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19. Accessing Windows Partitions

Fedora 10 will auto detect the Windows Partitions (FAT32, NTFS) that you may have in your computer's hard disk and it will place an icon of them on the desktop. Moreover ntfs-3g is installed by default which means that you have read/write access in NTFS partitions also.

If you want to enable/disable write support for external and/or internal devices with only two clicks you can install ntfs-config.

su -c 'yum install ntfs-config'
You can find it in System -> Administration -> NTFS Configuration Tool

20. Accessing Windows Shares

If you want to access the shared files of a Windows box of you LAN through Linux and also to be able to view your videos and listen to your mp3 through your local network install smb4k like this:

su -c 'yum install smb4k'
If you have an iptables firewall running you must set Samba as a trusted service. Go to System -> Administration -> Firewall and in 'Trusted Services' find 'Samba', tick it and press 'Apply'.



**Note: If you get a message like:

mount error 1 = Operation not permitted
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

open a terminal and type:

su -c 'chmod u+s /sbin/mount.cifs'
su -c 'chmod u+s /sbin/umount.cifs'

Each time you update smb4k or a samba component you have to run this command again.

21. Compiz-Fusion

Compiz Fusion is the 'cool cube' most of you have seen in a screenshot or video all over the Internet. Fedora 10 comes with a version of it that doesn't have all the features. You can take a look at it under System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Desktop Effects. But if you want to use all the effects, plugins etc. follow the instructions below.

Compiz requires direct rendering to work. To test if you have it type:

glxinfo | grep direct

If you see the message direct rendering: Yes you are ready to continue with the installation of the packages.

* Official Packages

The compiz-fusion packages found in Fedora repositories are a few versions back but they'll do their work. However, I suggest you to take a look in the unofficial packages below. To install them type:

For a Gnome compiz install

su -c 'yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf fusion-icon-gtk \
emerald compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome libcompizconfig compiz-gnome \
compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-extras \
compiz-fusion-extras-gnome'


For a KDE compiz install

su -c 'yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig fusion-icon-qt  \
emerald compiz-fusion  libcompizconfig compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python \
compiz-fusion-extras  compiz-kde compiz-manager'


For both Gnome and KDE compiz install

su -c 'yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig \
compizconfig-backend-gconf fusion-icon* emerald compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome \
libcompizconfig compiz-gnome compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python \
compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-kde compiz-manager'

* Unofficial Packages

If you want the latest compiz-fusion packages you must install an additional repository. It is constantly updated.

su -
wget http://www.linux-ati-drivers.homecall.co.uk/compiz-fusion-release-1-6.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh compiz-fusion-release-1-6.noarch.rpm
rm -f compiz-fusion-release-1-6.noarch.rpm


For a Gnome compiz install

su -
yum erase *compiz*
yum install --noplugins install compiz-gnome fusion-icon-gtk \
compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf \
compiz-plugins-unsupported compiz-plugins-extra


For a KDE compiz install

su -
yum erase *compiz*
yum install --noplugins install compiz-kde fusion-icon-qt \
compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig \
compiz-plugins-unsupported compiz-plugins-extra


For both KDE and gnome

su -
yum erase *compiz*
yum install --noplugins install compiz-kde compiz-gnome fusion-icon-all \
compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf \
compizconfig-backend-kconfig compiz-plugins-unsupported compiz-plugins-extra


If you are using the intel, nv, radeon or radeonhd drivers add the following lines in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the device section. This should help lag and cpu load.

Option          "AccelMethod" "EXA"
Option          "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"

* Auto start

GNOME:

Go to System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Sessions and click Add. Then type:

Name: Fusion Icon
Command: fusion-icon
Comment: Compiz Fusion panel applet

KDE:

Open a terminal and type:

ln -s /usr/bin/fusion-icon ~/.kde/Autostart/fusion-icon

Logout and then back in. Now you should see a blue icon in your tray. Right click on it and go to Select Window Manager -> Compiz. You can leave the default Window Decorator or select emerald through Select Window Decorator -> Emerald. If you click on Settings Manager, ccsm will run and you can configure compiz fusion as you like. Enjoy!


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