The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 12 i686 (GNOME) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2009-11-26 17:41. ::

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:

  • f-spot
  • flash-plugin
  • filezilla
  • thunderbird
  • gimp
  • amule
  • azureus
  • skype
  • xchat-gnome
  • openoffice.org*
  • AdobeReader_enu
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • amarok
  • audacity
  • banshee
  • mplayer
  • mplayer-gui
  • gtkpod
  • xmms*
  • DVDRipOMatic
  • dvdrip
  • kino
  • vlc
  • mozilla-vlc
  • xine*
  • k3b
  • bluefish
  • kdewebdev
  • java
  • compat-libstdc++-33 (needed by RealPlayer)
  • ffmpeg
  • lame
  • libXp
  • mjpegtools
  • wget
  • VirtualBox-OSE
  • gstreamer-*

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:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[ ] Picasa

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[ ] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Azureus/Vuze
[x] Transmission BitTorrent Client
[x] Empathy IM Client
[x] Skype
[ ] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice Calc
[x] Adobe Reader
[x] GnuCash
[x] Scribus

Sound & Video:
[x] Amarok
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] MPlayer
[x] Rhythmbox Music Player
[x] gtkPod
[x] XMMS
[x] dvd::rip
[x] Kino
[x] Sound Juicer CD Extractor
[x] VLC Media Player
[ ] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[ ] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[ ] Kompozer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[ ] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

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 10.0r32 which is the newest one at the time of this writing) among them:

 

10 TrueType Fonts

To install Windows TrueType fonts, open a terminal and become root again:

su

Then run:

cd /tmp/
wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir

rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
rpm -ivh /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm --nodeps

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

 

11 libdvdcss2

To install libdvdcss2, open a terminal again, become root...

su

... and run the following command:

rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/libdvdcss2-1.2.10-5.fc12.i686.rpm

 

12 Win32-Codecs

To install Win32-codecs, open a terminal again, become root...

su

... and run the following commands:

cd /tmp/
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
tar xfvj all-20071007.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
cp all-20071007/* /usr/lib/codecs/
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32


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Submitted by Donald (not registered) on Sat, 2010-05-08 06:05.

0penoffice.org* downloads 800MB+ which installs to 2GB+. A lot of this is unneeded for most people- multiple language packs, developer tools etc.

How about an option for a base install? (Only about 120MB.)

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1294359&postcount=10
Submitted by Nacho Lamas (not registered) on Fri, 2009-11-27 14:47.

Excellent work, as always!

A -very little- contribution: a quick way to select all the desired packages would be to issue this sentence in a terminal window, all in one line:

yum -y install f-spot flash-plugin filezilla thunderbird gimp amule azureus skype xchat-gnome openoffice.org* AdobeReader_enu gnucash scribus amarok audacity banshee mplayer mplayer-gui gtkpod xmms* DVDRipOMatic dvdrip kino vlc mozilla-vlc xine* k3b bluefish kdewebdev java compat-libstdc++-33 ffmpeg lame libXp mjpegtools wget VirtualBox-OSE gstreamer-*

(of course, edited to meet the user's preferences).

Thanks again for this howto. A real time-saver.