Help! newbie question
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Sun Apr 16 13:52:17 UTC 2006
Great! This helps me a lot to start. Thank you so much!
Anne Wilson <cannewilson at tiscali.co.uk> wrote: On Sunday 16 April 2006 13:39, JC wrote:
> Hi, I have just installed Fedora 5. I find myself struggling with it. I
> have some basic questions and hope somebody could give some hints. 1. where
> can I find what kernel version that is installed?
> 2. how do I find out if video4linux is installed?
> 3. how to install video4linux?
> 4. I want to use a USB camera that is supposed in video4linux2. How do I
> install its driver?
> Sorry for these stupid questions. If you have some links that could help me
> to start, it would very much apprecited. Thanks a lot! JC
Hi, JC. I'm not using FC5 yet, but here are some links that may help:
To find which kernel version you have, open a terminal (aka console) and type
If you haven't already done so, you need to do an update, as there are very
many updates already released, some of them very important. To do that, you
need a root terminal, so in the same terminal type
and give the root password. Then type
and let it do its stuff. Be warned, though, this first one will be a very big
To install new packages you use
yum install packagename
Remove with 'yum remove packagename'.
To see what's available try
yum search term
- which doesn't have to be a packagename. Search for 'video' and it will give
you a list of everything it knows about concerning video.
If you want to use formats like mp3, realplayer's formats, encrypted video,
etc., you will need additional repositories, as the distro can't legally
provide the necessary packages. They are all available, though, so ask again
when you are ready.
Hope that helps
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