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2015-02-24 10:07:03 -0500 answered a question Hard Disk Error checking Tools

Is your computer dual boot, if so, does it also reboot in other operating systems? If it does, then it could be a HW problem. When you notice freezing GUI can you log into the console (Ctrl+Alt+F2, or Ctrl+Alt+F3), or from ssh? Please check/post your dmesg after the freezing happens. Also, check your syslog. Your file system is checked upon bootup, so it is unlikely to be FS issue.

2015-02-24 10:02:10 -0500 answered a question How long should I wait for use dd command to complete a usb?

You can keep checking the io stats to see if IO is still going to the disk. If it is, then you should wait until it finishes.

For example:

:~$ iostat -m Linux 3.18.7-200.fc21.x86_64 (hades) 02/24/2015 _x86_64_ (4 CPU)

avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 1.46 0.04 0.59 1.21 0.00 96.70

Device: tps MB_read/s MB_wrtn/s MB_read MB_wrtn sda 7.23 0.16 0.16 13311 12711 dm-0 8.85 0.16 0.16 13307 12711 dm-1 0.05 0.00 0.00 5 10 dm-2 2.73 0.03 0.02 2755 1908 dm-3 5.99 0.13 0.13 10546 10792


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2013-09-06 10:06:31 -0500 answered a question Gnome shell changed with latest Fedora 19 update.

I fixed it by yum groupinstall gnome-shell or something. I think I messed it up when I did a yum autoremove. Updates had nothing to do with it.

2013-09-06 08:48:26 -0500 asked a question Gnome shell changed with latest Fedora 19 update.

I updated my fedora and the Gnome shell looks different. I want the old one back but cannot find any settings in the tweak tool to do this. How can I revert the look back to the way it was?

New Gnome shell has a white bar on the top and a white bar on the bottom (like classic gnome 2.0 bar with all windows).


I did not change any shell themes. Although, I did do a "yum autoremove". Did I accidentally remove anything?

chahal@hades:~$ rpm -qa |grep gnome-shell
chahal@hades:~$ yum history info
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
You don't have access to the history DB.
chahal@hades:~$ sudo !!
sudo yum history info
[sudo] password for chahal: 
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Transaction ID : 257
Begin time     : Fri Sep  6 09:27:53 2013
Begin rpmdb    : 1828:4fc4ac8b58817dffa0a28625e483f955e1f28cb1
End time       :            09:28:06 2013 (13 seconds)
End rpmdb      : 1828:f2fdae47cdc0310ceddd12b002ccf19f29eb4ff2
User           : Karandeep Chahal <chahal>
Return-Code    : Success
Command Line   : update
Transaction performed with:
    Installed     rpm-4.11.1-1.fc19.x86_64                       @updates
    Installed     yum-3.4.3-106.fc19.noarch                      @updates
    Installed     yum-metadata-parser-1.1.4-8.fc19.x86_64        @fedora
    Installed     yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.31-17.fc19.noarch @updates
Packages Altered:
    Updated ca-certificates-2012.87-10.4.fc19.noarch @updates
    Update                  2013.1.94-1.fc19.noarch  @updates
    Updated firefox-23.0.1-3.fc19.x86_64             @updates
    Update          23.0.1-4.fc19.x86_64             @updates
    Updated rhino-1.7R4-4.fc19.noarch                @updates
    Update        1.7R4-5.fc19.noarch                @updates
    Updated xulrunner-23.0.1-1.fc19.x86_64           @updates
    Update            23.0.1-4.fc19.x86_64           @updates
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I do not want the classic mode. I did not enable the classic mode. I want the normal mode. How can I get the normal mode back?