I promised a while ago that I would provide a text version of my talk at
DevConf, for people who couldn't make it and because sitting through a video
of me standing up there going on and on doesn't really make for good
Because it grew rather long, I think it works best as a web article, which
you can find on Fedora Magazine at <http://fedoramagazine.org/?p=1236>.
Also because of the length, I'm posting it installments. This part is the
background, next part is some of the things we are doing, followed by the
panel discussion, followed by Q&A. Whew; that's a lot.
I can post the text here if people think it'd be really helpful to do so,
(although I'm inclined to think that would be unwieldy), and in any case I
will take questions, comments, complaints, in any media including replies
here, on the article, on the social media, or at any bar or coffee shop
within walking distance of Boston's MBTA.
Matthew Miller -- Fedora Project -- <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
I was wondering if anybody used this device with fedora 20? I'm
considering to buy one. I see some drivers on brother web site but seems
somehow old. I'd like to print and scan over wifi.
I have created a new F20 install on a Toshiba laptop this afternoon, and
everything has gone well until I tried to set the laptop up for our
system with some perl scripts.
Some of the perl scripts worked fine, but one script would not activate
and resulted in a command line error message of :
(": No such file or directory)
I added the parenthesis, but the initial single quote is part of the
message. I have evaluated the perl script and have run it on other
machines without difficulty.
I finally got the script to work by adding a -w switch to the first line
in the form of :
I am posting this to record the problem and solution for others.
Fresh Install of Fedora 20 installed last night.
When browsing Facebook and I use the mouse wheel to scroll down, Firefox
pauses before it jumps down ( meaning it pauses for a few sec before it
finally gets the command that I scrolled down and the page finally goes
I am using Fedora 20 Mate
2 gigs of ram
custom built pc
250 gig Hardrive
Installed last night full format since I was coming from Kubuntu
Only programs open Evolution and Firefox
Memory Usage currently: 357.2 MB ( 17.7 % )
Swap: 0 of 2 gigs
fully updated last night ( and fresh update of 384 patches was
slowwwwwwwwwww I had to let it run overnight on my 12 down 1 up sat
I have been trying my luck at using Garamond fonts in LaTeX with
Fedora. From the repo, I found
and installed it. I got LaTeX to compile my document, however, I am
unable to get the boldface fonts. Not sure why this is, so can someone
suggest how I can get boldface fonts to work.
According to this website (which uses garamond as opposed to
ebgaramond fonts), I should be able to get it to work. (I wonder what
the difference between the garamond and ebgaramond packages are, if
Can anyone please help with what I am missing?
Many thanks and best wishes,
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My tax software has endless lists of financial institutions
it can import data from, and none of them are ever any of
my financial institutions :-).
So over the years, I've developed the habit of downloading
the PDF tax forms so I can at least cut & paste the correct
numbers with no transcription errors.
Lo and Behold, this year everyone seems to have discovered
the wonders of protected PDF files locked against cut & paste.
Enter the pdf2ps and ps2pdf tools on fedora! Convert the stoopid
protected pdf to postscript then the postscript back
to pdf and the furshlugginer protected flags are gone!
Now I can cut & paste again...
I'm not a gamer but I thought I'd check out the Steam engine on F20.
This is on the RPMfusion nonfree repo and installed with no problems.
However when running it I get a popup error saying:
OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems.
For more information visit https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9938-EYZB-7457.
A glance at the above URL reveals that the problem is probably due to
Steam being a 32-bit binary and I only have 64-bit libraries. I'm using
a GT630 video card with the NVidia proprietary driver (also from
Is this solvable without jumping through many hoops?
I have a dual monitor, well, one monitor and one projector that I have
configured for presentations. System is using F20.
Presently when I start the computer, kdm's login prompt is on the
projector instead of the monitor. There are no settings in the system
settings configuration to select the monitor.
The monitor order is selected for ease of use while doing the
presentations. When dragging applications to the presentation, you drag
towards the projector screen.
Even with the projector powered off, the kdm screen is on the projector.
I have played with the /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc with no success.
If I don't get this changed, some will force a move to MS Windows.
I changed KVMs today, a more modern version of my IOGear USB switch. The
three Windows machines on it look perfect. My Fedora machine has
shimmering or vibrating effects around the edges of windows, fonts, and
icons. The screen is viewable but really annoying. I'm running an NVidia
9500 card and it had been using the Nouveau driver - I tried switching
to the NVidia driver from RPMFusion but there's no improvement. My
resolution is 1920X1200 I'm using a Hanns-G monitor and it's being
correctly detected. Can anyone offer a suggestion as to other
Claude Jones Brunswick, MD, USA
Just had an inexplicable (to me) event occur.
Accidentally typed "ctrl-alt-l" which caused a logout from my runlevel
5, but did NOT shut down the running processes.
I was left with 6 running VMs, a host (not a pun) of other processes and
a login prompt. Once authenticated the only thing that changed was that
the login box disappeared. (beginning to hate that blue background,
reminds of somebody else's bsod)
I can ssh in from a remote but am hosed from the local console. No
tty's available. No where to go, move along Lookie Lou.
I always wondered how to log out and leave everything running awaiting
with bated breath my eventual return. Now I know. But just how do I
get back in?
New one for me. Anybody out there that has found their way to the
center of the earth and managed to get out???
Please, insight, magic key codes, valium...