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.
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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.
Is there any tablet-like hardware which is well-supported by Fedora 20
and later? Something with a high-resolution display?
I don't need 3D acceleration beyond what's needed to run a typical
desktop environment, but I'd like to have lots of RAM, a bit of CPU
power (perhaps even a current Core i7) and an SSD with decent read
I am trying to build an RPM for sylfilter available at
with the attached .spec file but I get the following errors:
error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
RPM build errors:
Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
Not sure what the issue is, but wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
Many thanks and best wishes,
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I have about 6 desktop's running F20 with evolution 3.10.4 that have had
problems related to the desktop gui 'freezing'. I can go to a terminal
interface by hitting <cntrl><alt>F2, and when I toggle back to the gui
it is still not usable. The screen is filled with the last object
displayed in this case it is always evolution that does not respond, and
I am unable to switch to anything else on the gui. All panels are
At first I thought the problem was gpaste so I removed it on a test
desktop. The symptoms appeared less often but were still present. It
seems to hang with evolution.
Has anyone else had this problem? Can anyone help me debug this.
Thank you for your help.
Making the rounds of various technical mailing lists yesterday, with a
subject that's typically a variation of "Just for yucks, and giggles" is a
link to a commit to systemd's git, adding DNS caching to systemd; in one,
huge 857 line glop. Here's its entire commit message: "resolved: add DNS
And, it's beauty to read. Made me teary-eyed to know that systemd will cache
my DNS queries. Not sure why systemd, all of a sudden, needs to make DNS
queries. But if it does, it's going to cache them now! Such a sight to
behold makes my heart skip a beat: now, not just bind, or pretty much every
DNS server that automatically caches DNS for you – but so will systemd!
But, seriously folks, systemd's DNS caching achieves absolutely 100%
nothing. Really. Surprised? Well, you'll be shocked to know that the DNS
server that systemd queries for that DNS RR, such as the stock "bind",
already automatically caches all recursive DNS replies!! systemd's own
caching produces absolutely zero useful results. On the oft chance that it
sends a query for a non-cached RR, the local DNS server will cache the
response, before returning it to systemd, and then use the cached response
for all future queries. That's what DNS servers do: provide caching for
local clients. It's inherent in DNS's design: DNS was explicitly designed to
use aggressive caching, it's an internet-wide, distributed, locally cached
Isn't modern technology amazing?
I'm willing to consider the possibility that I missed something obvious,
some obvious value-added result from caching DNS RRs directly by systemd,
and I'll stick around for someone to enlighten me; or if Occam's razor
applies, and the author of that commit had no idea that bind already
automatically caches DNS responses, and, more importantly, that its caching
algorithms are a result of painful lessons learned from various DNS cache
poisoning attacks, that have circulated around the intertubes, for the last
couple of years.
The only possible use case for this kind of caching approach would be if:
A) You do not have a local DNS server nearby; and you have non-negligible
latencies to whatever DNS server you use.
B) Your queries tend to be for domains that your DNS servers are not
authoritative for, so they'll benefit from local caching.
So, can someone explain to me how likely this is going to be the case in a
typical deployment scenario that systemd is targeted for; in an average
corporate environment where systemd's alleged benefits will supposedly shine?
I would guess that a typical systemd deployment, in a corporate/business
environment, will certainly have multiple, low-latency DNS servers nearby,
won't that be the case? And, if so, then this is just another potentially
exploitable security hole in systemd, nothing more.
P.S. After I wrote the above, poking around, Google dumped this onto my
Mental note to myself: go back and check the timestamp of the systemd git
commit – before, or after, this was disclosed…