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asked 2014-11-16 17:53:29 -0600

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updated 2014-11-17 08:56:53 -0600

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Hello, My computer crashed after a ram overflow and now I have no terminal and no network.

I can login to the desktop envieroment fine but I can't start a terminal crlt + t doesn't work, searching for it returns no results and under all applications it's not there.

When I try to connect to a network it says "fedora the system network services are not compatible".

I have already searched to try to fix that issue but none of the solutions have worked.

I can get in to the command line mode but when I try to restart the network service it just says failed to issue method call: No such file or directory

This is fedora 20

Any sugestions? And no I will not reinstall


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Welcome to ask.fedora! It's good to see a new user who doesn't think that the answer to everything is reinstalling, but we'll need a bit more information to be able to help you. What DE are you using? The default is Gnome, so if you didn't select anything else, that's probably what you've got, but we need to make sure because sometimes how you do things depends on that. If it helps, the name of the most common terminal program is xterm, so you might want to try that. Good luck, and keep us informed.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-11-16 18:07:31 -0600 )edit

What command did you use to restart the network service? Put it and any other information you think would help in a comment below this, not an answer, as answers should be kept for solutions, not just more info.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-11-16 18:10:29 -0600 )edit

Hello, yes I'm using Gnome. Can't find xterm on the system, I tried making a bash script to say hello but it won't open when I click it. Thanks

bix gravatar imagebix ( 2014-11-16 18:11:17 -0600 )edit

systemctl restart NetworkManager, systemctl restart networkmanager, systemctl restart NetworkManager.service, service networkmanager restart I tried to restart the network manager.

bix gravatar imagebix ( 2014-11-16 18:29:25 -0600 )edit

In Gnome, you may need to use gnome-terminal instead. What response do you get from systemctl status NetworkManager.service Does it say active (running) or something different?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-11-16 20:30:14 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-11-17 21:29:08 -0600

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Assuming that you have a Fedora machine with Internet access, yum --downloadonly install NetworkManager will get you the rpm. Use a flash drive to get it to the machine without access, and yum localinstall NetworkManager will install it. You probably won't need to reboot before trying it, but it wouldn't hurt, either. Once that's done, we can worry about not having a terminal, but I'd suggest opening a second question because it's really a different issue.

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Not sure if this will work. Does that also get all the deps? The issue generally is that yum does dep resolution on machine 1 but this machine already has everything. It needs to do dep resolution on machine 2. I'd think downloading the entire Gnome package set would be better if it can be done. What do you think @sideburns?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-11-18 00:52:46 -0600 )edit

I've no way of knowing for sure, of course, but I'm fairly sure it will work. If nothing else, we won't know until it's tried, will we?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-11-18 01:28:57 -0600 )edit

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