New Fedora user with a couple of questions/problems
Hello everyone, my name is JC and im new to the forums, as well as Fedora.. well somewhat. Ive used fedora in the past, i believe it was FC6 or 5. anyway ive been running linux for pretty long time, ive had CentOS 6 on my dedicated server for about 3 years now, centos being a RHEL OS, im pretty familiar with Fedora already, but theres still a lot i need to learn. I used to use Debian based distros only because i wasnt comfortable with yum, but i knew apt pretty good. ive just had enough issues running debian so i decided to make my move to redhat, my server has been running for 3 years with no issues so that kind of reassured me that im moving to a solid foundation. well on to the problems..
1st thing i encountered last night was after getting my computer the way i like it, installing a few gnome extensions, installing some software and so on. I installed my ATi drivers only to find out GNOME doesnt like them that much so i removed those and got back to where i was. 2nd thing that has happened, i was curious as to how KDE runs, i love Gnome and gnome 2, gnome3 is a whole new world to me, so i wanted to try out both enviroments to see which i liked better.. i didnt like the KDE that much, and i hate XFCE so i stuck with gnome 3.
i ran this command last night before going to bed ' sudo yum groupremove "KDE Software Compilation" && reboot ' woke up this morning to find about 3/4 of the software i had installed was gone! alone with part of gnome. everything i tried to open would crash gnome, i opened up the package manager and went thru the software list, sure enough gnome wasnt checked off. so i tried to install it, and its telling me a whole bunch of libs are missing and they cant be found.
so basically im pretty stuck right now. i can reinstall i have nothing on here that i care about, but if theres an easier solution to this, im all ears.
my other tiny problem.. i cant get minecraft to run, i have java 7 and after the game loads, the screen is just black not a big problem but if anyone knows how to fix this off hand would be great help..
edit: Im not sure why it didnt post my signature, all my hardware specs are in it..
heres my system for refrence:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
M/B: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5
RAM: 16GB Mushkin DDR3 1866MHz
GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
SOUND: SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Pro Fatal1ty 7.1Ch
ATI Internal Digital Cable Tuner Card
HDD: 500GB Seagate Momentous XT Hybrid w/4GB SSD (linux drive) | 1TB Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s
Fedora 16 x86_64
i5-2500K | 16GB DDR3 | Intel Z68 | AMD HD 6970 | SandyBridge | X-Fi Titanium
500GB Seagate Momentus XT (linux) | 1TB Seagate Barracuda 6GB/s (win7)
Last edited by Jc61990; 21st April 2012 at 04:51 PM.