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2016-04-25 22:40:20 -0600 answered a question DRM Flash Videos

Complementing davidva's answer for a Fedora 23 installation:

DRM streaming sites like HBO Go and Amazon require you to have HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) installed. Unfortunately this component was removed long ago from fedora.

You can still install it own your own by running the following commands from the terminal:

First, install pm-utils, one of HAL's package dependencies not available in the fedora repositories.

For a 32-bit installation: wget

For a 64 bit installation:


Second, enable a new software repository

sudo dnf copr enable robotmaxtron/Fakehal

Third, install HAL from the new repository

sudo dnf install fakehal

I've tested it with HBO Go. It runs but the video does not load in HD. Hopefully somebody can shed some light into how to get that to work.

Source for these instructions in spanish: link

2013-08-02 22:19:36 -0600 commented answer [Sticky] What is the difference between an 'akmod' and 'kmod'?

How do I find out if a new kmod package is available for a new kernel?

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2013-08-01 11:08:55 -0600 commented answer Citrix Receiver on Fedora 19 64 bits

@randomuser thank you, that did the trick!

2013-07-22 19:51:40 -0600 commented answer Citrix Receiver on Fedora 19 64 bits

When I try to run the launcher the citrix receiver (.desktop file) i get the following error:

/opt/Citrix/ICAClient/wfcmgr.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How did you overcome this?

2013-07-03 21:28:50 -0600 answered a question thumbnail for videos in nautilus

In nautilus the image/video previews are generated by the app totem-video-thumbnailer Check if you have it install by running:

ls -l /usr/bin/totem-video-thumbnailer

Second, you need the proper codecs installed.

For 32 bit systems you need:

yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

whereas for a 64 bit system you need:

yum -y install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools updates gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1

In order to install these codecs you need to install the RPM fusion repositories.

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2012-01-09 10:36:47 -0600 commented question Permission issue with webcam in fedora 16

I know the camera works with skype and cheese on fedora 16 since on a fresh install on my laptop it works out of the box. It is my PC setup (where i recycled my old /home parititon) that I face this issue :S

2012-01-05 21:47:27 -0600 commented question Permission issue with webcam in fedora 16

I got the following output:

find: /home/ernesto/.gvfs': Permission denied find:/proc/1974/task/1974/fd/6': No such file or directory find: /proc/1974/task/1974/fdinfo/6': No such file or directory find:/proc/1974/fd/6': No such file or directory find: `/proc/1974/fdinfo/6': No such file or di

2012-01-03 22:36:12 -0600 commented question Permission issue with webcam in fedora 16

Not sure. What do I need to do in order to try out your thought?

2012-01-02 22:08:43 -0600 asked a question Permission issue with webcam in fedora 16

I've done a fresh install of fedora 16 however I am using my prior fedora /home partition.

In fedora 15 my webcam used to work out of the box. Now it does not. I've had permission issues with some of my usb devices. I have to manually change the permissions in order to get them to work. This did not work with the webcam however.

I know that if I reinstall fedora and format my /home partition I would not face this issue since a clean install on my laptop works with no problems. However I would not like to have to go this route.

When I run cheese from the terminal I get the following errors:

** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not get buffers from device '/dev/video0'.
** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not map buffers from device '/dev/video0'
** (cheese:10118): WARNING **: Could not negotiate format

Any ideas?