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yum Damaged repomd.xml file

I'm having trouble doing anything with yum on Fedora 16. Here is the output I'm getting: [user@mycomputer yum-3.4.3]$ sudo yum update [sudo] password for user: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, ...
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No sound with the newest kernel version - is this a kernel bug or something else?

I have an external USB sound card on a Fedora 17 system (64 bit). It stopped playing sound after I updated the kernel to 3.5.4-1 (the problem persists under 3.5.4-2). As the sound card still plays ...
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RHEL how to sync network settings between GUI and configuration files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/?

In RHEL, we can change network settings either using GUI or editing the configuration files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/. I would like to know how the network settings (e.g. IP address, gateway,...
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GTK-2 error when installing Glassfish plugin for Eclipse on Fedora 16 64-bit

I have Eclipse running fine on my Fedora 16. I was following these instructions to install the Glassfish Tools Bundle for Eclipse (which has to be done outside Eclipse through its own installer) and, ...
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Trouble installing or booting into Ubuntu or Fedora using a live USB or DVD on a new Lenovo E31

I've tried a live USB with Ubuntu 12.04.1 (both i386 and AMD 64-bit) as well as 11.10, as well as Ubuntu 10.04 on a DVD and Fedora 17 on a live USB. In all cases, selecting the option to boot into ...
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Problem updating to KDE 4.9.1

I wrote this on the terminal: sudo yum -y update [sudo] password for brallan: Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Resolving Dependencies --> Running ...
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Installing slime and emacs

I'm trying to install SLIME on Fedora 17 so that I can do some lisp. Here is what I downloaded: http://www.common-lisp.net/project/slime/#downloading The CVS Snapshot link. I have a .emacs file: (...
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How to check a Fedora system if IPv6 is disabled or not?

I remember that some distribution installers asked in the past if IPv6 should be enabled or not. Perhaps the Fedora installer did (or does) it as well. How do I easily check a Fedora system (>= 17) ...
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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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Sudo yum permission denied Fedora 17

On Fedora 13, in /etc/sudoers I used to have a line: Cmnd_Alias SOFTWARE=/usr/bin/yum and then for a user that would have the privilege of installing his/her own RPM packages, an entry like: ...
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux/Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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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 /lib/modules/3.5.3-1....
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Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions

I tried to install Fedora 17 on the same disk I have Windows 7. First I got the message, that there are no free space to create partition, even in Windows part of disk was marked as unallocated. I ...
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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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No incoming connections on Fedora 17, except on port 80

All incoming connections seem to be refused on my Fedora machine, except on port 80 with apache. The ports I have tried are 8111 and 1111, neither does work. I have done the forwarding on my ...
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Moving /usr to its own filesystem/logical volume

My Fedora 17 (x64 - running on VMware Workstation 8) root filesystem is running out of space (this was an install using the default layout as suggested by the Fedora installer): # df -h Filesystem ...
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How to adjust brightness in Fedora 17 on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E Series laptop with Fedora 17 and Windows 8 in dual boot. The brightness adjusts just fine on my Windows8 but not in Fedora. If I change it with the brightness slider in the power ...
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Regarding .gvfs not letting delete a user's home directory

I am using Fedora 9. I removed the user using userdel -r command. The user is removed, but the home directory still remains. When I tried to remove the home directory (rm -rf /home/user/), I get the ...
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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 1,...
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Install another PHP version. Fedora 17

How can I install another PHP version? I have php 5.4.5 for now, but I need the version 5.3.15 running too. How can I perform this on Fedora 17? Without using a Virtual Machine?
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How to automatically install packages?

I want to install packages automatically by running a script I can write yum install php, but I want it to install another package once installation of the php package is completed. Is there any ...
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Are packages downloaded from multiple mirror sites?

I'm running F17 and inside of yum.repos.d. I see multiple repos listed like adobe-linux-1386.repo, fedora.repo, google-chrome.repo, etc. When I yum install are some files being downloaded from ...
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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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Run a command after acquiring IP address

I would like to run the command Urlsnarf -n -i p33p1 >> file when the p33p1 network interface gets its IP address. Initially I tried to run the command at bootup by adding the a crontab entry ...
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How to view Flash and other videos on Linux systems?

I'm running Fedora 17 and Firefox 12. When I navigate to some sites I'm unable to view videos because I'm missing some plugin. When I click 'installl missing plugin' I'm still not able to view the ...
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How to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17?

I would like to install Rekonq 1.0 on Fedora 17, using KDE 4.8.5. At the moment, this version of Rekonq isn't available in the repositories, I have version 0.9.2. Anyone knows how can I update my ...
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Custom resolution in Fedora 11

I am currently building a custom embedded project for which I need to display Fedora 11 on a small screen 800*480 pixels. Can anyone one suggest to me a way of doing it. As I am a complete noob I ...
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Installing jdk 1.4.2 on fedora 14 [closed]

I am trying to install wsdgate, In the installation they have recommended to use jdk 1.4.2, I already have jdk 1.7 but I am not able to install JDK 1.4.2 on fedora 14. I got error like this could not ...
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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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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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Fedora16, ekiga just works in superuser mode

I've got a fedora16 running and I'd like to use ekiga as a softphone. Now I'm running into some problems. Starting ekiga as a normal user gives me could not register (globally not acceptable) ...
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X Windows Terminates when I type {+<ENTER>

In particular when I type the following keyboard combo: <hold shift> [ <release shift> <enter> I get dumped out of KDE and see a flash of some console output but I can't find it in ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora with slow intervals [closed]

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Linux and am completely new to this operating system. Although I am convinced by its advantages, an insurmountable problem has come up during this transition. ...
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How to get the latest GNOME shell in Fedora?

I want to try gnome-shell 3.5 but I dont see it in the repos, I'm using Fedora 17, is there any way adding gnome-shell 3.5 to my repos? Regards Update: Please note the question was asked on Aug ...
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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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'yum update' without internet connectioon

I have a PC and a laptop. my laptop is always updated, so for updating the PC I don't want to download the packages again for my PC. What I do is copying rpm files from /var/cache/yum/i386/17/fedora/...
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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 can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?

I normally enjoy using Gnome 3 and gnome-shell in Fedora 16. However, I would like to temporarily run a non-compositing window manager such as metacity so that some wine games can have full control of ...
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How can I install the Epel repository on 64-bit Fedora 17 machine?

How can I install the Epel repository on 64-bit Fedora 17 machine? I tried: sudo rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm and sudo rpm -Uvh http://...
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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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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How to find the best monitor resolution and put it to work? Fedora

In this question I'm asking how to install a compatible driver to a Fedora machine, but, the main problem is a bad resolution. So, how can I find the best resolution to my monitor and put it to work? ...
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Trouble migrating from Yum to apt-get

I recently migrated from using Fedora to Debian. And I'm having some issues with the package manager. I used to be able to search for packages via yum using : yum search <...
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How to install a specific video driver on Fedora?

I need to install a compatible video driver on a Fedora machine. The resolution proportion isn't very well and I can't change the brightness and contrast (xbacklight and xgamma) either. Please answer ...
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Should I update my Fedora or not?

Here is my problem. My laptop has an NVidia Geforce 310 M graphic card. And since kernel 2.6 I had problems with the display. I had to use nomodeset option in the grub, if not my screen will be off ...
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Removing configured PROXY in fedora?

Some time back I configured proxy for fedora to install packages through yum. I forgot how exactly I did it. Now I don't need proxy any more.How can I reconfigure my proxy settings?
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Saving files to NTFS is corrupted?

I have recently started using Fedora on my laptop. I've set it up so that it sits on a roughly 20GB encrypted partition and most of the Home folders (Downloads, Documents, Pictures) are symlinked to ...
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fedora 12 sleeping forever error

After manually restarting freeze machine due to no response. It stuck on blue screen and gives error as sleeping forever. Default partitioned with LVM. Whether I need to install fresh OS or I can get ...
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Cisco AnyConnect on Fedora

I have downloaded the setup for Cisco AnyConnect client from our client's secure web URI. This setup script was for 32 bit machine while mine is a 64 bit one. However, I managed to install the client ...
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How to enable SSD TRIM support on Fedora 17?

I used to install Linux on HDD. It's easy. But now I have a SSD, and I want to install Fedora 17 on it. What should I do to make Fedora 17 issue TRIM commands to the SSD?