I apologize ahead of time for the offtopic nature of this thread, and
if desired, I will cease any continuation. Threads over on
fedora-extras-list have brought my attention to the e-dissappearance
of one "Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams".
This guy has helped me out many times over of #fedora, and was always
online, despite me changing time zone twice - to the point where I
asked if he was a bot. He seemed to have also had a large load in
package maintaince. Fedora being partly about the community, I have to
ask: does anyone know what happened to this guy? His online presence
seems to have simply ceased as of May-2006. I searched Gmail for
emails from him, the last was in May. His blog
(http://www.ivazquez.net) seems also to have gone quiet as of May.
Just felt that the guy has helped me enough to at least care if he
suddenly died or something.
To be updated...
Just to inform Itanium users that kernel-2.6.19-1.2877.fc7 is unbootable on
my hp workstation zx6000. VolGroup00 can't be found (I've used the default
partitionning scheme during the installation). No problem with previous
Evolution is fairly much broken in FC5, and there's little movement even
on the 'this mail crashes Evolution' bugs, let alone the "Evolution is
totally unusable with IMAP" bugs.
What are we going to do about it? One option might be to move it to
Extras in the hope that someone will actually start to look after it
there. Or perhaps just drop it entirely? Any better ideas? Volunteers?
There's an "organizational" diagram on wikipedia that seems a little
fishy to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_Project . I'm not up
to speed on the finer details of Fedora Project organizational chart,
but I believe that diagram is a little... random, especially seeing as
apparently the ultimate goal of everything Fedora Project does is RHEL
Maybe someone from the project who is familiar with the orgranization
cares enough to update the page?
With the change from traditional /dev/hd* type device nodes to /dev/sd*
type nodes, I see that the highest partition number that can be used is
15. Will this change so that higher numbers will be available? I do
have a system that has a drive with almost 30 small partitions used in a
research effort and the number of partitions has not been an issue thru fc6.
(my reply-to address is "munged" to defeat spambots)
Is rawhide status sort of broken due to kernel, dev stuff (hdx to sdx)
or whatever? Or is that part fixed and even installable or whatever
Hvaen't tried it in a week or longer, and ended up having to reinstall
FC6+updates to get back a usable system.
"Sex is like air, it's not important unless your not getting any!"
Shortly before FC6 was released we backed down to an older version of
cdrecord because of conflicts between the GPL and the CDDL licenses.
Debian also at that point forked cdrecord into cdrkit and other
alternatives like libburn exist as well. There seemed at that point to
be a concensus that we should stick to cdrecord for FC6 and talk about
replacing it for FC7 since we were already far long into the FC6 cycle.
Don't change horses in the middle of a stream and all that.
So what is the plan here are we going to stick with an old version of
cdrecord or will we be looking for alternatives?
- David Nielsen
"Ridicule s the only weapon that can be used against unintelligible
propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them.”
Fedora 6 has a very minimal support for packet writing. I was able to
use it, but I had to run pktsetup and mount manually.
Debian has an init script that runs pktsetup for each cd rw driver.
The list of cd rw drivers is read from a config file.
It should be easy to port this script, but I think that we can do
better. I am planning to write an udev rule to run pktsetup every time
check-cdrom.sh detects a cd-rw or a dvd-rw. Do you think that it would
be a good thing to do?
> I just upgraded my main system from fc5 to fc6. I have an nvidia BFG
> something or other, with one vga and one dvi port. I was connected to
> two monitors, one big CRT via VGA and one small LCD via VGA. One of
> the VGAs via an adapter to the DVI port.
> So I clearly have an fc6 system, an nvidia card, and an LCD with only a
> VGA interface. Thus my reply.
> I'm actually in flux, and am giving away the CRT. I had been in fc5
> with the nvidia drivers and using RandR for multihead, which I got to
> work after some pains. Now, I am just using the LCD-VGA, and haven't
> yet installed the nvidia driver (using nv). I did notice, that my CRT
> which is still connected displays text garbage. And I think I did have
> to manually add a monitor section to my xorg.conf.
> Anyway, if there is a specific question or experiment you would like me
> to try, let me know.
could you try to connect your LCD using the VGA port without the adapter?
This is what I am not being able to accomplish. It is like the modelines
Thank you for the reply.