I did not use gdm for some time and now I'm not happy how it looks in Fedora
First of all - the list of local users is unacceptable from security
reasons. Even if it supports such "an " option - how it can be the default
Second problem I have is shutdown button (and possibly restart as well) -
when you click on shutdown button by mistake, system will shut - there is no
I also tried to find some ways how to customize gdm in Fedora 11 but I did
not find any usable guide.
Can anybody please advise me how can I have prompt asking for username only
(showing last logged user at maximum) and not displaying the list of all
Also can I somehow add confirmation or remove shutdown restart buttons from
Or can you please advise any alternative to gdm?
Thank you very much,
I've been looking at this for some time in both the
archives of the list and the web in general. The problem
is that when my Fedora 12 machine is connected though the
KVM (Apex Outlook 8 port) the monitor shows up as "Unknown"
and the resolution is limited to 800x600.
If I plug the monitor directly into the machine, it resolves
just fine and I have the full range of resolutions.
I tried an number of things so far and the one which seemed
most promising was to plug the monitor directly into the
machine and go to run level 3. I then ran "xorg -configure"
which created /root/xorg.conf.new (I may be remembering the
syntax of the command incorrectly). I copied that to
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and uncommented the NoDDC option with the syntax:
Option "NoDDC" "True"
Unfortunately the results are unchanged. The Xorg.0.log appears
to show that the xorg.conf file is being read, but it goes out
and probes the monitor anyway.
I have put the xorg.conf file and Xorg.0.log out at my web
site in the hope someone can give me a pointer on how to
make X use what I tell it in the xorg.conf file and not
do the probes itself. Note that my Fedora 6 machine, Redhat 9
machine, sparc 20, and assorted Windows machines work
I appreciate any time and help which can be offered.
I have been seeing very long boot times for the last few months so I ran
bootchart. But I can't render the chart after booting. The web interface
seems to be down. And the java application supplied with bootchart
generates the following error.
> $ java -jar /usr/share/java/bootchart.jar
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/cli/ParseException
> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.cli.ParseException
> at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:217)
> at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
> at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:205)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:319)
> at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:294)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:264)
> at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:332)
> Could not find the main class: org.bootchart.Main. Program will exit.
I have the Java Development Kit files installed:
> $ rpm -qa *openjdk*
What seems to be wrong?
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
I need to ssh to some remote VM that sit in a private LAN. For any other
service (e.g. RDP) I'd use ssh tunneling just normal.
But what do I do for ssh traffic? Since ssh is not host agnostic, it
will always complain about localhost having a different RSA key.
I just do not want to edit the known_hosts every time I need to connecto
to a new machine!
Is there some way to tell ssh to use a tunnel directly for a connection?
I'm having problems with a new system and it appears to be Linux rather than hardware since I've been running for about 2 days now with Win XP SP2 installed on the same hardware.
It's a MSI P41-C31 motherboard with an Intel Core2 Duo E7500 processor. I'm using a PCI Express SPARKLE SFPX84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS video card.
I experience complete hangs (no key presses acknowledged, system not pingable) almost randomly but moreso when using Video. For example, trying to boot into graphical mode will hang almost immediately. Text console will hang within 1/2 hour or less.
I've swapped the video card with another computer (it works fine there) and also tried different power supplies and hard drives. Most recently I've installed Windows XP SP3 on the same computer and it's been running for about 2 days now without problems. So, this seems to be a linux issu.
I've tried increasing the PCI-Express bus speed from 100 to 105 and it will run a little longer before crashing with video, but appears to create some other instability. So, this is not an acceptable solution.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do to resolve this? The RMA Hell is killing me. :-(
I have some troubles with my 3D acceleration of my Nvidia Card GeForce
My system is fedora 12 x86_64 (Kernel 184.108.40.206-99.fc12.x86_64) and I
installed the Nvidia driver (driver version 195.36.15) like described in
the fedoraforum.org via rpmfusion.
Then I installed wine and started WoW. The game starts but I have
massive graphical corruptions (so I cant see a thing on the display) and
my screen flickers every few seconds. I tried to activate Compiz, but I
have nearly the same problems like with WoW: My screen is flickering, my
mouse is very slow and also if I try to move the terminal window, it is
So I started to search for the reason.
I installed these nvidia packages:
glxinfo | grep rendering says "direct rendering: yes"
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTS 250/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.15
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.50 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
For me everything looks fine here.
I know glxgears is not a benchmark, but I think I have really very low
27 frames in 5.8 seconds = 22.000 FPS
132 frames in 5.0 seconds = 26.174 FPS
59 frames in 6.3 seconds = 9.335 FPS
106 frames in 6.2 seconds = 16.969 FPS
45 frames in 5.9 seconds = 7.665 FPS
45 frames in 5.4 seconds = 8.371 FPS
41 frames in 5.0 seconds = 8.120 FPS
My xorg.conf is short:
[root@Melanie X11]# cat xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
I have no idea what the reason is for the bad 3D acceleration. Do you
have any suggestions for me?
Thank you in advance.
Since it's late April, with F13 due next month, I presume that
preupgrade must working, or about to start working, no? But I've seen
precious few posts here about it -- and in view of the things ordinary
updates seem to've been breaking lately, I'm a little spooky.
Any word on it?
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
I have a Linksys WVC54GCA camera running under Fedora-12.
This camera can be connected under Ethernet or WiFi.
The theory is that you connect it under Ethernet
and set it up, and it then runs under WiFi.
I find that while it works for one dhcpd lease
(or possibly two leases) it seems always to fail then.
As I want to run it at a remote site (in another country)
this is not much use.
I don't see anything in /var/log/messages to explain this.
The camera does not seem to ask for renewal of its lease.
Assuming that this is something to do with the camera,
I wonder if anyone has advice on a suitable WiFi camera
for this purpose?
I guess I'd prefer a tilt and shift camera,
if such is available for a reasonable sum.
If anyone has experience of running such a camera
under Fedora or CentOS I should very much like to hear
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
A suggestion was made to have game sessions for the community playing games
available in Fedora. A pilot project has been started and the first
session will be this Friday (or Saturday depending on timezone).
For background you can find the original request at:
A wiki page for this project is at:
The first session will start this Friday at 9pm EDT (0100 UTC Saturday).
We will be playing bzflag and attempting to use Fedora Talk (x2010) as a
social channel, as chatting socially by typing, while playing bzflag seems
hard to do.
bzflag is a pretty light, chaotic game that allows for easy dropping in
and out. The session will last at least 2 hours, but will go longer if
people actually show up and want to keep playing. games1.wolff.to will
be set up as a private server, but you will just be able to connect without
any special password. Before we start playing we will be using the
#fedora-games IRC channel to communicate in case there are problems.
If you think it's likely you'll show up you can add you name in the wiki
so we know how many people to expect.
The week after we will be running a Wesnoth session, using the in game
chat for socializing. That's a much different game and will probably
appeal to a different group of people.
After that, it depends on the response both a of players and people willing
to sponsor games. At least initially we want to try a lot of different
stuff. The first two being at the same time has to do with my schedule.
I would hope that other people run game sessions at different times in
order to be more accessible to other people.