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Fedora - Software question?

 
Joe Harry
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Guys,

When I select Applications > Add/Remove Software, I always get the following error,

Unable to retrieve software information in the form of a pop up box and I say OK, I'm back to the desktop. I'm unable to add or remove software in my Fedora. WHY is this? Please anyone help me!
 
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There's something missing from your question, so I can't make sense of it.

Although in truth, I don't use the GUI to do yum installs, I just run it from the command line.
 
Joe Harry
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Hey,

But I mentioned clearly the problem. Here it is again,

When I select Applications > Add/Remove Software, I always get the following error,

Unable to retrieve software information and this message appears in the form of a pop up box and when I click Ok in the pop up box, I'm back to my desktop again. Please any Linux gurus, help e get rid of this problem!
 
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You mention that you screwed up yum in a previous post. You have so many posts going now I can't tell what you are doing. We ask that you Use One Thread Per Question to keep confusion to a minimum.
As for solving your problem, consider searching and posting at a Fedora-specific forum, like Fedora Forum. There will be a far greater level of experience with Fedora there than here, a Java website with a Linux forum.
One other thing you should consider is using a Linux distribution that is more friendly to non-free media. I use Ubuntu and the latest version (7.04) is very easy to configure to play non-free formats. The great thing about Linux is the freedom to choose. Choosing a distribution that doesn't match your requirements is just asking for trouble.
 
Joe Harry
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Joe,

Thanks for all your help but still I'm facing the same problem. You said that you use Ubuntu and does that have a similiar graphical user interface like Fedora has?
 
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