Posts tagged X11

gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Dec. 28, 2010, 11:45 a.m. netbook , security , X11

GPG (or PGP) is something that even geeks often have trouble with so I was happy that I had a working installation of gnupg with keys properly setup. Then I needed to decrypt a file while on my newly aquired netbook running Fedora 14. It seems the GPG package on Fedora 14 is different from what I've ...

From P5B SE to P5B VM SE

Nov. 3, 2010, 3:55 a.m. motherboard , toast , X11

On October fourth, nearly a month ago, I tweeted about a toasted Asus P5B SE mother board and about breaking my life long habit of not claiming a warranty. It turned out to be such a waste of time. The owner of the shop from which I bought the mobo, is a decent bloke. Wish I could say the same about ...

Fedora 12 (Rant)

Nov. 20, 2009, 2:45 a.m. lame , X11

It is said that thanks to Fedora's half yearly release cycle, you always get to use cutting edge technology. Bleeding edge would be more appropriate and it is no surprise that some RPM repositories do have a branch labeled 'bleeding'.Every Fedora upgrade introduces more problems than it solves which ...

Fedora 10 Glitches.

Nov. 30, 2008, 2:16 a.m. bootstrap , X11

The Fedora 10 Live Update trials I did earlier with my virtual machines went smoothly. That was in stark contrast to the difficulties faced with the upgrade of the host operating system. In other words, a real upgrade on a real system running on real hardware was anything but smooth. Well, perhaps n ...

Fedora 10 Gold

Nov. 29, 2008, 8:35 a.m. bootstrap , green , X11

The final release of Fedora 10 was made available a couple of days ago. There was the early delivery and and the problems with my WiMax connection so it wasn't until a little while ago that I managed to do the updated from Fedora 10 Preview to the Final release. (That too only when the little tyke w ...

Four Crashes in a Day

Nov. 23, 2008, 4:19 p.m. bootstrap , green , virtualization , X11

The last time my computer crashed (that is totally froze up) was back in May. Today I have had four freezes with in hours of each other and I am pointing the finger at Fedora 10.Twice the machine crashed when it went to sleep. If the computer sleeps, it doesn't wake up again. The screen gets garbled ...

could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9b5 and 1.9b5

Nov. 21, 2008, 3:31 a.m. X11

Earlier, I blogged about upgrading from Fedora 9 to 10 with Yum. Then I mentioned that it didn't go too well and decided to get a full DVD image with jigdo.  Here are some of the things that went wrong with the live update. The Gnome menu bar disappears when ever an applications is started. It's p ...

Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 (with Yum)

Nov. 18, 2008, 12:53 a.m. virtualization , X11

The last time I tried to use Yum to upgrade from one version of Fedora to another it didn't exactly work out. This time I thought I would try it out first in a virtual machine. If something goes wrong just delete the VM. When trying something like this,  you should make sure that the keepcache sett ...

From Qemu to VirtualBox?

Nov. 17, 2008, 10:36 a.m. bootstrap , virtualization , X11

While trying out VirtualBox I wanted to use the existing Qemu images to save me the trouble of having to carry out new guest OS installations. Sadly, qmeu images will not work out of the box with VirtualBox. Though it's not possible to directly convert them to VirtualBox (vdi) images with Qemu, can ...

"IOError: [Errno 95] Operation not supported"

Oct. 28, 2008, 2:07 a.m. Python , weird , X11

To my great surprise (nay shock), I found that you cannot redirect output to /dev/null with cat for certain file types. For example  cat dsl-n-01RC4.iso > /dev/null will result in the following error: cat: dsl-n-01RC4.iso: Operation not supported Surely this cannot be? Yet, cat works fine for ot ...

Send Them to Microsoft

Sept. 29, 2008, 1:28 p.m. X11

Who ever came up with this menu system for KDE should be sent to work at Microsoft. Sure it can be turned off but yikes.I have always prefferred KDE over Gnome but finally it's now time to move to gnome. KDE's bottom taskbar needs at least 1/3 of your screen. It can be resized but then half of the c ...

FC4: Hey where is my menu

Aug. 9, 2005, 8:19 p.m. virtualization , X11

After overcoming several pitfalls I successfully managed to boot up my Fedora Core 4 installation. Unfortunately it seems the worst is still to come.My first reaction after KDE started up was "Hey what have you done with the menu?". All the menu items have gone missing. As usuall google was of no us ...