I've recently started experimenting with Borg as a deduplicating
backup system ('dnf install borgbackup'). Think 'duplicity' on steroids.
However there are many quite complex configuration options and a number
of efforts exist to make things simpler for the average user, especially
when setting up an automated backup regime (the only kind of backup
that's worth a candle of course).
One of these is a Python3 script called Borgmatic (https://torsion.org/
borgmatic/), which is easy to install using pip3 but needs some minor
tweaking to run on Fedora (it installs in /usr/local/bin, which is not
in the default PATH for sudo). It would be much more elegant if this
could be done as a proper Fedora package and installed in /usr/bin.
I've been in touch with the creator and although he has no issue with
this happening he's not a Fedora user himself. I'm not volunteering to
do it either because a) I have no experience of package creation and
maintenance, and b) Borg itself is already maintained as part of
Fedora, so the logical step would be for the Fedora maintainer to take
it on. What is the approved process for suggesting this?
I have a four year old laptop that's running Fedora 27 Workstation. If
I leave the thing switched off and unplugged after a day it will need
recharging by varying degrees.
Have I missed something in the power settings or is my battery on it's
Thanks for looking
For reasons connected with LyX development, I need to install Windows 10
on one of my machines. It is already running Fedora 27, and my intention
is to install Windows 10 on a separate SSD. I've not done this in a long
time, and, as I recall, in the past, it was by far best to install
Windows first. (That's what Google thinks, too.) But it's too late for
that, and I'd really rather not have to re-install Fedora.
I take it the main issue here is getting GRUB back up and running. Can
somone give me hints how to do that?
Thanks for any help,
On old version of screen installed on Centos 5.5, for example this ....
$ screen --versionScreen version 4.00.03 (FAU) 23-Oct-06$ rpm -q
do not clean terminal copy/paste buffer when I run a new screen or I
reuse a previous screen ... and this is good!
But the subsequent versions to last current version ...
$ screen --versionScreen version 4.06.02 (GNU) 23-Oct-17$ rpm -q
clean the terminal copy/paste buffer when I run new screen session o I
reuse a previous suspend screen session
When I'm inside a screen session and I select with mouse some text,
then copy it with right click into buffer, when I exit from screen and
return into terminal session, the copy/paste buffer is not clean and I
can paste the previous copy text via right click or press the middle
But if I copy some text previous to run a screen, then run a new screen
or reuse a suspend screen, when I'm inside the screen the copy buffer
is empty and I do no t can paste it in any way.
It's possible disable this "clean copy buffer feature" of the screen?
(inviato dal mio Linux Fedora 27 Workstation)
I used localhost:631 last night to turn on the global setting
to make my printers visible on the network. It said it was
restarting the server, but apparently all it did was stop
the server until I manually did a "systemctl start cups"
in a root window.
Anyone else noticed this? If I wanted to report it
would just "cups" be the right component to use in
I have been using VirtualBox for a long while. Looking at what rpms are available I see:
$ dnf list '*VirtualBox*'
Last metadata expiration check: 19 days, 23:03:27 ago on Thu Mar 15 14:29:34 2018.
VirtualBox-5.2.x86_64 5.2.8_121009_fedora26-1 @virtualbox
VirtualBox.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-5.1.x86_64 5.1.34_121010_fedora26-1 virtualbox
VirtualBox-devel.i686 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-devel.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-guest-additions.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-kmodsrc.x86_64 5.1.22-1.fc26 rpmfusion-free
VirtualBox-kmodsrc.noarch 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-server.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
VirtualBox-webservice.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
akmod-VirtualBox.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
kmod-VirtualBox.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
python-VirtualBox.x86_64 5.2.6-2.fc26 rpmfusion-free-updates
Which repo [virtualbox (Oracle) or rpmfusion] should one use?
Is Oracle simply a more up-to-date repo? Does rpmfusion packages actually fetch
the Oracle rpm, or is rpmfusion a separate, full build?
The size difference is significant:
rpmfusion VirtualBox-5.2.8-2.fc26.x86_64.rpm 8.1MB
virtualbox VirtualBox-5.2-5.2.8_121009_fedora26-1.x86_64.rpm 69 MB
If the two are different: if I change to use the rpmfusion repo, will the VMs be compatible?
Eyal Lebedinsky (fedora(a)eyal.emu.id.au)
I want to start a systemd service (dhcpd) , but only if a link to the
internet is present. I don't want the service to start on boot.
systemctl start <service> doesn't work unless the service is enabled.
This works, but it's very kludgy:
if <link to internet>
systemctl enable <service>
systemctl start <service>
systemctl disable <service>
Any better ideas ?
out of nowhere just now, gthumb has suddenly stopped being able to
display simple graphics files, with the diagnostic:
** (gthumb:6069): CRITICAL **: 13:15:22.317: Failed to parse
arguments: Unable to initialize the Clutter backend: no available
this is an ASUS gaming laptop, with nvidia 965M, using the nouveau
nouveau 2019328 3
mxm_wmi 16384 1 nouveau
i2c_algo_bit 16384 1 nouveau
drm_kms_helper 200704 1 nouveau
ttm 126976 1 nouveau
drm 454656 6 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
wmi 28672 4
video 45056 2 asus_wmi,nouveau
last friday, i did a system-upgrade from f27 to f28 beta, and
everything worked fine. did a couple "dnf update"s, and also one "dnf
autoremove", where i glanced at the packages that would be removed,
and nothing looked critical, and i'm pretty sure i've used gthumb
this issue popped up less than an hour ago, and i have no idea what
i might have done to provoke it. i'm checking google and bugzilla, but
still, i have no idea what i could have done to cause this. is anyone
else who upgraded to f28 beta seeing this?
Installed Fedora 26 on recommendation of a Scribus developer. Installed about 30 packages per his advice.
But when I try to compile a program the machine can't find C++. So what is the package I need to install to compile C++ programs?.
Another question. On Slackware (yes I am one of those) I can use kdm to get to a window function ( I preferXFCE).
How do I set up a window manager in Fedora and how do I access it?
All advice welcome and appreciaated.