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2015-08-25 15:56:03 -0600 commented answer SSL error 61when accessing Citrix application

Thank you for this answer. It worked for me. I only needed one certificate, and I was able to get it and copy it to /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/ with this method. And it works.

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2015-05-06 15:24:33 -0600 answered a question How can i add XFCE desktop to GDM gear icon choices?

I believe that if you already have GDM with GNOME, installing Xfce won't necessarily bring in LightDM. If it does, it won't remove GDM, and you can always switch back to it:

$ sudo systemctl --force disable ldm.service

$ sudo systemctl --force enable gdm.service

I've had the exact opposite problem. My system "began" its life with Xfce, and I added GNOME and GDM later. Now I can't switch back to GDM -- I always get an error. But I like GDM well enough, so I'm happy enough to keep it as my login manager.

2015-04-21 15:29:23 -0600 commented answer printer trouble

As of April 21, 2015 I can confirm that this fix for printing with the HP LaserJet 1020 still works!

2015-04-21 15:29:09 -0600 commented answer I am unable to install my printer HP laserjet 1020

I can now confirm that this fix for printing with the HP LaserJet 1020 still works!

2015-04-08 17:30:19 -0600 commented answer What is a virbr0 bridge connection?

I also had vibr0 show up in my Fedora system at some point in the recent past. I haven't noticed anything odd performance wise. So is it OK to leave it?

2015-04-07 13:38:59 -0600 answered a question Applications' Audio (again)

In Xfce, I find that you can control the output (and input) of PulseAudio much better with the PulseAudio Volume Control application -- https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packag... . I have that in my dock, and I use it all the time to switch the output between the laptop speakers and HDMI.

In GNOME, I use the Volume Mixer GNOME Extension to do the same thing from the upper panel: https://extensions.gnome.org/extensio...

You could get along with pavucontrol for both GNOME and non-GNOME desktop environments, but I find that it's useful to use Volume Mixer in GNOME and pavu in other desktops.

2015-04-07 13:06:49 -0600 answered a question Some guidance for a blogging client for Fedora?

WordPress recommends these clients for Linux:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Weblog_Cl...

I found these in Fedora packages:

https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packag... https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packag...

I also found this one:

https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packag...

You might want to look into compiling the others from source (or finding working RPM packages):

http://blogtk.jayreding.com/ http://drivel.sourceforge.net/ https://projects.gnome.org/gnome-blog/

2015-04-07 12:59:43 -0600 edited answer printer trouble

Update on April 7, 2015:

I have printing working again with Fedora 21 and the HP LaserJet 1020.

I was able to get it working by following the instructions at http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/

Basically, I had to remove the foo2zjs driver from the RPM Fusion repository, remove all HPLIP packages, remove the system-config-printer-udev package, download the foo2zjs driver from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ and follow the instructions. Then I started the system-config-printer utility in Fedora, and my printer was there and operational.

At one point during all of this, I got an SELinux warning about the USB printer, and I had to create an exception for it.

Here are the instructions from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ with my additions for my particular Fedora installation:

Click the link, or cut and paste the whole command line below to download the driver.

    $ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

Now unpack it:

Unpack:
    $ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    $ cd foo2zjs

Now compile and install it. The INSTALL file contains more detailed instructions; please read it now.

Compile:
    $ make

Get extra files from the web, such as .ICM profiles for color correction,
and firmware.  Select the model number for your printer:
    $ ./getweb cpwl # Get Minolta Color PageWorks/Pro L .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2200 # Get Minolta 2200 DL .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2300 # Get Minolta 2300 DL .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2430 # Get Minolta 2430 DL .ICM files

    $ ./getweb 1000 # Get HP LaserJet 1000 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1005 # Get HP LaserJet 1005 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1018 # Get HP LaserJet 1018 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1020 # Get HP LaserJet 1020 firmware file

    $ ./getweb 1025 # Get HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw .ICM files

Install driver, foomatic XML files, and extra files:
    $ su            OR  $ sudo make install
    # make install

At this point (or ANY point in this process), if SELinux throws an error on the USB printer, follow the utility's instructions to take care of it.

I did this as root. The SELinux utility prompted me to enter these lines, and on your system hopefully the same thing will happen. I'm not sure if this command is the same for everybody, but, as I say, the SELinux utility told me exactly what to do:

  # grep udev-add-printe /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
  # semodule -i mypol.pp

This is also a good time to remove system-config-printer-udev:

   $ sudo yum remove system-config-printer-udev

Then add hotplug (this worked for me):

(Optional) Configure hotplug (USB; HP LJ 1000/1005/1018/1020):
    # make install-hotplug   OR $ sudo make install-hotplug

(Optional) If you use CUPS, restart the spooler:
    # make cups         OR  $ sudo make cups

For Fedora 6/7/.../20, and Ubuntu 7.10/8.x/.../14.x users:

    $ system-config-printer

As of April 2015, my printer is working with Fedora.

2015-03-12 14:38:15 -0600 commented question HDMI overscan problem (borders of X display extend beyond TV screen)

I'm having this same problem. I'm not quite sure where to find this "auto adjust" button or feature, but I'm going to look for it.

It's interesting that in Fedora, I can't see the edges of the screen, just like the OP, but in Windows 8, the full screen shows, but it's much smaller with quite a bit of "dead" space around it on all sides. For watching video, the Fedora "problem" is a much better one to have.

But in terms of solving the Fedora/Linux issue, I haven't yet figured anything out. I'll look again tonight and see if I can come up with anything.

2015-03-12 14:06:32 -0600 answered a question Unable to update Vlc due to libgpg error

Try the VLC update today. RPM Fusion has apparently fixed the problem -- my update went fine today.

2015-03-10 22:53:32 -0600 answered a question What video editing software should I use for Youtube videos?

When it comes to video-editing software in Linux, I encourage you to try any or all of them.

I mostly use OpenShot but want to try Kdenlive as well.

You can make very good-quality videos with either one of those.

Both are available in the Fedora repositories.

2014-11-21 16:27:38 -0600 answered a question Is there any GTK/GNOME GUI for PackageKit other than GNOME Software and GNOME PackageKit Installer?

I really like the Yumex package manager. It is fast, and it works great.

# yum install yumex
2014-11-21 14:45:47 -0600 commented answer Why can't I change my display manager? (GDM to LightDM)

The man page for system-switch-displaymanager doesn't mention lightdm, but I tried it anyway.

If you give the argument:

$ system-switch-displaymanager lightdm

First you get the same error output as when you use systemctl:

Failed to issue method call: Operation not supported

Then you get a line of output (can't remember it exactly) from system-switch-displaymanager that says the operation was a success.

However, when I reboot, I have NO display manager. I log in and am at a bash prompt. So I then used system-switch-displaymanager to switch back to GDM:

$ system-switch-displaymanager gdm

There is still no way to successfully switch from GDM to LightDM.

2014-11-17 12:16:21 -0600 answered a question Why can't I change my display manager? (GDM to LightDM)

I just successfully switched my display manager from LightDM to GDM with advice from this Fedora Users mailing list post.

First of all, make sure the GDM manager you wish to use is installed on your system.

I started with an Xfce system, and the Xfce spin uses LightDM. When I later installed GNOME, it brought GDM along with it.

But if you want to switch to GDM without GNOME, install it:

$ sudo yum install gdm

Then you switch one off and the other on:

$ sudo systemctl disable lightdm.service
$ sudo systemctl enable gdm.service

Then reboot your system, and the new display manager will come up.

The problem is going back.

I can sucessfully do this:

$ sudo systemctl disable gdm.service

But this command doesn't work:

$ sudo systemctl enable lightdm.service

I get this output in the terminal:

Failed to issue method call: Operation not supported

Any ideas?

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2014-08-21 15:48:21 -0600 commented question HP requires firmware setup on every session

The HP LaserJet 1020 is a huge pain in the rear.

I can't get it to work at all. Anything I can do to make the computer recognize the printer's existence in Fedora 20 would be a big help. I'd be happy to upload firmware every time I needed to use it.

2014-08-14 18:06:21 -0600 commented answer MBR vs GPT - which are better for Fedora?

Great answer. I learned a lot about GPT.

I have a further question: What's the best way to work with GPT partitions? Gparted? or ??

2014-08-14 17:53:10 -0600 commented answer Fedora20 + Gnome + ATI (xorg or AMD driver)

This thread on the Fedora Forum is long and rambly, but it seems to be where you can find out about patched GNOME that works with Catalyst:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=295881&page=12

2014-08-14 17:39:12 -0600 commented answer Toshiba Satellite C640 overheating problem and shutdown

I had a problem like this, and blowing all the accumulated dust and crud off of the CPU heatsink and fan made the problem go away.

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2014-08-13 19:05:09 -0600 answered a question Fedora20 + Gnome + ATI (xorg or AMD driver)

The proprietary AMD Catalyst driver should work with your graphics card according to http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalyst14-4LINReleaseNotes.aspx

However, GNOME 3 is not working with Catalyst without some retweaking that I'm not interested in doing.

So I'm running AMD Catalyst, which you can get here http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86#amd-catalyst-packages , with Xfce as my desktop environment. It'll also work with KDE.

You do need quite a few dependencies before installing Catalyst.

I list all the dependencies in this post: http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/fedora/2014_0502_kernel_packages_in_fedora

To save you the click, here they are:

kernel-devel
kernel-headers
kernel-modules-extras
kernel-tools
kernel-tools-libs
dkms
gcc
binutils
make

Running AMD Catalyst, even from RPM packages, isn't something I recommend for everybody. It can be a pain in the rear. But if you can't get graphics working (or working well) any other way, it's certainly worth a try.

Note: I noticed that you already tried fglrx, so you have successfully installed it. I guess the rest of this answer is for people wondering how to use AMD's installer instead of RPM packages.

But in your case, there are tweaks to GNOME 3 to allow it to run with AMD Catalyst, but I'm just not going there myself. I'd rather run any of the other desktop environments and hope that someone, somewhere in Fedora gets interested in bringing Catalyst and GNOME 3 back together.

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2014-07-21 18:47:09 -0600 answered a question What files need to be restored after a replace to migrate from obsolete to current version?

If this were my system, I'd back up /home, do a full reinstall, then bring the /home files into the new system in their own directory. Then I'd start by moving over the user's actual files, leaving the "dot" files (i.e. configuration files) where they are and moving them into the user's home directory individually if needed (i.e. for things like Thunderbird mail, Firefox configuration, etc). I wouldn't wholesale move every dot file.

I think it's a good idea to start fresh every once in awhile -- especially if you started with Fedora 14 on the box.

2014-07-21 18:12:58 -0600 answered a question Cannot access "Disk Management" under "System"

In the Fedora menu (at least under Xfce), Applications - System - Disk Management calls the program usermount.

If you want to run usermount, you can so so from a terminal using the su utility. Open a terminal window and type (after the $ prompt):

$ su -c usermount

Then enter the root password when prompted. You will now be in the usermount gui.

If you have sudo installed on your system (and I always recommend it), you can also call usermount with:

$ sudo usermount

Then enter your user password when prompted. If you have sufficient permissions, the GUI program will start.

But if the sudo command doesn't work, and if you do have the root password, the su version will work.

2014-07-21 18:07:15 -0600 commented question Cannot access "Disk Management" under "System"

I just figured this out and will answer below.

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2014-07-21 17:58:22 -0600 commented question Cannot access "Disk Management" under "System"

I have this same problem -- there's an entry in the menu for Disk Management, and it's basically unusable. What should happen is that a program starts and asks you for the root password to continue. That doesn't happen here, and there's probably some kind of configuration change that will make this work.

My question: Does anybody know how to make Disk Management in the Fedora menu work?

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2014-07-15 17:01:06 -0600 answered a question Why isn't my system waking up post suspend?

I looked at your dmesg, specifically these two lines:

[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC/358E, BIOS F.21 09/13/2011 [ 0.063367] smpboot: CPU0: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (fam: 12, model: 01, stepping: 00)

I also have an HP laptop with an AMD APU, and I can't get suspend/resume working without two things being present:

1) You need the proprietary AMD Catalyst driver. Unfortunately RPM Fusion is no longer packaging it. You can either install from upstream, http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86#amd-catalyst-packages , or use the Fedora 19 packages in Fedora 20, which I'm doing now. (Here are my instructions on that: http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/fedora/2014_0522_best_way_to_get_AMD_catalyst_in_fedora_20 ).

Note: If you do want to use the upstream package from AMD, here are some tips on dependencies you'll need to make it work: http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/fedora/2014_0502_kernel_packages_in_fedora

2) Once you have the Catalyst driver installed, then you need to add the path to your swap partition to GRUB. Here are my instructions on how to determine the path to your swap partition and how to add that swap partition to GRUB so it can work with suspend/resume: http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/fedora/2014_0118_suspend_resume_in_fedora_20 .

(I got the tip from here: http://ankursinha.in/blog/2013/05/02/fedora-19-and-a-few-bugs-ive-run-into/ )

Here are the steps for that:

In a terminal, find the path to your swap partition:

$ swapon -s

On my system, that returns the following:

/dev/dm-1

To test this, I rebooted, paused GRUB and dropped this at the end of my bootline in GRUB:

resume=/dev/dm-1

If you can then suspend/resume successfully, it's time to make the change permanent.

To do this:

1) As root, edit /etc/default/grub and add your "resume" line to the end of all that stuff between the quote marks after GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=

(in my case it's resume=/dev/dm-1)

If you opened /etc/default/grub as root, you should be able to save it.

2) After you save /etc/default/grub, to make this change persist in GRUB, run:

# grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

This is a lot of steps, which can be summed up: 1) add proprietary driver, 2) add "resume=/path/to/swap" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX, 3) Regenerate GRUB configuration 4) Reboot and hopefully enjoy working suspend/resume with recent AMD APU-running systems.

2014-07-07 18:37:29 -0600 commented answer HOW-TO: Install Fedora on UEFI hardware

I installed Fedora 18 on a UEFI system in a Win 8 dual boot and had no trouble. I'm using the same installation now, upgrading along the way with fedup.

At the time, Fedora was the only distro that could deal with UEFI and an existing Windows 8 system.

I'm fairly sure the other distros that support UEFI have gotten better, as has Fedora. But overall, Fedora was way ahead on UEFI.

2014-07-07 12:40:48 -0600 commented answer With seahorse-nautilus in Fedora 20, I can encrypt a file, but there's no obvious way to decrypt it
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2014-07-02 12:21:07 -0600 commented answer fedora 20 1080p video problem

Thanks for this post. This is the first I've heard of VDPAU.

I'm using AMD Catalyst (currently using the Fedora 19 packages from RPM Fusion for my Fedora 20 system), and most things run a bit better than with the Radeon driver, even though Radeon has come a long way recently.

If VDPAU can improve Radeon performance, I'm all for it.

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2014-06-29 18:49:54 -0600 commented answer I am unable to install my printer HP laserjet 1020

Update on April 7, 2015:

I have printing working again with Fedora 21 and the HP LaserJet 1020.

I was able to get it working by following the instructions at http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/

Basically, I had to remove the foo2zjs driver from the RPM Fusion repository, remove all HPLIP packages, remove the system-config-printer-udev package, download the foo2zjs driver from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ and follow the instructions. Then I started the system-config-printer utility in Fedora, and my printer was there and operational.

At one point during all of this, I got an SELinux warning about the USB printer, and I had to create an exception for it.

Here are the instructions from http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/ with my additions for my particular Fedora installation:

Click the link, or cut and paste the whole command line below to download the driver.

    $ wget -O foo2zjs.tar.gz http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz

Now unpack it:

Unpack:
    $ tar zxf foo2zjs.tar.gz
    $ cd foo2zjs

Now compile and install it. The INSTALL file contains more detailed instructions; please read it now.

Compile:
    $ make

Get extra files from the web, such as .ICM profiles for color correction,
and firmware.  Select the model number for your printer:
    $ ./getweb cpwl # Get Minolta Color PageWorks/Pro L .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2200 # Get Minolta 2200 DL .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2300 # Get Minolta 2300 DL .ICM files
    $ ./getweb 2430 # Get Minolta 2430 DL .ICM files

    $ ./getweb 1000 # Get HP LaserJet 1000 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1005 # Get HP LaserJet 1005 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1018 # Get HP LaserJet 1018 firmware file
    $ ./getweb 1020 # Get HP LaserJet 1020 firmware file

    $ ./getweb 1025 # Get HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw .ICM files

Install driver, foomatic XML files, and extra files:
    $ su            OR  $ sudo make install
    # make install

At this point (or ANY point in this process), if SELinux throws an error on the USB printer, follow the utility's instructions to take care of it.

I did this as root. The SELinux utility prompted me to enter these lines, and on your system hopefully the same thing will happen. I'm not sure if this command is the same for everybody, but, as I say, the SELinux utility told me exactly what to do:

  # grep udev-add-printe /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol
  # semodule -i mypol.pp

This is also a good time to remove system-config-printer-udev:

   $ sudo yum remove system-config-printer-udev

Then add hotplug (this worked for me):

(Optional) Configure hotplug (USB; HP LJ 1000/1005/1018/1020):
    # make install-hotplug   OR $ sudo make install-hotplug

(Optional) If you use CUPS, restart the spooler:
    # make cups         OR  $ sudo make cups

For Fedora 6/7/.../20, and Ubuntu 7.10/8.x/.../14.x users:

    $ system-config-printer

As of April 2015, my printer is working with Fedora.