Dear Fellow Fedora users,
I am running mplayer. I want to view a video, but I have screen blanking and disabled screen locking. I play a video, but screen goes blank. The hearbeat-cmd worked before, but now it is not working, I had xscreensaver before but now I am not running a screensaver.
[olivares@localhost Videos]$ cat ~/.mplayer/config
# Write your default config options here!
heartbeat-cmd="gnome-screensaver-command -p >&- 2>&- &"
[olivares@localhost Videos]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 5.8.15-201.fc32.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 15 15:56:44 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[olivares@localhost Videos]$ cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora release 32 (Thirty Two)
Sent from ProtonMail, encrypted email based in Switzerland.
I have a fedora32 server system with amavisd and postfix installed and
would like to block all email from China and a number of other
countries. It doesn't look like there's an easy way to do this.
Perhaps a better approach would be to block all email and only allow
connections from US servers (even though foreign email could be routed
through a US server first)?
Would the GeoIP stuff be helpful in amavisd? Perhaps we can block by ASN?
I'm also using spamassassin and could write rules to block email based
on the TLD, like .cn etc.
Perhaps we could create a policy bank or domain map with a list of the
different countries? Maybe a sender map that can block on a
I've done quite a bit of searching and most of what I see is from
decades ago to links that no longer exist.
I have never used snap packages in any distro,
and know nothing about them.
I was bored yesterday, and so I tried to install some
snaps and tinker with them. I loaded the game
"knavalbattle," and the new GIMP fork, "glimpse," and
a note-taking application, "standardnotes."
The snap version of standardnotes is the same as the
appimage version. According to their website, they
use electron builder and indicated that they do not
see a reason to make a flatpak, but that was two years ago.
There is a newer beta version on github 3.5.1 beta. vs the
The snaps I tried sure did load slow, but they seem to be functional.
I do not think I was able to get the snap-store to function
Any snap-lovers in the Fedora-world ?? If so, feel
free to email me privately.
If I'm running qBittorrent and try to log out with Ctrl-Alt-Del, or by
using the DE's menu, I get this message. It doesn't matter if qBT is
actually doing anything at the time. I have to manually quit the
program before these logout methods will work.
I'm running KDE and previously asked this question on the Fedora KDE
list (back in May) but got no replies.
Previous versions of Fedora never did this. Is there some magic setting
somewhere that I can turn off? It only ever happens with qBT but there
doesn't seem to be an in-program setting to control it. I even asked on
the qBT user's forum and again got no replies.
Of course, very OT.
I have been mulling a move from sylpheed to neomutt (because it is not clear to me that sylpheed's development is happening all that much which is a worrisome sign for its future) and so am also deciding on whether to keep the mh folder structure or move to Maildir. I do have a lot of subfolders so it is a bit of a pain to convert everything, but I think that I can probably write a script for doing so. But I wanted to ask if it is worth it to make this change. Now, I know that sylpheed's mh structure is not exactly the same because it puts in some marks and sequences in each directory and does not touch the traditional .mh_sequences touch, but I do not see if that will matter much in terms of the conversion.
Anyway, thoughts? I simply want to know if it is worth making the change which will require some scripting (and some inevitable disruption).
How can I tell that I have the most up to date Kernel for F32, Gnome, etc.
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>> Mumble Mumble ........
> I do not know what that means.
> The key to getting good answers is to ask good questions.
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> On Sat, 2020-10-17 at 20:48 -0500, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
>> There is one approach and that is set LD_PRELOAD to set the hostname
>> as localhost.localdomain from this example in:
> I wouldn't mess with telling software to use a different hostname than
> it expects, you might find you break some aspect of how it uses the
>> But if it does not matter, then I do not need to worry at all.
> Doesn't matter to the mail client. It just wants unique filenames per
> email, and the different hostnames help. It might help you, too, if
> you ever had to debug a mail issue. You'd be able to tell where a
> message came from simply by reading the filename.
> But, as I said. Generally, you don't see the filenames of emails, you
> use an email program that's an interface.
> There's a syntax to the email filenames for maildir: There's a unique
> id for each message, that's a lengthy part of the filename, it can be
> construed from hostnames and datestamps. And there's suffixes added
> which are flags for message statuses (e.g. that it's been read).
> Horsing around with the filenames just risks doing something that
> causes a failure. It's not like the rest of the filename is a
> particular sane thing for humans to read, anyway. It's all just a big
> long code.
I'm using Fedora 32 workstation. I'm wondering if it is updating
properly - especially that some of the mirrors which it uses, aren't
pulling the updates. It's a guess at the problem ...
I thought I'd check the version of F32 and so I checked the version
Settings->About on the Gnome Desktop. However, it says Fedora 32
(Workstation Edition) but little about which version ... (why is this
information not included, I don't know) ...
I notice there are occasional updates for Shotwell or Gimp on my machine
but not for the kernel, etc which seems ... odd ...
Part of the reason I'd like to update the software is that some of it is
horrendously unresponsive especially when using dialogues which involve
choosing files - the default text editor and document viewer (PDF) are
two applications which come to mind. I actually find it difficult to
believe that these apps met the QA requirements before being shipped ...
notwithstanding the usual rider for no liability for fitness of use, etc ...
Thanks for your help and assistance,
I just installed a
CUPS tells me the priner is not attqched.
I did a
# modprobe -r lp
# modprobe -r parport_pc
# modprobe parport_pc io=0x378,0xee00 irq=7,11
# modprobe lp
Cups shows the printer idle
Now jobs disappears as if it if printing,
but the printer shows nothing.
I am not sure that this card is being
seen as /dev/lp0. How do I
And how do I check which lp my printer is attached to?
I have the fancy Commander Pro fan-hub, by Corsair. Supposedly
there is a way to adjust the fan speeds. Someone is
working on a Linux driver called "corsair-cpro." Does it work in
Fedora, and if so, how ? I think I saw somewhere that there was
a proprietary blob in the driver. The articles I see mention something
about trying to get it in the 5.9 series kernel.