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Old 07-14-2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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new to linux have some questions.


Hello all I just started using linux and have Fedora6.
First how do I install the stuff off of a CD(the book came with a CD that had a ton of extra things like wine)?
Second I just did the ctrl+alt+F1 to exit my desktop and now when I do the startx its saying Fetal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If server is longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again. Thanks all for any help.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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1. register the CD in the package manager. (The package manager works using "repositories", and you want the CD listed as a repository).

2. ctrl-alt-F1 does not kill the X server--it just switched you to a different terminal. You can go back to the GUI with ctrl-alt-F7 (or possibly F8 or F9---on my machine, the first user to log into the GUI gets F7, the 2nd gets F8, etc. I'm not sure if all distros are the same.

Note that you can also get a terminal within the GUI.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 11:51 PM   #3
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Thanks got back to desktop by restarting pc good to know though. When I open my Package Manager it keeps saying Another application is running which is accessing software information.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
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Thanks got back to desktop by restarting pc good to know though. When I open my Package Manager it keeps saying Another application is running which is accessing software information.
Does this happen if you re-start the computer and then go right to the Package manager without opening anything else? If so, simply wait a few minutes to see if it clears up. (There could be some database house-keeping going on.)
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:07 AM   #5
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Not sure this time when I restarted PC it came up with updates that need to be d/led so the Package Updater is running right now would that be it? But befor this I tried it a few times and got the same message so thought I had to leave the desktop to install stuff.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 02:08 AM   #6
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The Package updater is the process that is stopping you from installing other software, just wait till its finished
 
  


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