The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 - Page 06

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2007-02-20 18:08. ::

9 TrueType Fonts

To install TrueType fonts, open a terminal window again and become root:

su

Then run

wget -c http://easylinux.info/uploads/msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
rm -f msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
/etc/init.d/xfs restart

 

10 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit http://www.real.com/linux/ in Firefox and download the RPM package (don't hit the big yellow Download RealPlayer button, but use the small link Download RPM Package below it instead):

Save it to your hard disk, e.g. to your desktop (that's Firefox' default setting):

Then open a terminal window and become root:

su

Go to the directory where you saved the RealPlayer RPM package. If you saved it on the desktop, that would be /home/<your_username>/Desktop, e.g. /home/falko/Desktop in my case:

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Then install the RealPlayer like this:

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33
rpm -ivh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm
rm -f RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

Afterwards you will find a RealPlayer icon in the Applications > Sound & Video menu:

 

11 Adobe Reader

To download Adobe Reader, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html and select the following:

Operating system: Unix/Linux
Version: Linux (.rpm)
Your language

Then click on Continue:

Then click on the Download Adobe Reader button and save the file on your hard disk (e.g. your desktop):

Open a terminal and become root:

su

Go to the directory where you saved the file, e.g.

cd /home/falko/Desktop

Adobe Reader depends on the package compat-libstdc++-33 which we already installed when we installed RealPlayer. If you didn't install RealPlayer, then install compat-libstdc++-33 now:

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33

(Of course you can do this even if you installed RealPlayer before. yum (that's Fedora's package manager) will just tell you that the package is already installed.)

Then install Adobe Reader:

rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm
rm -f AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm

Afterwards, you will find Adobe Reader in Applications > Office (I ended up with two Adobe Reader icons, I'm not sure why, but it doesn't hurt, so I don't change it):


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