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Old 08-18-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Where did the configuration files go?

I have been using Fedora Core 6 off and on for awhile. I could not update it so I downloaded and installed Fedora core 13. A lot of things seem to be missing compared to the earlier package: I cannot get a response to "Detect Monitor" and I do not have any choices with better screen resolution than 800 x 600. The file /etc/X11/xorg.conf does not exist. I have used this in the past to control the resolution although I have generally used the gui stuff to accomplish all the tasks up to this time.

I also do not find a "services" menu item where I can get ssh and web server working.

I suspect I need to download some more software to get all this stuff working again but I do not know which packages I need. I am not an expert on Linux and am trying to learn it. On the older version of fedora I had these things working well.

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

Old 08-18-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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instead of services use /etc/init.d/<service> <action> (ie /etc/init.d/sshd start), going from Fedora 6 to 13 sounds like a heck of a jump, I wouldn't really even want to consider how badly out of sync some things may have gone... however you could use find or locate to find some things... if yum still works try downloading locate, it should install two commands, locate and updatedb (will need root privs to run updatedb). updatedb will make a database of all the files you have to help locate things a bit faster then manually doing finds for everything.

I think re-installation might be one of the options I would offer up, to fedora 13. Just back up all your important data first if you decide this path might be better for you...

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# yum install mlocate

.. will provide '/usr/bin/locate' and '/usr/bin/updatedb'

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I tried the command line string to start the ssh. That worked fine.

I will try the locate command today and see what happens.

Thanks for the suggestions.

I still wonder why I don't get a big list of monitors to choose from as I did with FC6.



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