I am searching some sites and still don't know how to
setup the linux to send to console server
Can you give me information?
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Can anyone recommend a mini wifi card that would work nicely with Fedora
8? I have a Toshiba A15-S129 Satellite laptop with an easily accessible
mini-wifi slot (just one screw to remove the cover). I'm using an old
D-Link 650 pc card (orinco driver) with Fedora 8 (works fine). (I dual
boot Windows XP pro on this machine - XP will NOT work with the 650 card
even with the latest driver nor will it work with the built-in wired
ethernet!. It does manage to work with a 650+ card.)
In the past year progress has been made with dm-crypt and luks being available
for F7 although with some residual bugs which were never resolved.
It is therefore possible to arrange to have F7 running with an encrypted swap
area, and encrypted /home for example.
I wonder what experience others have had with this?
The other question I have is to ask whether anyone has had problems when
installing F8 on a machine which has been running encrypted swap and
Ideally one should be able to do a clean install leaving the encrypted swap
as well as the encrypted /home in place as partitions separate from the root
Has anyone tried this? Is Fedora set up to properly support disk encryption
in this way? After all anybody running a laptop with sensitive information on
it would reasonably wish to use disk encryption to safeguard the information in
the event of the laptop being stolen. I don't know whether RHEL is any better
at supporting this essential facility.
I would imagine that many companies might not allow employees to use a laptop
for work unless it had secure disk encryption?
Can any experts who know about this comment please?
If disk encryption using dm-crypt/luks is not fully supported then what tools
or changes might be required within the distribution to properly support this
facility? Is this going to get more support in F9?
I've recently installed F8 on my new Dell, and I've got a terrible
annoying problem with Thunderbird...
If I launch Thunderbird, it opens fine. Every time I click to open and
read any e-mail message, I get this pop-up Gecko Crashed window, and
Thunderbird crashed back to the X Desktop.
I can fix the problem by yum erase thunderbird, then yum install
thunderbird. It works for ONE time I load thunderbird. As soon as I
close Thunderbird, the problem starts over, and I cannot click to
open/read any e-mail message again until I yum erase thunderbird, and
yum install thunderbird.....!
1. checked all the log files in /var/log, but no errors post when
2. I've Deleted the files in the /tmp folder - no effect
3. I've checked google, and this list and thunderbird's support page -
4. Interestingly enough, I can send mail, forward mail, reply to
messages without any errors, and after a fresh re-install of
Thunderbird, I can open and read mail without error, but ONLY until I
close thunderbird once. After that, on the 2nd time I open thunderbird
and every time after that, simply clicking to open a message causes
thunderbird to crash with a gecko crash and thunderbird crashes back to
the blank desktop....
New Dell Optiplex 755 with dual core intel 6750s, 2GB 800mhz. ATI X1650
dual-dvi card with dual monitors,
Running F8 x586 with all the current patches as of 12-20-07, and
My company is requiring us to encrypt the hard drive on all laptops.
We've already got some encryption software but it only works with Windows,
not anything set up to dual boot or anything running VMware. Do any of
you guys know of some kind of encryption software (open source or not)
that can handle a dual boot laptop with Windows XP on one partition and
Fedora on the other? He's already told me I need to get rid of my Linux
partition but I need it for network diagnostics, I'm hoping if I can find
an alternative he'll let me and the other network guy use a different
for the first time, i'd like to download the fedora 8 x86_64 re-spin
and, to be frank, there's not a single web page i've found that tells
me how to use jigdo to do it.
i've perused the tutorials and HOWTOs at fedoraunity.org and
followed links, and i'm now fairly conversant on the rationale behind
re-spins and why jigdo was developed and a whole lot of other stuff
but i've yet to find a single page that says, "oh, you want a re-spin?
follow these steps."
seriously, this is what i think has been a fundamental failing of a
lot of online fedora documentation -- the notion of a simple "recipe":
do these things, and you will get what you want. instead, there's
typically a great deal of philosophical substantiation, while the poor
reader is just sitting there, thinking, "well, yeah, but i just want
to *do* something, so how do i *do* it?" (it's sort of like, when i
ask someone for the time, i want them to tell me the time, i don't
need to be told how to build a watch.)
so, really, when i decided to grab a re-spin, i figured to invest a
minute or two googling, find the command, and run it. i'm still
looking. why is it typically this time-consuming?
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
I am fiddling with /etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm-color, thinking that this is where
/etc/DIR_COLORS, 34/44=blue are being defined assuming an xterm window?
My problem is that blue (0,0,255) is a bright dazzling blue color and
I need to tone it down a bit to something like "Navy" in X terminology.
How can this be done or is it hardwired?
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Excuse me if this is a known FAQ, but I can't find any thing related
to external usb disk
(not USB key, ie. real 2.5" disk) but this
paper wich refers to an old Fedora Core 3 version.
I tried the process described above translating where applicable to F8
with no sucess.
Do you know whow can I install F8 in an external disk ?
I am using an Acer Ferrari 3400 with a broadcom 4306 wireless chipset. I used fwcutter and it connects ok but it doesnt always stay connected it just keeps resetting the wireless connection. I have NetworkManager on and running I aliased the named in /etc/modprobe.conf. Have checked dmesg no errors, not sure what is going on and why it keeps resetting. Is anyone else having this problem? :-o
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I got the file holding the Manual for my BIOS on this computer from
BioStar web page and after clicking on the manual thing I d/l a file. It
is CRUS5-M9_0829C_B.exe and I have d/l it several times because of Windows.
The .exe makes it a windows file for sure. I tried using the Linux
unzip on it and it failed. So fired up my Work laptop which has winXP on
it that is seldom used. I have it on a memory stick and when I put it on
Windows nothing much happened. But I recalled to bring up "My Computer".
And sure enough there was a Kenstin stick as e: and I clicked on it and
there was my file.
I put mouse over file and moved it over to the main window. It
didn't work and put up a long winded tail why I can't do that. It
appears I on the keyboard do not have permission to do that.
I have a kernel package for F7 on the stick that went to my F7 on
the laptop. I tried to slide that off and it went without a problem. In
fact only the above file can't be moved.
Next I right clicked the file on the stick and selected to Run it.
The error panel came up and told me the file is a Trogan type of thing
and will not open it.
At a coffee get together all the other guys run Windows and the said
there is a way to turn off the thing that calls EVERYTHING a problem.
But it is well hidden. I had to listen to all the register problems and
how you need to defrag windows every month or so.
Boy! Sure glad I changed to Linux.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI