On FC31 I can't persistently rename the interfaces, see:
So I want to use FC31 interface names : enp1s0 and enp0s20u3.
I've used nmtui to set up the interfaces. But NM won't activate them
because they are "strictly unmanaged" !!
How do I fix that ?
Is there some other way to persistently activate the interface ?
I'm running Fedora 31/KDE and it is great. Fantastic, actually. Kudos to
the team that delivers and supports Fedora, release after release. Things
just keep getting better and better and the update process is so smooth and
easy. Especially compared to those other operating systems...
However, F31/KDE isn't perfect. Here are a few things that could be
1) There is a bug that creates distortion in playing audio via HDMI
monitors. I frequently have to do a pulseaudio -k to reset things.
2) There is a bug when running dual monitors and the left monitor is
rotated and not the primary monitor. I have to start SystemSettings and
force a reinitialization every time I reboot.
3) There is a bug wherein the HDMI monitor I want my audio played on isn't
saved. It always wants to play on the first (left most) monitor. I have
to start pauvolume and select my primary monitor every time I reboot.
4) It would be really, really nice if KDE remembered which desktop an
application was on when you rebooted after doing a forced shutdown. For
example, sometimes I have 30 Firefox browsers open on various topics,
spread across 3 or 4 desktops, plus some PDFs in viewers and a few Konsole
sessions and a few Kwrite documents... and a large update comes along that
I need to apply that requires a reboot.
Generally I do a #dnf update followed by a #shutdown -r now.
When I reboot and login to a new session, Firefox allows me to restore all
my open browsers, but it doesn't remember which Desktop they were on... so
I have to manually sort them. Likewise Konsole sessions don't remember
what Desktop they were in, nor the path they were open to. Would be nice
if they did.
5) There is an unintended behavior whereby if I open a document fullsize on
one screen, it goes fullsize on any screen I move it to.
For example, I run a 22" monitor in portrait mode to the left of my primary
43" 4K monitor. I often fullscreen a document in the side monitor to
refer to while I am working on something on the primary monitor. If I
then drag the document from the side monitor to the primary 4K monitor, it
goes fullscreen there. And then I have to resize it. It would be nice if
it stayed the same size, pixel wise, when it moves from screen to screen.
6) My mouse doesn't move enough...
My desktop is very wide. A side 1920x1080 monitor running in portrait
beside a 4K monitor. I have my mouse speed/acceleration turned right up,
but I often run out of space on my mouse pad before I can move across or
even up and down my desktop. It would be nice if there was more
speed/acceleration so less hand movement was required.
Enough of the negative... how about some things I absolutely love about
1) Putting a panel anywhere I want ! When you've got this much screen real
estate, you need several of them.
2) Multiple desktops. OMG, I could never live without multiple desktops.
So nice to be able to sort tasks into desktops and then jump from desktop
to desktop to handle things.
3) The way task manager groups and displays apps in the panel. So nice...
but... I wish there was a way to sort and search instances within a task
list... like if I have 7 Firefox browsers open on a desktop, be able to
arrange them in a certain order (gmail at the bottom, for example) or find
all the browsers that have YouTube open in them. That sort of thing.
4) dnf update. Dnf in general. Has there ever been such a great package
manager ? I can remember complaining going from Yum to DNF, but I was
I love how I'll get a desktop notification for updates, I can run dnf
update (when I want), view what is available, stop the update, update
select packages, etc. Updates work around me, I don't have to work around
updates. And the update process is unobtrusive, it can generally run in
the background without interrupting my work. (On a faster multicore
5) Konsole. I love me some Konsole sessions. Especially the way you can
right click and open Dolphin in the directory you are working in from
Dolphin. And especially how you can open Konsole from Dolphin.
6) The stability.
I can start work on Monday and run all week without rebooting or even
logging out. My computer never freezes or stumbles or loses data. It's
fantastic. I never have to reboot and get organized again. I work. I go
away. I come back. And everything is just the way I left it.
7) The ability to mount just about any file system ever.
I'll leave it at that. To say I am enjoying and appreciating
Linux/Fedora/KDE these days is an understatement.
We're cleaning house, trying to downsize so we can move into a
retirement community, so we're finding all sorts of stuff to get
One thing I'm reluctant to throw out is my Multitech MT5600BA V90
I used it for dialup for several years before broadband became available
and it was great, stable, and fast. (its predecessor, a much-touted
consumer-grade V90 modem was unreliable and not great). I'm thinking we
are/were on an unstable copper pair, but the phone company said it was
So, anyway, I have this lovely industrial-strength modem I'd like to
provide someone, "free to a good home", if anyone has, or knows of
anyone who has, a use for a V90 modem.
Original packaging (including the floppy-based "drivers" for windoze! :) )
and a printout of the modem manual.
Thanks in advance!
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to be sin for us, so that in him
we might become the righteousness of God."
--------------------------- Corinthians 5:21 ---------------------------------
Not sure when it stopped working, since don't use it often.
Had noticed that start of connections it was listing F8^M key??
Was trying to use it when connected to a windows machine, and nothing
happens. Then tried it on one of my other Fedora machines, and from a
terminal window it puts out a ~ each time the key was pressed, but no menu.
Connected to the same machines using a windows machine with tightvnc's
vncviewer, and the F8 key works perfectly.
I'v seen a similar problem with something in the past, where the files where
using the DOS CR/LF instead of the linux LF. In that case, just used the
dos2unix on source code and rebuilt.
This is a Fedora 30 machine fully updated.
The man and help for vncviewer doesn't appear to show any contact
Did note that the default file in the .vnc directory was in DOS format, but
running dos2unix on it made no difference.
Note sure where to report this. Currently have to reboot machine into old
Windows 7 OS that was originally on notebook to use the F8 key..
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I have just upgraded to F31 from F30 using dnf system-upgrade
download --releasever=31. Before I did the upgrade I updated F30 to the
latest maintenance level.
When I booted into Gnome on F31 there was no activities menu to be
able to launch any application, the only way I could launch applications
(if I knew the application command) was to use alt-f2.
In F30 I was using dash-to-dock but in the F31 upgrade that failed
to start. I did find an entry on the net saying that V66 of dash-to-dock
had an issue in F31 with kde (plasma) but no reference to issues with
Gnome. I was able to run Gnome-tweaks, see that it was flagging that it
couldn't start dash-to-dock, the dash-to-dock settings were saying that
it was V66, so I used gnome tweaks to uninstall it. I then used
dnfdragora to install V67 of dash-to-dock when confirmed the V67 was
installed and V66 wasn't, but when I went back into gnome-tweeks it was
still saying that it was trying to start V66 of dash-to-dock. I
eventually found that I had to remove all the gnome-shell extension
settings in my home path, use dnf to uninstall dash-to-dock V67 and
reinstall it for Gnome-tweaks to show that it was successfully able to
start dash-to-dock V67. Also after doing this when I launched firefox it
immediately asked me asked me if I wanted to update all my extensions
from upstream except for dash-to-dock, which I did and that then
activated all the extensions even though at update they weren't active.
When I launch firefox V73.0a1 it displays with two windows
overlapping each other displaying the same contents, forms being
displayed on the screen are not displaying correctly in terms of when
input is entered into text boxes the input is actually being displayed
below the text boxes. Also the address bar keeps flashing on and off
because the display of the web page being accessed is intermittently
overlaying the address bar, consequently I can't actually select any
menus displayed on the web page. Just for interest Thunderbird V73.0a1
doesn't seem to exhibit these issues. If I run the version of firefox
from the repositories it exhibits the same overlay issues as well.
When I run Gnome-terminal it exhibits the dual window overlay issue
when maximised. If I run Gnome-terminal unmaximised it doesn't exhibit
the issue, but if I manually expand the size of the gnome-terminal
window it exhibits the overlay issue as soon as I type anything into the
I tried reinstalling Gnome by re-installing the 'Gnome Desktop
Environment' group from dnf but that did not make any difference.
Does anyone have any ideas what the issue might be?
If I run dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=30 will that
downgrade me to a fully working version of F30 as it was before I did
the F31 upgrade?
I'm trying to install fedora coreos on my server. I do not have a DHCP-server available but used static IP before (project atomic).
When booting coreos from USB-stick it is looking for a DHCP-server. When not found it fails. After a while it retries to get an IP-address.
I have tried to add a lease command to /etc/dhclient.conf like:
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
option routers 192.168.5.10;
option domain-name-servers 192.168.5.10;
Then I killed the dhclient process and restarted it with same parameters as it was run before:
dhclient -4 -q -cf /etc/dhclient.conf -pf /tmp/dhclient.eth0.pid -lf /tmp/dhclient.eth0.lease eth0
But dhclient does not use the static configuration I have made and fails with a message like:
Could not find a valid lease.
What am I doing wrong here? Is there an easier way to force a static IP address? Can I stop the boot process and give some commands when loading the kernel?
Any ideas appreciated.
I have an Hp Spectre 360 from 2018 with intel integrated graphics. I am
using nouveau driver. The laptop runs generally fine but from version
30. It became slow to startup X and to get to the login screen. After
you login on 30 it takes longer to start desktop then it used to, but it
comes up and works fine. If i upgrade to 31, it takes a real long time
to get to the X login screen and after I login all I get is a grey
background. In this mode vty's are dead also. I have upgraded and
reinstalled several times. Interestingly on one occasion I was able to
login to 31 after a long delay and upgrade from 31 and I upgraded to
rawhide and that worked except there were other application issues that
made it a no go for me. After a number of reinstalls and upgrade tests
Fedora 31 will usually not work correctly for me. Any thoughts? This
laptop has been running Fedora since the day after it was purchased in
2018 with no problems.
inxi -GxxSMza System: Host: localhost.localdomain Kernel:
5.3.16-200.fc30.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.1
rd.luks.uuid=luks-323281ed-242f-40db-85cb-75ab350dbb43 rhgb quiet
Desktop: Gnome 3.32.2 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM Distro: Fedora release 30
(Thirty) Machine: Type: Convertible System: HP product: HP Spectre x360
Convertible 15-ch0xx v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 31 serial:
<filter> Mobo: HP model: 83BA v: 57.20 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v:
F.04 date: 01/23/2018 Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor:
Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID:
8086:5917 Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX150] vendor:
Hewlett-Packard driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID:
10de:1d10 Display: wayland server: Fedora Project X.org 1.20.5 driver:
nouveau compositor: gnome-shell resolution: 3840x2160~60Hz OpenGL:
renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa
19.1.8 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide,
I did a dnf system-upgrade and now I get this before the completion of
each CLI command:
[phr@phil ~]$ ls
- before I start hacking around, has anyone else seen this?
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