The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 10 (GNOME) - Page 4

10 TrueType Fonts

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

su

Then run:

cd /tmp/
wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir

rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
rpm -ivh /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm --nodeps

To check if the TrueType fonts have been installed correctly, open a word processor like OpenOffice. You should now find your new Windows fonts there:

 

11 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-20071007.tar.bz2
tar xfvj all-20071007.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
cp all-20071007/* /usr/lib/codecs/
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32

 

12 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 RPM Package below it instead):

Select Open with Package Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

The Package Installer will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

13 Opera

Go to http://www.opera.com/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution, then Fedora Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8. Click on the Download Opera button...

... and select Open with Package Installer (default):

The Package Installer will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

14 Google Earth

To install Google Earth, open a terminal and become root:

su

Then run

cd /home/falko/Download
wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

This will download Google Earth and start the installation. Click on Begin Install:

After the installation, you can click on Quit or on Start, if you want to start Google Earth now:

Afterwards, we delete the Google Earth installer:

rm -f GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

15 Google Picasa

Open Firefox and go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html#picasa30. Click on the rpm, for Red Hat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva i386 or x86_64 link (http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/testing/i386/picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm) and select Open with Package Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

The Package Installer will then come up and guide you through the installation.

 

16 Kompozer

Go to http://kompozer.net/download.php and click on the kompozer-0.7.10-i386.rpm link:

This will bring you to SourceForge, and after a few seconds the Firefox download dialogue should pop up (if it does not, click on direct link) where you select Open with Package Installer (default), as usual:

 

17 Inventory (III)

This is what we have now:

Graphics:
[x] Gimp
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

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

Office:
[x] OpenOffice Writer
[x] OpenOffice 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
[x] Real Player
[x] Totem
[x] Xine
[x] Brasero
[x] K3B
[x] Multimedia-Codecs

Programming:
[x] Kompozer
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

Other:
[ ] VMware Server
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

So everything is installed except for VMware Server...

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From: cockneysparrow at: 2009-03-27 18:31:49

Have installed GE v5 successfully

The issue with some ATI card acceleration/libraries causing the splash screen to hang during initialization can be fixed with the following patch:

cp /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2 ~/google-earth/libGL.so.1

If you prefer to backout the google supplied library:

cd ~/google-earth

mv libGLU.so.1 libGLU.so.1_old

From: Tomo Popovic at: 2008-12-22 22:32:41

As usual Falko provided an excellent install guide. I am having some issues with True Type fonts (aka webcore fonts) install in step 10 as described here. I resolved it by downloading an RPM file from the following link:

http://avi.alkalay.net/software/webcore-fonts/webcore-fonts-3.0-1.noarch.rpm

Pretty much downloaded this file and installed with package manager (double click on RPM). Hope this helps.

Regards,
Tomo

From: Mikko Nissinen at: 2009-02-28 18:33:33

Falco: Thanks for the useful article.

Tomo: I've had a problem with True Type Fonts in many distros. Not sure if you had the same problem, but in my case rpmbuild fails to download files due to connection timeout:

$ rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
...
Resolving mesh.dl.sourceforge.net... failed: Connection timed out.
wget: unable to resolve host address `mesh.dl.sourceforge.net'
...

Here's my solution:

$ gedit msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec

Edit wget's timeout in download function at line 88. Change the timeout value from 5 to 30.

function download {
        wget --timeout=30 -O "$2" $1$2
}

Save and try rpmbuild again.

Regards,
Mikko