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2019-04-01 04:39:04 -0500 edited answer Fedora 29 thinkpad T580 crashing/issues Please help :)

I had a similar problem on an MSI laptop. I read the following article that explained that fedora defaults to a driver t

2019-04-01 04:33:28 -0500 answered a question Fedora 29 thinkpad T580 crashing/issues Please help :)

I had a similar problem on an MSI laptop. I read the following article that explained that fedora defaults to a driver t

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2015-10-09 15:32:20 -0500 commented answer Install Win7 after Fedora22

ok backing up data now, im going to try the resize and see if I can boot the windows installer and install on the unused space. Many thanks :)

2015-10-09 14:53:20 -0500 commented answer Install Win7 after Fedora22

Thanks for the answer would you be able to expand a bit more Why is there 3 mapper drives on my fdisk list (are these needed or is this a quirk of something I did when I installed it)? Can I just resize /dev/sda2/ to 60GB and this will leave unpartitioned space for me to install windows? Whats the best tool to resize my partition?

2015-10-09 13:01:51 -0500 asked a question Install Win7 after Fedora22

I need to install win7 on my computer because I have a course that requires visual studio as the IDE.

I considered trying to run it as a virtual machine or trying to doing some PXE magic to network boot it from a raspberry pi NAS setup I have.

In the end I have decided to just install Windows on my laptop harddrive and dual boot with my fedora.

Does this mean I have to wipe my fedora 22 install or can I just resize my partition and install windows on a separate virtual drive??

This is the current output of fdisk -l and to be honest I don't really understand the whole mapper/ drives and why my current setup seems to have two main partitions so any pointers towards tutorials would be really appreciated.

Disk /dev/sda: 119.2 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x000aa5fe

Device     Boot   Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1  *       2048   1026047   1024000   500M 83 Linux
/dev/sda2       1026048 250068991 249042944 118.8G 83 Linux


Disk /dev/mapper/luks-4e71cc62-e29d-4cef-b0d2-af66367de2bb: 118.8 GiB, 127507890176 bytes, 249038848 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 3.8 GiB, 4043309056 bytes, 7897088 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 65 GiB, 69776441344 bytes, 136282112 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
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2015-08-12 17:01:07 -0500 asked a question send an email with postfix from command line on fedora 22

I have installed Postfix on my Fedora 22.

Following this tutorial http://patscomputerservices.com/setting-up-a-google-relay-host-using-postfix-on-fedora-19/

And tried:

sudo mail -s "Subject: Test email from linux server" myname@myemailaccount.com

I think its supposed to open an editor for the email but nothing happens it just hangs.

I'm not an expert at debugging these issues, I have tried playing with journalctl but there doesnt seem to be any messages emitted on there when I am starting, restarting postfix, or trying mail.

Any suggestions towards helping debug this issue would be really appreciated.

2015-07-22 10:39:48 -0500 answered a question How to reset my proxy settings

I ended up solving this problem, but unfortunately failed to record the exact steps I took. From my Google History I can see that I used this other Stack Overflow answer which may be a good starting point for anyone else looking

http://superuser.com/questions/196166/linux-command-line-to-turn-off-proxy

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2015-07-06 07:41:45 -0500 commented answer how to keep Fedora 22 updates from breaking Broadcom BCM4312 wireless?

Thankyou SOLVED. I uninstalled kmod-wl akmod-wl then reinstalled both followed your instructions (although it did not show Building and installing wl-kmod and the final touch for my Dell Inspiron 1545 was to hit ctrl + F2 and this activated manual wifi switch and wifi appeared :)

2015-07-06 07:13:31 -0500 answered a question Fix for Dell Inspiron 1545 Broadcom BCM4312

So I partially solved this issue, by using the newer 4.0.6 kernel version of Fedora 22

Using uname -all I noticed that I was actually using the 4.0.4 kernel instead of the 4.0.6 kernel. (I dont know why my Fedora 22 upgrade defaulted to 4.0.4 when 4.0.6 was also available)

When I chose the newer kernel version for Fedora 22 at the boot loader I was able to get my USB working and use my phone hotspot to get internet, and modprobe wl now worked. The Wifi device now shows up on my NetworkManager however it is not able to detect any networks.

My next line of enquiry is to use the following question, although so far I have not completely solved this issue. https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

UPDATE
I uninstalled kmod-wl akmod-wl then reinstalled both and followed the instructions in the question above:

  1. akmods --force(although it did not show Building and installing wl-kmodas mentioned in the other question`
  2. modprobe wl
  3. reboot
  4. the final touch for my Dell Inspiron 1545 was to hit ctrl + F2 and this activated manual wifi switch and wifi appeared :)
2015-07-06 06:57:07 -0500 commented question Fix for Dell Inspiron 1545 Broadcom BCM4312

Thanks @sideburns I really do appreciate it. @MarkL I did not know that about "$", because that computer has no working internet I actually had to painstakingly retype the error messages here :) so I think I actually was in root. Anyway I have now moved beyond the scope of this question although still dont have working wifi. (see my answer below)

2015-07-04 16:21:25 -0500 commented question Fix for Dell Inspiron 1545 Broadcom BCM4312

Thankyou for pointing out that list. I still think my question has merit because the closest is https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques... but that solution does not work for me because of the module verification I mentioned above. If someone could help me figure out how to disable module.sig_enforce then that might be the correct answer to this question.

2015-07-04 16:16:20 -0500 commented answer how to keep Fedora 22 updates from breaking Broadcom BCM4312 wireless?

When I try this it says modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wl' : Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) and dmesg says the module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel I have also posted this as a seperate question here https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques... any ideas?

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2015-07-04 14:52:35 -0500 asked a question Fix for Dell Inspiron 1545 Broadcom BCM4312

This is an update of sorts to this question here

https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/9998/is-there-a-fedora-fix-for-the-dell-inspiron-1545-wireless-problem/

The wifi on this machine worked fine using the broadcom-wl package on fedora 20 Now upgraded to Fedora 22 and wifi no longer works

$lspci -knn | grep Broadcom 0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c] Kernel modules: wl

$modprobe wl -v insmod /lib/modules/4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64/extra/wl/wl.ko modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'wl': Operation not permitted

dmesg | grep wl [29.934107] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel. [29.041554] wl: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel ...

I think it might be something to do with a secure module kernel parameter http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/22/html/System_Administrators_Guide/sect-kernel-module-authentication-requirements.html

But not sure how to disable this feature?

2015-07-04 11:25:34 -0500 commented answer How can I trackdown my Wifi driver issues?

FYI future readers: This worked great for the whole year. I just upgraded from Fedora 20 to 22 and I had to remove this patch to make it work again.

2015-07-02 17:49:37 -0500 asked a question How to reset my proxy settings

A child was messing round on this laptop and set random words on all the proxy settings on the 'network proxy' connection and now when I try to do yum update it says

Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from rpmfusion-nonfree: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/20/Everything/x86_64/os/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Could not resolve host: xjsx sjxbwjxbwsx"

I already deleted all entries in the proxy settings, changed it to 'None' and ran unset http_proxy

Is there another command that might help me to reset the proxy settings?

2014-10-22 20:14:35 -0500 commented answer How can I trackdown my Wifi driver issues?

Hallelujah I was scratching my head one for hours. Thankyou. I would just add to run chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local before reboot. Many thanks.

2014-10-22 20:13:12 -0500 answered a question How can I trackdown my Wifi driver issues?

Hallelujah I was scratching my head one for hours. Thankyou. I would just add to run chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local before reboot. Many thanks.