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Old 8th December 2007, 02:39 AM
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strange things are going on

so...I already posted that I have problems with Open Office Word processor. But that is far from the only strange thing going on with my computer right now. I can see that 64 software updates are ready for me, and nothing happens when I click "view updates". I saw that an other person in here also had problems receiving updates and tried to go into system-administration-services...And nothing happened, no window pop'ed up, nothing...right now it seems as if the only thing working on my computer is the Internet - and that is only with cable I can make that work right now (think I have to compile my driver - which I don't really know what means, and I don't feel like juping into right now where I can do practically nothing on my PC). My terminal behaves crazy and well...I just feel lost. I'm new in Linux and run Fedora 8 Werewolf.
Anyone got an idea how to solve these strange problems, or for starters, how to figure out what is going on? Thanx a lot, I could really need a helping hand here...
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Old 8th December 2007, 02:49 AM
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Old 8th December 2007, 03:02 AM
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Some fanboy will probably flame me for saying so, but if your totally new to Linux, Fedora may not be the best choice, but since it's already installed and if you don't mind a little frustration here and there you will learn more from this distro than some others.

I would start by opening a terminal and typing

su -

that should open a window where you can turn services on and off, make sure you go to the Edit Runlevel menu and select ALL, now go through and disable anything you don't need, especially yumupdatesd,

Here's a breakdown of some different services and what they do, along with which ones you should not disable.


now save your changes and close the window from the same terminal run

yum update -y

then reboot and see if anything changes.

Now none of that is really meant to "fix" anything, it's just in my opinion the first things you should do after any installation.

Not sure about your Open Office crash but Seve just responded to your post on the other thread.

As for your other problems you're going to have to be a bit more detailed, "My terminal behaves crazy" just doesn't tell us anything, so try to give a good example and someone should be able to help out.

Last edited by Dies; 8th December 2007 at 03:08 AM. Reason: update
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Old 8th December 2007, 04:53 PM
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Thanks! So now I've made these changes, hoping that it can help me solve this problem ;-)
- i had Ubuntu Studio for one and a half months and hated it, that's why I chose to go Fedora from the beginning this time...
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