Have a student with a Toshiba Satellite L305 and tried to install Fedora 20
and 21 by using both DVD and Flash. In both cases it would come up with
the grub screen, but both the regular install and the basic video would result
in strange graphics and no response??
I use a fail-safe option with my disk imaging project, so tried adding its
options to the boot line.
noapic noacpi pnpbios=off acpi=off pci=noacpi
Installation went thru just fine, and machine is working fine.
In checking the grub.cfg file on the system, it only included these two options.
Don't know how common this issue might be, but perhaps Fedora should add
a fail-safe option to the installations, so that if the regular ones don't work,
they could at least try this one.
Don't know why this caused the installation to fail, but it seems to be a simple
Not sure if the people that could change this are on the list, or where I could
Try to get students to check out Linux, and have an install fail for a reason
like this would probable stop a lot of users from continuing.
Michael D. Setzer II - Computer Science Instructor
Guam Community College Computer Center
Guam - Where America's Day Begins
G4L Disk Imaging Project maintainer
Number of Seti Units Returned: 19,471
Processing time: 32 years, 290 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes
(Total Hours: 287,489)
ROSETTA 27363592.026654 | SETI 47906557.533588
ABC 16613838.513356 | EINSTEIN 55609387.365699
On 26.03.2015 08:21, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Wed, 25.03.15 13:03, poma (pomidorabelisima(a)gmail.com) wrote:
>> On 23.03.2015 05:25, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> On Tue, 17.03.15 14:11, poma (pomidorabelisima(a)gmail.com) wrote:
>>>> On 17.03.2015 13:08, poma wrote:
>>>>> On 17.03.2015 11:56, Olav Vitters wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 08:08:04AM +0100, Niels Weber wrote:
>>>>>>> Is there any way that I missed so far? Or is it simply not possible?
>>>>>> Please try:
>>>>>> $ loginctl list-sessions
>>>>>> $ loginctl lock-session $ID
>>>>>> $ loginctl unlock-session $ID
>>>>> Does it work for you?
>>>> Mister Lennart, can we expect in the near future to be feasible?
>>>> $ /usr/lib/systemd/systemd --version
>>>> systemd 219
>>> Sorry, but I miss the context. What are you asking for?
>> Exactly, content is missing, "loginctl un/lock-session $ID" is doing nothing, only placeholding, waiting for Baobab.
> Maybe your desktop environment does not listen to the logind signals
> for locking/unlocking? GNOME does, not sure about others.
This is a good idea to RFE.
Thanks for answering.
For my regular user I have to strike hard the keyboard for it to work.
My root user works as always.
Looks like one of my kids just touched something but I haven't find a value
for that property in the keyboard configuration UI
(systemTools/systemSettings/hardware/keyboard) Any other idea?
OK I'm going to display some total KDE ignorance here, hopefully a KDE
user can answer this.
On GNOME, gnome-software + packagekit + systemd work together to make
the user aware of software updates. This includes any installed
applications, as well as OS + kernel updates. The user clicks on
Restart & Install in gnome-software, or chooses that option in the
reboot/poweroff panel. The system reboots, a special systemd offline
updates target is triggered, and packagekit installs all the
previously downloaded rpms with a progress indicator, then reboots
So I'm wondering what the equivalent is on KDE, with about that much detail.
I just installed Fedora-21 and xfce. Install was from
the regular live x64 download, not the xfce spin.
I have an odd problem with checkboxes in gui dialogs:
they don't show any checkmarks. If I click on a
checkbox, a checkmark will appear for a fraction of
a second then disappear. From the program's behavior
I can tell that the setting got set but it is obviously
difficult if one can not see which boxes are checked
in a dialog and which aren't.
This problem seems to be limited to Gnome apps (the ones
with the new -- at least to someone coming from F15 --
and really unpleasant UI design). For example, brasero
exhibits the effect but k3b doesn't.
Does this problem ring a bell with anyone?
After installing F21, I no longer seem to be able to control
I have the same 4 packages installed that I had on F18:
I also use the command:
with no results.
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Trying to run yum I get the following error message:
There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
libcrypto.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
Please install a package which provides this module, or
verify that the module is installed correctly.
It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
current version of Python, which is:
2.7.8 (default, Nov 10 2014, 08:19:18)
[GCC 4.9.2 20141101 (Red Hat 4.9.2-1)]
If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to
the yum faq at:
I tried this:
# rpmbuild --rebuild yum-3.4.3-153.fc21.src.rpm
error: yum-3.4.3-153.fc21.src.rpm cannot be installed
I tried this:
Python 2.7.8 (default, Nov 10 2014, 08:19:18)
[GCC 4.9.2 20141101 (Red Hat 4.9.2-1)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import yum
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 59, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 30, in
from parser import ConfigPreProcessor, varReplace
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/parser.py", line 4, in <mod
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/urlgrabber/__init__.py", line
55, in <module>
from grabber import urlgrab, urlopen, urlread
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line
512, in <module>
ImportError: libcrypto.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such
file or directory
This is Fedora 21 x86_64 running Gnome desktop. I use dnf but still
would like to fix Yum. Any pointers in the right direction? Thanks in
Reynold DeMarco Jr.
on Linux Fedora 21
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After installing F21 on a x64 desktop, I proceeded to also install non-RPM
For these types of software to appear in the menus, there are *.desktop
files in the directory:
The software that I installed is OpenJUMP, a java-based GIS package
somewhat like Quantum-GIS (QGIS Desktop).
In the *.desktop file, there is a line that controls the submenu
placement; it looks like this:
Howver, in this case OpenJUMP has also become it's own Category.
I would like to eliminate this, but the places that I've looked so far
(Settings -> Desktop) don't offer control of this.
I'm using Xfce as a desktop; but this phenomenon also appears in MATE,
Gnome, and Gnome Classic.
Where would I look or what file should I edit?
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This
series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every
week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with
links to each. Here are the five things for March 25th, 2015:
Join us at Flock (and book your hotel now)
Every year, we have a big planning and developers’ conference, Flock.
It alternates between Europe and North America, and this time around
will be at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New
York, from August 12th to 15th. Flock organizers just announced that
hotel reservations are open, as are talk submission. If you’re an
active contributor or are interested in becoming one, start planning
your trip now!
Or, come to FUDCon in Pune, India
In addition to Flock, we also hold annual gatherings in the
Asia/Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM) regions. These are
FUDCons — Fedora User and Developer Conferences. This year’s APAC
FUDCon will be held in Pune, India from June 26th to 28th.
Talk submissions for this conference are closed and the selection
committee working on choosing the best from over 140 submissions. There
will also be a BarCamp-style track, where sessions will be chosen by
attendees at the conference.
A limited amount of money is available for travel subsidies. See the
FUDCon planning wiki for details.
Help with the F22 release notes
Fedora 22 is almost at the beta stage, with the final release slated
for May. That means it’s time to start writing the release notes, and
Fedora Documentation Project Lead Pete Travis put out a call for
volunteers on the Fedora Join List. As Pete notes, this is a great,
low-barrier way to get involved in Fedora — you don’t need a lot of
prior knowledge, just a little bit of interest in some piece of
software we include.
A more friendly ‘net presence for Fedora
This morning, Máirín Duffy led a brainstorming session on the topic of
enabling new contributors, with the eventual goal of developing a
modern Web interface to all aspects of the project for contributors,
both new and already deeply involved. Mo wrote a great summary blog
post afterward, and I highly recommend reading it if you’re interested
in bringing more contributors to Fedora — or just improving your own
workflows and interactions.
Google Summer of Code
And finally, a reminder that Fedora is participating in the Google
Summer of Code. The application deadline is March 27 at 19:00 UTC;
please check out Fedora’s GSOC 2015 page if you’re interested in being
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Fedora Project Leader mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org <http://fedoraproject.org/>
Can the linux audio driver configure the audio jacks on an ASUS H971
Plus motherboard? There are three jacks on the bord that are either line
out, line in, mic or front, center, back speakers. I need the latter
configuration and understand that this is driver configured on Windows
platforms. I'm running Fedora 21.