Fedora :: What Commands To Use With 14 KDE To Clean Up My System
Apr 18, 2011
When I was on Ubuntu/Debian based Linux Distros, I would open up the terminal and type sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoclean to clean up my system and I would also use Ubuntu Tweak to clean up as well, what commands do I use with Fedora 14 KDE to clean up my system?
I want try clean compiled linux kernel on system, I want see what can I do with clean linux kernel. I want just on clean partitioned hdd, put grub and linux kernel and then boot it up, so what then I get? Can I input commands like ls?
I was using Fedora 9 until about 1 month ago when my hard drive crashed. I installed F12 on a new hard drive last week. Due to some other software issues (empathy), I decided I should try to get the latest updates. PackageKit kept giving errors and would not update. So, I researched and found that I needed to run " su -c 'yum update' " for the first update then PackageKit would work. I did this and after about an hour of updating, the screen went black. Nothing you can do at that point but hard reboot.
When I did that, I could only get a "GRUB" command line. I played with it for a minute but really I have no idea what to do with GRUB cmd (beyond my experience level). So I decided to wipe it out and reinstall F12. I did that, and was just working thru the updates again. Same thing happened, went to black screen. I have not rebooted it yet, but Im sure when I do, it will be GRUB again. What in the world am I supposed to do with this? I am not a Linux star, but I have been using it for around 8 years now with various distros, so I would say I have at least moderate experience.
I have problem with my printer HP Deskjet D1460. My printer is configured and works. When I send a file on the print, the printer clings a sheet of paper and starts to print, but a paper as was clean so clean and remains, after printing.
So 2 days ago everything was all fine on my machine. Has been for about a month, but all of a sudden as of yesterday I have no sound, I am seeing IRQ interupts on boot, During boot I am seeing file system is not clean, , and swap space is being used for the first time while doing normal task, etc. These are 2 new hard drives in RAID 1 with ReiserFS. I should have used a newer FS but thats a whole other argument.
Anyways here we go. The system is Debian Lenny amd64 Physical RAM 4GB + 6GB swap /var/log/messages
Code: Feb 21 07:35:09 Sarah kernel: imklog 3.18.6, log source = /proc/kmsg started. Feb 21 07:35:09 Sarah rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.18.6" x-pid="3994" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart code....
I've had ubuntu installed on this computer, and I've updated it all the way up to Lucid from Dapper over the years. I'd like to clean out settings and old programs that might not be needed anymore to make it more like a fresh install, as I've noticed some problems that people with fresh installs don't seem to have. Two indicators for Empathy Computer Janitor freezes Weird system tools and wine entries, etc.
I have a 500 GB external USB hard drive that I use for putting images and backup data into.I had some problems with it not automounting today, and in trying to access the drive I got errors indicating that an operation was already in progress. Eventually it mounted on it's own, but I unmounted it and ran "Check Filesystem" from the Disk Utility program on the drive, just to be sure. After a while, it finished and told me that the file system was "NOT clean".So, what does that mean, and how do I fix it? Before I unmounted it, I was able to navigate the mounted filesystem, so it doesn't appear totally hosed.
The purpose of that topic is to identify if there is any way to totally clean a debian system and make it like a fresh installed system (of course i amn't refering to packages because aptitude is just perfect?
I've been testing Mate since couple of weeks on my Jessie and now I'm convinced that is the perfect DE for me. So I would like to uninstall Gnome 3 without disturbing Mate and my system as well because both DE share many dependencies. If this is very risky I would like at least get rid of all gnome packages which are not shared with Mate.
Upon boot up, I get lots of new lines added to log files in /var/log concerning apparent problems during boot up. The boot sequence does attempt to show the failure or success during each step as it transitions to the final run level, but is there a good manual or procedure on how to fix each transition, so as to cut down on the amount of pesky warning or error messages?
I am a bit concerned that running a system with warning messages is a bit like running a car low on oil. In the past the goal was to have a perfectly running linux system that came up all the way, and yes, I have seen such. This meant knowing how kernel things work, etc, but still, I would think we would want to pay attention to such things as
[ 1127.997470] ALSA usbaudio.c:1274: 2:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1 [ 894.166132] isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sr0, iso_blknum=16, block=16
and others and work to bring them to a minimum.
Right now I am working on things piecemeal as I go along, and it will take a lot of time.
I didn't dump the 10K's of log files into this message forum, in case someone asks to see the details, but I am just striving to have the system come up clean, and not with a message like:
Warning: Skipped 98 probes
(whatever that means?? did the kernel just mean that it knew that it is supposed to check 98 things but failed? or that 98 things should have gotten checked but didn't?)
After 8 years of using Mac, which I do enjoy, I decided to jump into the open source community. So I bought a brand new Thinkpad SL510 and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) using the entire disk, thus erasing Windows.
The installation process was very easy and the system generally works great. It's fast and I love the interface.
Just encountered one annoying issue which I don't think I should be confronted with, using a freshly installed Unix-based OS: a few times, the system entirely froze. I couldn't move the mouse pointer anymore, the keyboard no longer responded (eg. when hitting Shift Lock the light didn't come on). Waited for several minutes but nothing happened at all. So I had to turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button.
This has only happened a few times so far, but a few times too many. When it happened, I only had Firefox open, or Firefox and Twinkle. The last time it happened, the screen colours gradually went gray before everything came to a halt.
I want to perform a clean install on my machine - it's had loads of rubbish installed, and is a real mess. Trouble is, while I have downloaded the ISO file, I do not have any blank CDs. Is there a way to mount the ISO and run the installer from within a running system? Probably not, but I thought I'd ask in case I missed something.
As per the subject line, the latest slackpkg doesn't honor the blacklist when using the clean-system option. It tries to make my multilib system unhappy.I fixed this by changing line 656 in /usr/libexec/slackpkg/core-functions.sh
I can't login due to my file-system being full. I found the main area with the large usage. Var/log is taking 99.5% of my var folder. On a full file-system scan Var/log is taking up 85% of disk use. File-system capacity is 36 gig. Temp is cleared after each boot.
What can I do to clean up any unnecessary files. I can only boot in safe mode and have limited navigation skills. To get scan results I booted a live-disc.
With the command "tail -300 /var/log/apache2/access.log | less" i can look in the log for the 300 latest visitors from my logfile. and i wanted to ask if it's possiblle to get that command to run from a php file and if yes how ?? how i run system commands in php? i use debian if it matters.
I was zsync-ing the latest Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha and thought I'd make a little GUI for it as a small project. The gui is set up, I just need to figure out how to run zsync with content from to variables, cto and cfrom. I tried the following code:
I've recently lost my window options, had to somehow manipulate my way to Xchat and ask some people how do I get it back (it was metacity --replace, and after I decided to stop the command and run it in background the X was completely useless so I had to do killall -u user). And that was after the internet connection stopped working for some reason (might've been the ISP).
The thing is, after using linux a long time, I still get the feeling that on dire situations, I don't know the good tricks (stuff like metacity --replace). I feel like a really need like a "rescue" cheatsheet for things like: how to save the X no matter what without pressing reset how to reset the system to "normal state" how to connect to the internet through the command line how to monitor what the X is doing (using ubuntu linux 10.04 btw)
I have linux based photo editing software that I want to install so that it can be accessed through the Applications menu. Which system folder do I install it in? Or what terminal commands do I use to install so it is part of the system?
reason my Debian 5 system will not stop printing blank pages. I've got the CUPS system installed, and I've gone to the control page and canceled everything. I've also turned the printer off and restarted it several times. Every time it comes back online it starts printing blank pages again. My paper does not need to be heat treated. It's fine as it is. So, how to I stop this waste of electricity and printer MTBF? What else might be sending commands to the printer besides the CUPS system?
I have just installed 11.2 i686 on two machines, one virtual and one physical. Both have been set to start in runlevel 3. For some reason it seems that my installations have missed some step in the process, because the system cannot find several rather important commands, eg. init and ifconfig.this is what I get if I try to run ifconfig:
Code: user@computer:~> sudo ifconfig sudo: ifconfig: command not found