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2013-06-20 07:21:52 -0500 commented answer LVM issue with lvremove (Logical volume contains a filesystem in use.)

Thanks! Your answer pointed me in the "right" direction. I do not have any NFS exports, but randomly stoping services helped ;). Had this issue two times since my post. Once an restart of apache2 did the job. Last time i had to stop the ntpd... weird :(

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2012-11-14 04:43:14 -0500 answered a question LVM issue with lvremove (Logical volume contains a filesystem in use.)

A reboot did the job ;). Was a very strange issue.

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2012-11-13 12:25:39 -0500 answered a question re-configuring fedora 17 installation

You could re-install previously erased gnome dependices by running the following command:

sudo yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

hth

Neil

2012-11-13 12:12:40 -0500 commented answer i cant isntall macro media flash player

Please paste the output from:

sudo yum repolist
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2012-11-13 10:05:20 -0500 commented answer i cant isntall macro media flash player

In this case, everything should be fine.

Restart Firefox/Chrome and navigate to: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

If you see the animation (Flash logo Cube) you have successfully installed the flash player.

2012-11-13 09:11:16 -0500 commented answer i cant isntall macro media flash player

And did you run yum-complete-transaction as root?

Start Terminal App and type:

sudo yum-complete-transaction
2012-11-13 09:08:33 -0500 answered a question VNC setup Fedora 17

Take a look at: /lib/systemd/system/vncserver@.service

# Quick HowTo:
# 1. Copy this file to /etc/systemd/system/vncserver@:<display>.service
# 2. Edit <USER> and vncserver parameters appropriately
# ("runuser -l <user> -c /usr/bin/vncserver %i -arg1 -arg2")
# 3. Run systemctl daemon-reload
# 4. Run systemctl enable vncserver@:<display>.service

Heere is a god Step by step tutorial (this works also for FC17)

Greetings Neil

2012-11-13 02:41:15 -0500 answered a question i cant isntall macro media flash player

Hi,

You should use google chrome:

I do not know, if chromium works also.

Why Google Chrome?

For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plug-in for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.

Edit:

If you prefer to use the flash-player with Firefox etc, go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer

  1. Select YUM version
  2. Install the .rpm File (Double click)
  3. Open Terminal App
  4. Type: sudo yum install flash-player
  5. Restart Firefox

Neil

2012-11-12 09:21:19 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

Move your .bash* files from the backup folder back to your home folder.

mv ~/backup/.bash* ~/

Then restart the Terminal app

2012-11-12 09:19:16 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

If you want to run the command "w" when the Terminal starts, add w to your .bashrc file.

2012-11-12 09:14:24 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

No, it creates a new folder: ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal

You may restore settings from the backup file to the files there or edit your settings via Terminal App -> Edit -> Profile Preferences.

If you add "w" again to "Tittle and Command" -> Cutsom command, it will crash again ;)

2012-11-12 09:06:59 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

Now logoff and login again. After that you will be able to start the gnome terminal app again.

2012-11-12 09:01:43 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

hmm, sorry. I misunderstand your problem. You've changed your Terminal App properties and not the Bash properties. Sorry. I Changed the command above again. Sorry

2012-11-12 08:46:08 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

The command above works for me...

You may also open Files browser, navigate to your home folder and click view -> Show Hidden Files.

Move any files beginning with .bash to your backup folder.

2012-11-12 08:37:13 -0500 commented answer Cannot open terminal

Uhm, sorry i didn't tested it. I Fixed the command above.

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2012-11-12 08:11:51 -0500 answered a question Cannot open terminal

Hi,

Type Alt+F2 and enter:

bash -c "mv .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-back"

This moves your terminal configuration files in a new folder in your home directory: ~/gnome-terminal-back.

You have to logoff and login after that.

Greetings Niels

2012-11-12 06:35:54 -0500 asked a question LVM issue with lvremove (Logical volume contains a filesystem in use.)

Hi Guys,

I have a strange LVM issue while removing an LVM snapshot.

Im using LVM Snapshots to create backups of virtualbox VDI's with bacula.

Bacula runs before and after backups this script to take a lvm snapshot, mount, unmount and release the snapshot.

The Script has been created the lv_vms_backup volume and successfully mounted (read-only) to /mnt/lv_vms_backup. The only process which accessed this mountpoint was bacula-fd. The volume is not mounted.

lvremove -f /dev/vg_virtualbox/lv_vms_backup

Logical volume vg_virtualbox/lv_vms_backup contains a filesystem in use.

grep lv_vms_backup /proc/mounts

shows nothing.

lsof |grep lv_vms_backup

shows nothing.

lsof +D /mnt/lv_vms_backup

shows nothing.

Mounting the volume is also weird:

mount /dev/mapper/vg_virtualbox-lv_vms_backup /mnt/lv_vms_backup

mount: /dev/mapper/vg_virtualbox-lv_vms_backup is already mounted or /mnt/lv_vms_backup busy

Mounting read-only works fine.

lvdisplay
--- Logical volume ---
LV Path                /dev/vg_virtualbox/lv_swap
LV Name                lv_swap
VG Name                vg_virtualbox
LV UUID                3hsKCf-TOj5-h94P-DVzG-nTqZ-hn40-q3jUEU
LV Write Access        read/write
LV Creation host, time virtualbox, 2012-11-07 22:35:15 +0100
LV Status              available
# open                 2
LV Size                2.00 GiB
Current LE             64
Segments               1
Allocation             inherit
Read ahead sectors     auto
- currently set to     256
Block device           253:0

--- Logical volume ---
LV Path                /dev/vg_virtualbox/lv_root
LV Name                lv_root
VG Name                vg_virtualbox
LV UUID                iTyqrl-fvEq-9LLR-JO96-rdxX-hW4V-n40PLB
LV Write Access        read/write
LV Creation host, time virtualbox, 2012-11-07 22:35:16 +0100
LV Status              available
# open                 1
LV Size                9.78 GiB
Current LE             313
Segments               1
Allocation             inherit
Read ahead sectors     auto
- currently set to     256
Block device           253:1

--- Logical volume ---
LV Path                /dev/vg_virtualbox/lv_vms
LV Name                lv_vms
VG Name                vg_virtualbox
LV UUID                oyVk5m-4UUk-ikUT-ojg5-yxLg-M1Vo-1HXpO4
LV Write Access        read/write
LV Creation host, time virtualbox, 2012-11-08 00:02:50 +0100
LV snapshot status     source of
                      lv_vms_backup [active]
LV Status              available
# open                 1
LV Size                2.72 TiB
Current LE             89203
Segments               1
Allocation             inherit
Read ahead sectors     auto
- currently set to     256
Block device           253:2

--- Logical volume ---
LV Path                /dev/vg_virtualbox/lv_vms_backup
LV Name                lv_vms_backup
VG Name                vg_virtualbox
LV UUID                BpcrbS-RFGO-t2b2-xD1H-2dgF-IoJ0-qfaRll
LV Write Access        read/write
LV Creation host, time virtualbox, 2012-11-09 17:17:59 +0100
LV snapshot status     active destination for lv_vms
LV Status              available
# open                 1
LV Size                2.72 TiB
Current LE             89203
COW-table size         2.72 TiB
COW-table LE           89204
Allocated to snapshot  1.48%
Snapshot chunk size    4.00 KiB
Segments               1
Allocation             inherit
Read ahead sectors     auto
- currently set to     256
Block device           253:3

Any idea?

Greetings Neil