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`login` from X session

I seem to remember it used to be possible to login via a GUI terminal. This was useful if (e.g.) you added yourself to a new group and want to use those privileges without stopping X to log in ...
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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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Install Fedora20 on external HD

I've been trying to install Fedora20 on my external HD, but have run into problems. Somehow I cannot choose the hard disk to install Fedora. Here is what I've done: First, I went and downloaded the ...
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yum installs kernel-devel different from my kernel version

I am attempting to install the VMWare player in Fedora 19. I am running into the problem that multiple users have had where VMware player cannot find the kernel headers. I have installed the ...
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Uninstall JDK rpm to reinstall

Where do I find the JDK install to uninstall? @terdon had explained using an rpm type download so it would be easier to uninstall, but I cannot find it.
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Permission of DVD device file not being retained when machine is rebooted

I am using Linux Fedora 4 and would like a non-root user to be able to write to DVDs using the DVD drive. I was able to do this by adding write access to the group of the device file /dev/scd0 and ...
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How to upgrade Fedora OpenVZ container over SSH?

what is the standard procedure for upgrading Fedora (18 to 19) that runs as an OpenVZ container on my VPS via SSH? Can I simply use fedup or does the admin have to perform the upgrade from outside of ...
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What is abrt and the process abrt-action-generate-core-backtrace?

I recently noticed a process I hadn't seen before called abrt-action-generate-core-backtrace that was churning on my laptop. I waited a bit and it never seemed to stop so I killed it. Questions Did ...
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Desktop launchers not getting scanned by Gnome

I'm running Fedora 20 on my notebook, and recently I removed some of the Gnome session startup apps which (I believe this was the cause) resulted in my ~/.local/share/applications/ directory not being ...
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Disable ATI HDMI sound device - Fedora with PulseAudio

I want to disable the ATI HDMI sound device. I have nothing connected to it and for some reason, although it isn't the default sound device, it sometimes kicks in and grabs my sound, leaving the ...
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Fedora 19: can't disable the firewall

I've installed a server (WSO2 ESB) in my laptop. When I run it, going to the browser and typing the console address https://10.13.6.75:9443/carbon, it works normally, but if I try it on another ...
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How to install C++ compiler for Eclipse

Im unable to run my C++ codes because Eclipse has not c++ compiler installed in it . How can I install C++ compiler for eclipse on Fedora 20 or other linux os's? When I execute my codes it says: ...
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LUKS - changing passphrase with /dev/mapper/fedora-root

I would like to change my passphrase in LUKS, so I started with typing mount | grep 'on / '. The result was /dev/mapper/fedora-root on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data=ordered). So next as usual ...
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Fedora 20: How to navigate to Windows partitions via commandline?

In Fedora 16, when accessing the Windows partitions via the Fedora GUI, it would get mounted on /media/. They were visible as /media/Data etc and I was able to navigate into those partitions via the ...
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None of the linux programs work except 'cd'

Before stating the question, here's what I did and observed before the problem started: On a fedora 18 Xfce, I tried compiling 3.6.10 kernel with a cdv driver, After many attempts, it finally ...
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How to handle a mass rpmbuild for a new distribution?

How could I define and initiate a mass rpmbuild for a coresystem of a new distro? Which requisites beyond rpmbuild-dir are needed?
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How to get LIRC Remote working with Fedora 19

I am using Fedora 19 with KDE. I want to control it using my LIRC Remote. How can I configure the remote in my system? It only sends ASCII values and I want to map it with real-time standard values. ...
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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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Java is constantly generating an error log in my home directory?

I have started to notice that whenever I use a Java-based application on Fedora 20, whether it's a game or Eclipse or something else, it will always generate an error log of some sort in home ...
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Error about agpgart during startup on Fedora 20?

I have started to notice a strange error quickly flash across my screen every time I boot my laptop running Fedora 20. I'm not sure what it means or how it may be affecting my system, but I figured ...
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delete user from group in fedora from command line

I have been using ubuntu extensively and use the following from the command line: deluser <username> <groupname> It doesn't seem to work in fedora. Is there an equivalent?
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Solving a shared object linkage

I tried to run icecat. [hibudevb@localhost icecat-24.0]$ ./icecat XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/hibudevb/icecat-24.0/libxul.so: libjpeg.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Verify if a hard drive is encrypted on Linux

How can I verify if a hard drive is encrypted in Fedora 20? If not, does it mean I have to re install Fedora to encrypt it?
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Fedora make command broken, kernel mismatch

On a new Dell Inspiron 3521, I tried installing Linux. First try was Ubuntu, but couldn't get the WiFi working. After trying all sort of things and commands, some errors started to show. I then ...
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Unable to reconnect to a WiFi network on Fedora 20?

Problem After leaving my Fedora 20 laptop running overnight, I open it back up and it prompts me to re-enter the password for my home WiFi network. The password is already typed in and censored, but ...
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Why is vim not being opened in its own screen?

When I type vim in xterm the program is not opened in its own screen, but in the very same I am writing commands in. Let me explain: for example, lets say I type in the terminal ls -l /usr/bin and get ...
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Is it possible to integrate Apple iCloud services (e.g. contacts, calendars) with Fedora 20?

I am a new laptop user after using an iMac desktop for about seven years. Over that time, I had become fairly reliant on Apple's services syncing between my iPhone and my iMac. Now that I'm on ...
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Why can't I disable some of the services in system-config-services?

I'm developing a kiosk like PC so it doesn't need most of the services. Questions Why can't we disable some services showed in system-config-service? Is there any way to disable all (or at least ...
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Can not use WEBEX in CentOS 6.5 , Fedora 18 and 20

Tried to use WebEx with the following setup: Machine : intel i5 , x86 architecture OS : CentOs : 6.5 , Fedora 18 and Fedora 20 Java : jdk 1.7_45 64 bit Browser : firefox 26 with java plugin ...
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How to get a Finepoint Digitizer Tablet to work under Fedora Core 16?

How to get a Finepoint Digitizer Tablet to work under Fedora Core 16? The hardware in question is a Gateway m285-E. It uses an active pen (has a battery in the pen). cat /dev/ttyS0 returns ...
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How to Install Fedora Live Desktop 20 in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Fedora-Live-Desktop.iso and mounting the image produces the following directories. /isolinux /LiveOS |- livecd-iso-to-disk |- osmin.img |- squashfs.img Now how can I ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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Windows 7 guest fails to boot on Fedora 20 host

In virt-manager Windows boots (in safe mode) up to loading classpnp.sys. CPU usage then stays at 100%. In VirtualBox I get a blue-screen-of-death right after loading classpnp.sys and then it reboots. ...
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Booting Fedora in rescue mode

I have created a new Fedora live USB with the intention of booting into rescue mode and fixing the bootloader, so that I can dualboot win7 and Fedora 20. However, I do not understand how I am to boot ...
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Error 127 when trying to install ms-sys

I just installed Fedora 20 and am trying to install ms-sys. However, when I do "make", I am presented with the following error: "cc -O2 -ansi -pedantic -Wall -c -I inc -D PACKAGE=\"ms-sys\" -D ...
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Fedora 20 - wifi hotspot almost work but something wrong

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with WiFi, and need to setup a hotspot (an ad-hoc one) under Fedora 20. I successfully did it under Debian and SuSE, but under Fedora I am struggling to understand the ...
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Creating bootable USB from .iso in Fedora 19

I created a somewhat similiar question previously, but seeing as my understanding of the topic improved drastically with the answers, I realized that I had asked the wrong question. I am trying to ...
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Using Fedora 19 to burn .iso-image to external HDD

Seeing as several google-searches have failed me, I am having a hard time completing this task. I am currently running Fedora 19 on my laptop, and I wish to burn a .iso-image to an external HDD. ...
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GPT + BIOS legacy + LVM - how to make right GRUB partition

I'm preparing to install Arch Linux on my netbook (Samsung N130). I want to use GUID Partition Table. I have BIOS (not UEFI) on my motherboard. I want also to use LVM. On Arch Linux Wiki, I've red ...
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Trouble getting help in vim

I have just finished the vimtutor and everything went fine except for the last part (Lesson 7.1: Getting Help). I type :help and the help manual is shown as it is supposed to. But then I try (as ...
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FedUp, unable to upgrade to Fedora 20

I am upgrading my Fedora OS to the latest version 20 as the current one is nearing end of life. Fedora introduces a new upgrade method called FedUp that allows user to perform an upgrade over the ...
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Fedora 20 and windows 7 can't create partions

I have installed Windows 7 SP1 in my laptop. I have 4 partitions: System reserved (Primary partition): 100mb C (Primary partition): 70GB D (Logical partition): 150GB E (Logical partition): 175GB I ...
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Shrink Windows partition to install Fedora 20

I want to install Fedora 20 along already installed Windows 8.1 on my notebook. I found a good how-to on Techotopia, however, the installer for Fedora 20 looks completely different, is simpler (cough ...
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What does the line $(rpm -E %fedora) mean?

I'm trying to add a new repository to my Fedora and was asked to introduce the following command: su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

Dumb question, I know, but when I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but ...
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fedora 17 with fedup 0.7

I get the bug described here when trying to upgrade to Fedora 20 from Fedora 17. The symptom is that the first stage of upgrade (before rebooting) works successfully, but when you reboot to ...
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LXC with both GUI apps and snapshots on unmodified Fedora kernel

I am looking for a tool or library to run LXC that supports: running X applications conveniently snapshotting root filesystems (using a Fedora system with an unmodified kernel), so that I don't have ...
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yum update failing each time

I have been trying to update my Fedora 19 system, but each time it fails with some error. I tried doing a yum clean all but to no avail. The last time i got this set of errors, Total ...
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Can Firefox browser plugin/addon do bad things to your files?

Firefox is open source software and can't be intended to do bad things, but the plugins, as I know, aren't open source. Can they be intended to do bad things? Is there any good idea to supervise them ...
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Extending/resizing Fedora Guest-OS root-drive in VirtualBox

I hope you can help me with that: My VirtualBox Guest-OS (Fedora 19) told me, that there is not enough free disk-space availabe, so I first increased the .vdi-file by using the Windows-Commandline: ...