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Old 09-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to stop SElinux and other error reporting services?


Hi all.

I am using Fedora 17 with latest 3.5.3 kernel. I want to get rid of annoying error messages that are coming to my system. As I am a newbie in Linux, I can't simply troubleshoot all problems; and the automatic troubleshooters most of the time fail to solve and/or report problem. Presently i have no intention to send error reports to the Fedora Community.

So please give me a solution to disable error reporting/troubleshooting services (or at least run quietly in background, whichever is best) and I think SElinux is one of those services!

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Selinux trouble-shooter. Click "I would not like to receive alerts"

The ABRT, Not sure.
 
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Selinux trouble-shooter. Click "I would not like to receive alerts"

The ABRT, Not sure.
Thanks for the help. However, this stops that f***ing troubleshooter temporarily, is there any method/command to disable it?
And BTW, how can I use yum to fix if there are some problems in my distro and/or kernel?
 
Old 09-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Given this statement, I wouldn't recommend using Fedora. It's RedHat's bleeding edge R&D distro, so stuff like that is highly likely to happen.
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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Given this statement, I wouldn't recommend using Fedora. It's RedHat's bleeding edge R&D distro, so stuff like that is highly likely to happen.
I completely agree with you, dude! Most of the problems I get from linux is from the Fedora distro. Please suggest me another good one (considering I lived 10 years of my life with Windows, that's one reason I use Ubuntu), powerful and well-supported.
 
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Usually the first thing I do is turn off SeLinux. You can Google how to do that, or use the LQ search. (Basically selinux=disabled in the config file, reboot)

More interestingly, the only way I've been able to stop the ABRT error reporting, was to uninstall it.

Code:
yum remove abrt

or

yum remove abrt*
Dont remember which. Hope that helps, I stick with Fedora, it's nice to see the bleeding edge of Linux programs. And I don't mind troubleshooting.
 
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If you want a MSWin type experience, the Ubuntu variations and Mint seem to be the most popular (currently).
Have a good look around at www.distrowatch.com; you should be able to find some LiveCD editions.
These are versions that run entirely from CD/DVD, therefore you can try it out before installing it.
 
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you can use system-config-selinux (part of policycoreutils-gui package) to do this graphically or set the value of SELINUX in /etc/selinux/config to disabled
 
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RE SELinux; I wouldn't recommend turning it off normally (its there for a reason), but for distros like Fedora it may be necessary.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:17 AM   #10
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RE SELinux; I wouldn't recommend turning it off normally (its there for a reason), but for distros like Fedora it may be necessary.
Well I don't mind keeping SELinux and ABRT-like tools; I'd be really happy to do my bit of help by reporting a bug/trouble to the community (That was the sole reason I joined LQ; to get and give answers) in future (not always! ). But I am not much of sys developer but work majorly on high-level languages (e.g. C#, VB.NET or J2EE). I am a newbie and recently started understanding systems. For me, in Windows it was easier to some extent than Linux- though right now I'm a big fond of GNU/Linux world. But then again, I hate bugs!!

P.S. An error is n error, a bug is a bug- you may not want to show it, but still they generate, right? In my case, I don't want to see them! It annoys me.
 
Old 09-12-2012, 07:28 AM   #11
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If you want a MSWin type experience, the Ubuntu variations and Mint seem to be the most popular (currently).
Have a good look around at www.distrowatch.com; you should be able to find some LiveCD editions.
These are versions that run entirely from CD/DVD, therefore you can try it out before installing it.
Thanks a lot for the distro watch link, dude! There's a good list of distros I can try. By this time, I am planning to have a taste of
  • OpenSuse
  • Mandriva
  • Arach
  • Slackware in near future

What's your opinion about this priority list?

Thanks again (to you, and all others) for giving your precious time.
P.S. @chrism01 I already use Ubuntu 12.04 X86_64 along with Fedora as dual boot

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Hey guys,
Thank you all for helping me out to make some decisions about distros and my further footsteps towards linux. I FYI, I have disabled SELinux (special thanks to Basher52) and removed abrt with:

Code:
yum erase abrt*
Now I can spend more time on development than majorly OS troubleshooting.
 
  


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