I apologize if this is in the archives, and I missed it.
I updated rpm a while back with:
# yum -y update rpm
I believe it installed a python2.4 package as well. Ever since then, I
have had problems with python and rpm. I get this error when trying to
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 6, in ?
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 23, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 21, in ?
ImportError: No module named rpm
Appreciate the help,
Is it possible to save the firefox bookmarks so that when I do a clean install
of FC4 I can reload them?
I tried to cp the bookmarks.html file back into the /home/rmiles/.mozilla/firefox/0qem39dn.default directory but it did not
restore them from an earlier saving of this file.
It would be nice to be able to reset the bookmarks that I had in FC 3 to the FC 4
Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA. USA
registered linux user 46097
I'm running VNC (pre-installed) with FC3. My client/view is on Windows 2000.
To configure VNC I modified /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
And set a password. Then started the service "service vncserver start"
Starts up fine, and I can connect with my viewer to port 5901.
I'm new to Linux, so I'm confused about what desktop I am seeing. I
know with VNC server on a windows server, you get the display that the
local mouse/keyboard/monitor sees. There's only one desktop.
With FC3, I seem to be getting a new virtual desktop. I guess that
would be useful to run X applications. But is there a way to use VNC
to display the exact same thing that my locally attached
keyboard/mouse/monitor see? So if I change something remotely using
VNC, the local monitor also displays my changes. Just as if I was at
In http://www.python.org/2.4/rpms.html there are RPM packages for FC3,
and a Yum repository provided by python.org (hey! so far FC3 is the only
distro with RPMs provided by python.org itself!)
I'd like to know if anybody have installed these packages, and if they
fit pleasently into FC3. As Fedora uses Python *heavely*, I don't want
to break anything.
So, it's safe to install this, or I'd be better waiting for an official
update? (assuming there are plans for such an update...)
I can't understand the behavior of kudzu in respect to my serial
modem. After initial installation it detects the modem but after that
it is ignored. What I mean is I can remove the modem and kudzu ignores
the change, or I can remove the modem from the kudzu database and
kudzu ignores the change. I can run: kudzu --class MODEM and kudzu
will remove all my hardware from its database except the MOUSE but it
still ignores the modem.
How can I get kudzu to notice that I have changed, removed or added
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Is anyone using USB WiFi devices with Fedora?
I have a Lucent/Orinoco USB Gold Client,
I have been looking at the
"Linux driver for Lucent/Agere ORiNOCO USB devices"
by Øystein Olsen at <http://folk.uio.no/oeysteio/orinoco-usb/>,
and have downloaded the Fedora-3 RPM.
Unfortunately, I find some of the instructions rather confusing.
(1) It says that
"The orinoco-usb driver is for now only available from cvs".
But I can't find an orinoco-usb CVS.
Does this mean the orinoco CVS?
In any case, since there is an orinoco-usb rpm.
I assume there must be a separate CVS for this application.
Is this a misunderstanding?
Or if not, where is the orinoco-usb CVS?
(2) It says in the introudction
"The orinoco-usb driver is for now only available from cvs.
I put together this page to simplify
the building and installation of the driver.
The driver and script to build the driver,
are all available from the RPMS directory."
I don't understand this;
if the driver is only available from cvs
then what is the RPM?
(3) Later on the same page, it says
Thanks to a tip from Martin Visser, the firmware package is no longer
necessary. The firmware is hard-coded into the driver instead. In short if
you use a driver which is newer that April 4th 2005 or if you use
build-source.sh, you can safely ignore all instructions related to the
firmware and hotplug."
But where exactly does one find a driver newer than April 4th 2005?
Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.
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