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Old 08-26-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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terminal hang


after several attempts to install rpm's, my terminal now hangs on any install or unistall commands. all other simple commands ie browsing files etc, seem to be working fine.

i can no longer run a program from the terminal. the only way i can run a program now, is by clicking on its icon. my terminal won't reset any more either, i have to close it and open it back up.

pretty much everything i did i posted in the "help me install vlc player" post. i can not figure out what went wrong. i have tried uninstalling rpms, but the terminal just hangs for hours. i can't even get any of the apt programs going.

if you think you could help me please do, and thanks. i will not stop using rh9, i will not be discouraged.

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Old 08-26-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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if i reinstall the kernel will this reset everything? i can't find any info on this.

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Old 08-26-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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ok if i restart with the old kernel 2.4.20-8, everything seems to be fine. i installed the multi-gnome-terminal to check and it installed and ran from the terminal with no problems.

i am so scared i will mess up again. should i reinstall the newest kernel again? should i uninstall it first? i have been reading since yesterday about what could have happened with still no clue.

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