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Fedora 15 : Firefox drag and drop does not work

The solution is to install gtk2-engines package: sudo yum install gtk2-engines.i686sudo yum install gtk2-engines.i686 Please follow and like us:

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Fedora 15: firefox bookmarks subfolder icons missing

You need first to install dconf-editor if not already done: sudo yum install dconf-editorsudo yum install dconf-editor launch it and go to org->gnome->desktop->interfaceorg->gnome->desktop->interface set menus-have-icons=true. Please follow and like us:

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How to setup PHP under fedora

The following solution to install Apache, MySQL and PHP was checked under Fedora 15 distribution. First, you need to install the relevant packages: su #for root login, enter password when prompted yum install mysql-server service mysqld start mysqladmin -u root … Continue reading

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Fedora 15: how to enable the “delete” key

A “missing” shortcut in Fedora 15 as compared to previous Fedora distributions is the “delete” key: when you wanted to remove a file or a folder, you simply had to press the “delete” key. There is no such keyboard short … Continue reading

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Fedora 15: post installation

Once in a while I install a fresh version of Fedora (or ubuntu). Of course, the installation process provides most of the basic tools (browser, editor…) but you miss you favorite ones. Each time, you need to repeat some identical … Continue reading

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Skype video missing under linux

In principle in the options->advanced section you should have a section called video devices If not, then quit Skype, and create this environmental variable export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.soexport LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so Restart Skype and go to options->advanced->video devices that should be available now. Tested … Continue reading

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Fedora: how to add a sudo user (and avoid password)

How to add a user in the sudo list If you need to type commands using sudo, you will soon be tired to enter the sudo password again and again. Here are the steps to add a user in the … Continue reading

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Fedora yum update fails

Sometimes, when you want to update your Fedora packages with : yum update the process fails with an error message similar to: Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rpmfusion-free-updates. Please verify its path and try again The first … Continue reading

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Fedora 14, slow wireless

I’ve recently posted a link related to Slow network under Fedora 14 distribution. The solution provided is related to iptables and is still working (on my distribution at least). However, I’ve also noticed that the wireless remains very slow while … Continue reading

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Fedora 14, slow network

One common reason for having a slow network under Firefox with a Fedora distribution is related to iptables. Many proposed solution can be found on the web and suggest to deactivate the Ipv6 option in Firefox. This is done by … Continue reading

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