OK, I just updated my system and got the same
ridiculous delays I saw someone else complain about
recently. Not once, but twice. First when
it installed the new rpcbind, then second
when it ran the rpcbind scriptlet.
Worse than that, when I rebooted to make sure
everything was loaded from scratch and up to
date, the reboot hung for about 3 minutes
saying a start job was running for man-db-cache-update
(or something like that).
What kind of moronic decision is it to postpone
a reboot while updating the man db? If there is
anything less critical I have a hard time thinking
what it is.
For gosh sakes, keep a flag somewhere that says if
the man db is up to date and update it on a timer
when the system is back up again if required.
I am trying with autofs, but I get this error when I check the status of
*"setautomntent: lookup(sss): setautomntent: No such file or directory"*
the full output is:
[angelo_dev@localhost ~]$ sudo systemctl status autofs
● autofs.service - Automounts filesystems on demand
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/autofs.service; enabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-01-02 08:28:29 IST; 7min ago
Process: 5722 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/automount $OPTIONS --pid-file
/run/autofs.pid (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 5724 (automount)
└─5724 /usr/sbin/automount --pid-file /run/autofs.pid
Jan 02 08:28:29 localhost.pluto automount: setautomntent:
lookup(sss): setautomntent: No such file or directory
I also cannot enter (with <ls> command) the directories located on a USB HD
that I try to mount automatically.
To configure autofs I made this :
I added this line to the file /etc/auto.master (that was created at
installation of autofs) :
and these lines to file /etc/auto.misc :
/media/BKx_programming ntfs PRTZ_programming
/media/BKx_data-common ntfs PRTZ_data-common
I also created the partitions
*PRTZ_programming , PRTZ_data-common * on the USB HD that I try to mount
and the mounting points :
please help me to understand the error and to solve this problem
is it just me ?
in an terminal running "man man" constantly scrolling the pages up or down: it scrolls some line/a page (~2 seconds), stops, scrolls some lines, stops ...
Also if I play video's or card games I notice micro dropout's.
Video plays 2 seconds fluidly, then pauses/stucks for a ~1/4 second, plays 2 seconds fluidly, pauses/stucks for a ~1/4 second, and so on.
it seems like a video-buffer isn't constantly filled to play videos smooth.
I exclude hardware error cause:
- the box is just an half year old and I tested a card game under windows 7 without dropouts.
- I tested with another monitor.
I tested an elder kernel ~4.13.x without an solution.
I tested under wayland and Xorg-Gnome.
F27 is up date.
Any hints to debug/troubleshoot this ?
Or is it just me ?
Onnellista Uutta Voutta! ( = Happy New Year!, I hope.)
What software do people here favor for reading ebooks?
I have a little System76 netbook ("starling" model) which I
bought several years ago (and immediately converted to Fedora) for doing
email in waiting rooms. But the ones I wait in are getting so efficient
that I often don't even get to their wi-fi before my wait is over. So I
usually just carry a book with a good bookmark; but I guess that would
also be a place to try reading an ebook -- and there are vast numbers of
them out there ...
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
Has anyone found a scheme for displaying data from remote weather
sensors on a Fedora computer?
I have several such remote devises that I would like to display on my
Any suggestions or thoughts appreciated,
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box10 FEDORA-27/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
currently running fedora 27 on my asus laptop, and i've previously
whined about how cripplingly slow the firefox browser is, to the point
where i had to kill it and restart it several times a day (memory
more recently, it simply locks up my entire system, typically within
only minutes of my starting it, to the point where i've bailed on it
and switched to chrome. at this point, since i'm not wedded to any
particular browser, i'm open to suggestions for a simple, fast,
reliable and secure browser for fedora.
of course there is always opera (which i haven't used in quite some
time so i have no idea how well that fits the bill). and if i choose
to stick with chrome, i just ran across what looks like a hardened
version of it, iridium:
i'm sure there are other possibilities, so i'm open to suggestions. i
really wish i knew why firefox was treating me so badly, but i've
given up trying to figure it out and just want to move on.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA