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Hi guys, I've been trying to install apps and things from the software repository on my Fedora 17 OS. I go to install something, say, GIMP, on my Gnome desktop. ...
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    Fedora 17 software repository not installing apps


    Hi guys,
    I've been trying to install apps and things from the software repository on my Fedora 17 OS. I go to install something, say, GIMP, on my Gnome desktop. I tick the box next to the program and then hit the apply button in the corner. It acts as if something is loading for a split second, greying out everything, then nothing happens. Am I missing a step to installing things? Any help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Execute this in Terminal :
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    su -c 'yum install gimp'
    Post error message here, if any.
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    No error message, but it asks me for a password. When I enter the password for my account, it says

    su: incorrect password

    Am I using the wrong password?

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    Am I using the wrong password?
    Type password of root user at that prompt.
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