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Toggle going to sleep when laptop lid closes?

I'm running Fedora 15 Gnome on a laptop. I can't seem to find an option to toggle if the laptop goes to sleep when the lid closes. There are certain times where I want to put the laptop away or close ...
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What is the proper sudoers syntax to add a user?

According to the comments in /etc/sudoers (Fedora 13): ## Syntax: ## ## user MACHINE=COMMANDS ## ## The COMMANDS section may have other options added to it. My two related questions: What ...
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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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did a “ sudo go-wrx” on / … oops, broken

OK, I was trying to set up ssh to work properly, and a website said it was really picky about permissions, and to use go-wrx on ~/.ssh, and that / and /home need to have at least go-w permissions. on ...
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iPhone type login screen?

The person that introduced me to Fedora had somehow made his login screen so that instead of typing in a password he used the "connect the dots" password that's popular on phones. Eg On my ...
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Installing Fedora from USB key

How do I load a Fedora DVD iso onto USB so I can install it from there. I've tried dd as in here: Fedora instructions but for some reason this didn't work. Here's what I've tried: sudo dd ...
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How I can get keycode and make multimedia keys usable?

I've an Asus N73S which have non-functional multimedia keys. I have "direct access" keys but also "indirect access" keys (via Fn + ...). The "Windows" key doesn't work either. These keys don't ...
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Wireless troubles with Netgear WNA1100

I have a Netgear WNA1100 Wireless Adapter that I bought a few weeks ago, so its fairly new. Last night it was working perfectly. I turned my computer off for the night, came back in the morning, and ...
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How can I improve battery life in Fedora 15?

I am seeing a horrible battery life with Fedora 15 (lovelock) with Gnome Shell 3 on my laptop. I keep the screen brightness, back light pretty low. I still get about 1 hr 50 minutes battery life out ...
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e4rat in Fedora 15

Has anyone tried installing e4rat and optimizing boot-time in Fedora 15? This ext4 defragmenting and optimizing utility works wonderfully in Debian. I am wondering if someone has replaced Fedora's ...
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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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Netdiscover packages for Fedora?

Ubuntu has a program called netdiscover. Netdiscover is an active/passive address reconnaissance tool, mainly developed for those wireless networks without dhcp server, when you are wardriving. It ...
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Is the crazy partition layout in Fedora 15 really nessesary?

As I'm installing Fedora 15 on another computer I'm really starting to question the crazy partition layout. On this computer there's an existing Windows 7 installation, so I'm cramming Fedora right ...
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Fedora 15 address collision on Compaq CQ41?

I keep getting an address collision warning at boot time, between ACPI and Video Rom. If I add acpi=off to grub.conf the error goes away, but then I have no power management (battery icon, proper ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad resets settings after session

I was able to get the Apple Magic Trackpad working on Fedora 15 KDE 4.6. (I previously got it working on Linux Mint.) However, the settings -- particularly activating the single-finger left click and ...
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Console port problems on Fedora 15

I've looked under every search term on google I can think of and can't seem to find anything that works. I just switched from Windows 7 to Fedora 15 on my PC. I need use of the console port to ...
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Package repository for which Fedora version would be best match for RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6.0?

I am using Scientific Linux 6.0, which is based on RHEL (RedHat) 6.0. I want to install some package (LXDE), which is present in repositories for Fedora, but which I didn't found either in Scientific ...
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GRUB error Fedora 15 when Dual Booting on MacBook Pro

I am having trouble getting Fedora 15 running on my MacBook Pro. I had Fedora 15 installed before on this MBP before, so I know it works. I basically followed the good old instructions of Create a ...
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How to install libXaw8.so.8()(64bit)?

I get an error while install xbrightness. xbrightness-0.3-3.1.x86_64` requires libXaw8.so.8()(64bit) How can I install it?
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Missing /etc/default/grub in fedora15

Based on this suggestion, I want to edit /etc/default/grub to add the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" However, I don't have that file on my system. What should I do?
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How to unpack, modify, rebuild and install a SRPM

I would like to modify a Fedora 15 package (gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu). It's a small modification (reverting this commit). Using yumdownloader I'm able to download a SRPM ...
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Fedora 15: something weird going on with yum

I am unsuccessfully trying to install some packages in Fedora 15 using yum. Every time I use yum install I get this output: [ziga@ziga-CQ56 ~]$ sudo yum install yum-fastestmirror [sudo] password for ...
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Alternatives to TrueCrypt in compliance with Fedora 15 guidelines

Due to licensing issues TrueCrypt is not included in Fedora 15 (source here). Although not address by Fedora itself there's also concerns regarding the developers identities and related issues (source ...
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Fedora 15 doesn't automatically launch the browser when server starts up?

When I start up the ring jetty server, Fedora 15 doesn't launch the browser as it does in Fedora 14. Instead, it launches a new window in which I couldn't see the address bar and other stuff. ...
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My laptop cannot adjust brightness

I have a problem adjusting my laptop's brightness. This is a hardware problem but I can solve it with ccsm, but other programs do not work for me, e.g., xgamma, etc. Now I am running Fedora 15 and ...
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BCM4312 802.11b/g under Fedora 14 - suddenly not working

Suddenly "ifconfig -a" doesn't prints out the "wlan0" on my Fedora14 notebook..WHY? (it worked before..) Infos: # dmesg | egrep -i "wireless|wifi|broadcom|bcm4312|10:00.0" [ 0.219841] pci ...
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What fedora 15 should I download?

I would like to get Fedora 15, but I also need kmod-nvidia-PAE drivers. So, which iso exactly should download to make the kmod-nvidia work when I will download it by RPM Fusion? (Like the right ...
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How to install wireless driver in Fedora 15?

I have tried ndiswrapper 1.56 for fc15... it gives the following error : $ make make -C driver make[1]: Entering directory `/home/dhinesh/sware/ndiswrapper-1.56/driver' make -C ...
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Oracle 11g database startup automation on Fedora 15

I successfully installed Oracle 11g on a Fedora 15 system using this guide. Unfortunately, unlike when I'm using Windows, it seems I need to restart the database every single time I reboot my machine ...
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Fedora, Android phone mounting?

I am using Fedora 15 and I just plugged in my Samsung Vibrant Android phone, but my phone does not even give me the option to mount over USB like usual. It still charges though. Is there some ...
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Fedora 15 i686 report only 2.6 GB RAM

I have laptop Asus N53SV with 4 GB of RAM, i7 with integrated card and dedicated GPU. My problem on Fedora is that system reports only 2.6 GB RAM. I know that I should use kernel with PAE but even ...
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Why am I getting an AttributeError when I try to use Pyjamas desktop on Fedora 15?

I am trying to run pyjamas-desktop on my Fedora 15. All packages were installed, I have adjusted PYTHONPATH to include /usr/share/pyjamas/library, but when I try to run a simple example: from ...
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How to create a list of all applications which were manually installed?

I use Fedora and I'd like to have all the package names in a list, but only the ones I installed myself, not the default ones.
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Extended attribute on symbolic link

I'm trying to set some extended attributes on a symbolic link on Fedora 15. According to setfattr's usage, there is an option -h for such purpose: setfattr 2.4.44 -- set extended attributes Usage: ...
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How should I install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk and configure booting?

I want to install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk. I have Windows XP installed in internal HDD. When USB HDD is attached to my PC, it should ask me to boot from Win XP or Linux. ...
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Can I install “development-tools” offline? Or, how to make my CD the yum repository?

I'm looking for the "development-tools" for Fedora, but I can't find information about how/where to download it to install offline (I have no internet connection in my Fedora). Attempt 1: There's a ...
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Asus USB N10 wireless adapter works on Ubuntu but not Fedora

I could make it work in Ubuntu, due to this answer. But the same approach shows no result in Fedora 15 (64 bits). The device is an Asus USB N10 (wireless-usb converter): Bus 001 Device 003: ID ...
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EXT4-fs (sdc): VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem

In short, this is where I found the best answers to my problem with my disks: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery During Fedora 15 installation, I added all my 3 drives to be mounted on ...
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HP Laptop refused to boot Arch or Fedora CDs but boots Debian based fine

My Laptop a HP Probook 4510s refuses to boot Fedora or Arch Linux CD'S, But will boot and install Debian based stuff ie Debian, Ubuntu. If it put a fedora or arch CD in it will just stick on BIOS ...
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Wireless Connectivity and Fedora 15 Boot Up

I'm currently running Fedora 15 and recently I've noticed that if I am in an area which does not have a wireless network or a secured wireless network which I cannot automatically connect to, Fedora ...
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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 ...
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Who's consuming my inotify resources?

After a recent upgrade to Fedora 15, I'm finding that a number of tools are failing with errors along the lines of: tail: inotify resources exhausted tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to ...
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How to install/use sshuttle on Fedora?

How exactly can I install/use sshuttle under Fedora? It's not in the repositories
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Why is my Fedora 14 install failing?

While trying to install Amahi and Fedora 14 from 5 discs, I get this error: It says: A fatal error occurred when installing the module-init-tools package. This could indicate errors when ...
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Can rpm handle an install of another OS into another Logical Volume?

I am trying to install fedora as a domU under a CentOS dom0 using the method outlined in The Book of Xen. I have asked another question regarding a consistent error message of cpio: Bad magic when I ...
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Getting “cpio: Bad magic” when trying to rpm install into a mounted Logical Volume

I need some help with this. I am trying to follow the Xen guide to provision a domU using package installation of the Fedora 15 release (the dom0 is CentOS 5.6). Ive run the rpm install command with ...
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what am i missing … why run a S/390 platform with Fedora desktop?

I found this link for a group that is converting fedora RPM's to run on S/390 hardware. Wikipedia tells me that the S/390 was made by IBM as a mainframe computer in the 1990's (and run out of service ...
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Fedora 15 :Twitter on Google Chrome

It's been almost 15 days since I installed Fedora 15 on my laptop. And since day 1, Twitter seems to be having some issue opening up. Whenever I try to load twitter.com, it loads an "Aw Snap" page. ...
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fedora 15, oracle 11: can't login using sqlplus

So yesterday I was fighting with importing cx_Oracle and it finally worked. However, I could not connect to the database. So I checked sqlplus to find out, whether I can connect to my Oracle database ...