There's a big mail thread on fedora-devel about using a web forum
software called Discourse instead of mailing lists. The idea is that
it would invigorate the Fedora community by encouraging younger people
raised on social media and mobile platforms to contribute. One of the
targets they have mentioned is the user list, because of its nature of
short term question and answer topics. There has been push-back by
developers because they have their custom solutions all working great
around email lists for doing their work.
I'm wondering how the people who regularly use fedora-users mailing
list feel about that. Which would you prefer? Unfortunately, it's an
either / or proposal, because there is no interface in Discourse for
emails from an email list to be put in their forums, though they do
have email notification for new web messages. Would you willingly or
reluctantly migrate to the new platform?
Here are a few links from that thread.
In order to access discourse, because fedora is using the hosting
provided by discourse, you will have to grant js access to
Currently I have GDM providing the logon screen, for when I use the
MATE desktop. Is it possible to get it to show the user face pictures,
without having to make user directories world executable?
Surely there's some way for user profile pictures to be put in some
outside directory (not ~/username/), and have them read from there.
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.
I have a strange issue. I am on one of AMD's Raven Ridge APUs (Ryzen 5 2400G). Everything was working fine, with the 4.18.x series kernels. However I wanted to experiment with the ROCm drivers that are under development. I managed to install after some fiddling, but the firmware kept on failing to load. I had to forcefully regenerate all the initrd a few times. Not having succeeded, I decided to uninstall ROCm and go back to my original kernels. However, I still receive the same error even though I have reinstalled my kernels, installed newer kernels from the repo, and what not. Here are the messages from my journal:
[drm] amdgpu kernel modesetting enabled.
[drm] initializing kernel modesetting (RAVEN 0x1002:0x15DD 0x1458:0xD000 0xC6).
[drm] register mmio base: 0xFE600000
[drm] register mmio size: 524288
[drm] add ip block number 0 <soc15_common>
[drm] add ip block number 1 <gmc_v9_0>
[drm] add ip block number 2 <vega10_ih>
[drm] add ip block number 3 <psp>
[drm] add ip block number 4 <powerplay>
[drm] add ip block number 5 <dm>
[drm] add ip block number 6 <gfx_v9_0>
[drm] add ip block number 7 <sdma_v4_0>
[drm] add ip block number 8 <vcn_v1_0>
amdgpu 0000:06:00.0: Direct firmware load for amdgpu/raven_gpu_info.bin failed with error -2
amdgpu 0000:06:00.0: Failed to load gpu_info firmware "amdgpu/raven_gpu_info.bin"
amdgpu 0000:06:00.0: Fatal error during GPU init
[drm] amdgpu: finishing device.
amdgpu: probe of 0000:06:00.0 failed with error -2
This is strange because the firmware files are in their rightful place:
# lt /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_*
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 334K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_vcn.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 17K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_sdma.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 39K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_rlc.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 22K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_pfp.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 262K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_mec.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 262K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_mec2.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 18K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_me.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 316 Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_gpu_info.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9.2K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_ce.bin
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 37K Aug 15 17:36 /lib/firmware/amdgpu/raven_asd.bin
Any thoughts on how I can debug this? I have also openned an issue on the ROCm repo, but I have yet to receive a useful response.
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
My Nas Devices are failing to mount at boot time because the
Networkmanager Wait Online Service is failing at boot time. The
following is the output from systemctl that the boot process recommends
being run. Is there anything in that output that would indicate why the
service is failing even though the wifi adapter is indicating that it is
already active before the service fails? This issue happens every time I
bash-4.4$ systemctl status NetworkManager-wait-online.service
● NetworkManager-wait-online.service - Network Manager Wait Online
vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-10-23 07:38:50
AEDT; 19min ago
Process: 1656 ExecStart=/usr/bin/nm-online -s -q --timeout=30
Main PID: 1656 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
Oct 23 07:38:20 localhost.localdomain systemd: Starting Network
Manager Wait Online...
Oct 23 07:38:50 localhost.localdomain systemd:
NetworkManager-wait-online.service: Main process exited, code=exited,
Oct 23 07:38:50 localhost.localdomain systemd:
NetworkManager-wait-online.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Oct 23 07:38:50 localhost.localdomain systemd: Failed to start
Network Manager Wait Online.
I am using KDE as my desktop and have my networkmanager wifi
definition configured to store the wifi password encrypted, hence it is
stored in Kwallet. This morning, as the kettle had boiled, after
supplying my password to log into KDE I went and made myself a cup of
coffee and my wife a cup of tea, which wouldn't have taken any longer
than a couple of minutes, when I got back Kwallet was prompting for the
Kwallet password so that the wifi password could be retrieved. Having
provided the Kwallet password the wifi did not connect, I had to connect
the wifi manually. Is this normal behaviour, normally when supplying the
Kwallet password as soon as prompted for it connects both the firewall
and wifi, and, in this case I don't know whether the firewall connected
even though the wifi didn't or whether it connected when I manually
connected the wifi as I didn't see the normal firewall connection message?
I got some very old computers (Pentium 4) and quite frankly it's choking on
the installer (40 minutes to draw a window to setup partitions), but since
it's a system I don't care about I wanted to experiment with RAID since
I've never done so before.
To make setting up the partitions easier I used System Rescue CD which
boots up and is usable within a reasonable amount of time. The systems came
with 80GB drives so I move one over and setup the partition layout is as
/dev/sda1 /boot 4GB (too big, but I want it to match partition 1 on sdb)
/dev/sda2 RAID 0 (remainder)
/dev/sdb1 SWAP 4GB
/dev/sdb2 RAID 0 (remainder)
I setup the RAID 0 with mdadm... I still don't know exactly what I'm doing
but I ended up using the LXDE spin because Gnome Live was unusable.
Sometimes the installer sees /dev/md0 and sometimes it doesn't (shows 0
The one time I got through the partitioning using bivlet it complained
about /dev/sdb1 and wouldn't show OK on the main screen, but that's SWAP,
why does it care? If I don't select both drives it won't let me setup
Yesterday I tried installing Bodhi linux, I would rather stay with Fedora
or at least something RPM based but it seemed to run decently and the
installer recognized /dev/md0 (after I did an apt install mdadm which
auto-created /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf) and let me install to it.
However... One I rebooted it dropped into busybox. I assume this is either
because /etc is on root so it can't see it OR I need to recreate the initrd
with the right kernel module? Not sure and I haven't been able to find good
instructions for root as RAID... Probably not a good idea, but it's a trash
system so I was just playing with it anyway.
Epylog won't install on F29, think due to not being included/built for
it, anyway it has a dep that I think has deprecated as well.
Soo, what other programs do the same sort of thing, that are automated
to work with cron like epylog does?
"Best lil town on Earth!"
This Fedora 28 VLC will not play the video part of a .mov file. I see
the first frame as a fixed image and the sound works, I hear the music
but dancers [my grand daughter's ballet class] don't move. Another clip
that I know plays normally on a Fedora 27 system, but not on this F28
system, produces the following errors:
[bobg@box83 ~]$ vlc /mnt/box48/2018-06-Jun-15-LUKE-SHEARING-Clippers/
VLC media player 3.0.4 Vetinari (revision 3.0.4-0-gf615db6332)
[000055b0c3eb9670] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface.
Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFilePath:findDVDFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFilePath:findDVDFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
(vlc:4243): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:35:39.172: Theme parsing error:
gtk.css:27:10: The 'engine' property is ignored
(vlc:4243): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:35:39.175: Theme parsing error:
gtk.css:29:23: Custom CSS properties are no longer supported.
(vlc:4243): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:35:39.176: Theme parsing error:
gtk.css:30:22: Custom CSS properties are no longer supported.
............... Snip, i can provide the whole listing if needed.
One video in the group was an mp4, it played as expected, but the others
were .mov, I don't know why they were not all the same type, and I was
surprised to see this problem. I use vlc from rpmfusion and it always
just works for almost anything fed to it. Until tonight I've only
viewed rtsp camera video on this F28 system and there are no problems
Any suggestions as to what I am missing?
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
box83 FEDORA-28/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
I have a set of dns zone text files in "bind" format. On the fourth
line there is a 10 digit timestamp (ignoring white space, the first
field). There is no way to predetermine the value so search and replace
by value is a no go and seems to require some positional approach such
as "line 4, first 10 digit field".
What is the easiest way to replace each of them with the same value,
$(date +%s) ?
My sed|awk foo is weak.
I was doing a search of directories to see the sizes, and had some messages
come up about Structure needs cleaning?
My original solution didn't work so well.
Files where in the /var/lib/yum/yumdb directory and the latest one was from
Since it was part of the / (root) partition /dev/sda2, I just did the
touch /forcefsck and figured the reboot would then have it run a check on the
The machine rebooted, and did the check, but failed at about 60+% and just
dumped to a limited command prompt.
Was able to fix the problem, by booting to my g4l kernel that loads in ram
from the grub menu. Was able to run fsck -f /dev/sda2 and it reported the
errors on these files in the /var/lib/yum/yumdb directory.
Reboot, and machine came up fine.
Had a number of entries and the lost+found.
1. Why wouldn't the boot fsck fix the problem without dumping to a command
2. Have a notebook that also has the fedora 28, but it was a clean install. It
doesn't even have the /var/lib/yum/yumdb directory. So, am assumming that
this was left over from system from serveral upgrades ago.
3. Other than booting from another liveos type setup, is there a way to fix this
kind of error.
Machine has been rebooted, but have never seen the error of Structure
needing cleaning before.
Thanks for any info.
Michael D. Setzer II - Computer Science Instructor (Retired)
Guam - Where America's Day Begins
G4L Disk Imaging Project maintainer
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