Touring the system investigating selinux alerts naming the Console*-daemon, it
came to my attention that I had the start-stop links for ConsoleKit, LISa, and
fglrx laying around, but that there were no corresponding files at the other
end of the link in ../init.d. So I nuked them. Inspecting the ConsoleKit
packages seems to indicate those files are not now part of the system.
However, it was strange in that I could not rm them by typing the names, but
had to copy paste the names into the command line. That seemed odd, but on
further inspection with htop, the 50+ copies of ConsoleKit normally running on
my F8 system are also on the missing list.
Is this something I need to fix ASAP? According to yumex, all the ConsoleKit
stuff is installed. Looking at SEadmin, the consolekit policy module is
Rights on the console-kit-daemon are:
root@coyote ~]# ls -la --context /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
-rwxr-xr-x root root system_u:object_r:consolekit_exec_t:s0
Selinuxtroubleshooter says I should do a restorecon -v './console-kit-daemon',
but it returns silently and changes nothing.
Things are sort of working, and I will post other messages about a couple of
miss-fires I'm found so far, so they are in separate threads.
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rainy Sunday afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
Hello. I'm attempting a newbie skill building exercise rather than
solving a particular problem, but I'm missing something obvious.
Searching hasnt helped me on this specific point.
I imagine that 'make' of the entire kernel source RPM (at the exact
version as my Fedora 9 precompiled kernels) should closely duplicate
my precompiled kernel modules, for example my ALSA driver module
However as shown by 'ls' at the last paragraph of this email, I notice
that the snd-intel8x0.ko I build using 'make' is 230265 bytes but the
precompiled operational one is *much* smaller at 39592 bytes.
I am afraid to proceed to 'make install' until these files look
Also I notice that if I build the kernel.rpm and then 'rpm -qp --dump'
it, then these file sizes *are* identical.
So I am wondering what affects the size of the .ko file between 'make'
and the built RPM. As a newbie in this area I am far from
comprehending the entire kernel.spec or Makefiles system. So it would
greatly assist me if someone could give me a pointer what to look at
Please note that my aim is not to build an rpm. My aim is to become
knowledgable enough extract a kernel source tree from a srpm, to be
able to 'make' it, and ultimately to be able to 'make' subsections of
it, in particular make and install an individual module, without
building an rpm. I understand the consequences for my rpm database.
Using diff on the output from 'modinfo' on each file gives only these
> filename: /lib/modules/2.6.25-14.fc9.i686/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko
< vermagic: 2.6.25 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS
> vermagic: 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS
I'm using the reference
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/lkmpg/2.6/html/x380.html ("Linux Kernel Module
Programming Guide: Building modules for a precompiled kernel").
My complete approach is reproduced below. Probably you can skip the
first 3 paragraphs that just show my rpmbuild targets. ~/rpmbuild is a
symlink due to insufficient free space on my home drive.
By the way, I live in a remote location with poor quality dialup
internet so sadly I cannot possibly keep my installation at the latest
update of all packages between DVD releases.
I'll be really grateful for any tips on the above, thanks. David
[~]$ uname -a
Linux kablamm.localdomain 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 #1 SMP Thu May 1 06:28:41
EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[~]$ ln -v -s -f -T "/BIG/HOME/david/rpmbuild" "/home/david/rpmbuild"
`/home/david/rpmbuild' -> `/BIG/HOME/david/rpmbuild'
[~]$ cat .rpmmacros
%_topdir %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild
%__arch_install_post /usr/lib/rpm/check-rpaths /usr/lib/rpm/check-buildroot
%distribution Fedora %(tr -dc [0-9] </etc/fedora-release)
%_home %(echo $HOME)
%_gpg_name %( gpg --list-keys | sed -n "s/^uid *//p" | head -1 )
[~]$ rpm -Uvh kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.src.rpm
[~]$ cd ~/rpmbuild/kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9
[kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9]$ rpmbuild -bp "--target=$(uname -m)" kernel.spec
[linux-2.6.25.i686]$ cp /boot/config-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 .config
[linux-2.6.25.i686]$ find ~/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-2.6.25/
[linux-2.6.25.i686]$ ls -l
-rw-rw---- 1 david david 230265 2009-02-26 20:24
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 39592 2008-05-01 20:49
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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:33:13 -0430
From: "Patrick O'Callaghan" <pocallaghan(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Dolphin doesn't see CD/DVD
On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 22:49 +0100, DB wrote:
> > Evening All,
> > Since my preupgrade from F9 to F10, it seems I cannot see my CD/DVD
> > players with Dolphin (nor Krusader). Have I killed something else while
> > trying to get viddeo & sound working with Skype? Or has something else
> > been moved to a new package & I've missed it??
Do you mean you can't see the actual device files (/dev/...) or you
can't play the media? If you can't see the files, check if they still
exist ('ls /dev/...' from the command line). If you can't play the
media, you'll need to say how you used to do it. Dolphin doesn't play
media itself, it uses Kaffeine (or VLC, or dragon, or mplayer, or ...)
Neither Dolphin nor Krusader would list or show an icon of anything outside "Home" or "Root"; I found autofs had deinstalled during the upgrade so reinstalled that & my external HDD came back. Rythmbox one time showed the tracklist, but wouldn't play anything, alsomixer wuld show lots of controls & freeze with nearly 100% CPU usage; Pulsaudio didn't seem to do anything, so (following the comments in the forum) I deleted PA, but couldn't take out some of the sub utilis of PA without yum wanting to deinstall everything as nmothing was used by anything else..... So loaded amarok & music plays automatically but the icons in "places" for the CD/DVD drives are still missing. The drives show up however in HWLister. /dev shows entries for cdrom & cdrom1 & cdrw, dvd, dvd1 & dvdrw.
I did an update. It said I should reboot.
After reboot, X does not come up.
I can flip to a text console: that's what I'm typing this into.
Anyone else have this problem?
I'm running X86-66 Fedora 10. The video card is an Asus EAH3650
/var/log/Xorg.0.log shows some bad news:
(EE) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 enabled but has no modes
But I don't know why it says that. Preceding lines include:
(II) RADEON(0): Printing probed modes for output DVI-0
(II) RADEON(0): Modeline "2560x1600"x59.9 268.00 2560 2608 2640 2720 1600 1603 1609 1646 +hsync +vsync (98.5 kHz)
This is a correct modeline for the monitor
(II) RADEON(0): Output HDMI-0 disconnected
(II) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 connected
(II) RADEON(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
Eventually, it says:
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
I don't know which update is the problem. Certainly one in the alst
It cannot be the actual X device driver because I didn't update that.
There is a driver update but I don't apply it because it does not
work on my system. See
The ati driver recognizes the video card as:
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI ATI Radeon HD 3600 XT" (ChipID = 0x9598)
The "ATI ATI" is a typo fixed in the current driver.
I've got Fedora 10 on my home "server" with an old wireless B card
installed. If I start X and run system-config-network I can successfully
bring up the wireless network using Network Manager, so support for my
wireless card is already built-in. But as soon as I "log off" and go
back to run level 3 (I boot up in level 3 and start X by hand) it shuts
down my wireless connection.
I'd like to set this machine up so the wireless network comes up
automatically at reboot. I've got the router set up with WPA2 and AES so
I need to store the key somewhere. Are there good instructions for doing
due to place reasons I disabled my status bar (that widget on bottom) in
firefox on my f9 laptop.
Looks like I can easily waive all what's displayed on that widget.
Except for link targets from e.g. slashdot.
So there is that tiny hoverbox that can pop up for links, images,
buttons etc. Is there a way to force firefox to show a link target in
that hoverbox (after a delay)?
I've just re-booted my system after an update, and my keyboard layout
I have a Logitech deluxe 250 keyboard. I tried going into
System->Preferences->Hardware->Keyboard - it showed me a USA layout
(nothing else, although I am in United Kingdom, and my system has long
be configured that way). So I tried to add a layout. I could not find
my keyboard in the choices under Logitech.
Worse, every layout I looked at (and not just logitech) did not show
the full number of keys (the key between the left-hand SHIFt and the Z
- labelled \ on my keyboard is missing).
How can I select the correct layout?
My main menu, under System Tools, offers something called a
catalog installer. If I click it, I get an error popup telling me I have
I stuck it briefly onto the panel, so as to be able to right-
click it and look at the Properties. Those tell me the command it
What kind of cockamamie half-formed app is this? What is it
supposed to catalog? What I have -- in some way? What I could get -- in
some way? Is it actually related to the "gpk" it contains, or is that
just a way to get it?
And above all, what is supposed to go in place of that "%F" --
and how do we find such things?
If there is some way to get a better overview of software, either
on the machine or available, I'm all for it -- the one in gpk started out
bad, and has only gotten worse. Sheesh.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.