The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 14 i686 (GNOME) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2010-11-09 17:16. ::

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. xmms* means all packages that start with xmms) and click on Apply afterwards:

  • picasa
  • 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
  • xmms2*
  • 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
[x] 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 10.1 r102 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:

yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir

rpm -ivh http://easylinux.info/uploads/msttcorefonts-1.3-4.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 (there's currently no libdvdcss2 package for Fedora 14, therefore we install the one for Fedora 13):

rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/libdvdcss2-1.2.10-5.fc13.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 Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2011-01-14 20:58.

Even though the TrueType fonts installation is no longer supposed to be dependant on the chkfontpath, I find that it still is. (This can be seen by following the above instructions, then performing a "#yum check all".

To solve this, I have added the following to the ttfonts instruction set (section 10):

(The chkfontpath package is dependent on xfs, so first you have to install xfs and it's dependencies.)

#yum -y install xfs

# rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f14-i386/atrpms/stable/chkfontpath-1.10.1-2.fc14.i686.rpm

Submitted by spikezz (not registered) on Mon, 2010-12-27 06:06.

Flash may be a bit tricky. It is best to follow the instructions on this page depending on which type of Fedora you have:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2010-12-10 15:01.

The Fedora 14 version of libdvdcss now exists. You can use the command:

 rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/all/libdvdcss2-1.2.10-5.fc14.i686.rpm

 

(Please update the original document)

Submitted by Brad (not registered) on Mon, 2010-11-15 00:57.

Thank you for making this, I recently switched from Windows 7(I have used windows all my life) and decided to try something new and different. After reading about Fedora I went with it, this tutorial made everything soo easy with regards to installing software and helping me find software that I needed. Not only that but with the instructions here I was able to get other software that I needed and get it working with no problems.

 Thank you very much