> >>md5sum -c MD5SUM
> >>I've already indicated this once. After successful MD5SUM check - boot
> >>with 'linux ide=nodma' and then do the MediaCheck.)
I think this comment was from Satish about ide=nodma. Why is that
necessary? I've encountered the mediacheck failures similarly for the
first time ever. If the drive operates normally, why do we need nodma
in order to check only disk2 and disk3 of the CD set?
I'm not intending this as disrespectful to anyone; I'm truly curious
about it. Out of the four install images, all four pass the MD5
checksum test, and two out of four pass the mediacheck. On my CD
writer, cdrecord reports that the buffer was always adequately filled
and burnfree protection was never needed. So assuming the integrity of
the media is OK (seems to be, since cdrecord reports no errors and the
CD is readable), I'd suspect a problem with the original ISO image.
Whether you use DMA or not on your drive doesn't seem to have any
bearing on things....else other I/O would have trouble too.
Am I missing something?
(1) Is it possible to install KDE extragear under Fedora?
If not, will it become possible under FC-4?
(I'm interested in kde-bluetooth.)
(2) Is extragear a separate package to extragear-,
or has the latter replaced the former?
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
I know the proccess has been covered to death in this list, but has anyone
taken the time to write a tutorial explaining how to install the ATI
drivers (the ones for Radeon and up) from the ATI website?
http://www.webpageworkshop.co.uk - FREE Web tutorials and references
I went straight from FC1 to FC3 and something ugly has appeared.
(I mention this because it might have appeared in FC2, but I wouldn't
The ghostscript output UGLY! Big clunky-looking font.
Easy to create example: (using yum startup -- any [ba]sh script will do.)
$ enscript -p out.ps -G -C --color --pretty-print=sh /etc/init.d/yum
$ gv out.ps # or whatever GS viewer you use
The above example you can do a perl script (--pretty-print=perl) or
Part of the problem is easy to notice that because there is COLOR in
out.ps the gv display will have some text "backed-up" over preceding
characters. Not so noticeable for those who don't do a lot of
'enscript' of scripts, is that the font is big and clunky and runs off
the right-hand side of the "page".
I do quite a bit of programming in various scripts and sometimes
C/C++, and I have a need to produce nice program listings.
I have used 'enscript' for years; from RH v7.x through FC1 it produced
exactly what I needed. With FC3, it is just unusable for my purposes.
Note that NO FONT is specified, so I am used to getting the default
which is mono-spaced resulting in output that has all characters lined
up as they should be. (No variable-width character adjustment.
Kerning?) I have tried many variations specifying a font to get back
to what I want. If I specify something which produces variable-width
characters, the output is "correct" in that there is no "backed-up"
text due to the color specification; however, this type of font is no
good for program listing purposes.
I have determined that the problem is with ghostscript! (Any utility
I use which displays postscript uses ghostscript.) I can produce my
standard enscript output on my FC3 system at home, take it to my
office and look at it on my RH 7.3 system with gv and it is as I want
it to be.
This problem is significant to me for several reasons, and affects my
intention to upgrade my system at work to FC3.
Help will REALLY be appreciated!
(Including the proper "official" place to post this.)
Bill R. Williams <brwilliams AT chartertn DOT net>
Hi to all:
Some time ago I saw a Linux application capable to read BIOS values,
something like <Register> <Content> . Now i don't remember where andf when
i saw this app, and google can't help me very much.
May be the reference was done here in this list. Anybofy remeber it,
or knows what I am talking about?
As usual, a lot of TIAs
David Ballester Montolio
GNU/Linux user #206389
GNU/Linux - Unices Sysadmin
Kern Pharma - Grupo Indukern
Andrea Montenegro wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
>> Andrea Montenegro wrote:
>>> I was wondering if anyone has experience the same problem with
>>> bittorrent and FC3: I installed the version 3.4.2-1-1 from a rpm I
>>> found on Internet; the program seems to work fine using the command
>>> line "/usr/bin/btdownloadcurses --max_upload_rate 32 <torrent file>",
>>> except for the fact that after a few hours my operating system stop
>>> responding and I'm forced to shut down the machine using the power
>>> button. I tried to login through ssh when the computer hang, but even
>>> that didn't work.
>>> The operating system is very stable until I run bittorrent, and it
>>> runs 24 hours a day without a glitch. Is there a log file that can
>>> help to better understand what causes the problem?
>> This isn't something I've noticed but perhaps you could give the new
>> beta version (3.9.1) a try and see if that's any better?
>> I have RPMs for it at:
> Thanks Paul, I'll give it a try.
Did this help?
FWIW, I now have an FC3 package of the new BitTorrent 4.0.0 client (no
longer a beta) at:
I want to create a restricted user without password that can only use
a web browser.
I added a user named "visitor" and created in his home dir a file
.xsession that contains:
so that when he logs in, firefox is launched, and when he closes
firefox, he is logged out.
This works fine but he is still able to ctrl+alt+F(1-6) and log in to
browse the file system.
To prevent that, I tried to set /bin/false as the default shell for
that user in /etc/passwd but this also prevented him to log in
Is there a way to be sure that "visitor" will only be able to browse
the web and not the file system ? any security issues ?
Thanks for help
Is there any good music editor software, maybe that also has some sounds and stuff you can put in, much like Frooty Loops for Windows? Just wondering what the good ones are before I start downloading. I'm hoping to find one for free, as I just want to play around with it. Thanks.
I am having problem when I use digital (DVI) versus analog video.
ASUS SK8V motherboard with an Opteron 140 and 2GB ram. The video is an ATI
9100 with both digital and analog video output (radeon driver). The monitor
is a Dell 2000FP (LCD) which can handle both analog and digital (DVI) input
selectable on the monitor. The is also a Belkin Omnicube 4 port KVM.
When I first started using the ASUS/Opteron system in my setup, I found that I
could not use the analog video through the KVM ... the ASUS BIOS "overdrove"
the monitor and it cut out. However, FC1 did work OK for both install and
running using this analog configuration.
My solution to the problem was to not use the analog/KVM setup but instead to
connect the monitor to the ATI 9100 using the digital (DVI) interface and
then use the selection on the monitor to switch to DVI input when I selected
that ASUS/Opteron. This worked fine with FC1 and FC2 (both i386 and x86_64).
I skipped this round of testing so my first exposure to FC3 was the final
release. I first installed it on another system and that went fine. I then
tried installing on the ASUS/Opteron ... oops, black screen and then the
monitor went into powersave mode (turned off). After several tries, I gave
up and did a text everything install. Install and bootup ... oops, X fails
to start again. OK, reboot and come up in non-X (3). I ran
system-config-display from another system via ssh and everything looked like
it configured properly but X did not display.
After some fooling around, I switch to using the analog/KVM setup instead of
the digital (DVI) setup. That worked fine. With this setup I also then
installed the x86_64 FC3 and it worked fine too.
I noticed some laptops are also having problems and wonder if that problem is
Question: Is anyone using digital (DVI) video, an ATI video card and the
radeon driver? Does it work? IS anyone having problems?