Fedora 9 (SULPHUR) is here! As always it comes along with some new and bleeding edge features such as 2.6.25 kernel, Gnome 2.22.1, KDE 4.1, OpenOffice 2.4, Firefox 3 and PackageKit, a new cross-distribution (!) software management system that has replaced pirut and pup. I've written this guide to help new Fedora users to easilly configure their system. So, grub a Fedora installation disk and let's move on to our system's configuration part.

**Note:
In this guide I have included screenshots (wherever it's not to complicated) for those who prefer clicking on buttons than using the terminal. Of course the usuall "open terminal and type ..." instructions are still present.


**Note: The text editor I've been using in this guide is GNOME's default, gedit. If you are using KDE you may use kate. Of course the terminal based text editor, nano, is always a nice choice!

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  1. Upgrading from Fedora 7/8
  2. Configuring sudo
  3. Configuring yum
  4. Configuring Services
  5. Installing video drivers
  6. Installing Microsoft fonts
  7. Configuring Nautilus
  8. Configuring Firefox
  9. Configuring e-mail client
  10. MP3 and Audio players
  11. DVD & Video
  12. IRC Clients
  13. MSN Messenger Clients
  14. Author, Burn and BackUp CD/DVDs
  15. Download managers
  16. PDF Readers
  17. Torrent Clients
  18. Other Useful Applications
  19. Accessing Windows Partitions
    • Accessing Windows Shares
    • Compiz-fusion
    • KDE
    • JAVA
    • NetworkManager

     

    1. Upgrading from Fedora 7/8


    A new application has been developed in order to allow Fedora users easilly upgrade to the new release without having to download and cd/dvd. Preupgrade resolves all dependencies, downloads the needed packages, configures grub and finally asks the user just to reboot to complete the upgrade. Install and run Preupgrade by typing:

    su -c 'yum install preupgrade'
    preupgrade

    Select Fedora 9 and after a while you'll be asked to reboot in your upgraded Fedora 9 system!

    If you were using the Livna Repository don't forget to also update its packages.
    su -c 'rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm && yum -y update'

    2. Configuring sudo

     

    **Note: In my previous Fedora guides I've been using sudo for the commands that needed root access. However since many users don't want to add their user to the sudoers I've decided to change all the commands to the su -c 'command here' way. If you want to type many commands as root it is better to type only the first time su - and give your root password. After that you become root until you type exit. Of course it's up to you to configure sudo or not.

     

    * Modifing sudoers file

    Normally if you want to run a command which requires root privileges you first have to type 'su -', type your root password and then type the command. However you can bypass this by using the 'sudo' command. But first you have to configure it like this:

    su --login -c 'visudo'
    Now go below the line:

    root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL
    press a, and type the following

    username ALL=(ALL)      ALL
    where username is the username you use to login. Next press Escape.

    Now, if you want to be promted for your root password each time you use the sudo command go to this line:

    # %wheel        ALL=(ALL)       ALL
    and with your cursor pointing on # press x

    If you don't want to be promted for your root password each time you use the sudo command go to this line:

    # %wheel        ALL=(ALL)       NOPASSWD: ALL
    and with your cursor pointing on # press x

    Next, press :wq to save and exit. (type the : as well)

    * Adding your user to the wheel group

    Just type:

    su -c 'gpasswd -a username wheel'

    * Adding sbin to your PATH

    This step is optional but saves you a lot of time since many commands are located under /usr/sbin and /sbin and when you are trying to execute them as a single user from the terminal you must type their full path. To avoid this type:

    su -c 'gedit ~/.bash_profile'
    Then change the following line:

    PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin
    to

    PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin:/sbin:$HOME/bin

    * Testing sudo

    To test if you have done it correctly as a simple user type:

    $ sudo whoami
    If everything is working properly the command should return the word 'root'.

    3. Configuring yum

     

    * Basic Commands

    Below there are the most common commands you will use for yum, Fedora's Package Management System. You can find a more detailed description of those along with some more commands if you type:

    yum --help
    man yum

        * Install an application

    su -c 'yum install application_name'
        * Remove an application

    su -c 'yum remove application_name'
        * Install an rpm from your hard disk using yum to resolve dependencies

    su -c 'yum localinstall application_name'
        * Search for an application

    su -c 'yum search application_name'
        * Find info about an application

    su -c 'yum info application_name'
        * Update the whole system

    su -c 'yum update'
        * Enable a repository

    su -c 'yum --enablerepo=repo_name'
        * Disable a repository

    su -c 'yum --disablerepo=repo_name'

    * Importing Fedora GPG keys

    Fedora has 2 basic repositories named 'fedora' and 'updates'. To use them and not get errors about unsigned packages you must import their GPG keys. Open a terminal and type:

    su -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/*'

    * Third party Repositories

    Fedora software repositories don't include support for MP3, DVD and Video playback/recording because of patent licences. For this reason you have to install that software from third party repositories. But don't worry, this is pretty easy! ;)

    Now we are going to install the Livna Repository, a third party repo which provides many multimedia codecs and additional applications. For the rest of this guide I will assume that you have installed and enabled the Livna Repository. So, open a terminal and type:


    su -c 'rpm -hiv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm'
    su -c 'rpm --import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY'

    * Graphical Interface for yum

    If you don't like typing commands in your console you can use Fedora's Graphical interface for yum. You can find it under System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software.

    You can also install yumex for this reason.

    su -c 'yum install yumex'

    * Configure yum through Proxy

    If you are behind an http proxy server and you want yum to connect to the internet through that proxy open a terminal and type:

    su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.conf'
    Add this line in the yum configuration

    proxy=http://ip:port/
    where ip is your proxy's ip address and port is the port the proxy listens to. Don't forget the / after the port number. Save and exit.

    * Yum plugins

    * yum-fastestmirror


    Exactly what its name says. This plugin searches for the fastest mirror in your mirrorlist and downloads all packages from it. To install it type:
     su -c 'yum install yum-fastestmirror'

    * yum-presto


    The presto plugin provides faster, smaller size downloads to Fedora users. It downloads only the part of the rpm that has been updated and not the whole package. To install it type:
     su -c 'yum install yum-presto'
    Then edit your /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo like this:

    su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo'
    comment the mirrorlist line by adding # in front of it and then paste this line:

    mirrorlist=http://presto-mirrors.anmar.eu.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch

    4. Configuring Services


    You can easilly select which services should run when you boot your system you can use Fedora's services configuration utility which can be found under System -> Administration -> Services.

    For a detailed description on all services and daemons read my Fedora Services Guide .
     


    5. Installing video drivers


    **Note: To install many of the following packages you must have the Livna Repository enabled as described here .

    * Installing nVidia driver

    Nvidia 173.14.05 now supports X.Org server 1.5 which means you can now have 3D support in Fedora 9. Just type:

    su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-lib'

    * Installing ATi driver

    Currently there aren't usable drivers for Fedora 9 because of the new version of X.Org it uses. A solution can be found in fedoraforums.org

    6. Installing Microsoft fonts


    Fedora uses Liberation and DejaVu fonts which are installed by default and look pretty smooth and nice, plus they are open source.
     
    If you insist on using the microsoft fonts you can download and install the msttcorefonts rpm like this.

    wget http://www.my-guides.net/en/images/stories/fedora9/msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.noarch.rpm
    su -c 'rpm -ivh msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.noarch.rpm'

    I built it myself using the msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.spec from Fedora-devel mailing list which unlke msttcore-fonts-2.0-1.spec doesn't require installing the xfs server. Therefore is ideal for Fedora 8 and 9. It includes Arial, Andale, Comic Sans, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Tahoma, Times, Trebuchet MS, Verdana and Webdings fonts.


    The procedure just in case you want to built it yourself is the following.

    su -c 'yum install rpmdevtools rpm-build cabextract'
    rpmdev-setuptree
    cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/
    wget http://www.my-guides.net/en/images/stories/fedora9/msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.spec
    rpmbuild -bb msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.spec
    cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/
    su -c 'rpm -ivh msttcore-fonts-2.0-2.noarch.rpm'


    Now you can change your fonts through System -> Prefereces Look and Feel -> Appearance -> Fonts

    7. Configuring Nautilus

     

    * Open each folder in the same window

    Go to System -> Preferences -> Personal -> File Management and in the Behavior tab select the Always open in browser windows option.



    Now you will use the File Browser to navigate through your folders.

    * Open Terminal here

    It's very useful to have an 'Open Terminal here' command to easilly open a folder in terminal while you are browsing it in Nautilus. To do so type:

    su -c 'yum install nautilus-open-terminal'
    log out and then log in, right click in a Nautilus window and you'll see the command.

    * Enable Num Lock on GNOME startup

    su -c 'yum install numlockx
    su -c 'cp /etc/gdm/Init/Default /etc/gdm/Init/Default_backup'
    su -c 'gedit /etc/gdm/Init/Default'

    And add the following lines at the end of the file.

    if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then
     /usr/bin/numlockx on
    fi

    Save and exit. Now restart X server and check if num lock light is on.

    8. Configuring Firefox

     

    * Acrobat Plugin

    To be able to view pdf documents through Firefox you must have adobe acrobat reader installed as described here.

    * Flash Plugin

    Go to Adobe's site and select the 'Yum for Linux' option. Open the file with the default Package Installer. It will install it for you.



    Next open the System -> Administartion -> Add/Remove Software and search for flash-plugin. Select to install those two files and import the GPG key or just type:

    su -c 'yum install flash-plugin'


    Finally restart Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. You should Shockwave Flash among the plugins.



    Users of Fedora x86_64 must install the nspluginwrapper.i386 and nspluginwrapper.x86_64 packages to enable the 32-bit Adobe Flash plugin in x86_64 Firefox and the pulseaudio-libs.i386 package to enable sound from the plugin.

    Create the 32bit mozilla plugin directory using this command:

    su -c 'mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins'
    Install flash-plugin
    su -c 'yum install flash-plugin'

    Install the nspluginwrapper.i386, nspluginwrapper.x86_64, pulseaudio-libs.i386 packages:

    su -c 'yum -y install nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386'
    Restart Firefox and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins. You should Shockwave Flash among the plugins.

    If you don't see it run mozilla-plugin-config to register the flash plugin:

    su -c 'mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v'
    If Firefox crashes when you visit a page with flash type the following:

    su -c 'gedit /etc/adobe/mms.cfg'and in that file paste the following line:

    WindowlessDisable=trueSave and exit. Now try again with Firefox.

    It would also be useful to install curl.i386 to prevent Firefox from crashing.
    su -c 'yum install curl.i386'

    * Mplayer Plugin

    Although Fedora 9 has totem-mozplugin preinstalled it doesn't seem to work. I prefer the mplayer plugin for Firefox but at this time there is no Livna package. To install it type:

    su -c 'yum remove totem-mozplugin'
    su -c 'yum install gecko-mediaplayer'

    You should also install additional codecs as described here to support wmv video playback.

    * java Plugin

    Fedora 9 comes with java openjdk plugin preinstalled. However you may face some problems when trying to run certain java applets. For more information check here .

    If you don't have it installed type:

    su -c 'yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk{,-plugin}'
    In case you have upgraded from Fedora 8 you should first remove java-icedtead like this:

    su -c "yum erase java-1.7.0-icedtea{,-plugin}"
    You can always install SUN's JRE as described here.

    * mms streaming play

    In the address bar type:

    about:config
    Right click somewhere and select NEW and then STRING. Type this in the box:

    network.protocol-handler.app.mms
    Click ok and in the box type the program you want to open the streaming media with, such as /usr/bin/mplayer.

    Next right click again and select NEW and then BOOLEAN. Type this in the box:

    network.protocol-handler.external.mms
    Click ok and then type:

    true

    * Set backspace button

    By default in Fedora's Firefox when you press the backspace button it does nothing. If you want backspace to take you to the previous page type in the address bar:

    about:config
    and in Filter box type:

    browser.backspace_action
    Right click on it, select Modify and change its value from 2 to 0. Restart Firefox and the backspace will be set.

    * IPv6

    You might notice that your browsing through Firefox is a little slow on Fedora 9. This is because Firefox 3 has enabled by default IPv6 which causes Firefox to first resolve an IPv6 address and after the connection fails it switches to IPv4. To change this setting type:
    about:config
    and in Filter box type:

    network.dns.disableIPv6
    Right click on it, select Togle and change its value to true. Restart Firefox and you are ready!

    9. Configuring e-mail client


    Fedora 9 has evolution as the default e-mail client. Of course you can install Thunderbird if you prefer it. Just type:

    su -c 'yum install Thunderbird'

    Now you can find Thunderbird under Applications -> Internet -> Thunderbird Mail Client. To make it the default Fedora mail client go to System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Preferred Applications and under Mail Reader select Thunderbird Mail.


    10. MP3 and Audio players


    **Note: To install many of the following packages you must have the Livna Repository enabled as described here .

    The first time you will try to play an mp3 file Totem Movie PLayer will come up and it will through you a message about Proprietary formats. Here you can download the free fluendo mp3 decoder which will allow you to play mp3s just fine as shown in the screenshots below.








    However fluendo doesn't allow you to encode mp3s. In that case you can install mp3 codes from Livna as shown below.

    At any time you can uninstall the fluendo codec simply by typing:

    rm ~/.gstreamer-0.10/plugins/libgstflump3dec.so

    * Rhythmbox

    I believe that Rhythmbox is a better mp3 player than the default Totem for Gnome users. You can find it under Applications -> Sound & Video -> Rhythmbox Music Player. If you don't have it, to install it type:

    su -c 'yum install gstreamer rhythmbox'
    To make all mp3 files open by default with Rhytmbox right click on an mp3 file and select 'Open with Other Application...'. Click on Rhytmbox Music Player and you're done.

    To add mp3 and other audio support type:

    su -c 'yum install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly'

    * amaroK

    amaroK is a pretty good audio/mp3 player for KDE. Of course you can install it under Gnome or any other Desktop Environment too. To install it and add mp3 support type:

    su -c 'yum install amarok amarok-extras-nonfree'

    * Audacious

    Audacious is another audio player similar to old winamp 2.x. To install it type:

    su -c 'yum install audacious audacious-plugins-nonfree-*'
    If you want to use your winamp 2.x skin with audacious simply copy winamp's *.wsz skin to /usr/share/audacious/Skins/

    If your tags are in a different encoding than utf8 you can force audacious to use it:

    Preferences -> Playlist -> Metadata -> Fallback character encoding -> iso8859-7

    If you want to add in queue mp3s when double clicked edit this file:

    su -c 'nano /usr/share/applications/fedora-audacious.desktop'
    And change Exec=audacious to Exec=audacious -e

    * XMMS

    This audio player is no longer used, you could try audacious instead, but if you still want it type:

    su -c 'yum install xmms xmms-libs xmms-mp3'

    11. DVD & Video


    **Note: To install many of the following packages you must have the Livna Repository enabled as described here .

    * DVD playback

    In order to play DVDs you must install the appropriate codecs.

    su -c 'yum install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi'

    * Video files playback

    If you have previously set up mp3 playback additional packages would have been installed as dependencies. These packages include video codecs such as xvidcore, ffmpeg and other.

    To check some of them type:

    su -c 'yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-compat libmatrosca xvidcore'
    Finally to be able to play some closed window formats such as wmv files type the following:

    cd ~/Download
    wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
    tar -jxf all-20071007.tar.bz2
    su -c 'mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/codecs'
    su -c 'cp all-20071007/* /usr/local/lib/codecs'
    rm -rf all-20071007

    Now choose one of the following Video players and install it.

    **Note: You can build your own rpm containing the above codecs. Each time a new codec pack is released you will have to change the spec file with the correct name. Open a terminal and type:

    su -c 'yum install rpmdevtools'
    cd ~
    rpmdev-setuptree
    cd ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
    wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
    cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
    wget http://svn.rpmforge.net/svn/trunk/rpms/w32codec/w32codec.spec
    gedit w32code.spec
    Find this line %define real_version 20050216 and change it to %define real_version 20071007. Next continue building and installing the rpm.

    rpmbuild -ba w32codec.spec
    cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/i386
    su -c 'yum --nogpgcheck localinstall w32codec'

    * Totem

    Fedora 9 has installed Totem Movie Player. If you want to play DVD files also with totem type:

    su -c 'yum install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree'

    * Mplayer/SMPlayer

    I prefer mplayer and smplayer (mplayer's GUI) for video playback. It supports almost any video type, external subtitles as well as DVD playback as long as you have the needed codecs installed as shown previously.

    su -c 'yum install mplayer smplayer'
    Open smplayer from Applications -> Sound & Video -> SMPlayer

    If mplayer doesn't work open a terminal and run it from there. Check if you see the below error:

    The flip-hebrew option can't be used in a config file.
    Error parsing option flip-hebrew=no at line 133
    In that case type the following command to fix it.

    su -c 'sed -i 's/flip-hebrew/#flip-hebrew/' /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf'

    * VLC

    VLC (Video Lan Client) supports almost any video type without the need of installing external codecs.

    su -c 'yum install vlc'

    * kaffeine

    kaffeine is another KDE media player that uses the xine engine.

    su -c 'yum install kaffeine'
    su -c 'yum install xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree'

    * RealPlayer

    An opensource alternative to RealPlayer is HelixPlayer. You can try it by typing:

    su -c 'yum install HelixPlayer'
    If you don't like it you can download RealPlayer rpm from here . Next open a terminal and go to the Folder you downloaded it. Install it by typing:

    su -c 'yum remove HelixPlayer'
    su -c 'yum install compat-libstdc++-33'
    su -c 'rpm -hiv RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm'

    * Avidemux

    Avidemux is a very good multimedia editor. Install it like this:

    su -c 'yum install avidemux'
    It will be listed in Applications -> Sound & Video -> Avidemux Video Editor.

    12. IRC Clients

     

    * Konversation

    A Qt based IRC client for KDE users

    su -c 'yum install konversation'

    * xchat

    A gtk+ based IRC client for GNOME users

    su -c 'yum intall xchat'
    You will find it under Applications -> Internet -> IRC

    13. MSN Messenger Clients

     

    * Pidgin

    The default IM client that comes with Fedora 9 is Pidgin. It's in Applications -> Internet -> Internet Messenger. If it's not there install it by typing:

    su -c 'yum install pidgin'

    * Kopete

    Kopete is KDE's IM client. Install it by typing:

    su -c 'yum install kdenetwork'

    * aMSN

    Another pretty good IM is amsn. It supports many plugins.

    su -c 'yum install amsn'
    You will find it under Applications -> Internet -> aMSN

    14. Author, Burn and BackUp CD/DVDs

     

    * Sound-Juicer

    Sound Juicer is a CD ripping tool. It is installed by default and you can find it under Applications -> Sound & Video -> Audio CD Extractor. If it's not there install it with:

    su -c 'yum install sound-juicer'

    * GnomeBaker

    A CD/DVD burning utility for GNOME.

    su -c 'yum install gnomebaker'
    It's under Applications -> Sound & Video -> CD/DVD Writer GnomeBaker.

    * k3b

    Probably the best Linux CD/DVD burning program. It comes along with a lot KDE dependencies if you are using GNOME.

    su -c 'yum install k3b'
    To enable all encoding features and programs for k3b type:

    su -c 'yum install k3b-extras-nonfree vcdimager normalize transcode lame'

    * k9copy

    K9copy is the linux version of DVDshrink.

    su -c 'yum install k9copy'
    su -c 'yum install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi'

    * DeVeDe

    DeVeDe is a very good dvd authoring tool. It allows you to convert any type of video format to DVD so that you can watch it in any player you like.

    su -c 'yum install devede'
    I have written a guide on How to create a custom DVD using DeVeDe http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/view/75/26/.

    15. Download managers

    * d4x

    A downloader for X windows that supports resuming.

    su -c 'yum install d4x'

    * kget

    This is KDE's default download manager. if you are using GNOME you will have to download a lot of dependencies and KDE libraries, so you'd better not use it.

    su -c 'yum install kdenetwork'

    16. PDF Readers

     

    * evince

    The default pdf viewer for Fedora is Evince. If it's not installed type:

    su -c 'yum install evince'

    * xpdf

    su -c 'yum install xpdf'

    * acrobatreader

    If you prefer adobe acrobat reader you can download it from here. The latest version at this time is 8.1.2. Download the Linux x86 rpm.



    When the download completes right click on the Downloads window and click 'Open'. The PackageKit will install the rpm after you supply your root password.



    Restart Firefox and type about:plugins in the Address Bar. You should see Adobe Reader 8.0 among the plugins.

    17. Torrent Clients

     

    * Transmission

    Fedora 9 comes with Transmission as a default torrent client. You can find it under Applications -> Internet -> Transmission or in case you don't have it installed type:

    su -c 'transmission'

    * KTorrent

    ktorrent is an alternative torrent client for KDE users.

    su -c 'yum install ktorrent'

    * Bittorrent

    You could also try bittorrent

    su -c 'yum install bittorrent bittorrent-gui'

    18. Other Useful Applications

     

    * unrar

    su -c 'yum install unrar'

    * FTP Client

    Pretty good ftp client with ssh support.

    su -c 'yum install gftp'

    * chm Reader

    For GNOME users gtk based chm viewer

    su -c 'yum install gnochm'
    For KDE users Qt based chm viewer

    su -c 'yum install kchmviewer'

    * eMule Client

    su -c 'yum install amule'

    * linuxdcpp

    su -c 'yum install linuxdcpp'

    * Partition Editor

    For GNOME users gtk based partition manipulation program

    su -c 'yum install gparted'
    For KDE users Qt based partition manipulation program

    su -c 'yum install qtparted'

    * Google Earth

    Go to this page http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html and download GoogleEarthLinux.bin. Next open a terminal and go to the folder you have saved it, ~/Download should be ok. Install it by typing:

    su -c 'sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin'


    Now you can find it under Applications -> Internet -> Google Earth. Notice that in order it to run ok you must have installed drivers for your video card.

    * gtkpod

    A sonf management program for Apple's well know iPod.

    su -c 'yum install gtkpod'
    It'll be installed under Applications -> Sound & Video -> GtkPod

    * Skype

    You can just visit skype's site and click on the Fedora 7 package. Select to open it with 'Package Installer (Default) and you are done.

    Alternatively you can install the Skype repository. Open a terminal and type:

    su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo'
    In that file copy the following lines:

    [skype]
    name=Skype Repository
    baseurl=http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/fedora/updates/i586/
    enabled=1
    gpgkey=http://www.skype.com/products/skype/linux/rpm-public-key.asc
    gpgcheck=0

    Now you can easily install/update skype by typing:

    su -c 'yum install skype'
    su -c 'yum update skype'

    19. Accessing Windows Partitions

     

    Fedora 9 will autodetect 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

    ntfs-config-1

    20. Accessing Windows Shares


    If you want to access the shared 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'
    Now run smb4k. Go to Settings -> Configure Smb4K -> Samba and put your workgroup's name. Press Ok and exit. Now click on the Refresh button and let smb4k to scan your network. If you have iptables firewall running you must set Samba as a trusted service. To do so open a terminal and type:

    system-config-firewall
    Here in 'Trusted Services' find 'Samba', tick it and press 'Apply'.



    Run smb4k and when the shares appear at the left window double click on the one you want. Currently smb4k has a bug with the sudo command. So 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 9 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.

     

    * Official Packages

    The compiz-fusion packages found in Fedora repositories are a few versions back but they'll do their work. To install them type:

    su -c 'yum remove compiz'
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/compiz
    su -c 'yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes'

    * Unofficial Packages

    su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/compiz-fusion-release-1-1.noarch.rpm'
    su -c 'yum remove compiz'
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/compiz
    su -c 'yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-backend-kconfig'

    * Auto start

    GNOME:

    Go to System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Sessions and click Add. Then type what you see in the screenshot.



    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!

     

    22. KDE

     

    * KDE Installation

    If you haven't installed KDE during the Fedora installation proccess you can easily install it through yum like this:

    su -c 'yum groupinstall 'KDE (K Desktop Environment)''
    When the installation completes log out, click on your username and from the sessions manager at the bottom choose KDE. Enter your password and Log In.



    * KDE style in gtk applications

    Some gtk applications don't look good in KDE. To force those applications use the qt style install qtk-qt-engine.

    su -c 'yum install gtk-qt-engine'
    Log out and then log back in and go to System Settings -> Appearance -> GTK Styles and Fonts and select to use your KDE style in GTK Applications.

    * KDE Country Flags

    If you have a multilanguage system and you want your country's flag to appear in the tray when you change from one language to the other download kblflags from www.kde-look.org   and copy the flag you want as stated below (here I have installed the greek and usa flag).


    $ tar -xzf kbflags-1.0.tar.gz
    $ sudo cp kbflags-1.0/21x14/gr.png /usr/share/locale/l10n/gr/flag.png
    $ sudo cp kbflags-1.0/21x14/us.png /usr/share/locale/l10n/us/flag.png


    Log out and then log back in and you should the flag in the tray. Of course you must have it enabled from System Settings -> Regional & Language -> Keyboard Layout -> Show country flag

    23. JAVA


    Fedora 9 comes with java from the OpenJDK project. It is very easy to install it through yum (if it hasn't already been installed) and it works just fine. Try it! If you still want to install the Sun Java go a few lines below.

    * OpenJDK

    su -c 'yum install java-*-openjdk'

    * SUN's JAVA

    First you must install some libraries needed by Sun' Java. Open a console and type:

    su -c 'yum install compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296'
    When the libraries are installed create the neccessary links by typing:

    su -c '/sbin/ldconfig'
    Now click here to go to sun's java site. Click on the download button next to 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6'.

    **Note: If you also want to compile java programs using Sun's Java Development Kit Installation you must download the 'JDK 6 Update 6' file. Accept the agreement and download the Linux self-extracting file (not the RPM file). The procedure is the same as below. You only have to replace jre1 with jdk1 in the following commands.




    Select your Platform (Linux for i386 Fedora or Linux x64 for Fedora x86_64). Accept the agreement and press Continue.

    **Note: The rest of the guide is based on the i586 package. If you have Fedora x86_64 installed you should download the Linux x64 file and replace the file names as neccessary.



    You must download the Linux self-extracting file (jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin) not the RPM file as shown in the screenshot below.



    Next open a terminal and go to the folder you have downloaded jre. Here it will be directory Download, Firefox's default downlad directory.

    cd ~/Download/
    And type the following to install (when writting this guide 6u6 was the latest version, replace it with the file you have downloaded if it has changed):

    su -c 'mv jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin /opt'
    cd /opt/
    su -c 'chmod a+x jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin'
    su -c './jre-6u6-linux-i586.bin'

    Use spacebar to read the agreement. At the end type yes to proceed with the installation.

    Finally to make Firefox use the installed plugin type:

    su -c 'yum remove java-*-openjdk-plugin'
    su -c 'ln -s /opt/jre1.6.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so'

    Restart firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. If the plugins have successfully installed you should see Java(TM) Plug-in among the plugins.



    Now, if you also want to run java programs using Sun's java type in a console:

    su -
    (Give your root password)
    nano /etc/profile.d/java.sh

    In that file copy the following:

    export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jre1.6.0_06
    export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

    Next type:

    source /etc/profile.d/java.sh
    /usr/sbin/alternatives --config java

    Here you should see something like this:

    There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.
    Selection     Command
    -----------------------------------------------
    *+ 1         /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java
         2         /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java

    Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:

    Check how many programs provide java and press Ctrl+C. Here I have 2 so in the next command I will use 3 at the end of the command. Increase by one the number of programs that you have.


    /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jre1.6.0_06/bin/java 3
    /usr/sbin/alternatives --config java

    Now you should get something like this:

    There are 3 programs which provide 'java'.
    Selection     Command
    -----------------------------------------------
    *+ 1         /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java
         2         /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
         3         /opt/jre1.6.0_06/bin/java

    Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:


    Select the option you have entered e.g. 3. To test that you have correctly installed java type:

    java -version
    You should get something like that:

    java version "1.6.0_06"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0_06-b02, mixed mode, sharing)

    If at some time you update your Java installation simply remove the old one by typing:

    su -c 'alternatives --remove java /opt/jre1.6.0_06/bin/java'
    At any time you can easilly change between OpenJDK, GCJ and Sun's JAVA either by running the command

    su -c '/usr/sbin/alternatives --config java'
    To use SUN's java plugin as well type:

    # /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so \
    libjavaplugin.so /opt/jre1.6.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so 3
    # /usr/sbin/alternatives --config libjavaplugin.so
    Now you can choose whatever java version you want by typing the number in front of it.

    24. NetworkManager

     

    Fedora 9 uses NetworkManager by defaul which provides automatic network detection and configuration for the system. However some users may experience problems especially in case they are using static ips. Generally NetworkManager is most useful for modern laptops, where the user may move between wireless networks, and plug in to a variety of wired networks. Therefore, do not apply the following unless you have problems connecting to your Local Network with a static ip or through DHCP.

     

    A common problem relevant to NetworkManager is that each time you boot Fedora your ethernet card is inactive. Moreover, even if you create a wired connection it isn't properly initialized when you login and therefore you don't have ethernet and internet access. In that case continue reading.


    First you have to disable NetworkManager and prevent it from loading at each boot.

    su -c '/etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop'
    su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 NetworkManager off'

    Next go to System -> Administration -> Network and configure your network settings. You can also start the Network configuration utility by typing

    su -c 'system-config-network'
    Here you can either select Static IP or DHCP. You can also set your DNS servers. When you finish select File -> Save and then Quit.



    Finally start network service and enable it on each boot.

    su -c '/etc/init.d/network start'
    su -c '/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 network on'


    ** Note:
    Because of the many sites that are direct linking to my guide I face heavy traffic. If you wish to donate to help me pay for the hosting and bandwidth you can make a donate. Thank you!

    Comments (55)

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    Cant install RPMs
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    I cant install RPMs even when i am ROOT.
    I get message - "You have not enough priviledges ro install local packages"
    Girish V Badwaik , August 04, 2008
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    axel
    Do you log in as user or as root? You use then "su -" to become root? What package are you trying to install?
    axel , August 04, 2008
    Imazing,,,
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    Great Job man,you are the one no doubts, one thing, i'm facing a problem when i installed RealPlayer 11, the sound crashes and cause the Realplayer to crash also when i open any .ram or .rm file.

    commecnts??
    Tahir , August 05, 2008
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    axel
    Hello Tahir, thanks man, you are very welcome! smilies/cheesy.gif

    Regarding the Realplayer issue go to Tools -> Preferences -> Hardware and choose OSS instead of alsa. See if that helps.
    axel , August 06, 2008
    nice!
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    great guide! thanks a million, you should get a award or something! smilies/smiley.gif
    pcrhckyman , August 07, 2008
    mplayer plugin help
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    Great guide. I have been looking for something like this.

    Thanks a lot

    I just have one issue that I cant seem to figure out. When I try to view a .wmv file through a website all I get is audio. I don't see any video.

    I have checked the system monitor and it shows mplayer as running and if I kill that the playback stops. I can download the file and view that way, but it would be nice if I could figure this one out.

    Thanks
    toeker1 , August 19, 2008
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    axel
    Thanks toeker1.

    Which browser are you using? Have you installed gecko-mediaplayer and video codecs as mentioned above?
    axel , August 19, 2008
    Ahasanul Azim
    0
    How to fedora 9 based computer for DHCP server? I am unable to found dhcp service or files.
    A. Azim , August 25, 2008
    Font installing
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    Hi!
    Thanks for your guides. It is very helpful. Thank you very much.
    I want to ask you: I have some font on my desktop and I want to install them to font folder. How can I do it?

    best regards
    Shanyar
    Shanyar , August 26, 2008
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    axel
    Hey everyone. Sorry for the delay. I was on vacations! smilies/grin.gif

    How to fedora 9 based computer for DHCP server? I am unable to found dhcp service or files.


    Hey Azim. You must first install the DHCP service through the add/remove software utility. If you search for dhcp you will find DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server and and relay agent.

    To learn how to configure it check: http://www.brennan.id.au/10-DHCP_Server.html

    Thanks for your guides. It is very helpful. Thank you very much.
    I want to ask you: I have some font on my desktop and I want to install them to font folder. How can I do it?


    Thanks Shanyar! To install new fonts open Nautilus and enable hidden files. Create a new folder named .fonts (with the dot in front of it) in ~/ -> ~/.fonts Paste in there your new fonts and then open a terminal and type: fc-cache -f -v Now you should be able to access your fonts through System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Appearance.
    axel , August 29, 2008
    Fedora 9 Repositry error
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    Hi, actully whenever i try to use Add/Remove software in fedora 9 it show me repomd.xml file error that it not able to find it and spacify its find what i do to overcome the problem.
    one more thing i m not able to find the file dhcp for configuring dhcp server it showing me dhcp06 file. what i do to make or use dhcp server for all ip versions (4 and 6)
    please help me i m in truble
    sandeep , August 29, 2008
    JAVA GUIDE
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    Hi thanks your guide to Java really helped thanks alot!!

    As far as i can see fedora 9 is good yet it has problems with "The network manager" and "add and remove programs" takes to long to update its repositories!! not a good thing.

    cheers
    Paul , September 03, 2008
    Great Tutorial buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks axel, it was a very good tutorial and helped a lot for me... and im sure it will b a good help for any newbie like me...
    Rajesh Rao , September 05, 2008
    ...
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    hi
    how can i connect to the internet using nokia 6630 mobile phone.
    shihab , September 11, 2008
    Internet Connection
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    hi shihab,

    It has nothing to do with fedora. You can just install Nokia PC Suite and connect through its applications. The only thing you must check is the proxy you will set to firefox/ie/chrome, that depends on your mobile services company..
    g0dfather , September 11, 2008
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    axel
    There is no Nokia PC Suite release for Linux as far as I know. smilies/tongue.gif
    axel , September 13, 2008
    Thanks!
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    Good job...
    di Lampedusa , September 17, 2008
    TNX
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    Thanks alot man. Awesome installs///!!!!!!!!
    very good.
    Ahmad , September 21, 2008
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    0
    very nice guide ... thank you!
    pakair , September 29, 2008
    merci
    0
    tre bien smilies/cheesy.gif
    marxdenl , October 03, 2008
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    axel
    Merci beaucoup! Thanks everyone! smilies/smiley.gif

    Since Fedora 10 beta is out I've started thinking about my upcoming Fedora 10 Installation Guide. I would like to hear your opinions about the stuff I should add or remove in this guide.

    For any thoughts and ideas you post in this thread.
    http://www.my-guides.net/forum...topic=28.0
    axel , October 04, 2008
    Pls help me with this issue
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    Hi Axel I've been using the guides for quite a time now.But I faced the problem below twice so thought it would be good to bring it to your notice.


    Actually I had installed Compiz-Fusion previously but it was incompatible with my laptop.
    I noticed that when the new window-manager left me with a blank screen every time I logged in as a normal user.:confused:
    So all I can currently use is the ROOT user.So I have been searching for means to reset my previous desktop settings.

    The commands I had used just before this mishap are as follows.

    su -c 'yum remove compiz'
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/compiz
    su -c 'yum install yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes'


    I tried this command at my normal user's command mode prompt :

    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-session/rh/window_manager "metacity"


    But it didn't help restore my previous desktop.
    Pls help me.
    I'm a novice to using Fedora and am running it on a laptop with just 256MB RAM and 1.3 GHz processor.
    Fedorocker , October 04, 2008
    ...
    0
    The last time I encountered this problem I just re-installed my Fedora 9 OS.
    But now I think there ought to exist a better solution.
    And I don't want to lose the plugins I have already installed.
    Fedorocker , October 04, 2008
    ...
    axel
    Hey Fedorocker. You can try and create a new user. Everything should be fine there.
    axel , October 11, 2008
    Nice
    0
    Good job! this is great for a new install of F9 smilies/grin.gif
    Fedora works nice if you have done 'everything' in this guide. i dont like compiz, it slows down my geforce FX5200 card. but now i can use linux whithout needing to google every things i need, THANXXXX smilies/wink.gif
    Fedaniel , October 14, 2008
    Thanks Very Much
    0
    Excellent guide - the hint about turning off IPV6 DNS lookups in Firefox kept me from giving up on F9, because it was very slow on my older laptop - a Thinkpad R50e.

    For anyone else having performance issues on a laptop, try installing on an XFS filesystem. (I read somewhere that /boot has to remain xfs3) Another way to cut down on disk access is to mount your filesystems with the "noatime" option in /etc/fstab.

    It's now as fast as windows, and no annoying antivirus/malware sweeps.
    MarkD , October 25, 2008
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    axel
    Hey MarkD, I'm glad it helped you. smilies/smiley.gif

    XFS is much faster than ext3. However there is a disadvantage. If the power goes down you may lose your data.. Thus it is recommended to have a UPS if you use XFS partitions. However since you have a laptop its battery will work as a UPS and therefore you are just fine. smilies/wink.gif

    You are right, noatime increases your disk read speed.
    axel , October 25, 2008
    You are Green too!!!!
    0
    Very informative and easy to enhance your knowledge on commonly used functions. You are Green too!!!

    Thanks
    Hulk , October 26, 2008
    Thanks
    0
    I've just installed the respin from fedora-unity and I always forget some config to do so thank you for this guide, it compile all we need to have a well configured fedora system.

    Great job!
    abz , November 05, 2008
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    0
    Hi Axel I've been using the guides for quite a time now.But I faced the problem below twice so thought it would be good to bring it to your notice.


    Actually I had installed Compiz-Fusion previously but it was incompatible with my laptop.
    I noticed that when the new window-manager left me with a blank screen every time I logged in as a normal user.:confused:
    So all I can currently use is the ROOT user.So I have been searching for means to reset my previous desktop settings.

    The commands I had used just before this mishap are as follows.

    su -c 'yum remove compiz'
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/compiz
    su -c 'yum install yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes'



    I tried this command at my normal user's command mode prompt :

    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-session/rh/window_manager "metacity"



    But it didn't help restore my previous desktop.
    Pls help me.
    I'm a novice to using Fedora and am running it on a laptop with just 256MB RAM and 1.3 GHz processor.


    I think the problem, that:

    su -c 'yum install yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes'


    It should be:
    su -c 'yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes'


    Else,
    Thanks a lot for this guide smilies/smiley.gif)

    Akos
    Akos , November 07, 2008
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    axel
    Thank you Akos for the correction. smilies/cheesy.gif
    axel , November 11, 2008
    drive access problem in user mode
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    can any1 plz solve this problem:
    when i am in root i can access all drives including windows but when i log in as normal user i cant access any of the drives except own linux drive. also i 've installed fluendo decoder for mp3 .its working in root but when i login as normal user
    it says codecs not found .what should i do? is there any way i can access all the drives from normal user account .also i am using linuxdcpp ,in sharing section i've shared some data from windows partitions ,its working fine in root mode but in use mode it says u dont have sufficient priviledge to access those folders in windows drives.plz help.....
    jigsaw , November 16, 2008
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    axel
    Removed.
    axel , November 16, 2008
    Home user
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    This page is excellent. However, both times I used Fedora 9, I am unable to see the Linux shares from a Windows XP machine. I have tried everything I know to configure both machines, even to the point of shutting down the Firewall and SELinux on the Linux box, and Windows Firewall on the Windows XP box.

    I went to this link: http://www.mjmwired.net/resour...tml#samba, but I was still unable to get the Linux shares to be seen on the Win. box.

    Ubuntu is up and running in less than an hour! After two days, I still cannot get Fedora 9 to work on my home network. There needs to be a more reliable way before I can adopt Fedora. (Mepis also installs easier than Fedora 9)

    Kevin
    Kevin Rosteing , November 19, 2008
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    axel
    Hey Kevin,

    It's been a long time since I last used samba. But if you still haven't solve it you can open a new thread in the Linux Forum section to discuss it better there.

    Regards,
    axel
    axel , November 27, 2008
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks for the article.
    Today i realised that "the best things in the world are free."
    Best regards. smilies/smiley.gif
    Nanda , November 28, 2008
    an error with rpmbuild !!
    0
    [Hasan@localhost SPECS]$ rpmbuild -ba w32codec.spec
    error: Architecture is not included: x86_64

    this is the error i got ! what should i do ?
    apar from this error .. i can just say YOU ARE THE MAN !!! what u did ova here an awsome job man !! que buen tio smilies/smiley.gif merci smilies/smiley.gif
    hope to get answer for this error also smilies/smiley.gif
    thanks
    hasan gujar
    hasan gujar , December 11, 2008
    ...
    axel
    Hey hasan,

    Thanks man! I don't know if this will work for the 64bit Fedora but you can give it a try.

    Open w32codec.spec with gedit, or any other editor, and change ExclusiveArch: i386
    with ExclusiveArch: x86_64 . Then try to build the rpm again.
    axel , December 12, 2008
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    0
    Axel, your guide is fantastic!! Very thankful for having it out there.I am using Fedora9 in VmWare. Your guide helped me resolve many kinks in the VM device.
    Jeffy Joseph , March 12, 2009
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    axel
    Hi Joseph. You are very welcome! Thanks for your comment! smilies/smiley.gif
    axel , March 13, 2009
    error
    0
    Hi ,thank you for everything .But I can not disable rpmfusion repo anyhow help me
    fazliddin , March 27, 2009
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    axel
    Hi fazliddin,

    In /etc/yum.repos./ you should see an rpmfusion.repo file (or something like this). Open this file with gedit and set enabled=0.
    axel , March 28, 2009
    Valuable Guide.
    0
    This is one of the valuable guide for Fedora 9.
    I love this guide.
    Hats off to creator.
    Amar Patil , April 12, 2009
    I have problem from the drivers
    0
    I can instal the fedora 9 but their is no media player and no adobe reader. any may other thing. please help me.
    Abubkar , April 13, 2009
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    axel
    Thanks a lot Amar Patil! You are very welcome!

    Abukar, since Fedora 10 is out for a few months now, why don't you consider installing this one? I have published Fedora 10 Installation Guide. It will be helpful. smilies/wink.gif

    If you insist on using Fedora 9 again take a look at my Fedora 10 Installation Guide to learn how to install adobe reader. In this guide I mention how to install some video players, but Livna is no longer working so you will have to use RPMFusion to get the appropriate packages and codecs.

    PS: I have removed your email address so that you'll avoid being spammed.
    axel , April 14, 2009
    Accessomg Pc
    0
    how to access windows pc from linux and same linux from windows
    Ashok Gupta , June 10, 2009
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    axel
    Hi Ashok,
    you will have to configure Samba. You can find many tutorials in the web about that. Unfortunatelly the place here is too small to describe you how. At some time I must write a guide about this..
    axel , June 11, 2009
    network
    0
    hai sir am new to linux o s . how to configure the settings to broadband connection.
    intyaz hussain s , May 17, 2010
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    axel
    If you have a router with DNS enabled you should automatically be connected to the internet once you plug in the ethernet cable in your network card.
    axel , May 17, 2010
    just ?
    0
    Sir!
    I cant install fedora 9 on a perticular partition what ever i want and i cant understand the options given there. can u please guide me for this.
    Akram , May 19, 2010
    ...
    axel
    Hi Akram. Well you can read the following two articles. They should answer some of your questions.

    How to partition your HDD to install Linux

    Fedora 12 Installation and Post Installation Guide
    axel , May 20, 2010
    thanks
    0
    Thank you for taken the time and the effort in order to put together such a comprehensive info.

    Thanks a million

    assaad
    assaad , August 15, 2010
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    Thank you for taken the time and the effort in order to put together such a comprehensive info.

    Thanks a millio
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