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How to boot a Linux live USB on a Mac?

I have a USB stick with a Fedora 11 live environment on it. It's booting fine on 3 PCs where I've tried it. But I can't get it to boot on a Mac (Intel). When pressing the alt key (or command key, I ...
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how to get beep working?

I have a laptop, I've installed the beep package. I turned every sound to full, and I do this: $ beep But I can't hear any beeping sound. What am I missing? I just need to run the beep when a ...
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How to recover a partition accidently deleted with fdisk (Linux)?

I am using FC6 in VMware, I accidently deleted my partition by using fdisk, it told me that after the restart, the partition will be deleted. Now I lost all my important data in that drive. What are ...
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How do I keep my bash history across sessions?

I am working on a x86 target running fedora 9. Whenever I reboot it, my history returns to some state, and I do not have commands I did in the sessions before the reboot. What I have to change to ...
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How do you track which packages were installed on Fedora (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 6338. It was suggested that it be split from it as Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Fedora setup I ...
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Permission Denied running python script from samba share

I'm trying to mount a samba share on a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop from a Fedora 17 desktop. I can create, edit and delete files with no problem but when I try to run python scripts on the share i get a ...
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Run Windows inside a virtual machine on Linux for gaming

Since making the full time move to using Linux (Fedora) from Windows, I've found the migration fairly easy and haven't had much disruption in how I do my work. However, there are some games I like to ...
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how to dual boot fedora 18 and windows 8?

i just bought a new DELL Inspiron 15R laptop which comes with pre installed windows 8 64 bit. I got no cd or dvd for windows 8. i want to dual boot my laptop with fedora 18. Can anyone point me ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB ...
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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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How to mount an LVM volume?

I'm trying to mount an LVM2 volume in Linux, but all the instructions I see online say to mount the Volume Group, such as: mkdir -p /mnt/VolGroup00/LogVol00 but I don't know how to figure out the ...
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Just installed Fedora 18 and computer is not booting

After some initial trouble, I was able to install Fedora 18, but Had to Disable Secure Boot, disable Fast Boot, and Enable CSM. Side Note: I was reading that by Enableing CSM I was not going to be ...
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Fedora 19 not booting

I have installed Fedora on a the same disk as a Windows 8. When the installation process was complete, I restarted the system and tried booting into Fedora,I get this error: Windows failed to start. ...
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Unable to resolve dynamic IP for home web server

I have configured my home web server with Fedora. Now if I enter localhost or 192.168.0.1 in my address bar I can see the Apache test page. But if I enter my current dynamic ip on address bar then I ...
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How install older OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17?

I want to install OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17 however I only see OpenJDK 1.7 as an install option when I run yum search openjdk. How can I get OpenJDK 1.6 in Fedora 17?
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What (Fedora) Linux tool can I use to view my desktop on the same network from my laptop?

What I want is for my desktop to appear as a window from my laptop. Both are running on Fedora 12. Better if my desktop can appear as the other workspace.
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WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11

I recently installed Fedora 11 on a Dell Inspiron 14. I think it uses a Dell 802.11b/g Wireless LAN. Windows Vista can detect it but Fedora 11 can't. How can I fix this?
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/usr/local or /opt?

How do you generally proceed for your package installations on Linux, for packages that are not part of your distrib's repos? On my side I am used to install in /opt. But since, I saw this doc on the ...
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What is the point of system-autodeath?

In a previous question I found a "system autodeath cron job" which would shut down my default network route daily. As I have never heard of such a thing before, I would like to know what it exactly ...
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How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP

I'm trying find out how to make a linux (Fuduntu) netbook with two network interfaces a wireless access point and act as router and share internet connection for a WiFi tablet. one interface is ...
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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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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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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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Making a bootable windows 7 installation flashdrive from Fedora

My main rig had Windows go down and all I have is a blank flashdrive and a netbok with fedora running on it. I have the windows 7 iso ready to go. I tried unetbootin, but all I got was a blank boot ...
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SSH from host machine Win7 to guest Fedora Machine in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run Fedora 7. I seem to have my SSH on, as /sbin/service sshd status tells me. When I do an /sbin/ifconfig, I get this: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Tutorial for setting up a Linux machine with 3 monitors? [closed]

Can you provide a link to an up-to-date tutorial for setting up Linux with 3 monitors? Specifically, I want to set up 2 different nvidia video cards with 3 monitors. I can already do 2 monitors on 1 ...
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Keyboard shortcut for keyboard layout switch in fedora 16

I've just installed Fedora 16 x64 with Gnome 3.1 on my laptop and have some little but very annoying problem - I can't set keyboard shortcut for switching keyboard layouts(simply switching languages) ...
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Keyboard stops working after a few minutes on Linux

I have a USB keyboard (Steelseries) which works fine on Windows. But on both Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20 it stops working after a few minutes. I'm also using a USB mouse and it continues to work fine ...
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Group permissions for apache

I've run into a problem with Joomla. . . it cant create new folders through the Admin UI. It's a standard permissions error. I've been told to chmod all of the folders in the site to 777. Is ...
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Fedora Autologin in runlvel 3 and Autostart application

I have a single kernel with 2 menu entries in grub like following: Boot(gfx) Boot(text) First entry boot the fedora in graphical mode running the gnome. Second entry boot the fedora in text mode. ...
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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Why auto mounting sshfs using autofs fails?

I'm desperetely trying to auto mount my distant folder using autofs & sshfs, but I can't make it work. (I'm under Fedora 16) This works : sshfs cx42net@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/my/data ...
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Where to put default setting from “/sys” folder in Fedora 18?

I have an SSD main disk and I want to use noop IO scheduler with it, like this: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler But this setting gets lost after reboot. What is a right place to save ...
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How can I restore grub for Fedora 17?

I have mistakenly deleted all the grub entries while customizing grub using "Grub Customizer". Now whenever Im trying to boot into Fedora Linux a black screen is coming up only with "grub>" prompt. ...
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Confusing Fedora partitions on fresh install

Apparently, Fedora implements the most complex partition scheme imaginable... /proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) /sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime,seclabel) udev on /dev type devtmpfs ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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How do I restore windows 8 / hard drive after hard drive overwrite?

So I have been a bit of an idiot... I was installing fedora and I clicked through the partitioning without much attention assuming that fedora would be installed in dual boot. It seems to have ...
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Fedora 18 severe overheating HP Envy 4 1002tx in Gnome shell

I recently installed Fedora 18 x86_64bit version in dual boot mode on my HP Envy 4 1002tx machine and whenever I log into the Gnome shell I am facing very sever overheating of my laptop base and the ...
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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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Apache Web Server Works Locally Not Globally

I have been at this for a while tonight and thought I would seek some help before I hit the sack. I have successfully downloaded Apache and can run it without any issues on a fedora 16 box acting as ...
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dmidecode and DDR3 memory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect memory type under Linux? I got NC9C-550-LF motherboard with 2 GiB DDR3 1033 MHz memory. but when I look at dmidecode the memory module is shown as ...
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Can't mount Linux usb disk. It just create /dev/sg device but no /dev/sd

I have a Corsair R60 ssd disk which is a disk with both sata and usb connectors. But the usb thing seems to be a bit non-standard, or maybe its just my fedora linux. When I insert the disk using a ...
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How to install fedora 12 iso file?

i downloaded Fedora 12 iso file. how can i create a bookable disc from an iso file and install Please suggest me how to install Fedora 12 in a machine ?
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Why doesn't my path update *now*?

I recently installed the newest Qt SDK and I went ahead and added it to my PATH inside of my ~/.bash_profile. I don't see the change. I can source ~/.bash_profile but then my path is twice as long, ...
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Use shim with UEFI Fedora 20

How do I use shim with Fedora 20? I have the KDE version, if you need to know that. Running kernel 3.11, with secure boot enabled. At boot, this message is shown: EFI: Problem loading in-kernel ...
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How to suspend from lockscreen in Gnome 3?

How do I suspend my computer from the lockscreen in Gnome 3 (Fedora 20)? Sometimes I accidentally press the lock key, which is right next to the suspend key. Once it's locked, it no longer listens to ...
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Error: Can not retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/19/x86_64

What I did: I installed Fedora 19 x86_64 with KDE straight from a DVD I burned myself. This DVD was used at least twice now to perform reformats, and the install itself went without a hitch. This is ...
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Fedora 19 fails to start

I had updated fedora 17 to fedora 19 (kernel 3.10.11-200) on my laptop using fedup a ~2-3 weeks back. Everything was fine until yesterday night. All of a sudden while shutting down I got some ...
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Aptana Studio and xampp on Fedora

I'm using Fedora and Aptana Studio 3. I can launch Aptana Studio and it works without problems. I can also type in localhost in the URL of my browser and it gives me the xampp-splash screen. Now I'm ...
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Wireless disabled: HardBlock

I'm experiencing the Wireless HardBlock problem. I posted this question when I was using Ubuntu 11.10 on askubuntu and no hope! Here are some solved problems which I tried, but they didn't work for ...