The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 - Page 07

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2007-02-20 18:11. ::

12 Multimedia Codecs

To install multimedia codecs, open a terminal and become root:

su

Then run

yum --enablerepo=atrpms install w32codec

 

13 Skype

To download Skype, go to http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/, choose Static binary tar.bz2 with Qt compiled in, and save the file on your hard disk (e.g. your desktop):

Then open a terminal, become root:

su

and install Skype like this:

cd /home/falko/Desktop
tar jxvf skype_staticQT-1.3.0.53-generic.tar.bz2 -C /opt/
ln -s /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/skype /usr/bin/skype
cp /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
cp /opt/skype-1.3.0.53/icons/skype_32_32.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
rm -f skype_staticQT-1.3.0.53-generic.tar.bz2

Afterwards you will find Skype under Applications > Internet:

 

14 Opera

Go to http://www.opera.com/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution, then Fedora Core 5, Core 6. Click on the Download Opera button and save the file to your hard disk (e.g. your desktop, /home/falko/Desktop in my case):

Open a terminal, become root:

su

and install Opera like this:

cd /home/falko/Desktop
rpm -ivh opera-9.10-20061214.6-shared-qt.i386-en.rpm
rm -f opera-9.10-20061214.6-shared-qt.i386-en.rpm

Afterwards you will find Opera under Applications > Internet:


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