Hi all Fedora users,
I have just joined this list. I am running the latest Fedora but I can't get
my 3C900Combo networking card to work. I can see that the card is installed
but no IP-address is asigned to it and I can't set it. So I think that there
is a bug in that driver. Any other user out there who have a solution for
Best regards and thanks,
I know that is not a specific question about Fedora, but I can't find answer on the kernel mailing list.
Is somebody having server with integrated ATI RAGE XL video card? Is it possible to patch the kernel to support this video card? If I add VGA=791 in my grub.conf, I will have a resolution of 1024x768 which is good, but the display is very slow (especially when the screen is scrolling). If I use I this: "video=aty128fb:1024x768@70" it will not work. I'm using kernel 2.4.22 but I will try 2.6.0-test11 today.
If somebody has a patch, a link or anything else that can help me, it will be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
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I have two similar PC (old Pentium but workin fine)
In Pc no.1 I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora and it went fine: Soundblaster
is working fine
In Pc no.2 I made a fresh installation but in redhat-sound-config Fedora
doesn't see any card, that was working on Redhat 9 after soundconfig...
Where is the trick?? I assume that my Sounblaster is an old 16...but
fine on a router/firewall.
I've been using a floppy boot disk as reserve if my HD boot fails, But
it appears floppy support as now been removed. Why? Then how can I
create an emergency media that is flexible enough to be updated as required?
I've installed Fedora 17 and trying to install Microsoft fonts from
But I couldn't install *msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm* file because *
chkfontpath* is missing.
Please help me install them. Thank you
Currently, my desktop's running F16, fully updated. Just a few minutes
ago, I was reading my morning comics on-line when my box froze. Nothing
responded. Even the second hand on my desktop clock stopped moving.
Just as I was about to try for an alternate text console, it rebooted
itself and seems to be fine. This is the third or fourth time I've had
it lock up in the past few months, but the only time it's rebooted
itself and, until I "upgraded" to F16 it never happened.
I'm reporting this mostly to see if anybody else has had any similar
issues, and if so, what version of Fedora they're using. Suggestions
for diagnostics will be appreciated, but they'll have to be something I
can do over ssh, as I'm about to leave for Chaos Manor, where I'll be
house sitting while Jerry and Roberta visit their beach house.
Recently I have been having problems with my machine completely freezing up
seemingly randomly. The display freezes in its current frame, and all I/O
is completely unresponsive. It is not possible to SSH into it at this stage
(ssh fails with a Host Unreachable error). The only remedy is a manual
I was wondering how I could go about trying to figure out what is going on?
What log files can I look at to figure out what happened just before the
reset etc? Would be grateful for any help.
My specs are the following:
Fedora 17 standard desktop version, completely updated as of June 17, 2012.
i7-3930K clocked at 4.2Ghz with 1.240 vcore (stable)
Nvidia GTX285 (main suspect, since it is provably broken. However, I have
not had these problems earlier)
SATA HDD from Seagate.
Pretty much as the subject says, I guess...
I can't seem to find the definitive (or any) answer on the web site.
The 'Upgrading Fedora using yum' section goes through the necessary
steps using dracut. I'm assuming these steps are not required before
running preupgrade in F16?
Warp Universal Limited
Just installed F17 on an old laptop. Gnome 3 is coming up in fallback;
is there any way to get Gnome shell instead?
My Googling on on the subject seems to indicate that:
* the Intel 8xx graphics have buggy 3D, so are blanket disabled
in Gnome 3;
* but that starting in F17, Gnome Shell should be able to work with 2D
You live and learn (although usually you just live).
Does anyone know how to allow root and users other than me to use the
Ever since pulseaudio was introduced in Fedora 8 and Mr. Lennart
Poettering inflicted his peculiar ideas of security on us, the default
installation hasn't worked properly, despite many BZ's and copious
complaints! Specifically, pulseaudio invents the "seat" and only the
one person in the "seat" can use the sound system. This precludes
having root, or anyone else, from generating sounds - presumably it's a
security risk. Bosh!
A simple workaround was found - remove the alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
package, and edit /etc/group, adding everyone on the system to the
audio group (what a nutty idea). That removed the restrictions and
restored sanity. Root could even generate a login tune via the
/etc/rc.d/rc.local script, before anyone had logged on.
With F17, this escape hatch has been removed.
With the alsa-plugins-pulseaudio package absent, a simple command to
play a sound yields a core dump:
$ play /usr/share/sounds/KDE-Sys-Log-In.ogg
dsp_protocol_open_node(): Could not open pcm device file /dev/dsptask/pcm2
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
The pcm device file is, indeed, absent from the file system.
In fact, no sounds whatever can be generated by any of the standard
methods I use. (Except that Windows running inside VirtualBox seems
able to manage it.)
To get any sound at all, I've had to reinstall the
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio package, but this allows only me to generate
sound and destroys my crontab-simulated grandfather clock, among other
On an i386 netbook, F17 sound works fine, as it always has, with the
alsa-plugins-pulseaudio package removed. The play program doesn't
complain about the absence of /dev/dsptask/pcm2, but just plays the
What new magic incantation is now required that I may be permitted
to use my x86_64 sound system fully?
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC