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VirtualBox Guest Additions causes problems with X server in Fedora 18. How to solve without reinstalling?

I've installed VirtualBox (and it's Guest Additions), and after updating the kernel to the latest and also updating VB accordingly, I can not boot normally . (X server doesn't start, but I can login ...
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What is the pathname (the directory and file name) of the configuration file used for the DHCP client (not the server!)

(This question refers to the IPv4 client, not the IPv6 client.) (Hint: configuration files are kept under the directory /etc.) It is for a school assignment. I have to use man pages to find it. I ...
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Where can you find the answer to the following question: “How do you get the NUMLOCK key to default to on for the GUI console?”

This is on a fedora machine. I have to look in man pages first to find the answer, if not then in an info page. If the answer is not there then I have to use the internet to find the answer. It is on ...
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Fedora 19 install hard drives not visible

(Asking here as I haven't had a response to a post on Ask Fedora) I'm trying to install Fedora 19 Gnome as a dual boot system on my HP Envy laptop (hardware specifications HP ENVY 6-1202sa, although ...
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How to set Oracle Java's JAVA_HOME in Fedora 19

I just installed Fedora 19 and managed to get FedoraUtils installed. So I chose java oracle. after installation I could see in the FedoraUtils list that oracle java (installed) but I can't see the ...
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Is there a more proper place than /etc/rc.local for writing to configure binfmt?

I want to be able to run clr (>NET/mono) exes on my redhat machines, so I add the following to /etc/rc.local: echo ':CLR:M::MZ::/opt/mono-head/bin/mono:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register This ...
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Fedora or OpenSuse? which one takes me to redhat/centos family philosophy

I know questions like this are quickly closed according to your rules but this question is not about which one is better. I have criteria as a Ubuntu user who wants to take a RedHat certification. My ...
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Set the MAC address for VLAN device

I created a VLAN device via NetworkManager in my Fedora 19. Also I need a specific MAC address, so I edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-VLAN and edit the MACADDR= variable. But this ...
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Source of Fedora Core 6 Live CD

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to search for a source for the above. There are many webpages pointing to (what I believe is) the original link - ...
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debian/watch for Fedora

How do Fedora maintainers track new versions of upstream package sources? Is there anything like debian/watch in the Fedora/Red Hat world?
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Missing libraries in fedora 19

On fedora 19 64bit, which packages should I install for the compilation options -lz and -lcrypto? I am trying to compile git statically. This is the complete error message: [rubenroy@localhost git]$ ...
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XRDP Custom Resolution (Fedora 19)

How can I configure a custom display resultion for xrdp sessions? I want the session to use all the display size, minus few lines for the original decorations. that will be around 1920x1050, a ...
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How to set DNS resolver in Fedora using network-manager?

I want to try out Google public DNS. For this I need to change the nameserver address. I know it's in the file /etc/resolv.conf, but whenever I start network-manager, it overwrites the values in that ...
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Error when installing Fedora 19 on MacBook Pro (early 2009)

I try to install Fedora 19 on my MacBook Pro alongside OSX. First of all I create a bootable USB with Fedoras Live USB Creator (under Windows). When I then try to boot from that via rEFIt it only ...
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Sendmail can't find local users (with uppercase letters)

Sendmail works through sending to a smarthost, but can't find local users. # sendmail -bv LocalUser@myhost.net LocalUser@myhost.net... User unknown # grep LocalUser /var/log/maillog Sep 8 03:48:30 ...
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UEFI boot Fedora from USB 2.0 on 3.0 port (l75d-a7280)

I'm trying to make a bootable usb in ubuntu for fedora, but my settings are not working. I formatted the USB with FAT & Ext4, MBR, and Legacy BIOS bootable. My BIOS allows the USB 3.0 controller ...
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How to connect a Wiimote to a Fedora 19 system?

How to connect a Wiimote for remote controlling purposes under Fedora? (actually, it is a 3rd party wiimote clone, like the ones sold on amazon for 15 $)
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Equivalent of openvswitch-brcompat on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

On Debian & Ubuntu, the openvswitch-brcompat package will install Open vSwitch bridge compatibility support. Is there an equivalent package on Fedora-based distros like RHEL and CentOS?
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Test whether Linux binary is compiled as position independent code

I recently learned that (at least on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux), executable programs that are compiled as Position Independent Executables (PIE) receive stronger address space randomization ...
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How to troubleshoot systemd's “contradicts existing jobs” error message

Looking through my system logs, I see the following message in /var/log/messages: Sep 2 15:29:15 <myhostname> systemd[1]: Requested transaction contradicts existing jobs: File exists So, my ...
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Fedora 19 (Schrödinger's cat) gets stuck on boot

When I installed Fedora, it did not have the Schrödinger's cat boot option, but then I installed a bunch of updates and now it is there. What is even more annoying is that it is the default boot ...
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SELinux: allow a process to create any file in a certain directory

I have a script that, when invoked, will cause the contents of dmesg to be written to a file, with the file's name basically being a timestamp. SELinux prevents this. Following the advice of ...
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Steps to configure iPod shuffle in Fedora 19

I am using Fedora 19 GNOME version. After I plugin my iPod to the USB, it is not listed in my filesystem. The output of the lsusb command is: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 090c:237c Silicon Motion, Inc. ...
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Can't Log into Fedora 19 after force shutdown

I was exploring my new fedora 19 after a crash in KDE (I don't know what I just did). I couldn't shutdown my laptop either with the graphical method or the terminal way (because the terminal refused ...
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Change name of em1 to eth0 in Fedora 19? [duplicate]

I have already followed the instructions here but it doesn't seem to work, as my ifconfig output still shows the same "em1","em2" and "lo". I just need a way to rename one of these to eth0 in Fedora ...
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How to write a pre-mount startup script?

I want to create a bootup script that runs before the root filesystem / has been mounted as I want to use dm-cache to cache it. The script is supposed to contain cache setup commands. Where would I ...
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Installing proprietary ethernet drivers in Fedora

I have an HP HDX16-1354CA Laptop that I've installed Fedora 19 on, and my ethernet port is not being detected. I am sure that it is because I have not installed the drivers for it, but I can't seem to ...
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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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YUM package “NPM” makes trouble

When I try to install npm like this sudo yum install npm I get this error: Fehler: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib ...
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Kernel Panic after Fedora 19 Update

After installing updates on Fedora 19 (kernel 10.3.7-200.fc19.x86_64) the DE freezes whenever I log in. Using the virtual consoles doesn't work. One time I even got this kernel panic: ...
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Installing developer libraries for Fedora 19 without internet connection

I am trying to use Fedora 19 on my Lenovo yoga 13. A common issue with this setup is that the laptop's wifi does not work out of the box on any linux distribution yet. This question and also this ...
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SELinux policy to authorize some users to start / stop certain services

How can I give certain users authorization to start and stop certain services? I am asking specifically about Fedora 19 systems with SELinux installed. The utility to call for services administration ...
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Starting a new instance of GDM in Fedora 19

In Fedora 18, I could use gdmflexiserver to start up a new instance of X and GDM on a new VT. In Fedora 19, gdmflexiserver appears to have lost the ability to do this, and I'm looking for its ...
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Install kernel-devel of specific version in fedora 19

So I have different "installed" kernel versions from the running kernel version, on my fedora 19 machine. To give a more clear idea, here is my terminal output: [user@home ~]$ uname -r ...
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Locking the screen when laptop lid is shut (Gnome 3.8, Fedora 19)

I cannot for the love of god figure out how to configure the screensaver to be run (which in turn causes the screen to be locked) every time I shut the lid of my laptop. I have xscreensaver installed ...
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CTRL meta key 'sticky' in GUIs over X11 forwarding from CentOS to fedora

Despite numerous problems, I managed to get X11 forwarding working from a SSH server running on a CentOS host to a Fedora client (changing various settings and finally fixing it by installing a ...
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Problems while installing Fedora 19

Currently I have Windows 7 installed in my machine with a 500GB hard disk. C(52 GB) drive has the windows7 installed. D Drive contains files which I do not wish to install. There is 52 GB of ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Fedora 19

I am brand new to linux and am unable to connect to the internet in Fedora 19. When I type ifconfig I get: lo: flags=73 mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 ...
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SELinux re-labeling problem while attempting to run OpenVPN

I'm trying to run OpenVPN under Fedora 19 with selinux (selinux-policy-targeted) in enforcing mode, and I'm running into an AVC I'm not entirely sure how to handle. Starting OpenVPN from the command ...
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How can I avoid a “boot error” when trying to install Fedora 19 from a USB stick

I am trying to install Fedora 19 on my PC to replace the Fedora 12 I am using now. I downloaded Fedora-Live-Desktop-i686-19-1.iso and did a CHECKSUM test which seemed ok: $ gpg --verify-files ...
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Lock screen shortcut not working after update of Fedora 16

I recently ran a bunch of updates (I didn't pay attention to which, I was just prompted to update a bunch of stuff), and after running them, the lock-screen shortcut (CTRL-Alt-L) no longer works. I ...
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Howto make hibernation work under Fedora 19

I tried two methods to enable hibernation. First method was invoking systemctl hibernate under root. The second was to use Frippery Shut Down Menu. In both cases the system will eventually ...
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No route to host after upgrade to Fedora 19

I recently upgraded a system from Fedora 17 to 19. Now, I am not able to connect to any service other than ssh (perhaps a few others may be available but not sure) on it. Earlier this was not a ...
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Dual boot Win8/Fedora19

I just installed Fedora 19 (gnome, 64 bit), in addition to my Windows 8 installation. But when I start the computer, it goes straight to windows, not providing any option to boot into Fedora. How do I ...
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Obtain the “pretty” hostname in bash

On my Fedora 19 system, I am able to change the system hostname with hostnamectl. This allows me to set several things, such as the static (normal) hostname, as well as a "pretty" hostname. Is there ...
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Diagnosing a freezing system, or renderer

Some quick background, I am running Fedora 19 x86_64 on a Dell Latitude with a 2nd gen i7 and discrete nvidia graphics card. I have some rather obnoxious problems where the screen doesn't seem to ...
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Install multiple packages via different methods in one Yum command

Is it possible to group these three commands into one? yum install emacs yum groupinstall "Virtualization" yum localinstall /tmp/hello.rpm I'd like to install a number of packages using all three ...
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Why am I getting “no boot disk has been detected” after installing Linux?

After installing a Linux distro (Fedora 19, to be exact) on a Windows 8 machine I got the message: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. What did I do wrong?
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How can I merge root and home in Fedora?

I've installed fedora with default configuration few months back and now I want to arrange the mount points. /etc/fstab look like that: /dev/mapper/fedora_dhcppc4-root / ext4 ...
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How do I find package URLs with Yum?

I want to update my system (Fedora) with Yum, but I want to use aria2 to download the packages. There was something in pacman that you could use to get the update URLs (and put all links in a file.) ...