The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 11 (GNOME) - Page 4

10 TrueType Fonts

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


Then run:

cd /tmp/
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 libdvdcss2

To install libdvdcss2, open a terminal again, become root...


... and run the following command:

rpm -ivh


12 Win32-Codecs

To install Win32-codecs, open a terminal again, become root...


... and run the following commands:

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


13 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit 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.


14 Opera

Go to in your browser and select Fedora as distribution, then Fedora 7, 8, 9, 10. 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.

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From: suvi at: 2009-07-03 15:26:25

The supersize skript, wich does most of the things from this tutorial for you, now aviable for Fedora 11

If you have any comments or suggestions about the skript please let me know.

From: Fedora User at: 2009-07-09 12:16:31

It also has a step-by-step to getting non-free software installed gracefully. Just click the links included in the article.

From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-22 10:51:34

yum -y install f-spot flash-plugin filezilla thunderbird amule azureus skype xchat-gnome* AdobeReader_enu gnucash scribus amarok audacity banshee mplayer mplayer-gui gtkpod xmms* DVDRipOMatic dvdrip kino vlc mozilla-vlc xine* k3b bluefish kdewebdev java compat-libstdc++-33 ffmpeg lame libXp mjpegtools wget VirtualBox-OSE gstreamer-*

From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-30 04:29:59

Thank you!

From: Rand Simberg at: 2009-07-08 18:39:24

I don't think this is correct any more for Fedora 11.  It comes with Firefox 3.5, which supposedly has flash built in to the code.  In any event, it doesn't seem to accept Flash 10 as a plugin, even though it's installed.  Unfortunately, it also doesn't seem to play video requiring Flash.  :-(

From: kostigoff at: 2009-10-13 02:49:01

Location for "11 libdvdcss2" should be changed to


And thank you for great manuals

From: James D at: 2009-06-19 21:58:44

Nice, but remember you can use a swung dash (~) to represent /home/falko. Or /home/james. Or whatever anyone's name is.

From: Ahmad Alhosiny at: 2009-07-07 11:00:26


thank you very much for this great tutorial and waiting for more >>> :D

From: kovenant at: 2009-07-08 18:31:41

amazing guide, very linux noob friendly!

From: Hagen at: 2009-08-04 18:25:37

thanks a lot, very useful help for linux newbee, never thought Linux Start can be so easy

From: Anonymous at: 2009-09-06 12:41:53

Thanks for a great tutorial.  I particularly appreciate how you patiently wrote down detailed step-by-step instructions.  This is so helpful for beginners.  Best of all, you did it with a warm and welcoming tone.  It helped me alot.  Well done!