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In your case the main problem is that you're using Fedora 16 which is no longer supported. That means you can't install new software as the main mirrors have been purged of Fedora 16 packages. Check the Fedora Release Schedule. You should have upgraded years ago. Fedora is evolving quite rapidly and by design releases have short life cycles and are not ...


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Fedora running GNOME uses simple heuristics to work out if an update is a OS/System update or an application update. If the package has a .desktop file (which are normally used to populate the DE's menus) it is considered an user application and can be updated without a reboot. Without this file, it is considered a OS or System update and a 'Update and ...


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It a feature from Fedora 18 and above, called OfflineSystemUpdates. This makes updating of system components more reliable by doing it in an minimal, controlled environment. The "Offline" means OS updates we mean package installations and updates that are run with the system booted into a special system update mode, in order to avoid problems related to ...


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You can specify the mode on the command line with xrandr. Use a resolution that divides evenly into your laptop's native resolution so that it will still look crisp. Something like 1600x900 should be a good fit for you. Unfortunately this resolution isn't available by default based on the output of xrandr. Therefore you need to manually add it. First ...


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You've accidentally removed NetworkManager during the uninstall of GNOME Desktop. Reinstall it with: sudo yum install NetworkManager and restart the Network Manager service: sudo systemctl start NetworkManager.service Check that you are connected with: nmcli d which will hopefully show something similar to: DEVICE TYPE STATE ...


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Ethernet cards might have (supposedly) unique MAC addresses, but what about virtual interfaces like aliases (e.g. eth0:0), bridges or VPNs? They need an ID too, so an UUID would be a good fit. By the way, since the question is about NetworkManager and NetworkManager deals with connections, there are scenarios where you can have multiple connections for a ...


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I've never tried with these specific RAID technologies but it's been my experience that it's best to operate at the filesystem level when attempting to migrate data from one physical implementation of RAID to another. What do I mean by this? I mean that I would get another set of disks and move my content from the 1st RAID to a intermediate location (some ...


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The Linux version of the Adobe Reader has reached EOL. You can still download it however via these links. The details of all this are discussed in this IF!10 post titled: Install Adobe Reader on Fedora 20/19, CentOS/RHEL 7/6.5/5.10. http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm ...


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Specific actions that need to happen when a RPM package is installed or removed are included within the RPM package itself in pre-install, post-install, pre-uninstall and post-uninstall sections. For every installed RPM package you can query the RPM database for the exact scripts that are included with the rpm command: rpm -q --scripts ...


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After analyzing the scripts in Fedora, I realize that the configuration file path is read from the symlink /etc/grub2.conf. The correct grub2-mkconfig line is thus: grub2-mkconfig -o "$(readlink /etc/grub2.conf)"


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You can tell plymouth to show the messages as text like so: $ plymouth-set-default-theme text $ /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd References RHEL6 - disable the tiered-progress bar during boot How do I change my boot theme?


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There are some projects that you should investigate and that may meet your needs AppScale, source (Python, Java, PHP, Go) Cape Dwarf, source (Java only currently) There are a lot of options to deploy yourself and it's likely the virtual machine option is the most easy to get started. Since the source is there you should be relatively free to compile or ...


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The nVidia howto from RPM Fusion says: GeForce 2 through GeForce 4 Supported up to Fedora 14 - EOL, no more nvidia updates yum install akmod-nvidia-96xx "kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)" yum update -y "What's a legacy driver?" from the nVidia website says: The 96.43.xx driver supports the following set of GPUs: Note: Support for the ...


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As mentioned by @Warwick -- A clean install is the only sane option at this point. Rebuilding the fstab in particular would be challenging since Fedora uses UUID's for mappings. Time to backup any data, then re-install.


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In newer versions of Gnome, you don't need to manually edit anything now. Right-click on the file you want to open, select Properties, go to the Open With tab, and select the default application you want to use...then click "Set as default".



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