I am running alpine-2.00-1.fc10.x86_64 on an F10 box. If I get a message with
an html or file attachment and I try to open it, I get an error that
"Firefox can't find the file at /tmp/img--46112.htm" The correct program opens
up but I always get the can't find file errors. If the message contains a URL
then it comes up and displays properly.
Does anyone know how to troubleshoot this problem?
Tom Diehl tdiehl(a)rogueind.com Spamtrap address mtd123(a)rogueind.com
I'm trying to install Fedora (dual-boot) on a brand-new MacBook Pro.
The live/installer CD runs flawlessly on the machine, which was a nice
surprise. But after the install is completed, I cannot actually boot
into Fedora. Here is what I did:
1. OS X by default ships with an EFI partition (/dev/sda1) and an HFS+
partition (/dev/sda2). I used Boot Camp in OS X to resize the existing
OS X partition and reboot to the live CD.
2. Once the Fedora live CD is booted, I used the disk utility to
delete the "Windows" partition (/dev/sda3) that Boot Camp created.
This leaves the original EFI and OS X partitions plus a chunk (40G) of
empty space at the end of the disk.
3. Run the Fedora Installer, telling it to automatically partition and
install using the free space on the disk. It creates a 500M boot
partition (/dev/sda3) and an LVM partition (/dev/sda4).
4. When the installer gets to the part about the boot loader, I go
with the defaults, which is to install GRUB to the boot sector of the
Fedora boot partition (/dev/sda3).
After the install is complete, I would expect to be able to hold down
the Mac's "Option" key to choose which OS to boot since /dev/sda3 has
a boot sector, but only the OS X disk shows up. (What does Boot Camp
do, then, besides resizing the disk?)
I read somewhere that a boot loader called rEFIt would help, so I
tried that. I installed it using the instructions on the project's
website and rebooted. An option to boot Linux shows up in the rEFIt
boot screen, but when selecting it, I get a black screen with an error
message along the lines of "no operating system found."
Further research suggested that rEFIt had to "resync" in order to find
GRUB, even though I installed rEFIt after Fedora. I did that by going
into the rEFIt "menu" and answering in the affirmative when it told me
that a resync was necessary.
Now, when I select Linux in the rEFIt boot menu, it only shows a
gray-out penguin and nothing else happens. The lack of output makes
the problem difficult to troubleshoot exactly what's going wrong.
Maybe if I knew more about EFI, I could play around in the EFI shell
provided by rEFIt.
Anyway, has anyone here had success dual-booting Fedora 14 on a newer
Mac, and if so, what procedure did you use? I'd like to install Fedora
to the whole disk, but I'm reluctant to try that until I can get a
dual-boot scenario to work. I you could, please CC my email address in
any responses since I'm subscribed to the digest version of the list.
Thanks for your time.
First of all, I do not want to take any credit for this idea, it belongs
to John Rose, and has been bouncing around, trying to come to life,
since July 2010. I am just happy to help it finally hatch!
John, Jared, Paul, Max, and I all want to thank Fedora users and
contributors for everything that they do in our rich and diverse
community. As a small token of our appreciation, we're giving away free
Fedora stickers and case badges to any community member who sends us a
Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE). It is our little way of saying
thank you for all that you do.
Here is a short FAQ:
Q: What is a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope?
A: A Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) is an envelope with the
sender's name and address on it, with affixed paid postage. In the UK,
this is also known as a "Stamped Addressed Envelope (SAE)".
Q: Where do I send my SASE?
c/o Tom Callaway
314 Littleton Road
Q: How long is this offer good?
A: We will return any SASEs that I receive on or before May 31, 2011.
Q: How does this work?
A: Basically, you write your mailing address on an unsealed envelope and
attach paid US postage to that envelope (enough to send a letter to that
address from the US). This is your SASE.
Next, you put your SASE in another envelope, which you then mail to me
at the above address.
When I receive it, I will open your envelope, put in some nifty Fedora
stickers and case badges, seal it up and drop it back in the mail to you.
Q: Is there a limit on how many SASEs I can send you?
A: Please, one SASE per person. If you have some sort of complicated
situation, feel free to email me directly and we'll work something out
Q: Is this offer open to contributors outside the US?
A: Of course! We realize that it may not be possible or simple for our
international contributors to get their hands on US postage, so you are
more than welcome to include an International Reply Coupon instead.
(More info about International Reply Coupons can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reply_coupon) If you choose
this option, please do not forget to include the self-addressed envelope!
Q: I can't find an International Reply Coupon!
A: Just email me (spot(a)fedoraproject.org) and let me know, we'll work
Q: Can I decorate my SASE?
A: Sure. Just remember that it will be coming right back to you.
Q: Do I need to prove that I am a Fedora User or Contributor?
A: Nope. If you go to the trouble of sending us the SASE, we'll send you
stickers and case badges.
Q: Can I tweet/dent/facebook/IRC/email/tell my friends about this offer?
Q: Can I just put some money in the envelope and have you buy postage
with it for me?
A: No. Any money found in the envelope will go into my 1 year old son's
college fund. If postage is a problem, please send me an email
Q: Will Fedora or Red Hat keep a record of my mailing address?
A: Nope. All we'll do is put stickers and case badges in the envelope,
seal it up, and drop it back in the mail.
Q: How many stickers and case badges do I get?
A: One large Fedora Logo laptop sticker (3 inch) and four small foil
"Powered by Fedora" case badges.
Q: What do the stickers look like?
Q: Is this an April Fools Day joke?
A: Nope. This is serious.
Q: What if I don't use Fedora?
A: You can still get stickers. There is no OS check involved.
Q: I want more stickers than you normally give out! Can I ask for a few
A: If you have a special situation, feel free to email me
(spot(a)fedoraproject.org), and we'll see what can be done.
Q: Is this information on the Fedora website somewhere?
A: Yes: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Thank_You
Q: I have a question that isn't answered here, where can I ask it?
A: Email spot(a)fedoraproject.org.
I just noticed that ever since Fedora 11 the Installation Guide
recommends against having a /usr partition separate from the root file
system (though as recently as Fedora 12 the Example Usage still showed a
separate /usr). I've always used a separate /usr kept mounted read-only
except when necessary for updates. I was wondering just what sort of
"boot process becomes more complex" issues I've been fortunate enough to
avoid, and whether the reasons for that recommendation have become
stronger in more recent releases.
Bob Nichols "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
Do NOT delete it.
Since upgrading to Fedora 14 from 12, I'm seeing my wheel-mouse
generating the *key* presses <Left> and <Right> instead of the expected
button clicks <button-6> and <button-7>.
This means that while it still works in, say, Firefox (where <Left> and
<Right> scroll the current view), and I can move my caret left and right
(!), it won't work anywhere else like it used to (e.g., directory tree views).
Any ideas how I can get the old functionality back?
# xorg.conf snippet
# generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
FULLNAME="Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)"
[neil@fnx ~]# rm -f .signature
[neil@fnx ~]# ls -l .signature
ls: .signature: No such file or directory
[neil@fnx ~]# exit
I thought you guys might get a chuckle from this,
My wife just got a shiny new HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. She has
never used Windows before, having mainly used Gnome on Fedora boxes.
After a week of struggling, she just asked me to wipe Windows and
install Fedora so she can get some work done without fighting the
desktop. This is when she proclaimed that W7 was, "obviously designed by
I guess it depends on what you're familiar with. I personally thought W7
looked very polished. I suspect it could probably be tweaked to work
like Gnome, but why bother.
I'm trying to record from a webcam and getting terrible performance
from Cheese and problematic performance from VLC. Is anyone able to
either tell me how to get one of them working properly or suggest
another app that will work? Details (hardware at bottom)
Cheese cheese-2.30.1-1.fc13.x86_64, nice, simple to use. Recording
performance is awful. The booth framerate is fine, but as soon as I
start recording it drops dramatically (going from frames per second to
seconds per frame). VLC's ability to encode to the same target -
Theora/Vorbis (but see below) and the fact I can do this under windows
with the movie maker suggest a Cheese problem. Resolution is at
640x480 (which is what VLC and move maker are using), dropping to
355x288 is okay. This cheese bug seems to be related
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564957 but not resolved.
Anyone using F14 with good performance for cheese video recording?
VLC vlc-1.1.7-1.fc13.x86_64. Less friendly, for a start I haven't been
able to get it to capture by specifying devices in the capture dialog.
If I just open capture and hit play I get video and sound. I can use
/dev/video0 as the video input and after a bit of trial and error
(using debug mode I realise it was using alsa device names) pulse for
the audio device, but if I attempt to use the capture device advance
options (with or without specifying /dev/video0):
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'v4l2://'. Check the log for details.
~/.xsession-errors has this:
[0x7f2dfc0044e0] v4l2 demux error: invalid tuner -1.
[0x7f2dfc008240] v4l2 access error: invalid tuner -1.
[0x7f2e08008590] main input error: open of `v4l2://' failed: (null)
(Or tuner 0 which is what it defaults to, tried -1 as this appears to
be auto for other params)
But capturing to theora/vorbis results in video and audio playing at
different speeds, the default (which seems to be the ALSA hw device)
has video faster than audio, capturing to the default (mp4) or webm is
okay, using pulse and /dev/video0 webm video is slower than audio...
and so on. This most successful approach so far is to open the device
in play mode, use the 'advanced controls' record button and capture
uncompressed a/v to avi the transcode later. This would be sort of
endurable, but it would be nice to record transcoded and be able to
adjust the recorded size (camera can go up to 1280x720). I'd also like
to be able record both soundcard and webcam audio and video, but it
looks like that will never happen with Cheese and may be difficult
with VLC, so I may have to accept recording one separately and syncing
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ cpu, 2GB RAM
Logitech C270HD cam:
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:0825)
input: UVC Camera (046d:0825) as
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
Thanks for your time,
Independently pcspkr works fine for the PC speaker, and snd_hda_intel for the internal speakers, however the two modules don't work together. Loading snd_hda_intel after pcspkr is in and working causes loss of the terminal beep.
It's a problem in FC13; not sure about older releases or FC14.
How to best approach resolving this?
Dear Fedora Experts,
bored of the several problems of the texlive 2010 distribution for
fedora (see my previous message about the missed hyphenation and the
1-month old broken dependency on the latex binary) I have decides to
remove it and reinstall it through tlmgr.
That has been a great idea except for a couple of issues on some
*nonrelated" packages. To remove texlive yum forced the remotion of a2ps
and R-core (and few other but these are the most important for me) and I
can't reinstall them without reinstalling texlive (at least in part).
Now I've already installed texlive but not through yum and I'm wondering
why the rpm for these packages not really related to LaTeX and in
any case working also without LaTeX can't check for the bins instead of
the whole package.
Is there a way for forcing their installation without installing
Thanks all for the help
Walter Cazzola, PhD - Associate Professor, DICo, University of Milano
E-mail: cazzola(a)dico.unimi.it Ph.: +39 02 503 16300 Fax: +39 02 503 16253
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