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Old 04-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #16
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If it is only firefox, then you should hit Ctrl + + a number of times.
 
Old 04-23-2009, 11:36 PM   #17
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Thanks for the responses. I went to the link to the fedora how to page, and copied and pasted the commands. It kept saying errors, then wrote the command to reboot, which I did, but no change. I figured maybe it eaas because I hadn't loaded rpmfusion. So I went to that page and tried to install the gui version. At the end I received an internal error message: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getProvides' Ok, what happened? What do I do now? Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #18
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So I went to that page and tried to install the gui version.
yumex is nice but not needed
to install rpmfusion you need to be root . Use the " su - " command like this
Code:
su -
( your root password when asked )
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-*
copy/paste each line ( except for what is in the ( ..) )
then to install the nvidia driver
Code:
su -
yum install kmod-nvidia
then yum will take care of any dependencies that might be needed .
 
Old 04-24-2009, 11:17 AM   #19
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Thanks for the response. I copied and pasted the commands you wrote, and this is the result.

[root@Smaug ~]# rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.xE8B9k: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 49c8885a
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:rpmfusion-free-release ########################################### [100%]
[root@Smaug ~]# rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm
Retrieving http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.Jd9cGk: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID b1981b68
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:rpmfusion-nonfree-relea########################################### [100%]
[root@Smaug ~]# rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-*
[root@Smaug ~]# su -
[root@Smaug ~]# yum install kmod-nvidia
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 2.1 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/primary_db | 140 kB 00:00
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...a-10&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-2, 'Name or service not known')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

Ok, what happened? Is rpmfusion on my computer? Obviously, the driver didn't download, so what happened there? Should I try and find the driver another way? I'm at a loss. Thanks.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 12:18 PM   #20
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for starters can you post the output of this command
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yum repolist all
this will allow us to see what repos are on and what is off

also are you behind a router ? or a proxy ?
 
Old 04-24-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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Thanks for the response. The output is:

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

And, yes, I'm using a router, but I didn't make any changes to it when I installed fedora.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 10:22 PM   #22
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Thanks for everybody's help. I'm deep-sixing fedora. I thought it would work well with the Centos server for exercises since Centos is redhat. But Fedora is just a bad system---firefox locks up a lot, some other apps I have to click on a few times to start, and fedora has locked up. By the way, the computer it's installed on is an AMD athlon 64X2 dual core 4200+, with 2gb ddr ram, a sata hard drive, and a nvidia GeForce 8400 gs video card. I figured since I was using the server, it would work well with it. But the server should be able to work with any linux system, so I'm going to try a different system. One responder recommended Mandriva, so I think I'll try that. Should I use the 64 bit or the 32 bit os? Does it really matter? Thanks again for all your help. I'm sure I'll be back to bother you again. Thanks.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #23
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Thanks for everybody's help. I'm deep-sixing fedora. I thought it would work well with the Centos server for exercises since Centos is redhat. But Fedora is just a bad system---firefox locks up a lot, some other apps I have to click on a few times to start, and fedora has locked up. By the way, the computer it's installed on is an AMD athlon 64X2 dual core 4200+, with 2gb ddr ram, a sata hard drive, and a nvidia GeForce 8400 gs video card. I figured since I was using the server, it would work well with it. But the server should be able to work with any linux system, so I'm going to try a different system. One responder recommended Mandriva, so I think I'll try that. Should I use the 64 bit or the 32 bit os? Does it really matter? Thanks again for all your help. I'm sure I'll be back to bother you again. Thanks.

It's sad you can't make it work but Red Hat is a for profit company ( nothing wrong with that) and needs to be on the cutting edge. I used Mandrake(Mandriviva) for years as a router. Wish I had it back sometimes. As you learn GNU/Linux check out other systems as well there is every thing from roll your own (Linux From Scratch) to the the different Ubuntus' . And as far as learning goes Debian and Slackware has been installed on a lot of servers.

enjoy!
 
  


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