did the upgrade and everything seemed to go just fine with the upgrade,
but after it rebooted and did the actual upgrade the reboot afterwards
resulted in this coming up. No grub boot menu at all?
"fatal error: token too large, exceeds YYLMAX"
Found this in bugzilla and it talked about a problem with a set root line
in the grub.cfg file??
Booted from a livecd usb flash I had and mounted the boot partition.
Looked at the grub line, and set root line was fine, but found a set
the original grub.cfg file was 854308 bytes in size???
line had root=UUID-(blkid of root), but then seemed to continue to
repeat it over and over again.
I shorted it to just have the first one. and deleted the rest of line.
Fixed grub.cfg file was just 6892 bytes in size.
Rebooted, and machine came up fine??
Have no clue what would cause this strange problem, but was lucky to
find a quick fix. Was about to just do a clean install.
I have saved the bad grub.cfg file, but opening it with gedit, shows the
line as one line, and seems to write over itself??
Seems to be like 13000 of the repeating block ids.
Sometime it was UUID= and then a few and sometime a lot repeating.
At the very end the last one has the ro rhgb quiet "
Michael D. Setzer II - Computer Science Instructor (Retired)
Guam - Where America's Day Begins
G4L Disk Imaging Project maintainer
Hi Fedora users (FYI to rpmconf maintainer),
Several years ago, I wrote a little tool to help automate a three-way
merge of RPM-managed configuration files after package upgrades. This
has been a sore omission from Fedora for years:
And I've finally decided to make the tool public on my web site:
It's currently crude in a lot of ways, but others who are still letting
RPM mutate their root filesystem (rather than using something like
Silverblue) may already find it useful with minimal modifications. If
enough people are interested, I may be motivated to clean it up and try
to get the functionality added to the rpmconf in Fedora. If people
want to help, that's even better.
Let me know if there's another place I should promote this. Also
please let me know if I've overlooked an existing tool that does the
same thing; a quick web search today didn't find any.
I have an old Dell E4310 Latitude portable I've installed Fedora 32 on.
it works but I would like to run it with an external keyboard,
monitor,and track ball. Those things mostly workexcept that it wants to
run the external monitor at the display settings for the little 14"
screen. In order to fix that problem I want to be able to operate a
toggle display function that uses "Fn + F8" and there is no Fn key on
the standard keyboard. Xev shows nothing for the Fn key on the portable.
I thought I would just remap the external keyboard but I have no idea
what to do to change that. I found a suggestion googling to use the key
to the right of delete, that does not work.
Does anyone know how to produce "Fn" from a standard desktop keyboard?
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
FEDORA-32/64bit LINUX XFCE Fastmail POP3
Hello all, is the "For only this specific display arrangement" in the KDE Plasma spin of F32 actually functional? I have 15" HiDPI laptop that I dock with a Thunderbolt dock to a non-HiDPI external display. Since this machine has an nVidia card (not my first choice just what I ended up with) I'm stuck on an X11 session so mixed DPI isn't going to really work. I scale my internal display at 175% and the external at 100%.
I thought the solution would be to disable the internal display and just have the external on while docked. I've tried configuring the internal display to 175% and checking the "For only this specific display arrangement" radio button while un-docked and configuring the external display connected and internal disabled with that box checked but it never seems to actually work. As soon as I disconnect from the docking station the internal display re-enables as it should be it's still scaled at 100%. Even restarting doesn't fix it, I have to change it again in the display setting and reboot. Happens the other direction too, if I reconnect to the dock the internal display disables and the external display is still scaled at 175% until I rescale and reboot.
GNOME will remember these settings even on X11 but GNOME doesn't do fractional scaling so I lose a good bit of real estate on the internal display at 2x. My next option seems like xrandr. Anyone else get this option to work in the Plasma spin?