Hi all Fedora users,
I have just joined this list. I am running the latest Fedora but I can't get
my 3C900Combo networking card to work. I can see that the card is installed
but no IP-address is asigned to it and I can't set it. So I think that there
is a bug in that driver. Any other user out there who have a solution for
Best regards and thanks,
I know that is not a specific question about Fedora, but I can't find answer on the kernel mailing list.
Is somebody having server with integrated ATI RAGE XL video card? Is it possible to patch the kernel to support this video card? If I add VGA=791 in my grub.conf, I will have a resolution of 1024x768 which is good, but the display is very slow (especially when the screen is scrolling). If I use I this: "video=aty128fb:1024x768@70" it will not work. I'm using kernel 2.4.22 but I will try 2.6.0-test11 today.
If somebody has a patch, a link or anything else that can help me, it will be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
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I have two similar PC (old Pentium but workin fine)
In Pc no.1 I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora and it went fine: Soundblaster
is working fine
In Pc no.2 I made a fresh installation but in redhat-sound-config Fedora
doesn't see any card, that was working on Redhat 9 after soundconfig...
Where is the trick?? I assume that my Sounblaster is an old 16...but
fine on a router/firewall.
I've been using a floppy boot disk as reserve if my HD boot fails, But
it appears floppy support as now been removed. Why? Then how can I
create an emergency media that is flexible enough to be updated as required?
I was asked to assist connecting a Fedora linux system for video
conferencing with oovoo.com. It is apparent that they support Mac and
Does anyone have any experience in using the Mac installation for oovoo
for Fedora? Can anyone make recommendations for connections that allow
video conferencing with Fedora.
I have a terebyte sata drive that I need to securely wipe clean. It
originally had 2 partitions. I deleted them using `fdisk', rebooted,
and then as root ran
shred -vz /dev/sdd
The drive is capable of about 60MB/sec, but shred is only "shredding"
about 25MB every 5 seconds according to its output. Since the default
number of passes is 25, this works out to about 5 days.
The `shred' process is running at 100% CPU, presumably computing
the special random patterns for erasure. Since I have 4 CPUs
would creating 4 unformatted partions on the drive and then running
shred -vz /dev/sdd1
shred -vz /dev/sdd2
shred -vz /dev/sdd3
shred -vz /dev/sdd4
in parallel cut my time? Would be just as secure?
F15 on new HP dv7-6195 (i7/sandy bridge) cannot regain wireless
connection after awake from suspend. In KDE, I see notification "waiting
for authorization" and then a "key" icon appears over the wireless icon
in tray. In gnome, a dialog pops up with my wireless key (correctly
filled in) for me to confirm. After confirming, it keeps popping back up
every 30 seconds or so. Never asks for my password, just wireless key.
It is set to be stored in encrypted file.
Wired ethernet connection works fine before and after suspend and
wireless works fine only before suspend.
I have tried rmmod / modprobe to remove / add back the wireless driver.
Also, set selinux to permissive thinking it might be that type of problem.
Only reboot, so far, brings wireless back.
Today I bought 2 3 TB hard drives to use in my new server.
I'm writing this in case other people aren't aware that some of the
traditional hard drive management methods don't work for drives larger than
Specifically, fdisk and MSDOS type partition tables.
Here is how I created a single partition on my 3 TB drives.
#parted -a optimal /dev/sdb
(parted) rm 1 <- this removed the 2TB partition that fdisk made.
NOTE: fdisk has a 2 TB limit, apparently forced by MSDOS style partition
tables. Ever heard the story about how the width of a donkey ultimately
determined the diameter of the space shuttle ?
(parted) mklabel gpt <- this is NOT making a label for the drive. "man
parted" is your friend.
(parted) mkpart primary ext4 1 -1 <- this makes the partition itself, using
the entire drive, which is what I wanted.
# mkfs -text4 /dev/sdb1 <- this formats the partition
#e2label /dev/sdb1 myth <- this gives it a label, as used by mount in
fstab, ie "LABEL=..."
It turns out that the whole process can be done from within gparted, if you
know what you are doing.
The first thing you need to do is create the partition table.
IF you have used fdisk on the drive previously, the partition table type is
going to MSDOS, which has the 2TB limit. If you continue with the MSDOS
partition table, gparted will allow you to select a 3TB partition to make,
but it will give you the following error:
partition length of 5860528002 sectors exceeds the
msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of 4294967295
To get around this, select Advanced on the partition table options window
and set the partition table type to gpt.
Then you can proceed as you normally would to partition a drive with
gparted. Ie add new partition(s), set the partition type, labels, etc.
At this point you have an ext4 formatted 3TB drive.
However, in F15 KDE at least, it doesn't seem to automount like a drive with
an MSDOS partition table. The drive will not automatically appear in the
Places column in Dolphin, for example. Nor will it appear in the list
created by df.
However, it is available to manually mount. Ie, #mount /dev/sdb1 temp,
just like the old days.* And once you do that, it appears in the df list,
though still not in the Places column in Dolphin.
I hope this helps someone.
*This might be particular to my machine being that the drive is a hot swap
SATA device and I did not remove it and replace it. However, drives with
MSDOS type partition tables auto mounted using the very same command
Ok, I just lost enthusiasm in further use of skype. Being closed source was
bad enough already, but I tolerated it due to its good-enough quality,
reliability and free-of-charge use for skype-to-skype calls. But now that
Microsoft is taking it over, I suddenly lost faith that these good features
will still be there from now on (not to mention Linux support).
Thus the question: is there a FOSS VoIP app that provides roughly the same
quality, reliability and free-as-in-beer service?
I do know that there are such VoIP apps, but I am not familiar with the
quality of service, availability and accessibility of each of those. I am
willing to migrate and start persuading my existing skype contacts (which are
scattered all over the globe) to migrate to a FOSS solution as well. But I
cannot do that if this alternative does not provide functionality that at
least matches that of skype. It has to be up to the task.
So which one is on the top of the list, in your opinion?
I'm having a lot of trouble setting up a Samba share on a virgin F15
Right now everything works until I click on a shared file (via Samba). At
that point I get a "the file or folder smb://nas/TEST does not exist" error.
This is what smbclient shows for 192.168.1.10, ie nas, my Samba server.
$ smbclient -U% -L192.168.1.10
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.11-71.fc15]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
IPC$ IPC IPC Service (Samba Server Version
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.11-71.fc15]
NAS Samba Server Version 3.5.11-71.fc15
For the longest time smbclient showed there was no master. Today, my
E4200 wireless router, which has file sharing is showing up as master. I'm
not sure if I should be OK with that or not. Given my smb.conf file, I was
expecting nas to be the master. There doesn't appear to be a way to turn
file sharing off in the E4200. Maybe if I set the workgroup on it to null ?
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2011/09/19 21:06:20
server string = Samba Server Version %v
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
wins support = Yes
cups options = raw
workgroup = workgroup
local master = yes
domain master = yes
os level = 65
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
path = /home/me/test/
guest ok = yes
read only = no
browseable = yes
Any ideas on why Samba isn't working ?
FWIW, I only used SWAT for looking at potential settings and setting a
couple globals. The rest I've been doing by hand. And I've been
restarting nmb and smb manually after each change.
I'm finding the online documentation for Samba to be umm... wanting. I'll
post up a little HOWTO when I get my NAS going.