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Old 09-27-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
glenn69
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Question What to do if I screw up Linux ???


I am very new with Linux (RedHat 9 to be exact.) I have approached my Linux system with an attitude of ....I don't know what I'm doing so I'll just try everything for myself.

Well....I'm kindof wondering what I should do if I have installed a bunch of RPM's etc.. that either didn't work (Dependency problems etc) or I have since forgotten about them. Is there a simple way of "cleaning" these useless files up?

Secondly, I have a Brother MFC8300 All in one printer. I am positive that at 1 time I have printed to it with no problems. Now, however I can no longer print anything. Whenever I try to print, the print box displays with PostScript/default as the printer then nothing prints. When I display the print manager it claims that I have no printer. How do I start printing again??

Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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Re: What to do if I screw up Linux ???

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Originally posted by glenn69
Well....I'm kindof wondering what I should do if I have installed a bunch of RPM's etc.. that either didn't work (Dependency problems etc) or I have since forgotten about them. Is there a simple way of "cleaning" these useless files up? [/B]
Hi,

If the RPM install didn't work, it won't be installed on your system, so you don't have to clean it up. If you have forgotten about RPMs that you installed but no longer need and you want to rid yourself of them, you can list all the RPMs you have on your system with:

rpm -qa

Also, if you want to see if Python is installed:

rpm -qa | grep "python"

Next, you can remove the package with:

rpm -e packagename.rpm

Hopefully that answers the first part of your question!
 
  


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