I have had two problems from the first with FC6 on admittedly old Dell
(circa 2000) hardware.
1. Even though the shutdown command shutdown the hardware in FCn n<6 and
today in Ubuntu, it refuses to shut down in FC6. That is all the
commands you would expect are executed in shutdown, I can hear the tel
tale click but the computer power is not shut off. acpi on or off makes
2. It took me 2 weeks to get sound working but it was not easy. In the
boot messages the sound card was recognized but upon booting lspci,
lshal, hwconf and the /proc/asound showed no trace of a sound card.
Needless to say the lines related to the sound card
in /etc/modprobe.conf were ignored and no /dev/audio was not created.
The only way I could get sound to work was to do an explicit modprobe in
the rc.local file and a lot of fooling around with
system-config-soundcard, alsamixer and volume control. Needless to say
sound worked with FCn n<6.
Now I would be glad to hear an explanation for all this but it seems
clear that FC6 does not work on my hardware for these two features. A
bugzilla did no good.
I am not optimistic that future Fedoras will improve.
"The porcupine with the sharpest quills gets stuck on a tree more
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam(a)sbcglobal.net
On Sun, 2006-12-31 at 01:49 +0800, Chong Yu Meng wrote:
> > So, I buy a pair of earphones so that I can continue watching YouTube
> > while my wife sleeps, and I find that when I plug them into my laptop,
> > the sound disappears! When I unplug it, the sound comes back on from
> > my laptop speakers. I looked into the Volume Control and tried
> > twiddling with 'alsamixer', but cannot figure out which control to set
> > to get the sound into my earphones.
You also might try the earphones with another sound source. Plugging in
earphones (or external speakers) turns off the built-in speakers for my
laptop and a couple of external speakers I'm familiar with. It's a
feature. Could be that either the earphones are bad or they have a
built-in volume control that happens to be set to off.
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-- Ambrose Bierce
No matter how I try when I try to start a vnc session from one of my
home machines to another I get the error:
[akonstam@vulcan ~]$ vncviewer saturn
VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.1 for X - built May 17 2006 11:06:32
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC.
Fri Dec 29 16:13:43 2006
main: unable to connect to host: Connection refused (111)
Also when I restart vncserver on the server machine I can't find that
program running anywhere on the server machine. Can anyone explain all
There are more dead people than living, and their numbers are
increasing. -- Eugene Ionesco
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam(a)sbcglobal.net
I think I am on the steep learning curve of SElinux issues. Not all of
my problems are rooted in it but keep in mind that if everything seems
ok then SElinux might be problematic.
I am runnning Fedora core 5
I have a moderate level of knowledge with Linux
I prefer RPM's but will compile where needed
modem/router Speedtouch 585
Required ports are being forwarded where needed for various
services. I still might have missed something
Eurocom Viper M270s
For all the challenges bellow I have read the MAN pages, found howto's
read about fedora cases and non-fedora cases, and have asked peers where
Some areas of trouble
When SElinux on the server is off they work. when it is on they fail.
The server and directories are visble in browsers, but accessing the
directories fail. So is this somthing I can rectify in Desktop > Admin
> Security > Selinux > modify > Samba?
telemark: Allow users to login to CIFS directories is checked
Both computers have SAMBA allowed for firewalls and router is passing
the documented ports.
Any ideas?. Or maybe there is a post already (although I didn't find it)
Follwed the fedora and VNC documentation. this includes setting up the
vnc text files. let me know if you want them posted and which ones are
important. Maybe I have one overriding another?
telemark: Server of monitor 2
mobile: Server on monitor 2
When I use vncviewer localy it works, when I got from telemark to
snowdrift then I result in no route to host. although I can ping both
the name snowdrift and its ip and get a positive response.
Alright here is a kicker... I have an ACX100 (D-link Dwl 650+) chipset
for wireless card. I am using windows drivers through ndiswrapper
It works, but is combuersome. I use both a wired and wireless conection.
my goal is the switch on the fly. i have tried hotplug, ifplugd and a
bunhc of other stuff but am lost.
Currently when I boot my computer without a network connection I need to
run a script first
echo bringing up WLAN Device
sudo /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 enc #########
echo ... ...
sudo /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid Avalanche
echo ... ... ...
sudo /sbin/dhclient wlan0
echo ... ... ... ...
echo finished bringing up WLAN Device
Then I go into the network panel a activate network connection manually.
there are two errors in the activation script looking for SLEEP commands.
Then it is going. What I want to be able to do is unplug my wired
network and plug in pcmcia card and voila a seamless transport (ok I
don't expect to keep a secured connection). Where to?
Those are my network related questions. I figured one thread could
multiply instead of starting all the troubles in different threads.
Thanks for any help.
Dual boot machine --
XP already installed.
Used FC6 installers (ordered for the intallers from one of the site which
has been listed under one of the official urls for linux distributors.)
Ran the installers -- and did a minimal install of FC6.
Since then I have been trying to install other packages from the CD's and it
seems there is some network dependency. I have tried running the 'Add/Remove
Software' and the 'Software Updater' from the Applications menu.
I have also used yum (localinstall) pointing the the location of
installation. And finally i ran good old rpm -i *.rpm .
After doing all this I have got errors which generally point to dependency
of other .rpms.
My question is , does the default installer have dependencies on rpms which
are sitting on internet servers ?
If yes, guess thats the end of discussion (and I am dissappointed with the
way the installation process was designed.)
But if No, then what am I doing wrong ?
Looking forward to a reply.
I updated my so/ho machine from FC3 to FC6 this week. Looks pretty, and
as easy to get used to as an old slipper.
But I have to support software that uses the Motif widget set, and
discovered that because of licensing issues Red Hat is no longer
distributing openmotif with Fedora.
So I got the source tarball from OSF, and tried to install it. No good.
openmotif can not be built on FC6 because it needs but can't
find /usr/include/X11/extensions/Print.h and libXp.so, which are no
longer provided by RedHat.
Does anyone know:
1) why libXp was removed (some other license issue?)?
2) how to get it back (what X SRPM do I need to build, and what do
I need to change in it's build script to re-enable creation of
I have successfully used remind for a long time together with KDE, but
now that I am using XFCE, I am experiencing a problem: the window of
REM Friday AT 22:10 RUN xmessage -center "I am trying this"
REM Friday AT 22:10 RUN beep
does not pop up.
I have issued the command
xmessage -center "I am trying this"
in the console and the window pops up correctly.
Thanks in advance,
I have downloaded printer drivers from the manufacturer's site and set out to
do a yum localinstall. It aborts because the package is unsigned. I can't
see any way, from the man pages, to tell it to ignore the signature or lack
of it. Can it be done, or must I use rpm?