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Old 04-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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I just installed Fedora on my Acer Aspire One


I purchased an Acer Aspire one with Linux Linpus Lite recently. Let me clarify something: I KNOW NOTHING OF LINUX. I thought you installed things by double clicking them. Little did I know I was fated to encounter a very unpleasant surprise. So, I did some googling and still, know nothing of linux. I managed to install firefox 3.5 beta by copy-pasting some code, but still, I know nothing of linux. I wanted to play Earthbound on Zsnes, so I tried looking up how to install it. I found nothing, so I took hard hours of my life learning how to install Fedora, since I read somewhere tat someone might be able to help me if I had Fedora. After using 4 different PCs trying to find a way to install fedora, I finally did, on this link:

http://hwarf.com/2009/01/26/aspire-one-fedora-10/

Now, I'd like to follow steps 11 on, but I just can't.I did as much research as possible but every web page assumed I knew SOME code. So, can you help me? Maybe you can teach me some code, tell me how to install my zsnes or simply tell me a way to FOLLOW STEPS 11 ON.

If you could tell me other things like how to install other things, like firefox 3.0, how to install Fedora AND Ubuntu, or ANYTHING regarding linux, you have no idea how glad I would be. I would, literally, be forever grateful and in debt to you, just ask.

Please, help me. I'm desperate. Anything you can provide is awesome.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Linseed View Post
I purchased an Acer Aspire one with Linux Linpus Lite recently. Let me clarify something: I KNOW NOTHING OF LINUX. I thought you installed things by double clicking them. Little did I know I was fated to encounter a very unpleasant surprise. So, I did some googling and still, know nothing of linux. I managed to install firefox 3.5 beta by copy-pasting some code, but still, I know nothing of linux. I wanted to play Earthbound on Zsnes, so I tried looking up how to install it. I found nothing, so I took hard hours of my life learning how to install Fedora, since I read somewhere tat someone might be able to help me if I had Fedora. After using 4 different PCs trying to find a way to install fedora, I finally did, on this link:

http://hwarf.com/2009/01/26/aspire-one-fedora-10/

Now, I'd like to follow steps 11 on, but I just can't.I did as much research as possible but every web page assumed I knew SOME code. So, can you help me? Maybe you can teach me some code, tell me how to install my zsnes or simply tell me a way to FOLLOW STEPS 11 ON.

If you could tell me other things like how to install other things, like firefox 3.0, how to install Fedora AND Ubuntu, or ANYTHING regarding linux, you have no idea how glad I would be. I would, literally, be forever grateful and in debt to you, just ask.

Please, help me. I'm desperate. Anything you can provide is awesome.

Actually are u using Fedora?
mmm well, im newbie in linux too, but there are many linux ebooks, you can learn a lot from it, and reading in google! if you need the ebooks name i can give it to you!
 
Old 04-30-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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You could use "Add/Remove Software" from System>Administration to install/remove a package or you could use the yum command from the terminal.

Regarding the zsnes, use the above application to install.
 
Old 04-30-2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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If you are up to Step 11, I'll assume Fedora is installed and you can log in to the GUI (the Gnome Desktop).

To do Step 11,
- open the text editor: 'Applications' -> 'Accessories' -> 'Text Editor'.
- Click 'open' in the editor.
- In the "open files" box, click 'filesystem' (on the left), double click 'etc' (on the right), then
'sysconfig', and finally 'selinux', and you should have that file open for editing.
- Make the change indicated on that website, make SELINUX=disabled.
- 'Save', Then 'File' -> 'Quit'
- I'd reboot at this point.

I'd skip "Converting the Ext3 Filesystem to Ext4" for now. You don't need it, and it means you
don't have to do "Creating the New Initial Ramdisk Image" either.

You should have a usable system. Study the rest of that website and do it when you feel understand
it and feel comfortable with what you are doing. "SSD Optimization" would be good to do at some point,
as would some of the other steps.


If you want to install software, it is fairly easy to do. It comes from repositories on the internet.
'yum' is the command line tool for doing package installs; 'yumex' is a GUI that is much easier to use.
But yumex is not installed yet on your system. To install yumex, open a terminal window, then 'Applications'
-> 'System Tools' -> 'Terminal'

Type in 'yum install yumex' on the command line, hit enter.

When yum finishes installing yumex, you can launch yumex: 'Applications' -> 'System Tools' -> 'Yum Extender'
You should have a GUI view of the software installed, available, or installed but with an update available.

Not all packages are available for all architectures but there should be a long list available. Try to avoid
installing everything in sight. But certainly Firefox will be there.

Also, there are additional "unofficial" fedora repositories that you can add. Goggle "Fedora repositories".

Zsnes does not seem to be available as a package. It is a tar file from Sourceforge.net.

Good Luck.
 
  


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