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2017-02-07 09:25:02 -0500 asked a question Pandora (Pithos) + SW mixer

Has anyone ever tried to stream a live channel through a mixer?

I've done rudimentary things - but I'm looking for a full-time (desktop app, etc) which does this.


2017-01-16 19:09:12 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

Well... No - Badges only represent the level of achievement AFTER registering... (remember - for us to quantify what is here, we have to know the skill level of people before AND after they come here). Badges suggest only what has been established as a skill AFTER you get here. Which is very important - but it isn't everything. If you had a comparison (before and after) you can tell who lied on the self skill rating.

2017-01-16 16:39:13 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

@davidva - Thanks for the link to "new projects" I had no idea there was a "United RPMS" project... That sounds cool.

2017-01-16 16:29:07 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

A self skill rating could be part of the registration - and tracked after registration... 10 questions that would tell you the strengths, interests, and value of that members comments (before they comment). Heck - you might be able to then make this site a better skills networking site.

2017-01-16 16:19:31 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

Indeed. I'll take that advice.

2017-01-16 15:59:01 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

@mattdm - Yes - I was a bit "miffed" with your critique of my answers thus far... They were very short sighted comments. And pretty bold considering you don't know me. So - for lack of something else to say about it - I'd suggest we move past it. I just want to contribute... If there's no value in that - I can move on.

2017-01-16 15:45:08 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

You guys take yourselves WAY too seriously. A thread is whatever I say it is.

I'm pretty sure the gang of people you're afraid of, "spammers", as you call them (don't worry - that really isn't the definition of a spammer - but I get your usage) are people that have been offended by the moderators of this site.

I really don't care if you like my idea about self-rating. However, It is one way successful projects have been created. And - after all - it's just an idea... It seems like this site lacks focus for various reasons - but one glaring reason is that you don't know what skills are here.

2017-01-16 14:59:58 -0500 commented answer Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

The comment, @davidva, is not rude - but truth.

I'm a little amused when people confuse the two.

I will say that my various comments seem disjoint - because of the structure this site foists on it's "members".

Hang Loose. --K

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2017-01-16 12:42:15 -0500 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

mattdm wrote: "take some basic time to understand the difference between a forum and a Q&A site."

OK mattdm... I told you before - I want to go to a site to help and be helped... No one cares that you are hung up on inconsequential items like:

 1. The various differences between a forum and a Q&A site.
 2. "Karma"
 3. "Moderation" in the wrong places
 4. Poor perception of how/what/why people use fedora

You might first try to understand your audience and focus in on the one thing that would make a difference (unless you really don't care). After you have ONE success - maybe you can put a few successes together... But really - you need to be concerned with what matters (here's a hint - it isn't about you)... You might want to take some basic time to understand THAT if you are to be successful with this task.

2017-01-16 07:54:35 -0500 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

If you actually decide to do something useful, please include a skill self-rating on the new site.

You guys have NO idea who people are, how they can help you, or how to help them help you. Please figure out how to do that, then proceed with whatever you decide. This can be ready in a week - right?

The experience I've had with this site has made me consider changing distros.

Oh - and have the guts to keep this thread intact (meaning I know you don't have the guts to keep my posts in this thread).

2017-01-16 07:30:26 -0500 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

One more thought...

If your job (generally) is to facilitate support of fedora - you are going about it incorrectly. Possibly because of the tools - but more than likely, it's because you give excuses.

None of the jibberish of the past matters - there is only the future. Make it great. It's up to you.

If I stumbled onto a mistake by coming to this site (because it's nearly a dead project) then - please make that clear - put up a banner - then make sure to redirect traffic to an appropriate site.

THIS doensn't work well... I'm pretty sure that most folks who could actually help you have taken their problems elsewhere... Is that what you really want? You really might want to consider that attitude matters - And IF THAT matters, you should probably be busy playing hacky sack (or whatever it is you do on weekends for fun). Because your attitude stinks.

2017-01-16 00:45:08 -0500 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

You know what I'm saying? Right?

I Can attempt to use hieroglyphics if that helps you try to "get" the essence of what you need to figure it out. Alas! the features I need to properly explain this are missing from my current capabilities (on this site).

OR - I can respond plainly:

1.) Let's explore the definition of Karma (I'm told that any attempt to explain what Karma is or isn't is fools errand)... So - here goes (hitting the "I feel lucky" google button to the definition): Ah HA! I new it was here!:

"The sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences." (According to Hindus and Buddhists)

Which the "Karma" "indicator" certainly doesn't measure (You, uh, have a bit more work to do gals & fellas). Should I file that as a bug or what?

  1. I appreciate the help on getting terms and examples of the rating system committed to memory. That instruction was truly useful - Wow it's kinda like you need to put that in a useful place on a web page. But anyway - May you have much karma - so much that you have to carry it around 18 wheeler!

  2. You said: "karma" isn't important in any meaningful sense. Don't worry - I'm sure the HR folks will just "let you go on your own recognisances"... Karma is definitely meaningful to Hindus and Buddhists (so meaningful the entire population of them has presence on googgle! Or, at lease a definition which indicates that they created the definition by asking THEM what Karma is.... ANYWAY.....

4.) Is the dust still falling off the that old community moderation tool? Honey - I think we may need order one on Amazon. Let's get one with the moderators being interested in intelligence mining - oh - and I almost forgot the we can get the community moderation tool changed to be a community moderator evaluation (you'll just need to have one more for the complete set).

5.) It isn't that I may not like everything so far... The place is growing on me! Don't give up!

2017-01-15 19:23:18 -0500 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

Remember... You asked.

This is probably a really good example of WAY TOO MUCH conveyance of innuendo, bravado, and posturing. This is a Long email - you should probably create a poll... OR - better yet - do some of that data mining stuff...

But if I filter out most of it the main points, I eventually get something I can respond to.

Personally, I really just want to come to a web-site for help (and to help others)... Not snarky comments, misdirected and faulty reward policies, or vocabulary/spelling lessons (oh hey - here's an idea - why not incorporate a spell checker for the subject line?) I personally don't want to waste my time reading critiques and evaluations of my answers.

Let's face it - If I even bother posting to a site like this - it's because I've exhausted other avenues. And - while I'm here - I may as well try to help out all the other silly people that make RedHat money (by using their product).... YES - YOU TOO HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL... And I ain't buyin' from mattdm.

You should probably have the new folks (like me) self-evaluate their skills THEN weigh in with the moderation. Even if the moderation IS weak and mis-directed, that's where it should be applied.

When you find yourself thinking that you are the smartest guy in the room(s)... You should probably consider that there are a great many people who know more than you. Not because they are smarter - but - because they've been through more than you professionally (I have no idea what makes you tick - so - I can't comment on your personal life). And speaking of personal - My Karma is mine (whatever the heck Karma is). Maybe you should just label your reward system as "stuff that really doesn't matter - it just sounds kewl" ).

After all - you are getting my comments, experience, and insight for nothing. You need us - not the other way around. And you as a moderator should understand that... To it's fullest definition.

So mattdm - you gotta ask yourself - do you really think this site makes a difference? Does it create a effective means to an end? The answer is (from where I sit)... Not really.

Yes - other forums have a slightly better format - but I don't think many of them are that great.

You should probably decide that everything that IRC was (or is) - you guys wrecked with a silly web-site.

Scrap the ineffective and get on with the innovation that Fedora claims to create.


2017-01-15 17:20:18 -0500 answered a question Why are only some updates drpm?

I'd say that it depends on the package.

Then again - it could be this scenario:

Someone updated dnf and removed a re-direct to /dev/null.

... Just sayin'. Word. Out.


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2017-01-14 20:44:01 -0500 asked a question How long does it take to make "karma" move?!

I have answered a bunch of questions... I've asked a well-framed question - why does my "karma" not move?

Is it supposed to do anything?


2017-01-14 20:44:00 -0500 answered a question HDMI auidio converter : Unplugged (Fedora 24/25)

bump bump bump

2017-01-14 20:43:47 -0500 answered a question How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora Workstation?

instead of using dnf do:

rpm -qa |grep cinnamon (to see what pieces are installed)...

rpm -e (all of the rpms for cinnamon)

Then - dnf install cinnamon-desktop

If there is an issue with dnf - this will get around it.

2017-01-14 19:50:26 -0500 answered a question How can I back up my Fedora system's /home + whole configuration + everything installed by user?

You should probably not worry about the entire OS... Just make sure you get a backup of your installed packages:

rpm -qa > ~/mystorage/my.system.stuff

(You can do a re-install better and faster from any media than you can fiddling with backups of the ENTIRE filesystem)


You have many options (any of these will do):

  1. tar -cf /mystorage/funkychicken.home.tar /home/funkychicken
  2. cp -rp /home/funkychicken /mystorage/funkychicken.backup
  3. rsync -au /home/funkychicken /mystorage/funkychicken.backup . . .
2017-01-11 14:03:55 -0500 answered a question Broke my Fedora 24! Boot hangs up after resetting my forgotten root password.

Does the system ever boot to the (AKA initstate=3)?

If you don't know what I'm talking about - check to see if your system is asking you for a login and passwd in a VT (Virtual Terminal). You can get to a virtual terminal by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2.

Let us know if you have a prompt and if you can log in.



2017-01-10 18:08:01 -0500 commented answer F25 ( wont boot after update!

You just did the update today?

The recent kernel revision isn't It's 4.8.15-300. So... You can't boot any kernel installed... You will need to boot from media, mount the install, and chroot to the install. You'll then need to:

  • Take a look at your grub.conf (then optionally)
  • run depmod (-or-)
  • dnf reinstall kernel
2017-01-10 16:00:39 -0500 answered a question Should I uninstall an application if I want to install another version I have built of its source?

If you have built it before, you will have an old build in /usr/local.

You can mv /usr/local/lmms /usr/local/llms.old, then run make install in your build driectory - which will install the new version in /usr/local.

If there is a pre-built version on the system it should have a different path (like /usr/llms). To make sure you're running the version you build, you need to run it from the command line using the full path (like /usr/llms/llms)...

2017-01-10 16:00:38 -0500 answered a question F25 ( wont boot after update!

I'd suspect something went wrong with the hardware install. Do you still have your old gfx card? If so - can you take the new one out, put the old one back, then try to boot?

You might also re-seat the memory - and generally check for anything out of the ordinary...

2017-01-10 15:45:30 -0500 answered a question F25 ( wont boot after update!

Can you boot the previous kernel?

2017-01-10 15:45:29 -0500 asked a question HDMI auidio converter : Unplugged (Fedora 24/25)

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post. Long time user of Fedora (going back to Yarrow).

My System: Kernel: 4.8.15-300.fc25.x8664 x8664 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.1) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7
dm: gdm Distro: Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five)

Device: laptop system: LENOVO product: ThinkPad W530 Chassis: type: 10 Mobo: LENOVO

Card: NVIDIA GK107GLM [Quadro K1000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0ffc

Display Server: Fedora 119 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz

GLX Renderer: Quadro K1000M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Direct Rendering: Yes

Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller driver: sndhdaintel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e1b Card-2 Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: sndhdaintel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.15-300.fc25.x86_64

Here's my issue:

I have an audio converter. It takes HDMI as input, and outputs to Optical and HDMI. I have used it in the past (Fedora 23) to connect my audio receiver to my computer (for digital audio).

pavucontrol shows all the outputs as "unplugged" for this card (GTK107 HDMI Audio Controller).

As I say - this was working in 23... But I've forgotten how I got it working. I know I had to reconfigure alsa - and I'm pretty sure I had to configure X (even though I didn't run a display on it).

Any pointers?

Many Thanks!