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Old 01-05-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
DJ_Gahan
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NTFS, Java and UP2DATE problems


Hi

Having run Linux FC3 kernel 2.6.9-681 for about a week now I'm stuck with 3 problems:

1. NTFS comes back with an 'invalid module' error when trying to start, which according to the site suggests the wrong version. So I try to uninstall thru rpm -e "packagename" and get an error saying it's not installed ; I try to install again thru rpm -ihv "packagename" and it says it's already installed! I'm lost here.... Why is it that the add/remove app. never shows this rpm to be installed?

2. I installed J2RE and made the link to the installed SO-file from /.mozilla/plugins (did not copy the file) after which Firefox crashes, until I delete the link again.

3. No matter how many times I run UP2DATE when the ! appears, it will never ever return to V unless I add the updates it says to the ignore list. Manual update via YUM did not solve it either.

A general question: where does FC3 usually store its installed apps? So, what's Linux' 'Program Files' folder if you like? I find myself searching like mad to find anything.
And why do FC3's fonts on webpages always show fuzzy, even when I change the prefs?

Thanks loads for your information in advance!

A desperate but persistent newbie :-)
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
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Quote:
1. NTFS comes back with an 'invalid module' error when trying to start, which according to the site suggests the wrong version. So I try to uninstall thru rpm -e "packagename" and get an error saying it's not installed ; I try to install again thru rpm -ihv "packagename" and it says it's already installed! I'm lost here.... Why is it that the add/remove app. never shows this rpm to be installed?
do
Code:
rpm -qa |grep ntfs
to see the name of the package, and rpm -e <packagename> to uninstall it.

in the site in the instructions there is a whichrpm script that automates the process of finding which rpm u need for your system.
Quote:
A general question: where does FC3 usually store its installed apps?
What do you mean?
Code:
rpm -qa
will show you the installed packages.
the executables are mostly in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin ....
other files needed are in usr/share,/usr/local/share
libraries are in /usr/lib, /usr/local/lib
 
  


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