Unrelated to topic:
I lost quite a bit of messages downloading them from Altern to Thunderbird
and not being able to upload afterwards* but I would like to thank Todd
Zullinger for reminding me that welcome messages are not just a way for
forums owner to be polite :) But somethimes, you have many things to
* ping smtp.altern.org
ping: unknown host smtp.altern.org
This used to work, but not anymore, according to lantre.org.
So, I'll have to set up a Gmail account. Later.
Setting up HP laserjets (1012) to work
I discovered a bug with the setting of my printer, an HP 1012. The
configuration seemed really easy as it was identified correctly on a USB
Port. A few clicks, and I was done. I didn't even check to see if it
worked: I never had a problem setting this printer for years. Then, I
tried to print and I had a message saying that the printer wasn't
Weird: CUPS was installed, the wire was OK. I went back to configuration
and I saw there's an option for using HAL, the Hardware Abstraction Layer.
I do believe HAL has always been part of setting my printer. So, I
selected it but received the message that the HPIJS driver was not
available. (Note that I tried the Gutenprint driver when the printer
wasn't set to use HAL: it didn't work.)
I installed hpijs, now everything is fine.
I don't remember ever being asked to use HAL with another distro: it was
always put to contribution, I suppose. So, there must be a way around
this. Most newbies will never consider an option that isn't selected by
default for a printer.
Most probably other printers that use HPIJS have the same problem. Those
that use ppd files, probably not.
There are all sorts of instructions as to how to install Kmod-Nvidia on
Fedora, but I thought yum would do a better job of guessing my
configuration (x86_64, 9400 GT) to get the most up-to-date correct package
and getting everything right. So, I just typed:
yum install kmod-nvidia
Now, /etc/X11/xorg.conf looks like this:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display
Option "AIGLX" "on"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
The file is only a few minutes old... So, I suppose it's a new config for
the Kmod driver. But the process was so transparent, I can't help but
wonder if all those modifications to the kernel that I read about in the
doc have been made.
If so, why not provide the documentation that all that is needed is to
type the yum command?
The Nouveau driver worked very well and, since I'm not too sure I'll
install 3D, maybe I could have kept it. But my screen kept blanking once
in a while for a few seconds. This happened with my previous computer too
-- it had an old ATI card, the same monitor and a very standard open
source driver for ATI -- but not so often and not for so long: it was just
a quick blank. I thought this might fix the problem.
Also, I intend to install a TV card and, it anything doesn't work, I'm sure
the first suggestion from Nvidia will be to install their driver. As the
material I buy is only on a one week money back guarantee, I prefer to
make sure everything works in advance.
Also, as it often happens when I download new packages, there was a socket
error and a long (~ 1-2 min) halt before another server took over. (I
forgot to save the console screen before I rebooted, but the name
"liberty" was part of it.)
After the installation finished, the rx/tx light of the modem began
flashing very fast as if there was a download occuring... or maybe an
upload if some information on the installation has to be sent back to
rpmfusion or nvidia.
No indication of what was going on appeared onscreen. Is this anything to
be concerned about? Any idea What this transfer was about?
--- On Sat, 7/11/09, gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org> wrote:
> From: gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org>
> Subject: Getting more juice from a preamp?
> To: fedora-list(a)redhat.com
> Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10:34 PM
> I listen to sound on my system with
> headphones, so I only use the preamp.
> This aft, I was watching this feature on the cause of
> Beethoven's death:
> but the sound is a bit weak. You don't miss anything, but
> you feel you
> have to be very attentive. Maybe they wanted to make you
> feel like you're
> getting deaf yourself :)
> I checked alsamixer, but volume control is maxed out. Is
> there any other
> control somewhere else? Anything in alsactl or pulseaudio,
> for instance?
Try the following:
$ alsamixer -c0
after adjusting those to your preference save your settings with
$ su -c '/sbin/alsactl store'
put in your password and settings should be saved for next reboot, ***unless*** an update(s) breaks your configuration and let us hope that those things don't happen :)
Hi all Fedora users,
I have just joined this list. I am running the latest Fedora but I can't get
my 3C900Combo networking card to work. I can see that the card is installed
but no IP-address is asigned to it and I can't set it. So I think that there
is a bug in that driver. Any other user out there who have a solution for
Best regards and thanks,
I know that is not a specific question about Fedora, but I can't find answer on the kernel mailing list.
Is somebody having server with integrated ATI RAGE XL video card? Is it possible to patch the kernel to support this video card? If I add VGA=791 in my grub.conf, I will have a resolution of 1024x768 which is good, but the display is very slow (especially when the screen is scrolling). If I use I this: "video=aty128fb:1024x768@70" it will not work. I'm using kernel 2.4.22 but I will try 2.6.0-test11 today.
If somebody has a patch, a link or anything else that can help me, it will be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.
Administrateur Réseau/Network Manager
Institut de Pharmacologie de Sherbrooke
3e étage (Édifice Z5)
3001 12e avenue Nord
Tél.: +1 819 820-6040
Direct: +1 819 820-6855
Fax.: +1 819 820-6841
I have two similar PC (old Pentium but workin fine)
In Pc no.1 I upgraded from RH8 to Fedora and it went fine: Soundblaster
is working fine
In Pc no.2 I made a fresh installation but in redhat-sound-config Fedora
doesn't see any card, that was working on Redhat 9 after soundconfig...
Where is the trick?? I assume that my Sounblaster is an old 16...but
fine on a router/firewall.
I've been using a floppy boot disk as reserve if my HD boot fails, But
it appears floppy support as now been removed. Why? Then how can I
create an emergency media that is flexible enough to be updated as required?
I was asked to assist connecting a Fedora linux system for video
conferencing with oovoo.com. It is apparent that they support Mac and
Does anyone have any experience in using the Mac installation for oovoo
for Fedora? Can anyone make recommendations for connections that allow
video conferencing with Fedora.
I have a terebyte sata drive that I need to securely wipe clean. It
originally had 2 partitions. I deleted them using `fdisk', rebooted,
and then as root ran
shred -vz /dev/sdd
The drive is capable of about 60MB/sec, but shred is only "shredding"
about 25MB every 5 seconds according to its output. Since the default
number of passes is 25, this works out to about 5 days.
The `shred' process is running at 100% CPU, presumably computing
the special random patterns for erasure. Since I have 4 CPUs
would creating 4 unformatted partions on the drive and then running
shred -vz /dev/sdd1
shred -vz /dev/sdd2
shred -vz /dev/sdd3
shred -vz /dev/sdd4
in parallel cut my time? Would be just as secure?
Ok, I just lost enthusiasm in further use of skype. Being closed source was
bad enough already, but I tolerated it due to its good-enough quality,
reliability and free-of-charge use for skype-to-skype calls. But now that
Microsoft is taking it over, I suddenly lost faith that these good features
will still be there from now on (not to mention Linux support).
Thus the question: is there a FOSS VoIP app that provides roughly the same
quality, reliability and free-as-in-beer service?
I do know that there are such VoIP apps, but I am not familiar with the
quality of service, availability and accessibility of each of those. I am
willing to migrate and start persuading my existing skype contacts (which are
scattered all over the globe) to migrate to a FOSS solution as well. But I
cannot do that if this alternative does not provide functionality that at
least matches that of skype. It has to be up to the task.
So which one is on the top of the list, in your opinion?