yes, a rather wide-open request, but i've been asked to give a
couple courses on C++11, and part of what i want to put together is a
list of fedora packages that aid in the development process -- things
like alternative compilers (clang), debuggers, static code analyzers
and so on.
i don't need to become intimately familiar with all of it, the
students simply want pointers to fedora packages that they can examine
later on their own time to assist the development process.
so ... thoughts? i'll collect suggestions and put together a wiki
page at some point.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
I would like to send a message to the person or group
that created some of the spins of f27 (in particular,
the builders of the mate DT spin of f27).
How would I proceed to do this?
P.S: I do know that the spins of f27 are NOT supported by the fedora team.
I recently added a 3rd screen to my setup (a laptop and 2 external
screen, one on each side) and since every single application or window
from that application opens in full screen. It was not behaving like
this when I had only dual head. Is this normal or is there some
configuration to do which I missed?
Or could it be a bug eventually?
I'm looking for advice about what tool/app you would use on Fedora
(or any Linux distro) so that one could experiment graphically with
the placement of furniture in a well-defined space.
Here's the real deal. I have a pair of desks, a three-seat
reclining couch, two side tables, a two-drawer horizontal filing
cabinet and a small dining table. These would all go in the
dining/living room. I have a queen-size bed, two side tables, a stand
of drawers and a nice cedar chest. These would go into the bedroom.
I have the dimensions of the dining/living room and the bedroom. I'd
like to do a "what-if" analysis graphically, manually, on arranging
Would you use Open Office Draw? Is there a better app/tool for this?
Is there a template that would help? Perhaps the "dia" app? Perhaps
the answer is staring me in the face and I don't recognize it.
Thanks in advance for the advice/pointers,
Since upgrading to F27 my logitech web cam no longer works. Here are the
errors I see
uvcvideo: Failed to set UVC probe control : -110 (exp. 26).
Failed to query (GET_CUR) UVC control 4 on unit 1: -110 (exp. 4).
I used cheese but it shows nothing useful. It displays a snapshut of my
desktop. If it makes a difference I'm using mate desktop.
Anyone else have a webcam working under f27?
Any help is appreciated.
I have a weird and puzzling problem with thunderbird on my main
computer, running Fedora 26 (waiting for resolution before updating).
If I so much as touch an attachment to a received email, the machine
freezes. That is, the kernel refuses to start any more new processes,
however, it continues to run the existing ones. I can switch to a
different Xfce4 workspace, or simply move the mouse to activate a window
that overlaps the thunderbird window. However, the thunderbird window
is dead and won't refresh itself. Only a reboot fixes it.
Today I received an email with an OO spreadsheet attached. I was able
to click to save it successfully, but then the machine was frozen.
My numerous gkrellm graphs continued to blink, but in another terminal
I could not even ls, or cd to another directory, and typing reboot had
no effect. I was able to kill the X server with CTL-BS and achieve
a black screen with a jumbled mess of systemd gook. On a different
console (ALT-F2) I got a login prompt, then a passwd prompt, but that's
as far as login got. I had to resort to the ultimate weapon: SysReq +
REISUB, of which only the first three, REI, were sufficient, so sending
the SIGKILL signal to all processes unstuck the machine.
This problem affects ONLY my main machine; with all the others in
the house, thunderbird handles attachments perfectly. FWIW, mutt
handles the attachment without complaint. This problem has persisted
over many kernel updates; it may have been present even in Fedora 25.
I strongly suspect I have some odd plugin or addon on this machine
only. But before I start a massive witchhunt, I want to ask the
Has anyone experienced a similar breakdown?
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
but the font are not installed:
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
Babel <3.9r> and hyphenation patterns for 8 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
/texmf-dist/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}] (./newfile1.aux) )
!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file bbold10.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for re
==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
the doc say:
THE BBOLD SYMBOL FONT
6 APRIL 1994
This distribution contains the bbold symbol font:
INSTALL bbgreeku.mf bbold.dtx bbold17.mf bbold8.mf
README bbligs.mf bbold.mf bbold5.mf bbold9.mf
bbbase.mf bblower.mf bbold10.mf bbold6.mf bbparams.mf
bbgreekl.mf bbnum.mf bbold12.mf bbold7.mf bbpunc.mf
To install the fonts, you should:
* run METAFONT on the fonts, for example under Unix you say:
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold5;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold6;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold7;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold8;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold9;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold12;"
mf "\mode=localfont; input bbold17;"
* move bbold*.tfm into a TeX font metrics directory
* move bbold*.*pk into a TeX bitmaps directory
If you want to use the bbold font in LaTeX2e, you should:
* run LaTeX2e on bbold.dtx
* move bbold.sty and Ubbold.fd into a TeX inputs directory
* read the documentation in bbold.dvi
This file should only be distributed as part of the bbold
It seems that an installation file is missing.
Patrick DUPRÉ | | email: pdupre(a)gmx.com
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l'Atmosphère | |
Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale | |
Tel. (33)-(0)3 28 23 76 12 | | Fax: 03 28 65 82 44
189A, avenue Maurice Schumann | | 59140 Dunkerque, France
I have a Samba server running on a NAS, but according to my Windows VM
it's running SMB1 and is thus insecure, so Windows won't connect to it.
I've added the line "min protocol = SMB2" to the smb.conf file and
restarted the service, but Windows remains unconvinced.
What else do I need to do? Is there an easy way to ping the server
(from Linux) and check what protocol it's using? Note that Linux has no
problem connecting to the server.
Recently, I've become an active user of WhatsApp. Not only is it
convenient on the phone, you can also use a web browser by using the
phone app to login with QR code when it appears in the browser. One
benefit is that you don't need to install dedicated software on your
desktop or laptop.
Signal comes with a dedicated desktop; however, it's Linux incarnation is
only available for Debian-distributions, no rpm package as yet. Are there
any plans for one?
Last, there is a new version of Skype and rpm package.
However, everytime I login to my computer, Skype is automatically active.
Is there a way of disabling this feature?
I am in need of changing my email address to this list. I cannot see any
easy way to do this except for unsubscribing and then re-subscribing to
this list. The monthly email which confirms my email and passwd does not
work when I try to use it. And I am not easily seeing what the site is
to "subscribe" as things are a bit different now than in 2008 when I
I am sorry to have to bother the users@lists[...] with this question but
my query to user(a)lists.fedoraproject.org about what to do just gave me a
reply from mailman-bounces(a)lists.fedoraproject.org that pretty much was
pure "composed by a program" and had absolutely no useful info.
Thanks in advance,