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after fighting problems of installing fedora using lilo, i now concede to
what are pros and cons for installing fedora 8, use i386 dvd or live cd?
without fences, who needs gates.
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I am having an issue implementing timeouts on read() to a RS232 serial line /dev/ttySx on both Fedora 5 and Fedora 7.
No sorry I don't yet have Fedora 8 or 9. Iv'e tried on multiple machines and multiple types of serial card. Same result.
As I am a Fedora novice/dunce, though an OS/2 ace, I'm hoping someone will take pity on my erroneous life choice to a dead end.
As far as I can so far tell, the titled flag bits of 'termios' and 'open' do not function as advertised (non-canonical mode). In my
instant case I issue a write of 8 bytes which correctly Tx out on the interface. Then I issue a read to get a reply (49 bytes from
remote system). I experience the following behaviour:-
open without O_NDELAY:- VMIN=50, VTIME=50 read completes OK with correct 49 bytes of data.
open without O_NDELAY:- VMIN=49, VTIME=50 OK same as above
open without O_NDELAY:- VMIN=48, VTIME=50 hangs infinitely even though sniffer shows correct 49 byte response.
open without O_NDELAY:- VMIN=0, VTIME=50 hangs infinitely even though sniffer shows correct 49 byte response.
open with O_NDELAY gets immediate negative completion of read, with perror displaying "Resource temporarily unavailable"
open with O_NONBLOCK gets same as O_NDELAY (probably same bit POSIX vs non-POSIX).
It looks like a bug to me unless there are some undocumented prerequisite/un-requisite flag bits I've omitted setting or clearing.
Does anybody have an example of a non-canonical read from a RS232 serial port which actually *will* timeout under Fedora 7?
JeffP ... the OS/2 waif.
I'm trying to get a PVR-350 working in the system which is Fedora 9
x86_64. I've search and seem to only be able to find instructions for
Ubunto or older versions of Fedora.
pointers would be appreciated.
The card shows up with lspci -v as:
07:02.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC15
MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR-350
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Memory at 90000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: ivtv
First my bad, I guess I was anticipating Fedora 9, I'm still running
Fedora 8.... sorry for the confusion..
I tried installing ivtv and I had no luck:
[root@wisdom yum.repos.d]# yum install ivtv
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* livna: mirror.atrpms.net
* fedora: mirror.umoss.org
* adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
* updates: mirror.umoss.org
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package ivtv available.
Nothing to do
I did however find ivtv-firmware and installed that.
What repo can I find ivtv?
You will always experience dependency problems if you have atrpms and
livna enabled at the same time, and do indiscriminate updates. They each
have mutually contradictory copies of some packages.
You need to enable atrpms and disable the livna repo in /etc/yum.repos.d
Before you go any further, go to rpm.livna.org and look at the available
rpms. You want to REMOVE any of them which you have installed ( rpm -qa
| grep whatever) while you fix things.
Then, with atrpms enabled, you can go to atrpms.net and look at the
available packages and install what you need, including the entire
mythtv-suite, ivtv and ivtv-firmware, using yum. Jarod Wilson's guide is
still the install cook-book, even though written for fedora 6. Things
have only gotten easier since then.
NOTHING on atrpms will conflict with fedora or fedora-updates and you
should have no dependency problems. Basically all of the needed
libraries are on atrpms.net.
When you are done with atrpms, you can enable livna (and disable atrpms:
never both together!), to install the few remaining programs which you
might want, such as xine-extras-non-free, or a pre-made nvidia + kernel
For the same reasons, you should be careful with dag's repo.
I came across this article and as a Fedora user at home and work, I
think this is important to know.
A few weeks ago, there was a discussion about Ubuntu on this list and I
feel that this is part of that discussion.
The Biggest Blunder: Or why Red Hat and Novell just left the door wide
open to Ubuntu
In recent announcements both Red Hat and Novell made it pretty clear
that their foray onto the desktop would be delayed quite a bit longer.
What they do not know is that they just left the door wide open for
Ubuntu to conquer the desktop and the server space.
Basically, both Novell and RedHat are backing away from pushing Linux to
the desktop. But Ubuntu is not backing away.
As a Fedora user, I see this as an issue. At home I need games and the
applications that my family use. To date I have not had issues with
Fedora up to 7. When I updated my machines at home, there were
applications that I couldn't get for F8 so I installed F7. I have not
checked to see if these are available for F8 at present. But they were
available for the latest release of Ubuntu.
I am interested in others views on this.
I'm stuck again, but with my efforts fragmented over the past couple
of weeks I'm sure I've missed something simple. Here's the situation.
After upgrading a laptop from F7-8 the wired network connected without
hassle. I wanted to wipe the slate clean, however and installed F8 from
scratch. /etc/hosts has the other computers in the lan with 192.168.0
IP's as it had with the upgrade. eth0 is up but wants to use 169.254.
IP's which I thought zeroconf setup but zeroconf is not running.
Network manager is running (networking and wireless enabled) and reports
connected to the wired network, network service is not running.
I cannot ping any of the 192.168.0 IP's (network unreachable) from the
laptop, nor can I ping the 169.254 address it has taken for itself.
Under >Places>Network there is an icon for SFTP File Transfer ( which I
did not put there, nor can I delete it) which would connect to that box,
How do I use the 192.168.0 range of addresses and get connected to the
After some recent yum update, I no longer see PulseAudio in a list of
choices of audio system.
There's a reference to the same problem, at
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=187296 -- I can
confirm that I also updated xine & its libraries (I use livna nonfree
Everything works great, despite the loss - the only reason I even
noticed it was gone was because Amarok complained that xine engine
couldn't find/connect to the audio system. After setting it to ALSA,
everything is honky-dory.
Anyone else notice anything?
Hi kde4 (f9) testers. I'm a bit confused about 1 aspect of kde4 desktop.
On kde3, I have my favorite apps as icons on the bottom panel, so I can
just click the icon to start them.
I can't seem to find the equivalent functionality on kde4. I believe on
kde3 it was: right click on panel, add app to panel.
Maybe it's just me, but KDE 4 is looking just a bit
too much like Vista for my liking. Does anyone know a
quick easy way to switch it to a classic view. BTW-
I'm looking at the Fedora 9 preview when I say this.
Thanks in advance.
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