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SOLVED: Adobe AIR installation problem on Fedora 10 x86_64

Adobe AIR installation fails on Fedora 10 x86_64 without any explanations. It just says:

An error occurred while installing Adobe AIR. Installation may not be allowed by your administrator. Please contact your administrator.

The reason is some missing i386 packages. You just have to run following command:

yum install gtk2-devel.i386 nss.i386 libxml2-devel.i386 libxslt.i386 gnome-keyring.i386 rpm-devel.i386

You may already have some these packages. Don’t worry about that, yum will skip them. After yum finishes, retry installation of AIR, it should work now.

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VMWare Workstation 6.5 segfault on Fedora 10 x86_64

VMWare Workdstation 6.5 is causing segmentation fault on Fedora 10 x86_64 when trying to execute it. The message is:

/usr/lib/vmware/bin/ line 231: 13748 Segmentation fault      "$binary" "$@"

To solve the problem you need to do this:

# mv /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary /usr/lib/vmware/modules/binary.old
# vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

After build is over start VMWare, it should work now.

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Fedora 10 mouse pointer problem

I’ve just discovered that when intalling Fedora 10 on some computer causes this problem. Problem start from instalation: there is no pointer for mouse in Anaconda and further in the system. It is a little bit dificult but install system with keaboard only, then when system installed and running do the following steps to fix this issue:

# yum install system-config-display

Open system-config-display and just press “OK” button. It will generate xorg.conf file in /etc/X11.
Then open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and in section “Device” add following two lines

Option     "HWCursor"     "off"
Option     "SWcursor"     "True"

Save file and restart your X server. It have to work now.

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Red5 installation on Fedora 8

I was trying to install Red5 on Fedora 8 for about 3 days :) . I was using this tutorial, which is called Setting up Red5 on Fedora Core 4, to do that. I was using it because I have previously used this howto and had success. But this time it was awful :)
Just after installing java and ant and exporting path variables I was trying to build Red5, but I was getting a lot of unresolved dependencies and of course build failed. After some googling I understood that just Red5 moved to googlecode and Ivy (dependency manager for java) was trying to find dependencies from old repositories. Just if you download 0.6.3 version of Red5 as mentioned in howto you will find it impossible to compile Red5 :)
I have found the new howto, which is located here, which does not describe howto install java, but does describe howto install latest SVN version of Red5. This time Ivy was searching dependencies on googlecode, and everything worked this time :)
Just I will ask to Red5 to remove old howto (or modify it), because I think there will be many people like me that will spend 3 days on Red5 installation

Good luck

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Problem with apxs under Fedora 7 x86_64

I was trying to compile mod_openpgp under Fedora 7 x86_64 with command:

apxs -c -Wc,-g -i -l gpgme -l gpg-error -I /usr/include/ mod_openpgp.c

Output was:

cannot open /httpd/build/ No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/apxs line 201.

The problem caused because pkg-config --variable=libdir apr-1 was giving just nothing. It happens because I had installed apr-devel.i386 and httpd-devel.x86_64.
Problem solved by removing i386 apr-devel and installing x86_64 version instead :)

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Fedora 9 review

Yesterday I have installed Fedora 9. First of all I want to say that I was waiting for this release for a very long time and I had expected stable, well tested OS from Fedora. But unfortunately it started disappointing me just from installation process.

When I have booted from Fedora 9 DVD to start installation process it asks for checking installation media. I said OK and it started to test. After test finished it ejected DVD and said that this is ok to install from this media. I pressed Enter. Setup loaded tray and said just “Error”, without any explanation. Then I pressed again Enter, it ejected again. Then loaded and again “Error”! What a shit!!! I was unable to continue the installation, so I rebooted computer and started from beginning. This time I said “no” when it asked to check installation media. Setup continued.

Everything was ok until disk partitioning screen. As usual I mentioned the partition for / filesystem and also I mentioned where to mount other partitions. When I pressed continue, it said “Fatal error” and a lot of debug information and exited setup. It was unable to mount FAT32 partition. And again I restarted installation and of course this thime I didn’t mentioned any mount points except /.

Then when finally system was installed I started it for the first time. Login screen was something ugly! Not only by design but also by functionality. What they have done with super login screen that existed in Fedora 8! To login with root account you need everythime to click on the “Other User” button for text box to appear. Then it asks for desktop environment (KDE or GNOME). The most shitty thing in the login screen is that it is unable to remember the last desktop environment that you have used. It always want to start Gnome and if you are a KDE user you have to select KDE at every login.

I must say that I had great expectations from KDE 4. It disappointed me! KDE has become something like Windows Vista. They have destroyed all his power. Options dialogs that were huge and were giving great flexibility in configuration now become couple of checkboxes :( . This is very bad! I couldn’t even find how to autamaticaly align to grid desktop icons.

Except that KDE 4 was very very buggy. taskbar works very bad, desktop environment too.

I hope that this is just one of the first versions of KDE 4 and it will become better in future.