LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-28-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
~zoey~
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: South Dakota
Distribution: ubuntu & PCLOS
Posts: 119

Rep: Reputation: 15
Wink A Happy Problem?


I got the new motherboard installed and got my newer computer up running again, which is all to the good.

The problem that I am having is that this computer takes i686 rpms and there aren't many out there for Fedora Core 2.

I read somewhere that I can use i386 rpms anyway. Does this forum agree with that? That's if I am able to figure out how to do the configuring to use them!

I am having one heck of a time getting firefox installed and I think that I need to be able to use yum or apt or synaptic or something for help. I probably need to use i386 rpms to do that.

Thanks, zoey
 
Old 09-29-2004, 01:17 AM   #2
aiims1777
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Kubuntu Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft;Red Hat Linux 9 Personal Edition
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
You can use i386 rpms on an i686 machine.
Better still use yum which is pre-installed in Fedora Core 2. At the command prompt type yum install package_name.For example, to install firefox type
yum install firefox
 
Old 09-29-2004, 01:24 AM   #3
Lenin.Jello
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
yes you can use i386, and if you want to install firefox or other apps easily apt would be a good idea. To install apt...

ftp mirrors.kernel.org

login: anonymous
password: (just hit enter)

cd fedora.us
cd fedora
cd fedora
cd 2
cd i386
cd RPMS.stable
get apt-0.5.15cnc6-0.fdr.11.2.i386.rpm

exit

(now you are out of the ftp, go to where the file is: if in root :/root/ or if in user :/home/user/)

rpm -Uhv apt-0.5.15cnc6-0.fdr.11.2.i386.rpm

there you go now apt is installed
(now you need to choose mirrors)

apt-get update
(select all three options, then choose 1 mirror within each category)
(when done then...)
apt-get upgrade

*now apt is ready to go... how to use it:

apt-cache search filename (searches for a program)

apt-get install filename (installs program)

apt-get mirror-select (if you want to change the mirrors you chose before)

ex. apt-get install firefox

k enjoy linux

Last edited by Lenin.Jello; 09-29-2004 at 01:27 AM.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:29 AM   #4
~zoey~
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: South Dakota
Distribution: ubuntu & PCLOS
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Question New Problem

I have my Fedora Core 2 OS all updated using yum.

My problem is that I had to choose an application with which to use the i386 rpms instead of i686s. When I specified yum, it would seem that the system took me seriously. I can no longer open a rpm that has been downloaded to my home file. Double clicking or right clicking doesn't accomplish anything.

Is there a way to use yum to open and install a rpm that has been downloaded to the desktop? I have done searches, but I can't find anything abou t that.

Thanks, zoey
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:35 AM   #5
justin_p
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: slack 13; I've used it all :)
Posts: 433

Rep: Reputation: 30
yum is strictly a commandline tool. There is a way to associate an application. yum is used to update and install packages. Look at fedorafaq.org. Mess around with it a bit. Also, the whole i386 i686 thing is something i have questioned in the past. The way someone answered we is that the kernels are tuned so the rpm can be run an any kind of machine. Not sure that asnweres the mail, but it made sense to me.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 11:04 AM   #6
morrolan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester UK
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
There is a GUI for yum and it is very easy to install, although I haven't tried anything like associating rpm's with it.

http://cobind.com/yumgui.html

That might makes things *SLIGHTLY* easier for you, but I don't know if it will allow you to set it as the default application for RPM's.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 01:03 PM   #7
~zoey~
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: South Dakota
Distribution: ubuntu & PCLOS
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks a lot, you two, you have solved my problem.

I downloaded yumi, although I may not use it much. I do ok with the command line.

What I learned from the instructions for installing yumi is how to use yum to install a rpm from my home folder.

I cd to my rpm_tar folder then as root type rpm -Uvh filename .rpm and yum installs it.

Yum doesn't do a search for dependencies, but it does list them if there are any.

Now if I could just get my video driver problem figured out I would be all set!

Thanks again, zoey
 
Old 10-01-2004, 01:13 PM   #8
justin_p
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: slack 13; I've used it all :)
Posts: 433

Rep: Reputation: 30
what is the video card issue?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:44 PM   #9
~zoey~
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: South Dakota
Distribution: ubuntu & PCLOS
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Last week I installed Fedora Core 2 on a computer with a new motherboard that has intergrated Intel Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB dvm.

Grub is my bootloader and it works fine, but more than half of the time instead of the GUI with gnome, I get vertical colored stripes. I can't get any keyboard response at that point, so I have to do a rough restart. It can take up to 4 restarts before the GUI comes up. Once that happens, everthing works fine.

I think that it might be a driver issue, but since I have been using Linux for about 2 months, I have a lot to learn, and am not sure what is going on.

I have tried contacting Intel via email, but I haven't gotten any help there. I have much more faith in this forum. I think that it would be very difficult for a lot of 'newbies' to get anywhere without the help of forums like this one.

Thanks, zoey

Last edited by ~zoey~; 10-01-2004 at 02:45 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am happy to be here Riadgoas LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 4 09-21-2005 08:07 PM
Happy to be here appasamy LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 5 12-31-2004 09:20 PM
Just happy again ... :) Tinkster Slackware 1 12-09-2003 04:47 AM
Time To Sing The "Happy Happy Joy Joy" Song! KungFuHamster General 8 06-25-2003 02:59 PM
Happy Happy Birthday To... super_me General 20 06-04-2002 07:44 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration