This is how you query the package database to see if a package is installed or not. [email protected] homer# yum list installed | grep xterm xterm.x86_64 293-1.fc19 @[email protected] homer# yum list installed | grep xterm xterm.x86_64 293-1.fc19 @anaconda This is a more verbose way of doing this. [email protected] homer# yum list installed xterm Loaded plugins: …

The main thing about using Linux is getting it installed is one thing; but getting various hardware working and configured is another. Nvidia drivers are one major stumbling block for willing Ubuntu users. Here is a nice tutorial that explains how to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal:¬†http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-quetzal-nvidia.html. To install updates after the …