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2016-11-28 22:12:25 -0500 commented answer How do I get a working graphical desktop on F25 Server Edition?

That's what I was looking for: "workstation-product-environment." I haven't tested it, but this is probably correct. I had already tried your second and third lines, without success.

2016-11-26 08:09:01 -0500 answered a question How do I get a working graphical desktop on F25 Server Edition?

I solved this myself, and here's what I did:

First, use the graphical installer for fedora25 server. Then install things as @fcomida suggested

# sudo dnf groupinstall "Development and Creative Workstation" gnome LibreOffice

This worked. I had thought I could simply install the group Fedora Workstation after installing server edition, but it didn't work for me. I added gnome for good measure, and LibreOffice since I'll install that anyway.

Immediately after this, I was able to go to graphical.target and gdm started. I can also use cockpit to learn about server stuff. I set graphical.target as default, and now I have my graphical desktop running on my "server!"

2016-11-26 07:53:49 -0500 commented question How do I get a working graphical desktop on F25 Server Edition?

@fcomida I did try that, but afterwards when I changed to the graphical.target, it wouldn't go, even marking it as default. See my answer below, and thank you!

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2016-11-25 21:57:10 -0500 asked a question How do I get a working graphical desktop on F25 Server Edition?

I would like to install fedora-server and still have a graphical desktop. Starting with fedora 25 server edition, I tried including extra software packages within the installer. I afterwards went in and tried groupinstalling fedora-workstation. However, there is no X or wayland happening. Will I have to do some actual work picking out packages, or do I simply need to mess around with systemd?

2016-09-12 23:12:40 -0500 asked a question How is my second luks volume getting decrypted, or is it?

I have two 1TB drives. Each one has a LUKS container on it. These get decrypted at boot, and are both used for a btrfs "RAID1" filesystem which I put pictures and stuff on.

Both of the disks have the same LUKS passphrase. When I boot the system, while still in text mode, systemd pauses to ask for the password to unlock one of the drives, and names which drive it is. This is all expected up till now, but it never asks for the second password. The system continues to boot after I enter the password. In fact, after boot, both devices show up as unlocked and part of the btrfs.

[   43.105591] BTRFS: device label reedhome-btrfs1 devid 2 transid 27042 /dev/dm-0
[   43.117389] BTRFS: device label reedhome-btrfs1 devid 1 transid 27042 /dev/dm-1
[   43.141169] audit_printk_skb: 21 callbacks suppressed
[   43.141171] audit: type=1130 audit(1473560583.149:73): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=systemd-cryptsetup@WD1003FBYX\x2d01Y7B1\x2dWD\x2dWMAW31304295 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
[   43.172664] audit: type=1130 audit(1473560583.180:74): pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=systemd-cryptsetup@WD10EARS\x2d003BB1\x2dWD\x2dWCAV5L434482 comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'
[   43.181249] BTRFS info (device dm-1): disk space caching is enabled

This section of dmesg shows that both are being unlocked. Where should I look first, dig thru systemd?

2016-06-01 20:16:46 -0500 commented question White noise in headphones

Does the sound start before Windows boot? If so, when does it stop?

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2016-05-28 14:24:10 -0500 answered a question F18 hdparm ignores spin down

You can look at this with either hdparm or with smartctl. Have you checked to see if the drive has apm on?

Try using smartctl to make sure that the drive is configured to spin down:

$ sudo smartctl -g apm /dev/sdA

where A is a single (spinning) drive letter, like b, c, d, e, f, or g.

Man smartctl says:

standby,[N|off] - [ATA only] Sets the standby (spindown) timer and places the drive in the IDLE mode. A value of 0 or 'off' disables the standby timer. Values from 1 to 240 specify timeouts from 5 seconds to 20 minutes in 5 second increments. Values from 241 to 251 specify timeouts from 30 minutes to 330 minutes in 30 minute increments. Value 252 specifies 21 minutes. Value 253 specifies a vendor specific time between 8 and 12 hours. Value 255 specifies 21 minutes and 15 seconds. Some drives may use a vendor specific interpretation for the values. Note that there is no get option because ATA standards do not specify a method to read the standby timer.

This seems to be the same numbers you are using with hdparm, so if hdparm is not setting the spindown, try using smartctl to set it to 121, and then check it afterwards. Maybe you want to go back to using the smartd setup, rather than hdparm?

$ sudo smartctl -s apm,121 /dev/sdA
smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [x86_64-linux-4.4.8-300.fc23.x86_64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION ===
APM set to level 121 (intermediate level with standby)
2016-05-27 19:46:02 -0500 commented answer Why do I get Unable to find a mandatory group package on F23?

Thank you, and I see it is still being worked on as of May 27.

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2016-05-27 00:33:47 -0500 asked a question Why do I get Unable to find a mandatory group package on F23?

Hello,

I started with a F21 live DVD install, then later used fedup to go to F22. Later I used dnf system-upgrade to get to 23. I have been using MATE and I want to get GNOME to try it. I had not installed GNOME before. When I try to group install any of the GNOME desktop groups, or "Fedora Workstation" I get:

# dnf group install "Fedora Workstation" --skip-broken
Last metadata expiration check: 1 day, 1:12:04 ago on Wed May 25 20:19:43 2016.
No package xorg-x11-drv-geode available.
Error: Unable to find a mandatory group package.

Any groups I have tried seem to have some package missing, which stops the install.

I had used some external repos, like nonfree, adobe, but disabled everything before trying to install these groups. I haven't really installed much that isn't in the fedora release repos. Can you point me somewhere to start? I have rebuilt my rpm database, done a dnf clean, distro-sync and also reinstalled core.