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2013-07-27 00:07:07 -0600 commented question How do I debug missing icons in GNOME3?

I just used FedUp to upgrade to F19 from F18 and icons are back. This doesn't reveal the underlying issue, but at least it solved it for me.

2013-04-08 02:31:49 -0600 commented answer How do I debug missing icons in GNOME3?

thanks, will try, but looks a bit out of date (e.g. it mentions Fedora 16 common bugs, not Fedora 18) and doesn't mention FedUp at all (which is the only supported way to update from F17->F18, DVD doesn't work any more for updates)

2013-04-07 17:36:46 -0600 asked a question How do I debug missing icons in GNOME3?

I upgraded from Fedora 16 to Fedora 18, but many standard icons are missing the dialogs (see attached image). How can I debug this? I tried running (as root) the following to reconstruct the icon cache, but no luck:

 # gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/gnome
 # gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Missing icons in GNOME3 system settings dialog

2012-04-24 17:46:17 -0600 commented answer How do I debug screensaver/lock not enabling?

there is already a bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=682132 (which I have already added my situation to) but no responses from the package maintainer. I would debug it, but I don't have a good sense of how to do that with the screensaver package, hence the question here

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2012-03-22 08:23:02 -0600 commented answer Blu-Ray Playback

mplayer is not part of Fedora

2012-03-22 08:18:30 -0600 asked a question How do I debug screensaver/lock not enabling?

I'm having trouble with the screensaver lock engaging on my f16 desktop. I have GNOME 3 setup to lock upon 2 minutes of inactivity, but it never does so. I couldn't find any log message recording an attempt to lock. I looked in /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

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2012-01-25 16:00:25 -0600 marked best answer How do I start a VPN session via the command-line?

Network manage has a command line interface for controlling its connections: look at nmcli and nm-tool. If VPN already works with NM on the menu bar then this is as simple as it gets.

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2012-01-24 19:22:44 -0600 commented answer How do I start a VPN session via the command-line?

haven't tested that yet, will do so and report back

2012-01-24 19:21:49 -0600 answered a question How to fix "sqlite3.DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed" error with yum on fedora 16?

Try running:

cd /var/lib/rpm/
sudo rm -i __db.*
sudo yum clean all
sudo yum history new
sudo yum update

This worked for me.

2012-01-24 19:20:11 -0600 commented answer How to fix "sqlite3.DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed" error with yum on fedora 16?

that worked for me too, only after I ran "sudo yum clean all"

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2011-12-26 17:07:41 -0600 answered a question How do I start a VPN session via the command-line?

Thanks to the suggestion given by Bikehead, here's what worked for me, step-by-step:

  1. ssh to the remote server
  2. run: nmcli con list. This returns a list like the following which includes the UUID of the VPN connection.
    NAME                   UUID                                     TYPE              TIMESTAMP-REAL                    
    System foobar (wlan2)  12323e-535e-c25b-43443-243434a6501   802-11-wireless   Mon 26 Dec 2011 05:56:45 PM EST   
    eth0 192.168.2.50      777776bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03   802-3-ethernet    Sun 17 Apr 2011 07:54:53 PM EDT   
    Connection to VPN from Outside e923399-0b97-4dbe-8199-434343437b   vpn               Mon 26 Dec 2011 05:56:45 PM EST 
  1. Actually activate the VPN using (this seems to require root access):

    sudo nmcli con up uuid e923399-0b97-4dbe-8199-434343437b

  2. Test logging into a server behind the VPN:

    ssh foobar@server.behind.vpn.com

The only problem is that the connection appears to be short-lived. As soon as I disconnect as above, the VPN connection appears to stop.

2011-12-26 16:58:42 -0600 commented answer How do I start a VPN session via the command-line?

Thanks for the suggestion: "nmcli con list" gave the the UUID of the VPN connection, then "nmcli con up uuid <uuid>" activated the VPN. This seemed to work when I connected remotely via SSH.

2011-12-26 16:26:03 -0600 answered a question QtiPlot - Why doesn't it work in Fedora?

As I noted in this bug. The package has been retired in Fedora see the dead.package file in git

and https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/qtiplot

So it was never explicitly built for f16, in any case. If you can convince another maintainer to pickup the package, then it can probably be fixed.

2011-12-22 18:11:34 -0600 commented answer After update to gtk2 2.24.8-2 meta and alt keys no longer works

gnome-terminal in f16 uses vte3

2011-12-22 18:07:24 -0600 asked a question How do I start a VPN session via the command-line?

I have a machine that I have configured to connect to a Cisco VPN network. If I'm sitting in front of the machine, I can use NetworkManager menu in Fedora 16 to connect to it. However, I'd like to initiate the VPN connection via the command-line while logged in from another machine on the same subnet network over SSH.

Is this possible, and if so, how?

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2011-12-14 17:04:56 -0600 commented answer After update to gtk2 2.24.8-2 meta and alt keys no longer works

ah, vte fixes it for the gtk2 apps, and vte3 fixes it for the gtk3 apps, if you have a Fedora account login to the bodhi update and give the vte update some karma: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-17003/vte-0.28.2-2.fc16

2011-12-14 16:57:53 -0600 commented answer After update to gtk2 2.24.8-2 meta and alt keys no longer works

it's possible that you didn't restart gnome-terminal or you GNOME 3 session in between the current vte3/gtk3 update and the previous one, in which case you wouldn't have seen because you would have had the older gtk3 in memory the whole time. Just a possibility

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2011-12-14 14:49:52 -0600 answered a question What could cause the alt key to stop working in two terminal apps?

For gtk3-based apps (such as gnome-terminal) in Fedora 16: the pending update for vte3 in updates-testing fixes this: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-17004/vte3-0.30.1-3.fc16

to fix simply run (as root):

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install vte3

Note that this doesn't fix the gtk2-based apps like terminator

2011-12-14 14:36:35 -0600 answered a question After update to gtk2 2.24.8-2 meta and alt keys no longer works

For gtk3-based apps (such as gnome-terminal) in Fedora 16: the pending update for vte3 in updates-testing fixes this: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-17004/vte3-0.30.1-3.fc16

to fix simply run (as root):

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install vte3

Note that this doesn't necessarily fix the gtk2-based apps like terminator

2011-11-23 17:23:44 -0600 edited answer workarounds for very slow wifi using iwlagn driver?

I disabled n mode using:

modprobe -r iwlagn
modprobe iwlagn 11n_disable=1

as per Ubuntu forum post and performance is better. I noticed that iwconfig was showing many excessive retries:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  ESSID:"roosevelt"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: 00:1C:DF:EF:02:ED   
          Bit Rate=104 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=63/70  Signal level=-47 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:21  Invalid misc:21   Missed beacon:0

with "n" disabled the number Tx excessive retries has dropped to zero (still get Invalid misc"):

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"roosevelt"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: 00:1C:DF:EF:02:ED   
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:84   Missed beacon:0

See also this bugzilla issue in Fedora

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