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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. Currently, I am the Fedora Project Leader.


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comment Unable to log in after Fedora 21 OS upgrade
Another clarification: when you say "terminal login screen", do you mean a text console, or the GDM login screen? Do you have a rescue-mode GRUB entry, and have you tried it?
Mar
27
comment Fedora - Integrated microphone not working
Did the microphone show up there at all?
Mar
26
comment Create own launch command in Fedora
@sczdavos Yes, see my answer there, too.
Mar
26
comment Create own launch command in Fedora
@don_crissti I tracked it down and answered there.
Mar
26
comment Fedora - Integrated microphone not working
Are you using Fedora Workstation? Just to be sure, did you try the "Sound" config panel (in the Input tab) before you tried more complicated measures?
Mar
26
comment does curl -Ls 'http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=r2jYDZaw' mean it will not output anything?
@RickAstley What are you trying to accomplish here? That's not a thing which really makes sense to sort.
Mar
26
comment does curl -Ls 'http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=r2jYDZaw' mean it will not output anything?
I just have to note that I'm incredibly surprised by what happened when I went to that URL. Not what I expected at all!
Mar
26
comment does curl -Ls 'http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=r2jYDZaw' mean it will not output anything?
@RickAstley But curl is not ls, even if the sequence Ls appears in the curl options.
Mar
19
comment Implementing TLS 1.2 when I SSH into a box as a measure against POODLE
@hack This is off topic, but: was it a Fedora-related site where you got rude responses? If so, please let me know — that's not how we want to treat people.
Mar
3
comment No diskspace on AWS Image?
@blackcud Yes, sounds like it.
Mar
3
comment Where to find the RPM file of GIMP for installation?
Unlike with Windows, it is typical for software packages to come from the distribution you are using, rather than directly from the software's authors. So, this will depend on what distribution you are using. Fedora? openSUSE? Mandriva? Something else?
Feb
15
comment What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm?
@FaheemMitha Citation for Fedora, at least: fedoraproject.org/wiki/Staying_close_to_upstream_projects
Feb
13
comment spamassassin adding blank lines when wrapping long headers: how to make it stop?
@wurtel The lines actually are like that. (If they weren't, then there wouldn't be a problem in the mail client.)
Feb
12
comment Intel HD 4400 external display with linux
On mine, it shows up in the bios. You might have disabled optimus/nvidia. I did on mine initially until I discovered this exact issue. (There are some experimental hacks to get Optimus working, but easiest is to just use the Nvidia card. Should work with Nouveau, unless you need serious 3D)
Feb
12
comment Intel HD 4400 external display with linux
Is this one of the Thinkpad models with "optimus" dual Nvidia and Intel graphics? I discovered that with mine, the Intel just isn't connected to the external ports; you must use the Nvidia card.
Feb
4
comment Does LVM impact performance?
You certainly can change how work is done. For example, I can give you directions to a location via GPS coordinates, or by streetnames, or by local landmarks. Different ways, but you still have to walk the same path. The time it takes to look at a paper map vs. following your phone's instructions may differ slightly, but ultimately it's negligible compared to the walking time.
Jan
26
comment dd writes to CF with delay
Can I watch the progress of a sync operation? might be helpful — you can see a bit more of what's going on behind the scenes, and watch as it transfers.
Jan
8
comment Get files from SFTP server and manipulate in memory
Possibly it wasn't in RHEL 6.0 and released in an update? I can check, but the right answer here is probably you should update your system in any case. :)
Jan
8
comment Get files from SFTP server and manipulate in memory
@PackedUp What CentOS version? Just checked RHEL7 and Scientific Linux 6.5 (what I happened to have at hand) and both support it.
Jan
8
comment Get files from SFTP server and manipulate in memory
@PackedUp What version and from what distribution? Or, build yourself, and make sure to link against libssh2.