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Repos/repositories are the... I guess you can call them "master lists" of packages. When you download a package to install through your package manager, the package manager gets it from the repo.

An RPM is a Redhat Package Manager file. If I recall correctly, it's like the Redhat/Fedora equivalent to the .exe installer in windows. It contains the info for the package manager to install the program. In Debian (and its derivatives), the file is a .deb.

I've got Fedora 14 installed in a VM, and it seems pretty sweet. I don't have the time nor an available computer, but I'd like to see if I can run it as my main OS on a desktop. It's well-polished and doesn't seem like it has the quirks it used to that kept me from running it full time way back then (if you look at one of the computers in my profile, it was running F7 at the time )
I started out with Fedora 1 up to about 7 when i jumped over to ubuntu. Fedora works great with my dell latitude d630 laptop, i had some trouble with my desktop tho'.... i may have to try it again on the desktop (my AMD skt 939 3800 x2)....I think the trouble was video driver related with my 7600GT.
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I started out with Fedora 1 up to about 7 when i jumped over to ubuntu. Fedora works great with my dell latitude d630 laptop, i had some trouble with my desktop tho'.... i may have to try it again on the desktop (my AMD skt 939 3800 x2)....I think the trouble was video driver related with my 7600GT.

I've tried every one from 6 to 11. I haven't been in touch with Linux since then. I always liked Fedora from 6 to 11, but there was always ONE single thing that was a deal breaker (video wouldn't install, audio had trouble, or in one instance, it wouldn't let me open the package manager.)

So far, all systems are go on this one, but I'll have to try it out on an actual desktop PC before I make my final judgment. I'm holding my breath, though biggrin.gif
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Repos/repositories are the... I guess you can call them "master lists" of packages. When you download a package to install through your package manager, the package manager gets it from the repo.
And anybody can package software and set up a repository. RPM Fusion is the best-known third-party Fedora repository since it contains NVIDIA video drivers, MP3, DVD, BR playback stuff, etc., stuff that couldn't go into Fedora directly for various reasons. Every Fedora user should add RPM Fusion; see my Linux Software Guide for more details.

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An RPM is a Redhat Package Manager file. If I recall correctly, it's like the Redhat/Fedora equivalent to the .exe installer in windows. It contains the info for the package manager to install the program. In Debian (and its derivatives), the file is a .deb.
It's more equivalent to a Windows .msi file, in that it's a standard way to package applications that the OS recognizes and can install with or without user intervention. As an app developer, you don't have to make up your own installer. Amazing that Linux has had these sorts of things for 15+ years and Windows only recently got with the program.

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I've got Fedora 14 installed in a VM, and it seems pretty sweet. I don't have the time nor an available computer, but I'd like to see if I can run it as my main OS on a desktop. It's well-polished and doesn't seem like it has the quirks it used to that kept me from running it full time way back then (if you look at one of the computers in my profile, it was running F7 at the time )
All OSes have quirks. As long as you aren't using an ATI video card, you should be fine. (ATI's drivers are so crappy that RPM Fusion doesn't even attempt to package and distribute them anymore.)
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I've tried every one from 6 to 11. I haven't been in touch with Linux since then. I always liked Fedora from 6 to 11, but there was always ONE single thing that was a deal breaker (video wouldn't install, audio had trouble, or in one instance, it wouldn't let me open the package manager.)

So far, all systems are go on this one, but I'll have to try it out on an actual desktop PC before I make my final judgment. I'm holding my breath, though
I got into Linux with Fedora, I think it was FC4 or 5, and haven't really strayed since. It's had its ups and downs, and really improved loads with 7, and I'm really happy with 11 and beyond.
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Just an update:
Mouse issues still persist, but the workaround (logging out then back in) works very well.
Setting up the RPMfusion rpms didn't work, they both resulted in a 404 message.
Downloading 11.2 atm, and I was wondering if I could make a 'system restore' type fail-safe, in case it totally f's my partition like it did last time.
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Just an update:
Mouse issues still persist, but the workaround (logging out then back in) works very well.
Setting up the RPMfusion rpms didn't work, they both resulted in a 404 message.
Downloading 11.2 atm, and I was wondering if I could make a 'system restore' type fail-safe, in case it totally f's my partition like it did last time.
RPM Fusion downloads seem to be working fine. Are you sure you followed the directions?
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RPM Fusion downloads seem to be working fine. Are you sure you followed the directions?
I followed the directions you gave me on Page 5 or 6.
Also, su -c didn't do anything, so I had to drop to root anyway. :/

And the drivers screwed my partition again. Time to wipe it and try again. :/
Edited by Bassdoken - 3/5/11 at 12:10pm
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I followed the directions you gave me on Page 5 or 6.
Also, su -c didn't do anything, so I had to drop to root anyway. :/

And the drivers screwed my partition again. Time to wipe it and try again. :/
Just to clarify, su -c requires putting single quotes around the line of commands you want.

su -c 'fu'
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uhm... on that frozen boot screen

when those lines come up, hit esc and it will kill the graphical boot and just show you the commands its running through, you might actually be able to tell exactly whats failing and that might help with fixing it

i always kinda liked fedora because its built off of redhat and its internals are so nice and clean and organized because it does have a base of a professional server level os BUT i always found debian based distros easier to use... if you dont want something fairly generic like kde or gnome on ubuntu, check out crunchbang very easy to use os, comes with openbox by default

also, to the person that said .rpm is like a .exe installer... i think .msi would be a better file extension to compare it to same with .deb i think
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also, to the person that said .rpm is like a .exe installer... i think .msi would be a better file extension to compare it to same with .deb i think
Do you mean this?

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It's more equivalent to a Windows .msi file, in that it's a standard way to package applications that the OS recognizes and can install with or without user intervention. As an app developer, you don't have to make up your own installer. Amazing that Linux has had these sorts of things for 15+ years and Windows only recently got with the program.
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