I wanted to install and try out mplayer on FC3 as xine can't seem to play all .wmv files or quicktimes, and I ran across this page:
I checked my system with this page, and I had a few packages missing and a few that were too old. So I logged into a text desktop (ctrl-alt-F6) as root and started up yum. I believe that I have everything updated except for xorg-x11-libs.
When I went to update this, yum gave me a big list of dependencies. I agreed to them and spent two hours downloading the packages (56K modem). During this time, on the xorg-x11 package, the connection dropped out on me twice. Each time I got the connection back up, and did a ctrl-C, the download resumed on a different mirror. After all packages were done downloading, the system didn't update. I tried rebooting, thinking X needed to restart, but, alas, I am still on 6.8.1-12 instead of 6.8.2-1.
Where do I go from here? I shouldn't have to download the files again (I hope), but I don't know were they are, or how to install them (obviously). Any thoughts, suggestions, or musings are much appreciated.