Latest FC6 Respin installation DVD was released on 2007-01-19. Lots of
known FC6 bugs fixed and it uses the latest updated packages as of Jan
11th. If you have had install problems with Core 6 before, you are
encouraged to try installation with this new FC6 Respin DVD.
"The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins of Fedora Core 6. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on Fedora Core 6
and all updates released as of January 11th, 2007. The ISO images are
available for i386 and x86_64 architectures via BitTorrent starting
Thursday, January 18th, 2007. PPC images will follow within the next 5
days, but will have had only limited testing.
This release was delayed while waiting for fixes to known issues with
Fedora Core 6 as well as the creation of a new tool for composing
Re-Spins. Previous releases were built with a homebrew script. This
release was built with the new tool called Pungi, developed by Jesse
Keating, a leading community member and Fedora Release Engineer, with
community input. This tool will be used in future official Fedora
releases and for Fedora Unity Re-Spins. We have joined in this effort to
bring a full featured tool to the Fedora community, enabling anyone to
build Re-Spins and Live-Spins now and in the future."
Off Topic or Political Discussions:
"Character is what you do when nobody's looking." - J.C. Watts
> I have an atheros cardbus card made by ubiquiti. Every once in a
> while wpa_supplicant gets in a loop where it negotiates the key, I
> very briefly see "completed" with the wpa-psk, CCMP, etc displayed in
> wpa_gui. Before I can blink the wpa_gui says DISCONNECTED and all the
> vitals are cleared. It then repeats the above forever. The fix is
> usually to do a "service wpa_supplicant restart". Sometimes I need to
> take down the ath0 interface and bring it up too. It feels like a
> timing problem where wpa_supplicant just isn't waiting long enough for
> BTW. I just spent an hour trying to get the network working with
> wpa_supplicant started before the network code. If I put an "exit 0"
> at the start of ifup-wireless then the dhclient never got started,
> even though wpa_gui shows the association exists. Ipv6 is also up, so
> the network is usable for that. I have no idea why dhclient didn't get
> started. The only thing I can guess is timing also. I've returned to
> starting wpa_supplicant from the bottom of ifup-wireless and things
> are back to normal.
Forgot to mention 2 things:
1) "exit 0" is not good since the file is included in another script
(I think), so you end up skipping the rest of its parent (where dhcp
You should add something like
if WPA ....
around all the settings via "iwconfig"
2) I had to disable ipv6 completely, otherwise my interfaces (both
wireless and cable) were not able to go up and down. They were up once
and then if-down hanged.
How can I mount an SD card (via USB card reader) to have a specific
filename encoding? My Fedora box is UTF-8, but the SD card in my Nokia
6288 seems to be CP1255 or ISO-8859-8. What mount command should I
use? I read man mount and I see no mention of encodings.
Thanks in advance.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
I've been changing my mind and messing about with this for years and
*still* haven't really come to a sensible final conclusion. It's not
even that it matters all that much but I wish there was an obvious
There are two basic alternatives, each with advantages and
1 - In your home directory
Permissions are easy to deal with, no need to become root to edit
But it means that, if the outside world has access, you have to be
*very* careful with apache set up if you want to be sure only the
right bits are visible to the outside world.
You either have to use ~<user> in the URL or you have to add
symbolic links from apache's DocumentRoot.
If there's more than one user (not in my case) using /home makes more
Backing up is easy as the HTML gets backed up with your home
directory (though there might be bits in DocumentRoot you want to
back up as well).
2 - In apache's DocumentRoot (/var/www/html in my case)
Messier with permissions if you want to edit HTML without becoming
root all the time. Also not so convenient for editing even with
permissions set up OK as it's not in your home directory.
Easier to make sure that any outside access can only see what you
want to be seen.
Cleaner/easier URLs without the need for symbolic links.
Not really practical for multi-user but this doesn't apply for me.
Need to back up separately from /home (though I suppose you could
make /var/html a link across to the /home partition)
I keep a lot of quite dynamic (i.e. frequently changing) files as
HTML, or at least their content is web browsable, so the above issues
are important for me.
Does anyone have any comments, ideas, solutions?
each time i boot fedora i must enable by hand the eth0 device (by the
What must i do to enable the device at boot?
# cat /etc/sysconfig/network
# cat /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0
# cat /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-eth0
# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
all 3 the same output
# Macronix, Inc. [MXIC]|MX987x5
alias wfx (http://teg.sf.net)
Several weeks ago I posted that my Broadcom bcm4318 mini pci wifi card
stopped working with Fedora 6 kernels after 2.6.20-1.2962.fc6 in a Dell
Inspiron 2200. I had used ndiswrapper and the error messages I was
getting seemed to indicate that I needed new firmware. Apparently, this
was coming from the newer native bcm43xx driver built into the newer
kernels - not from ndiswrapper. No one seemed to have any clue what was
wrong. I inadvertently discovered that the reason was that ndiswrapper
needed the b43 driver blacklisted (in addition to blacklisting the
bcm43xx driver) for the newer kernels. I found a mention of blacklisting
the b43 driver in someone's posting on the Internet.
I discovered this when I temporarily switched a hard drive from a
different laptop (a Toshiba Satellite A15-S129) that had Fedora 8
installed without ndiswrapper. When I put the F8 drive in the Dell with
the 4318 mini pci wifi card, I still could not get the 4318 to work with
the native drivers (it seemed so close - but would ALWAYS end up causing
the system to freeze while networkmanager was trying to connect). IMO,
the native bcm43xx drivers just will not work with the 4318 in the Dell
Inspiron 2200 under F8. (Maybe someone has it working and can prove me
wrong.) Once I blacklisted the b43 and used ndiswrapper with bcmwl5.inf,
the 4318 worked under F8 (and it works very well as it did before under
F6, and blacklisting b43 under F6 also works with the newer F6 kernels).
So at least I know when I install F8 on the Dell's own hard drive I will
be able to use the 4318.
I want to know how I can encrypt my /home partition which is inside a
Logical Volume to increase the security. Also, should I also encrypt the
main / partition??
All help and guidance are well appreciated.
I have some new dell optiplex 755 desktops. F8 installed great, but
after 10 minutes of inactivity, the machine appears to be locked up /
frozen. The mouse arrow pointer will still move around, but mouse clicks
don't do anything, and the keyboard won't respond.
CTRL-ALT-BKSPC will crash X back to a black screen, but that's IT.
CTRL-ALT-F1 will get me a log-in prompt, I can log in, but the init3
command will hang after 10 seconds or so
I suspect it's the power management trying to go to sleep or shut
something down, but I've got limited options in power management, and
with everything there set to NEVER, it still happens.
I can use the machine for an hour if I don't let it get idle...
PS. Related? - the Screen Saver screen will NEVER come up - I just get a
blank white window where it should show the screen saver options, but no
items on the screen...
Thanks in advance!
I seem to have (finally :) ) acquired a complete(ish) / working x86_64
system .. but I'm still having trouble with a few bits, not least "yum".
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Released Updates
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Unreleased Updates
Finding updated packages
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 60, in ?
File "yummain.py", line 204, in main
File "clientStuff.py", line 363, in getupdatedhdrlist
File "clientStuff.py", line 409, in bestversion
IndexError: list index out of range
(This is a modified system [2.6.0-test11] however it seems to run well)
Pointing it at mozilla's channel for SeaMonkey seems to work if I
disable the default channels, however...
Anyone any ideas ?
(I was sort of expecting to see it say "no x86_64 updates supported yet"
as opposed to a complete crash)
Also, can yum pull SRPMS and rebuild them ?