This is Fedora 22, 64 bit, XFCE, etc. with Thunderbird 38.0.1
When I click on a URL in an e-mail message it immediately starts a
blinking browser notice at the top left. I know, I've just selected a
URL and don't need that annoying/distracting box. It's as though I am
being implored to go look at it immediately but I would like to continue
reading messages before doing so.
Does anyone know how to eliminate it or at the least stop the stupid
blinking? Google hasn't helped me ...
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box10 FEDORA-22/64bit LINUX XFCE
I'm on Fedora 22 default gnome desktop.
I've got a few questions about "software"
1) how does it integrate with dnf? for instance if I do "dnf history" I do not see any of the
transactions done with the "software" app.
2) do "software" and dnf have the same source? there are packages available only via dnf.
3) when I check for updates "software" most of the times says
"up to date - nothing to do - checked at XX:YY" (maybe 2 minutes ago)
Then I force it to check and often it finds something to update. Once it is a coincidence, but is it
possible that so often updates are published just in the few minutes between the automatic and
On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 4:04 PM, jd1008 <jd1008(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rick,
> Re: my /dev/sdb:
> dd if=/dev/sdb bs=2 count=1 skip=255 2>/dev/null | od -x
> 0000000 aa55
> If these are the bytes that indicate a boot signature,
> can they be "null'ed" safely??
How do you define safely? It means the entire MBR record is invalid,
including the partition scheme.
# wipefs -a /dev/sdb
Will do exactly the above on MBR disks, it removes the MBR signature
making it invalid. If the GPT partition scheme is used, wipefs will
remove the GPT primary and backup header signatures, and the PMBR
signature, making all three of them invalid and thus not a partitioned
During install, Anaconda let's you select one desktop from
the left column, and then select the groups of packages from
the right column.
Now that fedora is up and running, how does one add a group
of packages ala the groupings presented by anaconda?
Where is the list of such group names documented, what
packages they contain, and how to install them.
So, as I'm not a hardcore developer or coder, I was wondering: Is the
new support that it's dropped in the kernel for the Toshiba laptops
build by default or I'd have to compile by myself from "scratch"?
I just updated the kernel to kernel-4.0.6-300.fc22.x86_64 and rebooted.
The system came up in VGA mode, presumably because kmod-nvidia had not
recompiled. Is there a way to force this, or do I have to wait for an
update to akmod-nvidia?
For the moment I removed akmod-nvidia and rebooted with Nouveau. This
seems rather inelegant. I thought the akmod thing was supposed to take
care of these dependencies, or am I missing something?
I've noticed since F22 I can't grab the Firefox scrollbar with the mouse
pointer when it's on the very right of the bar. I have to move it in a
pixel or two in before it works. It's like there's a thin inactive
border around it.
Someone else noticed it too:
Anyone know a workaround? No other programs on F22 seem to have this
problem, even Thunderbird.
When I re-boot my Fedora-21/KDE laptop
I get dozens of error lines "rngd read error" in /var/log/messages .
This has been happening for some time.
I've ignored it up to now, as it seems to have no bad consequences.
But the number of times this line is repeated seems to be increasing,
so I thought I would look into it.
Many people have asked about this error message,
but the only helpful response I have seen was in
where I read (in one of the answers):
rngd gathers entropy from a hardware device, You don't have one, so rngd
doesn't work. This is expected, and not related to your problem. You can do
systemctl disable rngd with no ill effects to stop seeing the messages
I've followed this advice, but am left wondering from what "hardware device"
rngd would "gather entropy"?
Incidentally, I read at one point that I could learn more from journalctl.
But when I run "sudo journalctl" I get an enormous number of lines,
ending with lines 262810-262850, dated March 10 (I assume this year).
Is there some way of culling journalctl?
I tried "sudo journalctl _SYSTEMD_UNIT=rngd"
but just got the response
Logs begin at Tue 2015-01-13 07:42:13 CET,
end at Mon 2015-06-29 17:25:30 CEST
I found "man journalctl" more or less unintelligible.
Maybe it was written by a machine?
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin
Hi all F22 users,
having the following problem in F22/gdm with my ATI-Radeon video card 5400:
If logging out from a gnome3 session, it takes a very long time until
the login screen of gdm re-appears (10-20 secs). Some times I have to
restart my box because the screen remains dark after logging out (the
screen reports: no signal).
Sometimes it helps to click on the screen for getting back the login screen.
But: if running mate for example as desktop environment, the gdm screen
re-appears immediately after having logged out.
Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)
Joachim Backes <joachim.backes(a)rhrk.uni-kl.de>