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Forum: Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 25th November 2007, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By foolish
The performance benefit is in large part a myth....

The performance benefit is in large part a myth. You might speed things up with a millisecond or two, but adding the time you spend building source code instead of what you're really trying to...
Forum: News 21st November 2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,551
Posted By foolish
Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

Linux.com has a great article on how do deal with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files.

"Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives....
Forum: Using Fedora 19th November 2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By foolish
To check which packages require chainsaw, start...

To check which packages require chainsaw, start by finding the package name of the package that provides chainsaw. I know I can execute the chainsaw program by entering 'chainsaw' into a terminal. I...
Forum: Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 19th November 2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,756
Posted By foolish
This is a bug in the avahi package and should be...

This is a bug in the avahi package and should be reported as such. Please go to bugzilla.redhat.com and enter a bug report against the avahi package so the packager can fix this issue. Thank you.
Forum: Using Fedora 19th November 2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,503
Posted By foolish
0.5.6.2 is in the updates-testing repository for...

0.5.6.2 is in the updates-testing repository for Fedora 8. Most updates go into updates-testing first for quality control, using the updates-testing repository will give you an even more bleeding...
Forum: Using Fedora 19th November 2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,610
Posted By foolish
Here's a more general approach on how to get the...

Here's a more general approach on how to get the stuff you're missing using yum. This is what I usually do when I encounter missing dependencies ahd similar.

Let's start with what we know. The...
Forum: Using Fedora 14th June 2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,781
Posted By foolish
Answering this question really requires a bit of...

Answering this question really requires a bit of explanation on the linux, or rather, unix file structure. If you want to really understand this topic, read the documentation for the File System...
Forum: Using Fedora 13th June 2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By foolish
Simply: yum install beagle beagle-evolution...

Simply:

yum install beagle beagle-evolution libbeagle-python


And beagle is back, working like a charm here.
Forum: Using Fedora 13th June 2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By foolish
Assuming you are running Fedora 7. Add the...

Assuming you are running Fedora 7.

Add the livna.org repository:

rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm


Most of the media players in a default Fedora setup use the Gstreamer...
Forum: Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 13th June 2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By foolish
As far as I know Anaconda, the Fedora installer,...

As far as I know Anaconda, the Fedora installer, doesn't support wireless networking.
Forum: Fedora Focus 13th June 2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,583
Posted By foolish
If you want to reach the actual yum developers,...

If you want to reach the actual yum developers, file the feature request in bugzilla.redhat.com and consult the yum mailing list: https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum-devel
Forum: Using Fedora 13th June 2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By foolish
There aren't any in the official Fedora...

There aren't any in the official Fedora repositories. I've added it to the Fedora package maintainers wishlist, hopefully someone who will pick it up and add it to the official repositories.

The...
Forum: Using Fedora 13th June 2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,594
Posted By foolish
For video playback in the default movie players...

For video playback in the default movie players of Fedora, you'll need the ffmpeg plugin for the GStreamer media framework.

if you've already installed the livna repository, skip that step.

su...
Forum: Using Fedora 13th June 2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By foolish
First, what you should really do is let us know...

First, what you should really do is let us know why the newer Fedora releases isn't working for you, so we can fix these issues.

Second, I believe you're just being tricked by the fact that when...
Forum: Hardware & Laptops 13th June 2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,479
Posted By foolish
The only graphics card producer which really...

The only graphics card producer which really offers open source, full featured drivers is Intel. If you're going to buy a laptop, you should get one with an Intel card in it. Money talks, the linux...
Forum: Using Fedora 11th June 2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,220
Posted By foolish
Yep, you have to be root to make systemwide...

Yep, you have to be root to make systemwide changes.
Forum: Using Fedora 11th June 2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,427
Posted By foolish
If you're running gnome, this might help: ...

If you're running gnome, this might help:

http://folk.ntnu.no/sindrb/gnome_keyboard_shortcuts/
Forum: Using Fedora 10th June 2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,220
Posted By foolish
Try to clean the yum cache: yum clean all

Try to clean the yum cache:


yum clean all
Forum: Using Fedora 10th June 2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,638
Posted By foolish
I'm assuming you're using a default desktop...

I'm assuming you're using a default desktop (GNOME) setup here. If this is wrong you'll have to provide us with details about your setup so we can better help you.

It's likely you already have...
Forum: Using Fedora 10th June 2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,034
Posted By foolish
I've had limited time due to studies for a while,...

I've had limited time due to studies for a while, and the time I have for Fedora has been spent maintaining packages.
Forum: Using Fedora 9th June 2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
Posted By foolish
Added g15tools to the fedora package maintainers...

Added g15tools to the fedora package maintainers wishlist: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WishList

Hopefully someone who owns the hardware wants to step up and maintain this for...
Forum: Using Fedora 9th June 2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By foolish
When playing video, make sure you use Xv to...

When playing video, make sure you use Xv to accelerate the video playback. If not, video playback will suck.

To test if Xv works for you:

xvinfo


if it says:
Forum: Servers & Networking 9th June 2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,099
Posted By foolish
If you're having issues with the ddclient as...

If you're having issues with the ddclient as included in Fedora 7, please do report it in http://bugzilla.redhat.com so that the package maintainer can fix it. The workaround is fine, but solving the...
Forum: Using Fedora 9th June 2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,034
Posted By foolish
Sure you can. Packages have metadata flags, one...

Sure you can. Packages have metadata flags, one of them is the vendor flag. One can do pretty spiffy queries against the rpm database. This case is a wonderful example of how to use rpm query flags...
Forum: Using Fedora 12th May 2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,056
Posted By foolish
the qt packages on Fedora Core 6 is qt 3.3. yum...

the qt packages on Fedora Core 6 is qt 3.3. yum install qt qt-devel

if you want qt 4, it's in the qt4 and qt4-devel packages.
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