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2018-11-10 16:56:34 -0600 commented question Scheduling updates dnf

Take a look at the yum-cron packages: dnf search yum-cron

2018-11-10 16:56:18 -0600 commented answer why is docker repo being ignored for fedora 29

The issue of Fedora 29 support is also in the Docker project's issue tracker: https://github.com/docker/for-linux/issues

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2013-07-24 04:23:59 -0600 answered a question Repositories for Adobe Flash, Oracle Java(JDK7 and JRE7) and NVIDIA?

Yes, there are Repositories for Flash and NVidea drivers:

  • For Flash youst follow the instructions from [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash]. You are basically told there to enable Adobes own repository.

  • For the NVidea drivers (and other multimedia stuff) enable the RPMFusion repositories [http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration]. The package should be called “kmod-nvidia-...”

I don't know where to get the Oracle JDK from. I never had any problems with the OpenJDK from the Fedora repositories. It worked well even with large Java projects like Opencast Matterhorn, …

2013-07-24 04:05:15 -0600 commented question playing video on Fedora 19

About “NO, RPMFusion drivers obviously don´t work with fedora 19”: I don't think that its obvious at all. I never had any problems with the drivers from RPMFusion. Though I must admit, that I don't have a f19 system with an AMD graphics card. But I just checked and “kmod-catalyst” is in the rpmfusion-nonfree repository.

2013-07-23 11:35:43 -0600 commented question playing video on Fedora 19
  • Is your system really using the AMD drivers (look for “Kernel driver in use” in the output of “lspci -vv”
  • Did you install the AMD display drivers from RPMFusion?
  • Did you try to use a different video output module (mplayer -vo gl or mplayer -vo xv – see man mplayer for more)
2013-07-21 17:14:13 -0600 answered a question xorg-x11-drv-intel vs. xorg-x11-drv-vesa

The VESA driver are very basic drivers which in exchange support most graphics cards. Sou you can use them with AMD chips, with Intel chips, with NVidia chips, … But while they are working in most cases, they will not bring out the full potential of you graphics card (especially in terms of 3d graphics).

So in other words, if they are working, you should go for the specialized drivers. In your case the intel drivers. You should/can use the VESA driver as fallback if there are any problems.

2013-07-21 05:32:23 -0600 commented answer [Sticky] What plugins do I need to install to watch movies and listen to music?

Instead of installing GStreamer, you can also install a player which does not need GStreamer like MPlayer or VLC.

2013-07-21 05:28:07 -0600 commented answer Is LVM the best tool to use for snapshots in Fedora 18?

Yes, ZFS can do that: http://docs.huihoo.com/opensolaris/solaris-zfs-administration-guide/html/ch06.html

2013-07-19 10:53:46 -0600 answered a question Fedora 18 - how to download package

The easiest way to download packages – if you have a f18 with internet access somewhere – is to execute:

yumdownloader <packagename>

It is probably easier, however, to build an up-to-date installation disk. For that you just have to follow the “How to create and use a Live CD” guide from the Fedora Wiki.

2013-07-19 10:46:13 -0600 answered a question automount encrypted USB drive

The easiest way for not needing to be root would be to allow your user to execute the specific task with superuser privileges and without a password. For that you just have to put an entry in /etc/sudoers.

If you want automount, however, I would indeed suggest creating a udev rule for that. An example of automounting encrypted usb devices (using LUKS not TrueCrypt) can be found here:

http://paste2.org/6vjwHY3A

This one is taken from the German Arch Wiki, but you should find a lot of examples once you start searching :-)