Yes I know Fedora is a testing ground. Yes I know most of you tigers
think I am stupid and for some good grounds. But I am a muli-million
dollar person who worries not about gasoline prices or where the next
meal comes from.
But I DO worry why I can't get F8 to work. It works a few days and
then goes to hell. So I am back here on F7 which seems to work well. At
least the audio is good and I can do things I must.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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A Lenovo Laptop running Windows Vista locked out the teacher who was issued the computer at school. The teacher forgot the password. I have successfully used the SystemRescue CD http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page with the utitlity ntpass many times. This time, it failed. I also tried the cd from http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/ which is the same. The laptop locked the teacher out and he could not login. I told them it was a snap and boy was I wrong. The cd locates the users and apparently all looks good and when we reboot we try with a blank password and we cannot log on. Trying other livecd's also gets us nowhere. There apparently is some garbage on the C:\Windows\system\system32 directory that prevents the ntpasswd from doing its job. When viewing the filesystem which should be NTFS, the programs accessing the drive report that the fs is fusebulk. I have not heard about fusebulk filesystem.
There has to be some sort of encryption on the drive to prevent the password blank from working.
Does anyone have any other tools that can reset the password in such a case?
Is the only solution to reformat and reinstall?
All Comments/Suggestions welcome.
Im having a devil of a time getting vsftpd configured for auth. with
an ldap backend on Fedora Core 5. I keep getting a 530 530 Login
Unable to make a connection. Please try again.
The server has a username incorrect message.
Anonymous works fine. I have standard vsftpd.conf here is the snippet:
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
#enable for standalone mode
User authentication is against an ldap server. That seems to be
working fine. AFP users can connect ok. I read about an issue with
the pam module, but that doesnt seem to be the case. I keep beating
this thing around and around with no joy so far.
Harrisonburg City Public Schools
I tried downgrading the fglrx drivers on the problem
x86_64 fedora 8 box by installing the source rpm for
fglrx-kmod-8.476-1.8.04.lvn8.src.rpm and building the
kmod-fglrx packages against the current kernel
(188.8.131.52-85.fc8). While the fglrx 8.476 drivers worked
fine against the 184.108.40.206-64 kernel (which I can no
longer find to download), the current kernel still
has the black screen and reboots against these
drivers. Does anyone know if an archive for the older
fedora kernel updates so I can regress back to the
220.127.116.11-64 kernel until this issue is fixed?
I put an encrypted f/s on an FC9 install, and the boot hung waiting for
the password. Not good, so I marked it "noauto" in fstab, but it still
hung. So I put it in automount and not in fstab and it still hangs, and
I finally took it out of everywhere and the boot process can still see it.
I want the system to boot without the filesystem, and mount it only on
demand, but by simply existing it seems to be found and validated at
boot time. Can someone tell me where the boot process is finding the
f/s? It's not used for normal operations, only for special operations by
people with the password.
Is there a way to keep the boot from asking about it until used?
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
I've been happily using mplayerplug-in to watch movie trailers on
http://www.apple.com/trailers for quite some time, but lately I've
been denied access to some movies with a "get latest quicktime"
message (other movies still play as they used to).
These are the versions I'm using:
Anyone knows a way to work around this? Or should I just wait for
newer versions of MPlayer / mplayerplug-in?
BTW: still using Fedora 8.
What does it mean to see an rpm with a kernel of 2.6.10-1.741_FC3, when
we go to a site like http://www.kernel.org and see the latest kernel is
at 2.6.10? If one wanted to compile their own kernel from this site,
would they be losing fixes/etc. from the "-1.741_FC3" portion?
Thanks, still learning here...
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys D2E5A4E8
Key fingerprint: 1C86 8717 E485 FA4D B9EF 96E2 A1AC 4B00 D2E5 A4E8
I've installed Fedora 9 and would like to share some notes about it.
All in all I was a bit deceived by some of its aspects, be them from
the system itself, KDE, or Konqueror. I think that nevertheless I
will perseverate and will not revert back to Fedora 8.
This is a x86 install. before doing the install, a backup of
/home/[user] and /etc/ from F8 was made, kept as a reference.
I do not want to draw a grim picture of Fedora 9. I might end up
keeping it after all, but I surely thought about reverting back to F8.
This machine is used for work and it seems I keep being trapped into
this idea of trying not the bleeding edge, not the alpha or beta, but
the official release, thinking that it would end up with a wow! effect
will keeping the functionality I had before, notwithstanding some
small adaptation to some possible (few) new ways of doing things.
It seems that time has not yet come. Coincidently, I always had
good experiences with even-numbered releases such as Fedora 6 and
Fedora 8. I still keep F6 at home with all the music-making apps
since it works so well. Too bad it's already outdated and there are
no new updates for it.
Maybe Fedora 10 will have a consistent wow! factor ?
The good things:
+ At least yum works !!!
+ xine from livna installs fine and plays some video fine.
+ using yum, claws-mail install fines and runs immediately, provided
that a previous .claws-mail was copied from F8 in the user
+ The DVD gave no (DMA or otherwise) errors whereas for F8 I had to
install from a USB key.
The not-so-good things:
* Add/Remove Software utility
- The Add/Remove software utility shows ´Downloading files´ endlessly
(internet connection is functional)
- Has no detailed feddback on what's going on
- Cannot do several tasks at once (waiting for other tasks to
complete) whereas kyum can.
Result: no software can be installed using this utility.
Is this the utility that got a spotlight in F9 new features ?
+ At least yum works !!!
* Konsole / video
- Konsole is no longer transparent whereas it was with F8
- Mouse rotary scroll button does not (worked with F8)
Konsole reports that the graphic capabilities are not good enough to
support transparency whereas F8 had no problem with that (on same
Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
A quite slow glxgears reports:
Failed to initialize TTM buffer manager. Falling back to classic.
4790 frames in 5.0 seconds = 957.905 FPS
XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
after 19132 requests (6276 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Video is not so fast, perhaps slower than F8. glxgears is not
right. KDE looks nice, but is slow.
* Missing apps ?
- My favorite kyum is found by the yum installer but... kyum cannot
run because is misses kdesu.
yum install kdesu
Parsing package install arguments
No package kdesu available.
Nothing to do
- same with kpdf
* KDE (category: Bummer)
- Add Widgets widget - how to make it go away ?
- Multiple desktops - not easy to find where to add desktops.
Havent't found it yet. Bummer.
- taskbar - not easy to find how to make it disappear
automatically. Havent't found it yet. Bummer.
- auto mouse focus - not easy to find. Havent't found it
- KDE System Settings: Search is broken as far as it cannot return
anything for ´keyboard´ whereas previous F8 KDE reporte a list of
possibilities. Is this an upgrade ?
Although the DejaVu LGC fonts are installed:
It is not possible to use them as per the Fedora 8 system, as in:
emacs -fn "DejaVu LGC Sans Mono-12"
The system reports that the font is not found. What gives ?
* VmWare (category: very, very useful)
vmware cannot be installed per se because there are no sources
available for that kernel in the repositories.
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1
06:28:41 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
And the listing has:
kernel-headers.i386 18.104.22.168-18.fc9 installed
Why aren't the headers the same ? And, where are they stored ?
Maybe I could install VmWare with these.
* Konqueror browser
- 'right-click' and 'back' does not go back anymore
I wonder what kind of upgrade in functionality this is.
The two network printers couldn't be discovered automatically.
The two CIFS shares can not be mounted. Still have to investigate
on that one.
These were the notes I've taken today. Any comments/hints are
Some of my fonts looks weirdly scrambled:
Why could that be? freetype-freworld?
Thanks in advance...
Rodolfo Alcazar - rodolfo.alcazar(a)padep.org.bo
otbits.blogspot.com / counter.li.org: #367962
"Das Fernsehen ist eine Infektion der Seele."
- Federico Fellini