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2018-06-14 13:56:29 -0500 commented answer What can one do to harden Fedora 28?

Regarding SSH, if you're as lazy as I am, here's a really nice guide: https://www.tecmint.com/ssh-passwordless-login-usi

2018-06-04 16:08:44 -0500 commented answer Fedora 28 Graphics Driver on HP Probook 450 G3

The only thing I can suggest is try Firefox. I watch both YT and Netflix and don't notice much. The fan might start now

2018-06-04 14:10:20 -0500 marked best answer Adjust laptop brightness/backlight via terminal.

I have been trying to search for a way to adjust the brightness/backlight on my laptop's screen in the terminal. So far I have come across a wide variety of suggested possibilities, but is there a standard way to do it?

I am hoping for a similar solution like you can do with your volume: amixer -q sset 'Master' 50%

I'm running Fedora 22 with GNOME.

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2018-06-04 12:55:42 -0500 answered a question Fedora 28 Graphics Driver on HP Probook 450 G3

That is the same laptop I have, and based on the graphics specs I assume we have the same h/w specs. With those specs y

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2018-03-09 14:54:01 -0500 commented answer Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

I dare say that might've been the culprit. I had the same effect.

2018-03-03 15:09:03 -0500 commented question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

I think the error message is in the logs app. I did not run ls -a but locate. More info above now.

2018-02-28 15:16:19 -0500 commented question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

No .xession there. Yes, Gnome Wayland.

2018-02-28 14:17:22 -0500 commented question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

I have tried to locate .xsession-errors, but couldn't find them. Not even locate after update db found that file.

However, when I look at the Logs app in Ghome one of the errors shows that gnome-shell crashed.

2018-02-28 14:16:47 -0500 answered a question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

I have tried to locate .xsession-errors, but couldn't find them. Not even locate after update db found that file.

However, when I look at the Logs app in Ghome one of the errors shows that gnome-shell crashed.

2018-02-27 15:29:16 -0500 commented question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

That is something I thought about. That it's not the main issue. The DE. What is interesting tho is that one DE crashes, the other doesn't.

But any suggestions what to try and where to look would be much appreciated.

2018-02-27 15:01:41 -0500 asked a question Mouse pointer starts to shake, makes gnome-shell crash

Hi,

My setup: Fedora 27 HP Probook 350 G3 I7, Intel Wifi, BT & Video.

It started after an updated I did after 23rd Feb.

After some usage, sometimes less than 15 min the mouse pointer (using the onboard trackpad) starts to shake or wobble. Then suddenly, gnome-shell crashes and logs me out.

I've tried to locate the issue and make sense of the crash report, but I haven't understood the cause or found a solution.

It does the same when I use Xfce, but so far no crash-logout.

Any suggestions or what more info do you need? Let me know and I'll provide it.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I decided to reinstall as I use the laptop daily and need to be logged in longer than 10-15 minutes.

I could stay longer logged in if I avoided the mouse, but that's really not an option.

So It's kind of solved, but without finding the cause.

Update: The days before the update was release I did some distro hopping.

Ubuntu Budgie allowed me to try the Budgie DE. Pretty nice DE, but I've used Red Hat since '99, so as they say, old habits die hard. And Gnome 3 is exactly what I look for in a DE. Functional yet minimal and great UX.

I eventually went back to Fedora Xfce. The mouse pointer still did it's jolly dance, but it didn't crash the DE.

As soon as I applied the update and noticed everything was fine. I did a fresh reinstall of F27 (G3).

It was a frustrating bug indeed. Getting logged out within 10-15 minutes, but I have to say, it is the only major issue I've had with Fedora.

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2017-01-20 00:44:35 -0500 commented question Using nmap to resolve host (computer) name.

Yeah, Linux and Mac. And I've tried arp, dig, etc. Even done a broadcast ping and then using arp. I have a hunch it might be the "lovely" router I got from our broadband provider.

I don't remember which one of the tools I used, but where the host name should've been it just just displayed a questionmark.

What is odd though is that the router itself lists the hostnames fine.

2017-01-18 03:01:44 -0500 asked a question Using nmap to resolve host (computer) name.

I am trying to find a simple way to resolve the host name of computers on my local network.

After some searches it seems that (as root) nmap -sn 192.168.0.0/24 should do that, but it doesn't.

I have even tried the following (as root): nmap -sL nmap -sP nmap -sn -R nmap -sn --system-dns (this only shows the host name of the computer I execute nmap on)

My intention is to use this in a bash script, to list all computers on the local network, with their hostname, and either push it to a text file or print to screen.

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2016-09-28 13:13:10 -0500 asked a question Firefox 49, Widevine & Netflix.

It was claimed that with Firefox 49 Widevine would make it possible to watch Netflix on Linux.

I have checked that I have allowed to play DRM content and that the Widevine plugin is installed and active. Still I am being asked to install Silverlight.

Anyone know if it actually works?

2016-09-03 16:53:23 -0500 answered a question Exit dnf while updating by mistake

I would try to revert back to your previous update.

dnf history list

Find which transaction it was (most likely the most recent).

dnf history undo <number>

You can read more about it here:

man dnf
2016-09-01 15:57:25 -0500 answered a question Replacing Ubuntu with Fedora

Ubuntu and Fedora uses different package managers. Ubuntu uses apt-get to fetch .deb packages, while Fedora uses dnf to fetch .rpm packages. I'd suggest a fresh install. So in a way, GRUB would be the least of your worries.

2016-08-28 14:19:44 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade to Fedora 24 using gnome-software gui

If you want to refresh when doing an upgrade you you use the --refresh flag: dnf upgrade --refresh

2016-08-23 13:57:52 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade to Fedora 24 using gnome-software gui

As florian says, disable 3rd party repos, that's what I had to do.

2016-08-23 13:45:40 -0500 answered a question Can not load RPM file

To install and .rpm it needs to be that, a .rpm.

Example: sudo dnf install whatever.rpm

2016-08-22 14:25:20 -0500 answered a question Need help installing broadcom wireless adapter with fedora 24

See to it that you have the RPM Fusion repo installed.

Then open your terminal and write:

sudo dnf -y install akmod-wl kmod-wl broadcom-wl kernel-devel

Or you can use my script: https://github.com/DokterW/FedoraInst...

2016-04-10 14:23:03 -0500 answered a question Unable to connect with wifi on Fedora 23

I recently did a fresh install of Fedora 23 on my Lenovo S20-30 and ran into a similar issue.

When I got the laptop Fedora 22 was out and to get Fedora to use the pesky Broadcom chip I did the following install:

sudo dnf akmod-wl kmod-wl broadcom-wl

That installed all I needed to get wifi up and running.

So I did the same when doing the fresh install of Fedora 23.

Yet the only kernel that worked was the one that is shipped with Fedora 23, the updated one 4.4.6 did not. I tried to reinstall and run sudo modprobe wl to no avail.

Thanks to aeperezt suggestion it now works!

This is what I did:

sudo dnf akmod-wl kmod-wl broadcom-wl kernel-devel

Then reboot.

PS: Sorry if this was a long-winded reply, but I felt it was important to show what I did before it worked for me.

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2015-12-16 02:41:42 -0500 commented answer Upgrading from fedora 22 to fedora 23

Oops, sorry for that typo. Hope it worked with the correct flag. :)

2015-12-11 16:31:25 -0500 answered a question Broadcom Wi-Fi

Open the terminal and enter the following command:

sudo dnf install akmod-wl broadcom-wl
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2015-12-11 16:23:04 -0500 answered a question Upgrading from fedora 22 to fedora 23

I had a similar issue when I upgraded from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23.

To download Fedora 23 I used the suggested command:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=23

It downloaded everything, but after the reboot nothing happened.

So I tried:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --allowerasing --releasever=23

That made it download everything, remove old stuff and install the new and shiny Fedora 23.

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2015-08-16 05:49:55 -0500 commented answer Adjust laptop brightness/backlight via terminal.

Works! Unfortunately the slider in GNOME does not move, until I move it, unlike the volume indicator, but that's just a minor thing. As long as I can change the backlight I'm happy with this solution, as it's the best I've come across so far. Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!