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2017-09-05 10:43:27 -0500 answered a question Where is the Fedora Documentation

Thank you for reporting, this issue is due to a path change in the docs and affects all websites. We are trying to get it fixed ASAP, in the meanwhile you can follow our websites ticket here:

The docs ticket is here:

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2016-03-22 09:06:58 -0500 answered a question Fedora 22 download is not the official mirror. You should use the real mirrors instead, maybe selecting the nearest to you. You can see all mirrors of any release and arch here.

2016-03-10 07:56:13 -0500 answered a question An Markdown Editor for Fedora

You could also give Dillinger a try, an online tool. Or you can use grip if you want a local preview.

2016-02-28 07:55:49 -0500 answered a question Fedora20 su login authentication failure

I think you're mixing up some things here. su stands for switch user and is used to switch from one to any other user of the system, like su jerry. If you do not specify any user, you are going to switch to the root or administrator. So the password it is asking for is the root or administrator password.

Anyway, reading your answers you probably didn't set your root user as separate user during te installation process, but just used your user account with administration privileges (your user is part of the wheel group). Therefor you do not have a password for root but need to use sudo following by the command you want to execute, like sudo dnf update.

Note: you can still create a root user as admin if you like, you don't need to do that only during installation.

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2016-02-24 02:02:47 -0500 answered a question Fedora 23 Gnome extensions

You don't need a gnome-extensions account, just activate the plugin once you get to the website (see Florian's comment).

2016-02-21 03:42:39 -0500 answered a question node.js version

Accordingly to its SPEC file, the Fedora version is 4.3.0-3.

2016-02-21 01:56:28 -0500 answered a question Remove Times New Roman from Fedora 23

This is a css instruction and has nothing to do with your system. I'm not sure where you picked it up, from a website probably? If you are the maintainer of the website just delete the Times New Roman, if you saw this as css file in a website online and don't have neither Georgia neither Times New Roman on your system, it will fall back to Times and then serif. You don't need to remove anything on your PC.

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2016-02-19 02:42:11 -0500 answered a question Unable to install Python on Fedora 23

You should use DNF to install packages on your system, which resolves dependencies automatically. The RPM command installs only the package(s) you list on the command line, therefore you would need all the dependencies, and even their dependencies, as packages downloaded on your system and then install them. So, as root (or use sudo) just do:

dnf install python

Probably, if you want to do some stuff for Fedora, you could also install python-fedora.

2016-02-18 15:32:39 -0500 answered a question dnf needs-restarting crashes

There are several bugs filed in Bugzilla about this, and the reason is a bad python (2) UTF support. You can do a workaround until this will be fixed (python 3), like:

alias dnf='LANG=C dnf'

You should also be able to do:

env LANG=C sudo dnf clean all && env LANG=C sudo dnf needs-restarting
2016-02-15 15:36:10 -0500 answered a question How will I know if I need to reboot my Laptop?

I think this question is more theoretical, because unless you have your system running 24 hours a day you can wait until next reboot. And yes, you need to reboot only for kernels and kernel modules, applications you can just restart within the same session. To know if you have a newer kernel installed you can compare your actual running kernel:

uname -r

with the kernels on your system:

rpm -qa | grep kernel | sort
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2016-02-13 15:47:55 -0500 commented question Fedora 23 - The "Software" programm disappeared

Can you try launching it from the terminal? 'gnome-software' will give you some information. You can also ask if the package is still on your PC: 'rpm -q gnome-software'

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2016-02-13 09:00:14 -0500 commented question Fedora 23 "Software 3.18.3" Updates not refreshing package lists?

You should try cleaning up the cache and files and the see if it works. 'dnf clean all' will do it.

2016-02-13 08:34:53 -0500 answered a question Chaining sudo dnf commands

You can use them as you did, but the '-y' attribute needs to be set before:

sudo dnf check-update && sudo dnf -y upgrade
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2016-02-10 07:16:05 -0500 answered a question [SOLVED]Recent updates fails on fedora23. Software installer gives message "failed to lookup digest keyring"

This normally happens when you have third party repos having some problem (missing GPG key, path, etc), like chrome or dropbox. Take a look at /var/log/dnf.log eventually to discover which one gives you the problem. Also, update your system from command line to see more inf:

dnf update

Trying to update a single package in Fedora will probably work fine, so disable the third party repos and update your system. Afterwards correct the /etc/yum.repos.d/xx.repo file accordingly.

2016-02-09 09:14:42 -0500 commented question hardware profile

No clue why you use F14 if you have a 64 bit PC. Try F23, even with a light DM if you like, but this would be much safer and you will get useful replies more easy.

2016-02-09 07:49:31 -0500 answered a question cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Personally I'd avoid to use software which is not supported or for which you need external packages without knowing exactly who did them, so be careful. That said, I think you can follow this answer, picking up the advices you are looking for, to get it running.

2016-02-08 14:29:24 -0500 answered a question What is the best shutdown command?

You can also use poweroff

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2016-02-08 10:36:13 -0500 commented question Terminal doesn't start

Install xterm and then run: $ gnome-terminal Add the output to your post to see what happens.

2016-02-07 16:48:40 -0500 commented question Fedora version for Dell inspiron 7559

Did you verify your image? How did you make the USB stick? I guess you're trying to install F23 workstation 64 bit. Or?

2016-02-07 10:50:05 -0500 commented question and the sharp simbol as a custom key

Which keyboard language layout are you using on your laptop? That symbol should be available on any keyboard, not sure what you are trying to do.

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2016-02-06 10:16:32 -0500 answered a question Remove/Uninstall tracker

You can just uninstall it without removing the dependencies but you probably just want to disable it forever. Look at this topic to know more.

2016-02-06 08:29:47 -0500 answered a question Rhythmbox does not show all music

Can you look in /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches if there is a low number? If the number is higher, then I would:

  • Turn off the 'watching for new files' in preferences -> music
  • rename the DB in your local folder .local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml or delete .local/share/rhythmbox
  • Then restart Rythmbox and turn on 'watch for new files'
2016-02-05 09:32:12 -0500 answered a question fedora 20 not detect wired network

Sounds like a problem while asking for an IP address. You might take a look at those topics:

Topic 1

Topic 2

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2016-01-24 16:38:34 -0500 commented question Fedora is not being installed

Is there any reason why you disable secure boot?

2016-01-23 07:05:22 -0500 answered a question Can I upgrade my fedora 21 to fedora 23 without upgrading it to 22 first?

Yes you can do that, the time you needed to pass through the n+1 release is over (we don't use preupgrade anymore).

2016-01-22 15:38:43 -0500 answered a question Yam music fedora

The Jam Spin has not been built for the latest release (F23), because it failed the test composes. You can download the Spin for F22 using the mirrors. For example if you want the 64bit Spin you will find it here.