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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 do I create a separate partition for my /home directory?

I was reading http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Installation_Guide/s1-diskpartitioning-x86.html, but it's not clear to me what this means. What's an LVM Volume Group versus a Hard ...
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Reinstall Fedora, keep files?

Is it possible to reinstall Fedora (I have the DVD that I used to install it yesterday), and keep the files in my home directory? I seem to have messed up my system while trying to get my monitor ...
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How can I configure SELinux when the semanage command isn't found?

I'm having a very hard time configuring SELinux to allow Sending mail. Looking into selinux documentation I've found I can manage ports via the semanage command, but the command can't be found. Is ...
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Fedora won't boot. The startup progress bar goes all the way to the right and then everything just freezes

What could the problem be? How do I find out what's going on? EDIT: Hitting f2 when the progress bar is going across the screen shows that booting stops at "Starting atd: [OK]". After it reaches that ...
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Installed Fedora in dual boot Windows desktop. Now I can't get full monitor resolution with my AMD Radeon HD 6450

I have a 1900x1080 resolution monitor, and after installing Fedora to create a dual boot machine, the maximum resolution Fedora 14 (previously only Windows 7 was installed) can achieve is 1280x1024. ...
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Selecting the right GRUB

I've just installed Backtrack on my harddrive (got one), i also got Fedora and Windows 7. However, now i get the Backtrack-GRUB instead of my Fedora GRUB. How do i change that? I got a sda5 containing ...
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Can't burn DVD — incompatible format

I have been trying to burn a few ISOs lately with no success and have certainly used this hardware in the past, so I am not sure what's going on. I am using DVD-R media (tried multiple discs) which ...
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Why are PATH variables different when running via sudo and su?

On my fedora VM, when running with my user account I have /usr/local/bin in my path: [justin@justin-fedora12 ~]$ env | grep PATH ...
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tripwire report - inode number

Hi I am investigating tripwire and have stumbled upon something which i am unsure about. in a tripwire report generated after i modified hosts.deny to include an extra # I noticed the inode number ...
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Removing the [ OK ] From start_udev

Under /sbin/start_udev, how can I remove the [ OK ] so it's not printed? I'm trying to change /etc/rc.sysinit to display the information I like, and I have managed to remove all the info output ...
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Root password not working to log in to Gnome with gdm

I have a weird issue going on. I have a user account and I can login to Gnome normally. From a terminal there I can use su root and switch to root with my root password. However, when I try to login ...
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Is there an analog of apt-pinning in Fedora?

Apt pinning is a feature that allows to set install priority for a group of packages, determined by a number of attributes, such as package version, repository, distro version, etc. See man ...
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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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What is Fedora's equivalent of 'apt-get purge'?

In Debian, there's at least two ways to delete a package: apt-get remove pkgname apt-get purge pkgname The first preserves system-wide config files (i.e. those found in "/etc"), while the second ...
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Difference between /usr/include/sys and /usr/include/linux?

Well, obviously there is a difference, but I'm curious about the rational behind why some things go under /usr/include/sys and others go under /usr/include/linux, and have the same header file name? ...
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How do I set up an IPv6 tunnel in Fedora?

I have been experimenting with IPv6. Hurricane Electric through their http://tunnelbroker.net service offer a free IPv6 tunnel. I would like to be able to use this reliably on my Fedora 14 desktop ...
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Installing multiple packages with one yum command

Is there a way to install 2 or more packages using one yum command yum install mysql php vsftp
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Simple example of using Fedora alternatives to install old version of make

Can anyone help me using the Fedora alternatives system in order to install an old version of make? I know the actual program is irrelevant, but I need it so I'll use it as my example. I currently ...
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Dual-boot OS X and Fedora

I'm trying to install Fedora (dual-boot) on a brand-new MacBook Pro. The live/installer CD runs flawlessly on the machine, which was a nice surprise. But after the install is completed, I cannot ...
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*nix working on eBox 3300

I'm not sure if hardware questions are alright here, I didn't see many. I am trying to install any Linux operating system on an eBox 3300. I am having trouble, and the only thing I have been able to ...
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What packages are required to install vim on Fedora?

What RPM packages are required to install vim on a recent version of Fedora?
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unable to mount smb share in fedora 14 through nautilus connect to server

I'm unable to mount smb share on my university network. Trying through the nautilus connect to server dialog just brings the password dialog up repeatedly. I'm able to mount the share using mount.cifs ...
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Differentiating between Hard and Soft Dependencies

I will ask this with an example - I have installed gnash-plugin on fedora 64 bit with Yum. It pulled in following packages - Installing : agg-2.5-9.fc13.x86_64 ...
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What is the Fedora equivalent to the Debian/Ubuntu package search pages?

The Debian/Ubuntu package search pages are very useful to look up what version of a program is available in what distribution series, how programs are split along multiple packages etc. For example I ...
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Are the boost headers separately packaged under Fedora?

The boost C++ library consists of several components. Some components do include shared libraries, other don't. Under a Fedora 14 system I've looked a bit around with yum search boost and rpm -qR and ...
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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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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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Is there is a PPA-service equivalent in the Fedora world?

For Ubuntu there is this convenient PPA service available where you can get your own package repository. You can put there source packages which are under an open source license, e.g. development ...
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Problem with Fedora 14 after ATI Catalyst 10.11 Install

I followed the steps as given in this article. After following all of the steps, ATI Catalyst was installed but when i boot my system, I get these options at GRUB: GNU GRUB version 0.97 ...
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Prevent non-root user from formatting a partition

Few days back I mistakenly formatted a partition on my external hard drive by clicking Format from the Context menu in Computer. I want to know that how can I prevent non-root user from being able to ...
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SPEC %files attribute and Shell variables

I have a spec file which unpacks a library which is deployed at location which is exported in the shell. ie %file ${AXIS2_C}/bin/services/services.xml This fails with : error: File not found: ...
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How to force 'yum search' to use local metadata/cache?

A lot of times when I run yum search, it tends first to download the metadata from a repository. How do I force it to only search the local cache? I prefer quick results to accurate data in this case, ...
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How do font managers work in Fedora?

I am looking to do some font management on my Fedora system. I have installed both Font Manager and Fontmatrix. My goal was to be able to have more fonts installed than I wanted displayed, and to be ...
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How come I don't have package updates in Fedora?

I last updated my Fedora 14 install weeks ago, so I expected a slew of new packages waiting for me, but after I run yum update, I instead get: ... Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for ...
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How to access network without NetworkManager?

If I don't have NetworkManager installed on Debian, I edit "/etc/network/interfaces" and then run ifup eth0. I see that things are different in Fedora 14 (the directory and the command aren't ...
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Fedora 14 Xen virtual machine does not detect network

I'm trying to create a para-virt Fedora 14 Xen vm on a host running CentOS 5.5. The VM appears to initially install correctly (the installer finds eth0 and can access the installation media). But when ...
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How to install Flash player plugin on Fedora?

Anyone have a recommended way to get and install Flash effectively on Fedora?
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Loading 3rd-Party Drivers before Fedora 14 Installation

My server is equipped with a megaraid controller that cannot be identified by most linux installer. I have to load it's driver before installation can proceed. I know how to do it with CentOS that ...
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Fedora yum update error

When I run yum update, I receive the following error: [root@chandru chandru.math]# yum update Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves Setting up Update Process Resolving ...
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Why is plymouth-log-viewer starting up?

I've been using Fedora 14 for about a month on my primary system (converted from Win2K). My secondary system was converted to Fedora 12 from Win2K, and was updated sequentially to Fedora 14 (using ...
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What is Fedora's equivalent of deborphan?

An installed library that has no installed packages depending on it is referred to as orphaned. One of the tools used to determine which libraries are orphaned on a Debian system is named deborphan. ...
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“database disk image is malformed”

Running yum search something I get: Error: database disk image is malformed How to fix?
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How to find out which package a file belongs to?

In the Debian family of OSes, dpkg --search /bin/ls gives: coreutils: /bin/ls That is, the file /bin/ls belongs to the Debian package named coreutils. (see this post if you are interested in a ...
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Mirror for Fedora core 4 still available?

I'm trying to rebuild ELDK 4.0, which uses Fedora Core 4 as its base. Can anyone direct me to a mirror that still hosts the files?
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My Fedora 13 crashes several times a day

Reported bugs through bugzilla, anything else I can do? I'm actually a bit disappointed as a friend of mine is a network admin and he told me they have a linux server that has not been rebooted for a ...
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Activating WiFi in Fedora

I am using a Fedora 13 OS and i see that in the network connections the WiFi thing has been disabled. Generally when there is a WiFi connection around it would show in the Wireless networks option, ...
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How to make Fedora user a sudoer?

I want to give a Fedora user sudo privileges. How do I do that?
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How to install Fedora from an ISO on a USB?

I have a Fedora 14 x86_64 iso image and I want to install it using a USB stick. How do I get this stick to boot up, and use the image to start the installation? I'm running Debian.
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Microphone always picks up sound and routes it to speakers

I've started running into a kind of strange problem on my laptop, and Google hasn't proved to be very helpful so far. Essentially, at seemingly random times, my microphone will start sending output ...