Saturday, December 14, 2013

Updating Fedora 17 to 20

To update, the recommended method is using fedup. Pretty straight forward. I was using the LXDE spin.

The only issue I had is that after the upgrade I got the console login. The runlevel was right though (5 not 3). For some reason there was no display manager in the systemd configuration.
ln -s /lib/systemd/system/lxdm.service /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service
solved the issue.

* Update *

A few more issues to be solved:

1. If you are getting polkit errors uncheck LXPolkit from Preferences -> Desktop Session Settings.

2. There is a bug somewhere causing issues with pulse audio when you switch users. My solution was  to edit /usr/bin/startlxde and add  

as the very first command. Logout and in and problems should be gone!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Internet offline - captive portal

A demonstration of redirecting users to an offline page when the internet connection is down. This is done using the ip-up/down scripts of pppd, memcached and iptables.

Only makes sense to watch in HD and full screen.