This will refresh the repodata with version 26 and then install/upgrade 1000+ RPMS to proceed.  Once it’s done, reboot and pray your system comes back up.  But if you’re like me and running Nvidia graphics card than when you reboot your system will probably hang after the grub menu.  It is advisable that you go grab the latest Nvidia driver ahead of time, unless of course, you like running out of run-level 3 or single user mode.

Here’s a good guide to follow on updating the Nvidia drivers for your new kernel.

On this note, I usually exclude any new kernels from downloading when updating just to avoid the nvidia mess.  To exclude using dnf.

Add to /etc/dnf/dnf.conf under [main] section:




Say wanted to list out all the dates in December using 01 to 31.

If you just did

This would list 1 to 9 without the zero in front.  To fix this do:

Wanted to translate two-digit years into 4 digit years for the 1900s only.

Two digits were getting written as 35-37 or 40-50 in the spreadsheet.  This needed to be translated to 1935 1936 1937 or 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950.


By creating a file named ‘years’ with two-digit years on each line.

67 80

55 60

45 50


Wanted to have Excel do this automatically.  But for now, I’m just using this method and copy/pasting results into the spreadsheet.   If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.