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2014-12-10 09:43:54 -0500 answered a question Is F21 Workstation netinst iso available?

The Server netinst.iso can install any of the Flavors (including the non-product ones like KDE, XFCE, etc.)

Simply boot the netinst.iso as usual, then on the main installer hub, click on "SOFTWARE SELECTION" and pick the environment that's right for you.

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2014-10-21 14:53:36 -0500 answered a question gnome software center is not working

Sometimes a bug in gnome-software can cause it to lose track of its metadata. Try forcibly killing the backend daemon with the command

killall gnome-software

then try starting gnome-software again.

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2014-10-21 13:07:27 -0500 answered a question how to change a location of installed program

You probably want to carefully select the set of options that you pass to the configure script when building.

Assuming you are using an autotools-based project, you will want to call configure this way:

./configure \
        --build=$(uname -m)-unknown-linux-gnu \
        --host=$(uname -m)-unknown-linux-gnu \
        --program-prefix= \
        --prefix=/usr \
        --exec-prefix=/usr \
        --bindir=/usr/bin \
        --sbindir=/usr/sbin \
        --sysconfdir=/etc \
        --datadir=/usr/share \
        --includedir=/usr/include \
        --libdir=$(rpm --eval %{_libdir}) \
        --libexecdir=/usr/libexec \
        --localstatedir=/var \
        --sharedstatedir=/var/lib \
        --mandir=/usr/share/man \
        --infodir=/usr/share/info

(This is the way that RPM builds call configure as well; you can see this with 'rpm --eval %configure')

If you're using a cmake-based build, you can try:

/usr/bin/cmake \
        -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS_RELEASE:STRING="-DNDEBUG" \
        -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS_RELEASE:STRING="-DNDEBUG" \
        -DCMAKE_Fortran_FLAGS_RELEASE:STRING="-DNDEBUG" \
        -DCMAKE_VERBOSE_MAKEFILE:BOOL=ON \
        -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/usr \
        -DINCLUDE_INSTALL_DIR:PATH=/usr/include \
        -DLIB_INSTALL_DIR:PATH=$(rpm --eval %{_libdir}) \
        -DSYSCONF_INSTALL_DIR:PATH=/etc \
        -DSHARE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/usr/share \
        -DLIB_SUFFIX=64 \ # Only on 64-bit systems
        -DBUILD_SHARED_LIBS:BOOL=ON
2014-10-21 12:07:45 -0500 answered a question how to install video codec for avi, wmv etc...?

There are third-party tools that can help you get such tools installed. One example is Fedy: http://satya164.github.io/fedy/

Note: this is software not provided by Fedora and its use is potentially in violation of local laws such as patent or copyright (due to it distributing non-free or patent-encumbered content).

2014-10-21 12:05:01 -0500 answered a question What can I do, when I open my laptop and there is no keyboard input possible?

Do you still have an older kernel available that you can select on boot-up? If so, see if the problem goes away by switching to the older kernel. If it does, the issue is a regression in the newer kernel and you should file a bug at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi including the output of su -c 'lshw' in the report so that the kernel engineers can figure out what broke.

2013-04-04 14:43:27 -0500 answered a question how to know the version of c compiler

GCC (the GNU compiler collection) on Fedora has both C89 and C99 modes available. You can specify which one you want to use during compilation by running either /usr/bin/c89 or /usr/bin/c99.

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2011-11-30 09:11:12 -0500 asked a question How to triage "COMRESET failed" error at startup

I recently switched my laptop over to using an 80 GB Intel X25-M (generation 1, no TRIM support) solid-state disk.

At kernel boot (before init), I get the following error message: "ATA1: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)"

It appears three times, one at a 10s delay, another at 20s and the last one at 60s. After that, the system boots fine (and very fast!) and everything appears to work fine.

I'd like to know what "COMRESET failed" means and how I can eliminate this 60s lag on startup.