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2017-02-13 03:34:33 -0600 answered a question User file access in Fedora 25
  1. open gnome-disks.
  2. select the hard disk partition and click on the GEAR button and select EDIT MOUNT OPTIONS.
  3. Turn the AUTOMATIC MOUNT OPTIONS to off.
  5. Customise other settings like IDENTIFY AS or FILESYSTEM TYPE ( you must know what you are doing as it edits the fstab )
  6. Click ok and reboot This trick works for partitions on the hard drive
2017-02-13 02:38:14 -0600 answered a question Run Gedit as root in wayland

try :

su -c gedit

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2016-11-27 20:03:54 -0600 commented answer How to change font for login screen?

you can follow this link Extract Shell .gresource. Then open .css file from the extracted files, and find the line to change the font. Make sure the font you want to use is installed in system directory (/usr/share/fonts). then compile it into .gresource again or .zip and apply as theme.(gresource give full flexibility but can crash your system in case something goes wrong)

2016-11-03 08:55:44 -0600 answered a question How to change font for login screen?

Yes you can, but the procedure is very long. The default login screen is controlled by gdm. In order to customise any part of it you have to make a shell theme and compile it as "gnome-shell.gresource" and replace the system file with yours. That is why, when you change fonts they only get reflected in apps not in the Top Bar or in the Login Screen

2016-07-18 09:21:42 -0600 commented question can't install fedora24 (or 23), anaconda is very busy but never displays anything

it is better to un-mount all partitions before running the installer. Did you verify md5sum ? And Why don't you choose "test this media" in the live boot options and check if it was written properly to USB. P.S. if you're using a CD/DVD, then it takes a lot of time when compared to a USB

2016-07-18 09:21:41 -0600 answered a question fedora does not appear on grub

When you run the GRUB updater (example: update-grub) mount the fedora partition in your file manager (/dev/sda1). Then run the updater script in terminal. It is

sudo update-grub

for ubuntu based distros and

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

for fedora based distros

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2015-04-13 22:34:46 -0600 commented question Hibernate not working, after filling up boot space?

Same here. i updated to kernel 3.19 and it stopped working. it seems to hibernate on shutdown. but when you start it up its a fresh boot

2015-01-24 08:48:34 -0600 answered a question how do i install fedora 21 along with windows 8.1 on same pc with existing partitions in the hard disk

Any hard drive has the capacity to hold only 4 primary partitions. Fedora needs one partition with ext4 type partitioning atleast 5 GB in / . if you still have space put a /home and also a swap partition. all these can be done in gparted

2014-11-28 20:39:38 -0600 answered a question Problem with boot

All the drives you want to mount ( / or /home etc.,) are present in /etc/fstab. Try editing that file and

  1. delete the entry of the partition you removed
  2. or comment it with # ( this step is recommended , in case you don't do anything stupid)

save the file and run

sudo dracut -f

reboot. now you must be good P.S. please dont delete fedora partitions from other OS. because this is the reason hy your facing the problem

2014-11-28 20:32:16 -0600 answered a question Can't start Fedora 20,How to repair it

When the boot is struck type

ctl + alt +F2

it will shift to commnad line . type


this must startup the display. if it dosen't work the update the system

sudo yum update -y

Then it should work perfectly normal

2014-11-28 20:25:51 -0600 answered a question fedora 20 boot hang

During the boot process Fedora checks all the filsystems to make sure if tis safe to boot. because your removable hard drive is in /etc/fstab , and fedora can't find it ; it simply waits. but eventually it has to boot after 7 mins. so, try removing the entry in /etc/fstab or disable filesystem check during boot

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2014-11-23 08:33:40 -0600 answered a question username on top panel

may be you should try this gnome shell extension

2014-11-23 08:26:21 -0600 answered a question How can I remove Fedora20 Heisenbug and keep Fedora20 Mate-compiz in my PC

As you say " i have to choose " ; if you have to choose at the time of grub then why dont you setup Mate-Compiz as default selection by

  1. open /etc/default/grub
  2. set the GRUB_DEFAULT = 1 remember that first entry = 0, second entry = 1 , third entry = 2 ..............
  3. save the file and exit it
  4. run the foloowing command in terminal

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

2014-11-23 08:14:59 -0600 answered a question What is the difference between `yum install` and `yum localinstall`?
  1. sudo yum install <package name=""> basically searches the package in the repositories , download them along with dependencies and installes it.</package>
  2. sudo yum localinstall <package name="">.rpm basically searches the package in the working directory of terminal ( which is your /home by default ) and solves the dependencies and downloads dependencies and install them.</package>

we use yum install if the package is available in repositories. ( like sudo yum install vlc ) whereas we use we use yum localinstall for packages that are not in the repositories and so we have downloaded them from the internet ( like sudo yum localinstall skype.rpm ; skype.rpm downloaded form )

2014-11-23 07:27:20 -0600 answered a question Can someone please help me with gnome-shell-extensions?

For gnome shell extensions to be installed : the website must detect a running copy of gnome on your Computer. if you are ussing Firefox then there is a message that says " no running copy of gnome detected ". you just need to unblock the extension. then you can see all the switches for the extension when you open them. Sometimes when the page is not properly loaded because of slow internet , the switches may not get loaded, so try reloading the page

2014-11-23 07:21:22 -0600 commented question Why is gnome asking for my google password?

Do you use automatic login for your computer ?

2014-11-23 07:15:30 -0600 answered a question Newbie to linux, Problems installing softwares

the installation process is in a queue because the software centre in fedora is by default configured to check for updates automatically. that is why , when you try to install a package it simply puts it in the queue. you can get rid of it by simply killing the process from 'system monitor'. Alternatively I use YUMEX (software installer ) over Gnome software because it shows a lot of detail of whats actually going on ( like size of download , dependencies , progress .....) to get it :

sudo yum install yumex -y

if you want to turn off automatic updates you have to use dconf-editor

  • you can install wget from yumex
  • but you have to download Chrome.rpm and open it with yumex. that'll do the magic
2014-11-23 00:35:29 -0600 commented question What is a good, FREE CAD software choise for fedora 20..?

try salome . salome download

2014-11-20 09:20:30 -0600 answered a question HDMI audio breaks with upgrade from Kernel 3.16.7 to 3.17.2

better go to settings > sound > and then select between speakers and HDMI . that should do. i faced the same problem once

2014-11-20 09:13:45 -0600 commented question How I can boot windows 8 again?

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg then windows must get detected

2014-11-20 09:11:23 -0600 commented question How to increase master volume

people use vlc for this reason

2014-11-20 09:09:52 -0600 answered a question about boot loader

it depends which Operating System you installed later. if its fedora then run: sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

if its mint then: 1. mount the fedora partition andd then 2. sudo update-grub

2014-09-26 07:39:13 -0600 answered a question Fedora 20 cant detect free space in my hard drive for installation
  1. make sure the free space is in seperate drive. and then you can format it as ext4 file system to use during installation
  2. before starting the live boot go to troubleshooting and select "check live media" to check your pendrive for errors.
2014-03-30 21:31:16 -0600 answered a question [Sticky] How do I install Adobe Flash on Fedora?

if you do not have much control over fedora i suggest using fedorautils link text

2014-01-31 06:20:10 -0600 answered a question Three entries exist at the bootloader menu. Which one to boot ?

if you haven't tweaked with the /etc/default/grub file then your preference should be the default entry. if you have some problems with the default you can go to the below entry ( it is the one which has kernel before update)

2014-01-31 06:16:13 -0600 answered a question [Sticky] What third party repositories can I use to install packages that aren't available in Fedora?

try fedorautils through it you can:- install chrome install flash install codec install the "rpmfusion" repo for additional software. its convinient and works good.

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2013-07-05 22:05:45 -0600 answered a question Cannot adjust brightness?


i had the same problem with acer aspire too. simply go to /etc/default/grub.cfg as root in the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= (............) paste these lines in the end , within the inverted commas

quiet splash pcie_aspm=force acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor

and run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

changes take place at reboot