Linux - NewbieThis 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!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm totally Linux newb--I'd love to get off Windows....I've had FC5 with the 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 kernel installed for a couple days and been playing around. I've been having problems installing ndiswrapper and several other things, so I figured I'd upgrade my kernel (downloading a newer version isn't really an option on dialup, and honestly, I hate to reinstall Ubuntu at this point).
I ran uname -rm and got, 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 i686, so I downloaded kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686.rpm from the fedora repo. Then I ran the following
sudo rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686.rpm
It hashed out 100% of Preparing, and 1:kernel and then it hung. I left it overnight just in case it was thinking. When I came back 10 hours later, it was at the same spot, so I hit ctrl+c. It exited with the following error:
error: %post(kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5.i686) scriptlet failed, signal 2
So I figure it didn't install. But just to be sure, I reboot. It definately didn't load itself into grub--I don't have an option to boot into it. But if I try to install it again, it says it's already installed, and sure enough, when I run
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 184.108.40.206, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Run the command ' rpm -qa | grep kernel ' to see what packages are installed.
Have you setup sudo?
If not ' su - ' as root and run the command without sudo and see what it does.
Now for ndiswrapper to install from source you will need the kernel-devel rpm that matches the kernel you are trying to install.
You can find an rpm of the ndiswrapper that should match your from here. http://www.atrpms.net/ and will not require you to have the kernel-devel installed.
If you upgrade the kernel you need to find a new rpm ndiswrapper for matching kernel or install the kernel-devel that matches the kernel version and build from source.
No, you need not remove the new kernel before using --force
The idea of using the force option is to force the OS to reinstall kernel, without the force option it will simply terminate the install process with a msg that pkg is already installed
as far as wireless goes, what's the consensus nowadays: ndiswrapper or the bcm43xx driver? I've gotten the bcm43xx driver to turn the light on my wireless on (it's a Broadcom in an Acer laptop), but I can't get it to find the AP that I know is there (I heard rumors that the driver in the newer kernel is a bit better). Any advice about which one to pursue?