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GoinEasy9

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    RE: Problem with APT-GET
    Well, apt-get uses .deb files not .rpm files, but, that's neither here or there. I'm wondering, just as Marc is, what you could have deleted. Did you run "apt-get update" before you tried "apt-get install packagename"? apt-get update synchronizes the package list that apt uses. That might restore the database that you might have deleted. Also, one should always do apt-get update before installing an application or doing a dist-upgrade to make sure that the package database is up to date. BTW - Running "sudo dpkg --configure -a" is a good way of fixing problems that arise during the use of apt. Did you try that command, and, if so, did it help?
    Link to this post 01 May 12

    Well, apt-get uses .deb files not .rpm files, but, that's neither here or there. I'm wondering, just as Marc is, what you could have deleted.

    Did you run "apt-get update" before you tried "apt-get install packagename"? apt-get update synchronizes the package list that apt uses. That might restore the database that you might have deleted. Also, one should always do apt-get update before installing an application or doing a dist-upgrade to make sure that the package database is up to date.

    BTW - Running "sudo dpkg --configure -a" is a good way of fixing problems that arise during the use of apt. Did you try that command, and, if so, did it help?

  • GoinEasy9
    RE: Should I keep the same distribution or update to new one?
    I also run bleeding edge distros but, I've stopped upgrading as soon as a new version is released, preferring to get work done instead of constantly tinkering. It is really your decision.
    Link to this post 28 Apr 12


    I also run bleeding edge distros but, I've stopped upgrading as soon as a new version is released, preferring to get work done instead of constantly tinkering. It is really your decision.

  • GoinEasy9
    RE: yum connection error
    The reply link mark pointed you to dealt with yumfastest-mirror. When I get repo errors in Fedora I have just do: Yum clean all Then Yum update And it usually fixes the problem.
    Link to this post 28 Apr 12

    The reply link mark pointed you to dealt with yumfastest-mirror. When I get repo errors in Fedora I have just do:

    Yum clean all
    Then
    Yum update

    And it usually fixes the problem.

  • GoinEasy9
    RE: KDE China User: A KDE Meeting in Beijing
    I'm a KDE user myself, thanks for the post.
    Link to this post 21 Apr 12

    I'm a KDE user myself, thanks for the post.

  • GoinEasy9
    RE: What's the difference between:Gnome +Mate / LXDE / KDE?
    Since you mentioned Boot Camp, I'm assuming you're using a MAC. In some cases installing Linux on a MAC is troublesome, but not always. I would advise going to the forums of the distro that you've chosen to install, and search for the model MAC you have and see if there are any problems or tricks that were used to successfully install (or just Google the info). If I'm wrong about you having a MAC, then .... nevermind. :D If your choosing whether to use a 32 or 64 bit version of Linux, the choice is up to you, as long as your CPU is a 64 bit processor. To this day, I still use 32 bit on all my installs. The one I'm using right now is an AMD Phenom X4 and I know it sounds like blasphemy to some, but, I still find it easier to maintain a 32 bit OS. The reason is that even though applications are compiled for 64 bit, many still were written for 32 bit, and, have to use 32 bit libraries. I still say that once all applications are written explicitly for 64 bit, then, I'll start using 64 bit. Many of my Linux friends would disagree, but, that's the choice I make. If you have a spare partition, and, are just testing, you can install one, experiment with it, then install the other and see if it makes a difference for you. The choice is yours. I am not restricted using any system resources by using 32 bit. BTW - I've never used a MAC or Boot Camp so I can't give you first hand knowledge. I only know that in the Fedora Forums, I see folks with MACs using the standard Fedora installer. I don't know what advantage or disadvantage using or not using Boot Camp will make. Keep us informed of your progress. Tom
    Link to this post 10 Apr 12

    Since you mentioned Boot Camp, I'm assuming you're using a MAC. In some cases installing Linux on a MAC is troublesome, but not always. I would advise going to the forums of the distro that you've chosen to install, and search for the model MAC you have and see if there are any problems or tricks that were used to successfully install (or just Google the info). If I'm wrong about you having a MAC, then .... nevermind. :D

    If your choosing whether to use a 32 or 64 bit version of Linux, the choice is up to you, as long as your CPU is a 64 bit processor. To this day, I still use 32 bit on all my installs. The one I'm using right now is an AMD Phenom X4 and I know it sounds like blasphemy to some, but, I still find it easier to maintain a 32 bit OS. The reason is that even though applications are compiled for 64 bit, many still were written for 32 bit, and, have to use 32 bit libraries. I still say that once all applications are written explicitly for 64 bit, then, I'll start using 64 bit. Many of my Linux friends would disagree, but, that's the choice I make. If you have a spare partition, and, are just testing, you can install one, experiment with it, then install the other and see if it makes a difference for you. The choice is yours. I am not restricted using any system resources by using 32 bit.

    BTW - I've never used a MAC or Boot Camp so I can't give you first hand knowledge. I only know that in the Fedora Forums, I see folks with MACs using the standard Fedora installer. I don't know what advantage or disadvantage using or not using Boot Camp will make.

    Keep us informed of your progress.

    Tom

  • GoinEasy9
    RE: Good to be back.
    As I said in another thread, welcome back, we missed you. Congratulations on getting your degree and good luck on your bachelors. It's a great field to be in these days, not much else has listings in the job market.
    Link to this post 09 Apr 12

    As I said in another thread, welcome back, we missed you. Congratulations on getting your degree and good luck on your bachelors. It's a great field to be in these days, not much else has listings in the job market.

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