Category Archives: Fedora

How to determine if an application is using Wayland or Xwayland

With the release of Fedora 23 I noticed there is the option to run “gnome-wayland” so I took it for a test drive. Although I am not normally a fan of gnome-shell I have to admit it looks and runs … Continue reading

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KDE Dual Monitors

I started using various music distros (KXStudio and Fedora Jam). One of the annoyances is that KDE does not remember the settings for dual monitors. Thus every time after logging in the screens need to be fixed. This seems to … Continue reading

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Printing HP Deskjet 1000

I was having trouble printing to my HP Deskjet 1000. When printing a test page, the print job would appear to work, without any error message in /var/log/cups/error_log . however, nothing would print from the printer. Turned out to be … Continue reading

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Set a hostname in Fedora

I know I have not been very active lately, but I came across a convenient command line tool to set a host name in Fedora. While it is possible to set a host name by manually editing a few system … Continue reading

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Selinux and confined users

I admit to a paranoid streak and have been confining my users with selinux. I confine almost all users as user_u /usr/sbin/semanage login -a -s user_u $user Users who need admin access I confine as staff_u /usr/sbin/semanage login -a -s … Continue reading

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Linux-libre

Confessions of a “practical” FSF fanboi Without getting into all the politics, we all use GNU/Linux and many of us appreciate the four freedoms advocated by the Free Software Foundation. The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom … Continue reading

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Fedora Audacious Skin

I have recently been playing with audacious skins and came up with a skin for Fedora. It is based on an old skin, BlubuntuBlue. To use these skins, save the following zip files to ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins/ . You do NOT need … Continue reading

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Fedora 17 alpha gma500 poulsbo

As a part of the continuing saga with my netbook (gma500) I took the Fedora 17 Alpha release for a test drive with gnome shell. I was quite pleased with the result. The good – The intel gma500 (poulsbo) graphics … Continue reading

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