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Old 09-29-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
russelldude_2004
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Question Fedora Core 5 GNOME problem: Complete NOOB



I cant seem to figure out the console. I cant install anything and I really want to use Linux because it is easier on my old P3 600. I dont really understand the RPM files. They are supposed to be easier right? I ALWAYS get the unable to read package error.

I would like to know how to install Wine and some sort of MP3 decoder so I can play all of my MP3s. maybe learn more about KDE.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hi,

You dont make clear what is the error message, and what is the command you are using. I suppose you are not specifying the path for the rpm file correctly.

If you have a rpm file named coolstuff.rpm in the directory /home/russell/Downloads/rpms, and you are in /home/russell,

Code:
$ cd Downloads/rpms
$ rpm -ivh coolstuff.rpm
or if you are in any other place,
Code:
$ rpm -ivh /home/russell/Downloads/rpms/coolstuff.rpm

Last edited by marozsas; 09-29-2006 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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russell

Fc management is much easier if you use yum: ( yum install coolstuff ). If graphical is easier yumex is very well reviewed.

Good Luck

Lazlow
 
Old 09-29-2006, 07:52 PM   #4
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installing wine? yum install wine

to play mp3 use mplayer or mpg321 if you want use command line to play or use xmms(you have to install mp3 plugin for it)
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #5
russelldude_2004
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ok

I type :

# yum -y install kmod-ntfs

into the terminal and is says you must be root to use this command.

I just dont know how that could be. I installed FC5, set all the passwords, and I cant even install anything?!?!?

Every time I get wine it is messed up and I cant install it through double clicking the RPM.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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Russell

For security reasons a lot of packages can only be installed by root. Assuming you know your root password, in a terminal type su - (su space dash). It will ask for the root password, then do your yum stuff. su - is the root privleges with the root pathways as opposed to just su, which is just root privledges(essentially worthless). When you use su - remember that it reverts to the root home directory (not important for yum) some things have to be done in specific direcotries (compiling source code). If you have forgotten your root password post back for directions on how to change it.

Lazlow
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:27 AM   #7
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:-(

I had some trouble with logging in so I just went to debian based KNOPPIX and used the: sudo knoppix-installer command.
It works great I like debian alot better and KNOPPIX has alot of extra and games. It also plays DVDs and MP3s.

I will try FC5 again when I get to know the console better.
 
  


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