Is it possible to make a deltaiso without having both the older ISO and
the Newer ISO on a local system.
Example. Fedora-14-Alpha-x86_64-Live.iso was downloaded. A
Fedora-14-Alpha-2-x86_64-Live.iso is availible for download.
Can a deltaiso be made without downloading the newer ISO?
"On June 17th, the X.org team was notified by Invisible Things Lab of
a critical security flaw (PDF) that affected both x86_32 and x86_64
platforms. The flaw deals with escalated privileges of a user process
that has access to the X server. The founder of ITL said of the flaw,
'The attack allows a (unpriviliged) user process that has access to
the X server (so, any GUI application) to unconditionally escalate to
root (but again, it doesn't take advantage of any bug in the X
server!). In other words: any GUI application (think e.g. sandboxed
PDF viewer), if compromised (e.g. via malicious PDF document) can
bypass all the Linux fancy security mechanisms, and escalate to root,
and compromise the whole system.' This has apparently been a security
flaw since kernel 2.6 was released. From the article, 'On 13 August,
Linus Torvalds committed an initial fix, but several patches were
added afterward for various reasons. The problem has been addressed in
versions 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 of the kernel.'"
August 13 is 10 days ago. Kernel.org now says the latest stable version is:
stable: 184.108.40.206 2010-08-20
It was out 3 days ago.
Any reason Fedora is not updating the kernel on what looks like a major flaw.
I just installed Fedora 13 on my home system.
Previously I had Fedora 11 running there (and 13 on my laptop for quite some
My H/W configuration:
Shuttle, with Intel i915 chipset
Monitor: Dell P1110
Both F-11 and F-13 detect and use the intel x11 driver, and monitor.
I use the same xorg.conf on both systems (in /etc/X11/xorg.conf)
F-11 will give me 1600x1200 resolution, F-13 will only give me 1024x768
I've checked the Xorg.0.log -- it almost looks like F-13 is NOT looking at my
xorg.conf file (where I specify the resolutions in my Screen section). When it
comes to the mode lines, it is not seeing anything above 1024x768
I'm at a loss as to what to look for, or how to fix this.
I should mention ...
If I I take the modeline info from the F-11 Xorg.0.log, generated the equivalent
Modelines, put them into my xorg.conf, and X will quite happily display at
1600x1200. But system-config-display will not let me select above 1024x768, and
also X will not rotate between the various modes (control-shift-+) even though
all the modelines are in my new xorg.conf.
Any thoughts / suggestions / urls ?
Many thanks in advance, and all the best,
Please also check the log file at "/dev/null" for additional information.
| Greg Hosler ghosler(a)redhat.com |
Can the dev team make it easier to install Fedora 14
when Windows is already installed on the same hard drive?
To be honest I use Ubuntu 10.04 and it does this automatically
when installing(it shrinks Windows partition during install)
I installed F13 on a hard drive with Windows XP on it already
and was disappointed that F13 had no option to shrink
the Windows partition during F13 install.
I installed F13 on my test computer for software testing.
So, I just noticed that /dev/shm is 4 gig on my system
with 8 gig of main memory. Does fedora always just automatically
take half the memory for /dev/shm (I've never seen it say
more than 1% was in use, so I'm not sure why it thinks
it needs half). Does tempfs really grab all that memory
up front? Or is that just some max it can grow to if it
wants? Just curious if it affects the memory available
for my virtual machines...
I have a kingston 32 GB pen drive which I tried to format but it is
showing me the following error:
Error mounting device
org.freeDesktop.DeviceKitDisks.Error.Failed: Not a mountable file system
But when I insert any other per drive it works. Is there any remedy for this?
Anybody have a good set of detailed instructions on how to go about
installing OS2 Warp 4 using KVM in Fedora 13? The iso file of the install CD
is non-bootable. I've seen some instructions for Qemu, which I assume could
work for KVM, but the procedure looks messy. I'm looking for something easy
or a good way to convert the iso into a bootable install iso.
Leland C. Scott
Dual boot Fedora 13 and Windows XP ???
I formatted a 250GB HDD with NTFS and install Windows XP.
I want to now install onto same HDD Fedora 13 and dual boot.
I burned the Fedora 13 ISO to a CD and checked the MD5sum.
I put into computer's CD drive and boot it.
It boots fine into a working desktop.
I click install icon, but do not see an option to dual boot Fedora 13
On Ubuntu install, there is an option to shrink Windows partition to
I've Googled for hours but do not see a guide to dual boot F13 and XP.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
How can you rmove the list of users that can login from login screen?
does not work neither do thw other simple_user options.
Aaron Konstam <akonstam(a)sbcglobal.net>