Tag: fedora

  • Journal-brief now in Fedora

    The journal-brief package is now available in Fedora (22+)! Also, the 1.1.2 release adds a ‘systemd’ output format to report on failed systemd units: $ journal-brief -o systemd Failed systemd units: 7 x NetworkManager.service 33 x abrtd.service 1 x configure-printer@usb-001-008.service 1 x dnf-makecache.service […] For more about journal-brief visit the GitHub page.

  • Using journal-brief to watch for errors

    It’s pretty easy to see what error messages have been logged on a machine with systemd installed: just run journalctl -p err. But this will show you all of the messages of priority “err” or higher, starting from the beginning of the log. What if you only want the most recent ones? Again, that’s pretty […]

  • Headless encrypted boot with Fedora Server

    Here is a recipe for using encrypted boot on a Fedora Server system that does not have a monitor or keyboard attached during normal use. I’ll use Fedora 21 Server, and will have a dedicated encrypted volume group for data but leave the main operating system volume group unencrypted. The encryption key will be stored […]

  • Typing breaks in GNOME

    For quite a while now I’ve used the drwright application to configure typing breaks. Once every so often, the desktop would refuse keyboard input and tell me to go and walk around for a few minutes instead. This helps to prevent RSI and other problems. Since Fedora 19, though, drwright is no longer usable. No […]

  • Session printing

    There has been a discussion on the Fedora devel mailing list recently about user session printing: why that might be useful, and in what circumstances it makes sense. Where I can see it can make some sense to have printing entirely in the user session is for PDF printing to smart services hosted elsewhere: e.g. […]