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April 24, 2010 @ 16:57

Fedora 13 – btrfs and Asus eee issues

 
I have friend’s Asus eee 701 with only 512 Mb of RAM and 2GB SSD storage. I would like to install Fedora 13 on this netbook and increase SDD performance and speed via btrfs and enabling compression.
 
I immediately stumbled upon some issues:
- Anaconda graphical installed doesn’t support 800×480 resolution
- Anaconda text installer fails on 2GB SDD
- No support for btrfs compression during the install
 
I reported these three issues:

  • RFE: Include btrfs compression option in Anaconda installed
  • Anaconda installed doesn’t fit Asus eee screen (800×480)
  • Anaconda text install fails on 2GB SSD
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    Any help with getting Fedora 13 installed on Asus eee 701 with btrfs + compression is more than welcome.
     

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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?

    Filed under english, fedora · 5 Comments »

    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.
     

    Filed under english, fedora, linux · 7 Comments »

    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
     

    Filed under english, fedora, linux · No Comments »

    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.
     

    Filed under croatian, openstreetmap · 1 Comment »

    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?
     

    Filed under linux, tips&tricks, wireless · 10 Comments »

    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.
     

    Filed under english, fedora, linux · 8 Comments »

    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/
     

    Filed under english, fedora, linux · No Comments »

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