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Old 09-13-2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Problems with Linux

Hello to all.
I have a few problems with my Linux PC witch I'd like to sort out. I have an 400 MHZ Celeron, with 128 MB RAM and integrated graphics. I'm running Red Hat Fedora Core 2.
Here are my questions:
1. I can't get up2date to work. I searched this forum for a solution and found out that I should use a mirror instead of the main Red Hat Network site, but that didn't help. I run the agent, click Forward a few times, then I get a window saying it's fetching some file (can't remeber exactly what adress, something with and This takes a few minutes (about 5). Then I select available upgrade packages (in total, they are 64Kb large-don't now why, seems too small to me) and click Forward again. It begins to do something, but it stops on an window saying "Testing package set/Solving interpacket dependencies" or something like that. I left the system running for 3 hours, but nothing. What's wrong?
2. I would like to make a DHCP server form my Linux PC. I found a package named "DHCP Server" and installed it, but I didn't find anything new in the system. Is there a GUI for this server, or do I have to set it up in a diffrent way?
3. As you can see, my system has a small amout of RAM. I control this machine via VNC, but the responses are very slow. I was told, that for a system with this little memory, I should use a different window manager (i'm using KDE now). The best ones are supposed to be fvwm and icewm, but I don't know which one to use, and how to install and set it up. Can anyone post a step-by-step instruction(or give a www where can I find one)?

That's all, thx for reading this and I hope someone can help me.
Old 09-13-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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for a graphical tool
u should consider webmin for fedora

and as far as desktop is considered ,u should go with icewm

also i think there is flubox rpm in FC2 cd so check that out also

Old 09-13-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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Use yum instead Up2Date sucks. Download the yum.conf from and replace your /etc/yum.conf with the one you downloaded. Now, at a terminal, type

yum update

This should bring your system up to date faster than up2date does.
Old 09-14-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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Hi again. Thanx for your replies. I've tryed to install icewm, but I have this problem. I followed the FAQ help in installing, but when I run the confugre script it writes:
Checking for g++, c++, gpp, aCC, CC, cxx, cc++, cl, FCC, KCC, RCC, xlC_r, xlC all with
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables.
What's wrong?
Old 09-14-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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use yum to install GCC and G++

you probably can install them right off of your disks


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