I have a hard drive that I need to destroy the data on. What is the most
dependable way to do this? Can reformatting the drive as ext3 or ext4 or
some other filesystem effectively destroy the existing data?
Is there free software that can write zeroes or some form of nonsense to
every storage location?
I've got rather annoyed with the Xandros on my EeePC-4G,
and am thinking of installing a different OS.
I would like to install Fedora,
as I am running Fedora or CentOS on all my other machines,
but I'm attracted by the fact that there is
a version of Ubuntu (eeebuntu)
apparently specifically for the EeePC.
I suppose there isn't an eeeFedora?
Does anyone have an argument for installing Fedora
on this very small machine?
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I am new for Fedora. I was trying to install Fedora 10 core to my external
USB 40GB harddisk using bootable Fedora 10 core DVD.
I have unplugged all internal hard disk for any risk.
But while installation it was not detecting USB hard disk.
Can anybody help me regarding this issue.
While I was conducting a web meeting with a number of people yesterday
my keyboard stopped working. Thats the second time its happened and I
was forced to reboot! Imagine my acute frustration that because of a
kernel update the boot loader failed and I was left with a blinking
cursor! While 10 people patiently waited on the phone I had to boot the
installer and go through the "change boot loader" part of an os
upgrade. Luckly that worked and I was back in business in about 15 minutes.
I suspect that all my raving about the stability of linux over windows
is now the source of some humor in my company and the 3 other companies
represented on the call....
The kernel update that "got me" was: kernel-126.96.36.199-170.2.35.fc10.x86_64
Hi all, what's the status for trying to upgrade F10 to F11 using yum-
I'm trying to upgrade against the 11-Preview version which is
available but crash into some dependencie problems.
Is there a way I can try to upgrade now to what will be F11 or do I
have to wait another week?
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I'm trying to setup a Linksys WUSB54G and I get this error message from
usb 2-2: firmware: requesting l3886usb
usb 2-2: (p54usb) cannot find firmware (isl3886usb)
usb 2-2: firmware: requesting isl3890usb
p54usb: probe of 2-2:1.0 failed with error -2
usbcore: registered new interface driver p54usb
I have googled isl3886USB and can't find the firmware, does anyone know
where this firmware
I've setup up mt-daapd on my F10 server which contains my music
collection of flac and mp3 files.
On my rawhide install (I'll follow the F11 release path) I've got
Banshee and RhythmBox both installed and want to use them to access the
music collection via the mt-daapd server.
On RhythmBox I can see the files on the server but there is no artist,
album or track information beyond the filename.
Banshee won't even see the mt-daapd server. I think it's supposed to
auto-discover the server, but it doesn't seem to work.
Any one got any hints for me?
I am running cronometer 0.9.5 as downloaded from
It ran fine with KDE 4.2 and 4.2.1. It now crashes the session with KDE
4.2.2. It looks like something is wrong with repaint. It seems fine if
the application is just open, but as soon as you move the application
window the whole desktop area starts going weird.
$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_10"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_10-b33)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 11.0-b15, mixed mode)
BTW: Cronometer seems to be well written and its useful for people who
want to track diet and fitness goals. I recommend that it be included in
the Fedora repositories.
Thanks for listening.
My son is getting to that "funny" age whereby I need to keep certain
sites away from him.
Is there any way that I can block an IP address or certain keywords from
his user settings so that it doesn't matter which browser he uses, he
can't access them?
For example, I want to block the BBC websites wholesale or anything with
the words Microsoft, MSN or Hotmail in the URL - you get the idea - but
also an IP range such as 172.168.*.*
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I recently installed F11 Preview (from live CD) on 2 of my laptops and I
cannot run X apps remotely from these machines anymore. I get a message
like: "(gedit:4221): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
localhost:10.0". That means that the app is running on the remote
machine (there's a PID) but I can't get the display on the local
machine. The F11 machines can successfully run remote X apps from any
machine that's not running F11. I've been looking for a solution for
several days and I'm getting desperate