I have filed a couple of BZ requests over the past year suggesting a
move to the stable branch of fvwm (even second digit: 2.6.4) instead
of the developmental (odd second digit: 2.5.30) and never got even an
acknowledgment. I noticed also that fvwm is not in rawhide? Does this
mean that this is (being) orphaned?
Many thanks and best wishes,
We have a multi-workstation network, with several nodes running F16/XFCE
on remote-mounted home directories. All users can log in and out without
any difficulty except one. This user gives name and password but then
freezes indefinitely. 'ps' shows a variety of tasks running, but nothing
appears on screen except the standard wallpaper; time is present but
nothing else. Running are startxfce, xfce-session, etc. User can be
cleared by "kill -15 <startxfce-pid> and other users can log then log in.
What might be causing the freeze - is there some lockfile that needs
removing to unlock the user's account?
I've seen a few softwares around to have some kind of keyboard able
to either input romanji based (hiragana based ?) characters or to draw
kanji, but these software seems to be age-old and not maintained
anymore, like anthy. What is the preferred way to be able to use
Japanese characters in Fedora 15 with KDE ?
Would anyone be able to advise me regarding what printer to buy?
- Can print A3 (29.7 x 42 cm, 11.6 x 16.5 inch) (and A4) sized paper.
- Scores 'good' on a price/quality ratio; meaning not
super-high-professional-quality but good enough for a small office where
the primary function is NOT printing; for the office that is, the
printer's primary function is obvious... :D
- Is supported by Fedora. I have (good) experiences with Epson and HP, but
I am hoping for some input from people with (more) experience.
The internet isn't a highway, it's a swamp: the more you surf, the more it
draws you in.
Great writers suffer from Writer's Block. I cherish my Writer's Blog:
For the last week, I get the following error message in either
MoviePlayer or Rhythmbox when I try to play .wav files.
The following plugins are required:
* GStreamer element ffmpegcolorspace
* GStreamer element audioresample
According to my search on the net, both are provided by
yum says I have the most recent version of this rpm.
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-base
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Package gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.35-3.fc16.x86_64 already installed
and latest version
Nothing to do
Since I could play these .wav files in either program a few weeks ago,
it appears something broke with the last update.
Any help is appreciated.
Finally have f16 installed into a xen box.
After some confusion with systemctl I managed to get vncserver hooked up
and started; however, it's config file (/etc/sysconfig/vncservers) seems
to get ignored WRT -geometry.
I use that same file on all of my other fedoras without a hitch.
I did find that I could enlarge the vnc window by using f16's
systemSettings->display but none of the the built-in resolution choices
fit my display full screen: either too small or too large with scroll bars.
Ideally vncserver would honor the -geometry setting in its config file
but since the vncserver window's size can be forced by changing the
display's size it should be possible to add another size to the list of
I guess this is two questions in one. 1) Has the config file for
vncserver moved or is f16's vncserver implementation broken? 2) Is it
possible to add a custom display size somewhere? (looking to add
Thanks for any help,
I have a strange recurring problem on some of my servers, maybe someone
can help me figure out what might be causing it.
After running a MySQL machine with fairly high load for a while
(~month), RAM usage in top stops making sense. Normally, RES column
accounts for everything currently present in RAM (not swap) and
corresponds pretty well with mem_used-buffers-cache. This is always the
case after a fresh boot and seems to be the case on most other servers.
But that's not the case here:
59098540k used - 1633832k cached - 25824k buffers = 57438884 (54.7G)
supposedly used by all processes
sum(RES column from top) ~= 35127296k (33.5G)
So where's the other 21G??
I'm pretty sure I'm not nitpicking here, this is >30% of total system
RAM unaccounted for. I've tried stopping all non-OS specific processes
(and restarting some services that seemed to eat more RAM that they
should have (irqbalance)) -- and memory is not reclaimed.
Over the few years that I've seen this problem, I've already replaced
all the hardware and upgraded Fedora from 8 to 14 (currently running
188.8.131.52-95.fc14.x86_64) and MySQL and other code without any sign of
Interestingly, another machine with same hardware & OS runs MySQL in
slave mode to replicate the DB -- that machine has uptime of 134 days
and does not exhibit the same symptoms. In fact, here is its mem footprint:
63166496k used - 19786032k cached - 2881484k buffers = 40498980k (38.6G)
sum(RES column from top) ~= 45.5G (which makes sense since a few
RAM-hungry processes share memory)
I read about a shell variable called HISTIGNORE that is supposed to prevent duplicate
commands from occurring in .bash_history.
I put the following line into ~/.bash_profile:
It's not working. I still have duplicate commands galore. Why isn't is working?