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Upgrading from Fedora 17 to Fedora 20 (or higher)

I'm trying to upgrade my fedora 17 install to a more recent version. I have tried the following methods, which don't work: First, using fedup: # yum install ./fedup-0.8.1-1.fc20.noarch.rpm Loaded ...
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Apache configuration : 403 Forbidden Permission / Document Root

I Installed Lamp on Fedora 15 . i tried to change the Document Root to /home/USER/www , i changed it in the config file . though it gave me 403 Forbidden error when i try to access the "local host " ...
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How do I change console resolution when vga= and video= are ignored in grub Fedora 8

I have somewhere around 1000 servers out there. I need to change the console resolution. adding the vga=(whatever number fits the hardware) works on all of them except fedora 8. It completely ignores ...
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How to install a dummy package without mk-build-deps?

I'm trying to install the latest version of mpv on Fedora. I can't figure out how to follow the step in the link (create a dummy package that depends on the required packages) without mk-build-deps ...
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can't stop or start mysql on fedora 17

I have recently setup a fedora 17 machine with Gnome and installed Mysql using the add/remove software GUi included. Mysql seems to be working - I can login, select databases, do queries etc but if I ...
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remote desktop to Fedora 20 with xrdp

I was able to setup xrdp on my Fedora 13 machine and access it from my Windows 7 machine by follow the steps on the first post on this thread It was simple and easy. But when i try the same on my ...
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Adding an executable to the linux command list

Sorry, I know its been asked before, but how do i add an executable to the command list for the command line? Such that typing: my-application will have the same effect as ...
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How to turn off PCI Wifi without turns off USB Wifi in Gnome 3

I use Fedora with Gnome 3 desktop on acer laptop. I usually use usb wifi for connectivity than the pci wifi inside my laptop. Before yesterday, I use usb wifi and turn off pci wifi by set the pci wifi ...
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Trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle Virtual Box VM ; Installer launches to black screen

I'm trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle VM Virtual Box; shortly after the installer launches it just goes to a black screen. My machine is running Windows 7 and the Virtual Box install is the ...
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Cannot access random part of youtube video in firefox

My computer is running on fedora 19 with gnash install (installing adobe flash is not an option for me since it's proprietary.), as well as Firefox. Actually I can watch many YouTube videos using ...
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Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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what can filter a port on Fedora 19 besides router, firewall and selinux?

I am trying to use seafile which seems very nice. Unfortunately I have an issue that I fail to explain. From my two fedora 19 machines, nmap says port 12001 is filtered on the distant (say private) ...
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Boot Fedora 18 from Windows 7's bootloader

In Ubuntu or previous releases of Fedora you could install grub to the linux partition and then add an entry to BCD (using EasyBCD or dd-ing partition's first 512 bytes to a file) to boot it. Now that ...
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144Hz monitor + Linux open source Radeon driver

I have a Fedora 20 64-bit installation that has a problem when running my 144Hz-capable monitor (BenQ XL2411Z) at 144Hz. I set it by running 'xrandr -r 144', and the command works (the display is in ...
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Linking multiple folders into a single folder so that relative paths work. (Fedora)

I have a SVN repo that has a structure that does not line up with the needed relative build paths. The SVN repo directory looks kinda like this root alpha trunk p1 p2 p3 tag branch bravo ...
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Fedora 20 guest shutdown does not close the VirtualBox window

I have a Fedora 20 guest OS in VirtualBox, and when I shut it down, it shows the usual shutdown screen, followed by "system halted". Nothing else happens, the VirtualBox window does not close ...
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ifconfig: command not found

I ssh into a remote machine with root which is installed with Fedora 18. I typed in ifconfig but I got ifconfig: command not found and also [root@kitch proxy]# /sbin/ifconfig -bash: ...
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Fedora 20 FirewallD GUI not working on X11 forwarding

I am having a problem with SSH X11 forwarding on Fedora 20 with firewall-config, the GUI tool for FirewallD (the dynamic firewall system). With most X11 GUI applications including pretty much all ...
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What's a good (Fedora) Linux app to create ISO image files from CDs and DVDs? [closed]

I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should ...
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Why am I getting an error with lsmcode on Power server and Fedora 20?

Got an error with Fedora 20 for ppc64 in a PowerVM LPAR.. [root@localhost ~]# lsmcode Error in parsing the RTAS VPD How should I handle this one? Is this a temporary problem that may autocorrect ...
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Cutting and moving files using the Linux terminal

What is the command I can use to cut and then move a file from one location to another from a Linux terminal? Is there any website that lists all the commands for a Linux terminal?
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Is it possible to install OS Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Fedora Linux?

I'm planning to have 6 operating systems in my laptop. And wanted to have more in the future. I want to install 2 versions of desktop OS in windows (7 and 8.1) and a server OS in windows (Windows ...
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How do I set my window manager in Fedora 20 without using a graphical login prompt?

I'm using Fedora 20 and I've disabled the graphical login so now when I boot I'm presented with a standard console to log into. When I log in and run startx I get Metacity. How can I change this on a ...
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Remapping Logitech K750 Mac keyboard FN keys to default layout on Fedora GNU/Linux

I recently bought Logitech K750 Mac keyboard and it has that reversed functionality of FN keys, so you have to use FN key to make regular F1, F2 and other F keys to work. We all know, that hid_apple ...
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Fedora 19 (you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device)

I want to install fedora 19 to my HDD but I get errors: you have not created a bootloader stage 1 target device sda6 must have one of the following disklabel types: GPT. I tried: Create 1-2 mb ...
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3rd party application unable to write to a directory via SFTP

Last night, I installed a program called ScreenCloud on my Fedora 20 laptop. This application uploads screenshots I take on my computer to a number of different places, one of the options being to my ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL", and I ...
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Remove a corrupted file in a Fedora based system

How to remove a file that is corrupted? In Linux (Fedora based), when I type: ll I get drwxr-xr-x. 2 dmiller3 dmiller3 4096 Jul 26 13:57 SomeFile ?????????? ? ? ? 4096 Jul ...
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configure: error: Please install libyaml

I am following the installation of Basics of YAML Parsing in PHP to install YAML for PHP in Fedora 20. I went through all these steps: wget http://pecl.php.net/get/yaml-1.1.0.tgz tar -xvzf ...
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how to rollback/undo yum update on fedora after messing the fedora versions

I want to install texlive on my fedora 16 laptop with the following procedure: # yum remove tex-* texlive-* # cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/texlive.repo <<EOF [texlive] name=texlive ...
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Perl not found?

I try to run a pl script in the console. It shows me this error: bash: ./vmware-install.pl /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: no such file or directory. What does it mean? whereis perl returns ...
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How to execute a PL file in Linux?

I have a vmware-install.pl file that I need to execute. I double click it but Linux will open it in a text editor for editing. How to execute this file? Can it be done from GUI? In file's properties ...
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Ubuntu ISO image burn to DVD not creating a Live/Bootable DVD

I have downloaded ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso[Ubuntu 11.10] and Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop.iso[Fedora-16] images for the respective sites. I wanted to create bootable installation dics for both ...
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Fedora 18 Disable Hibernate and Suspend

I recently installed the new Fedora 18, LXDE spin on a workstation (not a laptop). I want to disable the hibernate and suspend functions, and remove them from the "Logout" menu in the UI. In F17 and ...
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unable to open a file in gedit from the terminal when I login as root

When I try to open a file named tester.php from gedit by logging in as root, I see this : [root@Feddy htdocs]# gedit tester.php (gedit:4310): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session ...
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Permissions issue on Fedora with separate home partition

I am running Fedora 12 and I've setup a partition separate from my root partition to keep shared files and home directories. Now, I've been having permission issues where it says the user cannot ...
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Fedora 20 64 bit

Some thing hs happened to my fedora 20 64 bit installaion. I can boot grub and it goes though the start up and then displays the following mesage; Booting Fedora (3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64) 20 ...
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Windows 8 bootloader repair after Fedora 20 installation

I changed the BIOS settings on my Sony Vaio laptop (pre-installed with Windows 8) to legacy from UEFI. Then I booted from USB to install Fedora 20. While installing I created a 1 MB sized BIOSBOOT ...
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How to snapshot a btrfs root file system (snapshot of /)?

I have Fedora 20 and when I installed it I choose to go with btrfs as file system, by many reasons but mainly to have snapshots available. But I can't seem to create a snapshot of /. I can snapshot ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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Moving software RAID to Linux

I'm using a RAID 1 (mirrored pair) configuration in my Media Center/ NAS system. Currently it's running Windows 8 (yeah, big mistake I know) and I'm regretting it (did it for the games, not worth it). ...
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Installing VirtualBox Xorg support on Rawhide (bleeding edge Xorg)

I have a new Fedora Rawhide/f22.x86_64 VirtualBox VM and I've installed the guest additions in the standard, distro-agnostic manner. Unfortunately, the installer does not recognize the current ...
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Why the directories-files do not have the 777 privileges when I gave that on the parent directory?

There is a directory named Joomla inside /opt/lampp/htdocs directory. As I created the directory, first thing I did was to change its mode as : [root@Feddy htdocs]# chmod 777 Joomla Then I unzipped ...
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How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10?

How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10? As one monitor is 1360x768 and another is 1920x1080 it is not possible to use the Span feature and keep proper aspect ...
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mount cifs: input/output error

I'm running fedora 20. I can connect successfully to a shared Windows folder via files > connect to server; however, when I try mounting the share manually I get various errors: sudo mount.cifs ...
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What are those white circles on the desktop in Gnome 3?

I have Fedora 20 with GNOME 3.10.2. On the desktop background (i.e. where the wallpaper is), there are five small white circles centered at the very bottom of the screen. The first is filled, the ...
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How to open a particular file from a terminal?

How do I open a file from a terminal ? When I try to open a simple txt file like : open _b2rR6eU9jJ.txt I get this message : Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Is that ...
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Fedora 18 installer does not recognize existing partitions

The fedora 18 installer shows no partitions at all, and it shows all of my hard disk space as free. I opened a terminal from the live USB drive i'm using to install it, and issue the fdisk -l ...
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Issue with WINE after NVIDIA Driver installation

I used to be able to successfully play Pocket Tanks and Commandos on my Fedora 20 64bit system using WINE. Few days ago I finally got time to install NVIDIA Driver. After that, WINE is now not ...
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How can I run a command as a different user while Fedora boots up?

I have a server which runs Fedora 19. When the server boots up, I need to run bunch of commands. I do this in /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. This works well. Now I need to start my nodejs server from this ...