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2016-11-06 22:28:35 -0600 commented question changing home and default app install directory

@tek09 you really think you will ever have more than 64GB worth of OS and apps? Unless you're using a ton of huge programs, I doubt 64GB would not be enough for 99% of people. As for moving where apps are stored, the Linux filesystem does not put apps in one place like a MacOS, it disperses parts of apps throughout the file system in logical ways. Basically, all configuration is in one place, all libraries are in one place, all docs are in one place, all executables are in one place, etc. It may seem chaotic but the packaging system manages all the files well.

2016-11-06 14:37:24 -0600 commented question changing home and default app install directory

You should probably keep your applications on the SSD.

2016-10-28 10:04:14 -0600 commented answer Compiler with support for C++11

Well, based on what you posted, you did have gcc (with the C compiler) installed so maybe you just installed that Please be sure to click the checkmark to accept this answer :) Thanks!

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2016-10-28 02:36:52 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

(2/2) If, on the other hand, Fedora was not able to get its own Stack Exchange site, then I think Askbot is the best option. Not having a dedicated site (using a tag on Linux/Unix) introduces control issues which outweigh the benefits of Stack Exchange. So, in summary I say Stack Exchange with a dedicated site is the best option, and if that does not work, then working with the developer to fix Askbot is a good next option.

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2016-10-28 02:34:09 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

(1/2) I thought about this for a couple days and it's my personal opinion that this is a good second option. Even if the original developer makes drastic changes, the likelihood that his system will be better than a dedicated Stack Exchange site is low. I think the Stack Exchange team will remain the most advanced and most user-friendly vendor of Q&A site software for some time. Moreover, since the key issue here is maintainability, and seeing how Stack Exchange requires zero maintenance (since it's hosted), the main issue is solved better.

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2016-10-27 01:20:47 -0600 answered a question Compiler with support for C++11

It looks like you need to install G++.

sudo dnf install gcc-c++

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2016-10-26 08:23:29 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

Can you detail the sorts of changes you intend to implement in the next 2-3 months? Are there long-term improvements you can make to ease the burden on the Infrastructure Team? Thanks.

2016-10-24 22:37:14 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

One thing to keep in mind with respect to Google Custom Search -- the search results will show advertising unless Google is paid to remove it based on the number of searches performed. There really isn't any way to control the advertising without paying off Google to remove it. I'm not saying advertising is good or bad, I just want to point it out in case it matters.

2016-10-24 14:58:13 -0600 answered a question Upgrading from (Very) Old Fedora - 17

I know this might not be a popular answer on a Fedora site, however I think it's important to provide an unbiased answer here as well.

Unless you need cutting-edge features from your database (which does not seem to be the case), Fedora may not be the best distribution for this particular application. Fedora has a frequent release schedule and a relatively short support cycles, which is great for active users who want upgrades, but not as great for the long-term stability and support of a server. If you need a system that includes long term support, you might be better off looking elsewhere.

A Linux distribution like CentoOS / RHEL (essentially the same product with different support models) would be a much better option if you want to deploy a database and keep it stable and supported for a long time. Your software would be "frozen" in terms of a specific version (for the most part) and you would be upgraded at that version (point releases), for a relatively long time. The focus on stability would minimize the chances of something breaking as there are (usually) no major feature upgrades in long-term distributions. Your Fedora skills would be directly transferable to either of those distributions as they are based on a stable Fedora. The latest CentOS / RHEL is based on Fedora 19, which is still fully supported, and will be fully supported for a long time. Another popular distro for long-term support and stability is Debian which also has a long support cycle, though it is less similar to Fedora.

Even if you decide to switch, keeping up with Fedora with respect to this application, is great for knowing what is in the pipeline for the next stable release of CentOS / RHEL. Fedora is also great for system you want a system with more current versions of software.

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2016-10-21 12:26:26 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

@mattdm Unix/Linux is also an option, however they have their own rules. So I'd say it's an okay "second option." I think it would be most ideal if Fedora had its own site because then _our_ community can decide the scope of what's on-topic, how aggressive (or not aggressive) the moderation should be, etc. My opinion is that the two (dedicated site vs a tag on Unix/Linux) should be considered as independent options and weighed independently against keeping this site, Discourse, etc. I feel a dedicated site would be most ideal. Unix/Linux is a good option as well but slightly less compelling.

2016-10-21 12:22:57 -0600 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

@mattdm You're right, there is no guarantee it would succeed. The Area 51 process is really a product of gaining the participation of a large community. I think it would take heavy promotion on the Fedora Project sites (like a banner at the top of every Fedora Project page) to encourage Fedora users to support for the Area 51 proposal. That being said, there's nothing wrong with you or someone with appropriate authority at Fedora/RedHat to contact Stack Exchange about the likelihood of success.

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2016-10-20 17:15:34 -0600 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

I would suggest setting up a pilot Area 51 site on Stack Exchange to gauge interest in a dedicated Fedora Project site. The software that runs the current Ask Fedora is a copycat of Stack Exchange, but one that I find lacking. Migrating to Stack Exchange would take the pressure off the Fedora Infrastructure Team in maintaining this site and would give Fedora users the same best-in-class Q&A site resources available to competitors like Ubuntu.

Having a dedicated Fedora site on Stack Exchange would give the Fedora community the ability to set its own rules while moving the technical obligations to the Stack Exchange, Inc. It would also expose Fedora's questions to a massive community of users who I believe value the gamification benefits of a Stack Exchange site over those offered here (I certainly do, no offense -- it's just more recognizable).

I'll go through some of the options and points of concern:

Discourse: While Discourse is a highly innovative forum system, it is hardly easy to run. If you're having trouble maintaining this site, something like Discourse will not be easier. Moreover, Discourse is not a pure Q&A site and there are many UI decisions that, while innovative, are not common and can be frustrating to new users. Discourse is built by some extremely intelligent people, but those people have opinions and they may not want to make adjustments to the Ask Fedora use-case.

Mailing Lists: Mailing lists are a great tool and have their place in the development world. However, that place is not end-user support. Mailing lists are great for a smaller group of core stakeholders who want the intimate integration of email communication in their work. To get support from a mailing list on one-off questions is difficult and requires many steps. The same is true for giving support. I believe the steps and commitment required by mailing lists and their prevalence in open source communities is a core reason for the success of Stack Exchange. Mailing lists may also be viewed as arcane to younger and less experienced users who are more used to social media for their communication. I don't think mailing lists are an appropriate replacement.

The Current Software: I only recently started using Ask Fedora. I successfully asked a question and successfully answered a question. As a long-time Stack Exchange user and contributor, this software feels much less refined to me and with misplaced features. For example, my Markdown recently took upwards of 30 seconds to render. On Stack Exchange Markdown renders (practically) instantly. This software also has features that encourage poor practices. For example, after signing up, Ask Fedora requires a certain point level to simply up-vote an answer. To me this policy feels Draconian. On Stack Exchange, decisions on how best to set the technical details on community administration have been well tested and refined to provide the best possible end-user experience. While I'm sure Ask Fedora administrators mean well, they simply ... (more)

2016-10-17 19:20:13 -0600 commented answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

The resolution and refresh rate are displayed as part of an on-screen menu that appears when I physically press some buttons on the side of the display. The menu doesn't get captured with a screenshot so I took a picture of my display with my phone: . Notice the bottom-left corner of the dialog. The information changes when the monitor is receiving a different resolution and/or refresh rate. I don't know why I remember seeing 59Hz before. I've been messing with this for the last couple days and may have fixed it without knowing.

2016-10-17 18:36:04 -0600 marked best answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

I have a Dell P2415Q Monitor capable of UHD resolution at 60Hz. I was able to use the display with a resolution of 3840x2160 at 60Hz on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, so I'm sure the monitor can handle 60Hz.

On Fedora 24, I am shown the proper resolution (which works great), but my options for Refresh Rate are 29Hz and 59Hz:

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I would like to use the native 60Hz refresh rate this monitor is capable of. How can I set up my monitor to a 60Hz refresh rate?

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2016-10-17 17:20:27 -0600 commented answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 32767 x 32767 <newline> DP1 connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 530mm x 300mm <newline> 3840x2160 60.00*+ 29.98 <newline> 2560x1440 59.95 <newline> . . . and then it continues to list many resolutions below 3840x2160 with various refresh rates, except none of them have the *+ symbols next to them like 60.00*+ next to 3840x2160.

2016-10-17 15:57:57 -0600 commented answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

After running the commands a few more times with a few trial-and-error modifications, it seems like my monitor is now reporting 60Hz. I'm not sure exactly what made it work but it's working now based on your answer. Settings in Gnome unfortunately continues to only show 59Hz and 29Hz.

2016-10-17 15:48:30 -0600 commented answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

Also, when running either monitor-edid -v or monitor-parse-edid -v, the output starts with Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/.*? = { <-- HERE / at /usr/bin/monitor-parse-edid line 735.. Maybe this is causing my troubles?

2016-10-17 15:44:17 -0600 commented answer How to manually set the monitor refresh rate?

The display settings built into the monitor report the refresh rate and it has been accurate with other systems so I trust its reporting. When running monitor-edid -v I get # Monitor preferred modeline (60.0 Hz vsync, 133.3 kHz hsync, ratio 16/9, 185 dpi) <newline> ModeLine "3840x2160" 533.25 3840 3902 3950 4000 2160 2163 2168 2222 -hsync +vsync in the result. I also get parsing EDID from /sys/class/drm/card0-DP-1/edid so looks like my monitor is on card0-DP-1. Running # monitor-parse-edid -v < /sys/class/drm/card0-DP-1/edid does not seem to give me 60Hz, even after restart.

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