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Questions tagged [fedora]

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

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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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How can I make a script in /etc/init.d start at boot?

I think I read something a while back about this, but I can't remember how it's done. Essentially, I have a service in /etc/init.d which I'd like to start automatically at boot time. I remember it ...
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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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Fedora 23 — Can I safely delete files in /var/cache/PackageKit/metadata/updates/packages?

I noticed that the folder referenced in the subject line is taking up 1.5 GB. Can I run the below to clear it without causing permanent damage to my system? rm -rf /var/cache/PackageKit/metadata/...
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Can I remove files in /var/log/journal and /var/cache/abrt-di/usr?

I use Fedora and these directories contains a large amount of files, I wonder whether I can delete them? The system is running low on space.
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Who's consuming my inotify resources?

After a recent upgrade to Fedora 15, I'm finding that a number of tools are failing with errors along the lines of: tail: inotify resources exhausted tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to ...
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List all RPM packages installed from repo “X”

How can I get a list of all of the RPM packages that have been installed on my system from a particular repo (e.g., "epel")?
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How can I remove Orphan Packages in Fedora?

I just switched from Ubuntu to Fedora14. In Ubuntu we had the apt-get autoremove thing to remove orphan/unused packages. What is the counterpart in Fedora?
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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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What is Fedora's equivalent of 'apt-get purge'?

In Debian, there's at least two ways to delete a package: apt-get remove pkgname apt-get purge pkgname The first preserves system-wide config files (i.e. those found in "/etc"), while the second ...
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Equivalent of update-grub for RHEL/Fedora/CentOS systems?

In Ubuntu (and I guess in Debian too) there is a system script named update-grub which automatically executes grub-mkconfig -o with the correct path for the grub configuration file. Is there any ...
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How to permanently change hostname in Fedora 21

I've heard that changing the hostname in new versions of fedora is done with the hostnamectl command. In addition, I recently (and successfully) changed my hostname on Arch Linux with this method. ...
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How to test whether a Linux binary was compiled as position independent code?

I recently learned that (at least on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux), executable programs that are compiled as Position Independent Executables (PIE) receive stronger address space randomization (...
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Why doesn't my systemd user unit start at boot?

I'm trying to create a systemd user unit and have it start when the system boots. The service does start manually, however it does not start at boot. From searching the Internet I learned that in ...
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What is the `[` program that resides in my system's /bin?

I was recently browsing my Fedora's /bin folder and noticed a binary named [. I did try to search the internet for more information on that, but I couldn't find anything useful. Running it through ...
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yum installs kernel-devel different from my kernel version

I am attempting to install the VMWare player in Fedora 19. I am running into the problem that multiple users have had where VMware player cannot find the kernel headers. I have installed the kernel-...
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What do the characters y/d/N mean?

When I am updating my system, the machine tells me the size of the packages to download and asks me: is this ok: [y/d/N]? I know the meaning of y (yes) and N (no), but don't know what d stands for. ...
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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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Read/Write to a Serial Port Without Root?

I'm writing an application to read/write to/from a serial port in Fedora14, and it works great when I run it as root. But when I run it as a normal user I'm unable to obtain the privileges required to ...
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XFS vs Ext4 vs Others - which file system is stable, reliable, for long run such as 24/7 case [closed]

XFS and Ext4 file system which one is really stable and reliable for long run with heavy disk write and read? the system will be used in a place where 24/7 is in service, and every second there is ...
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Transaction check error in installing vim?

I recently updated my fedora to 20 and wanted to install vim.but running sudo yum install vim returned this error: Transaction check error: file /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz from install of vim-...
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Pairing Bose QC 35 over Bluetooth on Fedora

I am running Fedora 24 with Gnome Shell. I try to pair my new Bose QuietComfort 35 over Bluetooth. I started using the Gnome interface. Unfortunately, the connection seems not to hold. It appears as ...
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service vs. systemctl scripts — which to use

In Fedora we have 'systemctl' and 'service' scripts. It seems that service internally calls systemctl. So what is the correct/right way on Fedora to start or stop services -- via systemctl or service ...
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Is there is a PPA-service equivalent in the Fedora world?

For Ubuntu there is this convenient PPA service available where you can get your own package repository. You can put there source packages which are under an open source license, e.g. development ...
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How can I change the default “ens33” network device to old “eth0” on Fedora 19?

I've just installed a Fedora 19 on VMware workstation 9. The default network device is "ens33" instead of "eth0" on RHEL. The reason I have to use "eth0" is that the license component of one of our ...
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Can I force dnf to install an old version of a package?

I want to install an older version of package <x>, and when I use dnf it only shows the current version of the package <x>. Is there any way to install an older versions using dnf ?
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Flash plugin up to date but Firefox keeps telling me that I have the old version

According to my browser (Firefox 34.0) the installed version of the Shockwave Flash plugin appears to be 11.2.202.424. This version is considered to be insecure: https://helpx.adobe.com/security/...
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Where does Chrome gets its list of certificate authorities from?

On Fedora, I'm talking about the list displayed when you go to settings > manage certificates > authorities tab. I've read that it should be in the NSS shared DB, but this command returns an empty ...
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Docker says “no space left on device” but, system has plenty of space?

I'm trying to run a docker image that works on other systems (and you can even pull it from dockerhub, if you'd like: it's dougbtv/asterisk) however, on my general workstation, it's complaining about ...
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Why a long delay after command not found?

Often when I mistype a command such as ls (e.g. I hit ENTER before I type 's') there is a long (~2s) delay after the terminal displays: bash: l: command not found... I can understand the reasons for ...
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Wallpaper stretching over multiple monitors on Fedora 19 (Gnome 3)

I'm running Fedora 19 (GNOME Shell 3.8.4). I have a dual monitor setup (two 1440 x 900), and I want to be able to stretch my wallpaper over the two monitors, like I was used to when using Ubuntu 12.04....
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finding systemd unit 'owning' a running daemon process

To debug a JACK/Pulseaudio issue, I want to understand when and why the pulseaudio daemon is started by systemd (on Fedora). Using: $ ps -o'pid,ppid,args' `pgrep pulse` I see that the pulseaudio ...
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Is there a way to install and remove packages in a single yum command?

Is there a way to add and remove packages at the same time with a single yum command? For example, installing postfix and removing sendmail without running two separate commands/transactions.
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“TeamViewer not ready. Please check your connection” error in Fedora 25

I am having this weird issue where I can't make TeamViewer to work meaning I am getting this error (check image below) and therefore I can't connect to any remote PC: TeamViewer not ready. Please ...
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Is it possible to change the kernel in a UNIX/Linux system?

I wanted to know if it is possible to change kernels, for example, replacing Fedora's Linux kernel to that of FreeBSD's. Now, there already existed the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Is it possible for me to ...
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Reinstalling packages with missing/corrupt files

Following an unclean shutdown and a colourful fsck, a whole bunch of files have gone missing. The output of 'rpm -Va' is several hundred lines long (mostly missing files but also some checksum and ...
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Avoid very fast double clicks

I have a mouse with a weird problem. The left button sometimes fires a double click even if I click just one time. I would like to know if there's a way to avoid fast double clicks, ignoring clicks ...
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How to open Fedora without a user password?

How do I open Fedora 19 without a user password? My user name is mz2, and I want to login without a password.
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What to do with a circular dependency between two packages in Fedora?

I am new to Fedora and recently installed Fedora 26 OS. I am trying to connect to wifi using that. I followed the youtube video Broadcom installation and tried to install the Broadcom drivers. I have ...
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How to add a repository on Fedora?

With one repository I did it like this (as root): # cd /etc/yum.repos # wget https://some.repo.example.org/foo/bar/Fedora_14/foo_bar.repo # grep enabled foo_bar.repo enabled=1 Is this the ...
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How to set DNS resolver in Fedora using network-manager?

I want to try out Google public DNS. For this I need to change the nameserver address. I know it's in the file /etc/resolv.conf, but whenever I start network-manager, it overwrites the values in that ...
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Why aren't the Fedora GPG keys signed?

Fedora uses GPG-keys for signing RPM packages and ISO checksum files. They list the keys in use (including fingerprints) on a web page. The web page is delivered via https. For example the checksum ...
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Is there a way to virtually split my monitor (for maximizing windows)

My question is essentially if I can fake the behaviour one gets using usual window managers on linux if one has a dual head setup. That is, if I maximize a window it maximizes only on one part of the ...
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Change default port for PulseAudio (line out, not headphones)

When I boot, PulseAudio defaults to sending output to Headphones. I'd like it to default to sending output to Line Out. How do I do that? I can manually change where the output is current sent as ...
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How to fully install Latex in fedora?

What is the equivalent to sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Fedora system? I read it is yum install texlive-scheme-full. Am I correct?
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Default applications (GNOME 3)

I'm trying to associate a custom application to a file type in GNOME 3 (FC15). In GNOME 2 one could go in the "Open with" pane of the file properties dialog and add a custom command there. The custom ...
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Fedora 17 : hotkey for terminal

Each time, if I want to use terminal, I press super key, typing terminal in search box, and enter to select terminal icon. How can I have hotkey to open terminal. (I'm not say hotkey : control + alt +...
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Set custom locales in Gnome3 (on Fedora 20)

I've created my own custom locales and placed them in /etc/locale.conf which successfully takes effect if I log in on a virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F2). In my Gnome3 session those variables are not set, ...
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CD disk not detected by Fedora on my Laptop

I rarely use cd's on my laptop, but I recall having the same problem a few months ago. When I put a cd in my DVD drive nothing happens. It kicked in last time without me doing anything but I don't ...
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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 ...