Category: Fedora

simple scriptable popups in GNOME

As you may or may not already know, we’re into Phing here at Magma Digital. You can fire off all sorts of complex tasks and at the end, you get a report (if you’re using a CI platform). I personally don’t like relying on email for such notifications though. If my build succeeded, then I don’t

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YuuGuu on Linux x86_64 (64bit) CPUs

Here at Solution Perspective we use YuuGuu quite a lot, especially with some of our clients, for remote screen sharing and to check out that we’re all talking about the same things or to take control of their screens to sort an issue out. We also happen to use Linux (Fedora in particular) a lot,

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IP 1000A ethernet driver Fedora 7

Discovered today that a previously working ethernet driver for the IP1000A chipset stopped working when upgrading to the latest Fedora 7 kernel (2.6.22.1-41). When compiling the driver there’s now output indicating a problem: ipg_main.c:4045: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘pci_module_init’ If you’ve installed or upgraded to Fedora 7 (or are running a 2.6.22+ kernel) along

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Beryl window manager and Java blank windows

If like me you’re using the Beryl window manager for linux (extremely cool eye candy) and have misbehaving Java applications that don’t show windows properly, the title bar draws but the rest is blank, then you’ll need to employ the fix as detailed in several places on the net including Arch Linux Wiki – Beryl.

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Suspend / resume finally working Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi

The day has finally come, my laptop finally suspends and resumes correctly under Fedora Core 6 – it’s mostly got part way through the suspend operation before and then hung, or on the few occasions where it shutdown, it would hang or panic on resume. Today using kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6 it worked – suspend all the

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Yum upgrade FC4 to FC5 dbus session failure

Just solved an issue on a machine upgraded via yum from FC4 to FC5 tha had been bugging me for ages. The symptoms were that gnome power manager would fail with a message saying that dbus was not running and that eval `dbus-launch –auto-syntax` needed to be run. The other symptom I noticed was that

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Kernel Parameters after FC4 to FC5 upgrade (via yum) on an Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi

I recently decided to upgrade from Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 5 via yum upgrade. Everything seemed to go well, however there seemed to be a random machine lockup happening – I mean total freeze, had to power off to recover! The machine in question is an Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi (Acer 4000 series)

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