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2018-07-20 16:15:00 -0500 commented answer How to get source code of packages in Fedora?

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2018-01-11 14:35:43 -0500 commented question What exactly happens on `dnf reinstall`(in terms of scriptlets)?

I just had the same problem with broken java alternatives again and fixed it again the same way. Still wondering what dnf reinstall doesn't do. This renders dnf reinstall quite useless imo.

2017-12-06 07:52:48 -0500 commented answer Enable remote desktop/desktop sharing/vino in Fedora 27 Cinnamon

You didn't mention the Cinnamon Desktop in your question so I assumed you are using the standard (Gnome) desktop, sorry. I believe the functionality is part of the "vino" package which is "is a VNC server for GNOME. It allows remote users connect to a running GNOME session using VNC." (Source: dnf info vino) I guess this means it won't work with Cinnamon.

2017-12-03 19:50:14 -0500 commented answer What is "Pool"?

This command just lists packages with "pool" in their name. There are quite a few packages providing binaries with entirely different names. And there can be binaries which are not part of a package at all.

Therefore I would start with which pool and maybe try to find the package by dnf provides $(which pool).

You can also try pool --help or man pool.

2017-12-03 19:22:12 -0500 answered a question [F27] Automatically Logs Out

I think you are affected by Gnome-Shell Bug #1721428

2017-12-03 19:16:26 -0500 commented answer [F27] Automatically Logs Out

Have you tried just unplugging the HDMI cable? Same or different results?

2017-12-02 08:47:26 -0500 answered a question Enable remote desktop/desktop sharing/vino in Fedora 27 Cinnamon

I didn't know this feature existed until now, thank you!

This works for me from Fedora 26 to 27 and vice versa:

Decide which computer should be the host, on this computer go to Settings -> Sharing -> Screen Sharing and switch it to "ON". For me there is only one Network listed on the bottom of the Screen Sharing window and this network is automatically switched to ON.

On the client computer start "Remote Desktop Viewer" and connect using the VNC-protocol and the IP address of your host computer. (Assuming you are on the same local network.)

I am not sure where you got stuck but I hope this helps anyway!

2017-12-01 10:25:58 -0500 commented answer Fedora 26: Gnome Shell doesn't come up after login from GDM.

Sounds good! I agree, just looking at the journal is too much information, thats why I would recommend running journalctl --follow in a SSH session so you have a live log-view of your failing login attempt. Good luck! (I my case it was an old autostart .desktop file with a missing binary that made the Gnome login fail. I can have a look at the logs if you upload them to but I'm not sure I will find something.)

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2017-12-01 10:07:23 -0500 commented question [F27] Automatically Logs Out

I think this is a quite unique problem and you have to do some debugging yourself to get it fixed. Hopefully I and others can assist you on the way:

I would try having a look at the logs (e.g. via journalctl, dmesg, maybe other logs) and hope to find out what causes the hibernation. (Maybe some cron or broken power setting?)

Does the hibernation happen at a specific time or after a specific timeout or random?

I am not that familiar with hibernation: Can you explain what the state of your computer is in the morning and why you thing it is hibernated?

2017-11-30 19:47:32 -0500 commented answer Pages load very slowly on Ask Fedora

I'm not sure if it's time to vacuum again or if this is as fast as it gets, but maybe it's worth a try?

2017-11-30 19:02:41 -0500 answered a question Fedora 26: Gnome Shell doesn't come up after login from GDM.

First, switch to a text console: Ctrl+Alt+F4 (Or some other F-Key. F1 and/or F2 should be GDM and Gnome. You can switch back and forth as you desire.)

Login to the text console using your Username and Password. Does that work? Any errors?

If you can login: Try the "startx" command to start Gnome. Does it work? (In case it works you can use this as a temporary workaround. You can go back to the text-only console by logging out of Gnome.)

If you can login in text mode, do this with your account. If you can't, do this logged in with another account: Run "journalctl --follow" to see the system log. Switch back to the Graphical login screen and try logging in. Switch back to the text console running journalctl to see if any errors pop up. (You can do this via SSH too, if you have it set up. Debugging is much more comfortable from another computer via SSH imo.)

If you need further assistance, provide as much information as possible. (Edit your question or comment. You can use the fpaste command to easily upload log files and post the links here.)

2017-11-30 18:39:28 -0500 commented question The requested URL is not found on the server. Apache 2.2.6 (Fedora) localhost port 80.

Might be an error in the network or proxy setup. Please provide as much information as possible. Maybe ask your local network administrator first if possible.

2017-11-27 08:35:10 -0500 commented question FE27: /usr/bin/python3: undefined symbol: _Py_CoerceLegacyLocale

Did you try sudo dnf reinstall python3? (You mIght have to update first.)

2017-11-21 18:10:36 -0500 commented answer How install nvidia drivers on fedora 27

This works in the first place but be aware that you can run into issues when the kernel updates stuff relevant to the nvidia driver. The drivers from rpmfusion are more stable in my experience.

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2017-11-19 14:46:10 -0500 commented answer I tried upgrading from 25 directly to 27 and failed - how can I recover data?

I don't see how this could be an answer to Neatu Ovidu's question.

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2017-11-19 14:36:19 -0500 commented question GRUB list in the startup is gone and i cant access my windows7 OS

Does your system start in Bios or Uefi mode? More on UEFI

You might find the answer here: Information on Grub 2

2017-11-19 14:00:08 -0500 commented question I tried upgrading from 25 directly to 27 and failed - how can I recover data?

Have you tried Ctrl+Alt+F3 (or any F-key) to switch to a terminal? Have you by chance set up a ssh server on the broken machine?

2017-11-19 13:54:38 -0500 answered a question I tried upgrading from 25 directly to 27 and failed - how can I recover data?

Answer to first question: Yes, this kind of upgrade is available in Fedora for 1 month after release of the new version so it should work for you and I successfully upgraded from 25 to 27. (I had minor problems with selinux and missing status icons but I don't know if this was related to skipping 26.)

To the second question: I'm not sure. I have no experience with encrypted harddrives but I recovered broken systems a few times so there might be a way but it will most likely take some time and patience.

2017-11-19 12:50:32 -0500 answered a question How do we use Dropbox on Fedora 27?

I am using the Gnome-Addon TopIcons Plus to see the status icons of Dropbox, Seafile, Selinux-Alert and others in the top bar. I think that might be what you are looking for.

(Sidenote: The older addon Topicons stopped working for me, I'd suggest removing it and switching to TopIcons Plus if you have it installed.)

You might have to logout/login to see all the icons.

2017-11-19 12:28:14 -0500 commented question Why can I upgrade from fedora26 to fedora27?

First, I think the translated version of the DNF-Error is: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates' So did you follow steps 1 to 4 of the "Using the command line" ? What is the output of step 3? (You can just redo steps 3 and 4.)

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2017-11-11 14:12:05 -0500 asked a question What exactly happens on `dnf reinstall`(in terms of scriptlets)?

If I have a problem with a specific package I usually dnf reinstall it and in some cases this just fixes it. I always assumed that this is equivalent to removing and afterwards installing the package but this assumption seems to be wrong as rpm -e --nodeps <package> followed by dnf install <package> had a different result and fixed my problem.

I couldn't find any information on dnf reinstall on the internet so it would be just nice to have this answer here for me and others to find. The information could also be added to the documentation of dnf and maybe the Wiki page on Scriptlets.

Story leading to that question (may be safely skipped)

My specific, now solved, problem was, that the java and related commands stopped working after I removed Oracle JDK. So my usual approach was sudo dnf reinstall java-1.8.0-openjdk-* but to no avail. I figured out that the problem was a messed up alternatives configuration leading to missing symlinks. I found said configuration being set up in the pretrans scriptlet of the java packages and searched for a way to properly re-execute this scriptlet as dnf reinstall didn't do the trick.

Removing and afterwards installing said package (Java) with DNF was not possible due to the many dependent packages which would have been removed with it so I came up with the solution described above which worked for me. Now I want to find out why dnf reinstall didn't work (it might even be a packaging bug in Java?) and what to do if I will have a similar problem and the first step is to better understand dnf's reinstall command.

(I know this question contains some sub-questions like if my approach was correct in the first place etc. While I would appreciate hints and answers to those question this might lead to confusion and be a violation of this site's guidelines so I'd encourage you to just concentrate on the main question in the title.)

2017-11-11 11:52:03 -0500 commented question Firefox NEVER restores his session after reboot, please why?

It works just fine if you close Firefox before power off / reboot so the problem is that Firefox doesn't behave well when the system shuts down while it is running. I totally agree that this behavior could be improved but so could your question title.

2017-11-11 11:50:31 -0500 answered a question Boot in Terminal Mode

If you have access to a command line, this is the more up to date command:

sudo systemctl set-default

Reset to the default (graphical) login:

sudo systemctl set-default

(The other answers above may still work, but this is the preferred way to do it.)