I asked this before under a different heading, and no one answered.
I get a large volume of e-mail, and very often I interact with a site
that brings up a lot of message boxes, "suggestion boxes" (for
auto-filling from a few keystroke clues), and bringing up apps after
they were minimized to the system tray or the task bar. Now why is it
that, after maybe two hours of operation, those popups come up and are
totally black? The only way to solve the problem, that I have found, is
to shut down. And even then, I can't even see what I'm doing, but have
to guess where the icons are for executing a controlled shutdown. (I can
always bring up a command-line login screen, log in as root, and then
shut down. But that doesn't seem to solve the problem for the next session.)
And when I log back on, everything's fine--until it starts happening
again, after several more window draws.
What could be causing this? Where do I even look for error logs and the
I never had this problem in any other version of Fedora. I'm having it
now, and it's driving me nuts.
For the record, I used the "upgrading from F17 to F18 using yum" method.
I even used the elaborate script that walks you through rpmnew and
rpmsave reconciliation. And I've kept up with every system update since
then. Actually, the problem began about three kernel updates back.
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Maybe someone can help me with samba 4 (F18).
In previous version (samba 3/F17) I had this definition for a share:
path = /xxx
browseable = yes
writable = yes
; writable = no
printable = no
public = yes
guest only = yes
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
force group = xxx
The important thing here is "create mask". I do not want all files created
by users to be executable in linux.
The same definition work in samba 4 with the exception of running windoze
.exe files from the share. In windoze, there is no read & exec permissions
associated with the file. Only read for everyone and read/write for unix
user/group. I can manually set the exec flag (from linux or windoze) but
this has to be made every time someone copy an executable file.
Any chance to revert to the behavior from samba 3?
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I bought some AIFF tracks from Beatport the other day. I prefer them
over WAV because the AIFF have embedded album art, song name, etc.
I loaded them up in Audacious (F17+GNOME) which played them happily.
But, it's not reading any of the metadata. All of the fields are
displayed as empty. I tried VLC and mplayer, too. Still nothing.
I downloaded the same tracks on to a Windows 7 PC and listened to them
with VLC. VLC read the metadata without any problems. Hmmm....
I then installed Kid3 to see if it could read the metadata. Sure
enough, it was all there. So, the tracks are clearly not broken.
I tried converting the AIFFs to FLAC with ffmpeg and flac, but the
metadata was still missing.
I'd appreciate a recommendation for an audio player that can read AIFF
metadata in GNOME or better yet, how I can convert these AIFFs to FLAC
and keep the metadata intact.
Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
Linux 3.7.3-101.fc17.x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
09:55:17 up 6 days, 20:36, 9 users, load average: 0.04, 0.06, 0.05
My work Fedora 17 64bit box gangs without reason, and I can't track
down issue causing it! When I reboot into Windows 7 32bit it works for
days without any hangs.
This is a company PC so IT installed Windows 7, but I don't use it,
that is why I installed Fedora and use it as my primary desktop.
I'm not some guru sysadmin, but I'm not a newbie, as I have been using
Linux over 10 years as my primary desktop and have few private servers
that I maintain, I have troubleshooted and fixed numerous issues with
mine and friends machines.
My desktop works perfectly for hours, sometime for days, but after
some time (usually 1-2 days) it just freezes. It doesn't matter how
many free memory I have, which apps I'm runnig or which desktop I'm
using. I tried leaving just desktop running with no apps, still
freezes, changed desktops, kde - hangs, gnome 3 - hangs, mate - gangs,
tried leaving multiple apps doing something, still hangs. I ran memory
test utils, memory is working ok. These gangs are driving me nuts!
Is anybody having unexplained hangs with Fedora 16 and 17 64bit? Could
it be some 64bit issue because Windows is 32bit and it works?
How can I troubleshoot what is causing hangs of my machine?
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I have at the moment runing kernel evrsion
Linux tikal 3.6.7-4.fc17.x86_64
I can't use 3.7 as it does not work w/ my radeon card, sadly.
I am reading instruction about fedup:
1. Do a full system update and reboot to ensure that any kernel changes are
Can I have some issue w/ 3.6 kernel?
Under Fedora 17, I was able to select an alternate background color for
GTK2 and GTK3. Under F18, only the GTK2 applications honor the setting.
Before I file a a bug, does anyone know if this behavior was an
$ dconf dump /org/gnome/desktop/interface/
$ cat .gconf/desktop/gnome/interface/%gconf.xml
<entry name="gtk_color_scheme" mtime="1358361695" type="string">
I have activated the usage of the Starfield theme for grub2 in
Fedora 17 and I am having issues with it.
1). Scrolling through the list of entries in the menu at boot time
is horribly slow. Every time I scroll with the arrow keys the screen
flashes black and it takes several seconds for the next/previous entry
to be highlighted.
2). I have just upgraded from from an Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT to an
Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 (this is a PCI-E 3 card plugged into a PCI-E 2
slot) and now I can see the graphics for the theme being drawn on the
screen as I watch, whereas with the 9800 the screen draw was
instantaneous. The issue highlighted in point 1) occurs independently of
the graphics card in terms of the same thing happens with both graphics
3). When I do an upgrade that upgrades the kernel the upgrade
process tries to update the grub2 config and mbr but is unable to
because /sbin/grubby fails with an access denied error even though I am
effectively running in root mode via sudo (implemented via the wheel
group). I have also tried this after switching to root mode via su but
that fails with the same error.
4). Because of the error highlighted in point 3, when upgrading the
kernel, I have to manual run a grub2-mkconfig and grub2-install to
update grub and this process rebuilds the Starfield's Theme.txt file
back to the defaults from the manual customization I have done from
white/grey bold text. The black/black bold text does not work for me on
the Starfield background.
My system is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard, AMD FX 4
GHz 8 core cpu, Geforce GTX 650 2 GB graphics card, 16 GB memory, 256 GB
SSD (this has Win 8 and the boot partitions for Fedora 17 and Ubuntu
12.10 installed on it) and 2 2 TB Seagate hard disks, so from my
perspective computing power is not an issue.
What is the best way to rectify these issues?
Is anyone else seeing problems with F16 ext4? I recently moved my
install onto a new harddisc (which is reporting SMART is fine after
running a full test) and did that by making a new ext4 fs (previously
ext3) then rsyncing across. I'm now seeing occasional system 'freezes'
(not hard freezes, but programs can fail to start or freeze. Yesterday
the desktop completely stopped, but I was able to switch to a virtual
console). dmesg reports errors to do with failing to write the journal
and remounting read-only. On reboot an fsck is required, which finds
some fixable problems. Obviously I'm wondering if it's the OS or the
new disc. Was planning an F18 install soon which might help with one
problem but not the other.
Don't know if it's the 'ext4 data corruption bug' or if that's been
I have a git hub repository where I have put the Ruby on Rails
development system on Heroku for work by myself and 2 other volunteer devs.
How and/or where would I post the file tree so that we all can work on
the various files, I'm lost on this aspect.
I have explored Github and Heroku but could find no thing obvious.
Can someone point me in the right direction to get this dev working
Thank you in advance
Recently I'm stucked with multiboot.
I have a disk with following partition:
sd1. 157GB NTFS of Win8
sd2. 55GB including:
sd5. 500M /boot
sd6. 4GB /swap
sd7. 50GB BTRFS Fedora 18
sd3. 55GB not parted
sd4. 32GB not parted
Now I want to install Fedora 17 on sd3 or sd4, but I don't know howto. From
Anaconda I failed evrrytime for not enough space or some other reasons.
So any hints availabe? I think two lvm is the way of installing dual
Fedora, isn't it?
Thanks everyone in advance!