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2015-03-27 11:48:39 -0600 marked best answer How can I unlock my "/home/user" folder?

Hi, I've made the matter of my computer, I used to let it to my friend but he named my "user" folder as the root permision, now I can't log in, I can't restore the settings by triyng with the live cd; well, what can I do to restore it to my control and be capable of logging in? Or how can I take out of there my files? I'm using the last fedora 16 with gnome 3.2... it's imposible to open nautilus as root to restore the settings of my folder(normal and from the live cd)

Thanks by the answers, it's a bit urgent

2015-03-27 11:38:40 -0600 marked best answer How can I encrypt the "/" and "/home" partition

Hi, I'm using Fedora 17, when I installed I forgot to encrypt the "/" and the "/home" partition. I usually travel so it's important to me to have those partitions encrypted

How can I encrypt them? Do I have to re-install? Is there an app which would make it easier?


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2013-08-13 18:30:47 -0600 commented answer Gnome-Shell blur CSS theme

Ok, I'll try based on an extension

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2013-08-11 11:16:00 -0600 asked a question Gnome-Shell blur CSS theme

I know the CSS 'blur effect' can be applied when using it on a web page, but, How can this be used into a Gnome-Shell theme?

Is there a way to call libraries from cairo or to call an external css file in order to achieve the blur effect? This way we could have a 'KDE look like' transparent blurry backgrounds theme for all pop ups

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2013-04-12 14:55:25 -0600 asked a question Extract frames from mkv videos

I've got a video in matroska (mkv) format. The video is in 1080p quality but my screen is limited to a 1366px when I need 1920px

Is there any application (I don't care if it's on terminal or in graphical format) that can read the .mkv file to get frames from it in the real quality (1920px)?

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2013-02-03 16:44:15 -0600 asked a question Gnome Shell 3.6.2 doesn't unlock

When I lock Gnome-Shell on Fedora 18, everything goes fine, until I have to unlock it

I give the password, and then the 'User - password' box disappear, but it never shows me the desktop screen, it only keep showing that 'dusty gray background'. The only way I can get it to work is rebooting by pressing 'ctrl+alt+f2' and pressing the shutdown button

Ohh, and I have to press the shut down button because when I try to log in into 'text mode', Fedora just freeze

¿Any way to solve this two problems?

2013-01-27 17:14:10 -0600 commented question Fedora dont install easylife and opera bowser

How do you try to install it, by opening the RPM from nautilus? Try to install the package from the terminal as sudo: 'yum -y install thepackagedirection&name'

2013-01-22 21:37:03 -0600 marked best answer Broadcom drivers in Fedora 18

If you always install the driver that's mean you're not use it DKMS type driver or akmod type package. For that reason you will always have to re-install package every kernel version. I suggest find the driver as a source. But before do that tricky way. I suggest you should check here ;

Fedora forum brodcom driver article link

Yes It's Fedora 16 in the end but basic still same.

And one more link for whole wifi driver list you can find your driver in here.

Good Luck

2013-01-22 21:36:05 -0600 commented answer Broadcom BCM43142 wireless on fedora 18

Thanks, now it works fine. All I've got to do was installing the package 'akmod-wl.x86_64' to have all the packages which you comment. I've only got one more question: ¿Will I be able of updating kernel without having to repeat this process?

2013-01-22 15:35:12 -0600 commented answer Broadcom BCM43142 wireless on fedora 18

The package 'Common files for Broadcom 802.11 STA driver' was unistalled, then the Broadcom RPM could be installed, 'modprobe wl' reports the same message 'FATAL : Module wl not found'. I updated and rebooted without changes... However, ¿Why does Broadcom is so problematic on Linux? ¿Licence?

2013-01-21 21:41:05 -0600 answered a question Broadcom BCM43142 wireless on fedora 18

I've got the same problem, so here's the output for 'lsmod | sort' :

acer_wmi               32548  0
be2iscsi               93412  0 
bnx2i                  54715  0 
cnic                   66882  1 bnx2i
coretemp               13394  0 
crc32c_intel           12902  0 
cxgb3                 155602  1 cxgb3i
cxgb3i                 32951  0 
cxgb4                 113494  1 cxgb4i
cxgb4i                 32880  0 
dm_crypt               22845  1 
drm                   264190  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper         44759  1 i915
ebtable_filter         12828  0 
ebtable_nat            12808  0 
ebtables               30758  2 ebtable_nat,ebtable_filter
fat                    56452  1 vfat
fuse                   78033  3 
ghash_clmulni_intel    13260  0 
i2c_algo_bit           13258  1 i915
i2c_core               38354  6 drm,i915,i2c_i801,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,videodev
i2c_i801               18135  0 
i915                  567858  4 
ib_addr                13786  1 rdma_cm
ib_cm                  41726  1 rdma_cm
ib_core                74065  6 rdma_cm,ib_cm,ib_sa,iw_cm,ib_mad,ib_iser
ib_iser                37806  0 
ib_mad                 46341  2 ib_cm,ib_sa
ib_sa                  32956  2 rdma_cm,ib_cm
ip6table_filter        12816  1 
ip6table_mangle        12701  1 
ip6_tables             26943  2 ip6table_filter,ip6table_mangle
ip6t_REJECT            12940  2 
iptable_mangle         12696  1 
iptable_nat            13012  1 
ipt_MASQUERADE         12881  1 
iscsi_boot_sysfs       15642  1 be2iscsi
iscsi_tcp              18334  0 
iTCO_vendor_support    13420  1 iTCO_wdt
iTCO_wdt               13481  0 
iw_cm                  18222  1 rdma_cm
joydev                 17378  0 
kvm                   431794  1 kvm_intel
kvm_intel             132720  0 
libcxgbi               56493  2 cxgb3i,cxgb4i
libiscsi               50543  8 libiscsi_tcp,bnx2i,cxgb3i,cxgb4i,be2iscsi,iscsi_tcp,ib_iser,libcxgbi
libiscsi_tcp           24177  4 cxgb3i,cxgb4i,iscsi_tcp,libcxgbi
lpc_ich                17062  0 
macvlan                18732  1 macvtap
macvtap                18241  1 vhost_net
mdio                   13436  1 cxgb3
media                  20445  2 uvcvideo,videodev
mei                    75354  0 
mfd_core               13183  1 lpc_ich
microcode              23449  0 
mmc_core              106983  1 sdhci
Module                  Size  Used by
nf_conntrack           84207  9 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat,nf_nat_ipv4,xt_conntrack,nf_conntrack_broadcast,iptable_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6
nf_conntrack_broadcast    12528  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_conntrack_ipv4      14809  20 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      18624  23 
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns    12666  0 
nf_defrag_ipv4         12674  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_defrag_ipv6         18206  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
nf_nat                 25642  3 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_ipv4,iptable_nat
nf_nat_ipv4            13200  1 iptable_nat
rdma_cm                42167  1 ib_iser
rfkill                 21737  2 acer_wmi
scsi_transport_iscsi    57491  8 bnx2i,be2iscsi,iscsi_tcp,ib_iser,libcxgbi,libiscsi
sdhci                  37836  1 sdhci_pci
sdhci_pci              18661  0 
snd                    79380  15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
snd_hda_codec         131731  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     36749  1 
snd_hda_codec_realtek    78233  1 
snd_hda_intel          37938  3 
snd_hwdep              17651  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_page_alloc         18269  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                98005  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq                64878  0 
snd_seq_device         14137  1 snd_seq
snd_timer              28691  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
soundcore              14492  1 snd
sparse_keymap          13527  1 acer_wmi
sunrpc                255581  1 
tg3                   149165  0 
tun                    22939  1 vhost_net
uinput                 17615  0 
uio                    19045  1 cnic
uvcvideo               80925  0 
vfat                   17462  1 
vhost_net              33860  0 
video                  18992  2 i915,acer_wmi
videobuf2_core         34281  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       13391  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_vmalloc      12968  1 uvcvideo
videodev              120901  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
wmi                    18698  1 acer_wmi
xt_conntrack           12761  42

And the output for 'lspci':

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 ...
2013-01-21 18:06:33 -0600 asked a question Broadcom drivers in Fedora 18

In the first days the broadcom driver worked really fine, until I had to update kernel from 3.6 (I guess, don't really know, grub never showed up) to kernel 3.7.2.

When I updated I did what I allways do when updating, to reinstall the broadcom driver 'sudo yum install kmod-wl broadcom-wl'

But now it doesn't work any more, I've already reinstalled 3 times de broadcom driver, but wifi isn't enabled, and as grub doesn't show up fedora is booted inmediately to the last installed kernel, without letting me to choose the old kernel wich have's the working broadcom driver

¿How can I get broadcom driver to work?

2013-01-16 10:45:15 -0600 commented question Slow package installation on fedora 18

I installed the plugin yesterday morning, it's of the first things I do. I also tried the 'yum-y update' without results. For moments returns to his speed 128-300 kb per second, but the problem persists.

2013-01-15 21:43:44 -0600 asked a question Slow package installation on fedora 18

From the terminal, a package installation has a speed between 1 and 3 kb per second, very slow and time consuming to install any package. Same situation with the application of gnome, takes half an hour to install a 5mb package.Im using fedora 18, 64 bit, installed just this morning, this afternoon it worked well, but now this happens ...

Moreover, I have banshee audio player, as a song finishes playing, immediately closes do I solve this two problems?

2012-10-20 22:37:25 -0600 commented question Difference betwen fedora and computer specifications


The command gives me this:


SMBIOS 2.6 present

Handle 0x001b, DMI type 16, 15 bytes Physycal Memory Array Location: System Board Or Motherboard Use: System Memory Error Correction Type: None Maximum Capacity: 32GB Error Information Handle: Not Provided Number of Devices: 4

It's all I got, as long as it looks like, it's still on 32GB or RAM... so it's the same question: ¿Who do I trust, Linux or the computer specifications?

2012-10-19 20:23:34 -0600 marked best answer Running FlightGear on Fedora 17

Please file a bug at requesting the maintainer to update. If you can provide a patch for the spec file, it'll be quicker too :)

2012-10-19 20:21:27 -0600 asked a question Difference betwen fedora and computer specifications


I've tryed a command, which I saw on internet to know how much RAM can be suported by my computer, I got this result, with this command:

sudo dmidecode | grep Maximum
    Maximum Error: Unknown
    Maximum Size: 64 kB
    Maximum Size: 256 kB
    Maximum Size: 3072 kB
    Maximum Capacity: 32 GB

I guess, that the number of MaximumCapacity:32GB is the RAM capacity (correct me if I'm wrong)... but the computer specifications say that the maximum suported RAM is about 8 GB

So... ¿Who do I trust? ¿Fedora or the computer specifications? or I got the wrong command... ¿is there a safety way of knowing the maximum amount of suported RAM?

My computer is a gateway NV47H, thanks

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2012-08-30 22:03:29 -0600 asked a question Running FlightGear on Fedora 17

Hi all

I've readed a lot the guide for FlightGear, but it's just impossible to run it on Fedora 17, always I try to run it, it says ~execv :: No existe el fichero o el directorio~

It's already configured as the guide says, I don't know what to do, the only airplane that is possible to fly is ~Cessna~ and it's a bit boring to fly always the same airplane ones you know all the controls to fly it

Oh, let me ask it, When will FlightGear 2.8 arrive to Fc17? thanks

Any help is wellcome, thanks