I turn off rhgb so I can (maybe) see who was doing what
if the system hangs during startup or shutdown. The
startup part works fine, but someone, somewhere, insists
on switching to a totally blank vterm when I'm
doing a shutdown, so I can't see any of the messages
from services stopping, etc.
Does anyone know who is in charge of doing this switch?
Is it whatever login manager I'm using (gdm or kdm)?
Is it the X server itself? Is it plymouth?
I'm just wondering what code to look at to see if I
can maybe send in a patch to make it behave more sanely
with rhgb disabled.
>about::config shows that ipv6 is set to false,
>so that cannot be the cause. But I will try wireshark.
I have a suspicion that you misunderstood ipv6 state in about:config ...
This is what it looks like (assuming it is in an original default state):
network.dns.disableIPv6 default boolean false
It means that ipv6 is enabled !
If you want to disable ipv6, right click on the line and select Toggle to read
network.dns.disableIPv6 user set boolean true
On 07/01/2010 10:42 AM, Tom Horsley wrote:
> Unfortunately, enabling or disabling IPV6 doesn't seem to have
> much to do with the library doing V6 DNS lookups. I could
> swear there was something added to nsswitch.conf or resolv.conf
> that you could set to disable v6 dns requests, but I can't
> remember what it was called.
> I run bind as a caching nameserver, forwarding lookups to my
> ISP's server and set the -4 option on the command line to
> make it stick to ipv4 and all my DNS lookup problems vanished.
>> bind is too complex to run and maintain.
>> Really, it is a huge overkill for what I need.
>> I hope nscd authors will fix it soon so it does not
>> purge it's cache every few seconds. I check'ed it's
>> config file and the
>> restart-interval 3600
>> seems reasonable.
I think that the default "restart-interval 3600", that is 3600
secs = 1hr,
is a low/impractical value. I mean you want to keep your cache for much longer,
perhaps a week or more ... It is why one wanted it in the first place.
Btw, there is a very good alternative (to BIND, etc) for DNS caching, namely
dnsmasq package. It is simpler, easier on resources.
I switched from bind to it and it serves me well.
It is part of F13, used in other distros (Slackware, etc).
> yum info dnsmasq
3 times in about as many weeks my left mouse button has ceased to
function. I cannot associate this with any particular activity.
Because you can't do much without that button I have to reboot my laptop
to get out of it. This mouse is a bluetooth mouse, but while the
problem exists the builtin mice don't work either.
Has anyone else seen this problem?
Does anyone have a way to track down the source of this problem?
My system is:
lenovo thinkpad t61p
fedora 12 (64 bit)
using gnome desktop
How do I get Chromium to "Send Link" by Thunderbird instead of Kmail.
Below is the script for Send Link in Chromium.
Command not found. Similar command is: 'clear'
Which would explain the annoying pause after I mis-type something.
Anyone know how to suppress this nonsense?
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I thought it was sufficient to look into the headers
of the offending email spammmers and add these respective
IP address and/or host names to the /etc/mail/access file,
but I am beginning to suspect that these headers could be
easily spoofed with bogus entries, right?
I am really getting tired of adding in entries into the access
file, and writing email filters (in thunderbird) for patterns
dumping spammers into the trash - and yet - I am still forced
to review the trash for entries that should not have been trashed.
Seems like a real chore and a losing proposition...
What do admins of sendmail use, besides spamassasin?
>Well, I have found that setting the interval to a longer time does
>indeed help a lot!
>However, the behavior of Firefox in resolving URL's is still strange!
>If I click on a link, firefox spends almost a full minute to resolve the
>so while it is waiting (spinning), I use the gnome terminal to
>and it resolves it in less than a second. I look at firefox, and it is
>still trying to resolve!!
>Firefox seems to use some other way to resolve the url's domain - the
>painfully slow way!!
>Firefox has no config means of telling it how to resolve - so I'm at a
>loss as to it's behavior.
- of course I assume that your system config files are OK, like
[jb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
[jb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/host.conf
[jb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
[jb@localhost ~]$ ps aux |grep nscd
nscd 8652 0.0 0.1 150296 1328 ? Ssl 04:34 0:01 /usr/sbin/nscd
jb 9924 0.0 0.0 4308 724 pts/0 S+ 09:58 0:00 grep nscd
[jb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
#hosts: db files nisplus nis dns
hosts: files dns
# Example - obey only what nisplus tells us...
#services: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#networks: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#protocols: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#rpc: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#ethers: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#netmasks: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
automount: files nisplus
aliases: files nisplus
[jb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/nscd.conf
# logfile /var/log/nscd.log
# threads 4
# max-threads 32
# stat-user somebody
# reload-count 5
# restart-interval 3600
enable-cache passwd yes
positive-time-to-live passwd 600
negative-time-to-live passwd 20
suggested-size passwd 211
check-files passwd yes
persistent passwd yes
shared passwd yes
max-db-size passwd 33554432
auto-propagate passwd yes
enable-cache group yes
positive-time-to-live group 3600
negative-time-to-live group 60
suggested-size group 211
check-files group yes
persistent group yes
shared group yes
max-db-size group 33554432
auto-propagate group yes
enable-cache hosts yes
#jb positive-time-to-live hosts 3600
#jb 3600 x 24 x 30 = approx 1 month
positive-time-to-live hosts 2592000
negative-time-to-live hosts 20
suggested-size hosts 211
check-files hosts yes
persistent hosts yes
shared hosts yes
max-db-size hosts 33554432
enable-cache services yes
positive-time-to-live services 28800
negative-time-to-live services 20
suggested-size services 211
check-files services yes
persistent services yes
shared services yes
max-db-size services 33554432
- look at your system services and permanently or temporarily disable
unneeded services/daemons that interact with a network/Internet,
like avahi-daemon, etc.
- in cases like this make sure that you have up to date firefox , and that
means install it from scratch (before that save your bookmarks),
remove firefox, remove ALL leftover related directories so that no data
or config caches are present (!), and install it again.
- start firefox and do not do any customized config yet; just try the same or
any other URL to see if the problem persists
- do you have any custom firefox plug-ins installed , or any other stuff for
that matter ?
Remove that extra funcy stuff and see if it helps.
- now you can look at config issues
- do you utilize any outside filter/proxy, like squid ?
- do you config proxy in firefox ?
- take a look at config via menu
- take a look at config via url about:config
Start with filter like ipv6 (you can turn it off/on and see the effect)
Btw, that was once a cause of identical firefox/chromium problem in
the past !
Continue with filter like dns, and so on.
Remember to restart firefox if you change config (just in case, to have it
- install other browser like Opera for testing and see if the problem persists.
Does anyone know where I can get macchanger-gtk.rpm.
I have search all over the Google for a RPM with no luck.
I do not want to fight with a tar.gz and compiling.
Is there a App. to change a DEB to a RPM, I know all about Alien, that
goes from RPM to DEB.