Fedora 9 common problems

I needed to change my menu, consisting of my pages. This post seemed to be outdated as Fedora is in its 14th release. The old post:

No Sound when playing Flash in web browser in Fedora

Install the adobe repo:

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-\

Import the key and install the software:

rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
yum install flash-plugin libflashsupport

the libflashsupport will enable sound in your web browser

Why does not my Touch Pad work properly in Fedora 9?

They have disabled tapping in Fedora 9, you can enable it:

Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Added the following to the ServerLayout Section

InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"

Add a new section:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver      "synaptics"
Identifier  "TouchPad"
Option      "SendCoreEvents"
Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"

Log out and log in, tapping works just fine

If you want some more features like scroll with two fingers read: 

Tweak the touchpad on your laptop

Why can’t I install more than two kernels?

Many of you might have noticed that on Fedora 9 you cannot install more than two kernels by default. The moment you want to update your kernel it replaces the older one. Now this can be very problematic if the new kernel does not suite your system. Well for that follow these steps:

To keep more than 2 kernels

Edit /etc/yum.conf, change


Where is x tells the system the number of kernels you want.

NetworkManager fails to see wireless networks with Intel 3945 chipsets

This is a bug, only for Intel 3945 chipsets. Just add this line in /etc/modprobe.conf

options iwl3945 disable_hw_scan=1
Fedora 9 common problems

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