The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 17 - Page 4

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Submitted by CSch (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2012-06-05 17:31. ::

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:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f17-i386/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc17.i686.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f17-x86_64/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc17.x86_64.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/f17-i386/atrpms/stable/ for i686 systems and on http://dl.atrpms.net/f17-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ for x86_64 systems.)

 

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-20110131.tar.bz2
tar xfvj all-20110131.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
cp all-20110131/* /usr/lib/codecs/
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32

 

13 Opera

Go to http://www.opera.com/browser/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution. Click on the Download Opera button...

... and select Open with Software Install (default):

The Software Install program will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

14 Dropbox

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

su

... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/fedora/nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.fedora.i386.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/fedora/nautilus-dropbox-1.4.0-1.fedora.x86_64.rpm

 

15 Winff

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

su

... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://winff.googlecode.com/files/winff-1.2.0-1%7Eppa1l.i386.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://winff.googlecode.com/files/winff-1.2.0-1%7Eppa1l.x86_64.rpm

 

16 Kompozer

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

su

... and run the following commands:

For 32-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/fedora-13/kompozer-0.8-0.5.b3.fc13.i586.rpm

For 64-bit systems:

rpm -ivh http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/fedora-13/kompozer-0.8-0.5.b3.fc13.x86_64.rpm

 

17 Nightingale

Nightingale has to be downloaded from their website at http://getnightingale.com. Click on the great download button and open the downloaded archive with the archive manager. The application doesn't need to be installed since it can be started directly from the downloaded directory.

 

18 Inventory (III)

You should now have installed everything you might need on your desktop:

Graphics:
[x] The GIMP
[x] Shotwell Photo Manager

[x] Pinta

Internet:
[x] Firefox
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Deluge
[x] Skype
[x] Marble

[x] Pidgin

[x] Dropbox

[x] Gwibber Social Client

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

Sound & Video:
[x] Audacity
[x] Banshee
[x] dvd::rip
[x] VLC Media Player
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

[x] Winff

Programming:
[x] KompoZer
[x] Eclipse

Other:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write support for NTFS partitions

[x] gedit

 

19 Links

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Submitted by santiagobear (registered user) on Fri, 2013-04-05 21:41.

Great site.  I've followed your instructions for every installation I've done, and for every upgrade.  Good job overall.

 

The link for the true type fonts, though, seems to be broken. They can be obtained from  http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f14.html#ttf, and then just click on the link to the rpm.

 

And of course, since I loathe gnome 3, I added  yum install @kde-desktop to get a usable desktop again.

Submitted by Daniel (not registered) on Fri, 2012-10-19 22:00.

Very helpful thank you! A couple of things

You have Chromium listed but Chrome is available. Its easy to install and it comes with Flash build it.  

Also you have Bluefish on your list but should really consider adding geany.

-=Daniel=-

Submitted by Alfred (not registered) on Wed, 2012-07-25 12:41.

For the Adobe flash to work in Firefox 14 I had to install some extra packages:

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl
 

Submitted by Neil in AZ (not registered) on Tue, 2012-07-17 21:51.

As usual, your site definitely helps me out a lot!

I encountered library problems while installing Dropbox (for at least 64-bit).

 I found some great instructions here.  It requires you to either download or ceate a .repo file.

http://www.zealfortechnology.com/2011/11/install-dropbox-fedora-16.html