Create a new directory.

(any directory name will work)

Copy your new fonts into that directory, they should have the extension *.ttf

To make all these new fonts updated to the system run.

That’s it.

I have a very old Nvidia card (8800GTX), using yum to attempt to install video drivers proves to make my system not boot. Fun.

Download your drivers from here

To install you can’t be running X windows so you will need to log-out and drop to run level 3 or just reboot the system into run level 3.

Using Fedora 21, boot system to grub2, hit ‘e’ (edit).. find the linux line and hit your ‘end’ key to goto the end of the linux and type ‘3’ (for run level 3)

then either hit F10 or cntl-x… if all goes correct then you will be looking at login prompt without the gui.

Enter in your user/pass, change directory to the place that you downloaded the driver..  ~/Downloads.  You may need to set the permissions .

Let that run, and once that is done, you can reboot.

Hopefully that goes smoothly and you should be looking at the gui login prompt, if not, then boot the system into run level 3 again and start troubleshooting.  Hopefully you have another system you can use to help troubleshoot or I’d just un-install the nvidia driver.


Crashplan has an auto-update feature built into it’s software, which is a good thing except that Crashplan on a headless QNAP box will start failing when this happens.   If the package maintainer would update the QNAP package when this happens this wouldn’t become a problem.  But I’ve yet to see this ever happen.

Here’s the fix.

You will notice an upgrade directory in your root Crashplan directory, my default directory is /share/MD0_DATA/.qpkg/CrashPlan/upgrade.  If your directory is anything like mine, you will have a bunch of directories with #s on them…these are all the failed automatic upgrades the Crashplan attempted to perform and has failed.  I didn’t even noticed it was failing until my weekly email came out from Code42 and noticed my backups have been failing for about a week due to this.

First stop crashplan on your Qnap,

Find the last failed attempt..

cd into the last one listed.

In this directory you will find two jar files, c42_protolib.jar and com.backup42.desktop.jar .

(make note of this directory as we will be needing this in a second..)

Now jump over to the main default CrashPlan lib directory, mine is in


Need to copy the two jar files listed above into this lib directory, but first make backups of these files..

Once these are copied, now restart crashplan.

Now re-open your Crashplan client that runs over the SSH tunnel and viola.. you should be good to go..  It should be scanning for changed files to back up.

Once you have verfied this is working again, then remember to clean up the upgrade directory .. you can remove all those numbered directories.


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