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2019-01-28 01:23:09 -0600 answered a question grub2-mkconfig missing parameters?

For now, I manually added back the missing parameters in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX, but I shouldn't have to do that in the f

2018-12-23 12:37:28 -0600 answered a question Is there a update management for rpm fusion?

That wiki page foomida linked to is from 2009. As ozeszty says, rpmfusion already uses koji and has its own pkgdb. There

2018-12-18 18:27:41 -0600 edited answer No sound in gnome-boxes

I hit this same issue, setting up a Windows guest. And I can't for the life of me find any of the web resources I looked

2018-12-18 18:26:59 -0600 edited answer No sound in gnome-boxes

I hit this same issue, setting up a Windows guest. And I can't for the life of me find any of the web resources I looked

2018-12-18 18:14:59 -0600 edited answer No sound in gnome-boxes

I hit this same issue, setting up a Windows guest. And I can't for the life of me find any of the web resources I looked

2018-12-18 18:13:16 -0600 answered a question No sound in gnome-boxes

I hit this same issue, setting up a Windows guest. And I can't for the life of me find any of the web resources I looked

2018-08-22 10:14:28 -0600 commented question How do I edit the wiki / join?

More importantly, as mavit noted, that document isn't "advice", it's the rules that must be followed for all JavaScript

2018-08-22 10:10:55 -0600 commented question How do I edit the wiki / join?

LOL. That page is 5 years old, which is pretty standard for most of the "secondary" guidelines for package types that do

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2018-07-24 22:11:19 -0600 answered a question How to install just the updated rpm kernel packages

You'll need to download the kernel, kernel-core, and kernel-modules packages for your architecture — those three have to

2018-07-24 22:03:21 -0600 commented answer Failed to execute Child Process "dm-tool"( No Such File or Directory)

Glad you got that worked out.

2018-07-23 14:58:28 -0600 commented answer fontconfig error invalid attribute

Oh, I completely agree, it is annoying. What it boils down to is, it's opera's "fault" if it's anyone's fault (but also

2018-07-23 10:30:18 -0600 commented question My machine starts hanging?

Just wanted to note that you can have journalctl open directly to the end of the requested logs by passing the -e flag t

2018-07-23 10:17:44 -0600 edited answer word-char-exceptions

Well... here's the thing... at least _for me_, Gnome Terminal already treats : as a word boundary character, by default.

2018-07-23 10:14:42 -0600 commented answer Failed to execute Child Process "dm-tool"( No Such File or Directory)

Point taken, I was inexact in describing the change here, especially considering I've previously been the one to stress

2018-07-23 10:13:59 -0600 commented answer Failed to execute Child Process "dm-tool"( No Such File or Directory)

Point taken, I was inexact in describing the change here, especially considering I've previously been the one to stress

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2018-07-23 07:20:16 -0600 edited answer word-char-exceptions

Well... here's the thing... at least _for me_, Gnome Terminal already treats : as a word boundary character, by default.

2018-07-23 07:19:42 -0600 edited answer word-char-exceptions

Well... here's the thing... at least _for me_, Gnome Terminal already treats : as a word boundary character, by default.

2018-07-23 07:16:16 -0600 answered a question word-char-exceptions

Well... here's the thing... at least _for me_, Gnome Terminal already treats : as a word boundary character, by default.

2018-07-23 06:34:29 -0600 answered a question old kernel references are "stuck" in /etc/grub2.cfg and /etc/grub2-efi.cfg

The new-kernel-pkg script is responsible for managing boot entries in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg (or, actually, in /etc/grub2.

2018-07-23 06:20:31 -0600 answered a question Failed to execute Child Process "dm-tool"( No Such File or Directory)

Fedora 28 followed Ubuntu's lead and did away with the root password (see item #2), which among other beneficial effects

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2018-07-23 05:29:56 -0600 answered a question fontconfig error invalid attribute

Those messages are effectively harmless. They occur because some apps are packaged with their own copy of libfontconfig.

2018-07-23 05:20:09 -0600 commented question Fedora: installed kernel-headers not the same as reported by (uname -r)

I know this question has been here for a while, but just for the record: uname -r shows the identity of the _running_ ke

2018-05-26 21:02:36 -0600 commented question Seems grubby is not working properly

@villykruse I stand corrected, you're quite right. grubby --grub2 will know to look at /boot/grub2/grub.cfg even if /etc

2018-05-26 20:50:26 -0600 commented question Since Fedora 27 update new kernels not showing in grub

@fcomida What I consider _weird_ is that it would simply fail silently, rather that reporting a permissions error. There

2018-05-26 20:50:01 -0600 commented question Since Fedora 27 update new kernels not showing in grub

@fcomida What I consider _weird_ is that it would simply fail silently, rather that reporting a permissions error. There

2018-05-15 11:27:18 -0600 commented question Seems grubby is not working properly

I'm not sure this is actually fixed for you, I'd be curious to hear whether updates have been working since. Installing

2018-05-15 11:18:10 -0600 commented question Since Fedora 27 update new kernels not showing in grub

Just to note some weirdnesses for other people who may find this question: the grubby --default-kernel non-response was

2018-05-03 20:48:51 -0600 answered a question Autostart dropbox daemon with Systemd

In my experience this won't do the right thing, at least if you only want Dropbox to run during user sessions (without e

2017-11-25 20:10:35 -0600 commented answer nvidia-settings not running

Please post the error message or other output you get running nvidia-settings as the user logged in to the desktop session. The output of glxinfo might also be informative, again run as the session owner.

Also, unless there's something preventing you from doing so (limited new-user rights?), it's preferred if you respond to posted answers by leaving a Comment on the answer, not by posting a new, separate answer. Thanks.

2017-11-25 06:08:14 -0600 answered a question nvidia-settings not running

Because it communicates with the graphics card being used to display the currently logged-in desktop, nvidia-settings needs to be run as the logged-in user, not root. You shouldn't launch it with sudo. (And as you're seeing, with the introduction of Wayland as a replacement for Xorg, no GUI apps can be run as root through sudo or any other method. They don't have permission to access the logged-in user's display server.)

I'm not sure that nvida-settings would be able to switch your laptop's hybrid graphics over to the Intel chip, anyway. Its function is to monitor and configure Nvidia GPUs, and I would expect it to know nothing about the Intel side of things. I could be wrong, and I'll disclaim that I've never used one of these setups, but to configure / switch your laptop's Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics, my best guess is that you'd want to get the Bumblebee software installed and configured. At which point (according to the docs) the Nvidia GPU should automatically stay disabled, unless it's specifically requested by/for an application which needs it.

2017-09-28 14:51:18 -0600 answered a question Kernel upgrader tool

With respect to the other answers above, I suspect they're answering the wrong question. It sounds like your /boot/grub2/grub.cfg file is simply "messed up" in a way that prevents new-kernel-pkg, the script that runs after each kernel is installed and makes the necessary changes to the boot config, to handle.

So, that's the first thing you could try. uname -r will show you the currently booted kernel. If you have a newer kernel installed (rpm -q kernel will list them all), then try running the following:

sudo new-kernel-pkg -v --mkinitrd --dracut --depmod --make-default --update 4.12.14-300.fc26.x86_64

(Or whatever kernel release listed in the rpm -q output is latest, if you don't have 4.12.14 installed.)

That is SUPPOSED to update your boot config to make the specified kernel the default. If it fails to, hopefully it'll output a message giving some indication why. The kernel updater is smart about keeping the booted kernel around no matter what, and if you're really still running 4.5 (or even 4.12.5) then it's been doing that for a while so it really needs to get sorted out.

If the new-kernel-pkg script doesn't work, the output may tell us why. But you'll probably end up having to regenerate your grub config entirely using grub2-mkconfig. That's a dicey proposition, tho, since it relies on auto detection of things like dual booting / other OSes installed. If you have any of that it can make a mess of things. So, absent more details, let's call that a last resort.

But i wouldn't say that a solution for choosing boot targets manually is what you really want, because it won't fix the update problem. You'll still have to choose the new target manually every time you update the kernel. You want that script to be able to maintain things for you, and it should be able to. If it can't, then that's the real problem you need to fix.

Oh, and I forgot to mention: if you're compiling your own kernels for some reason, instead of installing them as rpms from the distribution repos, then the new-kernel-pkg script is the way you'd generate the boot image (initramfs) and set those up in grub, after installing the kernel file into /boot. The only difference is, you'd use --install instead of --update the first time, to add a new entry into the grub.cfg.)

2017-09-28 14:28:09 -0600 answered a question should subpackages have 'runtime' dependancy matching with toplevel package's 'runtime' dependancies?

The guidelines are pretty clear:

Versioned dependencies (build-time or runtime) SHOULD ONLY be used when actually necessary to guarantee that the proper version of a package is present.

The subpackage should include the versioned dependency only if the subpackage requires a specific (or minimum) version to operate. It shouldn't include that Requires at all unless there are features of the subpackage that rely on the required package. And the top level package should only include the Requires line, with or without version, if there are features of the main package (without the subpackage) that genuinely require a specific/minimum version of the dependency, or requires it at all, in order to function.

Dependencies shouldn't "propagate" from main packages to subpackages, or vice versa. Specify only what applies to the immediate, innermost package level, and let the depsolver do its job. It's hopefully uncommon, but I can certainly imagine situations where a package requires a certain minimum version of a dependency, but its subpackage is fine with any available version, even a lower one. If that's the situation you have there, then spec it accordingly.

2017-09-28 14:15:56 -0600 answered a question Why isn't my display fading to black on blank/lock?

Well, it isn't much of an answer, but I ended up just upgrading the machine to F26 for other reasons, and blanking is all back to normal now — fade-ins/outs and everything. (Using both the nvidia and nouveau drivers, which I'm still bouncing between while chasing a different problem.)

2017-09-28 14:15:35 -0600 commented question Why isn't my display fading to black on blank/lock?

@hedayat Yeah, I ended up testing on mine by lowering the blanking timeout to 2 minutes and just waiting. Seemed simplest.

2017-09-16 18:53:32 -0600 commented question Why isn't my display fading to black on blank/lock?

@hedayat: I don't think that's it, because not only is the machine in question running Fedora 25, but my laptop (which is running Fedora 26) still does use the fade-to-black effect when blanking the screen. It sounds like you may be having the same problem that I am.

2017-09-08 09:13:10 -0600 commented answer Where is the Fedora Documentation

Regarding the program lists, that's a bit of a complex question (though it probably shouldn't be). For all six of the Labs, you can visit the Labs website, click on the lab you're interested in, and the page for that Lab will show a list of "Featured Applications". That list always numbers 9 items, though, so it's not a complete listing. As another option, there are dnf Groups defined for "Design Suite", "Robotics", and "Security Lab" that correspond to those three labs, so dnf group info "Group Name" will show you what packages are included. The other three Labs don't have Groups, oddly.

2017-09-08 09:12:58 -0600 commented answer Where is the Fedora Documentation

Well, in fairness, your post didn't actually ask the question I answered. It asked, "Where is the Fedora Documentation?" — and others answered that question. Regardless, if you found my answer helpful, please feel free to Upvote and/or Accept it (using the checkmark under the up/down vote arrows).

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2017-09-06 04:33:00 -0600 asked a question Why isn't my display fading to black on blank/lock?

I'm running Fedora 25 (still) on a desktop PC, using Xorg instead of Wayland because my display is driven by an Nvidia card using the proprietary drivers. I can say with a fair amount of certainty that none of those details are the source of my problem, because they're identical to the setup of my previous system. On that system (now sadly deceased), whenever the idle timer expired (or I manually locked the system), the screen would very gently fade to black. Among other things, this gave me sufficient warning to wake the display, if I didn't actually want the screen to turn off at that moment.

On the machine I'm now using, though, the slow fade-out effect is completely absent, and when the system becomes idle the screen will just suddenly turn off with no warning whatsoever. Same thing if I hit Super-L (which I have bound to "Lock screen", I can't recall if that's a default binding), I actually get a momentary glimpse of "shield" screen's time display, and then the display goes instantly black. There's no gentle transition at all. The more rapid fade-in effects going the other direction, which would normally be seen when I log in or wake the display, are also missing.

I tried to locate a variable in dconf-editor that might control the fading or adust the fade speed, but there didn't seem to be anything there. At least in the original patches to screenshield.js that implemented the fade effect, everything appears to be hardcoded and not configurable at all (though it's possible that subsequently changed). But some searching online didn't turn up any information about adjusting or disabling the fade effect, so I'm not sure what would interfere with it just automatically being used, or what I could do to restore it.

2017-09-06 01:22:27 -0600 answered a question Where is the Fedora Documentation

To answer your actual question, regarding the Labs: The labs software bundles are not, AFAIK, installable into an existing Fedora installation. The component software that makes up a Lab is all installalble via the package manager, but the bundles are distributed only as install images. The (outdated) documentation that you failed to reach wouldn't have answered your question anyway, as it would've only referenced downloading and installing Fedora itself. That's because that page was created as a copy of the Fedora Spins page (since Labs grew out of Spins), and Spins were likewise distributed only as install images.

All of this is not, IMHO, made sufficiently clear on the current Labs page, which says confusing things like

You can download these tools as complete Fedora image, or you can install them using a software manager on an existing Fedora installation.

when it should say something more like,

You can download these tools as complete Fedora image. All of the Labs applications are also available for installation on an existing Fedora installation using the Software tool.

So, long and short, if you have an existing Fedora installation and want to try out the components of some of the Labs, you can use the Labs site to browse the list of what applications make up each lab, and install any that interest you (individually) using Software or commandline dnf. There is nothing in Labs bundles that isn't available to every Fedora installation via the package manager, they're merely collections of packages that come preinstalled in the live image.

2017-09-06 01:22:21 -0600 answered a question Where is the Fedora Documentation

To answer your actual question, regarding the Labs: The labs software bundles are not, AFAIK, installable into an existing Fedora installation. The component software that makes up a Lab is all installalble via the package manager, but the bundles are distributed only as install images. The (outdated) documentation that you failed to reach wouldn't have answered your question anyway, as it would've only referenced downloading and installing Fedora itself. That's because that page was created as a copy of the Fedora Spins page (since Labs grew out of Spins), and Spins were likewise distributed only as install images.

All of this is not, IMHO, made sufficiently clear on the current Labs page, which says confusing things like

You can download these tools as complete Fedora image, or you can install them using a software manager on an existing Fedora installation.

when it should say something more like,

You can download these tools as complete Fedora image. All of the Labs applications are also available for installation on an existing Fedora installation using the Software tool.

So, long and short, if you have an existing Fedora installation and want to try out the components of some of the Labs, you can use labs.fedora.com to view the list of what applications make up each lab, and install any that interest you (individually) using Software or commandline dnf. There is nothing in Labs bundles that isn't available to every Fedora installation via the package manager, they're merely prebuilt package collections.

2017-07-14 14:03:19 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

I just wanted to lend some support to Martin's second paragraph — I have an account at Ask Ubuntu, and I've brought my Fedora knowledge to bear over there several times... honestly, probably more times than here, simply by virtue of AU's integration into the larger StackExchange network. (Because I see sidebar questions from AU on one of the dozen other StackExchange sites I visit from time to time, and get drawn in... exactly how that's supposed to work.) There are very few true "Fedora-specific" user support questions, and lots of ways that all questions benefit from a larger audience.

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