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I'm the Fedora Cloud Architect at Red Hat.

I've been using Linux and Unix professionally since 1995, mostly in Linux-related sysadmin/systems architect jobs supporting academia. I generally know my stuff, but am very happy to learn something new and to be corrected when I'm wrong.

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Jan
2
comment API with no system calls
@Jay For the purposes of that definition, running code doesn't count as "interacting". I think something like getcpu() is what's meant.
Dec
25
comment Use xargs input in eval command
Everything else aside, is this php script actually. Allen from the web? This seems very risky.
Dec
24
revised What is the default root password for mariadb in Arch Linux?
deleted 27 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
23
answered Can Firefox browser plugin/addon do bad things to your files?
Dec
23
revised Can Firefox browser plugin/addon do bad things to your files?
edited title
Dec
23
comment How much swap space should I use?
Could you elaborate a little bit about how the answer might change based on different uses of the system?
Dec
18
comment Fedora installer doesn't see my Windows 7 partitions
It's more than a year after this question was asked... if you're still around, could you try it with the current F20 release?
Dec
2
comment Is there any difference between mode value 0777 and 777
Just to be clear -- the value you pass to the chmod command is always interpreted as octal. Using chmod 888 will give an error.
Nov
22
revised last time file opened
add more on ctime.
Nov
13
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
11
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
4
comment Installation of Fedora 19 does not start / freezes in loop while booting from usb-medium
Do you think you could recreate the messed-up pagetable? If we can do that and recreate reliably (ideally in a VM), we can file a bug and get this fixed.
Nov
2
comment Installation of Fedora 19 does not start / freezes in loop while booting from usb-medium
This isn't quite for the faint of heart, but you might also try the F20 beta. That is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks, but you can live on the edge with release-candidate builds from dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage — at this moment, the latest is 20-Beta-RC2. This will have a newer kernel than the F19 intall image, and that sometimes is needed with newer hardware.
Nov
2
comment Installation of Fedora 19 does not start / freezes in loop while booting from usb-medium
Which model is this -- do you know which graphics card? What happens if you try running the installer in text mode? (Give text at the boot prompt.)
Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
30
comment Adding MySql Workbench to favorites in Fedora 19
@KarthicRaghupathi Yes, I just confirmed. You need to find the icon in the Applications menu (panel? page? whatever it's called), or by searching in the Overview (mouse to the top left corner of the screen or hit the "windows" key). Finding it in a file manager won't do.
Oct
30
comment Local Server not accessible on Linux
If you can access the server by IP address but not by name, it sounds likely that you have a DNS problem.
Oct
30
answered How I can select a partition to install fedora?
Oct
30
revised Log off user using terminal
edited tags
Oct
30
answered Adding MySql Workbench to favorites in Fedora 19