Fedora with selinux enabled running OpenVPN using NetworkManager

Posted on Sat 30 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with NetworkManager, OpenVPN, SELinux

On a Fedora or CentOS system with enables selinux you need to store your certificate and configuration in /etc/openvpn to avoid selinux is blocking the access of NetworkManager to this files. There is a way of setting some sebooleans to allow selinux to read them from user home directories …


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Boot using a iSCSI root from an usb-stick with bridged ethernet device on Fedora/CentOS

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, Grub, initrd, iscsi, network boot

Today I had a nice discussion with someone on the Fedora IRC channel about a problem booting from an USB stick with an iSCSI root filesystem and a bridged interface. He was facing the problem that the brctl tool was not available at boot time. CentOS and Fedora are using …


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Custom Kernel on Fedora 20

Posted on Sat 23 August 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with custom kernel, Fedora, Grub, initrd, kernel, Linux

The last time I built a Linux kernel for my machine was quite a time ago. In my Linux hacking times when I did my private researches on how Linux works and how the software can be built for it, I used Gentoo and there it was normal to build …


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Dual boot system with UEFI and Fedora 20 and Windows 8.1

Posted on Mon 26 May 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with dualboot, Fedora, Grub, Linux, UEFI

In short sentences:

Yes it is possible! Even with secure boot enabled!

The long version:

On my workstation I use a dual boot configuration for some games and my Linux based development and testing. Since I am using a UEFI only configuration it was quite easy to use a dualboot …


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Latest kernel did not appear to be installed correctly in Fedora 20

Posted on Fri 31 January 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with kernel, security update, yum

Due to a known bug in Fedora 20 with some selinux updates I recognized a connected problem on my machine. While updating some packages I found this message:

Security: kernel-3.12.8-300.fc20.x86_64 is an installed security update
Security: kernel-3.12.7-300.fc20.x86_64 is the currently running version …

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Problems with missing locale files on Fedora 20 made libvirtd service not starting

Posted on Wed 15 January 2014 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, KVM, libvirtd, locale

Since I am using Fedora 20 now for a while on two machines I came over some smaller bugs with my configuration.

I installed my systems using the KDE spin and installed with en_US language but a german keyboard layout. It looks like something after installation on my workstation did …


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i3 tiling window manager version 4.5 released

Posted on Wed 13 March 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with i3, i3wm, rpm, window manager, Fedora, Linux

i3wm

The new version 4.5 of i3 and i3status 2.7 is available for Fedora 17 over my repository. Short how to update i3wm on Fedora17 can be found here.

The detailed release notes are available here:http://i3wm.org/downloads/RELEASE-NOTES-4.5.txt

If your using Fedora 18 there …


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Configure Trackpoint scrolling permanent in Fedora 17, Fedora 18, Fedora 19, Fedora 20

Posted on Fri 04 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, thinkpad, Trackpoint

I used gpointing-device-settings tool to configure my trackpoint scrolling but the changes where not persistent and so I had to configure it manually.

Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-trackpoint.conf:

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier     "Wheel Emulation"
 MatchIsPointer "on"
 MatchProduct   "TrackPoint"
 Option         "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
 Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
 EndSection

After restarting X …


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Build i3 improved tailing wm version 4.4 package for Fedora 17

Posted on Tue 01 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with Fedora, i3, i3status, rpm

While I tried to build the new i3 version 4.4 for Fedora I came over the problem that cairo seems to be build without xcb support in Fedora 17. I built a version of cairo with xcb enabled and a i3 4.4 rpm file for Fedora 17. You …


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E17 window manager with Fedora 17

Posted on Tue 01 January 2013 in Fedora • Tagged with e17, enlightenment, window manager

The E17 project released a stable version of its window manager. If you plan to use it with Fedora you have to use the repository provided via the OpenSuSE buildservice. While the first versions of the packages didn't work on my Fedora 17 box they now do. This instructions should …


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