First post...Just switched to this project after years of using another
distro. It's been a few months now and I'm on my third laptop; it's been a
rough year ;)
Whenever possible, I like to connect to an external monitor. This worked
very well in F16 on my Dell w/nvidia. Then the inverter went south and I
was stuck with a Lenovo T60 w/Intel 945GM(I quickly learned I could no
longer live without wide screen :) ). And that's where the fun started...
A yes. The infamous Intel 945 chipset...I waded through the whole sluggish
feel issues of the >2048 res issue. Then an update appeared to have
addressed all my issues(no idea which one because the one that was supposed
to fix it didn't). No matter what I'd do, connecting any external monitor
just worked; all was well.
Then more updates came and my setup broke again. That became
a vicious circle for a while. Noticed F17 was out so I switched to that.
Just like that everything stabilized(nice work on gnome-shell btw)...Then I
inherited a Toshiba Tecra A8 --no 64bit extensions like my Dell but excited
and couldn't resist switching nevertheless. Oddly enough, despite it being
the exact same video chipset as the Lenovo I can't get any external monitor
to work. Period. All the little tricks and tips I learned over the past few
months aren't helping any.
So here are the symptoms: if I connect an external monitor(VGA) it won't
light up at all. My LCD flickers and comes back to it's original state.
Fine. The display settings reflect that one was connected and typically ids
it properly. Again, fine. I then set an appropriate resolution and
placement for both and hit apply. At this point the screen flickers again
and my laptop comes back but the monitor does nothing(orange light). I can
however, bring my cursor passed the LCD to where the monitor "is" but it's
not lit so no joy there. If I let the time run out on the dialog everything
goes back to normal. No harm no foul. If I play with any of the kbd combo
keys to force the external monitor gnome-shell freaks out and I'm forced to
recover using the console. The only thing I can successfully accomplish is
Fn+F5 resulting in the external monitor only-type setup. Recovering from
that without restarting X is not possible. If I toggle back to my LCD the
screen flickers and spins. Same goes for disconnecting the VGA cable. At
this point I can't go back to the monitor either. I have no choice but to
open a console and restart Gnome-Shell. The odd time I can't even do that
and must power off(ouch! haven't had to do that in Linux for years)
Sorry about rambling on so much, just trying to give as many details as
possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
I am facing a problem booting Fedora 17: the pc freezes unless I use
"acpi=off" in kernel parameters, in grub.
If I use acpi=off, fedora boots and works ok, but cannot power off the
pc after a shutdown.
How can I solve this issue?
At home I have a slow internet connection, Thus, I would like to
prepare an update but only download the packages to another
machine and then copy the file on a stick to make the update from
How can I do it?
Patrick DUPRÉ | | email: pdupre(a)kegtux.org
How can I reduce the number of installed kernels to only one on my
Fedora 17 systems? I'm asking about automated approach without the need
of manual package removal.
I haven't compiled new kernels myself for a very long time so I don't
think I'll need more then one kernel installed.
Now, I'm using package-cleanup --oldkernel but it's still cleaning up
the mess that I want to avoid.
today I noticed this:
| # yum check-update
| Geladene Plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
| adobe-linux-x86_64 | 951 B
| google-chrome | 951 B
What is the meaning of the exclamation marks on the line starting with
How can I fix the KDE Desktop on a FC16 system.
I set up this for an in-law and today that I went to update it, I noticed
that the desktop says on the upper right hand corner "Copy of Desktop" and
none of the usual desktop icons is around.
How can I fix this? I 've been googling around but have not found anything
useful yet, maybe I am not using the right keywords.
|O O| pepebuho(a)gmail.com
~~~~ Javier Perez
~~~~ While the night runs
~~~~ toward the day...
m m Pepebuho watches
from his high perch.
I want to bind mouse wheel scroll and cursor keys with modifier keys in
screen but I am not sure what key code or termcap capability to
use. This is what I have tried so far with no luck.
For mouse wheel scroll:
bindkey -k SF copy
bindkey -k SR copy
bindkey -k sf copy
bindkey -k sr copy
bindkey -k cs copy
bindkey -k kF copy
bindkey -k kR copy
The following works for now: bindkey -k k8 copy (for Fn 8)
+ Here I expect to switch window with C-o <left/right>
bind \033[C next
bind \033[D prev
+ Here I expect to switch window with C-<left/right>
bindkey -d ^[[1;5D prev
bindkey -d ^[[1;5C next
+ This one was just to see if binding arrow keys work. I expected just
<left/right> to switch windows.
bindkey -d ^[[D prev
bindkey -d ^[[C next
This works however:
bindkey -k kr next
bindkey -k kl prev
What am I missing here? Thanks for any pointers,
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
My short term goal is to set up resolv.conf the way I want without
disabling network manager.
I set up a config file for dhclient, but it turns out that NetworkManager
runs dhclient with the configfile set to one it generates insteqad of
the normal one used by dhclient. For the first wireless interface the
file is named /var/run/nm-dhclient-wlan0.conf .
Is there a way to control what is in that file using NetworkManager
Just thought about asking you guys what the actual name is, Linux or
GNU/Linux (In our Bangladeshi community, we're really divided on this
I personally prefer Linux , what do you think?
Junayeed Ahnaf Nirjhor
Developer, Hulu <http://www.hulu.com/> & Diaspora
Twitter - @Nirjhor <http://twitter.com/nirjhor>