Hi, I have a fedora26 desktop and would like to use a VPN to browse
the Internet. What are my options? Do I need to connect to a VPN
server service which then proxies my request to the remote site?
Are any of the "free" VPN services legit, or do they all do it in
exchange for something like either privacy or some browser plugin
The client VPN documentation available with the fedora25 docs is confusing:
Where is this "Super key"?
I know how to use Settings->Network to "Add a VPN" but I don't have an endpoint.
$ ps -ef | grep thunder
jd 12600 3453 0 13:42 pts/4 00:00:00 grep --color=auto thunder
So, TB is not running at this point.
$ thunderbird --version
(process:3027): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion
'sys_page_size == 0' failed
Your Thunderbird profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or
Yet, I cd $HOME/.thunderbird/
and I see the directory of my profile there.
I browse the directory, and all the files and dirs are there.
So, what has suddenly gone wrong?
After updating F26:
syslog does not start!
[root@*** ~]# systemctl status syslog
● rsyslog.service - System Logging Service
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/rsyslog.service; enabled;
vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2017-11-03 11:26:08
EET; 2min 1s ago
Main PID: 26414 (code=exited, status=127)
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: rsyslog.service: Failed with
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: rsyslog.service: Service hold-
off time over, scheduling r
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: Stopped System Logging Service.
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: rsyslog.service: Start request
repeated too quickly.
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: Failed to start System Logging
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: rsyslog.service: Unit entered
Nov 03 11:26:08 ***.ucv.ro systemd: rsyslog.service: Failed with
Apologies in advance for cross posting, I posted this question to the
Fedora KDE list as well.
I just purchased the below system online from Lenovo, did a bit of
research and it seems like it should all work but I cut the research
short and ordered it mostly because I have a serious patience deficiency
My main question is around the NVIDIA card, for the past several years
I've been running laptops with integrated intel graphics and the default
nouveau driver and things 'just work'. I don't really need high
performance graphics like gaming or high intensive graphics operations,
just standard business usage.
Does anyone have any experience / insight per the below NVIDIA card and
Fedora (I'll be running Fedora 26 - KDE Spin)?
Is it likely I'll need to run NVIDIA drivers? If so is there an easy
setup without needing to install the native driver each time a new
kernel is released? Maybe something like the akmod-nvidia drivers?
Also, is there anything in the below specs that may be cause for concern?
Thanks in advance for any advice...
*ThinkPad P51s Mobile Workstation*
Intel Core i7-7600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.90GHz)
IR & 720p HD Camera with Microphone
15.6" UHD (3840x2160), non-Touch, no WiGig, WLAN, WWAN
NVIDIA Quadro M520 2GB GDDR5
32GB DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMM (16GBx2)
1 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe
Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1
Only because it was not an option to eliminate the mobile card:
Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable
Well it works now, and the problem was a corrupted firewalld configuration.
The hint was when I tried the brute force approach of
telnet server.localdomain 631
and got "No route to host" indicating that the host resolution was working
but the port was blocked on the server.
One clean up and full reconfiguration of firewalld later, it's working.
The older print server (with iptables) was easier to troubleshoot
as I could just let everything pass through for testing.
My error in testing here was that "systemctl stop firewalld.service"
doesn't remove the firewall setup (like "iptables stop" would have).
Thanks to all who suggested various approaches, it did help narrow it down.
This concerns an Asus Zenbook with hybrid graphics (Intel/Nvidia).
1) There are 2 ways to deactivate the nouveau driver:
by adding 'modprobe.nouveau=0' to the kernel cmd line OR
by adding 'modprobe.blacklist=nouveau rd.blacklist=nouveau'.
Which is to be preferred?
2) I do the above because there is as yet no Nvidia driver that
gives a hybrid solution like under Windows and the Intel driver
is more than enough for my needs.
However when using a solution as described in 1) the Nvidia chip
will still drain power. Is there anyway to deactivate the chip?
(short of removing it from the motherboard if possible).
I booted up my laptop yesterday to find that the Trackpoint sensitivity had
somehow dramatically increased such that a slight nudge sends the mouse pointer
flying across the screen, and clicking on any buttons or menu items requires me
to circle around the selected item like a plane approaching the runway before I
can finally make the selection.
I have no idea what caused this, and to my knowledge I haven't installed
anything manually or through daily updates that would cause such a dramatic
change. This laptop started as a Fedora 26 XFCE installation but I'm using i3wm
for my daily driver. Logging into XFCE and adjusting the Trackpoint ("pointing
stick") sensitivity in xfce4-settings-manager appears to have some
effect while in XFCE; these changes don't follow over to i3 and when I run
Settings under i3 any changes don't appear persist or have any effect (e.g. the
sensitivity defaults to 5; I set it to a more sane 2 and close the window. No
effect on the pointer speed, and re-opening Settings shows the sensitivity back
Looking online, there is an enormous amount of vestigial information on just
where the configuration for Trackpoint settings is stored and how it is done,
often with no indication of which is the most recent method or what is
distro-specific. Some instructions are written for Ubuntu or Arch and mention
locations which don't exist. I've seen the solution related to xinput, evdev,
hal, udev; configurations should go in Xorg.conf
or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-somenamedfile.conf or .xinitrc or...; there are
references to attributes being exposed
at /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2/ which also doesn't exist on my
machine. In general, it's a confusing mess, and it's demanding a
disproportionately ridiculous amount of work just so I'm not constantly
overshooting toolbar buttons in LibreOffice.
I won't even try to diagnose what property might have magically changed in
from one day to the next that turned a perfectly working system into one with
this distracting annoyance; that way lies madness. But can anyone tell me
just WHERE I would go to attempt to change the sensitivity of a Thinkpad
Trackpoint (I suppose this would be the same place as general mouse/touchpad
settings) on a Fedora 26 installation? And more specifically, are there any
X300/301/similar-era Thinkpad users here who have had experiences configuring
your Trackpoint/touchpad in recent Fedora releases?
Thanks in advance.
Since updating to Fedora 26, I get a strange screen tearing effect on
any moving image (scrolling webpages, watching live video, anything
that moves). The effect is unnoticeable on static displayes. The
effect is like this diagram:
There's a portion at the top of the screen related to one moment in
time, with a dividing line going across the screen, related to another
moment. The really strange thing is that there's a diagonal portion to
The division slowly rolls down the screen, so it can be seen that the
screen refresh rate is different from the source material (whatever it
According to driconf, which offers options I know nothing about, and
offers nothing I see related to setting any vertical sync options, the
graphics set is using: NV98 (nouveau)
The display configurator (I'm using Mate) gives me 60 or 75 Hz refresh
rates, and they will change the rate that the dividing line rolls down
the screen, but not eliminate it.
I'm using a LCD screen connected through a DVI cable (both ends, no
conversions). Mate's display configurator says its DVI-I
How can I get rid of this?
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 4.13.5-200.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 5 16:53:13 UTC 2017 x86_64
Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted.
There is no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see
the messages posted to the mailing list.
Using Windows software is like coating all your handtools with sewage.
Today I got for the first time a dell Precision 5520 and I saw the
firmware(EFI) update from gnome softwares, this is AWESOME!
I hope more vendors will push their fw in the near future :).