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2016-08-24 01:28:41 -0500 commented answer Growing encrypted partition

Thanks for this information!

2016-08-21 23:50:24 -0500 answered a question Growing encrypted partition

If you encrypted your system when you installed Fedora, it's probably LVM-on-LUKS. But lsblk will help figure it out.

Resizing is a complicated process. Instructions for shrinking are here: I've used these instructions successfully before. (Growing should be the opposite process: first do "2.1 Boot and setup", then start the actual growing process from the last directions (probably from "2.6 Resize the partition", and work your way up the instructions, and of course be sure to add space instead of subtracting it). As you can see, it's very complicated. Maybe you'll be able to find clearer instructions for growing elsewhere.

However, you may want to try KDE Partition Manager. In May, they released 2.2.0 which enables working with LUKS. You'll probably have to use a live system and decrypt the LUKS part, then run the program. Not sure if it works specifically with LVM-on-LUKS though......

2016-08-11 09:20:39 -0500 commented question Feodra fails to load after accidental swap remove

If you deleted the swap partition with lvremove, then you'll have to create the partition (logical volume, "lv") again. Try a search about the command lvcreate.

2016-08-06 00:53:58 -0500 answered a question How To Replace Windows Vista with Fedora

First make sure you back up all your data from Vista.

There are many steps you can take to install Fedora, but these are the really necessary ones!

  1. Find out if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit
    How To Tell if You Have Windows Vista 64-bit or 32-bit
    (It's probably 32-bit)

  2. Download Fedora Live Image
    Download Fedora 24 Workstation
    (64-bit is default I think? 32-bit should be available under "Other Downloads")

    Note: You can download Fedora LXDE instead if you know your computer is old and slow. Otherwise you can test your luck with the normal version above! The steps to install both are the same.

  3. Write the Fedora Live Image to a USB flash drive or DVD
    Preparing Boot Media
    (Look at "Procedure 3.3. Creating USB Media on Windows")

  4. Turn off your computer, plug in your USB flash drive or DVD, turn on your computer, and boot from your USB/DVD.
    Booting the Installation
    (Look at "Procedure 4.1. Booting the Fedora Installer" #2)
    This is the most difficult because it's different for every computer. You will have to be fast to see which button/key to press, and you may have to restart multiple times if you can't press the button/key fast enough.

  5. If you were successful with #4, try out Fedora! Try getting connected to the Internet. Maybe you can check if the sound works, etc. If something doesn't work, you could try to search online and see why, or you could try download and install Ubuntu MATE. It's not Fedora, but the steps to install are the same. Anyway, if everything works, but your computer is really slow during this test, try out LXDE, which I mentioned in #2.

  6. If everything is good, install it! There should be a button somewhere to start the installation process. (Make sure you backed up all your data from Vista.)


2016-08-04 00:40:58 -0500 commented question Brother scanner driver don't work

Does your scanner show up when you run the command (on that Brother website) to Confirm network scanner entry? Also, USB users have to have root privileges (or custom udev rules, etc) to connect to the scanner; is it the same for network users? Also, isn't that a typo in the Brother command? (They use a capital B in Brsaneconfig4). Anyway, sorry I couldn't give a real answer.

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2016-07-20 01:36:07 -0500 commented question how to upgrade fedora 22 to fedora sec lab 24?

It's impossible to upgrade from plain Fedora to a "spin". (Maybe not impossible? but at least troublesome and complicated.) Anyway, people usually run the Security Lab live, not installing it.

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2016-07-01 08:11:45 -0500 commented question Fedora 24 doesn't do anything when closing laptop lid

Did you check gnome-tweak-tool?

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2016-06-06 03:05:18 -0500 answered a question how to use root permissions in GUI in Fedora

You can launch the file manager as root from the terminal with sudo -i nautilus.

Alternatively, you can install beesu, which is a program that launches a graphical prompt to do something as root. And then use beesu - nautilus to open the file manager as root. If you tie this command to a launcher or shortcut, then you won't need to interact with a terminal at all.

2016-05-20 20:06:20 -0500 commented question video tearing in totem

It's possible we'll be stuck with video tearing for another year or two, because it's apparently an X11 issue. If you choose GNOME with Wayland at the login screen, video tearing won't be a problem. But you'll get different problems (quirky dropdown menus, difficult trackpad movements, etc.) because Wayland isn't quite ready.

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2016-05-19 08:39:03 -0500 commented question KDE5/Fedora 23 makes transmission have huge dropdown

Did you try transmission-qt?

2016-05-19 03:23:39 -0500 asked a question Dualboot distros on UEFI, grub error can't find linux and initrd

Actually, my first question is if it's possible to dualboot with Ubuntu using grub on a Secure Boot-active machine, or if I need a different booting tool such as rEFInd. I've read here that dualbooting another distro on UEFI with GRUB is especially troublesome.

I've tried to manually boot into a config file that's located on Ubuntu's /boot partition, by taking hints from here, here, and here. Looked at various other places online, but nothing has worked.

When I use the advice in the links above: in Fedora's grub menu, I can select Ubuntu, which takes me to what appears to be Ubuntu's grub menu. But selecting any entry there presents me with the errors "can't find command linux" and "can't find command initrd".

I've tried grub2-mkconfig with os-prober also, but the entries result in the same "can't find linux and initrd" errors.

My Fedora installation works perfectly, and I'm able to boot into Ubuntu using my computer's firmware, so I'm not completely lost. But the firmware option is slow and unattractive.

My system partition scheme:
sda1 /boot/efi
sda2 /boot (Fedora's /boot)
sda3 / (Fedora's root; with LVM-on-LUKS)
sda4 /boot (Ubuntu 16.04's /boot)
sda5 / (Ubuntu 16.04's root)

Example of a /etc/grub.d/40_custom that I'm using:

exec tail -n +3 $0
menuentry "Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)" {
insmod part_gpt
insmod xfs
insmod lvm
set root='hd0,gpt4'
configfile /grub/grub.cfg

grub.cfg files:
Fedora /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg
Ubuntu /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Ubuntu /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grub.cfg

If it's possible, I would appreciate any advice or instruction. Turning off Secure Boot is an option, but I'd rather not. Especially since I'm not sure if it's a Secure Boot issue. Virtualization is not an option for me.

2016-04-27 01:53:41 -0500 commented answer How to access "hidden" partition?

Wow. I'm glad it worked out!

2016-04-25 01:18:40 -0500 answered a question How to access "hidden" partition?

Fstab is what you're looking for.

I believe lsblk -f will show you the information you need, and then you can use that to edit your /etc/fstab file.

But since your system will have already created a home directory for you, you have some extra work to do to move things around and such. Check out this guide for things that apply to your situation:

Ubuntu Help: Moving

And here's some general info about fstab:

Fedora Project Docs: Add to /etc/fstab

Ask Fedora: How to mount...

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2016-04-05 22:01:14 -0500 answered a question multi-user use with XFCE?

It depends on what Display Manager your system is using.

By default, at least back in 2014, Fedora XFCE uses LightDM. You can double-check by running

ps auxf | awk '{print $11}' | \grep -e "^/.*dm$" -e "/.*slim$"

If it's indeed LightDM, you can use the command dm-tool switch-to-greeter to switch users.

Apparently, according to the Arch Linux wiki, you can also make this option show up graphically if you create an executable file /usr/bin/gdmflexiserver with the following contents

/usr/bin/dm-tool switch-to-greeter

But I believe using just the dm-tool switch-to-greeter command (without a screen saver/locker), as seen in both options above, will not "lock" your desktop session, so someone with access to your computer may be able to enter your other desktop session without your user password, if they are savvy. If this bothers you, you can check out a tool like XScreenSaver.

2016-04-04 23:57:07 -0500 commented question DNF: Another strange behavior of dnf (?) after upgrade: rpmfusion-updates-testing enabled

I don't know the answer about how it could have been enabled, but I think it's normal and default for Fedora 23.

It does seem that the rpmfusion-updates-testing repo contains normal packages that many people probably want and that aren't included in the regular rpmfusion repos. I don't think they contain new versions of packages found in the regular rpmfusion repos, so it won't create conflict issues. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, please. I couldn't find any information on the rpmfusion page, so I'm just looking at some packages in the repos to draw this conclusion.)

It seems that the package maintainers just haven't been able to move them out of testing for 23.

2016-04-03 00:13:02 -0500 commented question Brother network printer MFC-J5910DW doesn't print

When I used a Brother printer on Fedora 23, I had trouble from SELinux. Fixed that. Then the printer worked. After some time, for no apparent reason, the printer ended up being being switched off in Gnome settings. So I just had to switch it back on to get it working again. Just my experience.

2016-03-31 22:25:12 -0500 commented answer What UI features are unique to the Fedora desktop?

Thanks for this.

2016-03-31 08:21:13 -0500 edited answer How do I enable tap on my touchpad?

You're using LXDE? Doesn't look like there's a GUI.

There are two ways:

1. xorg.conf

I think the best and most orthodox way is to follow these steps ( ):

Copy the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Then, in your favourite text editor, modify this file as such:

Section  "InputClass"
Identifier  "touchpad catchall"
Driver  "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad  "on"

## The lines that you need to add ##
# Enable left mouse button by tapping
Option  "TapButton1"  "1"
# Enable vertical scrolling
Option  "VertEdgeScroll"  "1"
# Enable right mouse button by tapping lower right corner
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"

MatchDevicePath  "/dev/input/event*"

For more information on tweaking xorg.conf.d files, please read the man page:

man xorg.conf

2. synclient

Alternatively, there's also a very easy way found here ( ):

synclient TapButton1=1

If you ever want to turn it off again, use:

synclient TapButton1=0

Let me know how it goes!

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2016-03-30 10:16:34 -0500 edited question What UI features are unique to the Fedora desktop?

I know that Fedora doesn't stray too far from upstream. But some things they do change.

For example, in GNOME on Fedora, there is a notification to let users know when a terminal job has completed.

  1. What other things differentiate Fedora from upstream?
  2. Have these things been implemented (where possible/applicable) on Plasma and other "spins" as well?
  3. Are these things easily implementable on other distros? (I.e. is there code readily-available somewhere, such as on GitHub or other places?)