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Re: I might be ready to give up...



Sorry- I am trying again
 
 
I have not used any flavour of linux in more years than I care to even think about.  I decided to give it a go with Fedora Core 6.
 
I installed on a older Pentium 2 MMX box. The install went smoothly and I was up an running in a short time.
 
Shortly after install I was notified about 140 some-odd updates that were availible and told the system to install them.
 
I waited... and waited.. and waited... and nothing happened- at all. No list of updates.. no notice updates were taking place. Nothing.
 
Well, after literally hours of nothing happening- I told the machine to reboot.  While shutting down- the machine froze. The background image was about 1/2 removed from the screen and it just sat... I thought perhaps it was doing something- so I let that sit for a while- and again, nothing happened. I powered off.
 
I powered back up- and boot starts normally- the graphic enviornment starts up and starts loading.
 
Near the end- when I expect the desktop to show- it reverts to the command line.
 
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I have not used any flavour of linux in more years than I care to even think about.  I decided to give it a go with Fedora Core 6.
 
I installed on a older Pentium 2 MMX box. The install went smoothly and I was up an running in a short time.
 
Shortly after install I was notified about 140 some-odd updates that were availible and told the system to install them.
 
I waited... and waited.. and waited... and nothing happened- at all. No list of updates.. no notice updates were taking place. Nothing.
 
Well, after literally hours of nothing happening- I told the machine to reboot.  While shutting down- the machine froze. The background image was about 1/2 removed from the screen and it just sat... I thought perhaps it was doing something- so I let that sit for a while- and again, nothing happened. I powered off.
 
I powered back up- and boot starts normally- the graphic enviornment starts up and starts loading.
 
Near the end- when I expect the desktop to show- it reverts to the command line.
 
I looked at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/FC6Common and validated I had the i586 rather than the i686 kernel.  I attempted to fix that. On step 2 the yumdownloader reports that a lot of repositoriy's are listed more than once in the configuration and then runs a short time - with a final notice of "Errno 13" Permission denied  ./kernel- 2.6.18-1/2896.fc6.i686.rpm
 
I looked further on the page and found https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=212507   and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=218207 which seem like they might apply- but the instuctions, for a newbie, are incomplete so I am not sure what I should be doing.  It talks about fixes in -updates-testing and so forth.  However, I have no idea what any of that means.
 
Can someone point me in the right direction?
 
Hal

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