Timothy Murphy <tim(a)birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> When I run xpdf I get the message "Warning: Attempt to remove
> nonexistent passive grab". The program seems to run in spite of this.
> I googled for the message, with a number of hits, but none had any
> suggestion of a solution, or a cause. Developers who introduce warning
> messages like this should be sentenced to read the complete works of
> Kim Jong Il.
Oh, come on. I remember a fellow getting the message "Error in source
deck." from a programming class way back when (?? ALGOL on in an IBM
Now that's a utterly useless error message.
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce
I would like to add somehow a list of words to my spellcheckers (aspell,
OOo,in particular) such that the spellchecker would pause at or
underline words that may not be misspelled but are nonetheless wrong.
For example, I would like to check every instance of my use of 'were' so
I can change it to 'where' if that is what I meant to write. The same
for words like 'to' for 'too' and 'there' for 'their'.
I am not a good typist and have fallen into bad habits -- so it would be
nice to have a facility that would allow me to add and remove 'trouble'
words to a list as my habits change.
As anyone heard of such a program or fix or hack??
Is it possible to ssh to my computer, start a command line program,
exit ssh and then come back later and ssh to the same command line
program? How would I do that exactly?
Thanks very much,
Sometimes (but not always) when I open firefox2 I get a pop-up which
asks me whether I want to stat a new session or restore the old session.
What controls this event to occur?
Do not worry about which side your bread is buttered on: you eat BOTH
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam(a)sbcglobal.net
I've been working on this a few days, and reading about others struggling with
the ATI driver. I can't seem to find anything definitive.
glxinfo shows among other things:
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
Running glxgears gives me:
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
1951 frames in 5.0 seconds = 389.746 FPS
3240 frames in 5.2 seconds = 628.040 FPS
3240 frames in 5.0 seconds = 642.329 FPS
The above are with the Livna driver; after installing it, I rebooted into
runlevel 3 and ran fglrx-config-display; then restarted into X
I've tried various mods to xorg.conf such as disabling composite - my current
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Viewport 0 0
Option "Composite" "Disable"
Am I on a fools errand? Should I forget about the ATI driver and revert?
Levit & James, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 20175
on a fedora 6, I've setup a guest OS (FC6 of course). On the guest OS,
when I do an 'updatedb', the system seems to be freezed and takes 99%
CPU. It hasn't finish after 1h30... (nothing has been installed after
Any help would be appreciated
I'm trying to get FC6 working on a diskless system. I hope this is the
correct list to discuss this topic, if not please ignore this message.
As I mentioned, I'm trying to get FC6 to work in a diskless system. To
do this I first installed FC6 in a VMware (with disk). I'm using that
as the "example" system.
I'm following the instructions provided in the documentation of the
system-config-netboot-0.1.41-1.FC6 package. After rsyncing over the
files to the NFS server, setting up DHCP and TFTP servers it's time
for the first attempt. The diskless client is a vmware, confgured to
boot over the network (PXE).
With the first attempt, the system stops with the following error:
"Mounting rot filesystem: /nfsroots/fc6-diskless/root from 192.168.254.254
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on
missing codepage r other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or
For screenshot see: http://eijk.homelinux.org/~stefan/fc-diskless/1.jpg
As mentioned in
/sbin/mount.nfs is missing in the initrd.img. This patch adds it
(although I'm not sure if mount.nfs4 should be added too):
# diff -ur /usr/share/system-config-netboot/diskless/updateDiskless.orig
2007-04-29 23:18:24.000000000 +0200
2007-04-29 23:18:50.000000000 +0200
@@ -114,7 +114,7 @@
#/bin/cp "$ROOT"/usr/share/hwdata/pcitable $MNTPOINT/usr/share/hwdata/ || die;
# disklessrc now uses modules.pcimap, not pcitable
-BINS="/sbin/busybox.anaconda /sbin/insmod /sbin/modprobe /sbin/rmmod
/sbin/dhclient /bin/bash /bin/mount /sbin/route /sbin/ip /usr/bin/expr
/sbin/lspci /sbin/ifconfig /sbin/consoletype /sbin/pivot_root
/bin/hostname /bin/domainname /usr/bin/host"
+BINS="/sbin/busybox.anaconda /sbin/insmod /sbin/modprobe /sbin/rmmod
/sbin/dhclient /bin/bash /bin/mount /sbin/mount.nfs /sbin/mount.nfs4
/sbin/route /sbin/ip /usr/bin/expr /sbin/lspci /sbin/ifconfig
/sbin/consoletype /sbin/pivot_root /bin/hostname /bin/domainname
# Set up links to all the busybox functions -
# may be different for different versions of busybox!
if [ ! -e $ROOT/sbin/busybox.anaconda ]; then
2nd attempt ended with it complaining that it couldn't pivot_root.
Seems that /.oldroot directory isn't created. For screenshot see:
After making that directory it also complains that /.snapshot isn't
made either. Starting udev takes ages,
I didn't wait for it to finish, just made the directory on the NFS
server and reset the vmware.
After re-reading the .html pages in
/usr/share/doc/system-config-netboot-0.1.41/ I followed the
instructions to create a client. Changed the pxe config to reflect
APPEND initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/ram0 init=disklessrc
resulting in this: http://eijk.homelinux.org/~stefan/fc-diskless/5.jpg
added "ramdisk_blocksize=1024", from
The end result is a FC6 diskless client that hangs on starting udev.
I'm wondering what I've missed in the documentation and what I'm doing
wrong. I feel that I'm already correcting too many things myself -->
this stuff should be made in a way that it just works and is trivial
to set up. As the package version/release is still the same in
rawhide, I guess this same package is going to be shipped with FC7.
What would be the best way to move forward? Shall I start with filing
some bugreports? Or is this not the right time to do so (freeze for
with kind regards,
Stefan van der Eijk
I see that also after recent updates in FC6 my combo drive (that is
detected as QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW242U and device /dev/hdc) works with
CD/CD-R/CD-RW but when I insert a DVD with data/files nothing happens.
I suppose that DVD should show up on my dsktop.....on the other hand I
can play a DVD with Xine even if it is not automatically mounted.
Skype : antoniomontag
Could some one help me out? I tried putting in Fedora 7 as a download.
it would not install. so I put Fc6 back in. When I rebooted all the font
was very small, pages where half sizes,photos thumbnail size and smaller
the delete on hotmail show 1/4 page icons vary small.
so is there any help with this?