I've got an odd problem that I was hoping for some help on.
The laptop was previously working fine, I am running F30, updated regularly.
I've got an Acer laptop that has been shutting down suddenly. (I
suspect a bad battery, working on that.)
After a sudden shutdown last night, I now get a kernel panic on boot
right after "Starting Switch Root..."
I was able to boot from a USB stick, and was able to read the journal,
but I didn't see anything obvious to help.
I was able to get all of my data off of the (encrypted) disks, so
that's not a problem, but I don't want to just give up, and wash and
reload too quickly.
With the SystemRescueCd I backed up the /dev/sda6 partition in /mnt/backup/ naming "diskimage"
After backing up operation the file has the automatic extension like "diskimage.000".
Is this file ok to restore?
If I name it "diskimage.gz" then it is automatically renamed with this extension "diskimage.gz.000"
But here below
the file is name like this:
Do I have to name with the .pimg extension during backup to restore correctly?
And how can I restore it?
I upgraded to F31 late last week and I am missing the MiscFixed 16 font that I prefer using. Where would I find it?
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I am developing a Qt app in Fedora 31 using the default GNOME wayland session and I am very sorry to see the state of Qt in this configuration.
1) qt creator crashes often (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1773356) the crash report tool does not seem to help
2) drag & drop does not work in Qt creator (and in no other Qt app) (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1774762 and https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-80303)
3) main window geometry cannot be restored when the application restarts (https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-80612)
I think GNOME / Wayland / Qt it is just not ready and should not be offered as the default desktop session for Fedora.
If I force Qt to use X11 emulations, things are much better.
Probably Qt is responsible (but in the bug reports someone says that KDE / Wayland works well), and GNOME is not Qt, but there are so many Qt apps, that sending new users to a non working environment re-enforces the fact that "just works" is not true in Linux.
Last week, I was to participate in a "Zoom" meeting for a charity that
I'm involved in. I have the needed software on my rarely-used windows-7
box. But I could not complete the windows-7 login (some problem with a
windows-7 service). I've since found there is a "Zoom" client for
Fedora. "dnfdragora" does not find anything for it. But I found a web
page that I hope has what I need. I've downloaded the package
("zoom_x86_64.rpm"), and I've downloaded a "Public Key"
("package-signing-key.pub"). The web site from which I've downloaded
these also has a line:
Key fingerprint: [some 40 hex digit number]
1. Do the 2 files need to be in a specific place to do the install? If
2. Do I need to be "root" to do the install?
3. What do I do with the "Key fingerprint"?
4. How do I do the install (preferably using "dnf")?
Something on sourceforge has been recommended to me, but I try to
stick to things that dnf can install. Surely there must be some Fedora-
native ebook reader!
Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
For several years I've been using a Windows VM with passthrough
graphics as a gaming platform. It works pretty well, but ties up
machine resources even when idle, so I'm now experimenting with Valve's
Linux version of Steam with the Proton additions to the Wine libraries.
I've disabled the VM, installed the latest proprietary Nvidia drivers,
modified grub appropriately and rebooted. The Nvidia modules are
loaded. The nvidia-settings command shows the GPU.
However when I run games under Steam, they are using the internal Intel
GPU, making this configuration essentially unusable for AAA gaming
(i.e. games will start but are unplayably slow). I can find no
documentation on how to change this (whether via a global Steam option
or even individually for each game).
For the record, Linux Steam is a 32-bit executable, but I don't think
this should affect anything (my machine is 64-bit).
Has anyone done this successfully on Fedora? There are any number of
Google hits on similar themes, but mainly focussed on Ubuntu, which is
what Valve are mostly aiming at.
The problem is seen in the Gnome terminal editor, but not in gvim,
Firefox, or Thunderbird.
The terminal's font is set to the system font (vs. custom font).
The system font is set to "AR PL UKai CN Book 16". This is set via the
"Tweaks" tool. I really do need to use the UKai font.
(what I do)
When I view a Chinese music video in youtube, I also make notes about it
in a text file. I use vi(m) to edit that file.
1. In Firefox, I load a youtube video whose title and/or description
(poster's comments) contains Chinese text. This text is found below the
video itself, and above the section for comments by viewers.
2. Using the trackball (cursor), I select the text containing Chinese
3. I paste the selected text into the left part of google translate.
- Below the Chinese text that I pasted in, google translate displays
"pinyin" (the "romanization" of the Chinese text). This is useful for
- In the right part of google translate, google translate shows its
English translate guess.
4. Using the trackball (cursor), I select the pinyin, and paste it into
my text file of notes about the video.
5. Using the trackball (cursor), I select the English translation guess,
and paste it into my text file of notes about the video.
(what I see)
When the Chinese text contains the Chinese equivalent of the open double
quote (it looks like a double version of the less-than character '<'),
then in my notes file, in the pinyin and English, it shows as an open
double quote with the next English character in the same position (that
is, on top of each other). There is no problem with close double
quotes. I have not seen this problem with any other character. I've
attached an example text file, and a screen capture of that text file in
vi(m). Notice in the screen capture:
- in the second non-blank line, after "13", an open double quote and the
letter 'Y' appear to be in the same position.
- in the third non-blank line, after "13 ", an open double quote and the
letter 'I' appear to be in the same position.
This problem occurs a lot, and it does make editing difficult.
My sense is that this is not something that I can fix on my
workstation. So I should submit a bug. Where should I submit the bug,
and against what (the font or the terminal or something else (what?))?
Fedora 30 had several dnf-related updates today. Since then, mock fails
with KeyError: 'yum.conf'
In the mockbuild directory, /var/lib/mock/Fedora.../root/etc/yum.conf is
a link to yum/yum.conf, which is a 0 byte file.
In the corresponding file for epel-7 builds, last used before the
updates, yum/yum.conf is 3.2 kB
In the F30 host /etc/yum.conf is now 816 bytes
Perhaps I should try to revert.