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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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Use VirtualBox provider by default on Fedora 21

Right now, any time I use vagrant, it tries to use libvirt as the provider. I want to use VirtualBox by default. vagrant-libvirt is not installed. It's bothersome because some commands don't work, ...
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Non-graphical boot with systemd

I want to boot to console instead of a GUI using systemd. How can I do that?
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Should I file bugs upstream, to my distribution maintainers, or both?

I've recently filed a bug with gnome-shell to the GNOME maintainers, on their website (upstream). However, I'm not sure whether I was maybe supposed to file it to the package maintainers of my ...
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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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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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How do you get NOPASSWD sudo option to work in Fedora 15? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a specific program as root without a password prompt? I installed fedora 15. I use sudo visudo to modify sudoers file and add the following line: USERNAME ...
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Can you tell a window to spawn behind others?

I have a script that recompiles and relaunches a software project I am building in linux. However, I don't usually want to see my program's window immediately after it has launched, as I want to keep ...
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something is terribly wrong with pkg-config

I've been having a harrowing time lately just trying to get several C programs compiled because I can't find where the libraries are located and pkg-config seems to be out of order. I installed GNU ...
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Mouse cursor disappearing after running gnome-settings-daemon in OpenBox

I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Fedora 20. For extra comfort (font rendering, tap-to-click, ...), I used to let gnome-settings-daemon run in the background. Now since upgrading to the F20 beta, my mouse ...
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8086 emulator for unix-like OSs?

Is there any 8086 emulator (free or paid) for Fedora 17? I am learning assembly language using AT&T style.
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how to put particular application on system startup in fedora 15?

How do I put particular application on system startup on my Fedora 15. For instance if I want to start my Firefox browser on system startup how do I achieve this? What have I done so far is, I just ...
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Meaning of the yum error “Package tuple (…) could not be found in rpmdb”

I just want to install two packages in my Fedora 15 but I am getting some weird error. Command: yum install @development-tools Error: Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit ...
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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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Deep freeze like software for Fedora

For one of my labs, I need to maintain consistent file systems. So, I do not want any changes written to the file system after the system is shutdown. Currently, I am maintaining an operating system ...
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Disable repository updating in fedora

Fedora checks all repository for updating when every time i want to install some packages from yum. this is waste of time because i know they are updated! how could i disable this checking?
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Disabling X server on Fedora 17

How can I prevent the X server from starting up on Fedora 17? In older versions the user should edit /etc/inittab but in this version (I didn't check this on previous versions) Fedora uses some other ...
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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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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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How to deliberately activate cooling fan of laptop?

Hi I have a laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 4000), I'd like to control the cooling fan manually. How do I do that? /proc/acpi/fan/ is empty, the fan is otherwise working well. Distro is Fedora 14.
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How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?

I would like to associate the Start menu with the Windows key on the keyboard?
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Gnome 3 desktop display gone rogue?

I am having trouble logging out and shutting down normally using the Gnome 3 desktop interface. This is what I was shown on random occasions when I turn on the computer: The arrows point to where ...
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Is it normal that Fedora's yum list kernel-* shows two versions of kernel being used?

Is it true that the following shows that two versions of the kernel are being used? (Is the bold face -- the one enclosed in ** showing what is currently loaded / used). Basically, I just created a ...
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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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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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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 merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Fedora 19 - Booting doesn't show login screen

I have done some common updates in my system, and now I have the following problem: It starts as usual, loading services, but when trying to launch the login screen (I use KDE), it stops and show me ...
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Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?

For example, why can't I run Ubuntu programs on Fedora or Arch, and vice versa? And on the same note, why can't I use apt-get in Fedora or pacman in LFS? And what about .deb and .rpm files? Could ...
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No /dev/null on Fedora 17

I'm running Fedora 17 and /dev/null does not exist, why not? Should I just create it with: mknod -m 666 /dev/null c 1 3
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How to manage fedora services and daemons using the GUI?

I am using Fedora 17, I need a GUI program to start/stop and enable/disable services and daemons. I have installed "system-config-services" but it did not have enable/disable feature(run it with ...
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How to make an rpm package that installs a Java environment if needed

I'm very new to RPM packaging and I'm curious if, during the installation of one RPM it is possible to conditionally install another RPM if needed. In a nutshell. My RPM requires a particular JRE. ...
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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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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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Dual boot Fedora and Windows 8 gives error: you need to load the kernel first

While there seem to be a lot of questions regarding dual booting Windows and Linux, I did not see one that seemed to cover this problem. That said, I believe a lot of the problems may be fixed in a ...
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Fedora 20: Users cannot enter their home directory

Running Fedora 20 on a file server and ran into this strange issue, not sure what I'm doing wrong. The account I made while installing the OS works fine, but every other account I made has this ...
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Open URxvt tab with shift-down, not with ctrl-t

On Debian, Shift+Down in URxvt opens new tab. But recently I started using another machine with Fedora, and here it has no effect; here Ctrl+T does that. But neither one works on both, so I'm doomed ...
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Help with unzipping a .dd.gz, possibly corrupted

I recieved this file that I was told was a copy of a hard drive (or disk). The file is "sheeva-mem.dd.gz". I tried to unzip the file in a linux Fedora machine. This yielded "unexpected end of file". ...
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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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How can I specify OS-conditional build requirements in an RPM spec file?

I am trying to work my way around with the BuildPrereq flag in the spec files. I want a few pre-requisites to be included if the OS is of a particular version. something like if os == fedora 4 ...
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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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Auto-mounting to a directory other than /media in Fedora 13

I am using Fedora 13. I need to be able to configure how media are mounted automatically. For an example, I want to change the parent of all mounted media to be a directory other than /media. All the ...
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Audio recording does not work — how to diagnose?

I used KRec to record some audio, but when I played it back I got nothing. What are the things I need to do to figure out where the problem is? My computer is a Dell OptiPlex DX620, Intel Pentium 4 ...
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Combine wired and wifi for use with VPN

I am using Fedora 21 on my laptop. What I want to accomplish is that, when I switch from wired network to wifi, I don't lose my VPN connection. Tips for accomplishing that would be appreciated in ...
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Change default port for PulseAudio (line out, not headphones)

When I boot, PulseAudio defaults to sending output to Headphones. I'd like it to default to sending output to Line Out. How do I do that? I can manually change where the output is current sent as ...
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Can logging be enabled in FirewallD

I'm running Fedora 20 and would like to see what my firewall is doing in the background. Is it possible to view a log of the traffic blocked by FirewallD?
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How to set Sublime Text as default text editor?

How to set Sublime Text as default text editor? The only option I see is Pluma. I'm using Mate Desktop on Fedora 19. Edit: The Sublime Text executable (installed by hand, not a package) is at ...
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Trying to set keyboard layout using Xorg configuration but it's not working

I'm trying to set my HP Pavilion g6 keyboard layout to English(us) and Arabic(ara). I'm using Fedora 18, but followed Arch Wiki anyways. Here's my 90-keyboard-layout.conf file : Section ...
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How to install Linux distro to a second hdd from within a running Linux Desktop Environment?

The title says it all! More specifically, I am running Fedora18 on my main HDD. I have a second HDD in the "UltraBay" slot of my ThinkPad W520--eSata connection. Is there a possibility to avoid ...
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SELinux interfering with host/guest file sharing using KVM

I'm running Fedora 17 with KVM and the virtual machine runs okay. I tried to follow this to get access to a file on the host system but SELinux prevents the VM from accessing any files other than ...