In installed the dock plank on my Fedora 29 installation this morning,
a python-based plank settings app.
However it does not work with Fedora's version of plank (0.11.4).
The settings app gives this error:
(planksetting.py:6935): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 12:41:28.299: Settings schema
'net.launchpad.plank.dock.settings' does not contain a key named
/usr/bin/planksetting14: line 1: 6935 Trace/breakpoint trap (core
dumped) python3 /usr/share/planksetting/planksetting.py
I suspect it's related to Apples threat to Plank developers over use of
the icon zoom property
which the fruit company has apparently patented ?? Plank is reported to
have removed the zoom option,
Is there a work around? I don't particularly care about the zoom
function eye-candy but
it would be nice to be able to use the settings app.
I tried installing Vivaldi from its own site, used it a few
weeks, and liked it immensely. Then I happened to discover that it was
not available via dnf. With copious bad memories of dependency hells, and
despite great reluctance, I gave it up. I still miss it. Couldn't it be
added to one or another of the Fedora repos??
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
FC29. I have a server for video encoding. I use x264, which I keep
updated to the most recent git packaaged in an rpm.
rpm -q x264-libs
I then rebuild all the packages that depend on x264, including
avidemux-libs. I just rebuild on my machine, without chaging the
version, since the version hasn't changed, it's just linked to the new
rpm -q avidemux-libs
But dnf want to replace my rebuild version, with the version for the repo:
dnf upgrade --refresh
Problem 1: package avidemux-libs-2.7.3-1.fc29.x86_64 requires
libx264.so.155()(64bit), but none of the providers can be installed
- cannot install both
I don't want to bump the avidemux-libs version, since I want to know
when a new one is available. I don't want to keep adding "-x avidemux.."
Why does dnf want to replace the installed package ? How does it even
know it's not the same package as the repo ?
Whenever I do a fresh install (preferably a net install or one
from a live medium -- they're smaller), as soon as I reboot into it and
update it, I launch dnfdragora and go through, first, all the apps I know
I don't need, or hope I won't. (When in doubt, I hit Apply often and read
through the resulting list with great care.)
That done, I start over, this time looking for things I know or
hope I will want. By the time I've done both, I've pretty well killed a
day, often two.
And then I still have to do the other half: arranging panels,
icons, and the like into places where my fingers can find them, without
taking what's left of my mind off what it's doing.
As an old retired fart blissfully unconcerned with production of
anything, I can afford all this; but it's gawdawful tedious. If there's a
better way that a non-technoid can use, somebody please clue me in!
If I could have my druthers, I'd like some snapshot that would
record my tweaks shortly before a fresh install, and write them to a
temporary external medium. Then after the fresh install, it would check
as best it could, show me the changes, and offer to carry them out.
I realize such a tool could never be perfect. There will always
be new releases of one standby or another, and other bigger changes that
give the May or November release of Fedora good reason for taking a new
number. Nevertheless, there are also mature apps, such as mailers and
list servers, that some of us want and some of us don't, which change
only slowly. There are terminal tabs, font sizes, locations of launchers,
and so forth and so on. The tool I'm wish-dreaming of would seize *my*
tweaks and carry them over to feed into the new install.
All this or something like it happens now with an upgrade, and
may the developers be blessed above all nations for making it the
preferred way! But sometimes for instance I replace a machine ....
Beartooth Staffwright, Historian of Tongues
Squirreler, Double Retiree, Linux Evangelist
F29 host with Win10 guest. I want to use Spice to get the improved
features (shared folders, cut-and-paste between host and guest, etc.),
but when I install Spice Guest Tools under the Win10 guest I
immediately lose the mouse and keyboard in the guest. 'Immediately'
meaning that after installation it freezes before I can even dismiss
the 'Install Done' pop-up.
As I understand the Spice docs, there is supposed to be a vdagent
running in the host, but there isn't. Even when I try to run vdagent
from a terminal it doesn't appear to do anything. I can run vdagentd
(using 'sudo') but that makes no difference.
Any thoughts? I can post my guest XML file if it's of interest.
Curl can download the source of a web page. Is there a way to
download what shows on a web page after all the javascritps
have done their thing? (From the command line, not my hand
and my mouse.)
I have Fedora 29 running as my laptop, I can run dnf search stoken and
it finds it, however if I create a new Fedora 29 VM dnf cannot find
stoken. Anyone know what package / repo I need to install to get stoken?
One odd thing is that dnf provides shows stoken (on my laptop) as coming
$ dnf provides stoken
Last metadata expiration check: 5 days, 12:45:06 ago on Fri 12 Apr 2019
09:23:10 AM MDT.
stoken-cli-0.91-6.fc29.x86_64 : Command line tool for stoken
Repo : fedora
Filename : /usr/bin/stoken
I visually compared the fedora.repo files on the laptop vs VM, they seem
to be the same
Not to ask too stupid a question, but it there a way to
run an ls that only gives me the file name and its size?
When you say, "I wrote a program that
crashed Windows," people just stare at
you blankly and say, "Hey, I got those
with the system, for free."
-- Linus Torvalds
I have problem installing VirtualBox Guest Additions. My host is 5.0.7-200.fc29.x86_64
And when I run the VGA installer on the guest system I get:
[erik@localhost VBox_GAs_6.0.4]$ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing VirtualBox 6.0.4 Guest Additions for Linux........
VirtualBox Guest Additions installer
Removing installed version 6.0.4 of VirtualBox Guest Additions...
Copying additional installer modules ...
Installing additional modules ...
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel
modules. This may take a while.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: To build modules for other installed kernels, run
VirtualBox Guest Additions: /sbin/rcvboxadd quicksetup <version>
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Building the modules for kernel
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Look at /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log to find out what
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Running kernel modules will not be replaced until
the system is restarted
VirtualBox Guest Additions: Starting.
VirtualBox Guest Additions: modprobe vboxsf failed
Perhaps someone on this list has overcome this problem and would explain what I did
wrong? The /var/log/vboxadd-setup.log was of no help.
Erik P. Olsen
Sometimes when I run x2go, the remote desktop
window will come up with a name for itself
Other times it will come up with a name like:
Anyone have any idea why it sometimes chooses one
and sometimes the other (like I said, just
curiosity - nothing earth shattering depends
on the answer :-).