I have had a video display issue after an update a few months ago. I
cannot post from work due to mail filters so I am posting from another
account so responses will be slower.
Fedora 18, 64bit, clean install using nvidia graphics with Nouveau using
KDE. Both monitors are the same make and model. Purchased at the same
Before the problem occurred, I would boot and get all messages on the
left screen until the X server started. If the screen saver locked the
screen, the unlock dialog box would be on the left screen (screen 0). I
could run KDE with effects enabled. The first indication of a problem
was the reboot after the kernel upgrade and error messages about the KDE
desktop effects not being able to run.
Due to work schedule, I couldn't deal with the problem before now.
Now, when I boot, the left display shows the BIOS boot and then the
displays enter mirror mode. When the X server kicks in and KDE starts,
the display goes to side by side as expected. The desktop works as side
by side when I can drag windows between the monitors and virtual
desktops as expected, just slower.
I cannot run any of the KDE desktop effects.
When the screen saver kicks in, it is a different screen savers on
each monitor, not one across both. Previously it was one screen saver
across both monitors. Using the Galaxy screen saver, the star movements
would go between the screens. Now there are two different galaxy scenes
If I move the trackball, I get a unlock dialog box on both screens but
they are not mirrored. If I enter a password in to either dialog box,
the desktop unlocks.
I cannot use anything that requires a full screen such as You Tube
videos in a browser or any game.
I have gone through the settings in Grub and tried different desktop
settings. Nothing I can find on the net has pointed me in the right
direction on this matter.
This setup has worked flawlessly for two years now and worked well until
Due to this issue, the system runs slower when moving between screens or
virtual desktops. Lack of full screen is a pain for some things. No
Tux Extreme racer unless I want mirrored action.
I have tried changing the "GRUB_GFXMODE=" with no success.
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192
DVI-I-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x
axis y axis) 531mm x 298mm
DVI-I-2 connected 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 531mm x 298mm
I hope someone can point me in the right direction to get operation back
I've just installed Fedora 18 X86-64. I disabled and uninstalled
networkmanager and use the standard networking stuff which seems to
use dhclient. I'm using a standard ethernet connection.
So I need to do two things. Feel free to tell me to RTFM if you can
provide a link!
1. How do I enable pre-pending of nameservers? I want to use dnsmasq
to cache DNS requests so I need to add 127.0.0.1 to the top of
resolv.conf. Google searchs take me to the Arch Wiki. I can't seem to
find a dhclient.conf file anywhere in /etc.
2. How do I assign a zone in firewalld to my connection? I want to be
able to open ports for bittorrent and XMPP jingle voice/video. The
firewalld wiki on the Fedora site doesn't seem to be able to answer my
thanks in advance,
I have been looking at the new Fedora firewall 'firewalld' and the
'firewall-cmd' command. I'm currently running F17 on a PC with an F18
virtual machine, and have been trying to understand firewalld prior to
upgrading to Fedora 19.
The PC has a modified iptables. So I have been trying to see how to
incorporate the changes into the new firewalld. I suspect I will need to
use the 'firewall-cmd --direct' option to add the iptables rules (as I
see no other way of specifying on the rules source/destination addresses
However, 'firewall-cmd' offers both the '--get-chains' and '--get-rules'
options, but these both require specifying which table is to be used.
How do I know what the tables are? There is no '--get-tables' option.
I can run 'cat /proc/net/ip_tables_names' and this lists the standard
iptables tables (nat ,mangle, filter). But if I use these names with
'firweall-cmd' all I get is a blank line displayed. E.g.
firewall-cmd --direct --get-chains ipv4 nat
The same occurs with all the table names.
So, my question is this, is 'firewall-cmd' working correctly and simply
stating that none of the tables have any chains (and so no rules)?
Secondly, how do I find out what tables are defined for firewalld?
John Horne Tel: +44 (0)1752 587287
Plymouth University, UK Fax: +44 (0)1752 587001
When I try to print anything out, I get no printout. Even a test page does not come out. But no indication of trouble shows up on the monitor, and no indication of trouble on the printer's display. I did download and install the driver. cups gives no hint of trouble that I recognize. If I restart the system and boot up with Windows 7 home, I do get printouts.
The printer is a Xerox WorkCentre 6015ni, I'm using Fedora-18, 64-bit, and the printer is connected to the system via usb bus. This is a stand-alone home desktop.
I'm neither trained nor experienced in sys. admin. I've exhausted the help I can get from the printer's manual (media and web site). Any help you can give will be appreciated.
Does anyone have any experience with F18 on a Dell XPS13 with the FHD
1080p display? What does this Full High-Definition 1080p mean
anyway? I guess my question is: is this the real resolution or some
virtual resolution not obtained via linux.
I am interested in this because it claims to have a 1080 vertical
resolution (not sure if this is accurate) in an Ultrabook.
Note that Dell sells this with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (for a price more than
with MS Windoze).
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I'm just curious as to how to fedup when F19 comes out; I am aware that
the command is
however, this is the beta as opposed to F18. Of course, F18 is available
to boot into, and I guess users boot into that to use the command above.
I suppose I answered my own question.
Using Fedora 18, KDE 4.10.2 on x86_64 laptop with kernel 3.8.11-200
and nvidia proprietary drivers.
I have two hard disk. One SSD with / and swap and one hybrid with /home.
Recently, I remarked extremely long times (>60 s) to open some
programs like firefox or dolphin, the latter being the most critical.
I suspect disk access to slow down the machine as this happens when
the processor is nearly idle.
What can I check? Can I check the hard disks, how? Could it be something else?
Thanks for help,
How do I reset my desktop back to what was there on a fresh install, or
am I better off creating a new home directory and simply moving my
"known" files back?
When I log in the screen flashes the icons (other accounts are fine) and
the CPU goes to 100% with the "tracker-extract" process
OS Fedora 16
Having seen this in Xfce list: (non PK update notifier)
The pythonscript in the link does work.
I figured could make a .service file for it.
(as a learning challenge)
### pyupdatesd.service ##########
# xfce updates-available icon
# Based on work pyupdatesd from kirsle
# systemctl status pyupdatesd.service
pyupdatesd.service - Updates Available
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/pyupdatesd.service; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: timeout) since Fri 2013-05-31 16:36:28
IST; 7s ago Main PID: 3804
May 31 16:34:58 my.pc.here systemd: Starting Updates
Available... May 31 16:36:28 my.pc.here systemd:
pyupdatesd.service operation timed out. Terminating. May 31 16:36:28
my.pc.here systemd: Failed to start Updates Available.
May 31 16:36:28 my.pc.here systemd: Unit
pyupdatesd.service entered failed state
Frank - I check for new mail app. 20min
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