I decided to begin making the leap from F18 to F21. My reluctance in
upgrading with each new release was due to all of the problems that were
reported with upgrades, and not wanting to go through a dependency upgrade
Now with F18 firmly EOL'd and enough packages showing their age and
demanding upgrades, I've begun making the switch.
I have three machines that run Fedora: two laptops, one of which is an
i686 and the other a dual-core, and a desktop.
I've started w/ the i686, the least used, and essentially a backup. The
strategy is to simply leave the /home partition alone, and to do a fresh
install, reformating the other partitions. (I used the Fedora 21
Workstation Live i686 disc). Having a list of those RPMs that were
installed under F18, I'll work my way back to something that I was using
I did that, but when the machine responded and rebooted, and then I tried
to login through the GUI to a gnome desktop, the result was unusable.
No problem: <ctrl+alt>+F2 and I have a character-based screen, and I can
>From there, I did a
yum groupinstall "Xfce Desktop"
and then rebooted, selected Xfce as my desktop, login, and I have the
beginnings of a functioning gui-based system.
However, my Gnome problem remains: there is no provision in F21-i686 for a
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" so that I have a functioning Gnome or
Gnome-Classic desktop (there is one for "MATE Desktop," btw).
Would anyone have advice on how to install all of the remaining necessary
pieces for a functioning F21 i686 Gnome Desktop?
I am in desperate need for LVM data rescue for my server.
I have an VG call vg_hosting consisting of 4 PVs each contained in a
separate hard drive (/dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, and /dev/sdd1).
And this LV: lv_home was created to use all the space of the 4 PVs.
Right now, the third hard drive is damaged; and therefore the third PV
(/dev/sdc1) cannot be accessed anymore. I would like to recover whatever
left in the other 3 PVs (/dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, and /dev/sdd1).
I have tried with the following:
1. Removing the broken PV:
# vgreduce --force vg_hosting /dev/sdc1
Physical volume "/dev/sdc1" still in use
# pvmove /dev/sdc1
No extents available for allocation
2. Replacing the broken PV:
I was able to create a new PV and restore the VG Config/meta data:
# pvcreate --restorefile ... --uuid ... /dev/sdc1
# vgcfgrestore --file ... vg_hosting
However, vgchange would give this error:
# vgchange -a y
device-mapper: resume ioctl on failed: Invalid argument
Unable to resume vg_hosting-lv_home (253:4)
0 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg_hosting" now active
Could someone help me please???
I'm in dire need for help to save the data, at least some of it if possible.
Mister Steve Dodier-Lazaro, if you are unable to answer a very simple question, it is still just OK for me.
Is it really needed, this your escapade, here in xfce4-dev list?
Please for the future reference, try not to judge just because you do not understand, even though it was really simple question.
Rather prefer to keep trying and looking for an explanation.
Rather then "heads up", shall we say, "lips up", Johannes? ;)
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I have installed the NVidia property drivers from RPMFusion
repositories, inside a text session.
Afterwards, I ran as root:
However, no X session is started after the reboot. Could someone
please give some help?
Thanks in advance,
I am looking for a FOSS graphical interface to ONLY USE,
NOT manage, an already existing MySql or Maria DB database.
In other words, I only need a decent GUI that, with as
little setup as possible, lets me
choose a table in a database
find a record in it
create or modify records in one USABLE form
by usable I mean, at least
put one, max 3/4 field per row, ie fit all in the screen,
instead of showing one row with all the fields, which is 5 times larger
than the screen, thus making me waste a lot of
time to go over it
present all fields that are defined as ENUM as dropdown
menus of all the possible entries
I **KNOW** that Open/Libreoffice can do this, in theory. but in
practice, for some
reason making them talk to a mysql/mariadb database still never
works painlessly on Fedora, not in my experience anyway
I'd even be happy (even happier, in fact) with a LAMP, in-browser
interface for this, instead of a native desktop client. But I could
not find FOSS php classes/packages that could do the above AND would
work with current version of php.
I would like to set a wakealarm so that my computer will boot up at a
In researching this, all I have found includes altering the
/etc/rc.d/init.d/halt, which is present if F19 but not in F20.
I have not been able to find anything in systemd about doing this.
Has any one been able to do this. Any pointers in where to look for
booted from the F21 XFCE spin and tried to create four primary partitions:
However, this seems to be impossible. When choosing the last of the four
partitions, the F21 installer automatically generates a /dev/sda5, within an
extended partition (sda4). No matter what I try, it always ends up this way.
Is there something I missed?