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    Fedora 18 Proplems.
    I'm running Fedora 18 on a Dell Inspiron 8600, 1.7G/600MHz processor, 2Gb RAM @ 333 MHz. I'm not sure on Video card if it's the 32-bit or the 64-bit, I believe it is the 32-bit NVIDIA 5200 w/64MB of video memory. I am completely new to the Linux OS, so I'm not sure on anything to do with using Terminal Commands to find problems/trouble shoot. Problems: 1) After I have done a fresh install of Fedora 18: * the Grub displays to options when I turn on the computer. A) Fedora and B) Advanced settings/options * After I select all the updates that show up from Yum, I have three options: A) Fedora (3.8.3-201.fc18.i686) B) Fedora and C)Advanced settings/options. If I select option A from this new list, Fedora never boots, it just runs, gets stuck in some kind of loop, Any Ideas why and should I look for some yum update to delete to get rid of option A? If I choose option B, Fedora logs in fine. 2) So, my system is updated, with a fresh install, however, I can not play music cd's or dvd's. When I put a DVD in and chose GenieX for the player it says Failed-Could not access-dvdrom:/dev/dvd. Create Symbolic link/dev/dvd pointing to your cd rom device or set your scrom device in the preferences dialog. * When I go to the preferences dialog, the only input available is the USB ports. However when I installed the OS, I did it from a cd-iso image. 3) When I try to play a music cd I get this message: *Xine engine failed-no demuxer found - stream not recognized. and last 4) Even with updated Firefox browser, every page I pull up only has half of the text visible, when I highlight the 'invisible' text, it appears, but then the other half that was visible disappears, any ideas on what would cause this phenomenon? All help and answers will be appreciated. Thanks.
    Link to this post 19 Mar 13

    I'm running Fedora 18 on a Dell Inspiron 8600, 1.7G/600MHz processor, 2Gb RAM @ 333 MHz. I'm not sure on Video card if it's the 32-bit or the 64-bit, I believe it is the 32-bit NVIDIA 5200 w/64MB of video memory.

    I am completely new to the Linux OS, so I'm not sure on anything to do with using Terminal Commands to find problems/trouble shoot.

    Problems:
    1) After I have done a fresh install of Fedora 18:
    * the Grub displays to options when I turn on the computer. A) Fedora and B) Advanced settings/options
    * After I select all the updates that show up from Yum, I have three options: A) Fedora (3.8.3-201.fc18.i686) B) Fedora and C)Advanced settings/options. If I select option A from this new list, Fedora never boots, it just runs, gets stuck in some kind of loop, Any Ideas why and should I look for some yum update to delete to get rid of option A? If I choose option B, Fedora logs in fine.

    2) So, my system is updated, with a fresh install, however, I can not play music cd's or dvd's. When I put a DVD in and chose GenieX for the player it says
    Failed-Could not access-dvdrom:/dev/dvd. Create Symbolic link/dev/dvd pointing to your cd rom device or set your scrom device in the preferences dialog.
    * When I go to the preferences dialog, the only input available is the USB ports. However when I installed the OS, I did it from a cd-iso image.

    3) When I try to play a music cd I get this message:
    *Xine engine failed-no demuxer found - stream not recognized.

    and last
    4) Even with updated Firefox browser, every page I pull up only has half of the text visible, when I highlight the 'invisible' text, it appears, but then the other half that was visible disappears, any ideas on what would cause this phenomenon?

    All help and answers will be appreciated. Thanks.

  • omec
    Pandora 18 Problems.
    1) Why does only about half of the mozilla web page load when I go to any website? 2) Actually even in the set up menu when I install Pandora, the next buttons and such don't even show untill I move my cursor over them. 3) The media players do not work at all, even with the installed media devices and programs, and it won't let me install VLC media player.
    Link to this post 19 Mar 13

    1) Why does only about half of the mozilla web page load when I go to any website?
    2) Actually even in the set up menu when I install Pandora, the next buttons and such don't even show untill I move my cursor over them.
    3) The media players do not work at all, even with the installed media devices and programs, and it won't let me install VLC media player.

  • omec
    Hey!
    Hello, They call me Omec, I'm going to be a pest on here for a while because this is my first transition from windows to a Linux OS. I like the idea of keeping an older, or newer computer running! To me this is way more 'green' than throwing a computer away, especially if one has spent a small fortune on the computer with 'quality' parts and the only thing wrong with it is a soon to be unsupported OS. I've been a successful parts swapper, just because I would rather do it myself, but now I would like to learn a little more. I think Linux will help me understand programming and hardware communication more. So here we go.
    Link to this post 18 Mar 13

    Hello, They call me Omec, I'm going to be a pest on here for a while because this is my first transition from windows to a Linux OS. I like the idea of keeping an older, or newer computer running! To me this is way more 'green' than throwing a computer away, especially if one has spent a small fortune on the computer with 'quality' parts and the only thing wrong with it is a soon to be unsupported OS. I've been a successful parts swapper, just because I would rather do it myself, but now I would like to learn a little more. I think Linux will help me understand programming and hardware communication more. So here we go.

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