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Old 30th May 2012, 10:24 PM
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Unhappy Frustrated newb - Bad luck with Fedora and Amahi

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.
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Old 30th May 2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: Frustrated newb - Bad luck with Fedora and Amahi

This post should be moved to "Reviews, Rants & Things That Make You Scream" forum

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=25
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Old 30th May 2012, 11:03 PM
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Re: Frustrated newb - Bad luck with Fedora and Amahi

And so it has been.
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Old 30th May 2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Frustrated newb - Bad luck with Fedora and Amahi

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Originally Posted by JamesDOS View Post
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All I want is to run amahi as a home server without a wired connection. Sounds like it should be a relatively simple process...
maybe this guide helps with this: Every Server Setup Imaginable: SMB, SSH, VPN, VNC, HTTPD (+ PHP), MySQL, More!

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Should I give up on fedora and UNIX systems, is it always the hard at every single step of a process!?
you just have to get accustomed to it. If you want multimedia codecs and more multimedia players, you can install the rpmfusion-repo. To install it just download "rpmfusion-free-release-16-1.2.noarch.rpm" from here:
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...e-release.html

other helpful guides for fedora noobs (to make the installation of multimedia codecs, skype, flash and such things easier):
easyLife - Automated installs and configurations on Fedora!
Autoplus to help install codecs,flash etc...
Fedora Utils for Getting things done
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