Fedora – My way back #1

Well it all came together quite nicely last night.  I’d backed up my machine and decided that I wasn’t going to dual boot, I was going to remove Windows completely and install Fedora 29 on the whole of my drive.  Scared the hell out of me, but hay, 2019 let’s do it.

The install went well, nothing major happened there, then realised now was time to figure out how to install the nvidia drivers.  I have a little GT 710, how hard could it be?

Well after reading this page – https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2015/fedora-nvidia-guide/ not hard at all, followed the instructions and boom, nvidia working fine.

I then realised that I’d potentially made a mistake, well not a mistake but something that I use on windows that I might have to give up on linux.  World of Warcraft.  Now I love to play this game and instantly thought, ooops am I going to have to give this up now?  Well as it happens no, I’m not.  Wine to the rescue.

Install wine, install the battle.net client.  Restore my World of Warcraft Folder to the main drive and run the app.  It’s not as smooth as the windows version, but i’m sure with a little tweak it’ll run fine.  To be honest it’s certainly playable which made me sigh with relief.  Yes I did play it for a bit.

What’s next?

  • update my ssh key in the fedora fas system
  • get back into #fedora-uk on irc.freenode.net [I’m MooDoo]
  • update my wiki page
  • say hello to all my buddies in the Fedora world

Part 2 coming soon……



Fedora – I’m coming back…..

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything Fedora, but I’ve decided that my sabbatical has to end.  With this in mind, I’m going to start slowly coming back to the Fedora ecosystem, it’ll be slow to start with, but I’ve missed it, I need to come back.  I hope you’ll have me.

See you soon.

My info if you’re interested :



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Upgrading Fedora 27 to 28

I upgraded my laptop from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 last night and I’ve got to say it’s was one of the most painless upgrades I’ve ever done.  Here’s how I did it.

1, Make sure you’re system is backed up and has all the most recent packages [I’m not responsible for a hosed system if this doesn’t work for you

dnf upgrade --refresh

2, Install the dnf upgrade plugin

dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

3, Start the upgrade [Please note this will only download the packages, it won’t install them

dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28

4, Start the upgrade process

dnf system-upgrade reboot

Your system will reboot and start the upgrade process, depending on the speed of your system it might take awhile.

If you have any problems you might have to disable third party repos you have installed on your computer.


Fedora 27 Coloured Bash prompt

For my information, but others might find it useful.

To get this prompt


Add the following line to your .bashrc file

PS1=”[\[\033[1;31m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\h \W]\\$ ”

To get this colour at the root prompt


Add this to the root .bashrc prompt

PS1=”[\[\033[1;32m\]\u\[\033[0m\]@\h \W]\\$ ”

The actual color code is “1;31″ inside the PS1 variable. The 1 says make it ”’bold”’ and the 31 says the color red.

1;30 Black

1;31 Red

1;32 Green

1;33 Yellow

1;34 Blue

1;35 Magenta

1;36 Cyan

1;37 White (Don’t think white would show up too well on this page)

/happy new year

Hello, welcome, how are you ?

It’s a day or so late, but I wanted to wish every one a happy new year. 2017 was a very busy year and I suspect 2018 will equally be as busy, but I wanted to extend a hand and say Hi, how are you ?

Feel free to come say hello. Nothing very exciting here, but a good ear is sometimes all that’s required.

Enjoy 2018, I hope to see some of you real soon.

nmap + zenmap + fedora

I’ve just tried to install nmap and zenmap on Fedora 27, I thought it would be as simple as

dnf install nmap zenmap

well no, zenmap isn’t found, a quick search on google and it’s actually nmap-frontend

so for my records, and anyone out there that wants to install nmap and it’s front end on Fedora 27

dnf install nmap nmap-frontend

You’re welcome.