The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9 - Page 7

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8.3.9 Gtkpod

Homepage: http://www.gtkpod.org/

With gtkpod you can manage your iPod. Many iPods are supported, including iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video.

If you want to use gtkpod, install the following package.

  • gtkpod

 

8.3.10 K9copy

Homepage: http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/

K9copy is a DVD backup tool, which is able to shrink the content of a DVD9 to fit on a DVD5.

If you want to use k9copy, install the following packages.

  • k9copy
  • mencoder

 

8.3.11 XChat

Homepage: http://www.xchat.org/

With XChat you can join multiple IRC channels (Internet Relay Chat). File transfer is supported. You can customize XChat with various scripts and plugins.

If you want to use xchat, install the following package.

  • xchat

 

8.3.12 Wine

Homepage: http://www.winehq.org/

Taken from the Wine Homepage: "Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix".

With Wine you can run a lot of Windows software on Linux. A list of software that is known to work on Wine can be found on http://appdb.winehq.org/.

If you want to use Wine, install the following package.

  • wine

 

8.3.13 Cedega

Homepage: http://www.cedega.com/

Cedega is an enhancement of WineX with focus on Windows games. Many games are supported - a list of supported games (with screenshots) can be found on http://games.cedega.com/gamesdb/ and http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.com/wiki/Main_Page.

Cedega is not free. Have a look at the Homepage for details and pricing.

 

8.3.14 VMware Server

Homepage: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

With VMware Server you can install guest operating systems as Windows, Linux, NetWare or Solaris.

First install the following packages.

  • kernel-devel
  • xinetd
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++

Afterwards open http://www.vmware.com/download/server/ in your browser. Install the latest version (.rpm) and register to get a serial number.

Next we have to patch the VMware Server so that it is able to handle the new kernel (2.6.25) (root privileges needed).

mkdir /tmp/vmware/
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar /tmp/vmware/
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar /tmp/vmware/
cd /tmp/vmware/
tar xvf vmmon.tar
tar xvf vmnet.tar
wget http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/gallery/1/vmnet-2.6.25.patch
wget http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/gallery/1/vmmon-2.6.25.patch
cd vmnet-only
patch -p1 < ../vmnet-2.6.25.patch
cd ../vmmon-only/
patch -p1 < ../vmmon-2.6.25.patch
cd ..
rm -f *.tar
tar cfv vmnet.tar vmnet-only/
tar cfv vmmon.tar vmmon-only/
cp *.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

Now run:

vmware-config.pl

Answer all the questions with "yes" and accept the license agreement (if you agree with it). After that you'll be asked a few questions about install paths etc. - simply hit enter for every question. In the end you have to enter the serial number - the VMware Server is now available in the GNOME applications menu.

 

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Submitted by Ken (not registered) on Fri, 2008-10-10 03:18.
First off great tutorial as always.  What is that desktop theme?  In the begining you started off with a glassy desktop theme.  When I installed it I didn't get that theme. 
Submitted by noogz (not registered) on Wed, 2008-11-26 21:34.

yes, i'd love to know the themes you used there, too.

 

Submitted by Micha (not registered) on Sun, 2008-12-28 15:18.

I found the theme ;)

Look at www.gnome-look.org and search for 'SlicknesS'. You'll find this (and some modificated) theme for GTK and Berly (Emerald).

Michael