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2019-01-05 07:04:45 -0500 marked best answer Are Fedora iso download statistics available?

I recently saw a comment in a forum that suggested the minimal net install was the most popular way to install fedora and that users avoid the workstation iso because it defaults to gnome 3. I was curious if this claim was true and did some searches to see if I could look at download statistics for the various iso flavors.

I could not find the stats published anywhere. Is this because of technical difficulties with using mirrors? Are such statistics available anywhere?

2019-01-04 10:12:53 -0500 asked a question Are Fedora iso download statistics available?

Are Fedora iso download statistics available? I recently saw a comment in a forum that suggested the minimal net install

2018-01-08 18:14:06 -0500 commented question [Solved] F27 Gnome (esp. Wayland) very slow after last update (4.14.11)

You mentioned that your cpu shows 90% utilization. It might be helpful to know what program is using so many cpu cycles. You can use the top command to view that information. Also, GNOME performance is not impacted in a meaningful way by the recent security patches.

2017-12-08 16:27:18 -0500 answered a question uml drawing app on Fedora?

Have a look at Dia, it is not specifically for UML but it has many tools for many different types of diagrams. I'm sure it has what you are looking for.

2017-09-05 14:23:12 -0500 commented question fedora + deb

Discord has tar.gz package with a binary inside that works on Fedora. I know your asking about debs specifically, but just in case someone sees this and just wants discord.

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2017-05-17 09:11:21 -0500 commented question Non-Free Secure Browser

I just wanted to point out that the security of a software program is not related to is license.

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2017-02-13 16:16:11 -0500 answered a question Workspace question

There is a GNOME shell extension called Auto Move Windows that allows you to assign a workspace for a specific program to start on. For your example you could have all of your work programs start on workspace 1 and all of your entertainment programs start on workspace 2. I think this is the easiest way to get behavior similar to what you are asking for.

2017-01-12 10:03:28 -0500 commented question fullscreen windows

This is not the default behavior of the GNOME desktop. However, I am also unsure of an extension or setting that would cause this.

2017-01-12 09:57:10 -0500 answered a question How to install IntelliJ Idea on Fedora 25?

While it's not necessary, that is the right way to do it. The symbolic links allow the program to be run from any directory by placing the link in a location your PATH environment variable specifies. If you skip this step you would have to specify the entire file path to the binary every time.

Placing the program itself in /opt is traditional but you can put it wherever you want.

2016-12-31 10:01:21 -0500 commented question Brother scanner driver don't work

This is not a solution, but a workaround for problems like this: If you look in the settings of your printer or print out a network report you'll see the printer's IP address. If you type this address into your web browser you can access the scanning and copying features of most network printers.

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2015-07-18 21:28:14 -0500 commented question how do i stop the browser from blurring.

Based on the kernel your running, it looks like the system has not been updated since the original install or shortly thereafter. Try updating. You'll get a new version of the kernel and new graphics drivers, which may just fix the problem. It may not fix the problem if its in gnome settings, but its an easy thing to try.

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2015-07-16 16:09:40 -0500 answered a question How do I set primary monitor for GDM on Wayland?

In order to get this to work you must click the gear icon on GDM login screen and change your session to GNOME on Wayland. Then from settings configure your monitors the way you like. This will generate a Wayland compatible monitors.xml file in ~/.config/ that you can copy into the gdm directory at /var/lib/gdm/.config/.

After a reboot the new config should work.

You can then change your login session back to GNOME.

2015-07-16 13:53:57 -0500 asked a question How do I set primary monitor for GDM on Wayland?

I've recently done a new install of Fedora 22 Workstation and I cant seem to find a way to set the primary monitor for GDM on Wayland.

In the past I've simply copied ~/.config/monitors.xml to /var/lib/gdm/.config/monitors.xml and that set my GDM primary monitor to the primary monitor from my user account. However, due to the change to Wayland on the login screen this does not work anymore.

Disabling Wayland on GDM is a workaround, but I'm wondering what is the proper way to set the primary display on GDM now? Thanks for any advice anyone can give.

There is also:

So maybe this is just not possible yet?

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2015-05-19 09:53:30 -0500 commented answer How to hide certain users from GDM logon list?

This answer is simple, and it worked.

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2015-03-18 10:02:23 -0500 answered a question how to install AMD Radeon HD 6770m

The open source graphics drivers for that graphics card work well and you should not have to do anything special to get it working.

That being said if you need the proprietary Catalyst driver for newer 3d games it is not updated enough to run on Fedora. Fedora is considered a bleeding edge distro, which means we advance as linux software advances. AMD usually only releases a few driver updates per year, and they are perpetually behind on Linux technology.

In my experience, Catalyst has more bugs, but does have ~10% better performance than the open source drivers and does support more graphics features. There are ways to get Catalyst installed on Fedora, but no doubt they will cause problems with updates in the future.

So if you still want to try, here is a link to a guide on how to get Catalyst installed. Again, I don't recommend it.

2015-03-15 09:54:35 -0500 commented answer Where are locate the path file

You shouldn't edit the global system files directly, instead you can apply you own custom global settings in a file ending in .sh within the /etc/profile.d/ directory. The system files look at this directory and run the commands inside any files ending in .sh.

2015-03-15 09:31:41 -0500 answered a question C++ Programming; Eclipse

Eclipse is a java ide, written in java. However, it has plugins to support almost every programming language out there. The plugin for developing in C/C++ is called eclipse-cdt.

For future reference you can always do searches using the package manager:

dnf search eclipse

That would show you a big long list of all(most) of the packages relating to eclipse. You could then search more specifically through that list with grep, like this:

dnf search eclipse | grep C++

And that would give you packages that have both eclipse and C++ in the package name or description.

Good luck, and have fun programming

2015-03-14 09:33:18 -0500 answered a question Where are locate the path file

You'll want to add some lines to your ~/.bash_profile if you need the path for just yourself. Or, to make the change global, create a file in /etc/profile.d/ with an arbitrary filename ending in .sh. For example:

Whichever way you choose you'll want to add the following to the file:

export PATH

Also, this question has been answered many times, you might want to do a search before asking a question.

2015-03-13 08:55:02 -0500 answered a question How do I control my firewall?

I think most of your problems will be solved by reading the Using Firewalls link that osfriese posted.

I just wanted to add that there is a gui configuration tool that has been helpful for me working with the firewall on a desktop system in the past. It's fairly straightforward and available in the Software, its called....Firewall.

2015-03-11 12:39:49 -0500 answered a question Firefox has prevented the outdated plugin adobe flash from running

Without any more info than that I would say you either installed flash manually (in which case you can update manually), or the repo you used is not keeping itself up to date. Here is Fedora's official stance on Flash:

At the bottom of that page is a link back to the Ask Fedora page that shows how to properly install flash on Fedora so it will automatically keep itself up to date with the rest of the system.

If you manually installed flash in the past I would suggest manually removing it and using the repository method linked to above.

Best of luck

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2015-03-09 13:42:40 -0500 answered a question fedora packager is not installed on fedora 21

Looks like the version of rpm from updates-testing repo is newer than the version of rpm-build that your getting from updates repo. Chances are good that the newer version of rpm-build will be pushed to updates-testing soon and the error will work itself out. Otherwise you could disable updates-testing and install the matching version of rpm.

Hope that helps.

2015-03-09 13:29:21 -0500 marked best answer How do I setup a Logitech F310 on Fedora 21?


I have recently purchased a Logitech F310 usb controller to play games on Fedora 21. However, the controller does not seem to work out-of-the-box so I was wondering if anyone has experience getting this thing (or other controllers) set up on Fedora. When I lsusb I see the controller listed as:

Bus 001 Device 015: ID 046d:c21d Logitech, Inc. F310 Gamepad [XInput Mode]

However, when I try use the controller with Steam, zsnes or snes9x none of the buttons work. I have read online that this controller uses a driver called xpad. When I modprobe xpad it is not found. Also, a blog post I found ( ) suggests that this controller works flawlessly on Fedora 20.

I'm at a loss for what to try next to get this thing to work, any advice is greatly appreciated, Thanks.

UPDATE: I've found more info suggesting that the kernel-modules-extra package is needed for most joysticks and gamepads. However, installing this package was not enough to get the F310 to work.