This is a bit of a rant. I have a good understanding of computers but am genuinely frustrated with my first real foray into Unix/Fedora;
Live usb key with fedora 16 on it - 1 evening
Install on laptop with windows 7 - conflicts with master boot record (or something, couldn't fix it) and partioning (for instance, said i had 2.8gigs of space on formatted 4 gig dirive?). Ended up just formatting everything out of frustration.
Got fedora 16 going -2 evenings
Realised i hadn't used the full installation DVD so had to do a post install of amahi - various pieces of fiddling at each step - 2 evenings.
FINALLY - done!
Eh, oh no, my wireless is gone? Damn, newb error - it's meant to be.
Spent this evening unable to change the wireless settings because I can't figure out how to edit the necessary files using gedit. in the graphical interface i don't have permission, doesnt seem to load up when logged in to a terminal as su. In recovery mode gedit cant find the display. Tried various sodu variations etc.
At the end of my tether from my first week of fedora and about 6+ evenings of work.
All I want is to run amahi as a home server without a wired connection. Sounds like it should be a relatively simple process...
Should I give up on fedora and UNIX systems, is it always the hard at every single step of a process!?
Congrats for making it to the end, apologies for offloading my frustrations! Any general insights/advice appreciated.