Fedora :: 15 LXDE - Unable To Get Package Manager?
May 26, 2011
I tried installing Fedora 15 Gnome on my 8 year old laptop, but it didn't work so well since Gnome 3 couldn't start due to my graphics adapter (although it worked fine in Fedora 14), so I tried installing Fedora 15 LXDE and had much better results. Any way, after running yum update, I tried to install Google Chrome since I prefer it over FireFox, but I noticed that I didn't have the opton to automatically install it with a package manager, only download it. Once downloaded, I tried to open it via the GUI and it brought up a screen asking me what application I wanted to use to open the rpm. It didn't even know how to install a rpm!! I then tried to install it via the command line, but it failed because the package was dependent on others. After looking around in the Administration menu, there does not seem to be any package manager installed. How can this be? I've used many different versions of Linux before, but none that didn't have a package manager or didn't know how to install it's own native binaries. I don't get it.
I installed fedora 14 lxde saturday, loaded about 1/2 the items from the unofficial fedora faq, and see videos on ....., but there is no sound. However, the sound works fine on sabayon lxde.# alsamixer -c 0 -- shows the sound settings are turned up. What can I do to get the sound working?
I am unable to open my newly installed ubuntu 9.10 (karmic-koala) asv it is showing some error message which is as follows:
E: Type 'n' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bisigi-ppa-karmic.list E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
If anyone has a remedy for this, i will open my Synaptic Package manager.
Ubuntu 10.04, update manager: the package "libmyth-perl" shows up, but is greyed. I have purged all myth-tv (assuming this package belongs there) from my system, but I am unable to remove this package from the update manager.
Pre update (10.10) Synaptic Package Manager would allow me to delete residual config files by clicking the Apply button after marking them. Post update, the Apply button does not highlight or allow me to click it when I mark packages for complete removal.
Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit I have not been able to update using the update manager or by using the package manager. It seems when the update manager tries to download all the requests fail.Anyone else had this problem??
After installing from the LXDE live CD I am unable to login. I type in my username, and then my password, and then the prompt goes back to the username (in other words, nothing happens). I can however login via the virtual terminals.
Could this be an issue with the live cd? Or was it just a bad install?
Whenever I try to install a program by Synaptic Package Manager, it downloads packages but it doesn't install those.It tries to connect to downloads.openwrt.org but unables to connect because of connection time out. I have attached a screenshot of it.
I am meeting some problems on my opensuse 11.2 system in the last week, I see an higher load on CPU and the system seems to swap a lot of time. Checking on dmesg I found that at boot time I have a lot of errors: I paste a little part of the full log at the end of this post
If I am not wrong I have found and installed an official opensuse 11.2 kernel update through zypper some days ago Moreover, actually I am not able to use yast package manager because it seems to crash during repositories refresh (or just after it)
I just installed lxde on an ubuntu lucid box and after logging into it I found that the network manager applet doesnt start automatically and hence no internet connection. Though I could easily setup the net using ifconfig, I want to use network manager as this pc is used by my brother whos a beginner. In the terminal if I give "nm-applet &" the applet starts and the notification daemon states "connection established" but still internet is not available. So how can I configure the network manager in lxde?
I'm new to Fedora, having used mainly Ubuntu in the past. My biggest (and pretty much only big) problem so far is that I can't find a good enough gui frontend for yum. I really hate packagekit because it doesn't really give any info; it simply says "downloading" and "installing packages" without saying what exactly it's downloading, where from, what's the speed (how will I know if my connection's stalling?), how big the file is etc.
I like yumex, but every time I open it I have to wait 3+ minutes for it to reload the repositories. And if I don't reload them then I can't install anything. Also, when I'm done installing it has to reload the repositories once more if I want to keep using it. Then I also tried synaptic, which (of course) works as well as I'm used to, but some important repositories for Fedora (like RPMfusion) aren't accessible through APT.
Another problem with any non-packagekit managers I tried was also that they don't communicate with the system's notifier, so after installing/updating a package through anything else than packagekit that needs me to restart the computer or a program I get no notice of it. Is there a package manager that would work the way I want it to, or should I just make a choice between using console, using the overly simplistic (in nice terms) packagekit and waiting several minutes before making changes to the installed packages? I'd be glad for any input here.
I am relatively new convert from ubuntu/debian here and while I like yum's interface in the terminal better than aptitude, I regularly find myself frustrated with gpk-application. When I try using it to search for packages, as often as not it will not return any results--even though I know it should return some. Furthermore, there is no ability to define what fields you are search (package name, description, etc.) Another thing that really bothers me is how when it is downloading/installing packages, all you get is the little bar and a message saying "resolving dependencies", or "downloading", or "installing" etc.
With no option for more details (or preferably a terminal display). While I usually use the terminal by default for package manager, I had got used to using synaptic package manager in ubuntu and debian for searching for packages, when I wasn't exactly certain what the name was of the package I needed. I know I can do this from the terminal, or even on the internet, but I found synaptic was great for quick investigations. Is there any rpm package manager closer to synaptic in terms of functionality? or am I stuck with gpk?
I've been a Gentoo user for several years now, but the maintenance costs (time) of keeping a Gentoo system up-to-date are getting to be a bit much. I've heard good things about Fedora.I have some questions:
1. How does the package manager work? Do I need repository URLs? 2. How does support for patented codecs work? 3. Is this a rolling release system?
i want to use the ubuntu package manager, because it is much easier to find programs, and it has sortable lists and the popularity of all the different programs, i've installed synaptic package manager, but its not the same as on ubuntu, how i can get a package manager with all the features of the ubuntu one?
after a while of using Gnome with Fedora 12, I installed Openbox and started the configuration process. Everything is pretty much just the way I like it, but when I open the package manager and try to install something, it says "Authorization failed: you have failed to provide proper authentication. Please check any passwords or account settings" I'm sure it's because I forgot to add something to my autostart.sh, but I'm not sure exactly what...
I haven't got Lubuntu as such, I've installed LXDE to try it out with Ubuntu 11.04 sometimes. For it to be practical for me I need the battery icon and Network Manager on the panel. I'm assuming this can be done easily enough as Linux Mint LXDE has got it, or Network Manager at least. i need NM to easily start my Mobile Broadband dongle's connection.Also, can touchpad tapping be turned off in LXDE, and how? I have it set up to have no tapping in regular Ubuntu but this is undone when I boot LXDE.
I have upgraded my Laptop from Fedora12 to Fedora 13 via DVD image (x64 version). After the upgrade, I tried to update via YUM every package that still needed upgrade (especially nvidia drivers), and I got
[Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-13-x86_64
So, I tried to delete and reimport the rpmfusion repos, but when I go to this page:
and try to install the RPMs, it only allows me to open them with Archive Manager! So I looked into GNOME menus and... damn, apparently I can't find Package manager anymore! Where did it go? and more importantly, why can't I install RPMs anymore? Can anyone enlight me on what went wrong?
Being the fool that I am, I forgot the good old terminal. I have still to nail down in my brain that going by terminal always works better than GUI. Using RPM -Uvh I managed to re-import all repos whose GPG key wasn't signed, and so I finally can upgrade my packages.
Package Manager is missing from GNOME. I have a couple of packages that I installed outside from repositories (they are SongBird and PersonalBrain), and I want to upgrade one (SongBird) and delete the other (PersonalBrain) but since I am in no way an expert when it comes to use the Terminal, I don't know how to uninstall them both (and then reinstall an upgraded version of SongBird).
I would like to install Password Gorilla but I cannot find it in the package manager, is it available in F12? It may be that I need to install another repository but I do not know which one, as far as I'm aware I have all of the 'standard' ones.
I am just starting to use fedora as I'm on compsoc committee at my uni, and need to be able to use the server which runs it. Am trying to get a mumble server running (just on my laptop with a fedora 14 install) And am really struggling, can't get the stuff manually and do it, as it says it depends on some other packages which I can't find in the package manager, and if I just use the murmur package in the manager, then it doesn't seem to install, and even if it does, if I try to run it, it says the database is not writeable