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Fedora OS structure change

I recently noticed that the structure of 16: http://redhat.download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Fedora/x86_64/os/ is different from 17: ...
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Cannot echo colored text when inserting in status bar in dwm

I'm using Fedora 18. I'm trying to create a custom status bar in dwm. Now what I'm thinking of is to check if the battery is under a certain level, the background of the battery region in the status ...
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Cannot boot Fedora Linux

I cannot boot the operating system on my laptop. I have three versions of the kernel installed and none of them will boot. Booting into Windows (installed in a separate partition) still works, so I ...
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what is `firewalld --nofork`

I carelessly killed the following process root 470 1 0 Jun06 ? 00:00:13 /usr/bin/python /usr/sbin/firewalld --nofork Is there any consequence from killing the process? Are there ...
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LibreOffice from RPM looks ugly

I'm using x86-64 Fedora 18 (my desktop is KDE), that ships with LibreOffice 3.6. I wanted to install LibreOffice 4.0, thus I installed the RPMs (from here). It works, but looks ugly. Compare: ...
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axelget, yum and crccheck failed

I want to increase my download speed with yum and finally found a solution (axelget) that works fine at the beginning. But after one time work, I get an error and I cannot use it any more because of ...
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I can not get my Realtek 8723 driver source compiled

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13. WLAN won't work out of box with fedora 18. So I googled around and found this 2 links: ...
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Creating an Alias to Loopback Interface with an Arbitrary Name

I have an odd problem that seems simple enough but has evaded me thus far. I am attempting to support a legacy application that has a hard-coded ethernet device name ("eth0"). This hard-coding, I am ...
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no sound in fedora 18

I installed Fedora 18 Xfce Spin as a guest operating system on VirtualBox.It has no sound. The operating system settings are: Host Driver:Windows DirectSound Controller:ICH AC97 How can I solve ...
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Strange behavior in mv command - maybe open sys call issue?

I'm noticing very strange behavior from the "mv" command that may (or may not) be related to the "open" system call. We're running RedHat v5. There are two separate storage devices, one mounted to ...
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Shortcuts in Xfce are not working anymore

After few weeks of using Xfce I suddenly ran into following problem - my keyboard shortcuts are not working when I am using two monitors (actually one monitor and notebook itself). When I unplug ...
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How to set clang++ as the c++ compiler?

I'm trying to set clang++ as the system C++ compiler on Fedora 18. I have installed clang and added it to alternatives but it doesn't appear to be working. [user@localhost ~]$ alternatives --display ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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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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Unable to change resolution on Fedora 18 after playing Urban Terror

So I wanted to try out Urban Terror on Fedora 18. I installed it. When I click it, the screen resolution would change to a lower resolution(800x600) to play the game in full screen. Then after I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Keyboard/mouse do not work when connected to USB hub, but only on Fedora - works on other distros

For the record, the same problem happens in openSUSE, too, and the solution is the same. It is fixed in both Fedora 18 (as far as I could tell: I just booted a live CD) and openSUSE 12.3. I installed ...
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Missing Fedora in grub after installing Ubuntu

I had Fedora 17 in a primary partition. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu in an extended partition, and I can't see Fedora in grub, so I tried update-grub2 but it doesn't recognise Fedora being present, ...
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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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/boot too small to upgrade

Trying to upgrade from F15 to F17. I need to find a way to increase /boot size without destroying data. Details: I tried upgrading using preupgrade process and via booting from Net iso on USB and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Ubuntu One in Fedora

I have an Ubuntu One account and want to be able to sync it to a folder in Fedora. Is this possible and what is the best way to do it?
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wdfs mount problem

I'm running Fedora/Gnome 3.4.2 64bit and I'm trying to mount a webdav file system to work with. As root, I run the command #mkdir /mnt/webdav #wdfs https://www.webiste.com:port/directory ...
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What means warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno when installing from rpmfusion?

Installing a media player from rpmfusion (via yum) yields following output: Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 3 Packages ...
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Fedora 17 boot hangs after changing to CDM

I am running the stock Xfce spin of Fedora 17 in a VirtualBox virtual machine, and just installed the CDM display manager via yum. I modified the /etc/cdmrc file to start xfce, and added the following ...
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Setting grub loader as default loader

I have Windows 7 on my system, and recently I have installed Fedora 16 in a different partition. To have it dual boot, I have used EasyBCD 2.1.2 and I made an entry for Fedora. When I boot my system, ...
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DNS Issues on RHEL 6

I'm experiencing some DNS issues on a new RHEL 6 virtual machine. Ping is working fine to an IP, but the machine is unable to resolve any names. I've tried adding Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8 and ...
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Change screen resolution in Fedora 16

I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 installed with Fedora 16. I only have three resolutions to pick from: 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768, and 800 x 600. None of these are satisfactory for me. How can I get more ...
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Tiny font on Fedora 16

I'm finding that several programs have tiny font with Fedora 16. Google Chrome, for example, has miniscule font in the tabs. MATLAB has tiny font in the menus (File, Edit, etc.) I have the "larger ...
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iPod Nano 6G on Linux

I see that Apple no longer supports libgpod for the iPhone4/iPod Touch 4 and Nano 6G. I see also that the system of databases for those new device has to be the same. I found many videos where you ...
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How to force 1920x1080 resolution - Fedora 16, VMPlayer, 9800GTX

I'm running F16 on VMplayer, I don't think the drivers I'm using are for my nvidia card. I'm getting a max resolution of 1280*768. My card is EVGA 9800GTX+ --- I need instructions on how to change my ...
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Slow boot on Fedora 16: why and how to improve?

I recently installed Fedora 16 on a Dell VOSTRO 1510. I am quite happy with it, but I am concerned with the slow boot load time. I measured from launching the OS with GRUB till GDM, a boot load time ...
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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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Fedora 16 install does not fully shutdown

I did a fresh install (not upgrade) of Fedora 16 shortly after it came out. However I've never been able to have it fully shutdown. When you select it I can see it try to shutdown, but it doesn't ...
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Installing NetworkManager without internet connection

I have a slight problem, I uninstalled my Network Manager in Fedora Core 15, why I did this was because it did not show anymore, I thought I will re-install it using my wireless connection but I now ...
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Prevent yum from checking for updates when a new package is going to be installed

Whenever I want to install a new package with yum, It first checks for updates. Is there a way to stop it from checking for updates each time a package is going to be installed?
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Problem after ati driver installation

I've just installed the ati radeon drivers using the latest version on the ati site. Upon rebooting this has caused gnome 3 to fall back into a safe mode. My question boils down to how do I fix this ...
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Where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?

Using Gnome 3 on Fedora 15, where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?
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Are there any better/safer methods to launch the OpenVPN client as a normal user?

I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server. It works perfectly when I use root to give out the commands to connect: openvpn /etc/openvpn/client.conf but with a normal user I get this error messages ...
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Passing the “--float” option to OpenVPN client from NetworkManager

NetworkManager on Fedora14 doesn't support the "--float" parameter of OpenVPN client. Are there any workarounds to connect with NetworkManager to an OpenVPN network using the --float option? Or are ...
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boot messages for wireless nic in Fedora 14

After a recent install of Fedora 14, I had to build the firmware for my Broadcom 4311 wireless nic. I got the wireless working, but only after adding modprobe b43 to the rc.local file. On every ...