With the advent of Fedora 15 we have lost features that have been the
bedrock of a reliable system - all the name of "progress".
Here are my pleas to the Fedora development team:
Give us back a single entry of LUKS passphrase for all filesystems.
Give us back an intelligible display of boot progress.
Give us back the fsck progress crawl so we know boot isn't hung.
Give us back a simple way to see what services are running, started,
and failed in a concise format.
Give us back system configuration tools that work in a root window.
Give us back the mount command - that shows only the actual physical
filesystems that are mounted - in a readable format.
Give us back a humanly comprehensible device naming system.
Give us back the reboot command that doesn't hang the system, along with
informative progress status reports.
Give us back nfs and autofs that work, and which can shutdown if network
connectivity has failed.
Give us back USB wireless interfaces that work reliably.
Give us back a filesystem that obeys the access rules for root so that
~/.gvfs is readable/searchable for backups.
Give us back kernels that don't abort instead of an abrt reporting
Give us back the assurance of never having to reboot.
Give us back the legendary reliability that was the hallmark of
Linux and Fedora.
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
-- Abraham Lincoln
I've recently switched to dmcrypt with aes cipher, which works quite well
except for beeing a little bit slow (~40mb/s read/write), where even weaker
CPUs in an old comparison I found yield ~60-80mb/s.
A few times AES586 is mentioned beeing a hand optimized assembler version of
the generic AES module, but I wasn't able to find it. Is it not part of the
Fedora15 default kernel, or has it been removed from vanilla as well?
Thank you in advance, Clemens
When I try logging on after booting up FC15 for the first time... oh no!
It's extremely irritating to get a cute message that offers no useful
My impression from cursory scanning of this list is that gnome 3 doesn't
work with a lot of hardware configurations. Is this likely the problem,
and if so is there a way I can log on to KDE, which presumably still
works? Any suggestions as to how to proceed would be appreciated.
This Dell DM4700 came with 2-256 mb strips, some time ago I added
2-1 gb strips for a total of 2.5 gb.
This morning I replaced the 256 mb strips with 2-2 gb for a total of
6. The bios setup screen shows 6 gb but apparently Linux is only
using half that amount, not much of an improvement!:
[bobg@box6 ~]$ free -m
total used free shared
Mem: 3022 719 2303 0
-/+ buffers/cache: 422 2600
Swap: 4575 0 4575
This is an up to date F-15 32 bit configured as I want it.
[bobg@box6 ~]$ uname -a
Linux box6 188.8.131.52-35.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Wed Jul 6 14:46:26 UTC 2011
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Must I install the 64 bit version to take advantage of the memory?
If so perhaps I could upgrade the present install to 64 and keep my
configuration or do I have to bite the bullet and do a new install.
I recently upgraded (via fresh installs) both my home PC and work PC to
Fedora 15. No problems generally, but one odd thing I noticed.
In firefox the reload button is a green colour at work, but grey at
home. Not 'greyed-out' as the 'stop' button is, but just a grey in
colour. I assumed this was just some sort of theme difference, but
looking through a sorted list of the installed rpms from the work and
home PCs I really cannot see what might be causing this. Customizing the
firefox toolbar makes no difference (I can add/remove things but not
change their colour). If I click on the button the current web page
reloads, but the button itself does not change at all on either PC.
(Unlike the 'stop' button which turns red whilst the page reloads, and
then becomes greyed-out when it has finished.)
Anyone any ideas? As said, it's not a hindrance or am that bothered by
it, I'm more just curious as to why it has happened at all.
John Horne, University of Plymouth, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1752 587287 Fax: +44 (0)1752 587001
When configuring a primary and secondary sendmail server, how does the
secondary mail server know it should relay anythign to the primary one?
Is it just by the mailserver examining the DNS mx records, or is there
something else in either of the sendmail configurations?
14:03:00 up 9 days, 58 min, 2 users, load average: 0.03, 0.04, 0.00
Using Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 I can only get updates manually, either
with Yum or Software Update. That works fine but it is supposed to check
for updates automatically and it doesn't. The options are set using
"Software Updates" (note the final s!) and I have it set to check daily,
for all updates. Nothing happens. Why not?
James Bridge <james(a)xmas.demon.co.uk>
My F14 could not shutdown completely. I use command 'halt' in terminal to shutdown my F14, then a list a info would be listed on the screen, after "System halted" my machine hangs and leaves the info listed on the screen, no key works, I could only press the power key for a while to force it to shutdown. It is quit inconvenient though no damage to my data.
Any help would be appreciated!
I am running Fedora 14. I have a dovecot imap server running.
I am using MIMEDefang milter to do spam filtering via sendmail, haven't
got it to do virus filtering yet, but will. I have sendmail using
dovecot's lda for the local mail delivery. I have sieve enabled in lda
and the sieve filters in place. So, mail gets directly delivered to the
folders and not to INBOX if a filter matches. One filter looks for the
X-Spam-Score header created by MIMEDefang when it calls spamassassin.
Everything is working OK.
The issue is that some spam doesn't get tagged by spamassassin and ends
up in the INBOX. However, if I enable evolution to filter for junk
evolution finds it and moves it to the Junk folder. I believe evolution
finds it because in the past I had evolution doing all the filtering and
had marked various emails as junk. I believe evolution runs spamassassin
with a learning mode so when I mark an email as junk it learns that is
junk and modifies a private file for the user indicating that this user
considers this email to be junk and uses that info in future email
filtering. Here is a reference to the user specific spamassassin config
file from the spamassassin man page:
Individual user preferences are loaded from the location specified on
the "spamassassin", "sa-learn", or "spamd" command line (see
manual page for details). If the location is not specified,
~/.spamassassin/user_prefs is used if it exists. SpamAssassin
create that file if it does not already exist, using
user_prefs.template as a template
My question is whether there is anyway for the virtual mail users I now
have to do a similar kind of learning ?
I'd expect you'd need a way for ldap to run spamassassin with some
option to look in the virtual user's home directory for a virtual user
specific spam rule file and run spam on the mail again, even though
sendmail ran it through a milter already but without the user's spam
rule file, and tag the message as spam before running sieve that could
see the added header and file it accordingly. You'd only need to run it
on messages that MMEDefang didn't already identify as spam. I am not
sure how you'd be able to update that local spam learning file though.
Anyway, I thought I would ask if there is some way to allow my
configuration to do personalized spam learning for my virtual users.
I am assuming the answer is no, but there may be something out there I
haven't run across yet.