My new laptop has the i915 video chipset, which doesn't work with the Fedora-
included Intel driver, so I tried to install the latest driver. When I
couldn't get a result from that I forwarded the log file to Intel and asked
for help - incidentally, I'm impressed. I asked yesterday early evening and
when I logged in this morning I had a reply.
The bug report how-to linked below is to file a bug to freedesktop.org - and
frankly looks scarey in the amount of digging it seems to require. However,
in view of the answer below, I wonder if it's more appropriate anyway to file
a Fedora bug? And what does he mean by the 'kernel config file'?
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Subject: RE: [Ilg] Installing xf86-video-intel-2.10
Date: Friday 16 April 2010, 02:30:56
From: "Jin, Gordon" <gordon.jin(a)intel.com>
To: AnneWilson <anne(a)lydgate.org>, "ilg(a)linux.intel.com" <ilg(a)linux.intel.com>
AnneWilson wrote on Friday, April 16, 2010 1:21 AM:
> I have compiled the driver for use with Fedora 12, as my new i5
> laptop is currently only displaying with the vesa driver. I'm not
> very experienced in building, so asked advice at this point. As
> advised, in xorg.conf I created a section 'Files' then added
> ModulePath "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
> ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
> and changed the driver to "intel". Booting to runlevel 1 I renamed
> xorg.conf and moved this new one into xorg.conf. Unfortunately, on
> rebooting I got a black screen with blinking cursor. It looks as
> though everything else was fine judging by the shutdown messages,
> just xorg nor starting.
> Looking at the log file (attached) I think I nearly had it right but
> there is some sort of problem with Screen - can you please advise me?
The log says:
(EE) intel(0): No kernel modesetting driver detected.
It indicates the kernel doesn't support the this new hardware. But I think
Fedora 12 kernel should have supported it. Please file a file according to
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/how_to_report_bug.html. Remember attach dmesg
output. Better attach kernel config file.
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I apologize if this has already been covered. If it has, I haven't
My issue is that I rebooted my Fedora 12 system recently. Nepomuk
started up just like it is supposed to. Unfortunately, the Nepomuk status
window said that something like 6,000 to 7,000 files had been indexed. I
checked my music collection, and sure enough, the mp3's that I checked were
not showing metadata in the expected location in Dolphin. So, it looks
like for some reason, Nepomuk started re-indexing my files.
That was the bad part. This is a kind of odd part: before I had over
25,000 files indexed, and the size of my Nepomuk Store was 3.2 GiB. So, I
rebooted, Nepomuk started re-indexing my files, BUT the Store size was
still 3.2 GiB. So I "assume" that my database had not been destroyed, but
Nepomuk just started re-indexing my files for some reason... Also, like I
said earlier, the metadata that had been displayed in Dolphin before I
rebooted was gone after I booted back up. But, my Store size was still the
Anyway, has anyone else had this issue? I will attempt to look for bug
reports to attach my comments to. If I don't find any, please let me know
the exact component to file this particular issue under.
Steven P. Ulrick
On Wed, 2010-04-14 at 10:47 +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 14.04.2010, 10:25 +0200 schrieb Jaroslav Reznik:
> > Hi Matthias.
> > We were discussing polkit agent reorganization @ our kde sig meeting -
> > cwickert joined us too .
> > Could you clarify autostart of the agent? I agree it should be task for
> > desktop as it's now core component and I don't see need for users to change
> > this configuration.
> I do. Xfce for example has no agent ATM, so users should be free to
> choose ether polkit-gnome or lxpolkit. This could be easily done it we
> allowed installing them individually. The choice which one is started
> could be easily done graphically in the session properties.
> If I understood Matthias correctly he wants the desktop to autostart the
> agent and have it hardcoded somewhere. IMHO this is a step in the wrong
> direction as it takes the user the freedom to decide what he wants to
Sorry for the late response, I was away from mail for a few days.
So, I don't think I said 'hardcoded'. I don't care how hard or soft you
code it. The point is that it should be the responsibility of the
desktop environment to ensure that a polkit agent is available, not the
responsibility of individual apps or of polkit itself.
For GNOME, I'll simply move the polkit-gnome-authentication-agent
autostart file from polkit-gnome to gnome-session. (gdm already ships
its own autostart file for the login session).
> > But other question is - what about desktops without own
> > polkit or even standalone wms? Another point is autostart desktop file - if the
> > agent is going to be started by autostart desktop file, this autostart belongs
> > to agent and should be distributed together in the agent package.
No. Again, the responsibility for starting the agent lies with the
desktop, not with polkit. I frankly don't care if you 'build your own
desktop'. In that case, your favourite polkit agent is just one more
thing to throw in your .Xclients file.
some initial experimental vlc/phonon-backend-vlc (snapshot) packages are
available in f12/f13 unstable repos.
I've also got srpm copies of these at
for you hackers out there.
Next task is to work on splitting vlc into fedora'able and
patent-encumbered/rpmfusion parts. I'll be trying to catch kwizart over
the weekend to try to coordinate efforts and get things into official
Is this because I am using F11 still? Because it feels like my KDE
desktop is falling apart.
Krunner has gotten very slow (relative to its previous performance two
udpates ago). And annoyingly it loads open window entries before app
So it is now quicker to go the Favourites menu and click on kwrite
than to Alt+F2, type kwrite and launch a new instance... and that's
when it works.
Othertime it seems to be blocking on something, which is weird since
it definitely loads the results asynchronously.
Just while writing this email, I stuck krunner by doing the follow:
=20 * 4
=20 x 4
And when it is stuck, it obscures the potion of the screen it's over
till seconds or minutes later it catches up.
When I attempt to enable the automatic time setting, it will let me get as
far as setting the NTP server I want to use, but then it comes up and gives
me an error that it can't contact the NTP server. Any suggestions? I *am*
behind a DSL router, and if need be, I can put an exception in the firewall
to allow NTP, but I shouldn't need to as I think it allows anything
*outbound* and restricts *inbound* connections.
I switched to qtcurve from oxygen a week ago. At first, I was
somewhat dismayed that I would have to give up oxygen for a
theme that simply does not completely clone the clean oxygen
look in order to get the gtk applications to harmoniously fall
After a week of fine tuning and accustomizing myself...
QtCurve is really a very nice piece of work!!!