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  • Enabling the centos repos picks up gnome as a group, but not xfce, nor the missing rpms. On the Centos list it was suggested I add epel. Adding epel only adds the pulseaudio-plugin; nothing else.

    So it appears that Centos7 itself is broken WRT Xcfe at some level of brokeness. Now I have to decide if I install Xfce as it is and continue to make noise about it on the Centos list, or punt back to gnome.

    ClearOS has been the only platform for some time with a GUI running Gnome here. All else have moved to Xfce. Like its lower memory and power usage.

  • Configuring a wireless interface as an Access Point

    My Zotac nano ad12 has a

    Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

    I waht to set this up as an access point. Does ClearOS7 directly support setting this up or do I go the manual route with hostapd?

    I only see old posts here about hostapd; nothing current.


  • I am attempting to install the Xfce desktop. From a Centos7-x64 system We have:

    > yum group info Xfce
    Group: Xfce
    Group-Id: xfce-desktop
    Description: A lightweight desktop environment that works well on low end machines.
    Mandatory Packages:
    Default Packages:
    Optional Packages:
    Conditional Packages:

    CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core)

    When I clean this up into a file xfce.lst and run:

    yum install $(cat xfce.lst | tr '\n' ' ')

    I see the following warnings:

    No package xfce-utils available.
    No package NetworkManager-gnome available.
    No package leafpad available.
    No package xfce4-icon-theme available.
    Package xfce4-mixer is obsoleted by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin, trying to install xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.4-4.el7.x86_64 instead
    No package xfwm4-theme-nodoka available.

    I like leafpad, and some of those others look valuable. Can someone help me out with these?


  • Robert Moskowitz
    Robert Moskowitz replied to a discussion, Customizing smb.conf

    OK. I added the include and restarted smb with no problems.

    I have had the 2 [general] sections in my ClearOS6 server for 4+ years and the 'net time set' command seems to work just fine on my XP clients. It did not work before I added that extra bit.


  • Adding vncserver and gnome desktop

    On my ClearOS6 server I installed gnome and vncserver for a remote desktop access. I have often found it valuable, I use it maybe once or twice a month. I see two scripts on the system that I believed I used for gnome setup:

    # cat ginstall
    yum --enablerepo=clearos-core,clearos-epel install gnome-desktop gnome-panel gnome-applets gnome-screensaver gnome-system-monitor nautilus-open-terminal gnome-backgrounds gnome-common gnome-disk-utility gnome-system-log gnome-utils system-config-date system-config-services nautilus-actions

    # cat gedit.1
    gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides
    "{'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <0>}"

    Does the first 'look right' for adding gnome for ClearOS7? As you do not provide a Gnome Desktop group to install.

    I really can't remember what the second was for. I will probably have to ask over on the Centos or Fedora list..

    Then I have to figure out how to install, config, vncserver for 7.

    Of course if there was an 'easy' way to configure Xfce instead, as that is what I use on all of my Fedora systems....

  • Robert Moskowitz
    Robert Moskowitz started a new discussion, Customizing smb.conf

    Customizing smb.conf

    I want to add some extras to smb.conf. On my ClearOS6 server I have the line in smb.conf of:

    include = /etc/samba/extras.conf

    In there I have a couple items, for example:

    # General
    time server = yes

    And a couple shares with options that flexshare does not allow.

    How can I safely add this include line into smb.conf so that anything I do in the console does not overwrite smb.conf and drop the extras.conf include?


  • Robert Moskowitz

    Well, I don't have any idea what set the auto updater, which did not update all updatedable modules (unless there was a big update after 3am EDT). So I turned it off.

    But that was not enough as in had to enable the update repo in clearos.repo to get the matching version of app-certificate-manager.

    All is good now and flexshares is installed.


  • Robert Moskowitz

    Exactly. My system, thanks to updates has a later version of app-certificate-manager-core than what version of app-certificate-manager Flexshare is trying to install.

    In fact when I try to just install app-certificate-manager I see:

    # yum install app-certificate-manager
    Loaded plugins: clearcenter-marketplace, fastestmirror
    ClearCenter Marketplace: fetching repositories...
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * clearos:
    * clearos-centos-verified:
    * clearos-contribs:
    * clearos-epel-verified:
    * clearos-fast-updates:
    * clearos-infra:
    * clearos-verified:
    * private-clearcenter-dyndns:
    * private-clearcenter-verified-updates:
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package app-certificate-manager.noarch 1:2.3.22-1.v7 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.22-1.v7 for package: 1:app-certificate-manager-2.3.22-1.v7.noarch
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: 1:app-certificate-manager-2.3.22-1.v7.noarch (clearos-verified)
    Requires: app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.22-1.v7
    Installed: 1:app-certificate-manager-core-2.3.27-1.v7.noarch (@clearos-updates)
    app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.27-1.v7
    Available: 1:app-certificate-manager-core-2.3.3-1.v7.noarch (clearos)
    app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.3-1.v7
    Available: 1:app-certificate-manager-core-2.3.22-1.v7.noarch (clearos-verified)
    app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.22-1.v7
    You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

    So it looks app-certificate-manager-core was updated in the repo, but app-certificate-manager was not.

    Someone needs to rev app-certificate-manager and move it to the repo.

  • Robert Moskowitz
    Robert Moskowitz started a new discussion, Install of Flexshare failed

    Install of Flexshare failed

    Just figured out that I need to install Flexshare (It was 4+ years ago I set up ClearOS6, and don't remember installing Samba and Flexshare from marketplace, but oh well).

    I has run 'yum update' this morning to get the system working. When I did the install of Flexshare from the marketplace I got the error:

    Exception: [u'ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:', 'app-certificate-manager-core = 1:2.3.22-1.v7 is needed by app-certificate-manager-1:2.3.22-1.v7.noarch']

    I see in /var/log/yum.log:

    May 22 03:04:22 Updated: 1:app-certificate-manager-core-2.3.27-1.v7.noarch

    So this was one of the modules auto installed last night, not what I installed via yum update.

  • Robert Moskowitz
    Robert Moskowitz's reply was accepted as an answer

    Re: Blank screen on dashboard


    Last night there was a update of some modules. I ran 'yum update', got some 60 modules, rebooted, and the login screen came up.

    So there is a problem with the auto updater on first install at least before registration.