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lost your linux root password ?

Tweet Lost your root password ? ========================= Under Fedora, at boot time, press e, select the kernel and add 1 (run level), which will let you enter into a shell session, where you can edit the /etc/passwd file to reset … Continue reading

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yumex-dnf is locked

Tweet Under Fedora 23, starting yumex-dnf, I got a message that yumex-dnf was locked. I could not find any lock file in /var/cache/dnf and therefore was stuck. Finally, running

did kill the faulty process and could start yumex-dnf again…

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Installing Fedora 23 in dual-boot and post-installation

Tweet I’ve just installed Fedora 23 from scratch in dualboot (with an existing windows partition). The installation is better and better and you do not need to create the partition under windows. Just downloaded the iso file from fedora website … Continue reading

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Fedora 19 post installation

Tweet Another failed upgrade from Fedora… This time while upgrading from release 15 to 16. Although, I followed the instructions from Fedora web site, I ultimately end up (after a reboot) with a grub prompt. Quite dreadful. After a few … Continue reading

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How to mount Sony NWZ walkman under Fedora

Tweet I recently bought a mp3/video SONY NWZ walkman (one of B172F or B173F). I plugged in the USB into the computer but it was not detected. It does not appear on the desktop and cannot be seen in a … Continue reading

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Setup a server on your raspberryPi

Tweet This is a summary of what I did to setup a server on my raspberry Pi. This is based on previous post on the same topic and this link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Web-Server/ Before starting, make sure that your raspberry software are … Continue reading

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yum update failure: Cannot retrieve repository metadata

Tweet Sometimes, using “yum update”, the process fails with an error message similar to::

You could hack your yum repository in /etc/yum.repo.d but the best solution is simply to use the yum option “–disablerep o”:

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Fedora 17: post installation

Tweet Fedora 16 crashed after an update. Good time for a fresh installation of Fedora 17. The installation process provides most of the basic tools (browser, editor…) but some favorites are missing… Here is what I did for the post … Continue reading

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Fedora 15 : Firefox drag and drop does not work

Tweet The solution is to install gtk2-engines package:

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Fedora 15: firefox bookmarks subfolder icons missing

Tweet You need first to install dconf-editor if not already done:

launch it and go to

set menus-have-icons=true.

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