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2016-06-09 09:34:12 -0500 asked a question How to delete Fedora Update System comment?

I noticed while testing code recently that a newer version of Firefox is available (only using Fedora 22), so I checked the updates-testing repository and updated it. Since it has been working well I followed the the tests here and tried marking it as +1... but for some reason I failed to notice I had selected ✕ instead of ✓... so I had accidentally given it -1.

Adding a new +1 comment appeared to counteract it, but is there a way to edit or delete existing comments?

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2016-05-05 12:49:00 -0500 commented question not able to play any video players in fedora 23 ???

What formats are you trying to play, and have you tried gstreamer-plugins-bad* or gstreamer-plugins-ugly*.from RPMFusion?

2015-11-18 09:15:57 -0500 commented answer Video problems with Flash player on Fedora 22

why would this help?

2015-11-18 09:14:37 -0500 commented question Mobile broadband operator name not displayed in drop down menu

How are you connected to the mobile network (using what device - e.g. USB dongle (if a USB dongle please include the output of lsusb and lsusb -t))

2015-11-18 09:12:39 -0500 commented question Getting RPM added to REPO

For slightly more relevant help you can try , as Fedora is similar to centos but runs much newer packages anyway (e.g. PHP version 5.6.15), and also now uses DNF instead of yum. CentOS etc have older packages that are known to be stable, so aren't always up to date because of that. Wherever you decide to leave your question, could please you list the installed PHP packages (using sudo yum list php at a guess), and try and find where you installed them from (it should show up vaguely in the yum list, otherwise check the repos in /etc/yum.repos.d.

2015-11-17 08:13:37 -0500 commented question SD card in Nautilus (Fedora 23)

What card reader and driver are you using (you can get this from lsusb, lsusb -t, lshw etc - please edit the info into your question.

2015-11-17 08:12:08 -0500 commented question Chrome overflows journal

Have you tried SELinux troubleshooter? You could get it ignore the errors, or let them through (bad idea). However, it would be best to notify the Chrome developers that there is a problem (the problem is more likely due to Chrome not Fedora). Alternatively you can use Chromium, which has nearly all the features of Chrome and is packaged by fedora developers so should work better with Fedora (e.g. ) - the only thing is if you want Chrome's proprietary plugins you will have to add them manually from the Chrome RPM.

2015-11-13 10:09:31 -0500 commented answer unwanted pop up in firefox

This is Fedora (i.e. Linux). Not windows...

2015-08-20 01:50:26 -0500 commented question Fedora 22 - no wifi problem (I am a noob)

Virtual machines generally emulate network hardware to connect to the internet, whereas actual sometimes need special drivers for their hardware. What laptop make and model of laptop are you using, and what is the output of
lspci -nnk | grep -iA 4 '^[^[:space:]].*net',lsusb & rfkill list all?

2015-08-01 16:13:57 -0500 answered a question How to print screen on fedora 22 lxde

First you need to install a program to do the screenshot - for example one of these:


Once you have picked one and installed it using dnf install ..., you can set up the keyboard shortcut. First you need to look at the program's help page to determine the command needed - for example:

$ xfce4-screenshooter --help
  xfce4-screenshooter [OPTION…] 

Help Options:
  -h, --help               Show help options
  --help-all               Show all help options
  --help-gtk               Show GTK+ Options

Application Options:
  -c, --clipboard          Copy the screenshot to the clipboard
  -d, --delay              Delay in seconds before taking the screenshot
  -f, --fullscreen         Take a screenshot of the entire screen
  -m, --mouse              Display the mouse on the screenshot
  -o, --open               Application to open the screenshot
  -r, --region             Select a region to be captured by clicking a point of the screen without releasing the mouse button, dragging your mouse to the other corner of the region, and releasing the mouse button.
  -s, --save               Directory where the screenshot will be saved
  -u, --upload             Host the screenshot on ZimageZ, a free online image hosting service
  -i, --imgur              Host the screenshot on Imgur, a free online image hosting service
  -V, --version            Version information
  -w, --window             Take a screenshot of the active window
  --display=DISPLAY        X display to use

So a command to take a screenshot could be xfce4-screenshooter -f -s ~/Pictures/, just xfce4-screenshooter, etc depending on what you want it to do.

Next you need to set up the keyboard shortcut, which depends on the Window manager in use - by default I think it is openbox, so here are the steps for that (from the openbox wiki and the LXDE wiki):

  • First open up the LXDE rc file for editing:

    leafpad ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml
  • Then add this into the <keyboard> section, add the following (replacing the command with the one you want to take the screenshot):

      <keybind key="Print">
          <action name="Execute">
  • Save the file and restart the session either by logging out and logging in again, or by running
    openbox --restart. You then should be able to take a screenshot by pressing 'Print Screen'.

2015-08-01 15:33:32 -0500 commented answer unwanted pop up in firefox

@siag if it helped you can accept the answer by selecting the tick next to it

2015-04-27 09:31:38 -0500 commented answer "No CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER could be found" KDevelop Error

CMAKE_CXX... needs gcc-c++ installed. I just ran into the same issue and sudo yum -y install gcc-c++ fixes it.

2015-03-27 11:41:28 -0500 marked best answer Installing rts5139 Card Reader driver for use on Fedora

I have a Lenovo G570 laptop, on which I run Fedora 19 (3.11.8-200.fc19.i686.PAE kernel) one one hard disk, and used to run Ubuntu 12.04 on an external. The Fedora one I use for work, while I use the Ubuntu one for programming my Raspberry Pi.

On 12.04, the SD card reader did not work. BUT, I have recently installed 13.10 over 12.04, and the card reader works - here is the lshw output (off of 13.10):

id:                scsi:2
physical id:       4
bus info:          usb@1:1.4
logical name:      scsi7
capabilities:      emulated scsi-host
configuration:     driver   =   rts5139

and the lsusb output (off of Fedora 19 - lshw does not detect it, even with an SD card in it):

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0139 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5139 Card Reader Controller
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceSubClass       255 Vendor Specific Subclass
  bDeviceProtocol       255 Vendor Specific Protocol
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
  idProduct          0x0139 RTS5139 Card Reader Controller
  bcdDevice           39.60
  iManufacturer           1 
  iProduct                2 
  iSerial                 3 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           39
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          4 
    bmAttributes         0xa0
      (Bus Powered)
      Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           3
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass      6 
      bInterfaceProtocol     80 
      iInterface              5 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0003  1x 3 bytes
        bInterval              10

So is there a way I can get the rts5139 driver for the card reader, and then use it on my Fedora 19 system?

lsmod or usbview does not find anything either.

2015-02-20 10:38:50 -0500 commented question unwanted pop up in firefox

Does this occur on every website (if so points to malware), if not which ones?. On most websites that use popups and ads you can block them using the Firefox extensions NoScript or Ghostery (AdBlock may work as well)

2015-02-20 10:35:13 -0500 commented question Warning: Your Flash Player maybe out of date. Please update to continue

For firefox you can check whether your plugins are up to date using (it may help to add a screenshot/link to a screenshot here as well) - what version of Fedora are you using, and have you tried updating the the flash plugin using sudo yum update (you will need adobe-linux and google repos enabled)

2015-02-20 10:31:14 -0500 commented answer GNOME Fails to Start After FedUp to Fedora 21 Beta

could you link to the article?

2014-11-06 15:07:06 -0500 commented question GNOME Fails to Start After FedUp to Fedora 21 Beta

If you log into a tty ('Ctrl'+'Alt'+'F2'), what is the output of sudo systemctl status gdm?

2014-10-30 10:20:50 -0500 commented question Cant see any wifi networks on Fedora 19

r8169 is probably a realtek driver, which is probably why it is not working - blacklisting the driver (you can use sudo bash -c "echo r8169 > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-r8169.conf") may help, you can also try sudo modprobe -r r8169

2014-07-24 07:18:59 -0500 commented answer How to get .mp3 decoder plugin for K3B on Fedora 19?
2014-01-02 05:50:59 -0500 commented answer Updating GRUB

Don't ask questions in answers please - but try grub-customizer

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2013-12-11 11:10:13 -0500 commented answer password need bypassing. I'm stuck.

Look at the comments beneath the question - especially this one... ;-/

2013-12-09 06:54:34 -0500 commented answer Converting the LXDE spin to GNOME 3

You can also list the groups via sudo yum group list or sudo yum list-groups. Before you press y to confirm installation, it will display the version it is installing in the list of packages it will install. To change the login manager - see here

2013-12-09 06:44:10 -0500 commented answer password need bypassing. I'm stuck.

If it does work, it is a rather daft security flaw - better answer than mine though :-) - +1 (Always wondered what the rescue thing was)

2013-12-04 16:30:34 -0500 answered a question password need bypassing. I'm stuck.

If you have only the BIOS menu access, you should be able to change the boot-up password and the BIOS passwords - but you cannot change anything in the Operating System - especially any system or user passwords. These are encrypted and are near impossible to crack - more here. This is one of the wonders, and pains of Linux - unlike Windows, you can't just decode the password...

If you have no access to your Fedora install at all, you should be able to install other the top it or beside, leaving the /home file which should contain all your data.

If it is the login password (what you would need to login), you can change it by logging in as either as root (use su, or sudo -i) or the user, and change the password in Users and Groups, or if you have logged in as that user, by simply typing passwd into terminal.

If it is the root password you are on about, you have to login as root in terminal and type passwd.

If it is the BIOS password, you need to enter the BIOS setup as Administrator, and change the User password, or the Administrator password in the 'Security' section.

2013-12-04 16:13:48 -0500 commented question Camera Lumens DC 125 freezes Fedora 19 and 20

Good Luck!

2013-12-03 15:05:00 -0500 answered a question Creating a Fedora remix with livecd-creator, no custom plymouth theme on live boot.

When I change plymouth themes, I do this:

plymouth-set-default-theme --list

This is just to find the theme I want - is the chapeau one listed?

Then just:

plymouth-set-default-theme charge -R
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

The last one sometimes is necessary as it is Grub that does the boot-up initrd stuff.

All these commands have to be done as root, which boot up stuff probably is done as anyway. It may just be simpler to add this as a script which is automatically booted afterwards if it does not work in the 'post' stage - perhaps with rc.local or something, and that automatically removes or disables itself after running sucessfully to stop it running at every boot up?

I also wish they would get rid of the stupid hot-dog - introducing vegetarians to Fedora does not always work...

2013-12-03 14:55:48 -0500 commented question login e password

You should of setup the usename and password you need when you reached a screen like this when you installed Fedora. Perhaps you could do a fresh install of Fedora over the old one?

2013-12-03 14:45:15 -0500 commented answer Cant see any wifi networks on Fedora 19

Please add the output of lsmod here

2013-12-03 14:32:55 -0500 answered a question Cant see any wifi networks on Fedora 19

The iwconfig seems to clears up the hardware switch - but it looks like you have a driver problem. My Lenovo G570 also use the BCM4313 - and it displays bcma-pci-bridge as the driver. I am also using Fedora 19, so this should hopefully be easy to clear up - even though the drivers don't always work the same in different setups...

2013-12-03 13:56:12 -0500 commented answer How do I disable the GNOME Lock Screen?

Caffene is really useful (I'm using 3.8 to) - it is just a small little button on the panel that you can click to stop the screen auto-locking. You can also get it to activate automatically when a application is opened, and do notifications etc. The second command would not be much of a good idea anyway, but you could list the possible packages with sudo yum list gnome*, and then remove the relevant one. Also, it would not work if you are using Xscreensaver.