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2015-03-27 13:12:12 -0600 marked best answer Minecraft drops to a black screen after login

UPDATE: This issue seems to be fixed with the release of Minecraft 1.6 and the new minecraft launcher.

I installed Minecraft on fedora (as described in this question), and it seems to start okay. However, after logging into minecraft, it drops to a black screen.

I ran the minecraft command (java -Xmx1024M -Xms512M -jar ~/.minecraft/minecraft.jar) on the terminal, and the following message is output to the terminal after trying to log in to Minecraft:

Exception in thread "Minecraft main thread" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:205)
at asq.a(SourceFile:56)

Caused by: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 0
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR$Screen.<init>(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR$Screen.<init>(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR.populate(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR.access$100(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR$
at Method)
at org.lwjgl.opengl.XRandR.getConfiguration(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.LinuxDisplay.init(
at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.<clinit>(

Any idea how to fix this?

2015-03-27 13:09:57 -0600 marked best answer How do I mark an answer to a question as correct?

I asked a question here on Ask Fedora, and someone answered my question perfectly. Is there any way to mark that answer as Correct so other people know that it is the right answer?

2015-03-27 13:09:01 -0600 marked best answer How do I follow a particular Tag or User on Ask Fedora?

I am easily able to follow a particular question on Ask Fedora by pressing the Follow button in the Right Hand Pane of a Question. This works as I expect it, Ask Fedora sends me email updates to me, and that question shows up in the "Following" tab in the web interface.

My Question is this, is it also possible to follow a particular tag or user? So that I get email updates etc for new questions in that tag or by that user?

2015-03-27 13:07:53 -0600 marked best answer How do I get an instance of askbot working on Fedora?

I have just installed askbot on Fedora 18 using the command,

sudo yum install askbot

And have restarted Apache with

sudo service httpd restart

And apache is working perfectly, (the testpage shows at http://localhost/)

However, where does the default configuration of askbot put the askbot URL? From what i can gather from the config files, a sqlite database is used by default, but i cant seem to be able to access my local instance of askbot.

Is there any further configuration that i need to set up? Do I need to start the askbot server?

2015-03-27 11:56:52 -0600 marked best answer What twitter clients are available in Fedora?

I prefer to have a desktop application for twitter (rather than using the twitter web interface). What are some of the twitter clients available for Fedora?

2015-03-27 11:55:20 -0600 marked best answer Where has the logout option gone from the Fedora user menu?

In Fedora 17, there was an menu item in the user menu that allowed me to logout of Fedora. Since I updated to a newer version of Fedora, the logout option no longer appears?

Is there a way to turn it back on?

2015-03-27 11:55:19 -0600 marked best answer How do I install, start and configure bitlbee on Fedora?

I currently use an IRC-only client as my primary chat client for all IRC communications. I have just heard about the bitlbee tool that allows me to connect to it and forward all my IM accounts (google chat, facebook chat, etc) straight into my IRC client.

The question is how do I install and start and configure bitlbee on Fedora?

2015-03-27 11:51:06 -0600 marked best answer How do I stop applications hiding their titlebar when maximized?

When I maximize particular GNOME applications in Fedora 18, such as Files (Nautilus) and Documents (gnome-documents), the titlebar disappears.

Is there anyway to force this to stop the titlebar from being hidden on maximized windows?

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2015-03-27 11:51:00 -0600 marked best answer Alt + Drag to move windows does not work in Fedora 18

In versions of Fedora before Fedora 18, it was possible to hold down the Alt key, click and drag anywhere on a window to move the window. Also, it was possible to hold down Alt, middle click and drag to resize a window.

As of Fedora 18, this feature is no longer working. Is there any way to re-enable this behaviour?

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2014-03-30 21:32:00 -0600 marked best answer How do I install and play Minecraft on Fedora?

How do I install and run Minecraft on Fedora?

The Minecraft download page links to a minecraft.jar file. How do I run this, and set up an item in the Main Menus?

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2014-02-28 13:50:20 -0600 commented answer How do I install a newer version of GNOME on Fedora 20?

I already have GNOME installed.

Also, these instructions don't work for Fedora. There is no "X Window System" group in the Fedora repos.

2014-02-28 13:46:26 -0600 edited answer How do I install a newer version of GNOME on Fedora 20?

Richard Hughes is packaging up GNOME 3.12 in a copr repo for people running Fedora 20. Note that this repo is contains software that is in development, and thus should be considered experimental.

Before enabling this, be sure to check the copr repo page for any further information about installing and using this repo

To enable the repo, create a new repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/:

sudo touch /etc/yum.repos.d/rhughes-f20-gnome-3-12.repo

Next, edit the file (again as root) and paste the follo the following repo definition:

name=Copr repo for f20-gnome-3-12 owned by rhughes (i386)

name=Copr repo for f20-gnome-3-12 owned by rhughes (x86_64)

Exit your text editor, and update your system with

sudo yum update

Finally, reboot your system, and you should be running fedora 20 with all the GNOME 3.12 goodness.

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2014-02-28 13:39:52 -0600 answered a question Where is the "Add / Remove Software" application gone in Fedora 20?

In Fedora 20 and newer, the default software installer application is now gnome-software. It is ideal for installing applications and the applications are much easier to browse and install. It looks like this:

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However, gnome-software only targets "Applications" (this means anything that shows up in the menus.) So if you want a GUI for installing all types of packages in the Fedora Repos, you can install the old "Add / Remove Software" tool back by installing gnome-packagekit-installer with the command:

sudo yum install gnome-packagekit-installer

Once installed this should show up in the menus as the menu item "Packages" rather than the old name of "Add / Remove Software".

Note also that yumex is another GUI application in the Fedora Repos for managing packages. It has a wider feature set than gnome-packagekit-installer, and also allows you to create and modify your repository definitions as well. To install yumex, use the command:

sudo yum install yumex

Yumex screenshot

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2014-02-28 13:22:06 -0600 edited question Where is the "Add / Remove Software" application gone in Fedora 20?

I've just upgraded from Fedora 19 to Fedora 20 and found that the "Add/Remove Software" application is missing from the Administration menu.

I've tried:

yum install gnome-packagekit

But it told me that gnome-packagekit was already installed and the result was "nothing to do".

I'm using Cinnamon for my desktop, and I aslo tried reverting to GNOME Classic, but still the encountered the same issue.

Any ideas folks? any help greatly appreciated ;)

2014-02-28 13:15:37 -0600 marked best answer How do I install a newer version of GNOME on Fedora 20?

Fedora 20, by default, comes with GNOME 3.10. Is there anyway I can update GNOME on my system to use the newer version of GNOME (i.e. GNOME 3.11, what will become 3.12 when it is released?)

2014-02-28 13:15:29 -0600 commented answer How do I install a newer version of GNOME on Fedora 20?

The COPR repo page also states to email the author of the repo if there are any issues with the packaging. (i.e. dependenciy issues).

2014-02-28 13:11:38 -0600 edited question How can I make file manager have same window borders as other windows?

My file manager and some system windows do not have window borders, and this causes glitches when applying themes, and makes it difficult to see the edge of windows with some themes. Is there any way I can make these windows have borders like Firefox, etc? Also, the same is true with the stock theme, not just the applied ones. Illustration available here:

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