Over the last week I have observed several problems with how F25 runs on
Issue 1: The system does not suspend on lid closed. I have an external
monitor attached to it and I can continue working on the system despite
the lid being closed. When I run gnome-tweak-tool and indicates the
system should suspend on lid closed. I have attached the png image of
the gnome-tweak-tool screen.
Issue 2: Back in the F24 days and even prior to that I filed a bug
(1389019) which states that when I boot my laptop on battery and login
the power status applet is not displayed in the MATE top menu bar. It
does show up when I plug the AC cord in. This problem has now gotten
worse. The power applet is no longer displayed regardless of what I
try. I have had to re-open this bug since it was without it ever being
Issue 3: I run the MATE desktop and so I also run the
mate-screensaver. This is configured to display pictures from my
Pictures directory. Under the the "Power Management" screen it is
configured to suspend on lid closed and to put the display to sleep
after 5 minutes. After 5 minutes the display is not put to sleep, the
pictures from the Pictures directory continue to be displayed.
Issue 4: If I close the lid prior to the screen saver kicking in, wait
a minute and then lift the lid my session resumes without being asked to
enter a password. This to me is a serious security issue.
I have installed updates as of 8/15/2017
None of these issues existed a couple of months ago, except for maybe
the suspend issue. It has been a recurring problem getting the system
to suspend on lid closed. Sometimes it works other times it doesn't and
I've made no changes :-(
Has anyone else seen these issues?
As a side note why is there no equivalent to gnome-tweak-tool for the
MATE desktop? When I run gnome-tweak-tool under MATE I get these errors:
[pgaltieri@terrapin ~]$ gnome-tweak-tool
WARNING : Shell not installed or running
WARNING : Shell not running
WARNING : Error detecting shell
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 275, in __init__
raise Exception("Shell not running or DBus service not available")
Exception: Shell not running or DBus service not available
Of these issues Issue 2 is probably the most critical. If I'm running
on battery I want to see how much time I have left before the battery
power is consumed. I know I can use the upower command to find this
out, but that is not a satisfactory solution.
Any help is appreciated.
A recent update asked to remove firefox (55.0.1-1.fc26), and when I followed with an install
I ended with the old version 54.0-2.fc26 installed.
Attempting to upgrade to the latest goes nowhere (see below).
I found a redhat bugzilla regarding an unwise decision to force an unnecessary dependency
mentioning there is a new package (firefox-55.0.2-3), but it is not showing up.
Anyone knows what is going on with this?
Firefox is the most 'net facing application here and I need to have the latest version installed.
$ sudo dnf update firefox
Last metadata expiration check: 0:04:37 ago on Mon Aug 28 09:49:01 2017.
Problem: problem with installed package nspr-devel-4.16.0-1.fc26.x86_64
- package firefox-55.0.2-2.fc26.x86_64 conflicts with pkgconfig(nspr) >= 4.16 provided by nspr-devel-4.16.0-1.fc26.x86_64
- cannot install the best update candidate for package firefox-54.0-2.fc26.x86_64
Package Arch Version Repository Size
Skipping packages with conflicts:
(add '--best --allowerasing' to command line to force their upgrade):
firefox x86_64 55.0.2-2.fc26 updates 82 M
nspr-devel x86_64 4.16.0-1.fc26 updates 119 k
Skip 2 Packages
Nothing to do.
Eyal Lebedinsky (fedora(a)eyal.emu.id.au)
Has anyone tried running a F26 guest in qemu/kvm with the latest 4.12.8-300 kernel?
When it comes to GNOME I can only boot to multi-user mode, not graphical, by removing
rhgb from the boot parameters. If I attempt to boot to graphical mode it hangs at
"Started user manager for UID 42" with UID 42 belonging to gdm. If I boot to
multi-user mode and then login and use "startx" I am presented with a black screen
and maybe the "Activities" indicator in the upper left.
When it comes to KDE, which is configured for sddm, it will boot to graphical mode if
I remove "rhgb quiet" from the boot parameters. However, the screen cannot be
resized and issuing a "xrandr --output Virtual-0 --auto" is not effective and may
result an apparent hang or a display which goes wonky in that it seems it thinks it
is resized....but it isn't and the mouse isn't where it thinks it is.
Any similar experiences?
Fedora Users List - The place to go to speculate endlessly
When I boot into the install there is an error in the destination section.
I looked at the debug info in the storage.log and there was an
error about sdb1 did not exist. But...
When I reboot to F24 then ...
md126 : active raid1 sda2 sdb2
961261568 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU]
bitmap: 2/8 pages [8KB], 65536KB chunk
md127 : active raid1 sdb1 sda1
15368064 blocks super 1.0 [2/2] [UU]
bitmap: 1/1 pages [4KB], 65536KB chunk
The section of ks.cfg for hard drive setup is as follows:
bootloader --location=mbr --boot-drive=sda
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --none --initlabel
# Disk partitioning information
part raid.6 --fstype=mdmember --noformat --onpart=sda1
part raid.27 --fstype=mdmember --noformat --onpart=sdb1
part raid.14 --fstype=mdmember --noformat --onpart=sda2
part raid.32 --fstype=mdmember --noformat --onpart=sdb2
raid / --device=root --fstype=ext4 --level=raid1 --useexisting
raid /home --device=home --fstype=ext4 --level=raid1 --noformat --useexisting
I currently have a raid1 setup with 2 drives sda and sdb
Since I am using the option --useexisting do I still need to use the part
The last time I did an upgrade was to F24 I have not found anything that says
the syntax has changed.
With xorg-x11-drv-synaptics on F25, I used a 3-finger click on my
touchpad to emulate a middle-click. This doesn't seem to work with
xorg-x11-drv-libinput on F26. (I am using Plasma, so still on X.)
Is there a configuration option I can set somewhere to make this work,
or do I have to use the "synaptics-legacy" driver?
Ian Pilcher arequipeno(a)gmail.com
-------- "I grew up before Mark Zuckerberg invented friendship" --------
As a result of a recent update, I now see authentication requests for
the root password whenever:
a) the software update daemon wakes up to check for updates (or to
install what it finds)
b) when I plug in a USB mass storage device
How can this be turned off again ?
On 24 August 2017 at 10:33, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2017-08-15 at 13:58 +0200, Jakub Jelen wrote:
> >> Hello Fedora devels and users,
> >> more than three years ago, the same topic started discussion if we
> >> want
> >> this package in Fedora or not and how . The discussion resulted
> >> mostly in flames and in the removal of the dependency on tcp_wrappers
> >> from systemd. But it was quite agreed that it is considered as a
> >> security layer for some users, if they use it correctly, or something
> >> that is or should be replaced by firewalls.
> >> So can we discuss it now once more without the affiliation to
> >> systemd?
> >> The fact is that we still do not have any other replacement except
> >> firewalls. But do we need one?
> >> The complete removal of the package is probably not a wise step, even
> >> though we can not find tcp_wrappers in recent SuSE anymore . It is
> >> still available in Arch  without other tools depending on it. To
> >> be
> >> fair, Debian  is still building tools (for example openssh) with a
> >> build-time support for it.
> >> My primary concern is OpenSSH, which upstream dropped support for
> >> tcp_wrappers three years ago (late 2014)  and since then we are
> >> maintaining one more downstream patch. But this effort should be
> >> coordinated among other components to simplify the transition for
> >> users
> >> who insist on using it (using tcpd).
> >> Removing the dependency will also allow us to trim the default
> >> install for few more Kb.
> >> If there will be no significant drawbacks, I will progress with
> >> filling
> >> a system wide change for Fedora 28 and I will pull the maintainers of
> >> other tolls using libwrap into the round and discussion.
> > Hello,
> > In Fedora 26, there is over 50 packages using tcp_wrappers as a build-
> > time dependency:
> > Since I'm listed twice in there...
> > With my packages and the situation with build time options I take the
> > position of enable as much as possible since our users don't get to pick
> > their compilation options.
> > However tcp_wrappers is a legacy thing that no longer belongs in today's
> > world.
> > I have no objection to a flag day in F28 development and dropping the
> > option at some point, preferably before the thing that is no longer an
> > ;) ... ie way before beta.
> With F-27 now branched off this can happen in F-28/rawhide now
Indeed ... it's a great time to do so ... but let's carry it out under the
auspices of a System Wide Change for F28 :)
Has anyone had difficulties burning files to DVD?
I am trying to burn pictures I imported from my phone with XFBURN and after
what appears to be a successful burn, the DVD does not show anything on it.
I found the F25 typing feature "Ctrl + Shift + e" for Emoji entry, as
documented in a Fedora Magazine article, very useful. However, it
appears broken in F26. Is there an existing bug, or does anybody know how
to get this working in F26 again?