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2012-06-29 08:32:49 -0500 answered a question Cannot install Fedora 17 on my pc

I'm not sure but it can be that the it tries to install Fedora on the USB drive (if I uderstood correctly you're using the live version with a USB). Select the HDD and then the "Custom Layout" option, and make a new root partition and a swap one. It should then install Fedora without problems.

I hope this helps.

2012-06-29 08:27:53 -0500 commented answer Cant delete files

You're welcome!

2012-06-29 03:27:18 -0500 answered a question Cant delete files

Are you logged in as root? If you are not just:

su -

Enter the root password



2012-06-29 03:23:21 -0500 commented answer yumex shows a mix of x86_64 and i686 architecture from rpmfusion

You're welcome

2012-06-28 03:25:14 -0500 answered a question which packages are dependant on the amd catalyst driver?

I've been using catalyst12.6 for 1 month and I'm still having no problem with them. I've just done a 'yum update', rebooted and everything is still fine. I've this into yum.conf:

exclude=kernel* xorg* *X11*

Kernel v. : 3.3.7-1.fc17.x86_64

Anyway, I suggest you to wait for a best answer, because I've always believed that kernel* and xorg* were enough but now you're having problem :(

P.S.: I have the X11 for another package but I forget which. Btw, it can be that it is necessary for catalyst too, and this luckly helped me.

2012-06-28 02:52:24 -0500 commented answer yumex shows a mix of x86_64 and i686 architecture from rpmfusion

I've just installed yumex. As far as I understood there is no setting to hide the unsupported packages.

2012-06-28 02:36:56 -0500 commented answer yumex shows a mix of x86_64 and i686 architecture from rpmfusion

The fact that he shows you every packages could be caused by a yumex's setting (but I've never used it, so I can't be sure about this) just check into its setting and see if there is something about "show only my architecture". Btw, as I said before it's normal that it let you install what you want.

2012-06-28 02:30:40 -0500 commented answer yumex shows a mix of x86_64 and i686 architecture from rpmfusion

It's normal,yumex let you install everything you want also if unsupported (every package manager tbh). I was talking about the non-graphical YUM which, if you don't give him the architecture it automatically takes the right one (x86_64).

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2012-06-26 03:37:07 -0500 answered a question yumex shows a mix of x86_64 and i686 architecture from rpmfusion

It's normal, I get the same thing. The important thing is that when you try to install a package it installs the right one (x8664). I give you an example using YUM: yum search vlc-core I get this: vlc-core.i686 vlc-core.x864 but when I do yum install vlc-core It automatically installs the x86_64 version.

Anyway, if you use the default Fedora package manager (the graphical one) it only shows the packages for your machine's architecture.

2012-06-24 09:32:55 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

Let me know if everything works ;)

2012-06-23 09:59:29 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

kernel, kernel-devel, headers and tools

2012-06-23 09:12:55 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

If you want to install the 3.3.7-1 kernel version you can use "yum localinstall". Xorg is a window manager:

2012-06-23 09:05:06 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

You don't have to reinstall fedora in order to get you computer work again, just follow the things I wrote upper. Anyway, if you want to reinstall Fedora, the default F17 kernel-version is the 3.3.4 so you don't have to change it, because catalyst 12.6 should support it without problems!

2012-06-23 03:35:41 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

Don't forget that everytime you update xorg you have to unistall the catalyst, then update xorg and install the catalyst again! (or just don't update xorg).

2012-06-23 03:35:28 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

So now just install the Catalyst 12.6 with their installer. Reboot and everything should be working fine. To make sure your system doesn't update the kernel, just add this lane in the [main] of the yum.conf (you can find it in /etc/yum.conf) "exclude=kernel*" (without the "").

2012-06-23 03:35:16 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

now reboot and see if the kernel version is 3.3.7-1 (using uname -r). If it isn't just uninstall the other version (do a "rpm -qa | grep kernel", see the 3.4.2 kernel package name and uninstall it by "sudo rpm -e PACKAGE_NAME". Now make a new grub cfg "sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg"

2012-06-23 03:17:56 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

kernel-3.3.7-1.fc17.x8664.rpm , kernel-devel-3.3.7-1.fc17.x8664.rpm , kernel-headers-3.3.7-1.fc17.x8664.rpm , kernel-tools-3.3.7-1.fc17.x8664.rpm . You can find them here: you have to take the x86_64 version.

2012-06-23 03:15:39 -0500 commented answer gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

A I said befora, uninstall the Catalyst (using their script: sudo sh ./usr/share/ati/ Then reboot and the fallback mode should be gone. Now download and install these packages:

2012-06-22 11:37:59 -0500 answered a question gnome 3 boots up in fallback mode

It's probably a kernel-version problem. You have a unsupported version of kernel. Then if you have (and I really think you have) a Kernel version>=3.4 you have to uninstall the catalyst (via the /usr/share/ati/ or aticonfig --uninstall) and reboot. Now the fallback mode should be gone. If you want to use the Catalyst I suggest you to downgrade the Linux Kernel to a lower version and install the catalyst again. I have your same videocard and Catalyst 12.6 works great with the Kernel 3.3.7-1 (with the open-drivers I had an hot GPU temperature, now it's fine), you can download it from: Don't forget that you have to download the kernel, headers, tools and devel RPM for a good Catalyst installation.

I hope this helps!

2012-06-22 09:12:54 -0500 commented answer Screen resolution not applied F17

If the update doesn't fix, you have to stop X. Switch to a console screen (example: ctrl+alt+f2) then "init 3" (X should now be stopped)->"X -configure" "cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf" "init 5" and reboot (shutdown -r now) don't forget to run every command as root (sudo).

2012-06-22 09:12:32 -0500 commented answer Screen resolution not applied F17

I don't think that the update will fix the problem, sice (if I understood correctly) you don't have a valid xorg config.

2012-06-22 05:47:30 -0500 commented answer Screen resolution not applied F17

Try with "X -configure" should be the same.

2012-06-20 07:10:01 -0500 commented answer Screen resolution not applied F17

If it doesn't work try to (if you are NOT using proprietary video-driver) to update the Kernel and X11 and then generate a new xorg.conf with "Xorg -configure" "cp /root/ /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

2012-06-20 07:08:31 -0500 commented answer Screen resolution not applied F17

Try to add your resolution to the xorg.conf. Example: Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" then add you resolution:

Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

2012-06-20 01:36:34 -0500 answered a question I see and evergrowing number of /usr/libexec/tracker-extract processes

I have no processes running with that name. Anyway it's not a must. If it uses a lot of CPU (or just you don't want it to run senseless on your machine) I suggest you to ALT + F2


Disabling (just disable, do not remove it so if a day you'll need it you can activate it again) that process and then reboot.

I hope this helps ;)

2012-06-20 01:24:22 -0500 answered a question Ubuntu user going to dual-boot with Fedora

During the graphical install you can choose if you want to use all the HDD, or use a Custom layout and then you can make and edit HDD's partitions (just look for some Fedora installation on youtube if you want to see it).

Ubuntu uses some proprietary driver/software, Fedora is 100% open! The default Desktop Environment in Fedora is GNOME 3 (3.4.2) but with a little time (and editing) you will probably like it. One thing you must know is that in Fedora there isn't apt(dpkg), its package manager is YUM(rpm), the packages aren't .deb but .rpm then you will find some difference installing new packages.

Here are some commands:

apt-get install -> yum install

apt-cache search NAME -> yum search NAME

apt-get upgrade -> yum update

apt-get remove -> yum remove

dpkg -l -> rpm -qa

I hope this helps and you'll like Fedora!

2012-06-20 01:02:33 -0500 answered a question Screen resolution not applied F17

You're talking about a screensaver, so it can be a problem in that package. Anyway, try to use "xrandr" and see what does it say, if your resolution is available or not. If the 1280x1024 appears available do:

xrandr -s 1280x1024

Then go into the Xorg.conf and add this line into the Monitor section

Option "PreferredMode" "1280x1024"

I hope this helps!

2012-06-20 00:46:16 -0500 answered a question How to repair unbootable Fedora install

Try reading this:

I also found that some people fixed it with:

dmraid -r -E

I hope this helps!

2012-06-19 01:21:20 -0500 answered a question All mirrors have a 404 Error on upgrade

I just updated some packages so the mirrors should be up.

2012-06-15 05:28:31 -0500 edited answer How to install dual-boot on windows7 with fedora 17 without using paid softwares like EastBCD?

You just need to install Fedora onto an HDD partition and GRUB should do everything for you. During the Graphical installation, you just have to choose "Create custom layout" or "Shrink Current System" based on what you want to do. You will have a screen like this at the boot:

I hope this helps

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