Category: Fixes

Installing Linode Longview on Fedora 28

This post talks about how you can install Linode Longview on Fedora 28. Why doesn’t the standard instructions work? It turns out that you cannot just install Linode Longview on Fedora 28 as it isn’t a supported operating system. When running the automatic install script the following error will appear. Failed to synchronize cache for

Veracrypt Error device-mapper: reload ioctl Error Fixed

When trying to mount an encrypted drive using Veracrypt I encountered this error: chewett@bunker-master2:/mnt$ veracrypt /dev/sdc1 gen500 Enter password for /dev/sdc1: Enter PIM for /dev/sdc1: Enter keyfile [none]: Protect hidden volume (if any)? (y=Yes/n=No) [No]: Error: device-mapper: reload ioctl on veracrypt2_0 failed: No such file or directory I did some research and found out that

Install Virtualbox guest additions on Fedora 21 XFCE

Installing via the normal route didn’t work and meant I couldn’t easily resize the screen. Doing the below allowed me to use the resize easily. Install rpmfusion on fedora run `sudo yum install akmod-VirtualBox VirtualBox-guest` run `cd /usr/src/akmods` run `sudo rpm -ivh VirtualBox-*.rpm` Once this was installed, rebooting will give you access to shared folders and fullscreen mode

Selection/Click and drag doesnt work in Gmail – Opera

In opera normally click and drag or selection doesn’t work. This is because in opera Gmail serves up some CSS that breaks the display and stops you clicking and dragging text. To fix this, you can enable opera’s list of JavaScript changes, to make popular sites work. This is done by visiting:

Could not access network location \Hewlett-Packard\\

When trying to install MySQL Server it failed with the message “Could not access network location \Hewlett-Packard\\” After some searching it turns out this is a common issue where HP have inserted a registry entry with the install path of “\Hewlett-Packard\\” which isnt a valid location. This can be resolved by removing this entry. This

Using Nvidia Optimus on Fedora

If your computer is recent and has an i3/i5/i7 intel core and a Nvidia graphics card it likely uses Optimus technology. This smart piece of software turns off the power-hungry Nvidia graphics card and runs most programs on the integrated intel graphics chip. In laptops this can save a lot of power. However this solution

Tile windows like Windows 7 on XFCE

Windows 7 has a really nice feature that lets you tile a window to the left or right of the screen, allowing easier placement. This is normally activated with the Windows-(left, right, up down) Arrow key combination. I had searched how to do this with XFCE for a while and today after upgrading to Fedora

XFCE Application Menu Icons Missing

After i installed Fedora 18 XFCE i found that it by default doesnt show the icons on the application menu. I normally navigate it by checking the images and not reading the words, so this inconvenienced me. On checking the properties I found that “Show icons in menu” was checked but it did not seem to