Monday, September 22, 2008

Mouse broke in Fedora 9? Here's a fix!

Last Friday, I was greeted by the unfortunately behaviour that my mouse stopped working. I checked my yum logs, and the culprit looked to be some recent updates to Xorg.

Looks like I guessed correctly. Someone was nice enough to post details about the problem, and how to fix it.

Thank you twilightomni!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Changing the gnome-keyring-password on Fedora 9

Fedora 9 improved its integration with the Gnome Keyring Manager over Fedora 8, in that your login password is used to automatically unlock the login keyring.

Which works great... until you change your login password. Changing the keyring password is similar to what one would do on Ubuntu, but a bit different.

  1. Install seamonkey
    sudo yum -y install seamonkey
  2. Run it
  3. Edit->Preferences->Password Keyrings
  4. Select the 'login' keyring, and click 'Change Unlock Password'