I am planning on running a Virtual Private Network from my Fedora
firewall out to a UML virtual colo (running RH9) at another site.
That site will be the place I present services to the world;
httpd, ssh, sftp, smtp. This is to comply with the "no servers"
and dynamic ip restrictions on my Comcast connection to the net;
if my firewall always drives an outbound connection to the
colocation site, I am not worried about changes of ip address,
and I am not opening any inbound ports.
There are a number of options for the VPN - the most attractive
are cipe ( http://sites.inka.de/sites/bigred/devel/cipe.html )
and FreeSwan ( http://www.freeswan.org/ ), though I am told that
one can do all this through an ssh tunnel. I would rather have
simple and secure than super-duper; I have plenty of bandwidth,
and will send outbound http and smtp from the firewall, so the
main bandwidth user will be incoming spam/b/b/b/b mail.
Anyone have some experiences to share about setting up VPN? Is
there anything about either cipe or FreeSwan that is likely to
break with FC1 or FC2?
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(after a looong time not using Fedora, just back to it!)
I've tried installing Fedora on a Zotac Zbox CI327 (Intel Celeron
N3450 inside) but this happens to fail. I've tried F25 but it has
not the right kernel to make it (I've read about 4.10 minimum), then
tried F26-Alpha-1.7 Live and Rawhide-20170518 Live but none could
reach the graphical login. They both boot, some steps take a lot of
time and I end up in a state I don't understand but which is not
Here's a link to a rdsosreport.txt file generated using Rawhide, I must
admit that I don't know what to do now..
BTW, I could install and run a Ubuntu 17.10 daily
(artful-desktop-amd64-20170519.iso) - wow it starts up pretty quickly -
and that gave me hope!
Any hint or experience w/ such hardware?
So... I did a "sudo dnf upgrade" and things seemed to do well.
However, when I rebooted, it hangs on bootup with the statment "Holding
until bootup processes complete" or something like that -- I'm doing
this from memory. I tried with a couple of older kernels, but they also
I assume that this is some transient thing associated with the upgrade.
Over the years, I've had glitches appear on an upgrade and disappear on
the next upgrade. Accordingly, I'd like to boot into rescue mode and
see if I can upgrade again.
However, I've forgotten how to turn on wifi networking from rescue mode.
Can anybody point me to a tutorial?
F27. I ran a new laptop battery down to 4% (as claimed by gnome) and my
laptop didn't auto-suspend, nor hibernate.
In settings / power, the only option for battery power these days seems to
be to automatically suspend after a set time period; not at a certain
a) did I imagine it that earlier fedoras used to have this feature?
b) any way I can enable auto-suspect on low battery for F27?
After upgrading to Fedora 28, most of Youtube is broken in Firefox, claiming
lack of H.264 codec support.
Googling around, found this: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/OpenH264
But none of the packages are currently available:
[root@thinkpad yum.repos.d]# dnf config-manager --set-enabled fedora-cisco-openh264
[root@thinkpad yum.repos.d]# dnf install gstreamer1-plugin-openh264 mozilla-openh264
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:00 ago on Thu 26 Apr 2018 09:40:47 PM
No match for argument: gstreamer1-plugin-openh264
No match for argument: mozilla-openh264
Error: Unable to find a match
Meanwhile, back on Fedora 27, H.264 video works fine in Firefox, without any
I'm reading documentation  for Fedora on a USB stick. The only option
to have a portable fedora on a stick seems to be by creating an overlay
FS and this certainly leads to getting out of disk space at some point.
I would really like to create Fedora on USB that I can plug anywhere and
work off it.
I was thinking that perhaps I can just install regular fedora on a USB
stick like I would do on a hard drive. Then it can be updated and used
just like any other Fedora machine. Perhaps disable persistent logging
and swap so that flash memory doesn't wear out.
One issue I presently know about is dracut. It creates by default images
that only support a specific hardware. i.e. if I install kernel on a
machine with an nforce disk controller, it will put in intird only that
module thus Fedora will not boot on a machine with AHCI controller.
Maybe this wouldn't matter when all things are on the USB drive but then
can there be a problem with different USB controller modules?
I was wondering if anybody tried that and has tips for greated portability.
Is there an alternative to skype which would also allow me to exchange
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After upgrading to F27, I noticed that fonts looked "off". I made a
screenshot of Thunderbird and gnome-terminal displaying roughly
identical contents on Fedora 25, 26, and 27. The older two releases are
identical, but F27's fonts (both fixed-width and variable-width) appear
to be the same width as they were previously, but taller. Characters
like monospace 'o' used to be round and are now oblong. Everything
seems slightly heavier as a result of the additional pixels. Does
anyone know if this change was intentional? Personally, I think it's
worse than before.