Today I got a new 320GB HDD and right fresh installed Fedora 16 with GNOME 3.2 using the Live DVD. I have a Dell Vostro A180, it has 2GB of RAM. I used Fedora with Xfce before because was disappointed with GNOME 3.0 at the beginning for it’s low-speed but now got it deserved love back! It’s so fast and stable.
After nearly two months I finally managed to get the Fedora Media (330 DVD’s) from our customs in Kosovo together with a expensive fee of 330.00EUR in total which I am waiting to get reimbursed in cash at FUDCon Milan because we are not being able to transfer money internationally to Kosovo’s banks. The reason why it was stuck in the customs is that we declared the package value of 330EUR, we had to pay 27.6% + shipping cost + freight forwarder.
Lessons I learned from the shipping regarding to the customs are that never forget to add a name above the address, the customs will consider it as the owner, in our case it was in FLOSSK’s name and FLOSSK wasn’t a registered to import packages and that took us time until we found the solution. The other thing is that always try to put a very low value so you won’t have to pay a lot for it, in Kosovo every package above 22 EUR is obligated to pay taxes to customs, with that comes together the shipping price and the freight forwarder.
In a nutshell next time we should prepare 2 weeks before asking for shipment, in order to get it safe,fast and cheap.
Thanks a lot to Joerg,Christoph and Fedora Project.
I am really excited because this is going to be my first FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference), thanks to FUDCon’s Planning Team I got full sponsorship for my airfare and hotel room. The conference starts on the 30th of September this year until 2nd of October, it gathers Fedora Users and Contributors from around the world. This is also going to be a great chance for me to meet other contributors I met online over mailing lists or irc and even meeting again with the guys I met at FOSDEM this spring.
When I first started to use Xfce as my main desktop environment because my pc couldn’t handle GNOME3 properly, I found out that XChat didn’t minimized as a tray icon like it did on F14 with GNOME 2.3.x so I had to make that happen because I don’t want XChat to stay as a window button.
To do that open XChat then go to: Settings -> Preferences -> Chatting -> Alerts -> Check Enable system tray icon -> click OK and XChat now on will be on the notification area whenever you run it:
P.S. It didn’t take me 9 minutes to fix it if you base on the clock!
When I first installed Fedora 15 to try GNOME3 was fascinated by it’s look and differences from the older versions, I still like it but after a couple weeks using it started to work very slow and crashed many times, now finally decided to move to Xfce but not removing GNOME 3 because maybe one day I will come back but not until I upgrade my computer. Applications start very fast, don’t crash, it’s simpler and reminds me the ClearLooks of Gnome 2.6 from F13 and F14.
You shot some photos but they have a big resolution and take time to upload online, here is a fast way to scale them from the terminal using Mogrify. Mogrify comes by default on Fedora.
As root type:
# mogrify -path /home/user/example -resize 1000x1000 /home/user/example
FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. It’s a free and open source software release under GPL.
I love it, I mostly use it to convert videos.
Here’s a simple how-to convert a .wmv to .avi on Fedora:
[gent@fedora ~]$ su -c "yum install -y ffmpeg"
[gent@fedora ~]$ cd Videos/
[gent@fedora Videos]$ ffmpeg -i gent_on_bike.wmv gent_on_bike.avi
After long time not blogging, I am posting this blogpost for those who will have problems with lost data, a couple of hours ago I was trying to run a Windows game on GNU/Linux through Wine which I copied inside my External Western Digital HDD (It only works as NTFS file-system). Then trying to remove the dir after the copying the files did a typo with “rm -rf *” on Parent Directory removing everything including Documents and Movies.
After starting to panic and search across the web, a friend of mine reminded me TestDisk, a great free data recovery software under GPL which could do the work if I didn’t re-mount the device and then remove the “wanted-to-remove-before” directory where in that case basically overwrote it. I also tried with dd but still everything was gone
So if you accidentally deleted everything on a NTFS-partitioned HARD-DRIVE theres still a great hope with TestDisk if you didn’t touch anything after, simply install TestDisk and follow the steps: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk:_undelete_file_for_NTFS
If you do so you are probably able to recover them. and I hope you’ll have a better luck than mine ^^.
Yesterday we had our second Fedora release party. This time the release party happened at FLOSSK’s hacklab in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Everything started at 17:00 will 12 people attending, unfortunately we had no projector for the presentation but we used one of the monitors for that Theres was no swag too because we couldn’t manage some tasks Anyway, everyone was happy. We had coffee and tea for attendees!
Ardian presented Fedora 14 and Fedora Project itself with Q&A in the end, than we had group chats and demos to each other.
What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system:the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.