lvm, so I used encrypted VolumeGroups. At the end of the Ubuntu install it said it cannot install GRUB, so I had ...
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how can I install flash plugin in Fedora core 3 machine?

Latest flash rpm and tarball has forsaken my machine with fedora core 3 OS. There are two browsers currently installed in the System. Firefox 2.0.x and Opera 10.11. Those two browsers do not display ...
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log out/in because of google-chrome-stable package update?

After i configured my Fedora 14 to do auto updates: gconftool-2 -t string -s /apps/gnome-packagekit/update-icon/auto_update all gconftool-2 -t integer -s ...
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How to use yum to install from a DVD

I use Fedora 14 and I am a newbie to Linux. Some days ago, I used the command yum remove openoffice.org-* and removed openoffice successfully. The, I wanted to get it back. I have all the packages and ...
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Fedora: How can I add myself back to sudoers file?

I've accidentally removed myself from sudoers file by doing usermod -G user group without -a, and now I am not in the sudoers group. I've tried doing su - and entering root's password but it says su: ...
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Fedora 20: “Could not resolve host: download.fedoraproject.org”

I freshly installed Fedora 20 and the internet connection (ping, web browser) is working. However, when I try yum update I get the following error message: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from ...
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Kdenlive complaining about a module missing that is already installed

I'm importing my mini-dv tapes to my computer system, and I installed Kdenlive, and wanted to try it for the task. But it's complaining about a missing module that is already installed. Is this ...
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Yum search , install and list

I have just started using Yum. Here are a couple of questions I have regarding Yum The three commands that I have A > yum install package_name //search for package_name in local repo or the ...
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Removing a module from the blacklist

How do I remove a module from the blacklist? I need b43 to load on start but journalctl tells me that it is not loading because its in the blacklist. How do I remove it from the blacklist? I'm using ...
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“ImportError: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” during Bitmask installation

Update: The solution down there works, but Hipchat messed with my system so I would suggest anyone with the same problem to try the solution, and then check if he encounters any of these issues. [I ...