Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner
Fedora is ok. It has become VERY elegant; it is also exponentially gaining ease of use. The only problem I had with it is the package manager saying there was already one open and it wouldn't let me manage software or update the system.
Other than that - great OS.
yum, kyum, yumex (aka Yum Extender), pup, and pirut are all considered package managers to Fedora. Of course kyum and yumex are just GUIs to go with yum.. But anyhow, that probably happened because you were using either kyum or yumex and they crashed. A few versions ago, yumex was pretty buggy.. Not Fedora's fault, as they didn't make yumex.. But it was like you had to let yumex "warm up". If you clicked somewhere before it was 100% ready, it would grey out and crash. That occasionally would produce the same error you speak of, but it's easily fixed by either logging out, reseting xorg (Alt+Ctrl+Backspace.. this also logs you out), or restarting the computer.
yumex is more rock solid now, and I don't recall having issues with it since the newer versions. You're right about it becoming elegant though:
My current desktop..
. And just so Wc[thunder] knows, the top and bottom toolbars (panels) are slightly modified to my preference. Fedoraproject.org has screenshots with the default layout. Also, for anyone who's curious, those temps at the top are CPU, Core0, and Core1.