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Fedora 20 SELinux Blocking Updates

If anyone has seen this really strange issue with Fedora 20 where you’ll go to install or update packages with yum and you get this strange error about incomplete packages, you’re not the only one. This issue has been rampant enough that it’s made the mailing list headlines and there is a fix. The gist of the fix is to temporarily stop enforcing selinux policies, clear yum package cache, manually update selinux and then restart the enforcement. The process is outlined here on the mailing list.

Fedora 19 Review Part 2 – App Love

Despite having several different spins, Fedora’s flagship spin is the one that ships with GNOME as the default desktop environment. Admittedly a lot of what I’m going to be covering here pertains to apps which are specific to GNOME rather than Fedora itself. However since this is effectively the face of Fedora, it needs some discussion. Some of the apps that are going to be covered here are only going to get touched on briefly while a few others I’m going to nail down into quite hard. So without further ado, let’s get started! Files Files, previously known as Nautilus,…

Fedora 19 Review Part 1 – 30,000′ View

The review that I’ve been working on for Fedora 19 grew a little too large for me to put into a single post. So I decided that it would be a good idea to break it up into several posts that would hopefully be a little more sufficient. To kick things off, I want to start with my thoughts from getting it installed to a working desktop. By working desktop, I mean a desktop in which I haven’t done any modifications at all. Installation When Fedora 18 shipped, a lot of drama surrounded the release of a new iteration of…

Fedora – Install Adobe Flash Player

A HOWTO on installing Adobe Flash Player via RPM provided by Adobe. 1. Go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer 2. If you’re using Chrome, like I am, you’ll get the prompt shown. I purposefully waited a bit so that you’d know what you were looking at. If you’re not using Chrome, you’ll see the combobox displayed at the bottom of the page. 3. Scroll down to the combobox, click on it, and select the RPM variant. Once that’s selected, click the Download Now button. The RPM will download (I’ve already downloaded it so I don’t click on it here). 4. Open a terminal…

Customizing GNOME Shell (As Far As I’ve Done)

I was really tossing up the idea of doing this over an audio tutorial or what but in the end I decided that it would be best if I just typed it out. I’ve had really bad luck with recording audio on Linux and it just doesn’t seem to get any better no matter what I do. One of the things that I really like about using Linux is the modular nature of all of the software on the system. That especially applies to the look and feel of the desktop environment. To some degree, regardless of which DE you…