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Jan
18
comment Fedora 17 Freezes on Boot
@user30371: the bug indicates that it was fixed in F18. Either the fix is incomplete (or incorrect), or you have a new problem. Please reopen that bug if the circumstances are exactly the same, or else file a new one. Thank you!
Jan
18
comment When were the first graphical app installers created for Linux distributions
Many packages (particularly commercial software for Linux, like Matlab) had custom graphical installers in the mid/late-1990s. That's similar to the same situation in the Microsoft world. GUI package installers are a different thing.
Jan
18
comment Fedora 18 - Start sshd on boot
chkconfig should be forwarded to systemctl and just work. What do you mean by "only starting when a user is logged in"?
Jan
16
comment Cannot Recognize ISO in Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow) in VMWare View Player
I'm guessing that the kernel used in FC1 didn't have support for whatever CDROM device VMware is emulating. (When you say "it sees the drive", you mean that VMware sees it, not the guest OS, right?) Does VMware offer alternate emulations for the CD device? (Maybe a SCSI cdrom drive?) Failing that, try a network install.
Jan
16
comment Is it better to upgrade Fedora 17 or install new Fedora 18?
@SaeedZarinfam: if you have packages from rpmfusion installed, removing the repo will probably make things worse, not better. However, you may find the upgrade goes most smoothly if you yum remove all of the rpmfusion packages before upgrade, and put them back afterwards. (Probably not necessary, but will reduce the chance of hitting an oddity.)
Jan
9
comment How do I know if a partition is ext2, ext3, or ext4?
@Warren: in a sense, all ext2 filesystems are also ext4 filesystems, yes. (But of course, not in the sense most people mean.)
Jan
9
comment How do I know if a partition is ext2, ext3, or ext4?
@Warren: That's because it is an ext4 filesystem in that case. Just one with not many features.
Jan
6
reviewed Reject No such file or directory /etc/init.d/functions
Dec
21
comment How to install caffeine on fedora16?
This probably won't work, since Fedora uses Gnome Shell by default and Ubuntu has its own desktop environment — presumably this is written for that.
Dec
10
revised Is there a practical use for the GNU factor command?
added 40 characters in body; edited title
Nov
30
awarded  Good Question
Nov
30
revised How can I get full Unicode font coverage for Gentoo Linux?
added 24 characters in body; edited title
Nov
20
comment Optimal way to setup user account / accesses?
This is basically right, but should note that sudo can be configured to not prompt for a password for specific (or even all) commands.
Nov
15
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
13
answered yum is asking the kernel version which is already there
Nov
12
comment Allow incoming connections from Google Translate only
It's not actually that expensive, and it sounds like your plan is basically to misuse and take advantage of their web service.
Nov
12
comment Allow incoming connections from Google Translate only
You should use developers.google.com/translate instead.
Nov
1
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
answered Can I configure my laptop's touchpad to only do scrolling?
Oct
22
comment Can I configure my laptop's touchpad to only do scrolling?
@derobert: that didn't work, but put me on the right track.