Hello, all you happy people.
I'm sure I'm missing something here -- how are you supposed to manage
print queues in FC6 without dropping to a terminal?
For example, suppose you've sent something to print, realise the
printer's out of paper, and decide you'll do without the print -- how do
you cancel the job?
In a terminal, it's easy -- lpq shows you the outstanding jobs, and lprm
deletes them. Assuming it's *your* job, you don't even need to be root.
But there doesn't seem to be an obvious GUI to handle that, apart from
http://localhost:631 (the CUPS web interface).
For what it's worth, the main desktop is Gnome, but I'd be interested in
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I recently had a nice hard two-day battle getting mplayer functioning
correctly by mixing and matching repos. Yum desperatly wants to update
my freshrpms mplayer installation with new packages from livna, that
had failed me in the past. So I'm updating the system with
"--exclude=mplayer*" to preserve my installation.
Is there a way that I can _try_ the new livna packages and rollback if
they don't work? I don't want to go through the repo soup again, yet
the freshrpms mplayer does not seem to be capable of fullscreen
playback (I may need to install a quartz video output driver). How
does one configure 'rollback' points?
Thanks in advance.
I've now cleaned out teh /var/lib/rpm/__db* files and ran rebuilddb twice
now, but starting smart --gui, and asking it to update me get this in the
error: Traceback (most recent call last):
line 171, in callback
error: exec code in globals
error: File "<callback>", line 1, in ?
line 451, in upgradeAll
error: if self.confirmChange(self._changeset, changeset):
line 164, in confirmChange
error: return self._changes.showChangeSet(changeset, keep=keep,
line 188, in showChangeSet
error: size = report.getInstallSize() - report.getRemoveSize()
error: File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/report.py", line
200, in getRemoveSize
error: size = info.getInstalledSize()
line 87, in getInstalledSize
error: return self._h[rpm.RPMTAG_SIZE]
line 58, in __get__
error: obj._h = obj._loader.getHeader(obj._package)
line 581, in getHeader
error: return mi.next()
Any hints as to what got a tummy ache here? The box was last updated
about 24 hours ago.
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Once upon a time, I did something (don't remember what now) to delete
all of the language packs for Open Office. Some time later (perhaps
during an upgrade), they came back :(
The annoying thing about them is that they gobble up hundreds of
megabytes of space on my HD and bandwidth during 'yum update's.
How do I get rid of these language packs?
I recently performed an upgrade from FC5 to FC6 using DVD, followed by a
"yum update". My box runs KDE, not Gnome. After the upgrade with X and
KDE running, most things seem to work about as they did before. However,
each window seems to lose keyboard focus at random intervals. Sometimes
between almost every keystroke, other times I can type a few paragraphs
before the focus goes away.
When the focus is lost, the effect is that keystrokes don't seem to do
anything. It is as though the program running in that window has hung or
died, and at first I thought that was what was going on. However, I've
discovered that simply moving the mouse cursor out of the window and then
back in is enough to restore full keyboard function. My configuration is
set to "focus follows mouse" so moving the cursor changes which window
There were a number of problems with the upgrade. (I mention them just
in case they might have a bearing.) Updating with yum after the DVD
upgrade was not pleasant. I was forced to remove about 100 packages
before it would work, then add them back afterwards. It doesn't seem
right that yum can catch a whole bunch of dependency problems that
anaconda is happy to create. And strangely enough, the "yum update"
did /not/ update yum itself, though it needed to be updated.
After the update, I ran 'yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"'.
That detected the need to install kdeaccessibility and im-chooser. After
it did so, I restarted X but the focus problem remains.
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I think I may have an issue with the CD drive on a machine that I want
to install Fedora on. So I was thinking of putting the ISO images on
another machine and make them available via http (or NFS).
Assuming I have a directory like this with the ISOs, what do I do
during install to point to these remote images as the install source?
FC6 KDE I cannot find an icon any where in my menu tree.
What is the name of the command to tell the OS what monitor
I am using?
The back lite went out on my LCD so I had to change to one
of my old CRTs. :(
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On to my next great problem... I have given up on the low end graphics,
and will just get a new system (someday).
However I have a different problem. Networking seems to drop out a
lot, on both linux systems. Windows, including windows XP on the dual
boot box seems to run fine.
TCP dump doesn't seem to reflect anything bad happening, but apps
running in linux, including evolution, firefox, and Croquet, seem to
lose sync very frequently resulting in hangs, poor browsing (where I
must continually be hitting refresh to get the full window data), and in
Evolution, loss of sync during mail downloads any time there are 30 or
more messages (frequently with this mailing list stuff). This also seems
to affect downloads, occasionally hanging up during updates and other
real nuisance issues.
However I don't see any error messages in the system log. Is there
somewhere to look to see what kinds of errors firefox or evolution might
be having with the network?
I don't see anything related to networking in the system log, nor can I
find a log for firefox or evolution. Any pointers from the experienced
among you to assist me in finding and fixing the problem?
I am trying to change the driver binding to my PCMCIA wireless card,
from orinoco to hostap, as I need to put the card in master mode and the
orinoco driver doesn't support it. This is what I get from pccardctl
# pccardctl info
# pccardctl status
3.3V 16-bit PC Card
Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "orinoco_cs"
I run Fedora 6 and after a lot of reading and googling I realize that
much of the PCMCIA stuff has changed alot with the new 2.6 kernel. I was
thinking of using the /etc/pcmcia/conf file and put the mapping for the
new binding there, and then restart the PCMCIA service. However, all is
changed and I am struggling to understand how I can change mapping
between the card and drivers. It appears as though the
/etc/pcmcia/conf.opts is still used
Any help is greatly appreciated, please :-)