On an up-to-date F17 x86_64 box I was testing IPv6 and it was pointed
out that the IPv6 address that Fedora uses is traceable because it ends
in the MAC address of the nic. I don't like that and want to enable
privacy extensions which should replace the MAC address with some random
stuff in the IPv6 address.
I added the following to /etc/sysctl.d/ipv6_privacy_extensions and rebooted:
net.ipv6.conf.default.use_tempaddr = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.temp_prefered_lft = 7200
Unfortunately this does not work as I don't see an IPv6 address with
"scope global dynamic" and if I go to http://ip6.nl then it still shows
my IPv6 address with the MAC address in it.
Anyone know how to make this work?
After the problems of the last weekend, starting getting strange stuff
where the keyboard would freeze if sat on the screensaver login screen
too long. Problem got worse, and after (finally) getting a good (?)
yum update, and installing the GIMP, inkscape, libreoffice, and some
others, a reboot and no keyboard response at all. Not even switching
to a virtual screen.
I can ssh in and systemctl isolate multi-user.target and get a console
and the keyboard works just fine in the console, so it's an X11 issue.
Found an old thread for F17 where reloading the evdev stuff and
generating a new config (xorg -configure, I think) fixed a problem
with no keyboard/mouse, and I tried reloading xorg-x11-drv-evdev and
runing xorg -configure and got a segfault or something similar and no
new configuration file. (No xorg.conf to start with, FWIW.)
Haven't find any relavent error messages in /var/log so far.
Any ideas what's going on here?
Having come from Debian unstable, the switch to YUM from Aptitude
is a bit disconcerting for me. So far I have managed but i have a question.
In Debian, a package can be reconfigured (package such as console-setup)
using dpkg-reconfigure. Can the same thing be accomplished
in Fedora. I have 2 Fedora installations, 17 and 18.
Hi Community, sorry my english, brazillian guy. Please howto change
config my video for intel i915 in F18? Display only 1024. Tested
i915.modeset=0 acpi=off nomodeset but don't work. More details here
Thanks for your time, Zandre.
On 2\3 boxes, (F17)
rkhunter will tell me
Start Rootkit Hunter Scan ----------------------
Warning: The syslog daemon is not running.
(needing it to be on longer to find a cause)
Tried to create a debug.log from the service file:
ExecStart=/sbin/rsyslogd -n $SYSLOGD_OPTIONS -dn
I'm getting a failed on
systemctl status rsyslog.service
Process: 24737 ExecStart=/sbin/rsyslogd -n $SYSLOGD_OPTIONS -dn
> /var/log/rsyslog.debug (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Life's importand Questions!
"Why Snowhite never advertised for 7up"
I yum installed "alacarte" in this F-17/64 computer, the install
apparently worked but it does not run, produces the following errors:
[bobg@Box7 ~]$ alacarte
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 36, in <module>
File "/usr/bin/alacarte", line 33, in main
64, in run
203, in loadMenus
354, in on_menu_tree_cursor_changed
217, in loadItems
for item, show in self.editor.getItems(menu):
145, in getItems
item = item_iter.get_separator()
AttributeError: 'TreeIter' object has no attribute 'get_separator'
This is an updated Fedora 17 install.
Can anyone tell me what to do?
Hello Michael. Thanks for your very welcome message and assistance.
Yep, it looks as though the only USB hardware that my bios understands during setup or boot is the USB floppy drive that came with the laptop. The bios' USB legacy setting does affect the ability to boot as you have correctly indicated, but only for the recognized floppy drive. I tried connecting other USB devices such as cameras and memory card readers, but nothing seems to interest the bios except the floppy drive. That being the case, then I'm not all that confident that booting from an external USB CD drive would achieve success. Happily there may be a simpler solution.
I had a quick look at the PXE server idea that you proposed too, Michael. This is a new concept for me, and I'll come back to it for a better appreciation when I get a quiet moment. I think it could be installed on an old FC10 system that I haven't run much for a while now, though I came to a point where the setup complexity began to look excessive, especially when contrast against temporarily shifting the laptop hard drive to a USB bootable machine for the installation, then hoping it remains operational when transferred back to the laptop. Well, both plans have their drawbacks, though I think a more satisfactory work-around may exist.
When I copied the Net installation iso of Fedora to my USB flash drive using the Fedora LiveUSB creator, I noticed that the pre-existing FAT32 filesystem on the thumb drive had been unaltered, and that DOS readable files for the live image and Network installation had been added in 4-new directories. Presumably some sort of boot loader, that is able to read the FAT32 filesystem files, was added to the boot sector region of the flash drive. As soon as I am able to recreate this mystery boot loader's installation process for a FAT32 formatted IDE drive, then the problem is licked. It's no effort to boot the laptop from a Windows98 rescue disk using the floppy drive, create a temporarily bootable DOS partition for the Net installation files, and then given the bios' legacy USB support will allow, merely copy the appropriate installation directories and files from the thumb drive to the hard disk. Install the boot loader, and away you go.
Okay, so who can tell me which bootloader is written into a thumb drive's boot sector, when the Fedora LiveUSB Creator tool prepares a USB flash drive using one of the installation iso images?
Very long winded, sorry. Thanks for the read, and for any contributions toward consideration and resolution of the matter.
From: Michael D. Setzer II <mikes(a)kuentos.guam.net>
To: M de Luis <gimme_the_giffs(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 January 2013 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: Boot with 1.44" Floppy, then net install from thumb drive?
A couple of questions.
Are you 100% that it will not boot from a flash?
Many bios require that a flash has to be plugged in to the system
to actually select it as a boot device.
Second, you may have to set an option for legacy USB as well.
On another issue, it might be worth seeing if you could get an
USB external CDROM and perhaps have it boot from that.
Don't think a floppy would be able to load any linux kernel. You
might be able to get a boot loader link syslinux or grub4dos, but
don't know what it would require to then pass control to a usb.
If it has network boot, you could setup a PXE server, but that
seems to be a lot of setup and requirements. Would suggest
looking into the bios options and usb cdrom.
On 1 Jan 2013 at 19:48, M de Luis wrote:
Date sent: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:48:15 -0800 (PST)
From: M de Luis <gimme_the_giffs(a)yahoo.com>
Subject: Boot with 1.44" Floppy, then net install from thumb drive?
To: "users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org" <users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
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> My old NEC Versa P440 laptop computer has no working CD drive, and
> can't boot off a USB thumb drive. It does have a USB connected 1.44"
> floppy drive that came with a rescue disk, so I believe that it may be
> able to boot off that. Okay then, how do I make a 1.44" Linux boot
> disk (boot/ root pair?) with enough USB capability to let me mount a
> USB thumb drive, one loaded with a Net based Fedora installation iso?
> Bit confused about how I might invoke the USB stick's Network based
> installation then, should I actually manage to get a boot a
> basic system up from floppies? Please, just vague ideas are all
> that's really required. If there are any relevant links with
> which I could be very gratefully provisioned, then I'm sure to
> realize a solution, provided that one may be possible in this case.
> T. :-)
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Well, Ed. I guess I have to look closer to home for my problems with yum.
yum update, and the fedora/primary_db part goes just fine, maxes my
connection. Then updates/primary_db bogs down to averaging a kilobyte
per second. The mirror for both is riken this time, here in Japan,
FWIW. Should unblock the .cn domain to see if I can find out more.
HTTP access has no problems, even while yum is bogged down.
Do we have problems in the mirrors, or has my database for
updates/primary_db gone wonky?
Clean all doesn't help.
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:07 PM, Joel Rees <joel.rees(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko(a)greshko.com> wrote:
>> On 01/02/2013 08:19 AM, Joel Rees wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox(a)yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>>>> Allegedly, on or about 29 December 2012, Joel Rees sent:
>>>>> I'm beginning to think the ISP has throttled me for yum.
>>>> Could just be the time of the year, with more traffic than usual.
>>> Definitely a possibility, particularly considering the timing. New
>>> Year's morning here was impossible.
>>> But not for the whole net.
>>> Read in the newspapers there were some attacks in progress in the
>>> Chinese segment around that time, so that might have also been part of
>> I live in Taiwan and work with folks in China. No problems for me to connect and transfer files. Also, my wife watches streaming video from China and she has had no problems during the times you were citing. I avoided making any comments at that time since this lists isn't a forum for political or country bashing. Even though they may not comment on this list, please note that folks in countries being bashed do read this list and some of them may take offense.
> Thanks for the different point of view.
> I should have been specific about the attacks being "cyber attacks" or
> "internet attacks", but I didn't read the articles, just the
> headlines, so, who knows?
> Mea culpa. I'll look for the articles in the old newspaper pile if
> you're interested in what was being said.
> BTW, did you try pulling down updates on the 29th to 31st after about 11:00 pm?
> All I know for sure is that yum on my netbook kept getting hung up
> trying to read repositories on Chinese mirrors, so I installed
> fastestmirror and blocked .cn domains, and that seemed to help.
> It's the only box I have that runs Fedora right now.
> apt-get on my Debian systems had no issues, neither was there any
> particular problem getting to websites. Different set of mirrors. The
> Fedora mirrors in China that seemed to hang me up were all university
> mirrors. Possibilities that crossed my mind was that students were
> celebrating on the 'net or that the government's filters were hard at
> work against the universities. Saw the headlines the next day and
> assumed there had been DOS and other attacks going on.
> Joel Rees
Looking in the man pages (man-db itself not in the minimal install?
Wow! It's only 1.7M and not having it continually catches someone
off-guard. I'm sure I'm not going to remember this next time I do a
minimal install.) for yum, not finding a way to black-list domains.
What I'm trying to do, the chinese servers get read early in the
rotation, and they were dogs last night. 1KB/s and slowing down. Not
sure if it's the censoring they are shooting themselves in the foot
with or the line between here and there or overloading on a Friday
night (Porn on the back channels? highly probable in totalitarian and
near-totalitarian countries.) or what. Don't care. I don't trust any
server in China right now, and I have reason not to right now, other
than simple prejudice. (Such as baidu ignoring my no robots
So I want to block yum from going to any domain in .cn .
Is there an easy way to do it, either in yum.conf or in yum.repos.d/*
, short of disabling the metalinks and grabbing the list of mirrors
from the mirrors page and deleting the Chinese servers?
(Or setting my own mirrors list up and refreshing it periodically from
mirrors.fedoraproject.org, deleting the Chinese servers as I refresh
them. That would be a lot of work, too.)