I have got a new external hard disk, which I would like to use as a
mirror of my home directory (for backup purpose). What format for the
external disk filesystem do you recommend? And what the proper command
to accomplish the formatting?
Thanks in advance,
How would one go about applying FC16 updates to a system with no Internet
The system will be freshly installed via DVD, and then requires all the
associated updates. Is there any way to download the updates on another
machine (that has Internet access), copy them over to the target system
and apply them that way? i.e. create a 'local' repository so to speak?
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I have Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard with a single PCI Express 2.0 x16
slot. It currently has a decent NVidia card - a GeForce 7300 GT. I've
got two monitors attached, one via the VGA port and one via the digital
video port. It works well, I get accelerated X and wobbly windows and
all that silliness. Guilty pleasure: I like eye candy.
I'd *really* love to do triple head - the monitor in front of me for my
main work, and the two side screens for supporting stuff.
I am wondering, since my motherboard has a four PCI Express x1 ports and
I see PCI Express x1 video cards for decent prices, if I can either
replace my single card with two identical two-port X1 cards, or just add
a single X1 video card to what I already have and get triple head.
Has anyone done this?
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My F16 system seems to have gotten to a very strange state. It's a Dell
laptop. It started when I have the laptop unplugged, and I closed the lid.
Usually this makes it goes to sleep (i.e. suspend to RAM). This time, it
didn't seem so; the fan started to run in high speed, and after a while I re-
opened the lid and tried to wake up the machine without success. It was
unresponsive. I then decided to hard-kill it by pressing the power button for
This is where the strangeness started. I was able to boot it back, but then it
keeps rebooting after the boot process is done. It would get to the state
where I need to log in, and within several second, it would reboot itself.
This happens over and over.
I tried running it in single mode, it stills rebooting itself. "emergency"
mode stopped it from this reboot cycle, but as soon as I changed runlevel with
systemctl, it would reboot after it finishes loading the new runlevel.
I tried running linux rescue with F16 boot disk, chroot to the installation
root, updated the system, and reboot. And this continuous rebooting happens
I even tried "upgrading" the system from F16 book disk (so, upgrade to
itself). And that doesn't solve the issue either.
I am running out of ideas. The only thing left is to completely re-install,
and I don't really want to do that right now as I have lots of stuff there
already. So, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I believe the ability to have /boot on RAID was removed in fc15 so in
fc16, /boot was a single partition, like /dev/sda1. I recently had my
primary disk fail on one of my systems, and recovering with a failed
sda was very difficult.
Has this issue been fixed in fc17? Is it now possible install RAID on
/boot so there are multiple disks that can be used to read the boot
I still don't understand why LVM is the default layout method when
there is no redundancy. I also choose to create my own filesystem
layout, as tedious as it has become.
Is the 2MB BIOS BOOT partition necessary?
Where can I tell F17 under fxce if possible) I want it to
automount any disk I put into a drive?? (In addition to its own internal
drive for removable media, each machine can also be connected to an
external USB drive.)
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
I have a server with a good old rs232 port, namely com1 in the win32 / os2
I have plugged a good old real external modem (not winmodem) -a Zoltrix V90
56k- via db9 rs232 cable to the com1 port.
On Fedora 16+ I get no /dev/modem device at all. Why this?
If I fire up kppp and select the modem tab, under port I get a long list of
meaningless names like
So... is there any app/script out there that can save me the hassle of
trying one by one and find a modem that answers in the com1 port?
I really don' t want to know what meaningless name F16+ assigns to the
port... just give me a good old /dev/modem...
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto
- George Orwell
I did the preupgrade yesterday on three machines without issue.
On my laptop, though, I'm having a problem with shutting the laptop down
now. It's a Lenovo W510+ and, during the shutdown process, when it
switches to text I see an error (don't remember the exact text offhand)
about shutdown having a problem. Then the laptop just stops and the
CapsLock light starts blinking. At this point I have to power down the
old Irish way by holding the power button.
Anybody else hitting this?
Darryl L. Pierce, Sr. Software Engineer @ Red Hat, Inc.
Delivering value year after year.
Red Hat ranks #1 in value among software vendors.
I' m using VLC 2.01 as per the vlc-2.0.1-1.fc17.i686 RPM
I quickly found that the default audio ' visualization ' plugins included
with VLC 2.x suck so badly that it'd be better if they included no
visualizations AT ALL.
So off I went to google for better alternatives, and quickly found about
which aptly describes itself as " an awesome music visualizer. There is
nothing better in the world of Unix. projectM's greatness comes from the
hard work of the community. Users like you can create presets that connect
music with incredible visuals"
And I was pleased to see that projectM is available on Fedora repos:
# yum install *projectM*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Package libprojectM-2.0.1-14.fc17.i686 already installed and latest version
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libprojectM-devel.i686 0:2.0.1-14.fc17 will be installed
---> Package libprojectM-qt.i686 0:2.0.1-5.fc17 will be installed
---> Package libprojectM-qt-devel.i686 0:2.0.1-5.fc17 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: qt-devel for package:
--> Processing Dependency: pkgconfig(QtXml) for package:
--> Processing Dependency: pkgconfig(QtOpenGL) for package:
--> Processing Dependency: pkgconfig(QtGui) for package:
--> Processing Dependency: pkgconfig(QtCore) for package:
---> Package projectM-jack.i686 0:2.0.1-5.fc17 will be installed
---> Package projectM-libvisual.i686 0:2.0.1-6.fc17 will be installed
---> Package projectM-pulseaudio.i686 0:2.0.1-7.fc17 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package qt-devel.i686 1:4.8.1-10.fc17 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: pkgconfig(xv) for package:
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libXv-devel.i686 0:1.0.7-1.fc17 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Package Arch Version Repository
libprojectM-devel i686 2.0.1-14.fc17 fedora
libprojectM-qt i686 2.0.1-5.fc17 fedora
libprojectM-qt-devel i686 2.0.1-5.fc17 fedora
projectM-jack i686 2.0.1-5.fc17 fedora
projectM-libvisual i686 2.0.1-6.fc17 fedora
projectM-pulseaudio i686 2.0.1-7.fc17 fedora
Installing for dependencies:
libXv-devel i686 1.0.7-1.fc17 fedora
qt-devel i686 1:4.8.1-10.fc17 fedora
Install 6 Packages (+2 Dependent packages)
Total download size: 11 M
Installed size: 33 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
(1/8): libXv-devel-1.0.7-1.fc17.i686.rpm | 38 kB
(2/8): libprojectM-devel-2.0.1-14.fc17.i686.rpm | 13 kB
(3/8): libprojectM-qt-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686.rpm | 107 kB
(4/8): libprojectM-qt-devel-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686.rpm | 8.9 kB
(5/8): projectM-jack-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686.rpm | 23 kB
(6/8): projectM-libvisual-2.0.1-6.fc17.i686.rpm | 26 kB
(7/8): projectM-pulseaudio-2.0.1-7.fc17.i686.rpm | 44 kB
(8/8): qt-devel-4.8.1-10.fc17.i686.rpm | 10 MB
Total 194 kB/s | 11 MB
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Installing : libXv-devel-1.0.7-1.fc17.i686
Installing : libprojectM-devel-2.0.1-14.fc17.i686
Installing : libprojectM-qt-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
Installing : 1:qt-devel-4.8.1-10.fc17.i686
Installing : libprojectM-qt-devel-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
Installing : projectM-pulseaudio-2.0.1-7.fc17.i686
Installing : projectM-jack-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
Installing : projectM-libvisual-2.0.1-6.fc17.i686
Verifying : libprojectM-devel-2.0.1-14.fc17.i686
Verifying : projectM-pulseaudio-2.0.1-7.fc17.i686
Verifying : 1:qt-devel-4.8.1-10.fc17.i686
Verifying : libprojectM-qt-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
Verifying : projectM-libvisual-2.0.1-6.fc17.i686
Verifying : libprojectM-qt-devel-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
Verifying : libXv-devel-1.0.7-1.fc17.i686
Verifying : projectM-jack-2.0.1-5.fc17.i686
libXv-devel.i686 0:1.0.7-1.fc17 qt-devel.i686
That' s when the fun stopped.
Launching vlc showed under audio->Visualizations a new entry "projectM" so
I selected it after loading my favorite .flac file.
No Textures Loaded from /usr/share/projectM/textures
Can someone else please confirm that this segfaults?
Under F16, I was able to create a file
that would allow me to name my workspaces, so they don't show up as
"Workspace 1", "Workspace 2", etc. After a fresh install of F17, this is
no longer working although the file is still present. Is there a way to
name workspaces under Gnome3/F17?