The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 12 i686 (GNOME) - Page 4
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 10.0r32 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:
rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
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:
To install libdvdcss2, open a terminal again, become root...
... and run the following command:
rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/libdvdcss2-1.2.10-5.fc12.i686.rpm
To install Win32-codecs, open a terminal again, become root...
... and run the following commands: