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Forum: Using Fedora 9th May 2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,249
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Completely Reinstall Firefox

the first thing is BACK UP!!!!!
the second thing is BACK UP!!!!!

back up your bookmarks into DDMMYY-.json
and then back up paswords


then rename
./mozilla/firefox
to
Forum: EOL (End Of Life) Versions 9th May 2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,047
Posted By JohnVV
Re: FC14 -> FC15 upgrade failed

i would back up files
like music,videos,tax documents and so on
and install fedora 21

fed 15 is also long deceased
Forum: Wibble 3rd May 2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,373
Posted By JohnVV
Re: NASA's Dawn spacecraft getting closer pics of Ceres

there are two main "bright spots"
one at 42 north and 0 longitude
and the other at 20 north and 240 longitude

if anyone is using the SVN QT build of Celestia ( 1.70 unoffical)
this is a copy...
Forum: Using Fedora 3rd May 2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Did mplayer change?

did Smplayer change

a bit

depending on HOW it is build
MPV is part of it now
Forum: Hardware & Laptops 3rd May 2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,321
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Nvidia proprietary drivers

WHAT exactly is the driver you are using ?

the current 346.59

if you have NOT been using the nvidia.run for YEARS ( like since fedora4 )
then i would RECOMMEND!!!! using the Kmod-nvidia or...
Forum: Wibble 3rd May 2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,061
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Problem installing OS on a wiped hard drive

did you reformat and make a GPT table and

plug in the drive and reboot with Gparted in the dvd drive
and have a look
Forum: Wibble 7th December 2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,970
Posted By JohnVV
Re: 10 Alternative Operating Systems You Can Install

thew missed a alternate
MS Windows

that WOULD be an atl install on my rpm based computers
Forum: Wibble 7th December 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,061
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Windows Media Player

When i was still using windows( back in the XP days)
i always used Mplayer or the QT front end Smplayer

uninstalling windows media player IS FUTILE even if you black list it
the VERY NEXT...
Forum: Wibble 22nd November 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,110
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Badly formatted web pages and html emails causing eyestrain

HTML emails :beat::bang::bang::bang:
not good

i had a secretary that sent out those on the CORPORATE account using "comic sans " and colors and squiggly lines

CORPORATE memos went into...
Forum: Wibble 22nd November 2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,110
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Badly formatted web pages and html emails causing eyestrain

firefox has a tool to use NO STYLE
ignore the css on the page
View / page style / "no style"

mind you you have to turn BACK ON the menu at the top

as a designer / user of "dark " and...
Forum: Using Fedora 30th October 2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,493
Posted By JohnVV
Re: NVIDIA drivers and screen issues

the development files are not installed by default
i would USE the nvidia kmod in the fedora repos
that is the EASIEST AND BEST way for a "new to linux" person to install the driver

PLEASE...
Forum: Using Fedora 30th October 2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,840
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Wot? No jpegs?

what exactly jpeg wise is installed >

su -
rpm -qa | grep jpg
-----
rpm -qa | grep jpeg
and
yum search jpeg
Forum: Using Fedora 29th October 2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,142
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Firefox Menu text color unreadable.

no bug

i use a BLACK desktop and custom firefox dark theme
create the usercss file as ABOVE

not every site fallows the ISO w3 rules
nor do all the pages even on the same site
Forum: Using Fedora 29th October 2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,760
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Installing new web browser

It would REALLY help if you were to inform us as to
WHAT browser you are using now ?
and
What browser you want to install ?
Forum: Linux Chat 29th October 2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,569
Posted By JohnVV
Re: I am goin to run kali linux from a microSD inserted into a MicroSD to USB convert

you do know you do not need "special" software to make a bootable LIVE usb ( even if it is a sd in an adapter )
however there might be issues with that

Kali is a LIVE operating system
meant...
Forum: F21 Development Forum 29th October 2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,396
Posted By JohnVV
Re: RPMFusion nVidia Drivers Don't Work with F21B RC1

well there is how it is supposed to work
then there is ho MICROSOFT'S version of it works

but that is for a different thread

as i recall, it needs the MICROSOFT key. The one made by them .
Forum: F21 Development Forum 28th October 2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,396
Posted By JohnVV
Re: RPMFusion nVidia Drivers Don't Work with F21B RC1

you are aware that the testing ONLY f21 BETA Release candidate 1
might not yet work with the kmod

it is after all still in the TESTING stage

i would use the Nvidia.run for your card

as...
Forum: EOL (End Of Life) Versions 2nd October 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,123
Posted By JohnVV
Re: fedora12

Fedora 12 is long dead and supposed to be buried "6 ft under"
R.I.P.
install the CURRENT fedora 20
Forum: Wibble 16th July 2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,164
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Huge Meteorite on Mars Discovered by NASA's Curiosity Rover

not very new
back on May 28 this was known
http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=666

images from back then
SOL 640...
Forum: Using Fedora 16th July 2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,719
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Yum problem with python

this is one of the reasons that you should NEVER use the " -y" option
that is the --
" say YES to EVERYTHING and do not tell me first , just DO IT and do not tell me " OPTION

get out of the...
Forum: Using Fedora 9th July 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,100
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Installation of Fedora DVD

you can not put 4.3 gigs on a 4 gig thumb drive

and you would NOT be installing ALL 4.3 gig of the dvd any way
as in
you likely would NOT install ALL of the desktops
gnome
kde
xfce
lxde...
Forum: Using Fedora 9th July 2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,601
Posted By JohnVV
Re: GTK3 Firefox dark theme issues

i have used black themes for over 10 years
a lot of sites have issues

Mostly with text areas for typing

this site works well
light gray text on a #303030 background
others however ........
Forum: Using Fedora 9th July 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,100
Posted By JohnVV
Re: Installation of Fedora DVD

on the download page are links to different "live" images
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all
Forum: Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 7th July 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
Posted By JohnVV
Re: New install of AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm won't Execute

use the adobe repo
and install the 32bit reader using yum

that way ALL the prerequisites are also installed
the 64 bit Fedora 20 will NEED a ton of 32 bit software to run it .
Forum: Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 7th July 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,998
Posted By JohnVV
Re: New install of AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i486linux_enu.rpm won't Execute

So is this the rpm from the adobe repo ?
if so

have you tried running "strace" on it ?


strace acroread &> acroreadTEST.txt
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