Fedora :: Brand New User With Add-on And Application Installation
Oct 19, 2010
How do I get applications intended for Windows to install on my Fedora 13 system? I assumed I could load Fedora and be able to install software that I purchased and ran in Windows...Is this true or am I going to be going back to Windows?
I'm trying to install Fedora 13 (Desktop Edition) on a new hard drive (the previous one working on Vista is dead now). I have downloaded Fedora and put it on a USB external drive for installing, but my computer doesn't seem to detect it (all I got is a blinking "_" on black screen).
My computer is a laptop Packard Bell "Easynote" SJ81 (with AMD Turion 64), and I have a Samsung Spinpoint SATA hard disk on it.
I just got my brand new shiny Dell XPS L502X laptop today and planned to do a dual-boot installation between Win 7 and F15. Win 7 went great but I can't even get the 64-bit Live DVD of F15 to load. The splash screen always hangs while the bar loads, but if I push ESC so I can see what's going on in the background, I get a whole lot of different error messages and the last message is "fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed." What I get is nearly identical to what I found in this post. I've already tried the usual kernel options that have always worked for me in the past, such as noapic, noacpi, and nomodeset. However, the Live DVD still won't boot. There's got to be a way to install this. Any ideas?
I want to know, how to allow to a specific user to run an application (for example Virtual Machine Manager) without entering a password? I have tried to add this user into appropriate groups, but it didn't helped.
I just bought a new emachines et1331g-03w I can get the cd to boot and give me the choices. When I select run from cd it acts like it is getting ready to load and then the screen goes black and hangs.I have tried both 8.04.3 32-bit desktop and 9.10 32-bit desktop both give the same problem. Both cds work fine on other computers.
I have a dual boot-up desktop system with Window XP and Fedora. Linux was installed after Windows came installed with the system. The system has only one hard drive and both the OS are on the same drive but on different paritions. Is it possible to copy the whole Fedora Linux parition to a new hard drive and then install the new hard drive on an entirely desktop to make it work like the old system? Will all the setting in Fedora remain the same? All the file and enviornment variables or the changes made will be retained on a new system? What to do? Which software to use?
I can use Ubuntu with my onboard wireless in my IBM Lenovo Laptop but it doesn't work here and in other linux distro's I have tried I need to do a lot of code manipulation with the help of experts on the forums telling me what to do. I want to install Fedora 14 and maybe even try other Distro's as they come out without needing to be a Linux expert. So I want to go down to Best Buy a couple miles down the road and buy a USB WIFI Wireless thing.
Like the subject says, the whole system just hangs at gdm startup. No mouse or keyboard response. Didn't have this problem with lenny. My guess is there might be a problem with the graphics drivers. The box has ati rage 128 pro graphics card.
Like it says in the title, I am thinking it should be this hard to install the RAID1 array in my brand new PC. Here is what is happening. I have two brand new 1TB drives that I am attempting a new, fresh install of 10.10 on (in fact, the entire box is new). I am attempting to use the alternate desktop install so that I can have access to the manual partitioning (which is required to setup RAID 1, correct?).
I tried to use the guide here: [URL]... I followed the steps, but when I got the the very end (after selecting and creating the MDs) I get an error message stating that there is no root file system defined. I went back and checked all the steps and I am sure I followed everything in the guide.
Here are some quirks (not sure if they are bugs or not) In step 5 of the disc partitioning, it says to select the bootable flag and set it to yes (I am assuming). I press enter over that options, the screen flashes really quickly to a progress bar, but then comes back to the options screen and it still says bootable flag is off. No matter how many times I do it is says "off".
Also, and here is the bigger problem I think. - So the guide says to select the free space in each drive and then select Automatically Partition the free space, which I do, and it comes back and looks formatted accordingly - has 975.6 GB ext4 / and 24.6 GB swap swap. No Problem there.
BUT - whenever I do the same thing to the second drive, the partitions on the first seem to disappear. Meaning, it doesn't say free space, and has two partitions listed, but the / and the swap (last items in each row) have moved to the second drive partitions. I am not sure if this is how it is supposed to be since the pictures in the linked guide to not show what it looks like after that. THis is driving me crazy and I have to have it set up in RAID 1 and unsure as to what it is I am missing.
I've been tempted to try the eeebuntu over my Asus eeePC 1005AH and I've been surprised how simple and smooth the installation went, every component and device has been recognized correctly, from the devise manager is possible to turn on and of the WiFi, Bluetooth, webcam, the 6-cell battery provide me the regular 6+ hours, etc. However I can't get in internet. Managing the network connections from the Control Center I have added manually the SSID and security parameters, or I beleive so becasue differently from windows there is no utility that scan the available wifi networks around.
I am new to linux and have searched over a period of days on the internet for any reference to installing XUBUNTU 10.10 onto a brand new hard drive that has no operating system on it I have successfuly made the CD using this PC I am on now and Nero Burning Rom from my Nero 9 aplication but I have built a new PC that I wish to put XUMBUTU onto
I am writing a simple application that will run as user foo (i.e. Ubuntu user foo).However, the application will connect to my database as (database user foobar). IIRC, database users have nothing to do with Linux system users - but I just need to clarify that.So can an app launched to run as user 'foo', connect to a database as user 'foobar'?
OS: Fedora 14GUI: GNOMEI need to run an application with another user then the "default" (normally used).Purpose: create a ".desktop" file on my desktop to run e.g.: Google Chrome with another user (NOT ROOT! - so beesu doesn't count.)There aren't any gksu, or kdesu packages in Fedora 14. Why?So i want to create a user with "adduser SOMEONE", and i want to run e.g.: Google Chrome with "SOMEONE" - then it will have minimum permissions, "more security".
I have a question regarding application/process execution and it's the following:
Is it possible a user application (which will regularly be executed at user-space) to be re-written as a kernel-module to allow the entire execution to be under kernel-mode (i.e. no system calls should be needed)? I am not saying that this is the right thing to do; I am just asking if it's doable.
I have a need to run a specific app as a specific user when the machine boots into init 3. I can not run this as root so I need to specify a user. Can someone tell me how to accomplish this?I usually have to log in and start this application by typing check -D which starts this app and daemonizes it. I want to be able to run that at boot with my normal user not root.I hope I explained this correctly.I have added it to rc.local but it runs as root.
I am driving Fedora 12 and need to test an application GUI with Python 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6. Python2.6 is native in F12 at /usr/lib... and I have alt-installed 2.4 and 2.5 at /usr/local/lib... Site-packages directories for 2.4 and 2.5 are empty. I have tried different tricks to install gtk-2.0 and pygtk in the site-packages of 2.4 and 2.5. But could not find a working solution.
My latest trial was to download Fedora 7 live and copy from its python2.5 gtk-2.0 and pygtk.* to F12:/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages. Results were as follows:
Python 2.5.5 (r255:77872, May 13 2010, 17:15:51) [GCC 4.4.3 20100127 (Red Hat 4.4.3-4)] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> import pygtk >>> import gtk Traceback (most recent call last):
i wonder if you can modify KDE so that users can only log in once with one session.Currently, with KDE 4.5, i have the problem that user can log in several times and then ending up with an application used in a different session which means that you can not use it in the other session.
I managed to damage my 11.2 installation so it starts in the GUI mode only in failsafe mode. Actually I tried before to repair the installation, using the install DVD, but the automatic repair procedure failed. More than that, since then boot loader also seams to be "repaired" so that the Windows installation doesn't appear in the boot menu, but this is another thing.For me, now, the fastest way to get a stable system is to make a new installation. The biggest problem is that I cannot save/backup the emails and accounts settings in an elegant way. I'm using Thunderbird. Of course I would also like to save other apps settings.So is there a way to save user application settings so that I can used them after a new install? I had a look to the yast backup tool but these seams to be a way to archive files, or am I wrong?
May 2 21:18:19 squeeze x-session-manager: WARNING: Could not launch application 'user-dirs-update-gtk.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "xdg-user-dirs-gtk-update" (No such file or directory)
I am using slackware 12.2 - 2gig ram - amd64 cpu - ati hd2400 graphics. I am trying to upgrade software in particular opera to 11.11. I am using a slackbuild script to create the package and this seems to work ok. The original opera package was installed in this way.however as soon as the new opera is installed either via upgradepkg or installpkg the user - whatever user - apart from root loses the ability to run any application including logging-in.
I am trying to understand these two examples for setting up user-callback option in back in time application. I am trying to modify this to suit my needs, Back in time homepage has some basic info, but very terse, same with the man page. The following two examples are the only references I could find. first one from here - [URL] I don't want email to be sent, just an update to the log file will be fine.