how can I change the position of the "default" directories in GNOME ?
For example, I'd like to change Download directory from
"$HOME/Download" to "/Data/Download".
I changed the line XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Download" in the file
/home/myuser/.config/user-dirs.dirs, logout/login, but no effects.
Where 's the trick ?
p.s: Happy 2010 to all! ;)
On 12/19/2009 03:27 AM, fedora-list-request(a)redhat.com wrote:
> Re: Tar oddity...
> Chris <racerx(a)makeworld.com>
> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:16:47 -0600
> On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:47:26 +0100
> DB<Freddog_de(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> > On 12/18/2009 01:23 PM,fedora-list-request(a)redhat.com wrote:
>>> > > Subject:
>>> > > Re: Tar oddity...
>>> > > From:
>>> > > Ralf Corsepius<rc040203(a)freenet.de>
>>> > > Date:
>>> > > Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:28:09 +0100
>>> > >
>>> > > To:
>>> > > "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora."
>>> > > <fedora-list(a)redhat.com>
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > On 12/17/2009 11:51 PM, DB wrote:
>>>> > >> Hi All,
>>>> > >>
>>>> > >> I've just (re)installed F12 on my laptop,& tried to copy my home
>>>> > >> directory (F11) from my desktop using tar.
>>>> > >>
>>>> > >> The create went OK,& I can do tar tvh on the desktop no probs.
>>>> > >> But when I connect the external drive to the laptop, tar tvh says
>>>> > >> it's closing because of previous errors; ark refuses to open
>>>> > >> the .tar.gz file as it has errors.
>>> > >
>>> > > Please show us the actual error message. You are not providing
>>> > > sufficient details to be able to help.
>>> > >
>>> > > Ralf
>>> > >
>> > Hi Ralf,
>> > ark puts up a dialog box
>> > reading the archive "xxxx.tar.gz"
>> > failed with the error
>> > 'The archive reading failed with message: Damaged tar archive'
>> > and tar tvf reads 45 entries and then
>> > tar: skipping to next header
>> > tar: exiting with failure status due to previous errors
>> > but doesn't say what previous errors!
>> > TIA
>> > Dave
> Why not use tar -zxvf xxx.tar.gz unless, its just xxx.tar, then it
> would be tar -xvf xxx.tar
> Otherwise, perhaps your archive never finished correctly or is
> corrupt. it would be interesting to see the command you used to
> create the archive.
> -- Best regards, Chris
The original command was
tar cvzf F11_Home_Dave_20091217.tar.gz /home/Dave
and the "problem" is that tar tvh F11*gz lists all the files on the F11
desktop, but when the external HDD is transferred to the F12 laptop, tar
tvh (and ark) give the errors quoted...
The reason I went with tar tvh was (to try) to check the contents of
the file after "open with ark" in Dollphin spat out the errors. I guess
that actually trying to extract the files when the table of contents
fails would not be any more successful?
Please reply if you need to ( ie must) use the proprietary nvidia driver
instead of the nouveau driver.
Or some other video driver that doesn't support kernel mode switching.
DON'T reply otherwise, I don't want to hear a debate on the free
versions versus proprietary or anything else.
If you are using the proprietary nvidia driver or some other non kms
equipped driver, how are you finding F12 ? Ie do you experience
freezing when you access some panel items ?
My wife is a busy professional person. The organization she works for
uses Microsoft applications for scheduling and email. The users access
their information via web browsers. She is using the Safari browser on
her iPhone to gain access to her information.
My wife needs better access to her schedule and email. Right now if she
doesn't have an Internet connection she doesn't have access. And the
web user interface was designed to be used with a desktop computer with
a large monitor, not a small handheld device like an iPhone.
There must be a better way.
I understand that some of the OS desktop apps (Evolution and Kontact)
are going to be working with Microsoft Exchange. I suspect that when
they do she will be able to access her information via them.
So what is the smallest practical device that will run F12 ?
How else could one run apps like Evolution and Contact on a small
device ? Could they be made to run on a Symbian device ? What about
>> On Monday 28 December 2009 03:43 PM, Dennis Mattingly wrote:
>> > I've been running Quake 4 from my Fedora 11 box for a while.
>> > And today, a system update broke the game.
>> > (It runs, but some models fail to load, and after a while it crashes).
>> > I think it was a pam update, or something.
>> > How I can list the most recent updates on my machine?
>> > I'm not ready to lose it all just yet...
>> Try `grep 'Dec 27' /var/log/yum.log'. Where December 27th is the date
>> when you updated your machine.
>Plus the good old rpm -qa --last|less still works fine, too
Thanks for the help.
My packages from the update are:
I looked over them, and none of them would affect graphics setup.
But this morning it seems my Quake 4 is working again !!!
I'm thinking it was a temporary video card issue, or other hardware
Thanks for your help & I learned another Linux command.
One day I'll have enough experience to actually contribute back.
>Even more reason to try out the updates-testing repository and give
>feedback about bad updates at http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates
I'm still deciding on how to contribute back.
I'm kinda hesitant to begin any task, since starting anything seems
very tough, and would require a lot of commitment.
I guess they're all excuses, but hey.
New Years Resolutions are just around the corner, and I'm finalizing
my Bash Scripts that help with my Dungeons & Dragons game...
It's been a while since I went looking for a calendar that handles this
simple task only to be repeatedly disappointed. This is one feature that
(uggh) Outlook handles right.
I want to keep track of monthly (or quarterly, or whatever) bills that
recur. Assume it's Jan 1st and you have three bills due this month. You
look at your task list and see the three bills along with the date
they're due. You pay bill A and check off the task for that bill. Now
you look at your task list and see 2 bills still due in January and one
due in February. Pretty simple and logical way to keep track of monthly
bills or other tasks that need to be done regularly, but haven't found
any Linux apps that can handle this task. Anyone have any
I modified /etc/grub.conf on my ThinkPad W700 to show the boot-up
process as text. I did this by commenting out "hiddenmenu" and removing
"rhgb" and "quiet" from the kernel spec line. The W700 has trouble with
a tickless kernel in F12 and needs "nohz=off". The first stanza is shown
The W700 has an nVidia display and uses the nouveau driver. Immediately
after the menu screen in F10 and F11 I'd see 4 penguins (quad core) as
the initialization began. It was kinda neat, but in F12 there's just
black space where those penguins would be. Where'd they go? Is this an
artifact of the nouveau driver?
# Kernel 0
title Fedora 12 (Constantine) [Update 3] (188.8.131.52-174.fc12.x86_64)
kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-174.fc12.x86_64 ro root=UUID=blah-blah-blah LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us nohz=off
Fairview Heights, IL
Why do the following people, time after time, insist on banning me for
asking fedora questions on #fedora?
Khaytsus (or however you speel his name)
They are absolute pricks. If the Fedora community wants to improve
their position with the public, I suggest that they start monitoring
#fedora for the utterly vehement, venomous, vicious attitudes these
regulars have there and do a little pruning of operator priviledges.
I have been a Fedora user for 4 years (since FC3). I have (for
better or worse) provided documentation on some things that have
I have encouraged my friends to switch to linux/fedora. I'm advising
others. I've filed several bug reports. I'M ON-BOARD WITH FEDORA!
So if you want to keep folks like me, and encourage others, please,
PLEASE - clean up the #fedora channel from the egomaniac, self-centered,
self-serving folks that spoil it for so many others.
Have a good New Year!
Randy Yates % "Watching all the days go by...
Digital Signal Labs % Who are you and who am I?"
mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org % 'Mission (A World Record)',
http://www.digitalsignallabs.com % *A New World Record*, ELO
After upgrading to Fedora 12, I installed and tried to set up a
Subversion repository with mixed success. I have worked out the bulk of
the issues but one still has me stumped. Hopefully, someone on this
list knows the answer or can point me to a URL that does.
The problem is that I cannot get Subversion to work with Apache 2.2.
Every time that I try to checkout the repository, I receive a 403
Forbidden Access error. To make matters more frustrating, if I access
the repository using local access (file:///...) the command works. It
is only when I try to use HTTP/WebDAV access (http://localhost/svn/...)
does the access problem occur.
Things that I have tried:
- SELinux enabled and disabled -- no difference.
- Various permissions and ownerships.
-- The repository and Subversion directories are currently owned by
- Various settings in my subversion.conf file for httpd.
-- When the <LimitExcept> section is commented out, the failure comes
on the third
"PROPFIND /svn/Home/sfbooks/trunk HTTP/1.1" request. The first
two return 207
while the third one returns 403. Using Wireshark, all three
requests are identical
barring numbers in the IP headers.
-- When the <LimitExcept> section is active, the failure comes on the
very first request,
"OPTIONS /svn/Home/sfbooks/trunk HTTP/1.1" request with a 403
-- Both 403 responses contain the same reason: "You don't have
permission to access
/svn/Home/sfbooks/trunk\n on this server."
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Root Subversion Directory: /opt/Subversion
Repository Parent Directory: /opt/Subversion/repos
Password File: /opt/Subversion/users/passwords
(created using htpasswd)
SVN Authz Config File: /opt/Subversion/permissions/svnauthz.conf
Repository: Home (located at
Project within Home Repo: sfbooks/trunk
Content of passwords:
Content of svnauthz.conf
Content of conf.d/subversion.conf
LoadModule dav_svn_module modules/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module modules/mod_authz_svn.so
Alias /svn /opt/Subversion/repos
# mod_dav Commands
# SVN Provider Commands
# authz_svn_module Commands
<LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT>
# Authentication Commands
AuthName "Subversion Repository Login"
# <Limit GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT>
# Order Allow,Deny
# Allow from All
Steven F. LeBrun
Quote: /"Winter meant the coming of the lazy wind, which couldn't be
bothered to blow around people and blew right through them instead."/
-- Terry Pratchett, from /"Wyrd Sisters"/
I run Gnome, and have a strong if irrational allergy to KDE in
general; but there are several apps (such as Konqueror for man pages, and
K3B) that I use so much that I make sure to get them even if I have to
install all of KDE to do it. I might well use, or at least try, several
more, if I didn't have to interrupt what I'm concentrating on ..
But for as long as I can remember, there have been two kinds of
entries in the Main menu: ones that will tell you what they are or do if
you hover the cursor over them -- and ones that belong to KDE.
Why the lacuna? Do KDE developers, like Apple developers, presume
that *everyone* already knows?
Do they, like the poet Stefan George, want entanglements of
"barbed wire against the uncalled" [Stacheldraht wider Unberufene] around
Do they offer descriptions, which Fedora (a/o Fedora/Gnome) then
suppresses?? To whom ought one address a request for them??
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.