Long overdue list of Fedora 18 fixes

by rgrunber

I meant to post this long ago (actually maybe a week or two after the release of Fedora 18, but only got around to it now). Maybe I should have made a New Year’s resolution to blog more consistently.

These are just a small list of Fedora 18 issues I ran into during the first few days of usage. Afterwards things proceeded smoothly.

Horizontal Scrolling Not Enabled

The ‘Mouse and Touchpad’ preferences did not seem to have the option available anymore so it was necessary to do :

$ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad horiz-scroll-enabled
false
$
$ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad horiz-scroll-enabled true
$

<Super> is the mouse modifier instead of <Alt> (Drag windows around)

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier
'<Super>'
$

You could try getting used to using <Super> or switch it back.. the choice is yours.

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier '<Alt>'
$

Rhythmbox doesn’t play music (Abrt seems to show that it crashed, yet it remains open without having loaded the specified file.)

The solution was to remove .gstreamer-0.10/registry.${arch}.bin . After it was re-generated music files played as expected.

Eclipse Related

I’ve run into Bug 907559 which seems pretty minor but it can still be annoying.

Bugs 903352 and 906556 show how one small change to a theme can have a huge impact.

As it turns out these are all related to, and fixed by an update to gnome-themes-standard.

I’m sure there’s going to be some more Eclipse issues, but it’s great to see these being fixed in such a timely manner.

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