I made a BIG mistake,
I removed /var/lib.
How can I reinstall it?
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With F18, all items in a panel, at least those that you place across the
top or bottom of a screen, seem to be left-justfied by some sort of
Is there a way to change this?
I could play movies perfectly well a few days ago,
passing the digital audio tracks directly to my
receiver via the optical audio output by reshuffling
the pulseaudio output device while playing the movie.
Suddenly, I get no audio and I see this nonsense from
attempting to run mplayer:
Opening audio decoder: [hwac3] AC3/DTS pass-through S/PDIF
hwac3: switched to AC3, 384000 bps, 48000 Hz
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, ac3be, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [hwac3] afm: hwac3 (AC3 through S/PDIF)
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:4576:(parse_args) Unknown parameter AES0
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:4709:(snd_config_expand) Parse arguments error: No such file or directory
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hw:0,1,AES0=6
[AO_ALSA] Format ac3be is not supported by hardware, trying default.
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch ac3le (2 bytes per sample)
I'm about to try switch to older kernel and see if I get
I have activated the usage of the Starfield theme for grub2 in
Fedora 17 and I am having issues with it.
1). Scrolling through the list of entries in the menu at boot time
is horribly slow. Every time I scroll with the arrow keys the screen
flashes black and it takes several seconds for the next/previous entry
to be highlighted.
2). I have just upgraded from from an Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT to an
Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 (this is a PCI-E 3 card plugged into a PCI-E 2
slot) and now I can see the graphics for the theme being drawn on the
screen as I watch, whereas with the 9800 the screen draw was
instantaneous. The issue highlighted in point 1) occurs independently of
the graphics card in terms of the same thing happens with both graphics
3). When I do an upgrade that upgrades the kernel the upgrade
process tries to update the grub2 config and mbr but is unable to
because /sbin/grubby fails with an access denied error even though I am
effectively running in root mode via sudo (implemented via the wheel
group). I have also tried this after switching to root mode via su but
that fails with the same error.
4). Because of the error highlighted in point 3, when upgrading the
kernel, I have to manual run a grub2-mkconfig and grub2-install to
update grub and this process rebuilds the Starfield's Theme.txt file
back to the defaults from the manual customization I have done from
white/grey bold text. The black/black bold text does not work for me on
the Starfield background.
My system is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard, AMD FX 4
GHz 8 core cpu, Geforce GTX 650 2 GB graphics card, 16 GB memory, 256 GB
SSD (this has Win 8 and the boot partitions for Fedora 17 and Ubuntu
12.10 installed on it) and 2 2 TB Seagate hard disks, so from my
perspective computing power is not an issue.
What is the best way to rectify these issues?
> Message: 12
> Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:15:46 +1100
> From: Roger <arelem(a)bigpond.com>
> To: users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
> Subject: Re: F18 Installation problem
> Message-ID: <5133D9A2.6080507(a)bigpond.com>
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> On 03/04/2013 01:58 AM, Vinny Onelli wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am try to install F18 on Dell Dimension 8300 containing 2 HD 120 GB
> > for windows XP and 350 GB containing F17. I first tried to install F18
> > from a downloaded iso file, it shows an error when select the 350 GB HD
> > apparently it thing that there is not enough space, I intended to
> > replace the existing F17 but there is not such choice. I also tried to
> > install using the live dvd, but it shows the same problem.
> > Help would be greatly appreciate, Thank you in advance. Vinny
> Yes that's what is happening, there is not enough space.
> Because fedora 17 is installed, the installer cannot find any space for
> fedora 18 even though there may well be lots of space.
> And unfortunately it won't overwrite another fedora and won't write to
> an empty formatted partition.
> The only way I could get fedora 18 installed in a partition was to use
> my other hard drive which has fedora 16 and delete the empty partition
> on the other hard drive on which I wanted to install fedora 18.
> I'm guessing you have LVM and it uses all available space. If so, the
> other option is to go thru the boring, convoluted and dangerous option
> of shrinking LVM partition. I never got game enough to tackle that.
I used fdisk to unpartition the drive that had F17, then tried to
install F18. The installation wend thru without hitch, but now I can't
boot windows or F18 these are the message on bootup:
Error:no such device: 62a84f10-a778-47c1-bd21-17ce241f40aa
Entering rescue mode ....
Can any one Help?
There's always a way to get Linux to do what you need it to do: install F16....upgrade to 17.... then upgrade to 18?...
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From: "Robert Holtzman" <holtzm(a)cox.net>
Subject: About that installer...
Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 1:34 pm
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 02:32:08PM +1000, Dan Irwin wrote:
> Linux distros need to learn to not cater for novices. If you can't
> partition, you shouldn't be running Linux.
I've been beating the drum about this for years. It's not just
partitioning. The various OSs have been being dumbed down for some
time, especially the DEs.
If you think you're getting free lunch,
check the price of the beer.
Key ID: 8D549279
My initial effort at using fedup on my desktop (basic dual-core setup)
failed with some sort of error message (I posted this previously, and
apparently on bugzilla has indicated that it is a known bug).
I have successfully used fedup (F17 -> F18) on an i386 laptop (I've also
done a fresh F18 install on an x68_64 laptop). So, I've gotten through
I saw that there was a fedup upgrade in updates-testing; it has been there
for some time.
I installed the updates-testing version of fedup on my desktop, and then
proceeded with an F17->F18 upgrade.
All required packages have been download (about 4100).
I've rebooted (per instructions), hit "System Upgrade" on the GRUB menu.
I then hit <ESC> so that I could see the messages to the screen instead of
the thermometor reading (it's in the FedUp Wiki page).
It's now at: upgrade-re: starting upgrade-pre hook
It's been at this point for some time; the harddrive like is flickering
My question is, how long should I expect this processs to continue before
Upgrade: Preparing for upgrade ...
and all of the subsequent messages that I've gotten during the one prior
successful execution of fedup (that I referenced above).
Il giorno lun, 11/03/2013 alle 14.41 +0000, Matthew Garrett ha scritto:
> > Question: there is some way to resolve the high CPU usage of
> > and change the video resolution when projector is connect?
> No. The gma500 devices have no worthwhile free driver support.
Thanks Matthew, this is what I was afraid.
There is some workaround? or other driver to use?
Dario Lesca - sip:firstname.lastname@example.org
(Inviato dal mio Linux Fedora18+Gnome3)