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What's the closest thing to a server version of Fedora?

Fedora seems to bill itself as a client-only OS, in contrast to Ubuntu or SuSE which have both client and servers versions. What is the closest Linux distribution to Fedora that's usable as a server ...
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Prevent non-root user from formatting a partition

Few days back I mistakenly formatted a partition on my external hard drive by clicking Format from the Context menu in Computer. I want to know that how can I prevent non-root user from being able to ...
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Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/20/i386

I installed Fedora 20 using the liveOS. While taking the updates I am getting the following result: [root@localhost bioinfo]# yum update Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit Error: Cannot ...
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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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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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Httpd : no space left on device

I am using Fedora 17 and over the last few days I am having an issue with my system. Whenever I try to start httpd it shows me: Error: No space left on device When I execute systemctl status ...
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Downgrade Gnome 3 to Gnome 2

I have installed fedora16 recently. I don't like the Gnome3 that my fedora got shipped with. I want to downgrade it to Gnome2 as i haven't used any other desktop environment before. Any knowledge ...
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Fedora 20 Heartbleed openssl fix

I am just trying to fix the Heartbleed bug associated with OpenSSL on Fedora Core 20. I am trying to follow the instructions as described here: ...
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Whose password should I enter?

Authentication is required to perform this action. Whose password should I enter? Mine? Root's? I can never tell. ...
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How to replicate installed package selection from one Fedora instance to another?

I have a Fedora 17 system (A) where I have installed some packages over the time. Now I want to install Fedora 19 on another computer (B) and I want to install the same packages on it. In Debian ...
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How to re-enable iptables on Fedora 18?

FirewallD is the default firewall in Fedora 18. I have been using iptables for quite some time and have a custom configuration which I need for logging of ip traffic. I am not used to the new ...
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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 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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Add another IP address to a Bonding Interface

I have a Linux network Bonding interface for two Ethernet interfaces (eth0 and eth1) $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0 DEVICE=bond0 BOOTPROTO=static ONBOOT=yes ...
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Can't dualboot Fedora

I have Windows XP installed on partition C, and then I installed Fedora on ext3 partition. Now at computer startup I should see two options to select from; either launch XP or Fedora. However, my ...
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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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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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Apache won't start on Fedora 15

I can't get Apache to start on Fedora 15. I downloaded a project into /var/www/html and changed myself to the owner (recursively), though I don't think I changed any SELinux contexts or anything like ...
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How to install Flash player plugin on Fedora?

Anyone have a recommended way to get and install Flash effectively on Fedora?
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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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login command not prompting for username/password

Under fedora-14 'login' command asks for username and password. $login login: Password: but with recent versions (Fedora19) 'login' command is not prompt for username/password, it Just hangs. ...
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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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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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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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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 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?
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Yum update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this?

Yum update/install to any package is giving me the following error. What actions do I need to take to overcome this? Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ...
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“Missing operating system” error on boot

I replaced Windows 8 with Linux Mint. After the installation had completed, I restarted only to face a black screen with missing operating system. I thought the problem was with Mint so I decided to ...
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Accidental deletion of /lib directory in Fedora 15

I accidentally deleted the /lib directory on my Fedora 15 machine and I'm not sure how to go about fixing this. Any help in figuring out how to restore the directory along with symbolic links would be ...
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Skype connects to the internet but all my web browsers can't on Fedora 15

I've recently taken the plunge and gone from Ubuntu to Fedora. When connected to my wireless network my web browsers can't access any sites although skype works fine. I don't have the problem when ...
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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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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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“database disk image is malformed”

Running yum search something I get: Error: database disk image is malformed How to fix?
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If /usr partition not specified, does it go on same partition as root by default?

I plan to install Fedora Linux on a machine with an SSD and an HDD. /boot, and the root will have their own partitions on the SSD. If I want /usr to be on same partition as /, will that occur by ...
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overheating fedora 19 gnome

Friends, my laptop is getting overheated. I have integrated graphics: $ lspci | grep vga (standard input): 3 :00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor ...
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Fedora 18 - Start sshd on boot

I've just installed Fedora 18, and trying to configure sshd - I used chkconfig but this is only starting sshd when a user is logged in. How do I change so that sshd starts on system boot?
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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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is there any command like “wall” that runs a “command” in all terminals

as you know "wall" command sends a message to all terminals: wall message now my question is this: is there any command that can send a "command" to be run in all terminals? for example sending ...
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Black screen when installing Fedora 16

I have read many other threads here and elsewhere but found no solution... I'm trying to install Fedora 16 x86-64. At random points during installation I get black screens that do not go away. I ...
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How to install windows 7 after fedora 16 [closed]

I have Fedora 16, but I want to play games, and I´m considering installing Windows 7. I need to be able to dual boot these two OS. Is there something special I´m supposed to do, or it will work like ...
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SELinux stops Google Chrome from executing

I can no longer start Google Chrome on Fedora 14 (using GNOME). strace strace google-chrome ... readlink("/proc/self/exe", "/opt/google/chrome/chrome"..., 4096) = 25 socketpair(PF_FILE, ...
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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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Multiple SSH chaining (tsocks, socksify, proxycommand, etc. )

http://i.stack.imgur.com/YTOvt.png Goal: you need to reach "Server B" from the Client "directly" with SSH, SCP. "Server B" is next to "Server A". E.g.: they're on the same subnet, but only "Server ...
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After cloning Fedora 14 install to another machine, onboard NIC is seen as eth1 instead of eth0. Why?

I have the following procedure for replicating a Fedora workstation setup. Boot from a Live CD, make tgz's of the filesystems. Go to new machine, make filesystems, dump the tgz's in the proper ...
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Fedora won't boot. The startup progress bar goes all the way to the right and then everything just freezes

What could the problem be? How do I find out what's going on? EDIT: Hitting f2 when the progress bar is going across the screen shows that booting stops at "Starting atd: [OK]". After it reaches that ...
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Selecting the right GRUB

I've just installed Backtrack on my harddrive (got one), i also got Fedora and Windows 7. However, now i get the Backtrack-GRUB instead of my Fedora GRUB. How do i change that? I got a sda5 containing ...
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Are packages cryptographically signed in Fedora 14?

I am installing Fedora 14 and I am wondering if the Fedora packages are cryptographically signed package signatures are checked by the installer by default package signatures are checked by yum when ...
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Run daemon on startup in Fedora 13 after wireless interface is up

I want to have radvd (the IPv6 router advertisement daemon) run on startup on Fedora 13. However, the network interface that it will use must be up, otherwise the daemon won't start. If I run the ...
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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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Why can yum still not update GCC 4.9.0?

GCC 4.9.0 has been released since April 22. However, I can still not update it through the following command: $yum update gcc Why does the yum repository lag so much behind gcc.gnu.org?