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2018-10-15 05:23:05 -0500 marked best answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I have an external DVD player that connects to my PC via USB port and while a DVD runs fine in it under Windows under Fedora I get to the menu (where I see the options "PLAY ALL", "EPISODE SELECTION" and "BONUS FEATURES") but if I select "PLAY ALL" or select an episode to play under "EPISODE SELECTION" I get the following error in Totem (GNOME Video):

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I get a similar error under VLC Media Player too. mp4, mkv and avi files run fine in both these media players, so I suspect it's not codecs related. I have also tried running it in Kaffeine, but that too fails (it freezes when I select PLAY ALL or I choose an episode to play under EPISODE SELECTION). lspci -k returns, if it helps:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Root Complex
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:00.2 IOMMU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) I/O Memory Management Unit
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:01.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:03.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:03.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:04.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:07.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:07.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:08.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:08.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 59)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
    Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 51)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h ...
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2018-10-15 05:23:00 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I'll be ....ed, I was expecting this to be a dead end, as I thought libdvdcss was already installed, but this worked per

2018-10-14 21:52:31 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

https://gist.github.com/fusion809/6854d5fb0fc553409b577c5027c95808

2018-10-14 11:24:26 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

As for using libdvdread, I get: Playback failure: DVDRead could not read -1/4 blocks at 0x01. in VLC. libdvdnav gives th

2018-10-14 11:21:16 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I received errors from your last two lines of code in that block (dnf config manager ..., dnf install ...), Error: No ma

2018-10-14 05:42:36 -0500 asked a question How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

How to play DVDs on Fedora 28? I have an external DVD player that connects to my PC via USB port and while a DVD runs fi

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2018-07-21 12:16:38 -0500 marked best answer Is it possible to get DNF to install packages listed in a text file?

I am writing a shell script for installing Moksha (the E17 fork used by Bodhi Linux) on Fedora 23 and it would help if I could get DNF to install packages listed in a plain text file (.txt).

Such a text file might be formatted like this, for example:

autoconf 
elementary 
dbus-devel 
gettext-devel 
glib-devel
.  .   .

with each package name on a different line, if it makes any difference to DNF.

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2018-03-01 02:29:10 -0500 commented question Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

I was hoping there was a LTS kernel provided by Fedora somewhere I hadn't looked. But if not maybe from a Copr, or some other third party repo. Or a nice automated build tool for creating your own custom kernel whenever a new kernel in the LTS series comes out. But alas it seems I'm out of luck.

2018-03-01 01:05:43 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

Wouldn't these regression tests only work if the system could actually successfully boot on the defective kernel? I've read the info at the link you gave, followed one of the links there (namely https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kernel... ) and so far it seems like I actually have to be able to boot the problem kernel and be able to access the command-line to run these tests. When this problem I'm having with the 4.15.x kernels occurs the system doesn't boot to a system where I can actually open a terminal, not even an agetty terminal (i.e. those opened with Ctrl + Alt + Fn).

2018-02-28 23:35:47 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

Oh and all I wanted to use the LTS of was the kernel. Everything else bleeding-edge. This is possible on the bleeding-edge distros Arch, Gentoo, Manjaro and Void. I was hoping a LTS kernel was available from somewhere like it is on these distros.

2018-02-28 23:29:03 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

Plus of course if it weren't the 4.15.x kernel and systemd having a problem this shouldn't affect other systemd-using bleeding-edge distros.

2018-02-28 23:05:39 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

The systemd services just time out. Most of my fstab is left as it was from the Anaconda installer, only change I made was adding:

/dev/sdb1    /data    ext4    defaults 0 1

to it. My fstab is: http://paste.debian.net/1012510/ . Frankly I doubt my fstab is relevant as how would it be a problem with the 4.15.x series kernels, but not the 4.14.x series kernel? SELinux labelling is fine, when it's not almost all services fail, in this case it's just the disk-related services that are failing. If SELinux labelling was off I wouldn't be able to boot with any kernel.

2018-02-28 00:03:24 -0500 asked a question Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

I do like Fedora, but for some bizarre reason the 4.15.x series kernel seems to not be working well with systemd for me. Several disk-related services (those that mount file systems based on the contents of /etc/fstab) fail and the system fails to boot. This isn't exclusive to Fedora either, for me Debian unstable, openSUSE Tumbleweed and Arch Linux face the same problem with the 4.15.x kernel, despite working fine on earlier kernels. Oddly systemd-free bleeding edge distros like Gentoo and Void do not seem to have this problem.

What I do know is that the 4.14.x and earlier series kernels work fine on Fedora. In fact I'm typing this from F27 running on the 4.14.18 kernel, so is there a way I can use the 4.14.x series kernels, while still getting bug fix and security updates (i.e. I don't want to just stay on 4.14.18 while new patches come out for the 4.14.x series) until this issue is resolved?

EDIT: To be clear, however, I only want the LTS of the kernel, everything else the standard Fedora versions. I thought this'd be obvious, but clearly I expect people to think more like me than they do.

2018-01-16 17:41:08 -0500 marked best answer Broadcom wireless issues with Fedora 27 wl.ko exists but not detected by modprobe

I just installed Fedora 27 and installed broadcom-wl from the rpmfusion non-free repository. I then upgraded my system's packages with sudo dnf update -y (as broadcom-wl was built for a newer kernel than the one I had freshly after installing F27) and rebooted. When I logged in I noticed something bizarre there was no WiFi icon in the menu at the top-right hand side of the screen (where Battery, volume, bluetooth, etc. options appear). Running nmtui (after installing NetworkManager-tui) also does not show any WiFi option either. I verified that broadcom-wl was installed with sudo dnf install -y broadcom-wl and it was. I then ran sudo modprobe -a wl and it returned:

modprobe: WARNING: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.13.11-300.fc27.x86_64

Running:

find /lib/modules/4.13.11-300.fc27.x86_64 -name "wl.ko"

returns:

/lib/modules/4.13.11-300.fc27.x86_64/extra/wl/wl.ko

so clearly something is up with the Broadcom wireless as the module exists but it's not detected by modprobe. Any ideas what the problem is?

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2018-01-11 18:19:12 -0500 edited question Guake: it starts, but pressing F12 doesn't reveal it all the time

I'm a fan of drop-down terminals but under GNOME on Fedora 27 (regularly updated with dnf update -y --refresh) guake starts when added to applications started on start-up, and when launched manually but a lot of the time pressing F12 does not reveal it. It is very irritating as only sometimes does F12 reveal it and the whole purpose of drop-down terminals is that you can use your keyboard alone to interact with it. The same problem seems to affect Yakuake too.

This is especially the case when all applications have been minimized, or when the only applications opened are not maximized. When an application is open and maximized (e.g. my web browser) F12 seems to work much more reliably.

EDIT: openSUSE Tumbleweed doesn't seem to have this problem. Guake starts even when all programs are minimized.

2018-01-11 01:19:14 -0500 marked best answer How do I overcome these DNF and RPM errors?

I have an installation of Fedora 22 on a removable hard disk drive (HDD) (that I always run via USB link to the same computer, if you're wondering) that used to work fine until recently (keeping in mind while it's about a week ago, it is recent to me as I only use this OS once a week or fortnight or so) when I received errors described in this question. These errors appear to be gone now but now I am getting the following errors from running sudo dnf install terminator:

error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->open: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 -  (-30973)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
warning: /var/cache/dnf/i386/22/fedora/packages/terminator-0.97-6.fc21.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 8e1431d5: NOKEY
error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->open: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 -  (-30973)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->open: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 -  (-30973)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/bin/dnf", line 36, in <module>
    main.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 185, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 84, in main
    return _main(base, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 141, in _main
    ret = resolving(cli, base)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 160, in resolving
    base.do_transaction()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 216, in do_transaction
    self.gpgsigcheck(downloadpkgs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 249, in gpgsigcheck
    self.getKeyForPackage(po, fn)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 1742, in getKeyForPackage
    if misc.keyInstalled(ts, info.rpm_id, info.timestamp) >= 0:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/yum/misc.py", line 285, in keyInstalled
    for hdr in ts.dbMatch('name', 'gpg-pubkey'):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dnf/rpm/transaction.py", line 58, in dbMatch
    mi = self.ts.dbMatch(*args, **kwds)
_rpm.error: rpmdb open failed

Now these are just lines of output from this command that appeared to be errors to me (although they did all appear in exactly that order in the terminal, with no missing lines if you're wondering) the full output is VERY LONG and is here. If the output of the commands free -h and uname -r are still relevant (as was mentioned in the linked question) here they are:

free -h:

              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3.7G        755M        2.2G        134M        820M        2.8G
Swap:          3.0G          0B        3.0G

uname -r:

4.0.4-303.fc22.i686+PAE