There's an init.d file for Dropbox for non-GUI servers. I'd like to use
drobpox as a way to understand systemd a little better.
In the init.d file, it pulls in a list of users from /etc/sysconfig.
I'm trying to figure out how to do something like that with a service file.
My dropbox.service file is:
Description=Dropbox as a system service
# 'LANG' might be unnecessary, since systemd already sets the
# locale for all services according to "/etc/locale.conf".
# Run `systemctl show-environment` to make sure.
Ideally, I'd look at a list of users entered in a file in /etc/sysconfig
and loop through ExecStart and User for each user, substituting the user
name for "sdstern" on each.
So, pointers on how to do things like this in a .service file?
Soon after I installed Fedora 20 I used the online accounts config
panel to set up my Google account. This worked well for several
A few weeks ago, I changed my Google account password. Ever since
then, GNOME keeps prompting me for my Google account password - but it
won't accept either the new password or the old one. I just have to
cancel the dialog box.
I've tried removing the account and adding it back, but it still won't
accept the password. Every time I wake the system from sleep, I get a
dialog box asking for my Google account password which I have to
Does anyone have any idea what's going on or how I can fix this?
Dave Cross :: dave(a)dave.org.uk
Fedora 20 KDE Thinkpad T420i laptop has started mounting Transcend StoreJet
25M3 as read-only. I tried remounting with rw but it is still mounted as ro.
The system is fully updated. I have recently scrub-ed the external drive to
prepare for backup.
[donnie@fedora ~]$ mount | grep /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb1 on /run/media/donnie/storejet25m3 type ext4
[donnie@fedora ~]$ ls -l /run/media/donnie/storejet25m3
drwx------. 2 root root 16384 Aug 31 12:55 lost+found
I tried to set up a system using four 3TB disks as a raid6. The disks
are new, no old partitions laying around. I used a USB stick as install
media (Fedora 20 x86_64 Gnome Live).
I chose manual partitioning to get everything as I wanted. When this was
ready I got the error message that I also needed a BIOS boot partition
(I gather that this due to being rather large disks). I tried to create
one of those, but it seemed to only be created on one of the discs in
the raid array, I wanted it created on all disks, just as the raid
partitions. This to be able to boot from any of the disks in the array
in case of a failure. As it is now, if the main disk dies, I can not
start the system at all.
Actually I ended up having three BIOS boot partition on the first disk,
being 2, 1, and 1 MB large. Which is quite annoying. But that's another
Before submitting a bug report/RFE on this. Is there anyone out there
that have done this, from anaconda? I.e. creating raid partitions and
BIOS boot partitions on ALL disks? If so, how did you do it?
Lars E. Pettersson <lars(a)homer.se>
Each time I ssh with a putty client from windows to Linux Fedora 20, I
get the following
messages in the /var/log/messages file:
sshd: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user xxx by (uid=yyy)
Is there a way to prevent this messages ?
I have an old F17 Asus Eee700 and trying to hook it to a USB TTL UART as
a serial console to some armv7 systems using screen:
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
I am getting garbage characters. Not all the time, but particularly at
the beginning. I don't see this on either of my two F20 systems:
Lenovo x120e and Asus Eee900.
I can't easily upgrade this Eee700 and I would be happy just using F17
screen. But is this likely to be OS or hardware?
I have an oldish PC that only understands booting from 512-byte
sectors and then only with MBR disks.
I want to install large new disks on it, and no old disks. These
don't even pretend to do 512-byte sectors: 4k all the way (3T and 4T sizes
aren't good for MBR either).
I was thinking that I should be able to use a USB flash memory stick
as the boot device, loading GRUB from there, and then having it boot
the OS from a big GPT hard disk. The stick would be permanently
Is there any reason that this might not work? Is there a better way?
Are there special GRUB modules that I need to convince GRUB's
installer to put on the USB stick?
What filesystem type is best for the USB stick? My guess: ext4 is
I'm a new convert to Fedora. I finally got it installed (hurray!) but ran
into this issue:
If I lock the screen using mod-L and immediately enter my password to
unlock, the screen unlocks.
But if I leave my computer be for an hour and unlock, Fedora doesn't accept
Some peculiarities of my setup:
* I am using full disk encrypting using an LVM volume. Fedora setup set up
my partitions for me.
* I'm using a recent Macbook.
I have all the latest updates installed for Fedora 20. My architecture is
AMD64, and I'm using the standard (GNOME) spin.
How may I move forward?
Thanks for your attention!
I have been using Windows monitored by Norton used almost exclusively to do
on line transactions and banking. The strategy is simply that I do not use
it otherwise. Transactions only.
But then the W8 laptop Norton would not update or scan!! First attempts at
fix failed and refresh and reload – well – simply have not worked out so
far (long long story). Then the crazy windows update problems this month
have made me a bit shy to use the W7 installs I have.
So I made up some Fedora 20 flash drives to more or less imitate the basic
“used exclusively for transactions” function I was using Windows/Norton
for. So far so good! Indeed I find banking using FireFox on Fedora simply
easier to use (better fonts, colors, I think).
I am simply seeking thoughts on the basic approach, alternatives, other
things to do to make a secure transaction environment.
after that I installed fedora 20, I am not able to get the login as su.
When I try to sign me as super user, I always get the answer
I don't think that I really type wrong the password that I set at install
time:* I typed it twice*.
Rather I think that they are some funny characters inside it.
So I lost the hope to try to guess the password and I think to re install
Fedora.., but I have a problem.
My computer is dual boot with Windows XP and I am not sure how uninstall
Grub (how to manage the MBR when to the computer start) before to uninstall
Some time ago I tried to fix this problem using Windows in recovery mode
(command fixboot) and, at last, I had to reinstall also Windows XP (further
Can I have an advice how to arrange the dual boot on my computer, before
to uninstall Fedora??