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Old 04-02-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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So many newbie questions

I am pretty much a linux newbie. While I have had a cheap mobo with spare parts running RH 9 for years as a samba server to act as a backup machine, I never used it for anything else. It just sat there year after year giving and getting files with no interaction from me.
Now all that has changed since I've become involved in a project with some friends which require me to run Apache, PHP, and MySql. While the Linuxbox is the focus here, most access will be through Windows platforms.
I'm having numerous problems as I'm not real familiar with Linux.
1. From Windows, I can only log into one Samba account at a time. I.e., I can log into the Gadget account, but once I do, I can't log into any others. Is this nomal? Is there a way to log off an account from Windows so I can log on to another.
2. How does one get rid of one installation and install another? I want to get the newest version of Samba installed because the one I have does not seem to include SWAT. I would also like to install the latest version of Apache.
3. For some reason, Apache has started using a config file from /etc/http/conf.d instead of the one in the /etc/http/conf directory. I keep getting an error regarding a module on line 327. What changed?
4. Why do installations and upgrades fail when logged in as root, but not as a regular user using the root password?
I'm running an Asus P5BV-4l motherboard, 8gb ram, a Seagate 250gb sata drive, and an Asus Nvidia 6200 video card. The operating system is the 32 bit version of Fedora 10 (Unless one of the 500+ downloads which came through bumped me up to 64 bit).
Perhaps I'm asking too many questions and I'm in the wrong forum.
Thank you for any help or direction to another forum anyone can give me.
Old 04-02-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hi, this realyl isn't a good way to get help, you'll get messy and unclear answers on some areas, others will be completely ignored. I'd suggest editing this thread to leave just ONE question, and post other threads for each other question. Also please use useful thread titles that relate to the question in hand.
Old 04-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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You would get a better response with a meaningful title. See this.
Old 04-02-2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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Well, if you have Fedora installed, the easiest way to upgrade sowftare is through the Fedora package manager, called Yum. I think the graphical front-end to it is called Yumex.

Have a look for that first and ask more then.

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