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Fedora is a Linux distribution with a fast release cycle, maintained by a community and sponsored by Red Hat.

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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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How to force 'yum search' to use local metadata/cache?

A lot of times when I run yum search, it tends first to download the metadata from a repository. How do I force it to only search the local cache? I prefer quick results to accurate data in this case, ...
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How do font managers work in Fedora?

I am looking to do some font management on my Fedora system. I have installed both Font Manager and Fontmatrix. My goal was to be able to have more fonts installed than I wanted displayed, and to be ...
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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 ...
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How to access network without NetworkManager?

If I don't have NetworkManager installed on Debian, I edit "/etc/network/interfaces" and then run ifup eth0. I see that things are different in Fedora 14 (the directory and the command aren't ...
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Fedora 14 Xen virtual machine does not detect network

I'm trying to create a para-virt Fedora 14 Xen vm on a host running CentOS 5.5. The VM appears to initially install correctly (the installer finds eth0 and can access the installation media). But when ...
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How to install Flash player plugin on Fedora?

Anyone have a recommended way to get and install Flash effectively on Fedora?
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Loading 3rd-Party Drivers before Fedora 14 Installation

My server is equipped with a megaraid controller that cannot be identified by most linux installer. I have to load it's driver before installation can proceed. I know how to do it with CentOS that ...
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Fedora yum update error

When I run yum update, I receive the following error: [root@chandru chandru.math]# yum update Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves Setting up Update Process Resolving ...
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Why is plymouth-log-viewer starting up?

I've been using Fedora 14 for about a month on my primary system (converted from Win2K). My secondary system was converted to Fedora 12 from Win2K, and was updated sequentially to Fedora 14 (using ...
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What is Fedora's equivalent of deborphan?

An installed library that has no installed packages depending on it is referred to as orphaned. One of the tools used to determine which libraries are orphaned on a Debian system is named deborphan. ...
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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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Which Fedora package does a specific file belong to?

In the Debian family of OSes, dpkg --search /bin/ls gives: coreutils: /bin/ls That is, the file /bin/ls belongs to the Debian package named coreutils. (see this post if you are interested in a ...
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Mirror for Fedora core 4 still available?

I'm trying to rebuild ELDK 4.0, which uses Fedora Core 4 as its base. Can anyone direct me to a mirror that still hosts the files?
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My Fedora 13 crashes several times a day

Reported bugs through bugzilla, anything else I can do? I'm actually a bit disappointed as a friend of mine is a network admin and he told me they have a linux server that has not been rebooted for a ...
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Activating WiFi in Fedora

I am using a Fedora 13 OS and i see that in the network connections the WiFi thing has been disabled. Generally when there is a WiFi connection around it would show in the Wireless networks option, ...
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How to make Fedora user a sudoer?

I want to give a Fedora user sudo privileges. How do I do that?
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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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Microphone always picks up sound and routes it to speakers

I've started running into a kind of strange problem on my laptop, and Google hasn't proved to be very helpful so far. Essentially, at seemingly random times, my microphone will start sending output ...
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Disk space on Fedora 12

I'm using Fedora 12 on my laptop. I have 10GB disk space and 2GB of them are free. After 2-3 days uptime the space ends and I must reboot. After rebooting I get 2GB free space back. How can I prevent ...
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Unable to detect wireless networks in Fedora

I've been using Fedora 13 for around six months, but only with a wired connection in my room. I took my laptop to a college library that has Wifi, but when I turn my system on it doesn't detect any ...
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How to generate grub.conf from scratch in Fedora 14?

It seems that I hit following bug in Fedora 14 - I deselected installing grub into the MBR while using the graphical installer, because I want to use an existing grub instance. Now, I want to look up ...
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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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Does the Fedora installer not include default URLs for installation mirrors?

I installed Fedora 14 using a slightly non-standard method, i.e. loading the install media vmlinuz/initrd.img files via an existing grub2 instance. (I fetched them from a mirror). The installer works ...
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messed up bottom panel - Fedora 14 KDE

I just started using Fedora 14 KDE (installed it yesterday). I'm coming from Windows, and the bottom "panel" was very convenient in its similarity to the Windows taskbar. Unfortunately, I clicked an ...
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Why are updates pushed to Fedora's updates-testing repos initially invisible?

I follow various bugs on Red Hat Bugzilla, and I just received a notification from the Fedora Update System that a new package was available for testing that supposedly fixes a bug I was interested in....
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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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Are RPMs valid across platforms?

I'm a little confused about RPM's in Red Hat and/or Fedora (and/or other distros?). I can certainly accept that 64-bit RPM's are needed for 64-bit OS'es and 32-bit for 32-bit OS'es but... If I have ...
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SELinux denied access

I keep receiving this message from SELinux in a bug report. I am running Fedora 13 and I am learning as I go. What might be causing this? Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/semodule access to ...
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difference between Fedora's, openSUSE's, and Mandriva's initscripts?

I'm trying to figure out how the init system works for these distributions, but they seem to use different layouts... How do each of them work?
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Linux distro installation on 64 bit processor

I am trying to install Ubuntu/Fedora 64 bit versions on my machine and they shout back saying my CPU does not support x86_64 bit architecture and forces me to use i686 versions. I am currently ...
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How should I deal with Fedora's short life cycle?

I have been using Fedora as my primary distribution since very long. One thing that "bothers" me is its relatively short life cycle. I install its latest release, restore my backup, customize the ...
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How to install xfontsel on Fedora 13? Any alternative?

I need xfontsel to select right font for xterm. But its not installed. I tried yum but it returned Warning: No matches found for: xfontsel No Matches found I googled for xfontsel source code ...
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How can I shutdown after unmounting a USB device from the command line?

Previously, I asked this question about how to suspend Linux after a set amount of time. I would like to ask a similar question. Supposing I have a USB device attached to my system (OS = Fedora 13), ...
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List installed, top-level packages in Fedora

I used to use yum to list all installed packages: yum list installed Now I need to list top level packages only i.e. if a package is a dependency of another, it should not be shown. GNOME's Add/...
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Fedora GUI package installer takes very long (>15min) to start [closed]

I tried to use Linux GUI for Fedora but I did not find it intuitive than that of windows. Whenever I tried installing any software using rpm file by double clicking file, many times it stuck and ...
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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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Audio recording does not work — how to diagnose?

I used KRec to record some audio, but when I played it back I got nothing. What are the things I need to do to figure out where the problem is? My computer is a Dell OptiPlex DX620, Intel Pentium 4 3....
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GUI for adding Fedora software source

Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have ...
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Fedora vs. Ubuntu installation

I am using Fedora 13, and it was my friend who did the installation for me. I have used Ubuntu also and I found it more easy to install than fedora. Ubuntu uses a WUBI installer (if I am correct) and ...
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Fedora auto suspend

I am using Fedora 13 and for shutting down and rebooting automatically, we have the following commands: # shutdown -h/-r now Similarly, if I want to make my system go into suspend mode after ...
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Vlc Media Problem in Fedora!

I am using Fedora 13 and my VLC media player is showing this problem for the past one week. How do i rectify this error. Summary: SELinux is preventing /usr/bin/vlc from loading /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/...
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Neworking getting Disabled

I am using Fedora 13 and its working great. The only problem which I am facing is that the networking gets automatically disabled if I put my system on the "SUSPEND" mode for > 30mins. I am unable to ...
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What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?

What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?
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libX11.so.6 Not found

I tried to make && make install package, but I get an error: libX11.so.6 not found Where can I get this library?
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How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard?

I would like to associate the Start menu with the Windows key on the keyboard?
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Which shell should I use - tcsh vs bash? [closed]

I have been using tcsh for a long time now. But whenever I am searching for something, I often find that the methods specified are bash specific. Even the syntax for the shell scripts is different for ...
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How do I prevent gnome to mount my usb device when I'm using KDE?

in KDE, when I plug a USB storage device, I see a nautilus window automatically open, and I'm obliged to use nautilus if I want to umount it properly Dolphin gives the following error: org....
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autologin console as root on fedora

Can someone help to autologin in console text mode as root in fedora, usually I can do using script like this : /sbin/autologin.sh: #!/bin/bash 0</dev/$1 1>/dev/$1 2>&1 cat /etc/issue ...
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How to integrate sound with desktop events?

On Windows, the Sounds & Multimedia control panel allows the connection of sound snippets to various operating system events, like window movements, process start/stop, and start-up/shutdown. I ...