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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

F17 Beta RC4 Available


As per the Fedora 17 schedule [1], Fedora 17 Beta Release Candidate 4

(RC4) is now available for testing. Content information, including

changes, can be found at https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/5141 .

Please see the following pages for download links (including delta ISOs)

and testing instructions. Normally dl.fedoraproject.org should provide

the fastest download, but download-ib01.fedoraproject.org is available

as a mirror (with an approximately 1 hour lag) in case of trouble. To

use it, just replace "dl" with "download-ib01" in the download URL.







Ideally, all Alpha and Beta priority test cases for Installation [2],

Base [3], and Desktop [4] should pass in order to meet the Beta Release

Criteria [5]. Help is available on #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net [6],

or on the test list [7].

Create Fedora 17 Beta release candidate (RC) - live and traditional


F17 Beta Blocker tracker bug:


F17 Beta Nice-To-Have tracker bug:


[1] http://rbergero.fedorapeople.org/sch...ity-tasks.html

[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:In...dation_testing

[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Ba...dation_testing

[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:De...dation_testing

[5] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedor...lease_Criteria

[6] irc://irc.freenode.net/fedora-qa

[7] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/test

F17 Beta RC4 DvD's & F17 Beta RC4 LiveCD's

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RC4 LiveCD's are Bigger.. DvD's arent though

NTFS permissions for other users

I have secondary SATA drive in my machine with NTFS on it (from use with Windows Vista). I have had this mounted with FUSE with no issues. But now I'm moving my MySQL data dir onto so I need another user to have read/write to it, but no mounts options I've tried as root have changed anything on the permissions which don't allow non-owners to read/write anything.

The permissions in the mount are:

drwx------ 1 ic ic for directories, -rw------- for files.

The entry in /proc/mounts shows:

/dev/sdc1/ /mnt/big fuseblk rw,relatime,user_id=0,grou_id=0,default_permission s,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0

I've tried the -o umask=0 and 0222 options but it always mounts exactly the same.

I'm using Fedora 16 with the latest updates as of 10 April.

Any suggestions are welcome.

- James

Problems Installing Windows 7 in Fedora 16

Hello everyone, I have a story and I want to thank you all in advance for all of the help I'm sure you'll provide.

I'm 17, and I've been building a budget gaming pc for several months now, saving money from each paycheck I've gotten and buying components one at a time. Today the last component of my build arrived: Windows 7 64-bit OEM. I was overjoyed, and went to install it immediately. I had installed Fedora 16 a few weeks earlier with no problems, and assumed that instead of installing Windows 7 from Fedora (which I did not think had a proper installer) I decided to attempt to install the disc from my BIOS. Here is where the problems started.

Once in my BIOS I selected the "manage boot options" button and attempted to boot from my Windows 7 disc. Everything seemed to be working fine until, upon selecting my 500GB WD Caviar Blue HDD, the Windows installer said that it could not install to the HDD because the partition was in GPT format and needed to be in NTFS format. "No problem," I said to myself, and finding that I could not edit my disc drive partition options while the disc was in use I booted into Fedora 16 from a usb stick where I could edit my options without interference. From here I erased everything on my hard drive and changed the 500gigs of space to NTFS format.

Surprisingly, this did not help, and Windows gave me the same error, stating that any of the partitions that I selected were in the wrong format. In fact, no matter how many times I attempted to change the formate of ANY partition the installer always said it was wrong and it was GPT. I assumed it was a BIOS issue or something and decided to attempt an install in Fedora. Once I was in Fedora I loaded the disc and clicked the "setup.exe" file in the disc folder. Fedora opened this in the Archive Manager, which was no help at all, and I figured that I would try Wine. Even after downloading Wine and running the setup file Windows gave me an error saying that I did not have any disc space partitioned for it. Lies. I Once again made a partition and set it to the correct format, same error on install attempt. I searched online for a Fedora installation program and found the Anaconda Fedora installer. The page for it on the Fedora website has all of these nice pictures of fast installs and easy partitioning, all with the Fedora Installer. I searched my computer…It does not appear that I have it and I couldn't find a download anywhere.

This was not the only problem either. Consistently, when Windows gave me the option for a drive to install it on there were 435 gigs of space that it labeled "reserved for manufacturer," and it said I could not install it to this space. I thought this was ridiculous because Fedora had installed fine, and besides, I bought a 500GB HDD, not a 65GB. Anyways, all of this coalesced into the worst day ever, and I spent about 3 hours messing with my settings in an attempt to set up a clean install. Nothing worked. So, frustrated and on the verge of cybertears, I come before you wise linuxforum people to assist me so that I will not have to result to Hari Kari.

Also, I read online somewhere that there were problems with installing Windows to a UEFI based motherboard (which mine is), but why would a company make a BIOS that didn't support Windows? Once again, no sense is made. Any help you all could provide would be lovely; I really just want to know how to get Windows to install. It's killing me. Also, I did search the internets for help and nobody seemed to have this problem (except the UEFI people).



Mobo Model: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3

emacs vs emacs client

can anyone explain the diff between emacs and emacs client?

i tried googling but didn't find much.

which of the two would i want to use as a classic text editor?


PHP.ini zip.so problem with FC16

FC16 64 bit Intel duo 3.3.1-3.fc16.x86_64

Apparently there should be a zip.so provided by php-common except that if a I got to the php modules folder there is no zip.so.

I need this to install moodle 2.0.8+

I have tried fetching the zip.so from a fc16 php-common on rpm.pbone.net and editing php.ini with extension=zip.so

This has worked before but not now. Anyone any idea?

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The php-common in the repo lacks zip.so, I found the httpd error log telling me that I had the wrong version of zip.so which I had added above.

When I found the version matching php-common from repo but including zip.so I could drop the so file in the modules folder and the ini in php.d and then everything worked.

Mouse not responding at Login prompt


I have an install that boots fine but when it gets to the Login Screen the USB attached mouse is not working, A simple removal and reinsertion of the USB cable and all is well. Can anyone tell me how this might happen.

I have tried this on two separate USB mice and same result. Thanks...

dolphin doesn't refresh view (even on F5) ... WTH ?!

steps to reproduce:

1. open a dir in dolphin

2. open it somewhere else (like the terminal or eclipse)

3. make a basic dir content change, like add or rename a file

4. go back to dolphin, the change is not shown even when force refresh with F5

WTH ?!?!?!

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forget it, i just converted to Thunar...

Wi-Fi on Fedora 16 takes too long to connect

Hello all,

I have a broadcom BCM43224 on my laptop and installed the broadcom-wl driver by following this guide:


However, I'm having some trouble with this. It is taking too long to connect to wifi.

From a cold boot, it would take fedora about 10 seconds to find available networks and another 10 seconds to connect to my saved network. Why is this taking too long? On Windows and other linux distros, this happens almost instantely.

Another problem is that I have to specify a DNS server for the connection to work. (this goes for wifi AND wired networks)

I am on a fresh Fedora 16 install and have all the available updates installed.

Does anyone know what is going on?

Thank you.

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The higher thermal conductivity of both materials allows the composite spreader to draw heat away approximately 25 percent faster than commonly-used copper versions.

Hello New member here need help with AMD :)

Hi everyone im a new member to Fedora i have it downloading as we speak

I would like to tell you a little about what i would like fedora to do for me and maybe you can help with a few tips.

I am coming to fedora from ubuntu because i cant stand the way it looks and that ubuntu it is imposible to get my AMD HD 6870 drivers to install.

I love the look of fedora and the color Blue lol

I would need to have my AMD HD 6870 card to work in 3D mode i play World of Warcraft and need to have the 3D support for Wine and world of warcraft

and thats it :)

after i install fedora 16 can you please point me to a place that has instructions on how to install drivers for my ATI/AMD HD 6870

I do not want to go messing around and breaking a clean install would rather have a little help my first time.

Thanks for your time and help

upgrading fedora


Actually I am working remotely via putty ssh.

I need to upgrade from fedora core 10 to core 17.

I used the following commands to upgrade the fedora from core 10 to core 17 but after rebooted, still the uname -r is giving fedora 10 ( So what I am missing to resolve this?

Kindly find the commands that I used it (and actually it went fine and downloaded and it mentioned the upgrade will start after reboot), but maybe because I am remotely working so I do not see what is happening in the booting or maybe I have to do something to select the new kernel? Any help?

# yum -y update

# yum install preupgrade

# preupgrade-cli "Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)"

# reboot



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Sorry, I just need to correct something:

I am trying to upgrade from 10 to 11 or to 12 (I tried both and the same problem as described above) and I used: preupgrade-cli "Fedora 11 (Leonidas)" and I used also: preupgrade-cli "Fedora 12 (Constantine)"

What could be the problem?



Wireless is ON but does not connect

Problem with Wireless Connection in 3.3.3-3 fc16 x86_64

Wireless is ON but there is no connection. :(

Authentication required by wireless network pop up keeps popping up. The password is correct but there is no connection.

When I boot 3.3.0-8 fc16 x86_64 wireless works fine!

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any suggestions of a solution. I'd greatly appreciate.

Fedora 16 partitioning question

I want to install Fedora 16 on my laptop that already has Windows 7 installed. The problem is I can't figure out how to get around the 4 primary partition limit. Windows 7 is already taking up two partitions on it's on....the one for the OS and the 100 MB partition that Windows requires. This leaves me with only 2 partitions I can create and I still need the BIOS boot partition, the /boot partition, and a physical volume so I can set up LVM. How can I do this?

LiveUSB creator reporting error using Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso

i am using liveusb creator 3.11.6. i am already on F16 but i wanna rebuild it for system audit and imaging purposes.

i am trying to use Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso that i got from here.

i verified the checksum positively.

however, the usb creator reported an error saying it is not a valid live CD...

i can't remember how i did it first time around (and because i didn't document the steps is why i'm doing it all over so i can document them and be able to routinely install it on other machines).

do i not have the right live CD, i.e. do i need a different ISO?


16 XFCE much longer time to boot with no network cable

I accidentally unplugged the network cable after finishing installation and it took 30 seconds to 1 minute more time to boot then if the network cable is plugged and into the modem. Same with the connecting automated option checked in the connection and the cable plugged in.

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Apr 10 19:42:52 localhost iscsid: iSCSI daemon with pid=965 started!

Apr 10 19:43:53 localhost systemd[1]: iscsi.service: control process exited, code=exited status=3

Apr 10 19:43:53 localhost systemd[1]: Unit iscsi.service entered failed state.

Apr 10 19:43:55 localhost systemd[1]: Startup finished in 805ms 938us (kernel) + 4s 289ms 563us (initrd) + 1min 14s 400ms 203us (userspace) = 1min 19s 495ms 704us.

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After updates only

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It took me more than half day to figure this out.