I have managed to hose something in my account.
In Fedora 24 about 2/3 of the time when I login the only item in
Computer was "File System" and inserted media (CD/USB) neither mounts or
appears. The other 1/3 of the time it worked. Not good. But the clock
is ticking on F24 now so I updated to Fedora 25 and it got worse. I get
entries for every mount point, tmp, sys, everything plus I get desktop
icons for them all too. This is on Mate if you are wondering why I have
icons on the desktop. But at least it is now consistent, it happens
Made a fresh account and logged into it and everything works normally.
Tried a couple of times and it appears reliable. So whatever is wrong
it is just in my account but I can't figure out what got corrupted.
Google is little help, all the automagic plumbing has been rewritten so
many times most hits are to pages discussing obviously wrong things.
While logged out I have tried removing .gvfs, anything suspicious in
~/.config ~/.local, like gvfs-metadata, systemd/user, .ccache, .dbus,
Even looked in /var/tmp for leftover cruft. So what file does control
the current automagic stuff?
Upside is I have finally seen accelerated 3d/video decode in a VM without
a Kaboom so as usual, upgrading brings new shiny.
I have a dhcod/bind combination working very nicely registering host name from DHCP into DNS.
But after the update to F26 ddns stopped working. I see no error messages but did notice
that my named update log file no logger sees any messages logged into it.
Is this a known problem? Or do I need to investigate more?
This computer runs Fedora 25 on /dev/sdb
and Fedora 26 on /dev/sda. I use the
boot menu to select the drive and system
I want, it defaults to Fedora 26.
VM on Fedora 25 has Windows 10 running
on it. How do I move that to
virt-manager on the Fedora 26 system? Or
is it simpler to make a new installation?
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box10 FEDORA-25/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
Whenever I exit plasma-discover, which shows in the KDE start menu as the
"Software Center", my system reports a crash. There don't seem to be any
harmful effects, apart from the message itself. Has anyone else seen this?
Does anyone know what is the reason for the crash or how to prevent it?
Thanks - jon
*I created a new submenu with the command :*
libreoffice-calc.desktop libreoffice-calc.desktop ibreoffice-math.desktop
ibreoffice-draw.desktop libreoffice-base.desktop libreoffice-impress.desktop
*the file exists : : *
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 692 Jul 30 16:40
*this is his content:*
[angelo_dev@localhost ~]$ cat
<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"
<!-- Do not edit manually - generated and managed by xdg-desktop-menu -->
*but I cannot see this submenu on the desktop*
What is the reason ?
When I tar a folder, I wish to exclude the cache files
Hence, I try to use
But it seems that the directory need to be tagged by a file
It looks like that any of my files are tagged.
find . -name CACHEDIR.TAG | sed -e 's/[/]CACHEDIR.TAG$//g' >/tmp/excludes
provides an empty file.
How can I manage CACHEDIR.TAG ?
Patrick DUPRÉ | | email: pdupre(a)gmx.com
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l'Atmosphère | |
Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale | |
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It has come to my attention that some entities are claiming that you,
dear Linux Hackers, (1)need to go through some foundation or get some
permission from upon high in-order to sue the progenitors of GRSecurity
for their violation of section 6 of the terms underwhich the linux
kernel is distributed (version 2 of the GPL). And, furthermore, that
(2)this foundation has no intention of bringing such a suit.
(1) is false.
(2) may very well be true.
You do have standing to sue GRSecurity for their blatant continuing
copyright violation if GRSecurity has made a derivative work of your
code contribution to the Linux Kernel as-long as (a)you have not
assigned your copyrights, and (b)you are not a work-for-hire.
How do you know if you are a work for hire or if you have signed away
If you are working for a company and as your job duties you are
programming the linux kernel, there is a good chance that you are a work
for hire and thus the company owns said copyrights.
How do you know if you signed away your copyrights? Well if you singed a
document transferring ownership of your copyrights for the code you
produced at some point.
If you are not working for a company while hacking linux and you haven't
assigned your copyrights away then YOU OWN YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.
This means most of you hobby hackers, if GRSecurity has modified your
code, YES YOU HAVE STANDING TO SUE.
Yes your "betters" are lying to you.
You have individual separate standing to sue.
Yes you SHOULD consult a lawyer of your own.
Yes you SHOULD consider a joint filing with other individual
rights-holders willing to bring suit against GRSecurity for their
blatant violation of your terms, and yes you should consider starting
CLASS ACTION since the number of Linux Kernel Contributors seemingly
numbers in the multitudes upon multitudes upon multitudes.
And yes, I am an attorney.
But no, I'm not looking for clients. Just correcting some false
information that has been spreading.
And yes, GRSecurity will try to claim that the linux-kernel is a work of
Joint ownership (so as to shield themselves via procedural law) and yes
they will try to claim fair use (probably de minimus), and yes your
Lawyer will have to respond to these claims. The Joint ownership claim
will go down quickly but it will have to be responded to. De minimus
Fair Use depends on how much code is modified and how signifigant the
modifications are. Don't let anyone but your own legal council dissuade
you from bringing suit: Remember the statute of limitations is only a
few years, so the clock is ticking on the CURRENT violation.
Also make sure you register your copyright of the version of the
linux-kernel that GRSecurity is using in its violation prior to bringing
suit. The registration must be for the specific version. Yes you can
register after the violation has occurred, however if you have
registered before the violation then you can also pursue recovery of
legal fees, pursue statutory damages, etc.
( NOTE: If you would like to read on how your copyright is being
violated by GRSecurity, Bruce Perens posted a good write-up on his
( There was also a discussion on the linux section of slashdot, and on
the debian user mailing list, and on the dng devuan mailing list and on
the openwall mailing list and the fedora legal mailing list )
Recently I have been having problems with ttyUSB0.
I use a USB/tty adapter to connect to my cubieboard for my armvhl work.
It worked fine for a long time with F24 using:
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
Now it works after F24 boot just fine. But if I unplug the dongle,
suspend, then resume, when I plug the dongle in, no /dev/ttyUSB0. :(
How can I go about trouble shooting this. I will get to F26 sometime
soon; just not right now. (If that will make and difference, though
I once had it all figured out, reducing journald to just
a proxy that forwarded everything to syslog and kept no
storage of its own.
Now I see the new version of rsyslog in fedora26 comes
with a new and improved config file syntax that is
Before I spend the next week trying to learn how the
devil to configure rsyslog these days, I thought I'd
Has anyone on fedora 26 figured out how to get journald
to just forward everything to rsyslog which then writes
the kind of plain text files God intended? (And leaves
no binary journal files anywhere on my system).
Does anyone here have experience using the program "regionset" to change
the region code on a DVD player?
Specifically, has anyone tried to make a drive region-free (region code
0)? And if so, with what result?
The problem: I have a boxed set of DVD's, 12 in all, from Region 2. I
live in Region 1. A few versions of Fedora back (probably F21 or F22), I
found I could play back those Region 2 disks without a problem. But now
with F26, playback even on the "vlc" program gives me sound, but no
picture--a black screen. Dragon refuses to play them at all. The makemkv
program takes about ten minutes trying to do a workaround with the
region codes not matching. Then it seems to work, but the output files
all have sound (including all sound tracks if it has more than one), but
The way I see it, I can do one of two things, if I want to rip those disks:
1. Use regionset to change my DVD and BD drive temporarily to Region 2,
rip the disks, then go back to Region 1.
2. Purchase and install a second optical-disk drive and use regionset to
set /that/ to Region 2 and /leave it there/. The second option would
cost me about $50 US.
The larger problem is this: I don't necessarily want to limit myself to
any one region. If I had to pick one "secondary region," it would be 2
because that includes Europe, the Middle East (including Israel), South
Africa, and Japan. But if I want to play or rip a DVD from Australia,
then I'm out of luck.
The /really/ big hack would be to set my present optical drive to Region
0, and hope that would play any disk, from any region. But before I do
something that could fry the drive forever, I would like someone to tell
me whether he's ever done that before.
The only alternative is to shell out $600 US for a multi-region Blu-ray
and DVD player. I would like to avoid that--mainly because I would like
to avoid shelling out a lot of payola for a device having an esoteric
feature I might use only once in a blue moon! Especially since I fully
expect optical media to become obsolete in another ten years.
Any suggestions? Anecdotes? Horror stories?