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Cross posted-->Linux F/OSS Gaming Roundup 2006 [Dec. 1st, 2006|11:10 am]
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You may be interested in my post Fedora Extras Gaming Roundup 2006 in fedora_linux.
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easy question, maybe - switching between hard drives [Dec. 10th, 2005|05:25 pm]
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hi yet another noob here.

maybe an easy question, but don't know how to search for this. i was just about to install fc into my laptop to dual boot w/ xp, when i remembered that i have an extra hard drive lying around. if i just replace the hard drive, install fc into the 2nd hard drive, and just keep switching back and forth between the hard drives, instead of dual booting, is that bad for my laptop? other than the general hassle, any reason why i shouldn't do it this way? or is that not even possible?

any comments/suggestions very much appreciated.

i don't think these specs will matter, but just in case... cutCollapse )
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Easy question - Uknown Host [Dec. 3rd, 2005|01:17 pm]
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I just need windows to be able to ping and address my linux machine by name and not IP. From windows, I can ping the machine but when I try "ping linux", I get "unknown host linux". Obviously, the machine is on the network because the site can be browsed and ping'ed from other systems by IP but not name.

This is such a simple problem that I feel embarrased to even post it. But I'm lost. I went to Network Config-> Host and added, linux, linux hoping that would do it.

I would also add the IP but I obtain the IP address automatically from a Linksys router. So the question is what am I missing?
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It seems, Admiral, that I have all his marbles. [Nov. 28th, 2005|11:03 am]
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N00b here. To make a long story short: my hard drive died, and I replaced it with a new one, blank and innocent. Now I'm trying to give it an operating system-- Fedora Core 4.

Problem: it's a laptop, and the CD drive is an external USB device (I downloaded the four .iso files for x86-compatible machines from redhat.com). I don't think BIOS is detecting the drive-- the boot drive options in BIOS are the hard drive, the CD-ROM drive, and the removable floppy drive, but it can't seem to find anything bootable.

For what it's worth, the drive does power up when I turn on the computer, and it sounds like it's reading. I tried putting a CD that I know is bootable in the drive and booting from that, just to make sure it isn't my download CDs that are the problem, and it can't detect that either.

The book I've got (Red Hat Fedora 4 Unleashed, by Hudsons, Ball, & Duff) seems to be saying it's possible to boot from an external drive on a laptop, but is not specific about what I have to do. Is it the boot.iso image that I need? It describes making a boot CD from that for other purposes, but isn't clear on whether that's what I have to do in this situation.

Thanks in advance. (Crossposted to fedora_linux.)
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(no subject) [Oct. 7th, 2005|05:24 pm]
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Is it true that most admins or roots prefer dark beer or even stouts?
I like Guinness myself.
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FC4 Upgrade = No Screensavers [Jul. 6th, 2005|08:21 pm]
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[Current Music |Nine Inch Nails - All The Love In The World]

I upgraded successfully from Fedora Core 2 to Fedora Core 4 from CD with little hassle (some non-standard RPMs had to be rebuilt/reinstalled). However, now there's only one screensaver showing up in the system's list (which doesn't even work--it throws some sort of an xscreensaver error), wheras before the upgrade there were maybe fifty or so.

Is there a reason all of the screensavers were removed and not upgraded? Is there a way to get all of them back? Does Fedora Core 4 really only have one--non-functional--screensaver?

EDIT: I'm using GNOME, in case it makes a difference.

cross-posted to cparker, fedora_linux
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Burning Fedora Core 4 ISOs [Jul. 1st, 2005|10:04 pm]
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I've decided to upgrade from Fedora Core 2 to Fedora Core 4 with the CDs after all.

I've got all of the ISOs downloaded and verified:
$ sha1sum -w -c SHA1SUM
FC4-i386-disc1.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc2.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc3.iso: OK
FC4-i386-disc4.iso: OK
FC4-i386-rescuecd.iso: OK
I burned all of them using the method suggested by Red Hat (linked to from the official Fedora Core download page):
# cdrecord -v -eject speed=4 dev=ATA:1,0,0 FC4-i386-disc1.iso
When I restart the machine and boot from CD, I get the option to test the media before continuing the install. All five discs (disc1 - disc4 and rescuecd) fail the media check.

Am I doing something wrong? I know it's not due to corrupt downloads, because I've tested the images against Red Hat's own sha1sum results. I used dev=ATAPI:1,0,0 for the first CD I burned, and I got this message:
Warning: Using ATA Packet interface.
Warning: The related Linux kernel interface code seems to be unmaintained.
Warning: There is absolutely NO DMA, operations thus are slow.
Is that what screwed things up? I wouldn't think so...

I have a Sony 48x/24x/48x/16x EIDE CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. cdrecord -scanbus returned the following: cdrecord -scanbusCollapse )

cross-posted to cparker, fedora_linux
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New XMMS Community [Jun. 29th, 2005|04:48 pm]
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NOTE: This announcement has been cross-posted to many LiveJournal communities and others' LiveJournal accounts. This has been done in hopes that the subject of the announcement may benefit the targeted audience. If this announcement is deemed inappropriate or distasteful, please accept my apologies, comment on/reply to this announcement stating so, and the message shall be deleted promptly. Thank you.

I have created a new community dedicated to the X Multimedia System, or XMMS: xmms_users. xmms_users was created so XMMS users may share their own experiences setting up, using, and customizing XMMS to their own personal tastes.

Find (or develop) a new skin or a new plugin that you're just dying to share with others? Learn a new trick, and you want to teach people? Or, maybe you're new to XMMS, and you're looking for some tips, pointers, advice, or help?

xmms_users is appropriate for any of the above scenarios. Other appropriate usages of xmms_users include, but aren't limited to: posting HOWTOs on various subjects, sharing opinions regarding features you'd like to see implemented (either natively or through a plugin), posting updates about new XMMS or plugin versions.

Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. Tell the community about your XMMS-using habits. Tell your friends. The more, the merrier!

Thank you for your time.

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Upgrading Fedora Core Major Revision [Jun. 29th, 2005|01:50 am]
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I'm on Fedora Core 2, and I'd like to upgrade to Fedora Core 4. However, I don't want to have to burn all of the CDs in order to do so. Is there a media-less way to do this? Like... through up2date or yum?

There are a couple of reasons I want to do this. They are both specific programs, which require a pygtk2 version >= 2.4: gDesklets 0.35rc1 and Gourmet

rpm -q pygtk2 gives me pygtk2-2.2.0-1.

yum install pygtk2 gives me the following:
# yum install pygtk2
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Released Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
pygtk2 is installed and is the latest version.
No actions to take
Therefore, I'm assuming (hah) that pygtk2 >= 2.4 does not exist for Fedora Core 2, at least in RPM form.

I did compile the latest PyGTK from http://www.pygtk.org/, but RPM still thinks I have 2.2.0-1... So, there doesn't seem to be a way around my issue. Therefore, the next logical step is to upgrade to a version of Fedora Core that has an rpm version of pygtk2 >= 2.4, which would be FC4.

If I'm making things more complicated than they have to be, please tell me so. Thanks.

cross-posted to fedora_linux
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cannot access fedora shares from xp [Jun. 8th, 2005|09:41 pm]
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hey guys, wondering if anyone of you could help me...

i just got an old 733 MHz box and installed F3 on it. well, i was having trouble seeing my home network shared computers, but took care of it by disabling the firewall that comes with fedora. i'll probably go back later on and figure out how to still access them with the firewall enabled.

anyways, just before i posted this, i was having trouble seeing my fedora shares from xp. i fixed it by making the "Authentication mode" to "Share", but this could be the wrong setting too. now, i can see the shares from xp, but when i try to open them, it asks me for a username/password. I supposedly created 2 users in "Samba Users" but could have been wrong.

Any inputs? My main problem is configuring Samba correctly and getting the users/passwords to work.
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