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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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Fedora 17 Grub not finding Windows 8

I had Windows 8 installed, shrunk it and installed Fedora 17 using the free space. It now only boots into Fedora. I have these two EFI partitions: /dev/sda2 /EFI /Boot/bootx64.efi ...
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Installing Fedora 16 from an external HDD?

How can I install Fedora 16 Live (32-bit) from an external HDD connected via USB? I tried it with Universal-USB-Installer and received an error message that there was no drive found to be mounted and ...
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Verify if a hard drive is encrypted on Linux

How can I verify if a hard drive is encrypted in Fedora 20? If not, does it mean I have to re install Fedora to encrypt it?
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Can't start vsftpd on Fedora

I have installed vsftpd on my new Eee pc with Fedora 18: sudo yum install vsftpd How is it? : systemctl is-active vsftpd.service and got failed Then systemctl status vsftpd.service got ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when downloading Fedora 16 packages

I'm using yum to install make, I am getting the following error. I tried all solutions from similar questions but the issue remains. ...
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Linux Wifi High Power Consumption

I'm running Fedora 20, kernel 3.15.6 and ath9 driver with an ateros card. My battery life is very short, on an older debian install I had around 3 to 4 hours, now I'm between 1 and 2 hours. Powertop ...
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How can I create a multi-boot USB using livecd-tools?

While going through the man page, I found some options that seem to suggest that the command line tool livecd-iso-to-disk is capable of creating a multiple-boot USB: --multi Used when installing ...
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Wifi problem in fedora 20?

I have recently installed fedora 20 on my laptop. I am new to fedora/linux. I think its not having any wifi driver. My network controller is: Broadcom BCM43142. I dont have any other way to connect my ...
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What should be the security context of these cron files?

I am running Fedora 20 and I am having some issues when running logrotate and anacron which I suspect may be related to SELinux: Failed to determine timestamp: Cannot assign requested address chgrp: ...
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Back up particular package and its dependencies

My question is: can we take a backup of a particular package and its dependencies? For example, if we install VLC it requires dependencies like kde filesystem,libcaca.so.0 etc.. can we take a backup ...
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How to install windows 7 after fedora 16 [closed]

I have Fedora 16, but I want to play games, and I´m considering installing Windows 7. I need to be able to dual boot these two OS. Is there something special I´m supposed to do, or it will work like ...
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Installing GCC 4.5 on Fedora 16

The default GCC package available in the Fedora 16 repositories is gcc-4.6. I need to install gcc-4.5 on my system. I downloaded the packages from the kijo repository, but when I try to install them ...
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Black screen when installing Fedora 16

I have read many other threads here and elsewhere but found no solution... I'm trying to install Fedora 16 x86-64. At random points during installation I get black screens that do not go away. I ...
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Second monitor doesn't wake after kernel update in Fedora Core 20

I have an odd problem with my dual monitor setup. The base system is a Dell 6005 desktop with an ATI Radeon card. My primary monitor is an HP 23", while the second monitor is an HP 20". The primary is ...
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Fedora + KDE, ridiculously long delay starting applications after login

I'm running fedora 20 and installed KDE since I got sick of gnome 3. Everything's been fine but lately applications can get stuck launching. This is quite reproducible just after login for a few ...
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FC16: can't log in via LightDM or GDM (but 'startx' works fine)

I'm running Fedora Core 16 (with all patches applied as of 11 Feb 2013, AFAICT) on a dual-monitor Lenovo workstation, and can't seem to access my desktop via a graphical login manager. My system ...
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Setting up nginx on Fedora 19

So I had nginx set-up with the default site. I decided I wanted to change because my website is at /var/www/server.nyro.net/... so before I changed again, I went to 127.0.0.1 to see if everything ...
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Default applications (GNOME 3)

I'm trying to associate a custom application to a file type in GNOME 3 (FC15). In GNOME 2 one could go in the "Open with" pane of the file properties dialog and add a custom command there. The custom ...
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Is there a way to install only the base Fedora system?

I'd like to install a base Fedora system meaning without all the other programs/applications that come when installing a Gnome/KDE/XFCE spins. How do I do this? This is the first time I'd be ...
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dual booting centos5.5 and fedora

I already have CentOS 5.5 on my system whose hard disk is ~500GB. I have tried to dual boot with Fedora 16. while installing fedora 16 I have created a ~250GB and ~4GB partitions for "/" and swap. The ...
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“Couldn't resolve host” when installing/updating yum packages

Whenever I try to install or update a package using yum, after it updates its DB these messages are shown: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, tidy-cache google64 ...
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Missing separate debuginfos

I'm trying to debug a code using GDB in a Fedora machine. It produces this message each time I run it. Missing separate debuginfos, use: debuginfo-install glibc-2.18-12.fc20.x86_64 ...
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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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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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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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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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UEFI boot Fedora from USB 2.0 on 3.0 port (l75d-a7280)

I'm trying to make a bootable usb in ubuntu for fedora, but my settings are not working. I formatted the USB with FAT & Ext4, MBR, and Legacy BIOS bootable. My BIOS allows the USB 3.0 controller ...
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Fedora: Adding extra fonts in a safe manner

I installed few free fonts from smashingmagazine.com on my Fedora 14 laptop. I didn't like them much so I removed them from /usr/share/fonts using rm -f. The consequence was that my Google Chrome ...
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Which driver should I use for my GeForce4 MX 440 on Fedora 20?

I have an old computer with an nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 graphics card. On Fedora 20 I have a selection of three nVidia drivers from the RPM Fusion repos: kmod-nvidia kmod-nvidia-173xx ...
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fedora 19: unable to update or install - “Could not resolve host…”

I cannot update as no mirror is found: [root@localhost ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit Could not get metalink ...
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How to restore /sysroot on Fedora 20

I can't boot my Fedora 20 system as usual. Upon boot I get the message Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue. journalctl reveals the following: systemd[1]: Starting Switch Root... ...
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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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Sendmail can't find local users (with uppercase letters)

Sendmail works through sending to a smarthost, but can't find local users. # sendmail -bv LocalUser@myhost.net LocalUser@myhost.net... User unknown # grep LocalUser /var/log/maillog Sep 8 03:48:30 ...
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What is the purpose of UUIDs for NICs?

On Fedora/RHEL/CentOS there is a line in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-x files which defines UUID: UUID=30fcd648-ad1e-4428-as6f-951e8e4d16df NICs have MAC addresses by them selves, so what ...
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Trying To Get Data From Server HDD

I had two CentOS 6.5 servers that I was running using the Plesk control panel. I have moved and decided not to use them no more but just buy my hosting. My new ISP blocks port 80 and the cost is ...
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Fusing old “KNotes” repository into a “KNnotes” repository on a new KDE installation

(Migrated from "superuser"; I will probably manage to actually test this over the weekend. Meanwhile...) I want to migrate the KDE Knotes database from an account that existed on a Fedora 17 ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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How can I find out what's seeding in Vuze if it's not listed anywhere in the application?

I use Vuze (formally known as Azuereus) for downloading torrents. But for some time now it's been seeding something that I can't see or find anywhere. It's not listed in any of the lists that are ...
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Random crashes on elementary OS

I've been trying different distros on my laptop because I'd really like to switch to Linux but I can't seem to make it work. I installed Fedora and elementary OS (which worked before) on my laptop ...
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How to clean up dual ESP partition mess

My initial setup: Lenovo U510 Ultrabook HDD + SSD (used by ExpressCache) UEFI + SecureBoot enabled Windows 8 preinstalled My goal was to create a nice dualbooting setup for Windows 8 and ...
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Fedora not shutting down

Whether I do shutdown -P now or sudo shutdown --halt now Fedora does not shutdown. It will send SIGTERM and SIGKILL as usual, but then just stops at the screen with the fedora logo. My only option is ...
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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Restore default /etc directory

I just ran a script I'm working on, and due to a mistake in directories, overwrote most of the default /etc directory files. I can re-add my user account easily, but most other things are gone such ...
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PlayOnLinux(POL) Excel 2007 can not open more than one spreadsheet

I have Installed CentOS 6.5 - i386 and PlayOnLinux 4.1. On that MS Office 2007 is installed. Word 2007 is able to open more than one document simultaneously and also possible to perform Cut, Copy and ...
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Upgrading Linux (Fedora) with LUKS encrypted volume

I have FC18 on a LUKS/dm-crypt encrypted hard disk. I'd like to upgrade the system via a FC20 dvd. I looked around a bit and it seems that upgrading the system via the installation procedure from the ...
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Fedora 20 Crashes on Older PC

I have an older PC that has been flawlessly running Windows XP for several years. Since Microsoft discontinued support for XP, I want to install the latest version of Fedora. While trying to install ...
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Fedora 20 - wifi hotspot almost work but something wrong

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with WiFi, and need to setup a hotspot (an ad-hoc one) under Fedora 20. I successfully did it under Debian and SuSE, but under Fedora I am struggling to understand the ...
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Spotlight/Search on Fedora

I apologize for the MacOSX reference, but is there an equivalent of Spotlight-Search in Fedora, specifically FC14 x86_64 ?
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/usr/sbin/sendmail: Permission denied

I am trying to setup the mail on my fedora 20. Every time I try to fire a test mail it tells me the permission is denied on /usr/sbin/sendmail. I checked the permissions and this is the output: ...