I am trying to install Fedora on a pentium 5 using (F-7-i386-DVD.iso).
All works OK, but I seem to have missed the part where I get to set
the root password. My installation seems to have worked OK. I can log
on with a user I created during the installation, however, with no
root permissions. Is there a default root password that comes with
Thanks in advance.
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I have an older dual processor server that has been happily running FC5
since it was released. It currently has 4G of memory and has the
capacity for 8G using 1G sticks. Recently I was given 2 1G sticks and
tried to upgrade the system. The system recognizes the memory and
boots, but then locks up with:
exec of initj(/sbin/init) failed: Exec format error.
Removing the memory clears the problem. I have also tried some 512
sticks and they also cause the same problem. Essentially anything over
4G regardless of the how that's arrived at will cause the lockup.
Looking for any hints/ideas.
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I am having trouble with the Nautilus CD/DVD creator on one of my FC6
boxes. When I put a blank
disk in the HP 8100, the CD/DVD creator window comes up, but when I try
to write the files to the
disk, I keep getting an "Insert a writable or blank disc" message. No
matter how many times I click the
"OK" the message keeps coming back. I know the hardware is ok, because
K3B works fine.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
cheers, Paul - VA7NT - email: va7nt(a)telus.net
"Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad."
“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” - Thomas Mann
"That state which separates it's warriors from it's scholars will have it's thinking done by cowards and fighting done by fools" - Thucydides - The Pelopenisia
"The Malice of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous." - Churchill
I havent used my scanner in AGES, and during that time have had
a failure on my SCSI card, so I had to move the scanner from
SCSI -> USB.
However, while it USED TO WORK (and that may have been in f4
or earlier) with f6 the scan head in the scanner never moves.
So either my scanner has decided to die, or the software doesnt know
how to deal with this scanner any more (tho it says it does) via a USB.
Anyone out there running F6, with SANE and XSANE and a HP6300?
First, the issue that lots of people are having...if you are getting
the "YOUR FIRMWARE IS TOO OLD" issue, I recommend that you follow
# you need to be root
tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206/kmod/wl_apsta.o
That should fix things for most people. However, some people still
need/want to use the older driver even on devices that are (or should
be) supported by the newer driver. If you are in this situation,
I recommend this procedure:
# save the file attached to this email as "bcm43xx-old-config"
# you need to be root
The internals of that file look a little hairy, so I don't want people
having to type the commands themselves... :-) Anyway, the second
procedure is ONLY for those who have completed the first procedure and
find the bcm43xx-mac80211 driver to be unacceptable. This includes
_some_ bcm4318 users and apparently a _few_ bcm4306 users. This should
keep most of you from having to use an unsupportable alternative
John W. Linville
I need to move my mail server and apache to another computer that
will run F7. How do I backup my users and keep their passwords and
mail files? Shoud I backup /home? Where are the user passwords
On Saturday June 9 2007 10:37:32 pm Manal Helal wrote:
> after installing Kino, I am having
> problems capturing files because of this message:
> WARNING: *raw1394 kernel module not loaded or failure to read/write
To get my camera (JVC GR-DVL510EA) working in F7, I did the
sudo modprobe fw-ohci
Connect the camera.
Change permissions on device file - see below.
Start kino - The camera should be shown and operational now.
I've also changed permission on file "/dev/fwX" (/dev/fw0 on my machine)
to allow non-root access to the firewire device.
I've edited "/etc/security/console.perms.d/50-default.perms" and then I
ran "sudo pam_console_apply" afterwards to achieve this.
Ken <Registered Linux User #342812>
I apologize if this is in the archives, and I missed it.
I updated rpm a while back with:
# yum -y update rpm
I believe it installed a python2.4 package as well. Ever since then, I
have had problems with python and rpm. I get this error when trying to
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 6, in ?
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 23, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 21, in ?
ImportError: No module named rpm
Appreciate the help,
After having done the today updates, with gtk applications I get
dozens of lines like the following in the console:
«bad image index
(gedit:3449): Gtk-WARNING **: Icon cache
'/usr/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache' is invalid»
Thanks in advance,
To get a pdf file with the contents of a web-page, I produce a ps file
and then I use ps2pdf. However, no text can be copied from the
resulting pdf file. Is there other way of producing a pdf file with
Thanks in advance,