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Read/Write to a Serial Port Without Root?

I'm writing an application to read/write to/from a serial port in Fedora14, and it works great when I run it as root. But when I run it as a normal user I'm unable to obtain the privileges required to ...
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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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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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“database disk image is malformed”

Running yum search something I get: Error: database disk image is malformed How to fix?
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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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`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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Running Viber as another user while using “mine” X Server's microphine and speakers

I run Fedora with GNOME and recently installed Viber for linux. It's very good and all is working just fine. As Viber is not open-source software, I decided to run it as another user to make sure ...
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How to add more /dev/loop* devices on Fedora 19

How to add more /dev/loop* devices on Fedora 19? I do: # uname -r 3.11.2-201.fc19.x86_64 # lsmod |grep loop # ls /dev/loop* /dev/loop0 /dev/loop1 /dev/loop2 /dev/loop3 /dev/loop4 /dev/loop5 ...
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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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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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Is floating-point arithmetic distro dependant?

I came across an article in Ars Technica about Raspbian that said the primary interest of the developers of it was that they wanted an OS with fully optimized for its floating-point unit, and since ...
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Debian's ReportBug equivalent on Fedora/Gnome?

When I was using Debian, there was a tool called "ReportBug" - or something like that. Ironically, the tool itself was probably the buggiest program I have ever used. I was never, ever actually able ...
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Command for yum to install all packages without dependency

Is there any way for yum to install only that packages, that doesn't have any dependencies? I'm trying to install all python2 libraries. The code: su -c 'yum install python-\*' And I've get (ignore ...
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How to tell yum that a package is installed when it thinks it isn't?

I accidentally deleted all my RPM data (I removed /var/lib/rpm/* instead of /var/lib/rpm/__*), and then ran rpm --rebuilddb. Now when I try to run yum update I get: Could not parse metalink ...
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Is it possible to login as root user in LXDE desktop environment?

Is it possible to configure certain settings to allow me to login as root user into the GUI on a Fedora 17 with an LXDE desktop? I know I can do it using KDE, but KDE is not an option for this ...
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dual booting centos5.5 and fedora

I already have centos5.5 on my system whose hard disk is ~500GB. I have tried to dual boot with fedora 16. while installing fedora 16 I have created a ~250GB and ~4GB partitions for "/" and swap. The ...
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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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Change xscreensaver lock option command

How could I change the lock option for the xscreensaver from the command line? Been looking around and couldn't find anything about it. xscreensaver-command -lock will lock it right away, which is ...
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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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How to build a cross-distro binary RPM package?

I'm trying to build a cross-distro binary RPM package that works under Fedora and openSUSE. I'm using a Require: tag to set the dependencies package names. The problem is that the package names are ...
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VPN on Fedora Linux?

I'm looking to install and setup a VPN on my Linux installation which is Fedora 14. At the moment the only one I know of is OpenVPN but I'm wondering if this the best option for Fedora or if Fedora ...
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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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Are the boost headers separately packaged under Fedora?

The boost C++ library consists of several components. Some components do include shared libraries, other don't. Under a Fedora 14 system I've looked a bit around with yum search boost and rpm -qR and ...
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How to install Fedora from an ISO on a USB?

I have a Fedora 14 x86_64 iso image and I want to install it using a USB stick. How do I get this stick to boot up, and use the image to start the installation? I'm running Debian.
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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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Getting capabilities of my CD/DVD drive when wodim --devices doesn't work

I used to be able to run either commands successfully on my Fedora 14 Thinkpad T410 laptop: $ wodim --scanbus $ wodim --devices However since upgrading to Fedora 19 this no longer seems to work and ...
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How can I check whether I have installed non-free software?

I'm thinking of a program which would scan packages and report some statistics about them - and report all packages that contain non-free software. It would of course have to include kernel modules, ...
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My Google Chrome profile can't open correctly

When I open Google Chrome (Stable version), I see the following dialog box: Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and ...
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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 Upgrade Fedora 17 to 18 Remotely via SSH

I followed this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading_Fedora_using_yum#Fedora_17_-.3E_Fedora_18 guide to upgrade my Fedora 17 to 18. All was fine until I issued su -c 'yum --releasever=18 ...
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How to build a custom kernel on Fedora?

I want to test an (upstream) custom kernel on Fedora. The plan so far is: use a recent fedora config as starting point, e.g. /boot/config-3.6.6-1.fc17.x86_64 lookup build dependencies lookup right ...
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How to change Grub 2 default permanently?

Fedora now uses Grub 2. Whenever it does a kernel upgrade, it loses my default boot option (Windows). How can I fix this? I resent Grub 2 over this, because the old Grub respected my choices.
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Unable to login in fedora 16

I am new in Linux environment. I install the fedora 16 but I skipped to create at least one user account during installation. Now I am unable to log in to the Fedora graphical environment. How can I ...
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Trouble migrating from Yum to apt-get

I recently migrated from using Fedora to Debian. And I'm having some issues with the package manager. I used to be able to search for packages via yum using : yum search ...
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Why isn't my application receiving broadcast packets?

I have written a Qt application that listens for UDP broadcast packets on the network interface p2p1. I have installed the application in Fedora 17 i386 in a VirtualBox VM. For some reason, the ...
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How can I configure Fedora to support scrolling with my ThinkPad TrackPoint?

On Ubuntu (and Windows), I'm able to scroll by using the trackpoint and the middle button. How can I configure Fedora 16 to allow me to scroll with that? In Ubuntu, it just worked out of the box - I ...
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Fedora 16 Yakuake keybinding failure ( retracts but will not dropdown )

On fedora 16 I've installed yakuake, and when I hit F12 ( default keybind ) the terminal retracts, but on hitting F12 again it won't deploy down. Does anyone have a thought as to why F12 isn't being ...
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Setting nice and ionice for rsync via xinetd

I am attempting to set nice and ionice for rsync via xinetd. I am running Fedora 16. The reason I would like to use these values is to reduce the rsync process to an idle state so other processes run ...
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Xrandr not saving setting

Hello xrandr at install doesnt detect my tv to be 1920x1080@60hz, so I have to add the setting manually and when I do that with xrandr it works this is the commands I used xrandr --addmode HDMI-0 ...
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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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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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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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Fedora repository release cycle?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to Fedora but can't seem to understand how the repository release cycle is. In ubuntu it seemed very OS centered where a new version of a package/program was ...
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Wubi For Fedora?

Ubuntu has the ability to install within Windows via Wubi. Is the same thing possible with Fedora?
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Qemu & AIX 6.1 - what am i missing?

I have a Fedora 14 i386 / T7100 C2D HP notebook. I need to run e.g.: AIX 6.1 on it for testing purposes. I installed a VirtualBox on this Fedora machine. I installed a guest os in the VirtualBox. ...
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How come I don't have package updates in Fedora?

I last updated my Fedora 14 install weeks ago, so I expected a slew of new packages waiting for me, but after I run yum update, I instead get: ... Setting up Update Process No Packages marked for ...