it sometimes happens to me that X completely locks up, while the
machine is still alive on the network.
This is on F14, untainted kernel, nouveau driver, no 3D used,
KDE desktop on a 32-bit machine with 8GiB RAM and PAE kernel.
It typically happens when something is going to be drawn on
the screen (a window pops up or virtual desktop change).
I would like to open a bug, but I'm not able to attach any kind
of usable log; dmesg says nothing, all I can say is that
the screen remains frozen (including the pointer), the X
server and the kernel keep doing some "SIG ALRM" stuff and
any attempt to access the X server stalls the command (xrandr
or xset, for example), in a Ctrl-C responsive way.
This is happening on different kernel revisions. This laptop
is perfectly stable and it sometimes takes a few weeks to show
the problem (using suspend during the night).
If I do a fresh reboot there is a high probability of a lockup
in a mater of minutes/hours.
Just as if there were lucky and unlucky reboots (important stuff
being placed in memory areas which is easily corrupted?).
Another data point: this laptop sometimes fails to suspend properly
(remains frozen). In any case the last frozen-X event happened
today before any attempt to suspend, so I can not blame the
BIOS and ACPI parts.
Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it
Surely I'm missing something, but shouldn't there be an uption on the
right-click menu over a pen drive, to format the drive?. Can't find
I go to Computer, select the KINGSTON device, right click, properties,
and I see the following tabs:
Basic, Emblems, Permissions, Open with, Notes
Nowhere is there any option to "format drive".
I know I can probaly just format it from Bash, but I'm curious of what
is the expected way to initiate a drive format from the Gnome GUI....
I'm using an ancient system with Fedora 10 here... uname -a
188.8.131.52-170.2.117.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Thu Dec 10 11:00:29 EST 2009
i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
PS: The options available on the pop-up menu for the drive object are:
Open with other application
I installed Windows 7 in a KVM virtual machine running on
Fedora 15. The guest is configured with an es1370 sound card.
Windows detected the sound device and installed drivers, but I
don't get any sound.
The same thing happens when configured with an ac97 sound device.
Michael Eager eager(a)eagercon.com
1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-325-8077
I've tried GNOME 3 for a couple of months and I really don't like it.
Is there any way to go back to GNOME 2 on Fedora 15? Can I reuse the
F14 rpms? Or can I rebuild the F14 srpms on my F15 system?
Or perhaps someone else has already done this work and made GNOME 2
available for F15?
Dave Cross :: dave(a)dave.org.uk
slim started up fine when this machine was running Fedora 14. I installed it from for Fedora 15:
It doesn't start any more. I get this in /var/log/slim.log:
slim: unexpected signal 15
sh: /usr/bin/xauth: Permission denied
I'm trying to launch slim by changing my /etc/sysconfig/desktop from:
How do I fix this?
PS Sorry if this received twice, email mumble mumble
I believe Scanner Tool translates to xsane? I know I had an
application that permitted editing those names in the menu but
can't recall its name?
I'm trying to copy a page of clear text with an HP-5370C flat
bed scanner that I have been using for some time. I am using
xsane which I believe I installed via yum before I realized that
Scanner Tool meant xsane. Scanner Tool will not start apparently
because it sees another version of xsane.
That's not really my problem however. I have saved scans as .png
and .pnm and neither will print a clear copy. The text looks as
though it was copied through the mesh of a window screen and is
hard to read.
Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
Am I the only one having problems with kernel 184.108.40.206-0 and/or
(a)kmod-nvidia 280.13-2 in fc14 and/or fc15 ?
My Dell duo won't boot the afore mentioned kernel at all. It fails with a
kernel bug message. It runs prior kernels just fine.
My HP laptop freezes during a graphical session login with the
aforementioned kernel and nvidia module. It did so in FC14. I upgraded to
fc15 and it does the same thing.
The same laptop runs the F15 Live iso just fine and also runs the
aforementioned kernel from the cli just fine. The problem is only when a
graphical session is being used.
Is anyone else having the same problem or is it just me ?
was the KDE desktop removed in F15??
~]# yum grouplist | grep -i kde
KDE Software Compilation
KDE Software Development
I don't find the corresponding group
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