I am considering entering the tablet market with the upcoming Fedora 19
release and I like the features of the Dell Ultrabook XPS 12
Could anyone share experiences with Fedora/KDE/Linux and the XPS 12 in
particular, or be able to point me to where the Fedora tablet gurus hangout?
I'd certainly consider recommendations for other tablets/netbooks that work
well with Fedora.
Thanks in advance. -Anthony
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I'm trying to get F18 installed on a server (x86_64). The setup is quiet easy
and typical for a server:
sda1: primary partition, 512M
sda2: primary partition, rest of the disk
sdb1: primary partition, 512M
sdb2: primary partition, rest of the disk
/dev/md0: raid1, consists of sda1 and sdb1
/dev/md1: raid1, consists of sda2 and sdb2
md0: formatted with ext2, mounted as /boot
md1: LVM physical device.
LVM VG: "vg" using md1
LVM LV: "root", formatted as ext4, mounted as /
LVM LV: "var", formatted as ext4, mounted as /var (this is for libvirt disk
LVM LV: "swap", swap partition
Grub installed in both MBRs of sda and sdb, to allow booting from both disks.
Unfortunately the installer does not allow to create this kind of partition
layout. With F17 this was possible.
What I've already tried:
1.) creating the layout manually using fdisk, mdadm and lvm tools. Selecting
only the mountpoint in installer: This does not work. The installer does not
correctly recognize the layout. I was not able to select the mountpoints.
2.) Installing F17 and upgrade using fedup. This fails. Seems like fedup is
not able to handle this layout.
3.) Kickstart: It looks like this is most likely the way to get it working.
But I was not able to write a working kickstart script. The online doc is not
enough for that. I found same kickstart examples using Google, but these
didn't work either.
Maybe somebody can assists me with that or has a better idea how to install
I'll share my experience with upgrading four (non-virtual) machines
from Fedora 18 to Fedora 19. In each case, I used
fedup-0.7.3-4.fc18.noarch from updates-testing, performing a network
upgrade. None of the upgrades were hampered by lack of disk space.
The first two went beautifully, flawlessly, and fairly rapidly. After
the success of my home machine, I upgraded my work machine from home,
and when I came to work on Monday morning it worked perfectly well for
me; I was a very happy camper!
The third machine is a single core, old ASUS 1000e Eee PC; the
downloading appeared to stall after several hours. I restarted
fedup-cli --network 19 and it finished after a while longer, and
upgraded just fine after the reboot.
The fourth machine through, has taken the most time. It's a Lenovo
x121e, the only one of the three that was a fresh install of F18.
The fedup-cli download process went for more than 40 hours before I
interrupted it. fedup-cli was showing all the packages repeatedly,
cycling from the beginning of the alphabet after finishing the z
Next to each package was written "0B", presumably because it had
already been downloaded. I interrupted the process twice and
restarted after that initial long wait, and finally it finished this
morning, and the upgrade after the reboot went smoothly and rapidly
with the solid state disk.
On Fedora 19, I am happy with the state that it is in now, and find it
works well for me.
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The PC I'm on at the moment, my #2, claims to be running F18 :
[btth@Hbsk2 ~]$ uname -r 3.6.10-4.fc18.i686 [btth@Hbsk2 ~]$
The last two times I've run yum update on it, it has gotten all
*F17* updates. Yesterday :
And just now :
Package Arch Version
amarok i686 2.7.1-2.fc17 updates
amarok-doc noarch 2.7.1-2.fc17
updates 30 M
amarok-libs i686 2.7.1-2.fc17 updates
amarok-utils i686 2.7.1-2.fc17 updates
glibc i686 2.15-59.fc17 updates
glibc-common i686 2.15-59.fc17
updates 11 M
xorg-x11-drv-openchrome i686 0.3.3-1.fc17 updates
Upgrade 7 Packages
Total download size: 53 M Is this ok [y/N]:
Is this normal?? Have I screwed up royally somehow? I went
through the directions at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading (or so I
thought). However, rpm -q yum says :
[btth@Hbsk2 ~]$ rpm -q yum yum-3.4.3-31.fc17.noarch [btth@Hbsk2 ~]$
Nevertheless, I get
[root@Hbsk2 ~]# yum update yum Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto,
refresh-packagekit No Packages marked for Update [root@Hbsk2 ~]#
*Note* : my #3 PC, which has been running F18 for a couple days
longer, does get F18 updates, and does reply to rpm -q yum with F18.
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
Does anyone know if gnome-applet-alarm-clock will be released for F18?
The only thing I can find regarding this says that the status is
"deprecated", and I do not know what that means. I realize that this is
not a top priority item, but I have often used it in previous FC
releases, and the current clocks available for F18 do not seem to work
very well, at least the alarm function.
Thanks in advance.
There have been a few packages I've wanted to install that have run
into conflicts. In some cases, I've simply forced the install and
haven't had any problems. In others, like my Google Earth debacle last
week, I ended up with some pretty major problems that, thankfully,
this list helped me fix.
Now, I want to work on building a few RPM's and I need to install the
tools. But, when I try, I get an error saying there's a conflict with
the filesystem package.
What is the appropriate way to resolve this?
I've just installed Fedora 18 X86-64. I disabled and uninstalled
networkmanager and use the standard networking stuff which seems to
use dhclient. I'm using a standard ethernet connection.
So I need to do two things. Feel free to tell me to RTFM if you can
provide a link!
1. How do I enable pre-pending of nameservers? I want to use dnsmasq
to cache DNS requests so I need to add 127.0.0.1 to the top of
resolv.conf. Google searchs take me to the Arch Wiki. I can't seem to
find a dhclient.conf file anywhere in /etc.
2. How do I assign a zone in firewalld to my connection? I want to be
able to open ports for bittorrent and XMPP jingle voice/video. The
firewalld wiki on the Fedora site doesn't seem to be able to answer my
thanks in advance,
I have been looking at the new Fedora firewall 'firewalld' and the
'firewall-cmd' command. I'm currently running F17 on a PC with an F18
virtual machine, and have been trying to understand firewalld prior to
upgrading to Fedora 19.
The PC has a modified iptables. So I have been trying to see how to
incorporate the changes into the new firewalld. I suspect I will need to
use the 'firewall-cmd --direct' option to add the iptables rules (as I
see no other way of specifying on the rules source/destination addresses
However, 'firewall-cmd' offers both the '--get-chains' and '--get-rules'
options, but these both require specifying which table is to be used.
How do I know what the tables are? There is no '--get-tables' option.
I can run 'cat /proc/net/ip_tables_names' and this lists the standard
iptables tables (nat ,mangle, filter). But if I use these names with
'firweall-cmd' all I get is a blank line displayed. E.g.
firewall-cmd --direct --get-chains ipv4 nat
The same occurs with all the table names.
So, my question is this, is 'firewall-cmd' working correctly and simply
stating that none of the tables have any chains (and so no rules)?
Secondly, how do I find out what tables are defined for firewalld?
John Horne Tel: +44 (0)1752 587287
Plymouth University, UK Fax: +44 (0)1752 587001