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2012-11-08 12:06:34 -0500 commented answer Upgrade 17 to Fedora 18 possible?

I just upgraded yesterday via yum and it went pretty well but it's a careful process. Later on (maybe not today) I'll post my experience at the forum.

2012-11-07 04:44:31 -0500 commented answer Upgrade 17 to Fedora 18 possible?

Preupgrade has been deprecated in F18. So, stuck with the yum method.

2012-11-06 14:23:32 -0500 answered a question I have install "Fedora LXDE", I am from Greece and I wanted Greek characters

In GRUB go to 'Advanced Options for Fedora' and choose the 'recovery mode'. You will be logged-in as root automatically. Then type:


and change your root password.

If you want to change your user's password (let's say it's called vassi):

passwd vassi
2012-11-06 14:12:27 -0500 commented question my mike volume is too low andwill not lock to a higher setting fedora 17

What do you mean? You put it on a level you want and then when you reboot it's back low?

2012-11-06 06:34:53 -0500 commented question Resolução fedora 17

Como você reinstalou você está com o driver original do Fedora (nouveau) novamente, não? Eu acho que o driver da NVIDIA não funciona com o xrandr. Você não pode perguntar em inglês (a maioria das pessoas que pode ajudar não sabem português)?

2012-11-06 06:28:19 -0500 commented question Is there a way to install windows 7 theme???
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2012-11-03 19:16:28 -0500 answered a question How to install chromium or google chrome?

In the page linked by Armaoin you find the link for Chrome:

For up-to-date Chromium versions:

su -c 'yum install --nogpgcheck'

(you only need the free repo for Chromium)

su -c 'yum install chromium'
2012-11-03 18:24:59 -0500 commented question How to install shockwave player plugin?

Is that Flash?

2012-10-30 06:15:59 -0500 commented question Cannot open Chrome

Try 'yum install google-chrome-beta'.

2012-10-30 06:13:52 -0500 commented question can't start movie player

You can open the terminal and run the movie player command (I think is 'totem') and look at the errors it gives. Also if you try to open from the menu the errors are registered in ~/.xsession-errors

2012-10-29 16:20:39 -0500 commented question how to find out if an update process is running on the background?

Another useful app is htop

2012-10-29 16:13:12 -0500 answered a question Profecional video editor like Sony Vega or AFTER EFFECT

I don't know if there's any like that. Here's a Wikipedia list:

Including amateur ones, you can find openshot and kdenlive in repo.

You can download the LiVES package at or probably add their repo with these packages:

(above package turns Fedora into its Russian Remix, so you can leave that one out and use just the two below)

It has other interesting packages there not related to your question, like deadbeef.

In Fedora's own repo there is Blender. It's a powerful 3d modelling app that's more complicated to use but it has a video editor too.

Finally, there's Cinelerra, a classic. But you would need to compile it (download: ) and that might be complicated.

2012-10-24 06:49:28 -0500 commented question keyboard layouts 'spare layouts'

Thanks. I don't use KDE. It looks like some bug but I can't tell really.

2012-10-22 09:03:54 -0500 commented question keyboard layouts 'spare layouts'

What desktop environment are you using?

2012-10-22 09:02:11 -0500 commented answer Fedora won't execute .run file - New to Linux

The dot means 'current directory', two dots mean 'parent directory'. Just saying.

2012-10-20 18:31:49 -0500 answered a question How can I capture a video of my screen in fedora?

One that works well and is just a front end to ffmpeg is QX11Grab

You can get the git version with

git clone git://

It says dbus 1.4.12 is required but it isn't available in Fedora so I changed CMakeLists.txt like this:


It built and runs fine, only the icons on the interface doesn't show ;-p I didn't write to the author because my PC is old and I can't record much anyway but it would be worth fixing this little issue for Fedora as it's a simple and effective app.

2012-10-16 07:59:06 -0500 answered a question Qt apps using dark color theme

The Qt apps use the GNOME2 configs (gconf), I think. Try:

gconftool-2 --set --type string /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme Clearlooks

Replace with whatever GTK2 theme you want/have. You need package GConf2

2012-10-16 07:52:54 -0500 commented question problem with authentication dialogue

id $HOME id: /home/chad: no such user. I have a similar output and don't have any problems (but I don't use GNOME).

2012-10-16 07:49:05 -0500 commented question How can I Download Movie player in Fedora 17 (32 Bit)

Always install software with the package manager (either graphical or using yum in the terminal).

2012-10-16 07:46:10 -0500 answered a question How does Grub load before Win8?

Is it because I installed F17 more recently than Win8?

Yes. The boot loader, either Windows' or GRUB, goes into the Master Boot Record which is in the beginning of the disk, separate from the OS.

2012-10-16 07:41:24 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

I think xarchiver is unmaintained for a long time (not sure) so as times goes by bugs appear. For the while just use file-roller. It works well and isn't heavy.

2012-10-12 16:35:58 -0500 answered a question How to install nvidia driver on fedora

Hi, you should follow the guide in fedoraforum that davidva linked and install the rpmfusion package for the driver. Ask there too if you need extra help (it's very straightforward but it will be good if you make sure you have uninstalled properly the driver from NVIDIA).

2012-10-12 16:28:46 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

You uninstalled unrar or xarchiver? I think file-roller needs unrar (which is a command-line tool) to open the rar files. Another option is that 'Open With Archive Mounter' that I commented below. That's a useful thing when you just want to view the file contents but it's currently broken in Thunar (the file-manager). It's being fixed already by the dev.

2012-10-09 17:00:45 -0500 commented question How do I install my own software on Fedora 17 lxde

An easy way to open the terminal on the proper directory is, if you have it open in the file manager (pcmanfm), just hit F4.

2012-10-09 16:58:33 -0500 commented question How do I install my own software on Fedora 17 lxde

Ah ok. I don't about the specifics of your driver (I don't even have a printer) but if it's in rpm format then just open the terminal where the rpm is, login as root and run 'yum install <package>'. <package> is the name of the package. If you install yumex (yum install yumex), just by double-clicking the rpm file yumex will ask for your root password and install it.

2012-10-09 15:34:24 -0500 commented question free media form trac error??

Hi, I'm not sure what's this free media thing but it looks like you were trying to submit a bug report or other issue for some project that uses Trac . Many projects use it. Maybe you could contact the people responsible for that project and see if there's something badly configured.

2012-10-09 12:52:25 -0500 commented question Problems booting up after kernel upgrade and graphics driver change.

Also check /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d if there's a file named 00-nvidia.conf. If you removed the nvidia driver rpm properly it shouldn't be there.

2012-10-09 12:49:09 -0500 commented question Problems booting up after kernel upgrade and graphics driver change.

Maybe I'm wrong and I don't know how this site works but I think these types of question should go on the forum. Back on topic, how did you install the NVIDIA driver? From the rpm or from the .run file? Still more on topic since your X seems to be working, simply log to a command-line terminal and remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it isn't there by default) and reboot. If it doesn't work (I suspect it will do), check /var/log/Xorg.0.log

2012-10-09 12:42:29 -0500 commented question Fedora installation - Pendrive not detected at boot

I don't think it should show in the boot menu. I think it should boot directly if you select to boot from USB in the BIOS (or depending on the machine, there may be a key to press when starting up so it boots from USB).

2012-10-09 12:36:25 -0500 commented question Issues During Boot

Just answering to sideburns, I don't use GNOME either but somewhere the error must have been logged to. I tried to guess some.

2012-10-09 12:29:01 -0500 commented question How do I install my own software on Fedora 17 lxde

Also be careful with installing rpm packages that you found 'somewhere'. Make sure it's a trusted source.

2012-10-09 12:21:10 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

Actually that gvfs-archive option works properly to view the files (they appear on the side-pane) but apparently not in Thunar (works in pcmanfm) so maybe it's another bug.

2012-10-09 12:03:04 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

Now I see what you mean. The messages are 'Open with Xarchiver' and 'Open with Archive Mounter'. The latter is from gvfs and it seems it doesn't work for some reason (another issue). Another option you have are the entries 'Extract Here' and 'Extract To...' but they will probably fail too because they would use xarchiver.

2012-10-09 11:55:37 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

It also may have its log file in /tmp. No problem discussing your issue here but I think it would be best in the forum (better to ask and answer when we have to find the problem).

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2012-10-09 11:53:31 -0500 commented answer open rar files in the XFCE GUI

In fact there used to be two archive managers, one called xarchive (older) and another called xarchiver. This last one is the one that comes in the Xfce spin and the first one isn't even in the repository. So you may have something extra there. Also as Matt pointed it seems that xarchiver should support rar files (but it fails with many things so that's not a guarantee) and it tells you to look at its log file. Try opening xarchiver from the terminal and then see if there are any error messages when you try to unrar the file, also try to unrar it from the terminal directly (cont...)

2012-10-08 13:28:43 -0500 commented question GRUB2 won't start after suspending and resuming

I think I misread your question. You say suspend/resume works but then on a next reboot it fails. In my uneducated view it looks like maybe some stuff stays on RAM. Can't you just reboot again (if there's a reboot button, sry but I use a desktop) or power off/power on? Also, while it may be useless, maybe changing some settings in BIOS could make some difference?

2012-10-08 13:20:27 -0500 commented question Resuming from hibernation results in black screen?

Are you using xorg-x11-drv-ati? Then you could add your experience to that report.

2012-10-08 13:07:08 -0500 commented question Issues During Boot

Another place you may find info is in /var/log/Xorg* (you need to be logged as root to open those files, IIRC).

2012-10-08 13:04:32 -0500 commented question Issues During Boot

I wouldn't call it useless, I would rather call it misleading. They focused on a 'pretty' message and made it harder for people to find out the error. Grant, hit ctrl+alt+f2, login and type 'less .xsession-errors' so you may find a proper error message that you can google or ask for help for.

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2012-10-08 12:53:38 -0500 answered a question open rar files in the XFCE GUI

xarchiver probably doesn't support it. Just install file-roller

yum install file-roller

(then you can remove xarchiver)

edit: bonus tip: You can use unrar directly from the command line, for instance

unrar e myfile.rar

Its command-line options you find with

man unrar
2012-10-04 17:41:33 -0500 commented answer Where can I find Fedora news online?

Thanks for that G+ link. I would've never known.