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  1. I tried to get into the single user mode but received a peculiar error message. I did not manage to try a "yum update" to solve it. However, it gave me the idea of trying a newer live os usb key and that seemed to do the trick.

     

    I loaded the latest Fedora 13 Live and it had no problem reading the files. I entered the exact same original encryption key and it read the files as expected.

  2. I am in dire need of help again.

     

    After doing the latest updates on my Eee1000 Fedora13 netbook, I get the usual screen that asks for my /home directory password:

    /home is password protected

    but my password is not accepted. I can not get past this stage of boot up and yes, I am typing the correct password.

     

    I booted up a live version on a USB drive and tried to read the directory but failed. As expected, I was prompted for the password, entered it and access was still denied. the message in the error window says:

    [b]Unable to mount location[/b]  
    Error unlocking device: cryptsetup exited with exit code 255: No key available with this passphrase.

     

     

     

    Where do I go from here to get access to this partition?

     

     

     

     

     

    Here are some more messages that might give clues:

    /home is password protected:  *********
    /dev/mapper/temporary-cryptsetup-759: lsetfilecon failed: No such file or directory  
    /dev/mapper/temporary-cryptsetup-759: open failed: No such file or directory  
    Failed to open temporary keystore device.  
    Failed to read from key storage.  
    
    /home is password protected:  

  3. I have no idea wjhere to start trouble shooting my problem.

     

    My wireless card is able to detect wireless signals but I can not connect to them. I get a pop up window that asks me to enter the security passkey. I am sure I am entering the right one, I double checked the router security settings through a wired connection. However, the icon whirls around for a few seconds and then gives me the same pop up window again asking for the passkey. I can not connect to open networks either.

     

    I am using Fedora 13 and this developed after recent updates from about two weeks ago.

  4. I am not sure how to ask or even what to ask. I imagine there might be many ways to accomplish this.

    What I want is to be able to restore my linux installation from a USB key.

     

    I am not concerned about backing up my /home directory. I am only concerned with reproducing my software and drivers as they are currently set up now on my computer. To best illustrate my aim, I guess what I want is what live-usb-creator can do: install my set up to hard drive. Is this possible?

     

     

     

     

    I am using fedora 13 with an Eee1000 solid state. My partitioning is thus:

    first drive:

    /boot

    /

     

    second drive:

    swap

    /home

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  5. I have files on a hard drive and I can not access them.

     

    I need help backing up the files from a hard drive. They are on a hard drive that was in my old fedora10 box. [ After booting, that computer freezes forever at the Fedora icon. So, I have taken the hard drive out and connected to an external enclosure. ] I want to access the files from an other computer via the enclosure. It seems like the files are in a logical volume:

    /dev/sdc2 --> as determined by gparted

    but I can not see them.

     

    What should I do to access the data on this hard drive?

  6. I am not sure whether this is an issue with GNome moreso than with Fedora.

     

    Every time I minimize a window on my desktop, it becomes hidden away from view -- shrinking down into the bottom right corner. I can not reach them with my mouse cursor. How can I correct this problem?

     

    This happened immediately after I removed my bottom panel. Previously, the minimized windows would be accessible in my bottom panel.

  7. My Fedora installation no longer detects automatic wireless networks. A little network icon appears in the notification area and usually a drop-down list indicates all of the available wireless access points. Now, none of that appears. The only thing that appears now is "Wired Network" greyed out in the drop-down menu. If I plug in an ethernet cable, it detects it automatically.

     

    I am a little lost on how where to go from here.

     

     

     

     

    ETA:

    Solved with Fn + F2 keys.

  8. is this after a clean install or what ?
    No. This is not after a clean install.

    CAVEAT: To be honest, my wife uses this computer and I can not be sure what happened. The GRUB menu does have an "Upgrade to Sulphur" as a second selection. Maybe she accidentally pressed it on a boot up without knowing.

     

    can you open a separate terminal ?
    Uhmm..... I do not know how to do that. How would I check?
  9. After boot up, I can not get to the user login screen. I am stuck with the arrow cursor and Fedora spinner graphic in the middle of the screen. This spins for about 5 seconds, the screen goes black and then the arrow+spinner pops up again for an other 5 seconds. This repeats forever.

     

    Any thoughts on how to resolve this?

  10. I have a dual boot with Windows XP on one single hard-drive. I have just updated Fedora 8 to 9 and my problem is similar to this:

    Ok, this is actually quite a common issue (Error 17!) and it is due to the fact that you spot .. root() isn't set correctly.

     

    After you change the root.. you do actually then need to reinstall the grub settings .. so that it now knows the changes.

     

    So:

    # grub
    grub> root (hd1,1)
    grub> setup (hd0)

     

    However, I am a few steps behind: I do not know what device to enter after root (?,?) -- how do I determine that?

  11. I need more help!

    I buggered up my xorg.conf settings and now the display just freezes. Luckily, I save my last working settings as a xorg.conf.backup file but I have trouble accessing it. I just want to switch my file back.

     

    I am using a PCLinuxOS live cd logged in as root to access my computer but I can not locate my computer's /etc/X11/ directory. It seems like all I get are links to etc/ directory of the PCLinuxOS live installation.

     

    What might I be doing wrong? or what might be preventing me from accessing it?

     

    My hard-drive installation uses logical volumes.

  12. The computer is only three years old.

     

    How do I configure / know if my computer has ACPI technology?

    I hope this is significant: this was never a problem until after I upgraded from Fedora 7 to 8. Before the upgrade, the computer would switch the power off completely on shut down.

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