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Monday, April 23, 2012

USB mouse not detected

Environment Redora 16 / XFCE

Mouse:Maxell MOWR-101

Notebook: Sony Viao



Selinux is installed (default)



998 /etc/X11\>lsusb

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:18b5 Ricoh Co., Ltd



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When I plug it in or remove it no dmesg changes

Thumb drives are detected

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1003 /etc/X11\>cat xorg.conf

Section "ServerFlags"

Option "AutoAddDevices" "True"

EndSection




Gnome Shell Non-Accelerated Performance

So here I am again, with another thread about gnome shell. I believe that is all I posted about so far in these forums.



Basically I'd just like to ask other people who are running gnome shell on graphics cards that do not have hardware acceleration what type of performance they are experiencing in fedora 17 running gnome-shell?



My Experience

I'm not expecting gnome shell to run any better than where it's currently at. Moving windows around is a little bit laggy, typing is very laggy, it takes whatever key I type about 2 seconds to appear on screen. Mouse scrolling and navigating though folders also takes some time to perform whatever action I've made.



With the lag I mention, I don't believe it's necessarily that. Everything seems to load quickly, just as quick as it does in fallback mode. It just seems more like it's an issue with the fps or something of that sort. It seems like things load as fast as they should, but it takes the -blank- a second to display it? I'm sorry I can't convey this "off lag" to you guys. I just thought I'd mention it in case anybody else somehow knew what I was talking about..because I sure as hell don't :C



My Hardware

intel i865g grahpics card

pentium 4 HT 3.2ghz

2gb ram



I know my computer is old and light years away from being on par with todays standard mid-performance desktops, but you can remind me again if you want :cool:



Just to cover it again, I'm wanting people who aren't normally capable of running gnome shell who are now thanks to this beffy miracle to post their experience along with their computer hardware so I can compare and share.



Thanks




Installing .run program

Hello,

I like to install a .run program for Linux from

http://www.devolo.co.uk/consumer/dla..._utmk=32175550

at the end of this page, but I had to install dpkg.


Code:


[root@gastonv Downloads]# ./software-dlan-cockpit-linux-v3-2.run

Error: this system does not have dpkg, cannot install.

[root@gastonv Downloads]# yum install dpkg

Installed:

  dpkg.i686 0:1.15.5.6-7.fc15


Then I need apt-get, so I installed apt:


Code:


[root@gastonv Downloads]# ./software-dlan-cockpit-linux-v3-2.run

Error: this system does not have apt-get, cannot install.

[root@gastonv Downloads]# yum install apt

Installed:

  apt.i686 0:0.5.15lorg3.95-2.git522.1.fc16                                   

Dependency Installed:

  fedora-package-config-apt.noarch 0:16.00-1


But after that:


Code:


[root@gastonv Downloads]# sh software-dlan-cockpit-linux-v3-2.run

dpkg: kan niet binnen bij het statusgebied van dpkg: Bestand of map bestaat niet

Translated: cannot in the status area off dpkg: File or map does not exist

Reading Package Lists... Done

Building Dependency Tree... Done

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.

[root@gastonv Downloads]# ./software-dlan-cockpit-linux-v3-2.run

dpkg: kan niet binnen bij het statusgebied van dpkg: Bestand of map bestaat niet

Translated: cannot in the status area off dpkg: File or map does not exist

Reading Package Lists... Done

Building Dependency Tree... Done

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.


I see that dpkg does not is a FC16 version.



Please, how can I install software-dlan-cockpit-linux-v3-2.run in FC16?



Many thanks in advance,

Gaston Verhulst




Toshiba satellite c640-x4010 boot problem

hii all. m posting my boot log. kindly please tell me wats wrong der n what to do now. thank you in advance.


Code:


Welcome to [0;34mFedora release 15 (Lovelock)[0m!



Starting Replay Read-Ahead Data...

Starting Collect Read-Ahead Data...

Starting Bootup hack...

Starting Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge...

Started Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge.

Started Lock Directory.

Started Runtime Directory.

Starting Media Directory...

Started Replay Read-Ahead Data.

Started Collect Read-Ahead Data.

Starting Load legacy module configuration...

Starting Remount API VFS...

Started File System Check on Root Device.

Starting Remount Root FS...

Started Set Up Additional Binary Formats.

Starting Setup Virtual Console...

Starting Apply Kernel Variables...

Started Load Kernel Modules.

Starting Apply System Clock UTC Offset...

Starting Stdio Syslog Bridge...

Started Stdio Syslog Bridge.

Started Apply Kernel Variables.

Started Bootup hack.

Started Media Directory.

Started Remount API VFS.

Started Remount Root FS.

Starting Configure read-only root support...

Started Apply System Clock UTC Offset.

Starting udev Kernel Device Manager...

Started Setup Virtual Console.

Started Configure read-only root support.

Started udev Kernel Device Manager.

Starting udev Coldplug all Devices...

Started udev Coldplug all Devices.

Starting udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization...

Started udev Kernel Device Manager.

Started Load legacy module configuration.

Starting /dev/sda3...

Started /dev/sda3.

Started udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization.

Starting Wait for storage scan...

Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen.

Started Wait for storage scan.

Starting Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)...

Started Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.).

Starting Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.)...

Started Initialize storage subsystems (RAID, LVM, etc.).

Started Relabel all filesystems, if necessary.

Started Reconfigure the system on administrator request.

Starting Enable all detected swap partitions...

Started Mark the need to relabel after reboot.

Starting Recreate Volatile Files and Directories...

Starting Load Random Seed...

Starting Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data...

Started Enable all detected swap partitions.

Started Load Random Seed.

Started Tell Plymouth To Write Out Runtime Data.

Started Recreate Volatile Files and Directories.

Starting Console System Startup Logging...

Starting Restore Sound Card State...

Starting Bootup unhack...

Starting Bluetooth Manager...

Starting ACPI Event Daemon...

Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack...

Starting System Logging Service...

Starting ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool...

Starting SYSV: sandbox, xguest and other apps that want to use pam_namespace require this script be run at boot.  This service script does not actually run any service but sets up: /var/tmp, /tmp and home directories to be used by these tools. If you do not use sandbox, xguest or pam_namespace you can turn this service off....

Starting Job spooling tools...

Started Job spooling tools.

Starting Console Mouse manager...

Starting Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon...

Starting irqbalance daemon...

Starting Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART) Daemon...

Started Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART) Daemon.

Starting Network Manager...

Starting System Setup Keyboard...

Started System Setup Keyboard.

Starting D-Bus System Message Bus...

Started Console System Startup Logging.

Started Restore Sound Card State.

Started Bootup unhack.

Started ACPI Event Daemon.

Started SYSV: sandbox, xguest and other apps that want to use pam_namespace require this script be run at boot.  This service script does not actually run any service but sets up: /var/tmp, /tmp and home directories to be used by these tools. If you do not use sandbox, xguest or pam_namespace you can turn this service off..

Started Console Mouse manager.

Started Machine Check Exception Logging Daemon.

Started irqbalance daemon.

Starting LSB: Monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd or progress polling...

Starting LSB: Port reservation utility...

Starting LSB: start and stop ip6tables firewall...

Starting LSB: Create and setup control group filesystem(s)...

Starting LSB: start and stop iptables firewall...

Starting LSB: Starts and stops login iSCSI daemon....

Started D-Bus System Message Bus.

Started LSB: start and stop ip6tables firewall.

Started LSB: Create and setup control group filesystem(s).

Started LSB: start and stop iptables firewall.

Started Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Stack.

Started ABRT Automated Bug Reporting Tool.

Started Bluetooth Manager.

Stopping Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge...

Stopped Syslog Kernel Log Buffer Bridge.

Started System Logging Service.

Started LSB: Port reservation utility.

Started Network Manager.

Starting Command Scheduler...

Started Command Scheduler.

Started LSB: Starts and stops login iSCSI daemon..

Started LSB: Monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snapshots etc. using dmeventd or progress polling.

Starting SYSV: This starts the Linux Auditing System Daemon, which collects security related events in a dedicated audit log. If this daemon is turned off, audit events will be sent to syslog....

Started SYSV: This starts the Linux Auditing System Daemon, which collects security related events in a dedicated audit log. If this daemon is turned off, audit events will be sent to syslog..

Starting SYSV: The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine....

Starting LSB: processor frequency scaling support...

Starting LSB: Starts and stops login and scanning of iSCSI devices....

Started LSB: Starts and stops login and scanning of iSCSI devices..

Started SYSV: The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine..

Starting LSB: Start up the NFS file locking sevice...

Starting LSB: Open-FCoE Initiator...

Starting LSB: Starts the NFSv4 id mapping daemon...

Starting LSB: Start up the OpenSSH server daemon...

Starting LSB: The CUPS scheduler...

Starting LSB: Middleware framework for smart card terminals...

Starting LSB: Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon...

Starting LSB: Starts the RPCSEC GSS client daemon...

Starting LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module...

Starting LSB: Start and stop the MD software RAID monitor...

Starting LSB: Mount and unmount network filesystems....

Started LSB: processor frequency scaling support.

Started LSB: Start up the NFS file locking sevice.

Started LSB: Open-FCoE Initiator.

Started LSB: Starts the NFSv4 id mapping daemon.

Started LSB: Start up the OpenSSH server daemon.

Started LSB: Middleware framework for smart card terminals.

Started LSB: Link Layer Discovery Protocol Agent Daemon.

Started LSB: The CUPS scheduler.

Started LSB: Starts the RPCSEC GSS client daemon.

Started LSB: Start and stop the MD software RAID monitor.

Started LSB: Mount and unmount network filesystems..

Starting Permit User Sessions...

Starting LSB: Daemon to access a smart card using PC/SC...

Started Permit User Sessions.

Started LSB: Daemon to access a smart card using PC/SC.

Started LSB: VirtualBox Linux kernel module.

Starting LSB: VirtualBox balloon control daemon...

Starting LSB: VirtualBox web service API...

Started LSB: VirtualBox balloon control daemon.

Started LSB: VirtualBox web service API.

Starting SYSV: Exim is a Mail Transport Agent, which is the program that moves mail from one machine to another....

Started SYSV: Exim is a Mail Transport Agent, which is the program that moves mail from one machine to another..

Starting LSB: daemon for libvirt virtualization API...

Starting LSB: Installs coredump handler which saves segfault data...

Starting LSB: Watches system log for oops messages, creates ABRT dump directories for each oops...

Starting LSB: tune the speed of ksm...

Starting LSB: start and stop ksm...

Starting /etc/rc.local Compatibility...

Started LSB: Installs coredump handler which saves segfault data.

Started LSB: Watches system log for oops messages, creates ABRT dump directories for each oops.

Started LSB: tune the speed of ksm.

Started LSB: start and stop ksm.

Started LSB: daemon for libvirt virtualization API.

Started /etc/rc.local Compatibility.

Starting Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit...

Starting Display Manager...

Started Display Manager.

Starting LSB: suspend/resume libvirt guests on shutdown/boot...

Started LSB: suspend/resume libvirt guests on shutdown/boot.






Ultimate Edition 3.2

I was looking for something to distract me from the every day drudgery in my computing world so I grabbed a copy of Ultimate Edition 3.2 and installed this OS along side my other OS's. This thing is sweet! Really shiny and flashy. Clean and smooth. Not a lot of configuration needed. Things "just work". If I wanted an OS that required as little manual configuration as possible this might be the one. Anyone else played around with UE 3.2 ??




New Fedora user with a couple of questions/problems

Hello everyone, my name is JC and im new to the forums, as well as Fedora.. well somewhat. Ive used fedora in the past, i believe it was FC6 or 5. anyway ive been running linux for pretty long time, ive had CentOS 6 on my dedicated server for about 3 years now, centos being a RHEL OS, im pretty familiar with Fedora already, but theres still a lot i need to learn. I used to use Debian based distros only because i wasnt comfortable with yum, but i knew apt pretty good. ive just had enough issues running debian so i decided to make my move to redhat, my server has been running for 3 years with no issues so that kind of reassured me that im moving to a solid foundation. well on to the problems..



1st thing i encountered last night was after getting my computer the way i like it, installing a few gnome extensions, installing some software and so on. I installed my ATi drivers only to find out GNOME doesnt like them that much so i removed those and got back to where i was. 2nd thing that has happened, i was curious as to how KDE runs, i love Gnome and gnome 2, gnome3 is a whole new world to me, so i wanted to try out both enviroments to see which i liked better.. i didnt like the KDE that much, and i hate XFCE so i stuck with gnome 3.



i ran this command last night before going to bed ' sudo yum groupremove "KDE Software Compilation" && reboot ' woke up this morning to find about 3/4 of the software i had installed was gone! alone with part of gnome. everything i tried to open would crash gnome, i opened up the package manager and went thru the software list, sure enough gnome wasnt checked off. so i tried to install it, and its telling me a whole bunch of libs are missing and they cant be found.



so basically im pretty stuck right now. i can reinstall i have nothing on here that i care about, but if theres an easier solution to this, im all ears.





my other tiny problem.. i cant get minecraft to run, i have java 7 and after the game loads, the screen is just black not a big problem but if anyone knows how to fix this off hand would be great help..



Thanks!



edit: Im not sure why it didnt post my signature, all my hardware specs are in it..



heres my system for refrence:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

M/B: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5

RAM: 16GB Mushkin DDR3 1866MHz

GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB

SOUND: SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Pro Fatal1ty 7.1Ch

ATI Internal Digital Cable Tuner Card

HDD: 500GB Seagate Momentous XT Hybrid w/4GB SSD (linux drive) | 1TB Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s




Docky Question

How Can I Drag An App From Gnome 3 To Docky. I Want To Put More Apps on The Dock (Cheers!):)



---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:06 PM ----------



Also, My Midori icon Is A Gmail Launcher icon When Im NOT RUNING IT! Help!




Little script for my modem

Hi,

i must do a little script that send AT command at ttyUSB3 on

my iMX53 and control his answers for example:



- Set serial port ttyUSB3 115200 8N1



- if ttyUSB3 not exist print "MODEM NOT CONNECTED":



if ! [ -e /dev/ttyUSB3 ]; then

echo 'MODEM NOT CONNECTED'

exit 0

fi



send AT -> the answer must be OK

else print "ERROR AT number 1" and resend AT and if

response is still different from OK then Print "ERROR AT

number 2" and exit from script.



If response precedent is OK then do the same thing for

'AT!PADSETUP=1,2,82.91.28.127,0,9940,0,1' --> the answer

must be ok and else resend command and etc...



If response precedent is OK then do the same thing for

'AT!PADCONN=1' --> the answer must be ok and else resend

command and etc...



If is ALL OK print "MODEM CONNECT TO SOCKET"



I saw on the network many script but i have problem with use

of stty /dev/ttyUSB3 115200 because i have this error: stty:

/dev/ttyUSB3:

unable to perform all requested operations



I' ve doing a little script but i not have control of his answers:





#! /bin/sh



cat /dev/ttyUSB3 /home/giuseppe/Scrivania/imsi.txt &

sleep 1

# stty ispeed 115200 ospeed 115200 -echo not work!

# echo AT > /dev/ttyUSB3 not work!

chat -V -s '' 'AT+creg?' '' > /dev/ttyUSB3 < /dev/ttyUSB3

sleep 2

chat -V -s '' 'AT' '' > /dev/ttyUSB3 < /dev/ttyUSB3

sleep 2

chat -V -s '' 'AT!PADSETUP=1,2,82.91.28.127,0,9940,0,1' '' >

/dev/

ttyUSB3 < /dev/ttyUSB3

sleep 2

chat -V -s '' 'AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","web.omnitel.it"' '' >

/dev/ttyUSB3

< /dev/ttyUSB3

sleep 2

chat -V -s '' 'AT!PADCONN=1' '' > /dev/ttyUSB3 <

/dev/ttyUSB3

sleep 10

killall cat

exit 0





In short i need controll his answers



I hope that you help me...

THANKS for help!!




Fedora Weekly News Issue 293

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 293. The FWN 293 is a live news stream of the mid April 2012.



The lead news of the week comes from the major announcement, development, the Trade Press and Fedora Marketing, and Security Advisories symmetrically. The starting news is the Changes to the Packaging Guidelines through Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Beta followed by Fedora 17 Beta thread.



One of the breaking news of this month is Fedora 18 Release name voting and Poll for whether to continue naming releases. Meantime, the leading news is the Fedora 17 for Power Alpha by David Aquilina. In this issue, the community can get details of the Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Round 3, Wednesday, April 11, @17:00 Eastern and the declared GOLD for the community (the Fedora 17 Beta is declared GOLD).



Another lead news on Trade Press and Fedora Marketing giants of Fedora is that Fedora Project has announced the release of the first and only beta version of Fedora 17, the final version of which is due for publication on 22 May. An outstanding review has been an eye catching topic titled as the beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle whip by Jason Brokes which sounds harmonious with the news HealthCheck Fedora: Where's the beef?



Security beat, meantime, deals and publishes several security notes at the Security Advisories Beat.



Recent issues of FWN are now being published to Fedora Insight. Insight offers RSS features, multimedia capabilities and more, beyond the mailshot/wiki FWN you have come to know and love. Try it out, and we'd love to hear your feedback!



Fedora Project is the right place for you and you can simply show your interest in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see our 'join' page. We welcome reader feedback: news@lists.fedoraproject.org



FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson, Rashadul Islam




f16 kde desktop dvd doesnt install

I have an emachine model w6409 it is a single core processor 3.0 x86 family 32 bit i think with 64t with 1 gig of ram has an ati 200 radeon express graphic s on board



when trying to install fed 16 kde destop and other spins and ordered from online and ones ive downloaded i get this



first when booting i get to the first screen with the option of testing memory which i tested memory and was good anyway it only gives the choice of using fedora 16 it will not go into the other mode with limited graphic install anyway if i press escape and do command line using the vmlinuz0 option on line 0.256149 acpi: power button the cursor stops and goes no further



I m not sure how to break page there and go back thru other lines to see if there are other issues ???



does anyone know how i can get this solved i like fedora and like usin it




Still having kernel troubles - would like to get resolved

Just tried the 3.3.2x kernel & still having troubles.



Now I'm not sure if this one is locking the machine as the others did, as there IS a bit of drive activity but it DEFINITELY is killing the video (as if the box was shut off) & I can't get at the video at all.




Will Fedora 17 not need infinality to have good fonts?

One thing I've not heard about being improved for Fedora 17, each time I've installed a Fedora lately I had to use the infinality packages to improve the font appearance. Will Fedora 17 have good fonts out of the box or do we still need to add the infinality.repo to yum ?




Trashed video card...

I've successfully trashed another card. I burn one about every two years or so. Must find a better card. The last one was PNY. And the two before that were both Evga.or something like that. Any suggestions?




download a group of softwares

i need to download a group of softwares with yum

how can i do this?




HDMI brightness flickers on Nouveau after FC16 update

I finally upgraded to FC16 a few days ago, and then updated packages a couple of days later. Since then the brightness on the HDMI display flickers between high and low,making it unviewable.
  • GPU is GeForce 8400 GS (G86)

  • Nouveau version is 1:0.0.16-27.20110720gitb806e3f.fc16

  • Kernel is 3.3.1-5.fc16.x86_64

Output to a VGA LCD is fine, both as single output or running along with the HDMI using XRandR. The HDMI display is a Sony Bravia TV which has worked and still works fine in all other respects. To be clear, this problem didn't manifest immediately after the FC16 upgrade, but only after the subsequent package update.



Thanks for any suggestions,

Andrew




BELKIN WLAN USB Stick F6D4050 v1

Hi,



not sure if I'm right here for installation but if not, please copy this post to the right place.



My fedora 16 System has found my USB WLAN Stick like this:



lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 028: ID 050d:935a Belkin Components F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v1000 [Ralink RT2870]



All works fine andI can use it to surf over WLAN my LAN/WLAN as well. BUT!



In the anual of BelkinI found, this:

The Enhanced N150 range is 802.11b and g certified and based on the 802.11n technology. This range will give you 802.11n technology at an even more affordable price.



So I understand that my Stick can use the 802.11n technology which can have a speed up to 150 mbit/sec.



Maybe I have a error in my thoughs but my cabled speed is down:12.123 kbit/s and up: 1.820 kbit/s.

If I use the WLAN Stick for surfing I only get downspeed of: 4.625 kbit/sec and up: 862 kbit/sec.



My Speedport 723V can use 802.11n with up to 300 mbit/sec!!! Why is my Stick not working in 802.11n mode? Or if, how can I test which mode the System is using on my fedora16 machine?



I want to figure out which standard my fc16 driver for BELKIN is used and which standards he can use and which he IS using already, if there is another driver which can use 802.11n for increase speed over WLAN with my BELKIN Stick. Maybe!?? Up to fc15 there was a rpmfusion pakagefor the rt2870 driver, but as I have read from fc16 it is in the kernel as well and no extra installation is needet.



Hope you understand my thoughts, my english isn't very well already.;-P



Best Regards,

Snitch




Seeking Solution(s) Toward Data Recovery

Forum Members,



I can not download to an E drive disk anything from any of your websites, or any FEDORA websites. Either I get a message that the file or volume can not be found, or the volume does not contain a recognized file system. Can it be that ALL of those files and volumes corrupted?



I want to download a LINUX BOOT DISK, PRE-MADE and ready to go, that will also operate on Windows 7 64 bit Op System of a VAIO - VPCEG model - laptop; in order to boot up the data recovery or data backup function, before sending it to Sony Repair Center in Loredo, Texas where it is still under warranty. For privacy concerns all personal data will be erased before the shipment.



I will pay up to $150 for the DVD software, if it is not available for free. Regular data recovery software that was downloaded did not work. Windows data recovery software most likely will not work. A computer instructor advised that I go around the problematic Windows OS using Linux, which took him 6 hours to create. Making one is NOT an option for me.



I have brand new recovery disks, set of 7, from Sony and a flash drive that has the same information which I got from the computer itself. The ASSIST button is worthless. And nothing will boot up the system. F1, F2, F3, F8, F10 work up to a point then revert back to original:



I/O error 0xc00000e9 being caused by unplugging ext. storage device while in use

(that was not the case), or faulty hardware or CD-ROM that is failing.



The last things before the problem was the icons on the desktop moving around on their own and then the power was turned off. That is it. The optical disk appears to be reading data, the extended memory test (F3) succeeded, the boot priority (F2) is correct. However, No way can I get to F11 or the recovery page. I do have access to another computer with internet access.





April 22, 2012 fuzz2012

pfemploy@yahoo.com




New battery completely discharged

I just purchased a new Toshiba Satellite notebook. Through testing F16 Xfce (live cd) and then install, and then updating and playing around with my new system, the battery sat at 0% charge.



At about an hour in, I checked the battery (removed) and checked the charge point. All seemed good (nothing over heating and clean connections).



After one and half hours, the battery started taking a charge. I am relieved and happy at this, but wondering if I am doomed to a battery with a short life (in need of replacement soon). To my understanding, device batteries are supposed to be shipped with a 50% charge (best way to store a battery not in use). Approaching 4 hours and the battery is almost charged.



Is a new battery that is completely discharged OK? Is that the standard to do a full charge from 0% with a new device?




Howto use keyboard shortcut to reboot/shutdown from gnome/cinnamon

For those of you frustrated like me at having to use the mouse/to shutdown, here is an easy keyboard solution method:



Use dconf-editor to go to:



org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power



change button-power to interactive by holding down the left mouse button and dragging down the drop-down menu.




Ok ... but ... why?

By way of confession, and to start the discussion, I'll state right here at the top of it, that so far, F17 has pretty much been a yawn-fest here in Dan's dank lair. Admittedly I've only installed to bare metal on an older 32 biit barton core AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+ coupled to a 20g PATA HDD, with an Nvidia NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] vid-card, stabbed into an MSI MS-7051. Not exactly a barn burner. But .. that's kind of the point. This ain't a high end box. With most folks making do with less these days, I'm betting it's not a unique situation.



The video card being black-listed due to a massively skunked-up nouveau driver problem, means fallback mode is as far as that pony is going to go. The complete lack of available 173xx Nvidia drivers in the RPM-fusion repos pretty much rounds out the eye-candy/special interface magic fail chain. In short ... a substandard experience. Add to that the whole scale orphaning of many of the packages I normally use ...



And ... what's left?



Uhm ... Yeah. That's pretty much the conclusion I came to as well. Not a helluvalotuva reason to upgrade from F16. Or from F14, for that matter.



Which begged the question ... just what is the special magic that beckons in F17? Why upgrade? To quote that old lady in the 1980s Wendy's commercial ... Where's the beef?



I'm willing to be convinced. Really, I am. Just tell me what this release offers us, that's new and special ... besides a corn-dog of a release name, and beta wallpaper that looks suspiciously like a screengrab from an old Windows 3.1 screensaver?



<..:confused:..>




Using GNOME2 on Fedora 16

This projcet is for those who want to use GNOME2 on Fedora 16 (17, 18, ... when possible). For those who are happy with GNOME3, you can safely skip this one.

The home page of GNOME2.F16 is at


Code:


http://formosa.homelinux.com/pub/fedora/gnome2/GNOME2.F16.html



What is GNOME2.F16?



From the name it is clear that this project is for running GNOME2 on Fedora 16. It is a perl script (gnome2.build.pl) that downloads selected GNOME2 src rpm from Fedora 14, compiles and installs on Fedora 16. The end result is a mix of GNOME2 and GNOME3 on Fedora 16, with the UI (metacity, session manger, screen saver, applets, etc.) from GNOME2, and the rest from GNOME3.



There are already other projects (eg. Blue Bubble, MATE, Cinnamon) aiming to bring GNOME2 experience to newer Fedora Linux. However I still need these two items:
  1. a screen saver that can display the photos I have.

  2. build from Fedora-sanctioned source code.

The first one is easy. I am ashamed to tell people that my Fedora box can no longer display my thousands of photos with screen saver, which their Windows box is fully capable of.



My second goal is to build the whole project with existing Fedora source, with minimum injection from me. The GNOME2 will come from Fedora 14. Whatever parts I can use on Fedora 16 is fine. With no binaries release from this project, this reduces the chance of people asking, "Who is this Tim the tool guy? Can I trust his binary release?"



This tool is intended as an interim solution, until some long term solution emerges on Fedora. Specifically, I need a screensaver that are capable of showing photos.



Credit

This project is inspired by
  • the Blue Bubble project (by Nushio et al) and

  • the MATE project (by Perberos et al).

(I was not aware of the Cinnamon project when I started, so I cannot include Cinnamon, yet.)



How to use it?
  1. A Fedora 16 box with minimum installation (no GUI needed; in anaconda, select "minimum" for package selection).

  2. yum install -y perl createrepo

  3. download gnome2.build.pl from the GNOME2.F16 project.

  4. run it as any non-root user with sudo privilege (this takes an hour or two on my VM.)

    perl ./gnome2.build.pl --build-and-install

  5. sudo gnome2-install.sh

  6. sudo reboot

  7. On some machines the GDM login window may not show. The work around is to hit <ESC> key during plymouth graphical boot to use text mode boot. A longer term workaround is to remove "rhgb" from kernel args in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.



The usual pre-caution applies:
  • Do not try this on any box with data that you want to keep.

  • Of course there are bugs as this is an experimental project. However there are not-too-bad workarounds for known bugs.



For those who wishes to download binaries directly, you may use my build (the same gnome2-repo.rpm works for both x86_64 and i386):


Code:


rpm -i http://formosa.homelinux.com/pub/fedora/gnome2/i386/os/gnome2-repo-1.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm

gnome2-install.sh


See GNOME2.F16 home page for known issues and workarounds.

http://formosa.homelinux.com/pub/fed...NOME2.F16.html



Cheers,

Tim Taiwanese Liim




Fedora16 "RAID conf printout:" monopolizing dmesg

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate post. I did some searching and wasnt able to find anything relating to this problem but I don't frequent this forum as often as I should so I might have missed something.



My dmesg logs are swamped with my RAID6 configuration every second. I'd like to think this is a new problem but I don't know for sure. This is a snipped from dmesg:


Code:


[585067.894490] RAID conf printout:

[585067.894494]  --- level:6 rd:12 wd:12

[585067.894497]  disk 0, o:1, dev:sdb3

[585067.894500]  disk 1, o:1, dev:sdc1

[585067.894502]  disk 2, o:1, dev:sdd1

[585067.894504]  disk 3, o:1, dev:sde1

[585067.894506]  disk 4, o:1, dev:sdf1

[585067.894508]  disk 5, o:1, dev:sdg1

[585067.894510]  disk 6, o:1, dev:sdh1

[585067.894513]  disk 7, o:1, dev:md97

[585067.894515]  disk 8, o:1, dev:sdk1

[585067.894517]  disk 9, o:1, dev:md99

[585067.894519]  disk 10, o:1, dev:sdi1

[585067.894521]  disk 11, o:1, dev:sdr1

[585072.886170] RAID conf printout:

[585072.886174]  --- level:6 rd:12 wd:12

[585072.886178]  disk 0, o:1, dev:sdb3

[585072.886180]  disk 1, o:1, dev:sdc1

[585072.886182]  disk 2, o:1, dev:sdd1

[585072.886184]  disk 3, o:1, dev:sde1

[585072.886186]  disk 4, o:1, dev:sdf1

[585072.886188]  disk 5, o:1, dev:sdg1

[585072.886190]  disk 6, o:1, dev:sdh1

[585072.886192]  disk 7, o:1, dev:md97

[585072.886194]  disk 8, o:1, dev:sdk1

[585072.886196]  disk 9, o:1, dev:md99

[585072.886199]  disk 10, o:1, dev:sdi1

[585072.886201]  disk 11, o:1, dev:sdr1

[585073.087332] RAID conf printout:

[585073.087336]  --- level:6 rd:12 wd:12

[585073.087339]  disk 0, o:1, dev:sdb3

[585073.087341]  disk 1, o:1, dev:sdc1

[585073.087344]  disk 2, o:1, dev:sdd1

[585073.087346]  disk 3, o:1, dev:sde1

[585073.087348]  disk 4, o:1, dev:sdf1

[585073.087350]  disk 5, o:1, dev:sdg1

[585073.087352]  disk 6, o:1, dev:sdh1

[585073.087354]  disk 7, o:1, dev:md97

[585073.087356]  disk 8, o:1, dev:sdk1

[585073.087358]  disk 9, o:1, dev:md99

[585073.087360]  disk 10, o:1, dev:sdi1

[585073.087362]  disk 11, o:1, dev:sdr1


My first guess was that maybe /sbin/mdadm --monitor --scan might be responsible, but strace reveales it gets its data by select()ing on /proc/mdstat.



I did some Google'ing and found one Gentoo thread from about a month ago that goes nowhere here:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-917936.html




Code:


[root@desktop ~]# uname -a

Linux desktop.bmicek.com 3.3.1-5.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Apr 10 19:56:52 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@desktop ~]# cat /proc/mdstat

Personalities : [raid0] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4]

md98 : active raid0 sdo1[0] sdm1[1]

      1950326784 blocks super 1.2 512k chunks

     

md99 : active raid0 sdq1[1] sdp1[0]

      1950326784 blocks super 1.2 512k chunks

     

md97 : active raid0 sdl1[1] sdn1[0]

      1950326784 blocks super 1.2 512k chunks

     

md127 : active raid6 md97[7] md99[9] sdf1[4] md98[15](S) sdr1[13] sdb3[0] sde1[3] sdh1[6] sdg1[5] sdi1[12] sdk1[14] sdc1[1] sdd1[2]

      19503247360 blocks super 1.2 level 6, 1024k chunk, algorithm 0 [12/12] [UUUUUUUUUUUU]

     

unused devices: <none>


Does anyone else seem to have this problem?




Using GNOME2 on Fedora 16

This projcet is for those who want to use GNOME2 on Fedora 16 (17, 18, ... when possible). For those who are happy with GNOME3, you can safely skip this one.



What is GNOME2.F16?



From the name it is clear that this project is for running GNOME2 on Fedora 16. It is a perl script (gnome2.build.pl) that downloads selected GNOME2 src rpm from Fedora 14, compiles and installs on Fedora 16. The end result is a mix of GNOME2 and GNOME3 on Fedora 16, with the UI (metacity, session manger, screen saver, applets, etc.) from GNOME2, and the rest from GNOME3.



There are already other projects (eg. Blue Bubble, MATE, Cinnamon) aiming to bring GNOME2 experience to newer Fedora Linux. However I still need these two items:
  1. a screen saver that can display the photos I have.

  2. build from Fedora-sanctioned source code.

The first one is easy. I feel ashamed to tell people that my Fedora box can no longer display my thousands of photos with screen saver, which their Windows box is fully capable of.



My second goal is to build the whole project with existing Fedora source, with minimum injection from me. The GNOME2 will come from Fedora 14. Whatever parts I can use on Fedora 16 is fine. With no binaries release from this project, this reduces the chance of people asking, "Who is this Tim the tool guy? Can I trust his binary release?"



This tool is intended as an interim solution, until some long term solution emerges on Fedora. Specifically, I need a screensaver that are capable of showing photos.



Credit

This project is inspired by
  • the Blue Bubble project (by Nushio et al) and

  • the MATE project (by Perberos et al).

(I was not aware of the Cinnamon project when I started, so I cannot include Cinnamon, yet.)



How to use it?
  1. A Fedora 16 box with minimum installation (no GUI needed; in anaconda, select "minimum" for package selection).

  2. yum install -y perl createrepo

  3. download gnome2.build.pl from the GNOME2.F16 project.

  4. run it as any non-root user with sudo privilege (this takes an hour or two on my VM.)

    perl ./gnome2.build.pl --build-and-install

  5. sudo gnome2-install.sh

  6. sudo reboot

  7. On some machines the GDM login window may not show. The work around is to hit <ESC> key during plymouth graphical boot to use text mode boot. A longer term workaround is to remove "rhgb" from kernel args in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.



The usual pre-caution applies:
  • Do not try this on any box with data that you want to keep.

  • Of course there are bugs as this is an experimental project. However there are not-too-bad workarounds for known bugs.



For those who wishes to download binaries directly, you may use my build (the same gnome2-repo.rpm works for both x86_64 and i386):


Code:


rpm -i http://formosa.homelinux.com/pub/fedora/gnome2/i386/os/gnome2-repo-1.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm

gnome2-install.sh


See GNOME2.F16 home page for known issues and workarounds.


Code:


http://formosa.homelinux.com/pub/fedora/gnome2/GNOME2.F16.html

Cheers,

Tim Taiwanese Liim




how do you make a 'bios boot' partition for Fedora 17

I'm trying to install Fedora 17 beta on my machine with one spinning disk and one SSD using the anaconda partitioning "custom" mode.



This fails with the "you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device" error which they say here means you need to make a "bios boot" partition as the File system type. (this error page is for Fedora 16 but I think this applies to F17 too):



https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Commo...titioning_menu



But Anaconda has no file system type "bios boot" in the menu, so how do you make it? is the only way to run a separate tool like gparted live cd to make the bios boot partition first?



Isn't this a mistake that the anaconda custom mode has no way to make a required partition?




Content Web Filter for Fedora?

I recently switched to Fedora, which has been great besides one thing...



I'm required to have some sort of web filter so my parents know what I'm doing, and Safe Eyes doesn't work. (duh)



I've heard of people setting up a Squid server on a Linux computer and using that to filter everyones computer in the house, but I'm not sure that's nescessary since I'm the only computer in the house not using Windows.



Safe Eyes basically filters content and blocks it if needed, and also records all history so they can review what I've been doing etc. So something closer to that would be awesome.



I'd appreciate your expertise!




Where can I find Gnome 4 rpms, repo?

I would like to try Gnome 4. I have been searching for Gnome test builds but have not found anything so far.




Fedora 16 Sound Problem !

Hi,



I have upgrade Fedora 15 to 16, and after upgrade i have not sound in system. In previous versions i have used




HTML Code:


pci=use_crs

by editing grub.conf

How can I use that now ?

grub.conf now seems like this:




HTML Code:


  GNU nano 2.3.1                                                      File: /boot/grub/grub.conf                                                                                                                 



# grub.conf generated by anaconda

#

# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file

# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that

#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.

#          root (hd0,0)

#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda2

#          initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img

#boot=/dev/sda

timeout=15

splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

hiddenmenu

title Upgrade to Fedora 16 (Verne)

        kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz preupgrade repo=hd::/var/cache/yum/preupgrade ks=hd:UUID=bcc7938d-a59a-42b4-a161-b075af3b5f4d:/upgrade/ks.cfg

        initrd /upgrade/initrd.img

title Other

        rootnoverify (hd1,0)

        chainloader +1


Please help !




Getting Fatal error In fuse module

Hi all,



I am using RHEL5 and my windows 7 on the same machine, and i want to access my win NTFS partions on my RHEL5 so i google and install ntfs-3g packages below is the list of my ntfs-3g installed packages.



# [root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa "ntfs*"

ntfsprogs-2011.4.12-5.el5

ntfs-3g-devel-2011.4.12-5.el5

ntfs-3g-2011.4.12-5.el5



After that i installed fuse module, below is the list



[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa fuse*

fuse-2.7.4-8_12.el5

fuse-devel-2.7.4-8_12.el5

fuse-python-0.2.1-1.el5

fuse-sshfs-2.3-1.el5

fuse-libs-2.7.4-8_12.el5

fuse-encfs-1.4.2-1.el5





Now its seem intallation is went perfect for me and according to the answer which i found after googling



and then i try to load the fuse module and got below error.



[root@localhost ~]# modprobe fuse

FATAL: Module fuse not found.



i try to search the solution for this problem and got lots of answer but nothing is helpfull and also search this same on fedora forum i got some related topics and try but nothing is helpfull for me. so finally i thought to create the thread for this problem, hope some had face the similar problem.



Hope you guys reply me soon



Thanks

Ashish Sood




Sendmail: Need help understanding errors

Seems that sendmail ... can't send mail.




Quote:









Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFD025201: from=glenn, size=12138, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201204230833.q3N8XfFD025201@server.hsd1.ma. comcast.net>, relay=root@localhost

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25475]: NOQUEUE: tcpwrappers (localhost, 127.0.0.1) rejection

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFD025201: to=glennjohnson57@gmail.com, ctladdr=glenn (1000/1000), delay=00:00:04, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=42138, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFD025201: q3N8XfFE025201: DSN: Service unavailable

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFE025201: to=glenn, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=43162, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFE025201: q3N8XfFF025201: return to sender: Service unavailable

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFF025201: to=postmaster, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=44186, relay=[127.0.0.1], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFE025201: Losing ./qfq3N8XfFE025201: savemail panic

Apr 23 04:33:45 server sendmail[25201]: q3N8XfFE025201: SYSERR(root): savemail: cannot save rejected email anywhere




At the same time, the service appears enabled and running.


Quote:









[root@server glenn>$ systemctl status sendmail.service

sendmail.service - Sendmail Mail Transport Agent

Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/sendmail.service; enabled)

Active: active (running) since Fri, 20 Apr 2012 03:44:21 -0400; 3 days ago

Process: 1436 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd $SENDMAIL_OPTS $SENDMAIL_OPTARG (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Process: 1386 ExecStartPre=/etc/mail/make aliases (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Process: 1350 ExecStartPre=/etc/mail/make (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Main PID: 1449 (sendmail)

CGroup: name=systemd:/system/sendmail.service

└ 1449 sendmail: accepting connections




Logs show that this has been going on for a long time with hundreds of the same "panic" errors. I'd like to resolve this issue so that the e-mail gets sent as expected.



The error I highlighted above is the most recent and was the result of the command


PHP Code:







logwatch --mailto glennjohnson57@gmail.com 









however, it is my belief that I should at least be getting root mail on the server if not one of my e-mail addresses.


PHP Code:







[root@server ~>$ mail

No mail 
for root 









Most of the expected mail would be from rkhunter but logwatch mail would be nice too along with any other security related mail.



Does anyone have any thoughts on this?




Millennium Technology Prize nomination for Linus


Quote:









Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux, has been nominated for the Millennium Technology Prize - Europe's most prestigious science and technology award.



The Linux operating system is famous for being open source which means technical details are accessible to all and can be changed and copied.



It is part of the open-ethos of the internet that many think is precious and worth preserving.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17784495



Accompanied by an interview with Linus, well worth listening.