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Questions tagged [fedora]

Fedora is a Linux-based free operating system sponsored by Red Hat.

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Issue after resizing partition for Fedora under VMware Fusion

I am running FC9 under VMware Fusion 3.0. I wanted to resize my /dev/sda2 partition. In order to do that I did the following: Changed the size of the vmware file (under VMware settings) Rebooted the ...
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Fedora yum repositories?

Greetings all, I come from Debian world and I installed Fedora 12 in my Macbook Pro. When I try to install software , I noticed that I cant find the huge software list which had in Debian. (first ...
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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 are certain Linux distros substantively different? [closed]

Context: I keep trying Linux every couple of years or so, to see how it compares with Windows. I would use it to work on Mono and Java, both of which I can do. I've looked at a number of distros: ...
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rpm file conflict after alien conversion

I have a program for which I generate a .deb file. The .deb file works fine on the systems I have tried it on (also tested with lintian). Previously it has worked to use alien to convert this to .rpm ...
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How to set password on a folder in Fedora10

I have some useful documents inside a folder. I want to make the folder password protected. So that if i want to access the folder it will prompt for my password.
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What is the command to delete an empty folder (no files or subdirectories)?

I am using Fedora10 linux. I want to delete a folder if that folder doesnot have any file or subdirectories inside it. I know the path of the folder. What is the command to delete a folder is the ...
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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 08:00:...
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increasing display brightness on vaio laptop fedora 9

I have fedora 9 on sony vaio with dual boot. But Fn keys dont work. Is there any other way to adjust brightness ? I have ATI graphics card.
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VirtualBox Guest Additions for Fedora 11

I have Fedora 11 on a VirtualBox. I installed the Guest Additions package following these instructions: http://www.toadz.dk/2009/07/installing-virtualbox-guest-additions-on-fedora-11-in-windows/ It ...
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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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Mounting windows drives in fedora with user account

When I login fedora 9 with user account(instead of root), the windows drives dont get mounted, there is no entry in/ etc/fstab file for windows drives. But in file browser, it shows all windows drives....
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How do I change the default behavior of Nautilus so that it doesn't open multiple folders?

When I'm navigating though a bunch of folders on Fedora 11 I don't want to open a new window each time I click down a level. I want it to work like Explorer in Windows where the contents of just one ...
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Fedora 9: problem with hibernation and standby

Whenever I put the the computer to hibernate or standby, black screen appears and it stays forever. How to rectify this? Pressing any key does not wake my system. Finally I do force shutdown and then ...
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Mplayer Fedora No video

I have installed MPlayer. I have vaio with ATI graphics card. When I try to play movie file such as .avi, MPlayer GUI opens, but there is no video (just white GUI) I can see all the control buttons, ...
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Running Java Applet in Fedora

By default, my browser by default runs java applet in IcedTea application, How to run it through Java system. I am facing some problem with IcedTea. My applet tries to download something but it is not ...
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Fedora Add/remove software problem

Whenever I try to run Add/remove software from menu, it gives me this error: PackageKit Error: Running graphical applications as privileged user should be avoided for security reasons. ...
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How do I make 'man ascii' work on Fedora 11

Upgrading from Fedora 9 with a full reinstall off the non-developers CD image, then installing various packages. man ascii doesn't work -- what do I need to install to get this to work?
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How to Login as a root in Fedora Core 11 GUI?

I am working on a legacy system which requires me to login as a root in linux. I used to do it with my FC6. I know sudo, su but It is very comfortable to stay as a root in GUI. Is there any clean ...
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How to unpack and rebuild RPM packages on Fedora?

How would I unpack and rebuild an RPM package on Fedora?
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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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Gnochm viewer not opening error fedora 9

I installed gnochm viewer on fedora 9. It shows the icon CHM Viewer. But when I click it, nothing happens. What is the error?
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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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How to resize a Windows Vista partition to use the extra space for dual-booting with Fedora using GRUB?

I just got a new laptop and it came pre-installed with a Windows Vista. But I am a Fedora user. Now, it would be easy for me to just remove Vista and use the entire disk space for Fedora. But the ...
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Updating Ruby and Gem on Fedora Core 8

I have a new Fedora Core 8 image I am using (I am doing this on the EC2 -- Amazon Web Services). The image has Ruby 1.8.6 and gem 1.2 When I try to update Ruby using yum or gem using 'gem update --...
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nVidia Graphics Card, a Hit or Miss on Each New Distro Release

Has anyone gotten their nVidia graphics card (GeForce 8600 GT) to work on Fedora 11 x86_64? It's been a literal hit or miss on every release of Fedora. I started at Fedora 8 and I'm on 11. I got it ...
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How to install aspell (spell check library) on fedora?

I want to install aspell library (http://aspell.net/) on fedora. GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker.
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fedora /usr/share/dict/words file

is there a way I can install /usr/share/dict/words file for Fedora 11 , (it should be a list of dictionary English words?)?
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Fedora Crontab Changes

When I make a change to the /etc/crontab file, what service do I need to reload/restart in order for the changes to take effect? service crond restart doesn't work. "crond: unrecognized service"
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Font problems with Lotus Notes client on Fedora 11

I've recently installed the Lotus Notes rich client (v8.5) on a new Fedora 11 system and i'm getting the font problems shown in the screenshot below. I assume I don't have the right font installed ...
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Fedora Dual Monitor - One Workspace Per Monitor

I recently upgraded to Fedora 11 and plugged in a second monitor for my at-home workstation. However, I'd really like to figure out a way to use each monitor as its own workspace that I can move back ...
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Installation Error Netbeans

I got the following error when installing netbeans on fedora 8 java: xcb_xlib.c:50: xcb_xlib_unlock: Assertion `c->xlib.lock' failed. I am getting this alternatives --config java There are 2 ...
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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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Network with virtualbox (OS X host/Fedora guest)

I am having trouble in setting up Virtualbox to allow Fedora 11 (guest) leave the virtualbox machine and pass through Mac OS X 10.5 (host). I found only this tutorial http://vre.upei.ca/dev/node/497 ...
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Fedora 11 software update stuck

I just told the update notifier in Fedora 11 to install the security updates. It downloaded everything and applied the updates. Now the updater says Cleaning Up Packages. Its been stuck there for ...
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Installing Fedora: does it matter what I make the hostname?

I'm in the process of setting up a Fedora machine just for use on my in-house lan (not exposed to the internet.) This seems like a slightly stupid question, but I can't seem to find a definitive ...
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Why did the running applications disappear in the Fedora taskbar?

I can't see the running applications in the task bar. I can only use Tab+Alt to switch. How can I bring it back?
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Linux DD Command: How to extract files from an ISO image?

I need to extract the OS filesystem from Fedora's ISO image (downloadable from their site) using dd command?
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Fedora ifup and Network Manager

I have a wireless device named wlan0, and, after editing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 I use ifup wlan0 to start wireless networking. However, this fails often, typically by dhcpd ...
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Increasing Display resolution on Fedora 11

I'm running Fedora 11 on a VirtualBox installed on Windows Vista machine. I'm unable to increase the resolution on the virtual instance, the only available resolution on the Fedora instance are ...
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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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Partitioning for Windows 7 and Fedora 11 dual boot

I am new to Linux and would like to install Fedora 11 on a notebook with Windows 7 already installed. Currently the HDD has 2 primary partitions (System Reserved and C:), some free space and an ...
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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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Why do I get slow network throughput when I have a bad DNS server?

I have Fedora 11 in a Virtual Box VM and because of a bad DNS configuration my network connection in that VM was awfully slow. I fixed it now, but I don't understand what happened and I'm curious ...
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How do I make Firefox remember its window size?

I usually use Firefox fully maximized, but occasionally I want to use it at a size which covers approximately half the screen. Unfortunately, when I Unmaximize the window, it shrinks to the size that ...
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How do I install iTunes under Wine?

The standard procedure of switching to root and then entering wine iTunesSetup.exe doesn't work. I get a plethora of error messages. I am running Fedora 9. I've done some Googling but haven't ...
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How to access the “Shared folders” in VirtualBox?

I am running Fedora from VirtualBox with Windows XP as the OS host. How do I mount the selected shared folder in Linux?
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Installation of fedora 10 from install DVD, but with no monitor

I have an oldish box running fedora 2. I want to do a fresh install with fedora 10, but I do not have a screen/monitor for it (all my other machines are laptops). To save buying a monitor, does ...