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April 13, 2010 @ 8:06

DockbarX in Fedora? Yes, please.


DockbarX brings much needed advancement in terms of dockbar features, ease of use, features and usabillity. This is especially noticable on netbooks where screen real estate is much better handled in DockbarX than in any other dock for Gnome desktop.
 
DockbarX is DockBar (a TaskBar with grouping and group manipulation) with some “experimental” features. It is not a fork of DockBar. This is just a branch of DockBar holding new “experimental” features.  
 
The goal of this branch is to bring new and innovative features to enhance the experience of using DockBar in the long run, rather than to bring stability in terms of predictable behavior from a release to the next.
 
The branch do aim to be as bug free as possible, though, and to be usable for everyday computer usage (for people who are not bothered by rapid changes).
 
I really hope DockbarX comes to Fedora repositories as soon as possible, this dock is much better than any other on Gnome and works great. Also there are some great themes for DockbarX.
 
You can also look at Gnome Look page for more info on DockbarX.
 

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March 14, 2010 @ 23:23

Retro čekićanje

Ovu subotu smo imali zabavno druženje osječkog ogranka Hrvatske udruge Linux korisnika. Primarni cilj nam je bilo druženje i upoznavanje jer se većina ljudi zna samo preko forum prepiski.
 
Događaj je tematski bio posvećen Retro Linux Gamingu, a Teeworlds je kao igra pobrao najviše simpatija. Prostor nam je ustupio Tehnološko Razvojni Centar te im se još jednom zahvaljujemo na tome. Rado nam je poklonio licence za Galcon Fusion koje smo podijelili najboljima.
 
Zabave nije nedostajalo te ćemo vjerojatno uskoro ponoviti ovakvo neformalno druženje.
 
Par slika s događaja biti će na galeriji, Facebook grupi i na forumu.
 

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March 10, 2010 @ 12:40

Fedora transparency?

From what I have seen in this blog post looks like Ubuntu has gained option to have transparent GNOME windows.

I hope this feature goes upstream as fast as possible so that Fedora gets this great feature as soon as possible, maybe for Fedora 14? Anybody has some insight regarding Fedora and transparency?

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March 8, 2010 @ 9:42

mintMenu in Fedora

LinuxMint is considered by many the best Linux desktop distribution, it is a Ubuntu based distribution and has some really great additions for desktop users on top of Ubuntu features. LinuxMint team has worked hard on porting mintMenu to Fedora.
 
mintMenu is currently stuck in review process, but hopefully it will come to Fedora repositories soon so everybody can test it and start using it.
 
We at Community Fedora Remix are looking into making mintMenu default Gnome menu for our next release.
 

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March 1, 2010 @ 15:05

Community Fedora Remix 12.3

We would like to announce live DVD/USB release of Community Fedora Remix 12.3
 
* 100% compatible with Fedora
* Compiz Fusion compositing window manager
* KDE + GNOME desktops
* multimedia support out of the box (mp3 playback)
* additional XFCE desktop
* GNOME Do – intelligent application launcher (http://tinyurl.com/yntg9l)
* OpenOffice 3.1
* Inkscape, Scribus and GIMP 2.6
* Blender
* Evolution with native Exchange support (mapi)
* Thunderbird 3.0
* better hardware compatibility for broadcom wireless cards
* better printer hardware compatibility
* better games selection
* Educational and astronomy software installed
* Google Chrome Internet browser + Firefox
* wireless security tools (aircrack-ng and kismet)
* GPS and location apps (TangoGPS and tools)
* Nautilus in browser mode by default
* enabled clicking via touchpad by default
* optimized smaller iso image (1.7GB vs 2GB)
* many other enhancements
 
If you have any suggestion on how to make this Remix better and to get involved feel free to join us and make this Fedora Remix even better on our mailing list community-fedora-remix@googlegroups.com or via comments on this blog.
 
Torrent download: linux tracker and demonoid
direct download: coming soon
 

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February 28, 2010 @ 10:28

Osječki GPP koristi OpenStreetMap kartu!

 
Svaka pohvala ekipi iz GPP-a što su prepoznali OpenStreetMap projekt i što koriste kartu Osijeka za potrebe GPPa.
 
Svim nama koji volonterski sudjelujemo na ovome projektu nema draže stvari nego kada vidimo da se karta koristi i za neke konkretne stvari te da pomaže ljudima.
 
Ovim putem pozivamo sve vas da se također pridružite ovome projektu makar na taj način da pogledate kakva je karta vašega kvarta. Imaju li sve ulice imaju ispravna imena? Jesu li jednosmjerne ulice pravilno označene? Postoji li trgovina, kafić, servis, restoran u vašem kvartu koji nije unesen na kartu? Također možete dodati i kućne brojeve u vašoj ulici.
 
Ako se odlučite pridružiti više informacija možete pronaći na hrvatskim stranicama OpenStreetMap projekta.
 

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February 17, 2010 @ 9:55

Which wireless driver does your wireless card uses on Fedora and Ubuntu?

 
If you have a new Fedora user (or user of any other distro) who has problems using his wireless card first thing you need is for him to tell you which wireless card he has and which wireless driver his card uses. For experienced users this is trivial and can be done in several ways. I found that this can be a bit tricky for new users and there isn’t one simple command that displays ONLY this information.
 
This one liner seams to do the trick for PCI wireless cards:
 
lspci -k|grep -i -E “wireless|wlan|802.11″ -A 2
 
UPDATE:
 
Also try this command:
lshw -class network |grep -i ‘description: wireless’ -A 11
 

BROADCOM:
30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
	Kernel modules: ssb

INTEL:
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 
Network Connection (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
	Kernel modules: iwl3945

ATHEROS:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg 
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
	Kernel driver in use: ath_pci
	Kernel modules: ath5k, ath_pci

INTEL:
3:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
     Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
     Kernel modules: iwlagn

 
I tried this with Intel, Atheros and Broadcom wireless cards. Do you know of a better way to do this? How would you do this for USB wireless cards?
 

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February 16, 2010 @ 11:36

Fedora Chromium repo no more?

 
Tom “spot” Callaway Spot has been mainataining Fedora Chromium repo, but now it is gone and there is no explanation on Tom’s Spot’s blog :(
 
UPDATE: But there is an explanation in README.txt file.
 
It looks like Chromium won’t be making its way to Fedora repos anytime soon because of Googles non-cooperation :(
 
To make things worse Community Fedora Remix included chromium repo by default and now updates are broken for lots of people because of that :(
 
Is there some new Chromium repo or is the only solution to install Google Chrome instead?
 
Tom Spot congrats to your wife and you on baby! Also on moving to a new house, I hope you continue maintaining chromium repo.
 

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February 3, 2010 @ 18:58

Community Fedora Remix 12.2

 
We would like to announce live CD release of Community Fedora Remix 12.2
 
* 100% compatible with Fedora
* Compiz Fusion compositing window manager
* KDE + GNOME desktops
* multimedia support out of the box (mp3 playback)
* additional XFCE and Enlightenment desktops
* GNOME Do – intelligent application launcher (http://tinyurl.com/yntg9l)
* OpenOffice 3.1
* Inkscape, Scribus and GIMP 2.6
* Blender
* Evolution with native Exchange support (mapi)
* Thunderbird 3.0
* better hardware compatibility for broadcom wireless cards
* better printer hardware compatibility
* better games selection
* Educational and astronomy software installed
* Chromium Internet browser + Firefox
* wireless security tools (aircrack-ng and kismet)
* GPS and location apps (TangoGPS and tools)
* Nautilus in browser mode by default
* enabled clicking via touchpad by default
* optimized smaller iso image (1.7GB vs 2GB)
* many other enhancements
 
If you have any suggestion on how to make this Remix better and to get involved feel free to join us and make this Fedora Remix even better.
 
Download links:
direct download: http://iso.linux.hr/fedora-community-remix/
 

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January 16, 2010 @ 21:28

Fedora virtualization has rough edges

 
After seeing lots of buzz about Virtualization improvements in Fedora 11 and 12 it was time to give it a try. I have experience using desktop virtualization over 10 years; mainly VMWare in beginning and in last few years mostly VirtualBox, but also qemu with kqemu via command line. VirtualBox is the preferable one because of it’s ease of use for desktop virtualization.
 
After installing virt-manager in Fedora 12 I hit first speed bump on the road to native linux virtualization – it failed to install libvirt (bug reported). Without libvirt virt-manager GUI just sits dead in the water. How such an obvious thing got unnoticed so far? Is anybody actually using virt-manager after installing Fedora 12 from live cd?
 
It was a simple thing to install libvirt and start the service, but something that basic should be done automatically. After starting virt-manager I was pleased with it clean looking UI.
 
The idea was to install Ubuntu and see how it performed in this virtual environment, but virt-manager only offers root partition as storage location of virtual image. That is just not acceptable for various reasons.
 
On my system root is used only for Fedora, also usually reformated on every new Fedora release. Root partition on my system is 10GB – plenty of room for Fedora but not for additional virtual images. There is no reason why virt-manager shouldn’t have a choice where to save your virtual images, I guess that I’m not the only one who would like to save virtaulization storage images in /home partition (bug reported).
 
After consulting qemu wiki it was a simple step of issuing qemu-img create -f qcow2 .virt-manager/ubuntu.img 6000M and choose that image in virt-manager. Installation went flawless, resizing VM display to fit my window worked great.
 
One thing that is missing are tools similar to VirtualBox Guest Additions that enable mouse to be used in both VM and on Fedora without VM needing exclusive right to use the mouse, and then pressing CTRL+ALT keys to ungrab the mouse to make is available on Fedora desktop again. And also clipboard sharing.
 
Native linux virtualization for desktops looks closer and closer to being a really nice experience, I know that virt-manager guys will fix these issues so go ahead and try it out and share your experience with it.
 

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