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(Trying to) Install NVIDIA driver on ASUS Zenbook Fedora

by tgutwin

Posted on Sunday Jun 03, 2018 at 08:08PM in Technology

It did not work because I could not disable intel video chipset in my uefi bios. :( fedora icon

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ASUS Zenbook UX501V - Upgrade F27 to F28

by tgutwin

Posted on Sunday Jun 03, 2018 at 04:52PM in Technology

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UPDATE to F30. and Fixed acpi (see grub commandine below)

NVidia driver issues still persist, but I finally debugged (and disabled) acpi consistent errors that had be plaguing me in F27.

I added a kernel boot param to my Grub2 commandline.

  • acpi=off

use the following to fix grub

grubby --info=ALL
grubby --remove-args="acpi=off" --update-kernel /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.19-100.fc30.x86_64

grubby --set-default /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.19-100.fc30.x86_64
grubby --info=ALL

You can also remove a kernel from the grub menu with

grubby --remove-kernel=/boot/vmlinuz-5.5.10-100.fc30.x86_64

You can also remove the actual kernels

rpm -qa kernel

dnf remove kernel-5.5.16-100.fc30.x86_64

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Rip Linux Desktop Speaker Audio Stream

by tgutwin

Posted on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 at 08:33PM in Linux

google-music-icon.pngA quick one liner (using PulseAudio) to rip the audio being output to your linux desktop speakers and convert it to Vorbis Ogg file.

Using pacat...

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Bluetooth Pairing to HP mouse with no pairing code

by tgutwin

Posted on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 at 08:32PM in Technology

Fedora Icon[FIXED] The Gnome Bluetooth GUI via settings FAILS to pair with my HP Bluetooth Laser Mobile Mouse. This has not worked in the gui bluetooth settings app for a few versions (maybe F19).The problem is that the mouse does NOT have a pair code, and the it won't pair with '0000' or '1234'.

I figured out to manually pair it from the commandline without a pairing code!

use bluetoothctl on the commandline

use the following commands to connect to the MAC address...

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Fix for google-earth rpm install error - Fedora

by tgutwin

Posted on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 at 08:29PM in Linux

Fedora LogoThe latest rpm for google-earth is failing to install because a conflict with /usr/bin.

an easy re-build of the RPM fixed it... instructions here:

then sudo yum localinstall /home/tgutwin/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/google-earth-stable-

It is now installed in /opt/google/earth/free/google-earth


XCircuit - Download, Make and install on Fedora 21

by tgutwin

Posted on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 at 08:28PM in Technology

Now that I have my Raspberry Pi2 working with Java, I need to draw up some schematics....

Here is how I downloaded & installed the latest Git version of XCircuit on my Fedora 21 workstation.

It includes all the Fedora Yum  RPM packages I had to install to get it to build from source - you might need others.

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My New Raspberry Pi2 running Fedora 21 with Full JAVA JDK

by tgutwin

Posted on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016 at 08:23PM in Technology

Raspberry IconI Got a Raspberry Pi2 ! It has a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU  and 1GB RAM.

I first tried noobs with Debian and it ran out of the noobs box very well.  The noobs version of Fedora DID NOT because it was not built for the new version of the ARM processor in the Pi2. That was no big deal because thanks to user clivem on the Pi Forums an image was avaialble.  See the forum link for the details. It is a full F21 version that is called FIDORA.

It was very easy to get this working. It is Fedora 21 for the ARM, with full yum repo support including rpmFusion.

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Change Default (bootup) Runlevel on F17 / MythTV box

by tgutwin

Posted on Monday Jan 25, 2016 at 06:27PM in Technology

fedora.pngF17 has not moved fully to systemd (as doc'd on, so to change the default run level use the following commands:

Go to the non-graphical multi-user commandline bootup:

rm -f /etc/systemd/system/;ln -s /lib/systemd/system/ /etc/systemd/system/

 go to the full graphical bootup:

rm -f /etc/systemd/system/;ln -s /lib/systemd/system/ /etc/systemd/system/

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