Fedora User Wiki

If you wasn’t aware, Fedora users can create their own user information page on a wiki.  Mine for example is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Paulmellors [please note that’s it’s currently pretty sparse]

One of the more interesting things on the page is my list of badges.  I’ll not explain what they are as you can read it here

To add a list of your badges to your wiki, all you need to add to the page is this

{{ #fedorabadges: paulmellors }}      just make sure you replace my username with your own and you’ll have all your hard earned shiny badges on your wiki. #funtimes

Alternatively, you can add an infobox that displays all your information [including badges], this is the wiki code for mine

{{Infobox user
|REAL-NAME= Paul RJ Mellors
|location= Nottingham, UK
|birthday= April 15, 1972
|fas-name= paulmellors
|email=paulmellors@fedoraproject.org
|irc-nick= MooDoo
|irc-channels= #fedora-ambassadors #fedora-uk #fedora-diversity #fedora-mktg #fedora-join}}

Now you can populate your wiki page with information that people might like to read, one way of getting to know you, you never know someone might like to buy you a beer one day……[hint hint] 😉

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Fedora 26 + i3 window manager

Hay, please ignore this post, it’s really for my own benefit as I tend to come back to my posts when I need information, in this instance it’s part of my config for the i3 window manager

# start a terminal
bindsym $mod+Return exec gnome-terminal

# thunar
bindsym $mod+t exec –no-startup-id thunar

# load nm-applet
exec –no-startup-id nm-applet

# load backdrop
exec -no-startup-id feh –bg-scale /home/paulmellors/Storage/wha.jpg

# Volume control
bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec –no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 0 +1%
bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume exec –no-startup-id pactl set-sink-volume 0 -1%
bindsym XF86AudioMute exec –no-startup-id pactl set-sink-mute 0 toggle

# lock screen
bindsym $mod+l exec –no-startup-id i3lock -i /home/paulmellors/Storage/locked.png

Ok that’ll do it 🙂

Is anyone else out there using the i3 WM?

Fedora 26 + Wireless + BCM43142

I have a laptop, it’s a Dell Inspiron 15 [3000 Series] who’s wireless doesn’t work out the box.

This is how I installed the driver to get it working.

1, check which model of Broadcome you have

[paulmellors@sheldon ~]$ lspci | grep Network
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
[paulmellors@sheldon ~]$

2. Install RPM Fusion for your system from here

3. Install broadcom-wl

[root@sheldon paulmellors]# dnf install broadcom-wl

Reboot, and your wireless should be available now.

I use the i3 window manager, so I had to also install the network-manager-applet so I could load nm-applet, but it worked once I’d added the comment to the i3 config.

Screenshot from 2017-09-05 10-56-56

 

Fear and Doubt

I’ve just watched a video from a guy called Leonard Kim, if you want to watch it then click HERE

One of the quotes I remember most is “really hard for me to get out of bed and try again” and I thought to myself that’s me.  No before you think uh hoh he’s going to do something stupid, it’s not quite [in my context] what it sounds like.  I’m not in his situation, I have the decent job, loving family and I’m generally quite happy, you should of seen my face at the Cromford Steam Rally, when a Lancaster bomber flew over with a Spitfire and Hurricane, BLISS!

What I’m referring to is the fear and doubt of trying something new, the doubt in your mind that when you have a go at something, you’re not confident in yourself and although you put 100% effort into it, a few days later you give up as you think you’re crap.  I’m sure I’m actually not the only one like this.  On the flip side, your friends approach you and ask you where your next video is as they enjoy them and noticed you’ve not been uploading in awhile.

What can you do to improve your mindset in a situation like this?  I really don’t know.  I suppose that I’d just need to do what Leonard Kim did when he published his first post.  Get past the shaking hands, the thoughts of being a constant failure and just “press the button”  Forget about what people think of you, forget that no one might see/comment or enjoy what you do, just do it for yourself and enjoy it.

I guess that writing this blog post has made a decision for me….Where’s that button?

 

Fedora participation

I was asked this question last week,

Therefore, at this point, we kindly ask that you should please inform us whether:
a) You’re an active ambassador mentor and currently available
b) You’re an active ambassador mentor, but currently unavailable
c) You’re an inactive ambassador mentor and wish to offer your place to someone else

And unfortunately I replied with

c) You’re an inactive ambassador mentor and wish to offer your place to someone else

My problem is time, I don’t have time for this any more and too be honest I lost all interest 😦

It’s not that I don’t love Fedora and it’s community, I just lost interest in it….Is that a problem with me or the community, I don’t know.

To be honest, it’s probably just me, all the people I’ve spoken to over the years and all the friends I’ve made are awesome, I can’t fault any one or anything I’ve just come to the end of my tether.  I really shouldn’t of reapplied for my mentorship in the first place 😦

If people want to contact me, then they are more than welcome as ever.

So long and thanks for all the fish…..

 

Ubuntu Upgrade *BUG*

Apparently when you upgrade Ubuntu from LTS to 16.10 [using do-release-upgrade], the network system stops working, in my case it was down to a specific file not being created at upgrade.

If you upgrade ubuntu from LTS to 16.10 and your ethernet stops working then make sure this file exists on your system, I bet it won’t

/etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf

If it doesn’t then create it using this method and then reboot

touch /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf

It’s a BUG marked as won’t fix 😦

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1638842