The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 11 (GNOME) - Page 3
6 Adding Software Repositories
The official Fedora repositories don't provide all the software we need. Fortunately there are also third-party repositories for Fedora 11 that have what we need, and we can make our system use these repositories.
To do this, open a terminal window (under Applications > System Tools > Terminal)...
... and type in
to become root.
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Next we add the Adobe repository which provides the Flash player and the Adobe Reader:
rpm -Uvh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
Finally we add the Skype repository - as there is no rpm, we have to do it manually:
7 Installing Additional Software
Now that we have added additional repositories, a lot more packages are available in our package manager for installation, especially a big deal of our needed packages. To install them, go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software:
The Package Manager opens:
Use the search field and select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. mplayer* means all packages that start with mplayer) and click on Apply afterwards:
Afterwards, the selected packages will be installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient.
8 Inventory (II)
Now let's check again what we have so far by browsing the menus again:
Our inventory should now look like this:
Sound & Video:
9 Flash Player
To see if the Flash plugin (which we installed before) is working, start Firefox. Then type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 10.0r22 which is the newest one at the time of this writing) among them: