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Tip for Gnome Shell

English Meta-key (Windows or Apple logo key) on Gnome Shell is very useful for this trick:  Point the cursor on an application (for example, a browser)  Hold the Meta-key and press either left or right arrow key set the application windows to either left or right of the half-screen  Wile still holding the Meta-key, press up to maximize the window of application. Français La touche Meta (logo Windows ou Apple selon les claviers) est très utile sur Gnome Shell avec cette astuce: Pointer le curseur sur une application (par exemple, editeur de texte) Enfoncer la touche Meta et appuyer soit la touche flèche gauche ou droite ce qui placera la fenêtre selon la direction choisi de la moiti&eacut; de l'&eacut;cran. Toujours en tenant la touche enfoncé, appuyer la flèche haute pour maximiser la fenêtre.

Upgrade to Fedora 17 Beta

Desktop CPU: AMD Phenom II(tm) X4 Processor 940 AM2+ Memory: 8GB DDR2-RAM GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 v2 Preupgrade failed due to a bug related to anaconda. I downloaded the DVD version of Fedora 17 Beta RC4 and attempt to upgrade the system. It turned out nouveau driver is broken for Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 v2 forcing the use of vesa driver. As a result, Gnome Shell ran on fallback mode until I installed Nvidia driver from rpmfusion repository. Laptop Toshiba Satellite C650D APU: AMD E-350 with Radeon 6310 Running preupgrade was smooth. The newer kernel seems to resolve a battery consumption issue.

Tips for network scanning issue for HP all-in-one printers

English Thanks to two people (VICODAN and tflink) from #fedora-qa helping me resolving the networked scanning issue with HP all-in-one printer, it turned out that hpaio driver name was missing in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf despite the installation on libsane-hpaio package. Once added, scanning applications like simple-scan will automatically detect a network scanner. French Grâce à VICODAN et tflink du canal #fedora-qa, j'ai pu résoudre le problème de réseau du numérisation (network scanner) des imprimantes HP type "all-in-one". Il s'est avéré que le pilote hpaio manquait dans le fichier /etc/sane.d/dll malgré l'installation du paquet libsane-hpaio. Une fois ajouté, les applications comme simple-scan pourront automatiquement détecter un numériseur en réseau.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Character Creation on Wine

Dowloaded Character Creation from Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2)  (not released yet) and installed via Wine version 1.5.1 from Fedora repository. The test was done on Phenom II X4 940 CPU powered with Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 v2 which replaced the aging Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS (if a Nouveau driver driver is interested to get that videocard, please contact me . The side effect was a much smoother navigation on Gnome Shell. With nouveau driver, PSO2 Character Creation is only rendered with a plain blue-grey sphere meaning the free and open source driver still has a way to go. For the first time in 2012, I installed the nvidia driver from RPM Fusion repository with its quirk . Hopefully, RPM Fusion team will find a way to automatically switch from nouveau to nvidia. Firing PSO character creation through Wine provides this result: Test was done in window mode at 1280x960. Wine is very impressive with its support to a recent Windows base games which could bring attentio