Unrelated to topic:
I lost quite a bit of messages downloading them from Altern to Thunderbird
and not being able to upload afterwards* but I would like to thank Todd
Zullinger for reminding me that welcome messages are not just a way for
forums owner to be polite :) But somethimes, you have many things to
* ping smtp.altern.org
ping: unknown host smtp.altern.org
This used to work, but not anymore, according to lantre.org.
So, I'll have to set up a Gmail account. Later.
Setting up HP laserjets (1012) to work
I discovered a bug with the setting of my printer, an HP 1012. The
configuration seemed really easy as it was identified correctly on a USB
Port. A few clicks, and I was done. I didn't even check to see if it
worked: I never had a problem setting this printer for years. Then, I
tried to print and I had a message saying that the printer wasn't
Weird: CUPS was installed, the wire was OK. I went back to configuration
and I saw there's an option for using HAL, the Hardware Abstraction Layer.
I do believe HAL has always been part of setting my printer. So, I
selected it but received the message that the HPIJS driver was not
available. (Note that I tried the Gutenprint driver when the printer
wasn't set to use HAL: it didn't work.)
I installed hpijs, now everything is fine.
I don't remember ever being asked to use HAL with another distro: it was
always put to contribution, I suppose. So, there must be a way around
this. Most newbies will never consider an option that isn't selected by
default for a printer.
Most probably other printers that use HPIJS have the same problem. Those
that use ppd files, probably not.
There are all sorts of instructions as to how to install Kmod-Nvidia on
Fedora, but I thought yum would do a better job of guessing my
configuration (x86_64, 9400 GT) to get the most up-to-date correct package
and getting everything right. So, I just typed:
yum install kmod-nvidia
Now, /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
The file is only a few minutes old... So, I suppose it's a new config for
the Kmod driver. But the process was so transparent, I can't help but
wonder if all those modifications to the kernel that I read about in the
doc have been made.
If so, why not provide the documentation that all that is needed is to
type the yum command?
The Nouveau driver worked very well and, since I'm not too sure I'll
install 3D, maybe I could have kept it. But my screen kept blanking once
in a while for a few seconds. This happened with my previous computer too
-- it had an old ATI card, the same monitor and a very standard open
source driver for ATI -- but not so often and not for so long: it was just
a quick blank. I thought this might fix the problem.
Also, I intend to install a TV card and, it anything doesn't work, I'm sure
the first suggestion from Nvidia will be to install their driver. As the
material I buy is only on a one week money back guarantee, I prefer to
make sure everything works in advance.
Also, as it often happens when I download new packages, there was a socket
error and a long (~ 1-2 min) halt before another server took over. (I
forgot to save the console screen before I rebooted, but the name
"liberty" was part of it.)
After the installation finished, the rx/tx light of the modem began
flashing very fast as if there was a download occuring... or maybe an
upload if some information on the installation has to be sent back to
rpmfusion or nvidia.
No indication of what was going on appeared onscreen. Is this anything to
be concerned about? Any idea What this transfer was about?
--- On Sat, 7/11/09, gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org> wrote:
> From: gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org>
> Subject: Getting more juice from a preamp?
> To: fedora-list(a)redhat.com
> Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10:34 PM
> I listen to sound on my system with
> headphones, so I only use the preamp.
> This aft, I was watching this feature on the cause of
> Beethoven's death:
> but the sound is a bit weak. You don't miss anything, but
> you feel you
> have to be very attentive. Maybe they wanted to make you
> feel like you're
> getting deaf yourself :)
> I checked alsamixer, but volume control is maxed out. Is
> there any other
> control somewhere else? Anything in alsactl or pulseaudio,
> for instance?
Try the following:
$ alsamixer -c0
after adjusting those to your preference save your settings with
$ su -c '/sbin/alsactl store'
put in your password and settings should be saved for next reboot, ***unless*** an update(s) breaks your configuration and let us hope that those things don't happen :)
Hi all Fedora users,
I have just joined this list. I am running the latest Fedora but I can't get
my 3C900Combo networking card to work. I can see that the card is installed
but no IP-address is asigned to it and I can't set it. So I think that there
is a bug in that driver. Any other user out there who have a solution for
Best regards and thanks,
I know that is not a specific question about Fedora, but I can't find answer on the kernel mailing list.
Is somebody having server with integrated ATI RAGE XL video card? Is it possible to patch the kernel to support this video card? If I add VGA=791 in my grub.conf, I will have a resolution of 1024x768 which is good, but the display is very slow (especially when the screen is scrolling). If I use I this: "video=aty128fb:1024x768@70" it will not work. I'm using kernel 2.4.22 but I will try 2.6.0-test11 today.
If somebody has a patch, a link or anything else that can help me, it will be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
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3001 12e avenue Nord
Tél.: +1 819 820-6040
Direct: +1 819 820-6855
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I have two similar PC (old Pentium but workin fine)
In Pc no.1 I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora and it went fine: Soundblaster
is working fine
In Pc no.2 I made a fresh installation but in redhat-sound-config Fedora
doesn't see any card, that was working on Redhat 9 after soundconfig...
Where is the trick?? I assume that my Sounblaster is an old 16...but
fine on a router/firewall.
Is there any tablet-like hardware which is well-supported by Fedora 20
and later? Something with a high-resolution display?
I don't need 3D acceleration beyond what's needed to run a typical
desktop environment, but I'd like to have lots of RAM, a bit of CPU
power (perhaps even a current Core i7) and an SSD with decent read
I am trying to build an RPM for sylfilter available at
with the attached .spec file but I get the following errors:
error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
RPM build errors:
Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
Not sure what the issue is, but wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
Many thanks and best wishes,
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For several months I've been trying to track down the cause of
frequent system freezes on a machine I built in Dec. '13.
The frequency of freezes has gradually increased from never to several
times a day.
The solution is so improbable that I wonder if I am hallucinating.
I simply moved the SATA cable from a SATA 2 to a SATA 3 socket on the
There are two hard drives:
/dev/sdb - the primary ATA disk with several partitions that constitute
the working Fedora 20 system. This is a Western Digital WD 2500BB-00G
250 GB with old-style 40pin ATA ribbon cable to the ATA socket on
/dev/sda - the secondary SATA disk, a 1 TB Western Digital WD10EACS-00D.
This is used solely to save a backup image of another machine, updated by
rsync every night at 10:30 PM. It has a SATA connector and, according
to the newegg spec sheet, runs at 3.0Gb/s, which is SATA II. The SATA
III spec runs at 6.0Gb/s. Except for the nightly backup, this disk is
never used, or as Mr. James Clapper might say, never used "wittingly".
The imponderable questions are:
- why would plugging a SATA II disk into a SATA II socket produce
- why would plugging that SATA II disk into a SATA III socket NOT
produce freezes and work well?
- Is this behaviour indicative of defective SATA mobo sockets,
defective ata software, defective hard drive implementation?
Originally, I had used a Gigabyte 78MT-USB3 mobo, but replaced it with
an ASRock 960M/U3S3 FX mobo in a futile attempt to fix the problem.
For several months the original Gigabyte mobo worked fine - and then the
freezes began. These may be the only two available mobo's with both
the AM3+ cpu socket and an ATA disk socket. The Gigabyte mobo has only
SATA II sockets - 6 of them, while the ASRock has 2 SATA III and 4 SATA
For completeness, I've tested all four SATA II sockets. All cause system
freezes, one as quickly as 12 minutes, another as long as 20:27 hh:mm.
In contrast, use of either of the SATA III sockets yield a stable system.
When the system freezes, if X is lit (not screen-saved) the LCD
monitor looks as if it had been hit a sharp blow on the right edge so
that all the pixels have been shaken loose. All vertical lines are
shimmering off to the right or left in quarter inch blocks. The image
is still recognizable and almost readable. The NumLock key toggles
its LED, but not the ShiftLock or ScrollLock. No other keys are alive
including Alt-Fn-N, CTL-ALT-BS or CTL-ALT-Del. There's no mouse
action. The ethernet card LEDs blink, but pinging from another
machine fails. Only the Reset button, or the Power button, work.
Before stumbling onto the SATA II -> SATA III solution, here are some
things I tried, that failed:
- Replaced the motherboard (as noted).
- Added a second 4GB memory stick
- Ran memtest86 for a day and a half without a single error
- Watched the cpu temperatures and saw only normal values
- Cleaned and reseated the cpu and applied new thermal grease
- Disabled skype
- Unplugged a USB camera and microphone
- Removed a USB Logitech wireless kbd/mouse; replaced with wired ones
- Converted the ATA primary disk to SATA via an adapter. Although not
tested extensively, when plugged into a SATA II socket it ran OK.
So, wizards, has any of you experienced a system freeze such as mine?
Can you attribute it to connecting a SATA II hard drive to a SATA II
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
Q: Why do programmers confuse Halloween and Christmas?
A: Because OCT 31 == DEC 25.
Installed latest memtest86
and also updated to latest kernel
but grub.cfg still has no entry for me
to boot memtest86.
I thought installing it would have created
the grub entry, as it had done before long
ago when I was running fc16.
Does anyone have the grub entry to share?