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Questions tagged [fedora]

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

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What does /dev/sda for linux mean?

What does : /dev/sda stand for? What does it mean? I have both Fedora and Ubuntu installed and if I explore them using Ext2explore from windows, I see these names : /dev/sda6 /dev/sda9 Please ...
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Can I save these documents on a dying machine from oblivion?

First, a confession: no, I didn't do the backups I should have. Second, the situation: I have a Dell XPS 9550 with a solid state disk running Fedora 25. I was working on a file and tried to save ...
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How can I install Linux and Windows 7 to run side by side, not requiring reboot?

I would like the highest performance in both OSes and the ability to switch between them without a reboot. I have plenty of memory (32 GB) and disk space. The two easy options are: Dual boot - This ...
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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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/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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Make Gnome screen lock after 1 hour, not 15 minutes?

I am using Fedora 20 with Gnome. The screen Power Savings blanks the screen after 15 minutes and then the screen gets automatically locked. I'd like to have the screen blanked and locked after an hour,...
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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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CIFS share mount errors

I'm trying to mount a network share from a Linksys NAS200 to Fedora 16. The program I am trying to run won't accept network addresses to save to. I ran it without specifying the IP address of the ...
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How can I check which ports are busy and which ports are free on my Linux machine?

Is there any command line command or any other way to find and list out the busy and free port numbers on my Linux machine?
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Trying to unzip a file, 'Filename not matched' when the directory exists

While trying to unzip a file named Joomla_3.0.3-Stable-Full_Package.zip to the directory named joomla I get filename not matched. Why is that? [root@Feddy Joomla]# unzip -Z Joomla_3.0.3-Stable-...
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SSH DSA keys no longer work for password-less authentication

After upgrading to Fedora 23, passwordless (public-key-based) authentication no longer works in SSH: when trying to SSH to some host, it prompts for my password at the remote host. I can't get it to ...
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I tell fsck to fix USB stick, it says “Leaving file system unchanged.”

So I run fsck, and it reports FATs differ but appear to be intact. Use which FAT ? 1) Use first FAT 2) Use second FAT Choosing either one gives a long list of errors like Cluster 1471730 out of ...
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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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No more space in root filesystem, how could I increase the size?

This is my filesystem : $ df -h -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 9.8G 7.6G 1.7G 83% / /dev/mapper/fedora-home 50G 27G ...
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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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How to install vim with clipboard support on Fedora?

I'm using Fedora Linux and don't have the ability to copy text from vim into the system clipboard (which I should be able to do by using the + or * register, though I'm not sure which). If I type this ...
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What command to issue to find if my RAM is either DDR2 or DDR3

Fedora 14 HP Netbook 210 Mini My netbook had 1 GB of DDR3 memory. However, that wasn't enough. So I decided to replace the 1 GB with a 2GB or DDR3. However, what command can I issue to be sure ...
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Run pip for python3 on Fedora

I can't run pip for python3 (3.4) on Fedora 22. Pip for python2.7 is installed on system by default and works fine. I install package python3-pip but can't run it. pip3, pip-3.4, python3-pip, python3 ...
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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 increase the visualized screen resolution on QEMU / KVM?

I have a 64 bit Ubuntu 9.10 workstation with two virtualized guest OSes using KVM/QEMU. Also both 64-bit. One is Fedora 12 the other is beta of Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is that I would like to use ...
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RHEL6 - disable the tiered-progress bar during boot

How do you get RHEL6 to display the "traditional" display of startup information instead of the tiered/stacked progress bar? The standard info dump is displayed during shutdown.
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WiFi authentication times out

Since today I have this very annoying issue that the WiFi on my HP ProBook is not authenticating anymore. I haven't changed any settings and my mobile phone connects to the WiFi fine. Also trying ...
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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 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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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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How to open .rar file in fedora 23

I am using fedora 23 64 bit. I have downloaded some .rar files. After googling I have found solutions suggesting that using unrar they can be opened. But I am unable to install unrar. I have tried ...
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Why doesn't this softlink work as expected?

bash4.3 # pwd /bin bash4.3 # ll sh lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 4 May 17 22:22 sh -> bash bash4.3 # ll bash -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1072056 May 17 22:22 bash bash4.3 # bash bash4.3 # ...
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How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 18 using EFI boot. Like the other current linux distributions, it sets up GRUB2 for me. I have experience with re-installing the BIOS version of GRUB when things go wrong....
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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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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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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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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the error. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit... I keep killing the ...
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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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Reconstructing Windows EFI files in /boot partition (Linux+Windows dual boot)

I'm dual booting Windows 10 (pre-Anniversary Update) and Fedora 24 on a Lenovo IdeaPad N580 (Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, UEFI with Secure Boot disabled). I originally had just Windows 10 and ...
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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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How to disable the “is not responding” message on Fedora

How can I disable the message : "your application" is not responding on Linux, Fedora ? When the message pop up I'm still able to play the game in the background
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Fedora: Create windows 8.1 bootable USB

I tried everything and nothing works I have 2 brand new USB keys 3 more packaged. I have 3 valid Windows 8.1 ISO files and yet no approach works. I tried Unetbootin takes forever to copy 4.3GB to ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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How to use Oracle VirtualBox' remote display feature?

I can't use Oracle VirtualBox remote display feature. I have host OS of Fedora 15 PAE. This OS is running Virtual Box with the same guest OS (Fedora 15). The network driver of virtual box is in ...
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How do I change the lockscreen background in Gnome 3 (Fedora 17)?

While seeking a solution to my login background question I realized that the lockscreen has to be configured seperately. But how? On a quick google search I only found the suggestion to replace the ...
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How to start a systemd service after user login and stop it before user logout

I have a Fedora 23 Machine. I have a directory/file synchronizing bash script that synchronizes my local /home directory to a remote directory (in a NAS machine). I run it manually but I would like ...
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Why can't X find my vboxvideo driver?

I am running Fedora 25 as a guest in VirtualBox 5.1.14 on a Windows 10 host. I have installed xorg-x11-server-Xorg and the VBox guest additions (using the ISO provided by VirtualBox itself). The guest ...
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How to make Elo touchscreen working for Linux?

Elo touchscreen model: Elo TouchSystems, Inc. Elo TouchSystems 2700 IntelliTouch(r) Problem description: My problem + others problem with this is that, when i touch-over (mouse-over) the ...
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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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Linux: no space left on device error with 50% free space

After spending a day crushing my head on the desk I would appreciate some help. I'm running a Squid-Proxy on Fedora 14. Even if I try to touch /tmp/foo I'll receive a "no space left on device" error. ...
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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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How can I safely remove my USB hard drive in Fedora 17?

In Fedora 17, when I want to plug my USB hard disk out, I can only unmount it. But the problem is that the hard drive won't be powered off so that I can plug it out. In some other distros like ...
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How do I install package libc6-dev-i386 on fedora?

When I make yum install libc6-dev-i386 it says no package found, I searched on google and I only found that package for ubuntu or debian.
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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 ...