On 3/21/06, Chris Ruprecht <chris(a)ruprecht.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I had the dual head stuff working great in FC4 on my ThinkPad.
> > FC5 upgrade last night, the second screen no longer gets a signal
> > starts.
> > I tried to edit the xorg.conf file to no avail - the second screen
> > dark. I ran the display configuration to span the desktop over two
> > screens and it seems to place new windows on the second screen, but the
> > screen still stays dark.
> > I tried to find any info on this but came up empty.
> > Any help is appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
> what chipset are you using? I haven't been able to have a dual
> display at all...
Problems with all linux distros with radeon dual head with xorg 6.9/7.0.
Not sure of other gfx boards. Advice on xorg list is to try nightly
DRI and radeon binary snapshots. See, for example:
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I have a dual core Dell XPS and have been experiencing mysterious lockups
every now and then with FC4 and the newlly installed FC5.
The kernel version is 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp and everything appears to be
running smoothly until the keyboard and mouse lockup (USB
both) and the whole system appears to freeze. The only activity I see is on
the gnome-netstatus-applet on the panel. Anybody
else experiencing something similar? Any clues? Any ideas? Anything would be
I have a cron.hourly script set up to save my iptables chains. When I
reboot, the chain is empty & /etc/sysconfig/iptables contains the default
Here is /etc/cron.hourly/iptables.cron:
/etc/init.d/iptables save >/dev/null 2>&1
What causes this to revert to default settings?
Ok, now I have another complaint.
With FC4 the dictionary would return near misses. Now it returns an
annoying "Error while looking up definition" even when a I have a single
letter wrong. WTF?
I reason and act, therefore, ken_i_m
"Doing my part to spread the free
and open software (FOSS) memes".
I try to input Chinese under non-asian locale, followed the FC5 release
> mkdir ~/.xinput.d
> ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim ~/.xinput.d/default
and my installed scim packages are:
> [zhuhx@zhu_fedora ~]$ rpm -qa |grep scim
> [zhuhx@zhu_fedora ~]$
After I logout X and login again, there is a grey keyboard in the
notification area of the desktop panel, BUT i can't activate it. (using
CTRL+SPACE and other key combinations)
After I set LANG LC_ALL LC_CTYPE to zh_CN.GB18030, I can activate IME,
but the inputed string are not chinese, only gabage string letters.
After I set LANG LC_ALL LC_CTYPE to zh_CN.GB2312 in .bashrc, logout and
login again, under Chinese locale, SCIM works. (can activate and input
So, although I can input Chinese now under Chinese locale, I still hope
to input Chinese under english locale. I can do it in my home PC. don't
know what caused the difference.
I just did a fresh install of fc5. I cannot mount a partition on one of my
hard disks. I could however mount it from fc4.
When I tried to mount the drive, I got:
% mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/test
mount: /dev/hdb1 is not a valid block device
I thought this was odd. The file appears to be a block device:
% ls -l /dev/hdb1
brwx------ 1 root root 3, 65 Apr 7 2006 /dev/hdb1
I took a peek in /sys/block. /sys/block/hdb existed. However,
/sys/block/hdb/hdb1 did not exist.
I did an fdisk. /dev/hdb1 was there:
Disk /dev/hdb: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 10011 80413326 83 Linux
I ran "partprobe" to see what would happen. After running that,
/sys/block/hdb/hdb1 existed. I tried mount again:
% mount -v -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/test
mount: /dev/hdb1 already mounted or /mnt/test busy
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/crud type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
automount(pid2086) on /net type autofs
Does anyone know what's going on here? If it's any help, then I'm using LVM
for my root partition, but that shouldn't make any difference.
A common problem with passwords are their guessabilty (yes, as a
non-native English speaker, I too make up words.....). For instance,
even though I have taught my daughter to not use dictionary words, names
etc, her password for one of the online accounts got hijacked. What
happened was, she used: _____ (five underscores) as a password: arghghgh.
But it did make me think again about the security of my home network.
Unfortunately most passwords are dictionary words, that are easy to
guess using f.i. the john password guesser program, combined with
numbers and if you are lucky a special charactor or two.
What I wonder about is the following:
* given that all ports are closed to external contact through a physical
allbeit consumer oriented firewall, just means I am safe for
port-scanners. But does it mean that I am safe from cracker systems /
programs? Is there a way to break in, without allowing external contact
through one of the ports? (not including trojans and the like).
* A second issue is: suppose I would force my family to use really
random passwords (like characters picked from a one-time pad). And now
suppose I lose my root-password: would I be able to rectify this,
without destroying the data?
A.J. Bonnema, Leiden The Netherlands,
user #328198 (Linux Counter http://counter.li.org)
I am not understainding why I can t succeed to download dvd for FC5.
I have tried several mirrors both with windows and linux systems but, I git
always a file sized ezro :(
do you have an idea how to fiw this problem?
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