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Old 03-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Personalising Fedora 10


I have a fresh install of Fedora 10 and there are a few things i'd like to know how to do.

How can I start MySQL as soon as I log on to the computer (even if I log on in init 3)? Oh that leads me to my next question... How can I disable SELinux because it is starting to annoy me? Also how can I start my web server when I log on? I think it's xampp.

Another thing... When I turn on the computer I do not go straight into the GUI, I stay in the CLI. That is the way I want it. But is it possible to personalise this area a bit. For example make the font size smaller because it's massive? Another problem that I have been having is in that area every few seconds a line of text appears similar to this:
 eth0: auto-negotiating...
I can't remember the exact wording though. Does anyone know how I can get rid of that permenantly because it's quite annoying.

Thanks for all help
Old 03-24-2009, 05:50 PM   #2
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You can make mysql start at boot time by running as root:
chkconfig add mysql
or by activating the service in the GUI control panel of your distribution (make sure to activate it for all run levels).

Edit file /etc/selinux/config (as root) to disable it completely - the file has by default usage infos.

Running a Google search with "customizing shell bash" will list good results. You need to sort out what changes you actually want to make.

The "auto-negotiating..." problem: this is not a typical issue for any distribution. One of your tools tries to do something on the network without success. You need to read the exact error message and trace down the tool that causes it.

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the helpfull reply. I will take down the exact message and if I can't find a google solution I will post it here!
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setting mysql to start on all run levels
in System / Administration / Services
just set it to run in all levels 2, 3 ,4, 5

If you are running a web sever I strongly suggest you DO NOT TURN OFF SELINUX learn how to configure it .
what does this mean
because it is starting to annoy me
so dose running " su -" annoy you , do you log in as root to avoid this .
turning it off ( SELinux ) would be like turning off the firewall or setting ssh to use no password


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