I found my system with no GUI running again this
morning, but took more time to poke around, and
discovered that it had not rebooted, it had just
shutdown the X server and the boot messages were
on the screen from the last time I booted.
The messages in the X log seemed to indicate it
had been requested to shutdown - it ends with
stuff about unloading evdev and other modules.
I find nothing in any of the logs that indicate
anything was happening, unless maybe logrotate
has gotten carried away and is shutting down the
X server so it can rotate the X log file (but
it would happen every night I'd think in that
I'm using the motherboard/cpu Intel graphics.
Anyone seen anything like this before?
When f18 updated the kernel to 126.96.36.199 my wireless started dropping
after a few minutes of use and had still kept dropping into kernel
update 188.8.131.52. I finally found that IPV6 enabled may be the cause.
The procedure at:
which edits "/etc/sysctl.conf" to disable IPV6 at boot, and is
originally for f17, worked for f18 as well. Here is my set up for
- Acer Aspire 7520
- 05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g
WLAN (rev 01)
- 3.8.9-200.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP on an AMD w/ 4Gb RAM
so far the wireless has kept connection through two boot cycles.
Disabling function is not a permanent fix so I am open to any further
insight to this issue if anyone has any ideas. Hope this helps someone.
I am fascinated by the idea of having a Sharp PN-K321 monitor
(but it will remain a fantasy till the price gets much lower :-).
Out of curiosity though, I'm wondering if anyone out there
in fedora-land has run a display at 3840x2160 and if so
what video card and/or cards you used (and if open source
The manual for the sharp makes it seem a bit weird. You
apparently have to run it as though it is two separate
1920x2160 displays - they just happen to exist right next
to each other with no bezel separating them.
Looking on newegg.com I find a few cards that claim to
support 3840x2160, but it isn't clear if they can act
like a dual display.
On 04/30/13 06:57, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> I'm happy to announce that our sticky-notes pastebin service is fully
> live and in service for any of your Fedora Project related pastebin
Nice to know.....
I hardly ever use fpaste, but decided to try it today since the change was made. So, I simply used the first example in the man page....
[egreshko@meimei ~]$ ifconfig | fpaste -d "Test"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/fpaste", line 447, in <module>
File "/usr/bin/fpaste", line 414, in main
[url, short_url] = paste(text, options)
File "/usr/bin/fpaste", line 127, in paste
response = json.loads(f.read())
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/json/__init__.py", line 326, in loads
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/json/decoder.py", line 366, in decode
obj, end = self.raw_decode(s, idx=_w(s, 0).end())
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/json/decoder.py", line 384, in raw_decode
raise ValueError("No JSON object could be decoded")
ValueError: No JSON object could be decoded
This seems to be https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=888433 reported in December of last year with no action taken.
The only thing worse than a poorly asked question is a cryptic answer.
Is there in F18 a successor to Vbetool? Its usefulness went far beyond setting the video at boot time.
In sevaerl occassions I hacve had to kill X but this leaves the video card in
a bad state and I can no longer have a text display until I reboot.
In F17 vbetool could be used for resetting the video card to a sane state. Now I am forced to reboot.
Unless there is a better successor vbetool should be reintroduced in Fedora.
Jean François Martinez <jfm512(a)free.fr>
Currently, I'm using F 17 and I have a reasonably new Canon MX410
printer. This works just fine except for one thing: it won't print pdf
files, no matter what I do. (I've had this printer since before I had
to re-install Fedora, and this has always been true; I just haven't
taken the time to work out what's wrong before.)
Both times that I've installed it, CUPS picked the printer right up and
selected what appeared to be the right driver. (It picked the one with
the correct make/model in the name.) I've checked with Canon, and they
don't support Linux; all they could do was point me at Adobe, which
didn't help at all. I've tried to run evince from the command line to
see if there were any error messages and there weren't. Checking, I
learned that both lp and lpr should be able to print pdf files from the
command line, but both of them complain that the destination isn't
listed. (TFM tells me that they both check $PRINTER and $LPDEST
environment variables, but neither of them is set. I've used the CUPS
interface to make sure that this is set as the default printer, closed
and re-opened the terminal, but they're still not set. At least,
return a blank line. Replacing the printer is not an option because my
income is very limited and, except for this it does everything I need.
Does anybody have any suggestions, including further troubleshooting?
I asked this before under a different heading, and no one answered.
I get a large volume of e-mail, and very often I interact with a site
that brings up a lot of message boxes, "suggestion boxes" (for
auto-filling from a few keystroke clues), and bringing up apps after
they were minimized to the system tray or the task bar. Now why is it
that, after maybe two hours of operation, those popups come up and are
totally black? The only way to solve the problem, that I have found, is
to shut down. And even then, I can't even see what I'm doing, but have
to guess where the icons are for executing a controlled shutdown. (I can
always bring up a command-line login screen, log in as root, and then
shut down. But that doesn't seem to solve the problem for the next session.)
And when I log back on, everything's fine--until it starts happening
again, after several more window draws.
What could be causing this? Where do I even look for error logs and the
I never had this problem in any other version of Fedora. I'm having it
now, and it's driving me nuts.
For the record, I used the "upgrading from F17 to F18 using yum" method.
I even used the elaborate script that walks you through rpmnew and
rpmsave reconciliation. And I've kept up with every system update since
then. Actually, the problem began about three kernel updates back.
Configuration: F17 LXDE spin.
I would like to
1°) disable LXDM launch
2°) launch a custom script i the place of it
The custom script is just a one-liner:
/usr/bin/X :1 -query my.session.server
# chkconfig --list:
livesys 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
livesys-late 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
netconsole 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
network 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
spice-vdagentd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off
=> I see no mention of "lxdm".
I also tried:
# find / -type f -name '*.service'
=> No mention of "lxdm".
1°) Where to find it, in order to disable it?
2°) Would you know a ressource if I want to make my custom script to be
integrated to the systemd stuff, where to find how?
https://www.google.com/search?q=custom+systemd+script is a bit messy...
I have installed several F17 desktop with LXDE spin.
Now I have a F18 "server" (on a 1U racked server), where I enabled XDMCP.
I want the F17 desktops to be the X clients of the server, in a simple
way (users are not geeks). To achieve this,
- I want the LXDM not to start (well "chkconfig lxdm off")
- I want the F17 desktops to replace LXDM starting by the connection to
the X server
-- Custom init file? (tutorial?)
How would you advice to do?
I dont want to use FreeNX nor XNest nor VNC, but full XDMCP.
Thank you in advance.