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yum erase python = destruction

I'm sure this question will make many laugh, but certainly not me. I were trying to install some packages for python earlier today and also trying to change pydev compiler in AptanaStudio, and ...
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resetting the root password in linux

How do I reset the root password in fedora ? Is there any way out ? I have googled a lot but couldn't find any useful result.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox Static IP - Fedora

I created a Virtual Machine (Linux Fedora) using Oracle VM VirtualBox . The ip address changes every now and then. I want to make it static in the VM. Update : I was able to setup a static ip address ...
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Connecting to Windows 7 from Fedora is slow

I am using the rdesktop command to connect from a Fedora 14 system to a Windows 7 Professional machine remotely but I get a very slow reponse when I try and connect to it. The command that I used to ...
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What is the simplest way to change the login background in Fedora (17)?

I want to change the login screen of my Fedora 17 box. I found some instructions on the web saying a lot about manually editing gconf settings: $ su - $ su - gdm -s /bin/bash $ `dbus-launch | sed ...
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How to close or (unbind?) a port left open by a rogue application?

I am using Fedora 13 64bit. My eclipse program starts a server on port 9050 but I shutdown the program, eclipse fails to properly shutdown the server. Restarting eclipse has no effect. How can I ...
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how to set default screen brightness in fedora 17

In fedora 16, I use "dconf-editor" to set the default color. however, I couldn't find "ac-brightness" in the "dconf-editor". I mean set the brightness when I start up my computer.
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How can I install Windows fonts in Fedora 14?

How can I install Windows fonts in Fedora 14? I need to install some fonts that support my language.
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Installing tar.bz2 file of VLC player

I am a new user to Linux. I need to install VLC player in Fedora. I downloaded tar.bz2 package for VLC player. How do I install this player? I searched how to install tar.bz2 and i tried this: I ...
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Decreasing free space on Fedora 12

I'm running Fedora 12. My free space is continously decreasing every time I restart my computer. I haven't installed any software nor am I using the internet. Can somebody explain why? Also, do I ...
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unable to connect internet dongle in fedora

I have installed fedora 16 Gnome. I have been using usb-dongle to connect to internet in windows. But when i inserted the same dongle in fedora it didn't show any device. What is the way i can connect ...
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Install Gnome 3 from live CD

I downloaded the live CD image of Gnome 3 Fedora and burned it to a CD. Restarting Windows and booting from the CD, I'm up and running. I love everything about it, but how can I install it? When ...
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MySQL server fails to start on Fedora 12

I installed MySQL using yum install mysql on Fedora 12. Now how do I start the server? [root@localhost init.d]# which mysql /usr/bin/mysql [root@localhost init.d]# mysql --version mysql Ver 14.14 ...
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Fedora keyboard unresponsive after wake-up in vaio laptop

I just installed - and updated - Fedora 17 on my vaio VGN-CS170F laptop. Everything works fine, except when I close the lid it goes to sleep, and when I open it back, the keyboard becomes unresponsive ...
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How to check if there is internet connection in fedora core 3

I have installed fedora core 3(heidelberg) on vmware. But I have problems accessing anything from the internet. How do I check if I'm connected to the internet?How do I utilize the internet connection ...
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fedora 17 when close the notebook cover

the screen turned black and the screen shows "no vaild vbios image found". where's the problem? my notebook is ASUS A42JC, and I install fedora 17 using DVD.
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route command not being executed in rc.local

I tried adding route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 to my Fedora rc.local file, but it's not being executed when Fedora boots up. What can I do to fix this? update: i changed to the ...
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Installing/dual-booting Fedora 17 on existing Windows 7 HDD

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 install as the only partition on a 1 TB HDD, with about 350 GB free. I would like to install Fedora 17 as a dual-boot option on this system and give it about 100 GB to play ...
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Autosaving on emacs or xemacs files (preferably on loss of focus)

Ideally I want to replicate with emacs functionality from TextMate, whereby on loss of focus i.e. I click away from the buffer, my file saves. If this isn't possible, I want to customize emacs so ...
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How do I downgrade packages easily with Yum?

Apparently, Fedora's yum has the ability to downgrade. I find this useful because abhorrently they feel they need to break NetworkManager on a stable upgrade. In multiple ways. How do I downgrade ...
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Ubuntu & Fedora sharing with Samba

How can I share files between a desktop PC( with Ubuntu) and a notebook(with Fedora) in the same network using samba? I tried to configure samba to both of them, but nothing? On Fedora I configured ...
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Fedora 17 Gnome3 tweak tools are not working

I have having trouble getting the minimize button enabled in Gnome3 on Fedora 17. None of the tweak tools are working, setting the option via terminal is not working at all. Yes I have reloaded ...
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Print to network printer via command line

I have an Epson TM-T88V connected via USB to a windows laptop, which is running a print server. I'd like to be able to print using something along the lines of lp -h 10.0.0.225 -d EPSON ...
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How to recover from system hang safely with no keyboard response?

My computer system hangs once in a blue moon when I am surfing certain websites such as Yahoo. The whole screen would freeze, except for the mouse pointer which I can still move around. It doesn't ...
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Fedora 16: Failed to install scion-browser with cabal

It seems like on Fedora 16 cabal isn't able to install scion-browser from hackage because of some incompatibilities with respect to Fedora's shared objects. When I run cabal install scion-browser I ...
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Getting mikmod to work on 64 bit fedora 17

Does anyone know how to get mikmod to output audio on a 64bit Fedora 17 install? My system is currently using pulse audio to do output(I think, the entire audio thing on Linux is rather confusing). ...
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Which files do I need to backup to keep my Linux user settings?

I need to accomplish a clean install after a bad graphics driver issue. Which are the files I must backup to keep all users settings in Linux? My distro is fuduntu.
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Hot-swapping drives

I have hot swap drives and controllers, but have never actually used the hot swap capability. What is the procedure for doing so? Do I need to warn Linux that I'm about to pull a drive out? Should ...
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Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora?

Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora? In CentOS and Ubuntu we can access it, but why not in Fedora? What is the security reason for this?
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Keyboard doesn't function after Fedora 17 update

I updated my Fedora 16 installation to Fedora 17 on Saturday, and the update worked without reporting any errors. I carried on working on the machine in question and then switched the computer off. ...
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installed mysql using yum but mysqld dowsnt start: Fedora 16

i installed mysql mysql-server and mysql-libs ... after installation i thought to start the mysql service using command systemctl start mysqld.service Failed to issue method call: Unit mysqld.service ...
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Can I install fresh Linux accross partitions (LUKS & LVM) and preserve/use existing home user?

With an existing LUKS encrypted logical volume partitioned hard disk dual boot to Windoz and Linux (Fedora 15), is it necessary to "start over" with the LUKS setup when upgrading the system? I ...
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SVN 1.7.5-1 segmentation fault everywhere

I'm using SVN client on Fedora 17 at work and today it stopped working. Everything I do, even svn only or svn --version or whatever with SVN throws Segmentation fault (core dumped) I've restarted the ...
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Constantly diminishing free space on fedora 17

I don't know how to explain this other than to say that my computer seems to magically run out of free when it runs for a while. The output of df -h . oh my home direction is below ...
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under which directory can i find the packages installed using yum

where do the packages installed using the yum command go ? For example i installed some dependencies using the command : yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers Where can i find these installed ...
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what is kernel headers 3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE : Unable to start the VMWare

I installed VMWare workstation 6.5.0 for linux (fedora). But when i run it this screen pops up : and i am unable to start vmware. I googled it and couldn't find much except for this : yum install ...
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File command Linux parent package name

I cant find out what the parent package of the file command is. Need it installed on a Centos 6 OS. Regards Paul
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...
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How to search on Google from gnome-shell overview?

I'm using Fedora 16 and GNOME 3.2. When I search in the gnome-shell dash overview and press enter, I am redirected to a "Hello" wiki page. How can I redirect it to a Google search page instead?
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Virtual Box cannot install Fedora Core 14 Terminate on Call StackTrace

I have virtual box and i want to install Fedora Core 14 with ISO image. After booting, i found error in loading driver and terminate with "Call StackTrace". How can i solve this problem? If i install ...
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How to securely allow a custom daemon to restart a proxy?

I have a custom daemon which manages a blacklist for my proxy (HAProxy). When the blacklist is updated I need to reload haproxy so that it has the most recent proxy. Unfortunately manually reloads of ...
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windows crashing after installing fedora 16

I have HP dv6 pavilion. I installed fedora 16 in it along with windows. I installed fedora on a separate partition. After installation I booted to windows, but it crashed. It shows a "starting windows ...
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Fedora 16 don't recognize my wifi adapter

I have installed fedora16 once before and didnt have problems, but second install took me in hours of troubles. Even with installed right drivers, updated kernel and whatever is writen in tutorials in ...
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How to login as root from the logon screen?

How do I login as root in fedora after the fedora boots? When signing in by specifying username : root and password : xxxxxxxx fedora says unsuccessful login attempt. This is the same password I ...
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Using Synergy between two clients with different resolutions

I have two fedora systems (running synergy 1.3.7) each with two displays. The synergy server has two displays arranged horizontally and the client has two displays arranged vertically. When I go ...
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How can I fix my broken system clock (battery dead)?

I have a very old laptop with a dead battery. So every time I unplug the laptop the system time is reset to 2008. I installed both Windows 7 and Fedora 16, but every time I boot directly into Fedora ...
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Issues with Menu Editor in GNOME 3

I'm currently using Fedora 16 w/ GNOME 3. I've created a new application entry for Xilinx ISE using Alacarte. Here it is below: The application itself runs perfectly, however there is an issue with ...
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Connecting Host OS [Windows 7] with Guest OS [Colinux - Fedora 11] What am I doing wrong?

I'm trying to keep Windows off the internet and use Fedora as a firewall to Windows internet connectivity. The pc is connected to a router. I have the internet working in Fedora. I need to route ...
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Connecting Apple Wireless Keyboard on Fedora 15

I have an Apple Wireless bluetooth keyboard that I'd like to use with my Laptop running Fedora 15. The Bluetooth GUI tool is being extremely unhelpful. It simply shows the keyboard in the list of ...
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Does Linux support NTFS file system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is NTFS on Ubuntu stable? Does Linux (Fedora + Ubuntu) support NTFS file-system. They are known to support ext file system. I want to have same file system for both the ...