December 7th Fedora update breaks PackageKit, gives failed to get a TID Error

Well I’d just shifted to Fedora couple of days ago, and yesterday I’d applied the latest updates. Later on I thought I’ll explore the system a bit and decided to use the package manager KPackageKit (I’m on KDE). KPackageKit though, was not returning any packages. I thought I might have screwed up KPackgeKit, so I…

[How-To] Enable Auto-Mounting of External Drives In openSUSE 11

Due to weird-ass PolicyKit rules, you may not be able to mount external drives – such as USB Hard drives, Pen drives, or other mass storage drives. while the drive gets recognised, on trying to mount you’ll end up with this error: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <– (action, result) This is because of a PolicyKit rule, which…

My Laptop Chronicles: How Fate has decided that I SHOULD NOT get a lappy ASAP

Mega Post ahead: You have been warned! There’s something called fate. Answers.com defines it as “fate (fät) pronunciation n. 1. The supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events. 2. The inevitable events predestined by this force. 3. A final result or consequence; an outcome. 4. Unfavorable destiny; doom.” The past few days have convinced…