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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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How do I fix the “Cannot retrieve repository metadata” error in Fedora 14?

When I try to install anything on Fedora 14, I get the following output: Repository base is listed more than once in the configuration Could not retrieve mirrorlist ...
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What is the command for listing all users who are members of the admin group?

I am looking for the name of the superusers list on Fedora. (On Ubuntu is seems to be "sudo".) I want to add one of the users to the superusers list. The groups command only lists the groups of the ...
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Bumblebee (Optimus) Service Won't Start w/ 3.4 Kernel on Fedora 16

I'm using an ASUS laptop (MUXless graphics) w/ a GT 630M (re-branded 540M) GPU and only Fedora 16 installed. I installed bumblebee and the NVIDIAdrivers using the instructions described here: ...
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Cannot scroll terminal in Fedora CLI

I work on Fedora 17 entirely in CLI (or TUI) and I do not have a mouse. If I output something that is long I cannot scroll the lines. I tried Ctr+Up, Ctr+Shift+Up, Ctrl+A as some sites suggest but ...
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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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Should I be concerned with the error xauth: /home/user/.serverauth.535 does not exist?

I installed a minimal Fedora system and have built it up to getting X running with Xmonad as my window manager. I can startx fine and so far I don't see any issues with my current setup while in X. ...
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Stuck on Fedora splash screen after OpenBox3/tint2 install

My system was bogged down by Gnome3 DE and so I made an install of OpenBox3 and tint2 on a Fedora 17 system yesterday. Both were working marvelously. After a system reboot this morning, my system is ...
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Can the Fedora installer partition the disk itself?

I've been using Ubuntu for a little while now, but I plan on dual-booting with Fedora just to try it. Does Fedora give you the option to partition your disk and dual boot upon installation or do I ...
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PNG Image not displaying for desktop icon on Fedora 16/17 with Gnome

I attempted to create a desktop icon in Fedora Gnome but I only get a generic binary icon for my application. Installing Gimp or OpenOffice magically makes my icon appear. I used Google Chrome on ...
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Fedora 16 Screen Issue

I have installed Fedora 16 recently, at first time login it was working fine. But when I restarted and after I gave user name and password, the home screen comes but its shaking rapidly and I am ...
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Which Fedora CPU architecture should I choose? i386 or i686?

I have an old Thinkpad X32 which has an Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.80GHz based on the result of cat /proc/cpuinfo and I was wondering which is better to use on it, the i386 or the i686 version ...
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How to mount NFS 3 volumes on Fedora 17?

I installed the package nfs-utils and tried it via: # mount -t nfs server:/mnt /mnt mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking. mount.nfs: Either use '-o nolock' to keep ...
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“Missing operating system” error on boot

I replaced Windows 8 with Linux Mint. After the installation had completed, I restarted only to face a black screen with missing operating system. I thought the problem was with Mint so I decided to ...
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How to find a Fedora package providing a dependency I need?

I sometimes install software which isn't present in the repositories, and then I run into the problem of not satisfied dependencies. The error usually tells me which library or command is missing. ...
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How to increase the speed of a text console (kernel mode setting)?

On a Fedora 17 system (i915 hardware) KMS works out of the box - and using the console (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+F2 etc.) is very framebuffer-like. To the point that scrolling through a man page or cat log-files ...
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How to add the RPM Fusion and livna repositories to Fedora?

RPM Fusion and Livna.org are common third party package repositories for Fedora. You need them if you want to install media players, codecs and/or DVD playback libraries that are not part of the ...
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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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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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extensions.gnome.org is not working on fedora 17

Using fedora 17, when I click an extension to install from gnome shell extensions site, it wont install! How to know what the problem is?
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daemon function in /init.d does not run the program in the background in fedora13

I use Fedora 13 and am trying to create a service for darkice. I put the script in the /etc/init.d directory and if I use the command service darkice start, the darkice is running in the foreground ...
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amarok displays wrong time for ogg files

I am running Amarok 2.5.0 on Fedora 16 and it is displaying the wrong time for all ogg audio files. Is there a way to fix this issue?
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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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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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Is Traffic Control (tc) broken in Fedora 17?

After upgrading from Fedora 16 to Fedora 17, Traffic Control no longer seems to work. Running # tc qdisc show will output: qdisc pfifo_fast 0: dev eth0 root refcnt 2 bands 3 priopmap 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 ...
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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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Is there a way to install and remove packages in a single yum command?

Is there a way to add and remove packages at the same time with a single yum command? For example, installing postfix and removing sendmail without running two separate commands/transactions.
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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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Group and lock certain windows to a workspace in Gnome 3

Is it possible to group certain windows to always occupy the same area and always be in the same workspace? If so, how? For example I'm using Eclipse and I have multiple detached windows and for ...
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Build Chromium from source

I'm using Fedora 16 and I've successfully compiled Chromium from source (the first time I compiled something from source) a while back following these instructions: ...
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ssh localhost without password doesn't work on Fedora 14

I performed: $ ssh-keygen -t dsa -P '' -f ~/.ssh/id_dsa $ cat ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys then in /etc/ssh/sshd_config changed StrictModes to no and restarted sshd. And I ...
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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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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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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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Cannot connect to fedora on port 80

I can't access to my local sites on a fedora machine from ubuntu. In firefox I get this error: The connection has timed out In fedora iptables I added this line: -A INPUT -m state --state NEW ...
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How can I configure Fedora to support scrolling with my ThinkPad TrackPoint?

On Ubuntu (and Windows), I'm able to scroll by using the trackpoint and the middle button. How can I configure Fedora 16 to allow me to scroll with that? In Ubuntu, it just worked out of the box - I ...
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dhcp: Host name lookup failure

I changed configuration of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 and used ifdown and ifup to reset it. Then used ifconfig eth1 dhcp start it does not work and say:dhcp: Host name lookup failure. ...
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How can I disable the user list login screen in Gnome 3 on Fedora 16 or 17?

Our login screen requirements include a warning / disclaimer and a basic login, showing just a username and password field. Sadly, Gnome 3 seems to be ignoring the ...
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How to set dhclient options for Networkmanager

I'm trying to modify the domain search order that is obtained via DHCP a la dhclient.conf: append domain-search "example.com"; I'm using Fedora 17 (beta) and it uses NetworkManager. It builds a ...
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How do you implement a login warning banner in Gnome 3?

This question documents how we used to inflict the mandatory login banners required on our Linux machines at work. Unfortunately, this procedure is no longer effective with Gnome 3 in Fedora 15, 16 or ...
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NFS Option Reload without Service Restart

What do I need to do to change the RPCNFSDCOUNT setting without a full service restart? I need to reload the NFS configuration without restarting the service. The RPCNFSDCOUNT thread count is too low ...
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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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Fedora 14 command line: assign folder permissions

How can I assign folder permissions in Fedora 14 using the command line? I'd like to give read/write/execute permissions to : 2 users (tom, jim) to the folder /Home/Share 1 group (employees) to the ...
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Ethernet NIC power usage on laptop?

I was wondering if the ethernet NIC draws any power at all when using Wifi? If it does, since I rarely use it, so is there a way to completely turn off the power from the device? I know some devices ...
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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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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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Run a program when start an activity

Is there a way to run a program when specific activity starts on KDE 4.8.9? PD.: KDE has a feature called Activity. It is designed for change your desktop settings. For example, KDE has some ...
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Using gdm to manage xdmcp authentication over VNC

I've followed a few guides in order to enable XDMCP over VNC, however the end result is an ugly, if functional, default X login screen. It is not utilizing gdm for the authentication process, and I ...
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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 ...