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Old 11-16-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
kristjan_s
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My problems


Hello!

I have been using Redhat 9.0 for a while, but I never configured almost anything. Now I think I should optimize my system...

First of all, how do I get rid of packages I don't need? If I try to use Add/Remove applications, then it says I have some packages missing to remove packages. It really confuses me... why do I need packages to remove packages...

Then I need to know what RPM's are necessary to use Internet and read e-mail. Of course I want desktop to look nice with it's background and taskbar backgrounds.... and then I want to know how to remove these packages I do not need.

And of course, I want my system up to date. What I have to do for that?

My goal is to make Linux optimized and minimize errors. Less programs, less mess.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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To get your system uptodata it going to take downloading fedora 3 as RH9 is not supported and FC3 will install right over RH9

The best way is to do a new install and dont check install everything. I recommend that you install everything as you are new to linux and need GUI for most everything and if you don't install them at first it can be a pain. Also its good cause you get all the GCC+ stuff for compiling different programs from scratch.

If you do not have the space which is about 6-8gigs for a full install let me know as I am doing an install of FC3 tomorrow and I will let you know what you need for most of the basics.

This is just for desktop use and not server use right?
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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Yes, it is a desktop computer. But I have a little problem. I don't have a CD writer. Actually I don't have even a CD reader right now. That's why I don't use Fedora. And my hard drive is 4GB, from what 300MB is free.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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go to system settings - server settings - services

From there switch to the runlevel that you use. I assume that you use 5 for the GUI. turn off all services that you are not using and then save it. Then you can manually stop them from there as you uncheck them or from a CL using (service nameofprogram stop) this help optimise perfromance, but I'd go to FC3 to get the new 2.6. kernel
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #5
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What part of europe do you live in, I may be able to get them burnt and sent to you.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:32 PM   #6
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I live in Estonia. But I guess there isn't need for that. Because I will visit my sister tomorrow and I can download Fedora with her laptop and burn it to CD. And then I must get my father to get a IDE cable for my CD device because I sliced it.

Thanks for being so helpful!
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:34 PM   #7
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Fedora is just the same as RH but with newer bells and whistles. Come back to this thread or email me and I'd be happy to help.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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I have never left this topic.

I didn't mean to spam ):
 
Old 11-16-2004, 03:57 PM   #9
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I ment come back here and post befor you do your install and I'll get a message and I'll help you out with a nice desktop.
 
  


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