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Friday, June 29, 2012

FC17 32bit install fails with dracut dropping to debug shell [SOLUTION]

Error message is

dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue

dracut Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedorax2017x20i386 does not exist

dracut Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist

this is from an ISO downloaded from the Fedora Project site and it is 32 bit DVD install NOT the Live CD.

solution: change boot line options

Original line is

vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora\x2017\x20i386 quiet

change it to

vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=LIVE:/dev/sr0 quiet

and it should work err well it works for me.

Cron not displaying jobs

Hi everyone! I'm running fedora 15, cron is running and I'm trying to execute a simple date command in a crontab that should run every minute but unfortunately it doesn't.

This is the output from /var/log/cron:

Jun 27 22:33:01 sonda /USR/SBIN/CROND[2834]: (sonda) CMD (date)

checking the user email i got this:

From sonda@sonda.localdomain Wed Jun 27 22:33:02 2012

Return-Path: <sonda@sonda.localdomain>

Received: from sonda.localdomain (localhost.localdomain [])

by sonda.localdomain (8.14.5/8.14.5) with ESMTP id q5RLX2Mi002837

for <sonda@sonda.localdomain>; Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:33:02 +0100

Received: (from sonda@localhost)

by sonda.localdomain (8.14.5/8.14.5/Submit) id q5RLX2Cc002835;

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:33:02 +0100

Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:33:02 +0100

Message-Id: <201206272133.q5RLX2Cc002835@sonda.localdomain>

From: sonda@sonda.localdomain (Cron Daemon)

To: sonda@sonda.localdomain

Subject: Cron <sonda@sonda> date

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Auto-Submitted: auto-generated

X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>

X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/home/sonda>

X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>

X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=sonda>

X-Cron-Env: <USER=sonda>

Wed Jun 27 22:33:01 BST 2012

Now the question is: why cron displays the date in a mail and not using a terminal???

Grub doesn't seem to get installed

Installing Fedora 17 on a multiboot machine that already has CentOS, Debian & openSUSE installed and working correctly. Boot loader is written to /dev/sda7 which is on an extended partition, this seems to write ok with no error messages.

Problem is when I reboot there is no sign of Fedora, just the openSUSE boot menu allowing booting between the other three.

Any suggestions

w510 color calibration


i would like to use the color calibration that i used to use with Huey Pro on windows for my thinkpad W510. Can you help me?

Big thx!!


Least troublesome video card - ?

It used to be that nVIDIA was "king", but even Linus "flipped them off" & given the track record on HERE it appears he had good reason. So, given all this, what IS the least troublesome of the bunch?

--- note that I didn't ask "best" as they all have issues, I know...--- :dis:



Of course, I wouldn't, but some might say that it's a bit like that old joke ...

Q. What do you call a bus full of lawyers plunging over a cliff?

A. A good start!

Gunmen ram van into Microsoft's Greek headquarters.

How to guarantee Server boot up 100% ALWAYS

I have installed to one of my customer a Firewall based on Linux fedora core 8.

The firewall server is running fine. At this day, the server have been working for 9 Days.

In the file: /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit I add this lines:

/sbin/fsck -y

/sbin/fsck -y

/sbin/fsck -y

/sbin/fsck -u

/sbin/fsck -y

(5 times)

Using this config i believe i will always get Boot up in a 99.99%. (NEVER BOOT FAILS)

The hard disk is a Solid State disk. But this is NOT the point.

The point is that I don't want the firewall NEVER, NEVER fail on boot. But i know -->(ONLY Will FAIL if physical damage of the Solid state disk).

So, what you think? My 5 lines will do that?

What you think?

Note:* Do not recommend me have RAID's or other disk.

(I'm trying to avoid that)

F17 - Flash, no full screen


I just installed F17 on a Dell Inspiron 14z with an Intel HD 3000 graphics. Unfortunately. it seems flash videos won't go full screen. Any suggestion?


Bioshock crashes upon launch

Sometimes I will get a tiny "Bioshock" splash screen, then nothing.

If I reboot my Linux and try opening it again. It disables one of my monitors, increases the size of my screen and then nothing...


Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x0000004c in 32-bit code (0x10e94780).

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I'm running Fedora 17 - 64 Bit

"Oh no! Something has gone wrong" after update to FC17

Three days ago, I upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. At that time, I had problems with the "Oh, no! ..." dialog appearing when I logged in. In response to this question, I installed gnome-shell-extension-noripple and the problem went away.

Today, I upgraded to Fedora 17 and the problem has reappeared. I installed the gnome shell extension again, but the problem remains. As before, I can find no log or trace to help me figure out what has gone wrong.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Shutdown always reboots

Shutdown always reboots. I've tried commandline shutdown, poweroff, going down to runlevel 1, killing off processes...

I read about a bug that involves whatever process shows the logo in booting up, shutting down but that was solved. It doesn't look like others are having this problem.

I'm running dual-boot with Windows 7 and that shuts down fine. Here's what I have:

LXDE desktop (couldn't stand Gnome 3)

Kernel: 3.4.3-1.fc17.x86_64

Intel BOXDH77DF Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Thanks for any help.

Best OS for setting up a File Server


I am writing a case study on setting up a file server for a fake company. By the way I am very new to networking. Anyways, I was doing some research for the best OS for this type of job. I have started out between Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I'm not sure at this point what I would need in terms of hardware or what OS would offer better software for running a file server that is supposed to support about 7 offices spread out across the U.S. Although this is the beginning so I thought I would start with software choice first. I'm also not sure if one is better than the other in terms of server support or security. or if it doesn't matter because they are all Linux based. Is the user experience really what separates these choices? Or is there a clear choice for what I am trying to accomplish? I hope I'm making myself clear. Any insight would be great, even it it's just a sentence or two. Thanks ahead of time.

Note: Yes, it is a homework question. Sorry for not having stated that from the beginning. However, I'd like to be clear that although this information is helpful, I am only looking for general information and not a free report. Though, it will help me decide which direction I want to approach this setup from in case anyone wanted to know.

Extensions to gnome 3

I put off upgrading Fedora 14 on my primary machine while I fiddled with gnome 3 under Fedora 15 on another machine.

Finally, I had to bite the bullet so I upgraded to Fedora 17 on my primary machine and I am running raw gnome 3. I know how to use it, but i am not enitrely happy. I see from a google serach that there are various extensions avaialble which might make it more usuable.

What I miss the most from the old gnome is the capability to put files on my "Desktop". Under gnome3, Desktop is just another diretory, and while i can access it with the file manager, using it is not terribly intuitive.

Can anyone recommend extensions to gnome 3 which i might find useful and which won't lead me up a garden path I don't want to get stuck in?

Guide to restore F17 Gnome to classic?

I was using F14 before this and completely forgot what I did back then to get Gnome in classic mode with a trashcan and all. Can anyone help and/or direct me to a guide to put Gnome 3 back in a classic state? I already ripped out gnome-shell and set my system settings to 'forced fallback mode' but I'm still missing a trashcan and can't put anything on the desktop. This is driving me crazy! Thanks!

PBS/Torque New Installation

I just installed PBS/Torque (default pbs_sched) onto a head node and four compute nodes. As far as I can tell I have everything correct. When I pbsnodes I get all my compute nodes coming back as "state=free". The problem is that when i set server_priv/nodes only the first hostname on the list performs its jobs and sends them back to the server. If i just reorder the hostnames in the list then again the new 1st hostname is the only one that runs its jobs, after restarting the pbs_server.

Only the first hostname runs its jobs and sends back its .eo files with a "C" state in qstat. When I add enough jobs to run on the other hosts/compute nodes they show "R" and just stay there for a few minutes and then disappear. If i log into that computer and check /var/spool/torque/spool I can see the OU/ER files associated with the jobs that were run on this computer. Doing a tracejobs gives

06/28/2012 08:14:19 M scan_for_terminated: job 19.HEADNODE task 1 terminated, sid=12337

06/28/2012 08:14:19 M job was terminated

06/28/2012 08:14:19 M obit sent to server

06/28/2012 08:14:19 M server rejected job obit - 15001

06/28/2012 08:14:19 M removed job script

I don't know what to do!! Please help.

How to restart system when booted into Fed 17

Fedorea 17 Newbie here:

I'm currenttly using my terminal to reboot my system. I'm running a MacBook Pro with a Quad boot of MacOSX, Fedora 17, Windows 7, and Liniux Mint 13. So when I'm in Fedora I'm looking at my user menue in the right hand corner of the sreen menu and all I see is


Lockscreen, switch user, logout, and suspend.

As I type I'm updatng my system so I'm guessing logout just logs me out of the user system but I'm still booted into Fedora. From Fedora , besides using my term, how do I reboot ?

Thanks for any help,


Connecting to Steam account forever


I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this problem but I really need some help. :D

I'm trying to install Steam on Fedora 17 (64-bit; GNOME).

I first installed WINE and then installed Steam. I inserted my log-in info and then it starts connecting to Steam Account [User-name]. Forever. Perpetually. OR it just disappears. Forever. Perpetually.

I've tried to fix this, really: :(

- Used Winetricks (did everything that's in this page_forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=169544);

- Used Play on Linux (which installed some fonts and deleted some dll files that (supposedly) could compromise Steam);

- Installed Tahoma font and TransGaming ActiveX Control (did everything that's in this page_fedorasolved.org/gaming-solutions/installing-steam-using-wine/);

- Did everything that's in this page (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...on&iId=19444);

- Disabled SElinux;

- Renamed ClientRegistry.blob to ClientRegistryOld.blob;

- Deleted ClientRegistry.blob

- Made sure I hadn't any of the programs that could interfere with steam (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...28-SFLZ-9289);

- Renamed another file (I'm sorry, I can't remember what file, but someone recommended that one of the forums);

- Deleted that file;

- Re-installed Fedora ("clean" install) various times trying to combine those steps in different ways;

- Reconfigured my router;

- Restarted the computer various times;

- Logged off, restarted, powered off the computer (in this order, without interruptions); :dis:

I can open Steam on Windows (this computer) and on OS X (computer of a friend).

My computer's info:

● 3 GB of memory;

● Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz × 2;

● Graphics: Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset;

● HD: 314,4 GB.

I just want to play Portal 2! :) (and uninstall Windows.) :D

Thank you.

F17 need help installing spins on pre-existing spin

This is my first post and I am finally at my whit's end. I have searched google and here and can't find a set of instructions on how to do this and I know I'm missing something simple. I currently have the Fedora 17 game spin installed on my laptop and am trying to add the design and scientific spin to it. Can anyone give a noob a step by step way to install these spins onto my current install. I don't have a problem burning the spins onto a DVD if that's the easiest way to install them and I don't have a fear of the terminal. My apologies if this was answered somewhere else, I just can't find it.

[SOLVED] Latest Chrome 20 doesn't start.

google-chrome-stable was updated to 20.0.1132.43 and it simply doesn't start.

It's not a corrupt package because I downgraded to the previous version (19.xxx), it worked fine again, then I deleted the package in cache and today I upgraded it again with a fresh download.

If I run gdb, it gives:


$ gdb google-chrome

GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora (

Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.

There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"

and "show warranty" for details.

This GDB was configured as "i686-redhat-linux-gnu".

For bug reporting instructions, please see:


"/usr/bin/google-chrome": not in executable format: File format not recognized

(gdb) run

Starting program:

No executable file specified.

Use the "file" or "exec-file" command.

(the emphasis is mine)

google-chrome is a script that eventually calls the binary chrome and if I try to run the latter directly it gives:


$ /opt/google/chrome/chrome

/opt/google/chrome/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libbz2.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

/opt/google/chrome/libbz2.so.1.0 is there as a link to (/usr)/lib/libbz2.so.1

Anybody else having this issue?

edit- ok here it is: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/is...wner%20Summary

mp3 support IDJC

How can i add mp3 suppor to idjc ?:blink:

fedora 16, nvidia gt 555m

hi I was followingthis guide "F16,F15 & F14 Nvidia driver guides http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=204752"and now i cant get gnome 3 to load it constantly enters fallback mode and this is my output for

rpm -qa *\nvidia\* *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf




















nvidia 12353316 0

i2c_c.ore 33895 7 nvidia,videodev,i2c_i801,i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i 2c_algo_bit

cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

I am also reciving this error when the computer is booting up

Failed to read event value too large

failed to start LSB: builds and install new kmod from akmod pakages

see systemctl status akmonds.service for details

I am fairly new to linux and would appreciate the help

What Does This 'SE Linux Alert' Mean?

It always comes up with these messages stating something along the lines of:


Source Process: /usr/bin/pkcon

Attempted this Access: Execute

Of This File: /usr/bin/pkcon

Is there anyone who can help? Thanks.

grub-install F17


It seems that 'grub-install' has changed from F16 to F17, especially for x86_64. Does anyone know what has changed and possibly why?

I have been using Clonezilla to backup and restore and now the restore is acting up. The support people say that it seems that 'grub-install' has changed somehow.

Any help would be appreciated.

I just have to say WOW!

I have been using Linux off and on since 2001. Hell Im staring at a Redhat 7 box on my shelf here in my computer room. Took a break from Linux awhile back but I felt the itch and just installed Fedora. Oh my GOD has things changed!!!! For the better!!!! I cant believe Fedora detected all my devices including my Logitech G15 keyboard allowing me to control audio volume. Thats insane!!!! Back in the day I wouldnt even dreamed of trying to get something like that to work. And the icing on the cake IP printing across my network to my HP All In One Wireless Printer. No fing way!!!!!

I just wanted to drop a line a job well done. I installed this today originally to kill time to see what I need to work on to get things moderately working, well hell I felt like I just installed Windows not really things went smoother lol

Take care and keep up the great job signing out,


Debian 64bit or RPM ?

As a Fedora Newbie I'm trying to download an application package from a site that gives me Linux download options of : Linux RPM or Linuix Debian. Which is right for Fedora 17?

Thanks you,