whenever I restart my fedora 9 laptop
(running Gnome compiz at actual stable versions:
[choeger@choeger6 ~]$ rpm -q gnome-panel
[choeger@choeger6 ~]$ rpm -q compiz
) I see my icons (include some applets and starters) in a new randomized
For example currently my cpu frequency applets appear between my
complete name and the current date, nm-applet and battery applet have
gone far left.
Anyone seeing that too? How can that be fixed?
I have been trying to install drivers for a Marvell nic and an Atheros
wireless on my new Toshiba laptop but when I run the install scripts I
get the error Kernel Headers not found. If I try to install them RPM it
says they are already installed. I have searched the archives but can't
find a reference to where they are.
I have loaded FC-9 x86_64, I use it on two other machines with no
problem, on a Toshiba Satellite and the hardware is factory installed on
it. I have found the tar balls to get them working if I can just find
where the headers are.
In trying to swap a motherboard for the exact same type I kept having issues
with the NIC not being started (network manager was disabled). I finally found
70-persistent-net.rules under udev had the mac address of the old nic as eth0
so I moved this file out and rebooted only to see it was recreated as expected
but had the old mac address? I finally edited the mac address and that worked.
Where in the world would it have gotten the old mac from?
Ed Greshko wrote:
> Joel Rees wrote:
>> I find that I often lose control of the mouse pointer. It seems to
>> happen more when I'm seeding torrents, or running a diff or a
>> message digest check on the download, or doing other things that
>> load the system.
>> Sempron 2600, single processor, VIA KM400something+8237 chipset,
>> 760M RAM. Generic PS-2 mouse and keyboard.
>> I can plug in a USB mouse and use that, and sometimes plugging the
>> USB mouse in brings the PS2 mouse back, as well.
> In your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file what is mouse protocol set to?
No mouse definition in that file whatsoever.
I thought I'd ssh the whole file over to this box, to prove it, and
discovered in the process that, while the interface was set up
properly by the installer, the hosts file was set up to tell the
fedora 9 box that it was the external interface of my dsl router.
That boggled my mind enough that I forgot to take a copy of what I
found in /etc/hosts, so I'm going to have a hard time filing a decent
bug report on it.
And, in the process, I discovered that there seems to be an
intermittent bug in the language setup, such that I was not able to
switch from Japanese to English so I could make sure I understood the
firewall settings widget.
And, now, using one of the widgets instead of working directly on the
configuration file, I find that the box has forgotten what the dns
servers were, so the box is completely off line. And there's
something wedged in the firewall, as well, apparently, can't even
I was going to start a rant about how I didn't expect Fedora 9 to be
rawhide, but I helped my wife with the laundry instead and have
calmed down a bit. This is, after all, the only way to figure out how
to deal with the new security model.
I expect that we'll end up proving that the whole idea of access
control lists is a specification level bug, but only time will tell,
and I really can't think of any other way of proving it is, other
than to subject a mixed technical user group like this to the spec.
Something good should shake out of the process, but it won't look
much like the theory they teach at school.
> I've seen what I think you are describing when set to infrequently
> seen/used setting. FWIW, the one I use most often is...
> Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Thanks for reminding me where that file is. I found an example of the
mouse definition section on the web, but the problem now is getting
the box back on the web first.
I find myself wondering whether I should bother, though. If I've got
the time to nurse the box this way, maybe I should just go straight
I have F9 installed on my macbook (tripple boot with OSX and WindowsXP).
The installation of F9 went very well and I must say, a lot faster than OSX
Most things work in F9 (airport works, bluetooth works etc) but I'm having
trouble finding the correct keyboard driver and a way to map the right apple
key as right mouse button.
Does anyone know how to get the keyboard work correctly so that I can also use
CTRL-ALT-F1 and have delete button functionality ?
I tried xmodmap regarding the right apple key but it somehow doesn't work for
me. Is there another way to get this done ?
Also, I tried compiz but when I enable it my whole screen turns white with
only a mouse pointer. Anyone seen this bug ?
Hot off the presses!
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From: Jesse Keating <jkeating(a)redhat.com>
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Organization: Red Hat
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:12:14 -0700
Subject: Cambridge (F-10) Beta release announcement
Fedora 10 Beta: Cambridge's foundations are laid
Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of
Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:
There is also a Beta contest! Test five things in the Beta that are
important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get
the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally
important to you!
Do your part to make Fedora 10 that much better.
Among the new, fun, and interesting features:
* New NetworkManager with connection sharing
* Improved printer handling
* Remote virtualization and easier virt storage
* Sectool, an auditing and security testing framework
* RPM 4.6, the first big RPM change in several years
... and more ...
* New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes
and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
* New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
* Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
* Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
* Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable
* Better support for webcams through the hard work in kernel
2.6.27 (which benefits all distributions)
* New icon theme "Echo", to be completed with the theme graphic
"Solar" in the Fedora 10 release
* Gnome 2.24
* KDE 4.1
* Adding the NetBeans IDE
* Eclipse 3.4
* Automatic installation of multimedia codecs
* Better HDTV support in X.org
* "Sugar" graphical environment (from OLPC) available for use,
testing, and development
A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:
For release information, including common and known bugs, please see our
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
fedora-test-list mailing list
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I'm running Firefox under F8 and F9 on five different machines,
and it's a pain on every one of them, albeit in slightly different ways;
but the differences differ, too.
The first thing they have in common is that it takes forever to
launch -- when it does launch. The second is that it mostly doesn't. It
will try, and the little blue dots will circle for a while, and the
window list on the panel will show a mark for it -- for a while.
Sometimes one or another window will flash up and disappear, usually too
fast even to identify.
Then it will either all go away, or I'll get a lasting window
telling me it's already running but not responding. Sometimes after that
Firefox will actually launch, sometimes not.
If not, sometimes clicking the launcher again will bring it up;
sometimes it comes up double, or even with two different sessions -- and
shutting either will usually shut both. Other times it helps to do ps ax|
grep firefox, find one or several pids with question marks, kill them,
and start over.
It is consistently worse on some machines than others -- but not,
afaict, on F8 more than F9 or vice versa, nor with Ffx 2 more or less
than the other.
I try to keep it as nearly standardized as I can. The best way is
to add FEBE to any new install of Firefox, and then copy in a FEBE folder
by scp or sneakermail, and run a restore.
But I have one machine (a Dell Poweredge SC 1420, formerly the
server for a private list, and not yet fully wiped) which refuses
adamantly to read media or to do scp; so there are hardly any extensions
on its Ffx -- and it works better.
Are there extensions that Fedora will allow but not get along
with, or that don't get along with Fedora? Do I have too many? (The
latest FEBE restore tab listed 79 items.) Or what?
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
I have updated two different machines and ran
into the following problems as of yesterday
1) ASUS P5GC-MX/1333
(a) If booting latest kernel: 188.8.131.52-29.f9.i686:
- No Gui startup after udev
- mkrootdev: could not determine nfs root target
- mount: missing mount point
- setuproot: moving /dev failed (No such file or directory)
: error mounting /proc (No such file or directory)
: error mounting /sys (No such file or directory)
: error mounting /selinux (No such file or directory)
- switchroot: Mount failed
- system hangs
(b) If booting previous kernel 184.108.40.206-108.f9.i686:
+ Worked with updates prior to that of last week or so,
startup/login gui worked fine, however:
- Due to current updates (last few days):
- Startup gui fails to come up just after udev, but login
- (yesterday) Startup reported 3 kmod warnings (files
were missing and startup was unable to force kmod builds)
but continued to login
- (today): yum updated with several new kmods, then rebooted:
+ Startup forced kmod rebuild but kmod-ndiswrapper failed
+ Startup continued and and gui login came up, but after
- firefox has installed *many* language plug-ins (that
I did not choose) and *everytime* you log in, the
extensions dialog pops up - so I disabled all the
language plugins I did not need but could not un-install
them, and the annoyance stopped.
2) Intel DQ35J0
(a) New kernel in 1a worked and did not have any problems,
and it did not hang.
(b) Same as 1b above, but using the same kernel as 1a above.
Several days ago I received messages about package updates....
including two for phpMyAdmin:
Name : phpMyAdmin
Product : Fedora 9
Version : 220.127.116.11
Release : 1.fc9
Name : phpMyAdmin
Product : Fedora 9
Version : 18.104.22.168
Release : 1.fc9
Note they are three minutes apart, but out of order version-wise.
The 22.214.171.124 version is available via yum-update (and has been for a
couple of days)
The 126.96.36.199 version is not.
Did something get out-of-sync WRT updating mirrors?
I understand mirror synching can take a while, but with them being
released so close together, I'd expect them to get to the mirrors
about the same time too...
Why isn't yum seeing the latest version out there?