The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 15 i686 (GNOME) - Page 4

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2011-06-23 17:10. ::

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 Applications > System Tools > Add/Remove Software:

The Package Manager opens:

Use the search field and select the following packages for installation (* is a wildcard; e.g. xmms2* means all packages that start with xmms2) and click on Apply afterwards:

  • picasa
  • google-chrome-stable
  • flash-plugin
  • filezilla
  • thunderbird
  • gimp
  • amule
  • azureus
  • skype
  • xchat-gnome
  • gwibber
  • libreoffice*
  • AdobeReader_enu
  • gnucash
  • scribus
  • amarok
  • audacity
  • banshee
  • mplayer
  • mplayer-gui
  • gtkpod
  • xmms2*
  • DVDRipOMatic
  • dvdrip
  • kino
  • vlc
  • xine*
  • k3b
  • bluefish
  • kdewebdev
  • java
  • compat-libstdc++-33 (needed by RealPlayer)
  • ffmpeg
  • lame
  • libXp
  • mjpegtools
  • wget
  • VirtualBox-OSE
  • dkms
  • gstreamer-*
  • redhat-lsb
  • redhat-lsb-graphics
  • redhat-lsb-printing
  • google-earth-stable

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] Shotwell Photo Manager
[x] Picasa

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

Office:
[x] LibreOffice Writer
[x] LibreOffice 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 10.3 r181 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 LibreOffice. 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/f15-i386/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.10-5.fc15.i686.rpm

(If the download location doesn't exist anymore because there's a newer libdvdcss2 package, you can find that package on http://dl.atrpms.net/f15-i386/atrpms/stable/ for i686 systems and on http://dl.atrpms.net/f15-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ for x86_64 systems.)


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Submitted by Cae (not registered) on Sun, 2011-08-21 00:45.

Planning to install Fedora 15 and come across this great article. One suggestion, it would be even more helpful if you can state clearly whether the steps are the same for 64 bit installation.


For example:
"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"

1. Is the above repo the same for a 64 bit installation?


2. Is the result the same if I go throgh this procedure:
 - Visit http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select YUM for Linux from the drop down box.
 - download the file from adobe
 - in terminal, su -c 'rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

 

Your advise please.

Submitted by larka06 (not registered) on Mon, 2011-11-07 10:28.

Just change all the i386 to x86_64 that is all I did

Oh! There is no 64 bit skype yet so that will not work