The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 14 i686 (GNOME) - Page 5

13 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit http://www.real.com/linux/ in Firefox and download the RPM package (click on the Download the RPM Installer link):

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 http://www.opera.com/browser/download/ in your browser and select Fedora as distribution. 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.

 

15 Google Earth

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

su

Then run

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

chmod 755 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
./setup.sh

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:

cd /home/falko/Downloads
rm -f GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

16 Kompozer

Go to http://kompozer.net/download.php and click on the KompoZer 0.7 is available here link:

Select the kompozer-0.7.10-i386.rpm package:

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)

We have now all wanted applications installed:

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] Empathy IM Client
[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:
[x] VirtualBox
[x] TrueType Fonts
[x] Java
[x] Read/Write Support for NTFS Partitions

 

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From: Anonymous at: 2011-01-24 02:21:44

Here is a site with instructions on loading google earth in Fedora -

I did it and it works

http://ezekiel.engr.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/fedora/fedora_files/f14/howto/google-earth.html

From: Anonymous at: 2011-01-23 01:32:28

The installation blows up in setup.sh at line 285

It issues a message about lsb

when you look at the source it says - WE CAN DO FEDORA LATER

 

# This is a gross hack for 6.0.   Try to ensure LSB runtime is present in
# the absence of a real packaging system with real dependencies.   This solves
# this "only" for Debian/Ubuntu, but that's believed to be the majority right
# now and we can do Fedora later.
if [ ! -f /etc/lsb-release ]; then
  echo "This version of Google Earth requires LSB 4.0 support which you"
  echo "do not seem to have."
  if [ -f /etc/debian_version]; then
    echo "You have a Debian system.   Installing LSB now."
    try_run -absolute /bin/su root -c "apt-get install lsb"
  else
    try_run -absolute /bin/su "yum install redhat-lsb"
  fi
fi

 

From: Andrew Koros at: 2012-01-13 13:02:56

The problem is with the setup.sh script on line 285.

To fix make sure you have redhat-lsb installed first:

yum -y install redhat-lsb 

Then start the install again but  edit the file setup.sh file before running it:

 chmod 755 GoogleEarthLinux.bin
  ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin --target /tmp/ge
  cd /tmp/ge/setup.data/bin/Linux/x86/
  mv setup.gtk setup.gtk2
cd /tmp/ge
  vi +285 setup.sh

change the line 

if [ -f /etc/debian_version]; then

to

if [ -f /etc/debian_version ]; then 

Note the added space!!!!

save and run it again:

./setup.sh 

From: Vivin NL at: 2011-10-11 01:31:52

True type font and kompozer helps me a lot.

but you missed the great WINE HQ in the list......

From: Santiagobear at: 2011-10-29 02:35:16

I've used this site for several installations, now, and it's really helped me maintain my sanity. It's also taught me a lot more about how various commands act in terminal.Thanks. But - - Real Player doesn't support linux anymore. You can download an archived copy of RealPlayer 11 (the latest available) from Helix, (https://player.helixcommunity.org/2005/downloads/ ) and follow the instructions above to install it from there. It's just that going to Real.com won't help.