I'm running VNC (pre-installed) with FC3. My client/view is on Windows 2000.
To configure VNC I modified /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
And set a password. Then started the service "service vncserver start"
Starts up fine, and I can connect with my viewer to port 5901.
I'm new to Linux, so I'm confused about what desktop I am seeing. I
know with VNC server on a windows server, you get the display that the
local mouse/keyboard/monitor sees. There's only one desktop.
With FC3, I seem to be getting a new virtual desktop. I guess that
would be useful to run X applications. But is there a way to use VNC
to display the exact same thing that my locally attached
keyboard/mouse/monitor see? So if I change something remotely using
VNC, the local monitor also displays my changes. Just as if I was at
In http://www.python.org/2.4/rpms.html there are RPM packages for FC3,
and a Yum repository provided by python.org (hey! so far FC3 is the only
distro with RPMs provided by python.org itself!)
I'd like to know if anybody have installed these packages, and if they
fit pleasently into FC3. As Fedora uses Python *heavely*, I don't want
to break anything.
So, it's safe to install this, or I'd be better waiting for an official
update? (assuming there are plans for such an update...)
Thanks to the list, I am now able to play an audio sound and recording
from my Fedora 5 box to warn out our night crew of a problem (play
[filename].wav/ogg). I also would like to connect a warning light or
strobe to the system to provide visual warning. In addition to lan, I
have serial and usb ports available on my system.
Does anyone know of such a product? And how to trigger it to alert from
Fedora? Needless to say, also need way to turn if off from the Fedora.
I am still a bit unclear on what I should expect when attempting
to upgrade a FC4 x86-64 installation to FC5 x86-64. Specifically, I
have installed the i386 firefox and associated plugin rpms on the
FC4 x86-64 machine using yum.repos.d entries of fedora.i386.repo,
fedora-updates.i386.repo and fedora-extras.i386.repo (which are all
disabled by default). How exactly does the anaconda react to the
presence of the i386 rpms on a x86-64 machine? Will they be removed
in favor of the x86-64 rpms form FC5?
Also I have asked this several times here before but never gotten
a response. How are people keeping their i386 rpms properly updated
on a x86-64 machine? So far I can see no other option than to manually
reinstall the i386 packages with yum (using --enable-repo) when new
versions are available. However that is a very painful process and
makes it very difficult to keep the i386 rpms on a x86-64 machine
Thanks in advance for any comments.
I can't understand the behavior of kudzu in respect to my serial
modem. After initial installation it detects the modem but after that
it is ignored. What I mean is I can remove the modem and kudzu ignores
the change, or I can remove the modem from the kudzu database and
kudzu ignores the change. I can run: kudzu --class MODEM and kudzu
will remove all my hardware from its database except the MOUSE but it
still ignores the modem.
How can I get kudzu to notice that I have changed, removed or added
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I found an unofficial yum repo with xgl and compiz:
I installed all packages from there, but Xgl failed to start. It says
that "function not implemented" or something like that. I suspect that
mesa packages shipped in fc5 are not compatible with xgl...
Anybody using this repo ? I'm too lazy to compile it from source.