Running Fedora 16 on an Acer laptop with 3 GB of Ram, and an AMD processor (1.60 GHz dual core). I installed Fedora as a curiosity... I really like the interface, but I can't figure out how to install new programs. Trying to use the add/remove programs application is frustrating because after clicking a category or searching the program fades and does nothing. Whenever I download a program manually online and try to run it with the software installer, it takes about 5-10 minutes for the window to pop up, then, after clicking on install, it gives an error message. Clicking on details says that the it timed out while waiting for a response. RAWR!
Any help at all? I would love to continue uring Fedora, but I would really like to add new programs.
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Update: After waitiing a while at the Add/Remove Screen, it came up with an error saying that Yum is being blocked by '/usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none'. I'm going to hunt around for it.