Ask Your Question

snowolfe's profile - activity

2018-12-22 20:27:40 -0600 received badge  Great Answer (source)
2018-12-18 03:55:10 -0600 commented answer Howto mount iso images without fuseiso ? since it is not available anymore

Not sure what the question is @cip_fedora You mount with: # mount /path/to/disk_image.iso /mnt You unmount with: #

2018-12-18 03:42:39 -0600 commented answer pdftk not in F21

See qpdf as described by @Federico Sep8 '15 below I have been using this as my main pdf tool for a long time now and it

2018-12-18 03:32:16 -0600 commented answer What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

Fedora doesn't report back to the development community (and never Red Hat) without your knowledge and it certainly does

2017-08-02 11:15:05 -0600 received badge  Famous Question (source)
2017-07-25 02:46:35 -0600 received badge  Nice Question (source)
2017-07-25 02:46:17 -0600 marked best answer pdftk not in F21

I can't find pdftk in F21 - is it no longer shipped in the Fedora repos?

2017-04-23 06:10:59 -0600 received badge  Enlightened (source)
2017-04-23 06:10:59 -0600 received badge  Good Answer (source)
2016-12-24 06:56:11 -0600 commented question File preview & info sidebar

To the best of my knowledge - the default file explorer (nautilus) does not offer "preview" on the side-pane. The best you get is "thumbnails" in the main explorer window (which can be zoomed in on - but still not likely to help you). Another file manager may offer this, and there are many (try searching the Software application), or you can do what I do - open the item in the relevant viewer/editor application and then rename as appropriate (Linux will let you do this).

EDIT: I have just had a quick look in Software and Dolphin looks like it might meet your needs. F11 enables a preview pane that includes basic info and depending on the document type, allows an actual preview of the content - see Control -> Configure Dolphin -> General -> Previews check boxes as appropriate. I note that in my basic testing, PDFs were not included - but I have only glanced at this app and are by no-means an expert on it.

2016-12-24 06:40:13 -0600 commented question Unknown Applications ~/bin

Almost certainly installed as part of a dependency for one of your "installation and removal" exercises, probably unpacked as part of a tar file you installed or perhaps a ruby application?

If you believe you have removed the "parent" application(s) then you can definitely delete these as well (most app install mechanisms do a poor job of dependency removal when you uninstall). If in doubt - move them to a backup location and see if you start having problems. This will quickly identify components that are still needed (and hopefully what is using them).

2016-12-24 06:32:38 -0600 commented question Error Mount HD in fstab in Fedora25

If I am reading this correctly, the disk is actually mounting, but access to the mount point is requiring the root password - if that is the case, it is a permission problem on the mount point. Check that the DATA folder has appropriate access permissions for the users you expect to use it - use chown and chmod to correct accordingly.

If I am misinterpreting your issue, then my apologies. Also, if you need further guidance on the how to do this then let me know.

2016-12-24 06:06:13 -0600 commented answer No Wifi in Fedora 25 (New to Fedora and Linux)

Due to the fact I didn't already have the kernel-devel package installed and it is not a required dependency I had to include the following two steps BEFORE running the modprobe command:

sudo dnf install -y kernel-devel
sudo akmods --force --kernel `uname -r` --akmod wl
2016-12-03 19:42:40 -0600 answered a question Why a different default filesystem for Workstation vs Server?

I am not a member of the Fedora team - but I suspect the reasons relate to the following:

xfs supports larger file systems than ext4 and can not be re-sized smaller (partitions). This works well on servers that usually need to have larger file systems than workstations and are far more likely to re-size partitions larger than shrink them. Workstations will typically require more flexibility with partition re-sizing and usually don't need to support very large file systems - ext4 works well in this scenario.

I think at this stage maintaining ext4 for Workstation and xfs for Server is a good compromise - besides, you can always change from the default options during installation if they don't suit your needs.

2016-10-29 18:53:30 -0600 answered a question Moving OS to SSD

Based on the answers to my comment questions - you could move things around, but it involves using various LVM commands (many of them), fdisk to alter the disk partition tables and re-installation of grub2 after editing its configuration. All of these combined would be risky and time consuming; better (and probably quicker) to install Fedora again.

Install again:

Assuming you have a Live DVD/USB or other installation media, I recommend using fdisk in your current install to remove ALL partitions on both disks (start with /dev/sdb) and then reboot into your installation media:

WARNING - ALL data on both disks will be destroyed!

fdisk /dev/sdb; d to delete partition 1 and then w to wrtie to disk and exit. It will issue a warning about needing to run partprobe - DO NOT run it because you will be rebooting into the new install shortly!

Now do the same for sda: fdisk /dev/sda; d to delete partition 2 and d to delete partition 1, finally w to write and exit. Insert your installation media and reboot.

Anaconda (the graphical installer) lets you choose your partition layout, including which disks to use - choose to define your own partition layout. Select only the SSD disk. You should have the choice to select the recommended (default) layout or manually define your own.

If you choose the default, then Anaconda typically defines a /boot partition of 500 MB, SWAP of equivalent size to your RAM, / (root) of 50 GB and the remainder of disk space as /home (on your SSD, that should be about 176 GB).

I asked about RAM because modern Linux usage can often get by without SWAP, but it depends on what applications you plan on using on your laptop. 6GB is on the cusp - I would probably consider keeping SWAP at this level. The other major use for SWAP is if you intend to hibernate your laptop. I prefer suspend because it is significantly quicker and in most cases (particularly if you have adequate battery charge), will survive the time frame from closing lid to opening again. Remove the SWAP partition if you don't feel you need it, which may require you adjust your /home partition to take up the freed space.

2016-10-29 17:55:34 -0600 commented question Moving OS to SSD

see Answer for my feedback.

2016-10-29 07:12:52 -0600 commented question Moving OS to SSD

Several questions:

  1. Did you configure the disk layout during installation? or was it done automatically by the installer (anaconda)

  2. Is this a Desktop or Laptop and how much RAM does it have?

3 Do you have any user (your own) "data" installed on the computer already? or is it still a clean install?

It looks like you took the installation defaults for disk layout when installing Fedora. The quickest (and very much easiest) way to fix this would be to do a re-install. Fedora only takes about 20-30 mins to install, however it is also likely that moving the OS could be achieved also

2016-10-29 06:58:05 -0600 answered a question I have to switch between AHCI and Raid ON

You have essentially answered your own question. You installed Windows while having the BIOS configured to interact with the disk as a RAID device, then you reconfigured the BIOS to interact with the disk using AHCI and installed Fedora.

These are two VERY different disk interface modes attached to the same physical disk, they can't be used concurrently or as an alternative mode to access the other disk configuration - hence the need to switch between them when accessing the two different operating systems. You need to use RAID or AHCI for both operating systems.

Unfortunately, you will most likely need to re-install one of the operating systems (most likely Fedora) while the BIOS is set to the same disk access mode as the other operating system.

2016-10-26 08:31:18 -0600 received badge  Good Answer (source)
2016-10-24 02:31:22 -0600 received badge  Nice Answer (source)
2016-10-24 01:51:27 -0600 received badge  Enthusiast
2016-10-21 19:05:58 -0600 commented answer What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

While I agree Freedom is a definite selling point for many of us, I am not sure that matters to many others (even if it probably should).

Also, I am not sure that the Ubuntu community would agree that they are not free; although I personally think that Fedora is freer than Ubuntu, but freedom is often a personal definition also.

2016-10-21 17:58:22 -0600 commented answer What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

and Ubuntu isn't?

The question was why choose or switch to Fedora vs. Ubuntu. Ultimately it is personal choice - if you like the packages that ship and the 'feel' of the interface, then you are likely to stick with it. For most people, using either as a workstation is going to boil down to the above.

Personally, if you want a job using your Linux skills, I think Fedora/Red Hat offer the greatest opportunities, particularly in the enterprise server space and increasingly in the cloud/docker space. If you are a developer, both offer a superb range of tools for development use. Take your pick!

2016-10-21 09:15:19 -0600 answered a question Ask Fedora: Is it working, and what's the future?

Unfortunately I don't know enough about other options to provide a meaningful discussion. I can say that I would like to see the "ask fedora" site continue in some form, which based on existing knowledge, would mean a continuation of the existing site or a migration to stack exchange.

I am not a big fan of mailing lists and have never used "Discourse", but having been involved with documentation in a variety of forms - some integration with the "Docs" team could be beneficial, although exactly how that might work I am unsure.

Not much help - I know - but I wanted to confirm my desire to see the site continue in some form!

2016-10-21 09:00:33 -0600 answered a question What are some good reasons to choose Fedora as a workstation instead of Ubuntu?

With Live USB/DVDs it is easy to try out a new distro. As @jake has indicated, this is often a "religious question", but for me, I find the Ubuntu way of doing things not very community friendly (not that the Ubuntu community is not friendly), i.e. they seem to regularly try and go their own way (e.g. Unity and their Wayland equivalent), and often initial development is done in a closed/private way, along with having to sign over copyright for development code (at least it used to be - haven't looked recently).

Fedora is very much developed in the open and Red Hat uses it as the basis of its distro every four years or so. If you want a heavily demanded 'enterprise grade' Linux, then Red Hat is the market leader by a long way - CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux and several other variants are all downstream distros from Red Hat, which as I said uses Fedora as its basis. The 'Server' job market is dominated by demand for Red Hat experienced Admins and Dev-ops engineers and their certifications are some of the most valuable and respected in the industry.

So for me this is the best way to go - Fedora gives me a great desktop to use day to day (most of the time), is the upstream for Red Hat which I use all the time at work, and I am certified as an RHCE, so it makes sense that I use it.

Your mileage will vary!

2016-10-20 21:33:13 -0600 commented answer hibernate not working fedora 24

Also ensure your swap space is as large as the amount of RAM you have, preferably more.

Personally, I don't see the value in Hibernate these days, as the time it takes to offload RAM and re-read it again upon wake-up is often slower than either powering off/on or using Suspend (which is almost instantaneous). Suspend does require power be continuously available during sleep, so either a laptop with good battery or permanently powered desktop.

2016-10-20 21:22:08 -0600 answered a question I/O intensive tasks after suspend

You are correct, there is a number of jobs that are scheduled to run regularly (usually once a day) to maintain your system. If these jobs do not run because the system is asleep, then anacrond runs them when the system wakes again. You can tune this behaviour by editing the /etc/anacrontab config file - see the man pages referenced in the config file for details.

FYI: updatedb indexes all files on the computer for quick locate lookups, and tracker also indexes file content for quick searches within various search tools.

The updatedb process should be pretty quick, unless you have major file churn, whereas tracker does more in depth indexing, so likely takes longer.

2016-10-20 21:06:29 -0600 answered a question I can not install fedora on a laptop Dell Inspiron 15 model 700 series 7559

It almost certainly is the combo of Intel and NVidia cards - I have regularly had this issue when trying out a Live USB or installing from a Live USB. The nouveau driver in the initramfs sometimes seems to have trouble working with the NVidia card, you can disable it during the boot to allow start-up and then decide how to handle the NVidia card once the system is running.

To disable at boot: Interrupt the boot menu, press E to edit the kernel line, linux16, and add the following to the end of the line: modprobe.blacklist=nouveau, Ctrl-X to continue the boot.

If you want, you can now locate and install the NVidia binary driver, but you should also permanently disable the nouveau driver by following this guide: . If you do this after installing the NVidia driver then it should get included in the initramfs file for boot time loading.

2016-10-20 20:16:10 -0600 answered a question Can't set acl in /etc/fstab

If you are using F24 (as indicated by the tag attached to this question), then acl, along with user_xattr, is already a default option on ext4 filesystems.

To verify this:

$ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/mapper/fedora_kami--01-root | grep 'Default mount'

Should return:

Default mount options: user_xattr acl

These default mount options don't seem to appear when running mount - not sure why.

2016-08-16 17:55:08 -0600 answered a question Encountering problems, if tmpfs size is extended

tmpfs is an in-memory file system and /tmp uses tmpfs by default, so you are correct - having 8G of RAM is the problem.

I am not sure why you are explicitly copying the file into /tmp to edit it (I assume because the files are hosted/located on some external device), but you could create a temporary directory under your home directory and copy your "working files" there, assuming you have sufficient disk space.

As an aside, editing the /lib/systemd/system/tmp.mount entry is never recommended. Files under /lib are replaced whenever a new package update (for the associated system) is applied, effectively overwriting any edits you make. Ideally, locate or create an appropriate config file under /etc and make your changes in that file.

2016-06-16 07:20:44 -0600 answered a question Disable radeon driver

Although this applies to the nouveau driver, the process should be the same to disable the radeon driver - adjust the driver name as necessary.

2016-06-16 07:14:11 -0600 commented answer How do i add a user to the sudoers list and can this be harmfull?

Do not include the NOPASSWD: if you still want the user to type their own password to run the commands.

Commands run via sudo are recorded in the "audit logs" under the user name running them, not root - making track back of who-did-what much more meaningful than being logged as user root

2016-06-16 06:58:37 -0600 commented question How do i add a user to the sudoers list and can this be harmfull?

WARNING: The wheel group effectively gives the user FULL root access (via sudo) - if that is appropriate, then add users as required - otherwise use the method described by @aeperezt.

2016-06-01 05:25:03 -0600 commented answer Kickstart install issues with F22

Having just re-read your question - you may be trying to access the content via HTTP, in which case use the url url="http://server/" instead of the NFS details. Either way the pykickstart docs cover the repo access methods. Also, make sure that your firewall and selinux are allowing your server to serve the repo content!

2016-05-31 08:32:54 -0600 commented question fedora 22 filesharing problem with virt-manager and Windows 7 guest

No time to dig further at this stage - but look into:

  • selinux: it is very particular about how SMB shares can operate, as a test try sudo setenforce 0 to switch to permissive mode and see if you can use the shared directory.
  • firewalld: not sure if this may be active and blocking traffic from the "vm network" - try sudo firewall-cmd --add-service=smb --permanent; sudo firewall-cmd --reload
  • network config: on the vm - can it communicate with the host machine in the first place, i.e. did you configure networking that bridged to the host machine?

Just some things to investigate.

2016-05-31 08:15:50 -0600 answered a question Kickstart install issues with F22

I may be misunderstanding something here - but you need to add the @core group to the list of packages (it does exist - I think it contains the minimum set of packages required for installation of Fedora).

Also, assuming you are showing the complete "ks" file - I think you need to add the nfs entry (from the Fedora 23 docs, sorry, the version that I am running):


``nfs --server=<hostname> --dir=<directory> [--opts=<nfs options>]``

    Install from the NFS server specified. This can either be an
    exploded installation tree or a directory of ISO images. In the
    latter case, the install.img must also be provided subject to the
    same rules as with the harddrive installation method described


        Server from which to install (hostname or IP).


        Directory containing the Packages/ directory of the installation
        tree. If doing an ISO install, this directory must also contain


        Mount options to use for mounting the NFS export. Any options
        that can be specified in /etc/fstab for an NFS mount are
        allowed. The options are listed in the nfs(5) man page. Multiple
        options are separated with a comma.

        For example:

        ``nfs --dir=/tmp/install-tree``

If needed - install pykickstart, the docs are in /usr/share/doc/py*kickstart/. You will also get the ksvalidator utility that will enable you to verify the "format" of your kickstart file.

2016-05-31 03:15:27 -0600 commented answer find program for a file

Nice! I didn't know about this, so good to add to my toolbox. Thanks @leigh123linux

2016-05-29 05:16:09 -0600 answered a question yesod init is not working

I know nothing about yesod, but the most likely reasons are:

  • the binary/executable is not called yesod in which case you need to identify the correct executable name - there may be other ways, but sudo find / -iname '*yesod*' would do as a fairly crude mechanism.
  • the executable is not in your $PATH - if you can locate it (see previous step), then add it to your .bash_profile file;

echo 'PATH=$PATH:/path/to/yesod; export $PATH' >> ~/.bash_profile

2016-05-29 04:40:07 -0600 answered a question find program for a file

As noted by @Aeyoun - you can use the search feature of GNOME Software, which will hopefully give you a match of one or more applications that you can use for that file type. Install and remove applications, as appropriate, to try the different suggestions.

Using the command-line:

  • Use sudo dnf search epub (replace epub with some other keyword or file extension to find other suitable applications).
  • Use sudo dnf search '*KEYWORD*' to search for a word using globbing (the '*').
  • Use sudo dnf search all '*KEYWORD*' to include searching the full description and URLs as well.
  • Use sudo dnf info PACKAGE-NAME to find out more about the application - usually including URLs that allow you to investigate the app further.

You can review apps that are already installed, that may be of use, by using man -k KEYWORD