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Old 04-07-2005, 01:19 AM   #1
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New to Linux, a few questions...

Hi there,

Today I decided to give Linux the benefit of the doubt and make a real effort to switch over from windows. I've installed Fedora Core 3 and everything seems to be working ok, despite a few initial peculiarities (default permissions on user account didn't allow me to read my cd drive ). However, whether or not I stay with Linux really depends on whether or not I can get the majority of my games working on it. I'm convinced this can be done, but I've fallen at the first hurdle - the linux drivers I downloaded from ATi's website report the following:

file /usr/X11R6/lib/ from install of fglrx_6_8_0-8.10.19-1 conflicts with file from package xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.8.1-12

Does this mean I have to revert to an older version of If so how would I go about doing this? Is there anything else I need to install or settings I need to change?

The only other problem I had that I hoped someone could shed some light on was up2date hanging at "Testing Package Set..". Is there another way to find and install updates?

Old 04-07-2005, 01:46 AM   #2
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I can't help you with the ATI driver, but I ran into a few of the same problems as you did.
The CD-ROM drive is a common error from what I found. It seems that there was some debugging script left in the udev file of FC 3. So the CD-ROM errors are generally fixed by updating udev (just selecting that file in Up2Date should get you the update without errors) and rebooting.
I too have had problems with Up2Date (hangs forever). I found it easiest to connect to the internet, press Ctrl-Alt and any F1-F6 keys to open a virtual terminal, log in as root, and use the YUM program to update. Type 'man yum' (I think) for directions on how to use this update software, and if you have the accual distrobution of FC3 and not someone's modified version, like I got the first time, you should be abel to update without any or just a little configuration, or Google it for instructions.
Hope this helps ya out.
Old 04-07-2005, 01:47 AM   #3
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Not sure about your ATI driver problem. I've heard (on this forum and elsewhere) that ATI's Linux drivers are not all that good, but will be getting better in the fairly near future. I've avoided ATI cards for this reason.

As for updating, look into yum. It will probably have been installed with FC3, and if not you can get it off the install CDs. You'll need to set up your yum.conf file to specify a repository (there are numerous guides on the net for how to do this -- googling should tell you all you need to know). Then you can just run

yum check-update
yum update

in the terminal and you will be set. You can also try out apt4rpm, which I actually prefer a bit, but IMO is a bit harder to get going correctly.


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