Heinz Diehl | 31 Jan 12:52 2015

Another systemd annoyance

Hi,

tried to safely bring down a crashed Fedora 21 machine today, but M-sysrq
didn't do anything. After bringing the machine up again, the logs showed
that M-sysrq functionality was disabled. After investigating further, it seemed
that only Sysrq-S (emergency save) was actually working. In /etc/sysctl.d/01-sysctl.conf,
"kernel.sysrq=1" was present. It took me nearly 30 min. to find out that systemd
has it's own sysctl definitions, gladly ignoring/overwriting /etc/sysctl.d. In
/usr/lib/sysctl.d/50-default.conf, "kernel.sysrq=16" was set, which is what crippled
full sysrq functionality.

In addition, I'm curious what happens when the next systemd update gets pulled in.
Most probably, my manual settings will be overwritten with what systemd thinks
is good for the user..

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Heinz Diehl | 31 Jan 10:57 2015

Strange Firefox behaviour

Hi,

Firefox has three different possibilities in Edit -> Preferences -> General
to chose from what should happen when Firefox starts:

1. Show my homepage
2. Show a blank page
3. Show my windows and tabs from last time

When using 3., for a short time the "default home page" (start.fedoraproject.org) loads,
disappears and my tabs from last time get loaded. The same happens when I previously closed
Firefox with nothing opened: the default home pages flashes up, followed by a blank screen.

This didn't happen before, and the behaviour is f*** annoying. Tried to user-set browser.startup.homepage
without any effect, the default homepage came automagically back.

Can anybody see the same phenomenon? Does anybody know when this has been introduced?

Thanks,
 Heinz.

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jd1008 | 31 Jan 03:57 2015
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google-earth-stable-7.1.2.2041-0.x86_64 conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-28.fc21.x86_64

Downloaded /usr/bin from install of 
google-earth-stable-7.1.2.2041-0.x86_64.rpm from google.
Installing it yields this error:

Transaction check error:
   file /usr/bin from install of google-earth-stable-7.1.2.2041-0.x86_64 
conflicts with file from package filesystem-3.2-28.fc21.x86_64

Is there a way to get around this?

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Mickey | 30 Jan 21:45 2015
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chown ?

Fedora 20

I have a User Directory named  "kitty" I want to change all the 
directories. files to the owner kitty .
There are some other owners of files that I want to change to kitty.

chown -R kitty  kitty:kitty

Is this Correct ?
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Paul Cartwright | 30 Jan 18:38 2015
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Re: fedora 21 booting error with 3.17 & 3.18 kernels-SOLVED- still need info

On 01/30/2015 11:47 AM, Terry Polzin wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-01-30 at 10:53 -0500, Paul Cartwright wrote:
>> I finally let the boot sequence error out, took about 5 minutes. I got
>> this line:
>> Dracut-initqueue[283] Warning: Cancelling resume operation. device not
>> found.
>>
>> then the next line showed the UUID, ending in c063. That was the OLD
>> swap partition. I rebuilt the swap partition, did the swapon, and added
>> that UUID to /etc/fstab. Still errored out with same error. I removed
>> the 3.18.3-201 kernel & headers & module, reinstalled them, and now it
>> works. where is that old swap info kept, if not in /etc/fstab?? I
>> grepped for c063 in /boot and found entries in System.map-3.18.3-201...
>> but I am not sure it was the actual swap partition.
>>
>>
>>
>>> running fedora 21 x86_64
>>> I was redoing my drive partitions, reran grub2-install, and now I get
>>> stuck, and the boot won't complete when I select any 3.17 or 3.18
>>> kernel. I have the latest 3.18.3-201 installed. 3.16 kernel booted..
>>> I see what looks like dracut errors.  Not sure what to do, google wasn't
>>> much help.
>>> /var/log/messages shows:
>>> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut pre-mount hook.
>>> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut mount hook.
>>> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Starting dracut pre-pivot and
>>> cleanup hook...
>>> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut pre-pivot and
>>> cleanup hook.
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Paul Cartwright | 30 Jan 16:53 2015
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Re: fedora 21 booting error with 3.17 & 3.18 kernels-SOLVED- still need info

I finally let the boot sequence error out, took about 5 minutes. I got
this line:
Dracut-initqueue[283] Warning: Cancelling resume operation. device not
found.

then the next line showed the UUID, ending in c063. That was the OLD
swap partition. I rebuilt the swap partition, did the swapon, and added
that UUID to /etc/fstab. Still errored out with same error. I removed
the 3.18.3-201 kernel & headers & module, reinstalled them, and now it
works. where is that old swap info kept, if not in /etc/fstab?? I
grepped for c063 in /boot and found entries in System.map-3.18.3-201...
but I am not sure it was the actual swap partition.

> running fedora 21 x86_64
> I was redoing my drive partitions, reran grub2-install, and now I get
> stuck, and the boot won't complete when I select any 3.17 or 3.18
> kernel. I have the latest 3.18.3-201 installed. 3.16 kernel booted..
> I see what looks like dracut errors.  Not sure what to do, google wasn't
> much help.
> /var/log/messages shows:
> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut pre-mount hook.
> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut mount hook.
> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Starting dracut pre-pivot and
> cleanup hook...
> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Started dracut pre-pivot and
> cleanup hook.
> Jan 29 03:00:05 pauls-server systemd: Stopping dracut pre-pivot and
> cleanup hook...
>
>
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Angelo Moreschini | 30 Jan 10:30 2015
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not able of booting into rescue mode

Hi,

I'm not able of booting fedora 20 into rescue mode.

In the manuals is wrote:


Once you have booted, using one of the described methods, (booting  from a boot CD-ROM or DVD, ...,  ...)

add the keyword rescue as a kernel parameter.

For example, for an x86 system, type the following command at the installation boot prompt:

linux rescue etc ...............


but I can not see any prompt where I can type
that command.


When I boot from my disk of installation  (fedora live 20)
I get (only) the following menu:

  • start fedora live in basic graphic mode;

  • test this media and start fedora live
  • run a boot memory test
  • boot from local drive
  • return to main menu

( I opt for the first option (of course) and so by the installation of the OS)

nothing to do with a recovery procedure .....

What am I doing wrong ?


Regards

Thank you

Angelo
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Steven Stern | 30 Jan 05:44 2015

libreport crashing

Every time I use abrt to try to report a problem, it crashes with an
error in libreport. Unfortunately, I can't report that because
attempting to do so crashes abrt.

Is it just me or are others seeing this problem?

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Stephen Morris | 29 Jan 22:55 2015
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Old Kernel Modules Directories not Cleaned up

Hi,
     DNF is currently configured to keep 3 kernel versions, consequently 
when I exceed that number of kernels it automatically uninstalls the 
oldest kernel, which I don't have any issues with, but what I do have an 
issue with is when these uninstalls are done it does not clean up the 
/lib/modules directories, they are left lying around. I had to delete a 
dozen of these directories this morning manually, why are these not 
removed when the associated kernels are removed? I didn't check what was 
in these directories, but I do have the nvidia and virtualbox kernel 
drivers installed as well, is it possible the removal of these when the 
associated kernel is removed is not cleaning up properly?

regards,
Steve

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Mickey | 29 Jan 16:59 2015
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Corrupted Hard Drive

Fedora 15 Hard drive. ext4

# e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/sdb
e2fsck 1.42.8 (20-Jun-2013)
e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
     e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

What command should I use to overcome this ?
I'm using Fedora 20 to check the hard drive.

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William W. Austin | 29 Jan 15:56 2015
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Re: users Digest, Vol 131, Issue 86

On 2015-01-28 15:45:36, users-request <at> lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:

======quoted message from Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer <at> gmail.com>, subject "Re: Suddenly can't get
nameserver resolution on FC21 after ..."======
> On 01/28/2015 07:02 AM, William W. Austin wrote:
> > I have checked my ifcfg-* files under/etc/sysconfig/  (all 3 links
> of
> > each of the 2 nics) and they are unchanged. My /etc/hosts file is
> > unchanged
> 
> DNS is configured in /etc/resolv.conf.  Look there.
> 
> Attempt to ping your DNS servers to verify they are reachable.
> 
> Use "dig" to query them directly:
>   dig  <at> <dns IP address> <hostname>

Apologies - I neglected to include:
A) I can ping my gateway (route/cablemodem) just as before
B) I can ping all 3 of my nameservers with no trouble
D) Using dig (as you suggest) works correctly and resolves properly/
C) My /erc/resolv.conf is unchanged (and identical those on 2 other machines which work correctly).
D) IF I have the ip-address of a website (I can get that using another machine on my network), I can use the
address in a browser and actually bring up the site.

Nevertheless I cannot ping, ssh or telnet to, or sftp/ftp to ANY site (even those on my internal network)
unless I have the ip address of the machine.

So to me these are a clear indication that for some reason this system is refusing to use the nameservers as such.

The reason WHY this is the case still escapes me, and any help with the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
 - wwa

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