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Old 12-04-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
FlipHDK
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Exclamation Uninstalled Gnome, How can I get it back?


Over the past few days I managed to get linux installed (FC6) with ipw3945 wireless card and managed to get the new graphical effects in gnome, it was all going well, better than any other linux attempt.

But then I was using Yum Extender, and I must have clicked the remove tab instead of Install, so I thought I was installing gnome updates gnome bluetooth, etc... but I uninstalled everything. I just went to turn my PC on and it loads KDE, then I renembed what I done. But I can't get the wireless to work in KDE, The program I used to connect isn't there. So I can't download Gnome.
Ive got all the RPMs on the FC6 Installation DVD but it won't install them I just get a error "Cannot find repo".

can someone help me please!
 
Old 12-04-2006, 10:53 PM   #2
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You can configure the FC6 DVD as a repo, disable all other repos(enable=0, in all .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/)
and then install gnome by running yumex, installing from internet will take a lot of time
Once installed you can enable the repos back
 
Old 12-05-2006, 10:16 AM   #3
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Try man yum and then do a search for the gnome group.
Then yum -y groupinstall "name of group here"
Taht should take care of it.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sn68
You can configure the FC6 DVD as a repo, disable all other repos(enable=0, in all .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/)
and then install gnome by running yumex, installing from internet will take a lot of time
Once installed you can enable the repos back
I tried that but I can't get it to work, the address for the repo. The rpms are on the disk at /Fedora/RPMs/ what do I put in the address bar on Yum Ex. Ive tried /mount/cd... and mount:// but It wont work...
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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Open terminal
>su
password
>gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fc6dvd.repo

Copy and paste following in that file & save

[fc6dvd]
name=Fedora Core 6 Installation DVD
baseurl=file:///media/disk/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///media/disk/RPM-GPG-KEY
enabled=1

therafter you can run yumex
when you click repos tab in yumex you will find fc6dvd repo there
uncheck all repo's except fc6dvd and refresh
and install all the gnome packages
PS: leave a blank line before you save the file

Last edited by sn68; 12-05-2006 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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Thank's, Just about to reboot into linux to try It out.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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Im getting a error when I try to install the RPMs
PHP Code:
failed to retrieve Fedora/RPMS/gnome-themes-2.16.0-1.fc6.noarch.rpm from fc6dvd
error was
[Errno 4IOError: <urlopen error unknown url typemedia
Can you please help me.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #8
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No idea regarding this error, though if the error mentions only gnome-themes, then you can install packages other than gnome-themes & install gnome-themes from internet
If the error happens in all packages then I am clueless
 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:24 PM   #9
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It don't work for any, its just I couldnt get it to work and I fogot to get the error name, so I click something that said gnome to get the error, I think the file which tells Yum where the RPMs are located on the disk says media:/// instead of files:/// but I can't change whats on the cd...
 
Old 12-05-2006, 04:10 PM   #10
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Anyone? I don't want to reinstall fc6 again.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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You can run yumex, click on repo tab, select fc6dvd.repo, right click & select edit
This will give you the contents of fc6dvd
else as root run gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fc6dvd.repo and see if baseurl=file:///media/disk entry is changed
Another way would be to do a partial install, boot from FC6 dvd and select update option and choose gnome desktop also and complete the install. This will install gnome & leave everything else as it is

Edit: The mandatory set of packages for gnome are control-center, gnome-applets, gnome-panel, gnome-session, gnome-terminal, metacity, nautilus, yelp
You can copy these packages from the dvd to your hdd & do yum localinstall package1 package2 ...
enable the core, updates & extras repo before you run yum

Last edited by sn68; 12-05-2006 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 03:39 AM   #12
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If I do a partial reinstall will I lose my updated kernel and wireless drivers?

If I could get the wireless connection set right in KDE I could update that way but the program I used isn't there must have uninstalled it, the Network thing on there says cannot set something mode(Can do it by iwconfig mode=2) and It says cabled might be dissconnect?

Last edited by FlipHDK; 12-06-2006 at 03:43 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 03:47 AM   #13
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No, updated packages will remain as it is when you choose update option
Only those packages will be installed that are chosen extra, in your case gnome packages

Edit: For No updated pkg will remain
Read No, updated pkgs will remain
just realised sometimes a comma or absence of it will turn the meaning upside down

Last edited by sn68; 12-06-2006 at 11:18 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 12:10 PM   #14
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I done that but It didn't work, so I reinstalled linux and now the ethernet card don't work. It reconises it but I get a error code when I try and activate it,
"Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
Set failed on device eth0 ; No suck deviced.

Determining IP infomation for eth0... failed."

Does anyone know why it would do this its a clean reinstall after format... :'(
It says "Error for wireless request" Its ethernet.. its a "Broadcom Corperation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX" well that what it says Its came with my laptop (Dell 9400)

Last edited by FlipHDK; 12-06-2006 at 12:12 PM.
 
  


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