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Old 03-05-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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I need help


I bought acer aspire laptop sometime last year. its a small thing with no cd drive. i have a linux opperating system(?). i think it uses something called fedora..im not 100%. in the beginning i could download new software and updates. after a while some things required dependencies i didnt have. then the list of missing dependencies was huge. now it wont even open up the update thing, or new software thing. im lost. i know barely anything about computers. i could use some help.

THANKS

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hi,
Fedora does a lot of work concerning software lists and updates etc in the background. As a result, sometimes when you try and add new software or check for updates, the background process may block you and the updater will appear to have crashed.

Try leaving the laptop powered on and connected to the internet (via broadband , not dialup) - give it a while, if it's a year old there will be a substantial number of updates, patches etc. available. Might be best to just leave it on over-night and install whatever updates are available in the morning. You should also look for an option to "update software sources" as this will ensure that you are downloading the most relevant updates and packages. Also, when installing new packages, try to limit you selections to individual packages in order to minimise the number of dependencies and eliminate the possible of package conflicts

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:00 PM   #3
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so i leave it on overnight,ok. but do i leave it on while its trying to open the update window? and in the morning it might have loaded? I appreciate your help.

and one other thing,how do i post something? i cant find a link.

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Old 03-05-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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if that doesnt work and it's fedora try opening a terminal and
sudo yum update
 
Old 03-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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tried that. it was checking mirrors or something and there was an error for every one.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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what version of fedora is it?
post the contents of /etc/issue
 
Old 03-06-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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i honestly dont know. I dont know how to find out either. i was thinking about just switching to ubuntu. Hopefully that will give me a fresh start.
 
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i just told you how, post the contents of /etc/issue
 
Old 03-06-2009, 05:33 PM   #9
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Quote:
I bought acer aspire laptop ...
A acer IS NOT FEDORA ,DO NOT INSTALL FEDORA RPM'S
you WILL 100% mess up your system if you do that

it runs Linpus Linux You MUST USE there software.
http://www.linpus.com/
http://www.osnews.com/story/20176/Re...cer_Aspire_One
or reformat the drive and install fedora 10 or ubuntu or someother.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 10:32 AM   #10
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it says my opperating system is linpus linux lite v1.0.3.E
 
Old 03-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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Check the links in my signature for info on the Acer Aspire One..

Definitely go through the 10 tweaks and the 30 hacks links, those two alone will answer a lot of questions.

there is also links to the official Aspire One user forums, which is a great source of info for Linpus Lite.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by HeyzuesCristos View Post
I bought acer aspire laptop sometime last year. its a small thing with no cd drive. i have a linux opperating system(?). i think it uses something called fedora..im not 100%. in the beginning i could download new software and updates. after a while some things required dependencies i didnt have. then the list of missing dependencies was huge. now it wont even open up the update thing, or new software thing. im lost. i know barely anything about computers. i could use some help.

THANKS

If you're totally not into Linux - try paying the 100 USD licence cost and get Windows XP. That should make life a lot more easier for you.

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Old 04-08-2009, 07:09 PM   #13
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thanks for the advice

<Inappropriate language removed>

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Old 04-10-2009, 10:01 AM   #14
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If you're totally not into Linux - try paying the 100 USD licence cost and get Windows XP. That should make life a lot more easier for you.
This was not very helpful, was it?

Not an excuse, however, for the crude language from OP.

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