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Old 03-07-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question A few problems here as an extreme noob


Hey guys

Well I've managed to install Fedora Core 1 without my machine going nuclear but now the questions are starting to arise that I just can't answer. I'm a Microsoft user really wanting a change and I hope I can get past the frustration stage of Linux soon because im going bald fast. My problems are this...
1) Where is the equivalent of windows explorer
2) Why can I not get this friggin Flash plugin to work
3) How do I uninstall a package so that I can reinstall it ( this is because the flash plugin says it is installed but when i goto a webpage that uses flash I get a pop up saying that I don't have the plug in would l like to download it, I say yes it downloads I extract it and assume it is installed but no go) I also installed the flash plug in for FEDORA Core 1 and that is the one that says I have it but refuses to work
4) I'm doing all these updates ya know right after a fresh install and of course there are alot of them, So i clicked on select all and clicked forward and I was off and running getting updates..Well until i keep getting these pop ups that ask me "The package postgresql-libs-7.3.4-11 does not have a valid GPG signature.
It has been tampered with or corrupted. Continue?" Now these are files im getting from teh redhat network and there have been about ten of them that state the same thing.
5) I have a maxtor 80 gig external drive plugged in via Firewire and I am not able to see it in the device manager, why is it not there and how do i get it there.....

Sorry for the hammering guys but if I can't get past some of these simplistic issues with Linux I have to ask myself why am i switching only to cause myself more headaches...Please guide me in the right direction so I can get past this phase of linux newbieness.

Sincerely:



...moved to the Linux - Newbie forum

Last edited by mcleodnine; 03-07-2004 at 12:33 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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1) What desktop manager are you using... In GNOME you use Nautilus (unless RedHat changed that too...) as a file manager (aka something like Windows Explorer) and in KDE you use Konqueror (which is exactly like Windows Explorer--a web-browser/file manager). On a side note, you had better get used to command lines--they're your best friends in Linux (more stuff than you would think doesn't have a GUI interface... sorry. Either browse a nice website like this one or read a good book like Linux for Windows Addicts to help you make the transistion.)
2) What problems are you having with the Flash Plugin, or better yet what browser are you using? It worked fine with Mozilla with no modifications...
3) You use the rpm uninstall command to remove packages in RedHat (read the man page for the exact command, its been too long since I used Redhat--Slackware forever!). I also believe it has a reinstall feature.
4) It could be that they were corrupted during download... or the copies on the mirror are messed up. Don't install anything that is marked as corrupted unless you KNOW its not. Also upgrades in Linux aren't that essential unless there is a bug that needs fixing.
5) Linux support of firewire is iffy at best... sorry my man... USB 2 works however so if you HD does USB 2 as well, try that.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:39 AM   #3
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About the ieee1394 drive.
As root in the console, type in lsmod. This will list the loaded kernel modules.
Do the modules ohci-hd, ieee1394, sg, scsi-mod, sr-mod,ehci-hcd, uhci-hcd show up?

Look in the /lib directory
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/
Does the ieee1394 subdirectory exist.
You man need to install the libraw1394 package.
You can find it here.
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html

good luck, hope this helps.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:52 AM   #4
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About the ieee1394 drive.
As root in the console, type in lsmod. This will list the loaded kernel modules.
Do the modules ohci-hd, ieee1394, sg, scsi-mod, sr-mod,ehci-hcd, uhci-hcd show up?

Look in the /lib directory
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/
Does the ieee1394 subdirectory exist.
You may need to install the libraw1394 package.
You can find it here.
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html

About getting the flash plugin installed. Your best bet may be to select the rpm from the macrovision site for the mozilla pluggin. Here is a shortcut you could try.
http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/a....79-2.i386.rpm
Then from konqueror select Setting->configure->plugins
click on the scan for plugins button.

good luck, hope this helps.

p.s. I went through the process of installing Flash Player 6 for mozilla, and scanning for it in konqueror. It works for me on my Mandrake Linux box.
I tested it here http://www.redbullcopilot.com/

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-07-2004 at 02:01 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jschiwal
[B]About the ieee1394 drive.
As root in the console, type in lsmod. This will list the loaded kernel modules.
Do the modules ohci-hd, ieee1394, sg, scsi-mod, sr-mod,ehci-hcd, uhci-hcd show up?

I'm assuming when you say console you mean the terminal and to be logged on as the root account. Also, when i just type in lsmod it says (bash: lsmod: command not found)


Quote:
Look in the /lib directory
/lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/
Does the ieee1394 subdirectory exist.

Can you tell me how to get to the lib directory



Quote:
About getting the flash plugin installed. Your best bet may be to select the rpm from the macrovision site for the mozilla pluggin. Here is a shortcut you could try.
http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/a....79-2.i386.rpm
Then from konqueror select Setting->configure->plugins
click on the scan for plugins button.


I'm assuming one more time but I believe Konqueror is the control center is this correct?


Laslty i did try toinstall the package you had mentioned for the iee1394 but when i did i received an error message stating Packages Not Found

The following packages could not be found on your system. Installation cannot continue until they are installed. atrpms and libraw1394

Last edited by Raggit; 03-07-2004 at 04:08 PM.
 
  


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