I have an eSATA external hard drive case. I want to hotplug / unplug it.
My system is Fedora 11.
I added an external eSATA port on my desktop computer by adding a bracket
(with an internal cable connected to one of the ordinary SATA sockets on
The SATA controller is an intel ICH9R. To make hotplug work, I needed
to go the computer's BIOS and change the SATA mode to AHCI (it was
I can now hotplug the drive.
I cannot unplug the drive. If I tell the system to eject the drive,
# eject /dev/sdi
eject: device "/dev/sdi" doesn't have a removable or hotpluggable flag
# cat /sys/block/sdi/removable
(I don't know where or what a hotpluggable flag is.)
I guess that makes sense: the system doesn't know that I added an
What are the reasonable ways to tell the system that that SATA port is
an eSATA port and should allow for hotplugging/unplugging?
My guess is some kind of HAL rule but I'm not an initiate. Maybe
something in here would work:
Surely lots of people have already encountered this issue. If so,
there ought to be a non-wizard way to handle it.
I am trying to setup F13 machine to print to a Windows 7 machine using
I use system-cups-printer and setup the HP Laserjet 1020 printer using
the samba command:
F13 has hp 1020 as a device choice. The printed file appears in the
Windows 7 printer queue but no printing occurs. Instead I get the
Printer 'HPLaserJ' : printer requires a binary plugin. run 'hp-setup'
I am mystified what to do. There is no man page for hp-setup and I can't
find any options to use to deal with this error.
Can anyone make a suggestion?
Fortune finishes the great quotations, #9 A word to the wise is often
enough to start an argument.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam(a)sbcglobal.net
since I upgraded to f13 getting to start my laptop at work in a
docking station is really painful.
Setup: dell latitude e6500 with fedora amd64. At work, docking station
with 2 20´' monitors. With Fedora 12, this worked flawlessly. Plug
laptop in dockinstation, turn on with lid down, set it up once, work
since then with the 2 external monitors when I am at the office, just
the laptop monitor when not there.
Now it takes me between 10 minutes to half an hour to get my dual head
working every morning. It's getting on my nerves, to be honest ;)
What happens is either:
1) I plug laptop on docking station, turn it on and when the gdm
screen should appear I just see 1/4 of left screen, the rest is not
available (black). I can go to a VT, go to runlevel 3, back to 5 and
see if it works. Rinse and repeat until it does;
2) turn it on outside the docking station, login, plug it in the
dockin station, pray that it detects the monitors. If it does not,
then it effectively hangs, I cannot change to a VT, I have to power
cycle it. Rinse and repeat until it works.
My question is: until fedora 13, the standard behaviour was not to
mirror the monitors. How can I have this behaviour now? What extra
info can I supply you with?
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series
Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA
Subsystem: Dell Device 024f
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
Memory at f6c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at ef98 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
Subsystem: Dell Device 024f
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at f6b00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
I've noticed that there is a some kind of "delay" in the screen refresh.
For instance, under VIM when I move the cursor (that is a black
rectangle) under a character, it takes between 1 and 4 secs before
the character appears inside the cursor.
I've experienced the same issue under OpenOffice and FireFox.
This is really annoying. :(
Under F12 no problem
Does any other experienced this behaviour?
My system is:
* OS: F13 x86_64 - up-to-dated
* WM: OpenBox
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
* GPU: Intel GM965/GL960
* RAM: 2GB
Thank you so much!
> I've noticed that if I burn a Fedora (or any other distro) CD at full
> speed, about 25% of the time I end up with a disk that won't boot.
I had a lot of trouble burning Fedora 13 DVD from a computer running Ubuntu, I tried a bunch of times using Brasero, K3B and other software, tried UNetBootin and usb-imagewriter, it would never work. Then I tried burning the disk from Windows 7 (on the same computer) and it worked first go. Maybe something on the Fedora 13 iso is not "liked" by other linux distros?
I'm trying to compile a kernel with aacraid support for a dual Opteron
246 box with two 36GB disks on a Tyan S2891, using an initrd and lilo.
There is an older kernel on there that works just fine, so I suspect
it's something I'm missing in the kernel config. No matter what I try,
the kernel fails to find the disks on the controller. I've even tried
building it without an initrd and compiling everything into the
kernel, but it still panics.
I've included the aacraid support, SCSI disk, SCSI generic, and even
RAID1/5 support. The controller and motherboard also have the latest
What else is necessary to support aacraid? What are the minimum
settings required to provide support for this controller?
It prints the Adaptec aacraid basic info, but doesn't detect any disks
or even probe the controller.
Is I2O or ACPI support necessary?
Are there any boot-time options to increase debugging output to
The dmesg output from a working system is here:
The kernel config for the attempt is here:
Thanks for any ideas.
I had to re-install windows on my laptop, and also wanted to try Fedora 13, so
I came up with the idea of replacing the HDD and doing the installs onto
This has worked fine, and I now have a clean (but still flakey) WinXP install,
and F13 dual booting fine.
I have now the old HDD in an external chassis connected via USB.
My problem is that neither OS will allow me access to either of the partitions
on the old HDD. Both see the USB->SATA bridge, and see the HDD but neither
will allow me access to the contents.
Windows just sits and smiles at me. Linux says it cannot access the drive.
Can anyone help?
[root@dcomp5 ~]# fdisk /dev/sdb
Unable to read /dev/sdb
[root@dcomp5 ~]# mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /media/linux/
mount: special device /dev/sdb2 does not exist
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using
ehci_hcd and address 5
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=152d,
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1,
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: Product: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: Manufacturer: JMicron
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 152D203380B6
Jun 24 12:54:54 dcomp5 kernel: scsi6 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access
PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Jun 24 12:54:59 dcomp5 kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
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--- On Wed, 6/30/10, ranjan sundar <njan79(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried to download flashplayer for linux from adobe website and
> downloaded this zip file. i extracted it and found that it contained
> only 1 file with .so extension (shared object).
My guess--and it's only a guess--is that you downloaded the Windows version of the flash plugin. Zip is usually used by Windows. Linux uses .rpm, .tar.gz, and a few others, but rarely just plain ol' .zip.
Go here to download the latest version. The page should recognize that you're running Linux. If not, click "Choose another operating system...."
This is the 32-bit version. There is no 64-bit version anymore. So, if your Fedora 11 is 64-bit, you'll have to wrap the 32-bit version with nspluginwrapper. Or install a 32-bit browser. Or find someone who still has the old 64-bit one (10.0.45 Alpha was the last, IIRC), but it has a major security hole. However, I've been using it since its release back in February of this year on my 64-bit F12, and have had no incidents of viruses or trojans, etc.
My new camera takes 720p clips (AVCHD) and I wanted to do a little
editing, but after installing Kino which I've used in the past, I
found it downgraded it to 480p DV video. Are that any full video
editors that handle HD movies correctly?