The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 18 XFCE - Page 4

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    1. 9 TrueType Fonts
    2. 10 libdvdcss2
    3. 11 Win32 Codecs
    4. 12 Opera
    5. 13 Dropbox

    9 TrueType Fonts

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

    su

    Then run:

    yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir

    rpm -ivh http://easylinux.info/uploads/msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm --nodeps

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

     

    10 libdvdcss2

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

    su

    ... and run the following command:

    For 32-bit systems:

    rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-i386/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc18.i686.rpm

    For 64-bit systems:

    rpm -ivh http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-x86_64/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc18.x86_64.rpm

    (If the download location doesn't exist anymore because there's a newer libdvdcss2 package, you can find that package on http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-i386/atrpms/stable/ for i686 systems and on http://dl.atrpms.net/f18-x86_64/atrpms/stable/ for x86_64 systems.)

     

    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-20110131.tar.bz2
    tar xfvj all-20110131.tar.bz2
    mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
    cp all-20110131/* /usr/lib/codecs/
    ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32

     

    12 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 Software Install (default):

    YUM Extender will then come up and guide you through the installation.

     

    13 Dropbox

    To integrate Dropbox into the Thunar file explorer (default file explorer for XFCE), we do the following:

    su -c 'yum install thunarx-python Thunar-devel'

    cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -
    cd ~ && wget -O - "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -
    cd ~ && wget -O - "http://softwarebakery.com/maato/files/thunar-dropbox/thunar-dropbox-0.2.0.tar.bz2" | tar xjf -

    cd thunar-dropbox-0.2.0
    ./waf configure --prefix=/usr
    ./waf build
    su -c './waf install'

    Start the Dropbox daemon:

    ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &

    To make Dropbox start automatically when you login, go to Settings > Session and Startup and open the Application Autostart tab where you click on the Add button:

    Create a new entry as follows:

    Name: Dropbox
    Description: Online file storage and sharing
    Command: /home/falko/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd (make sure you use the correct username)

    Then create Send To actions for Thunar as follows:

    mkdir -p ~/.local/share/Thunar/sendto
    leafpad ~/.local/share/Thunar/sendto/dropbox_folder.desktop

    [Desktop Entry]
    Type=Application
    Version=1.0
    Exec=cp -dr %F /home/your_username_here/Dropbox/%F
    Icon=dropbox
    Name=Dropbox

    leafpad ~/.local/share/Thunar/sendto/dropbox_public_folder.desktop

    [Desktop Entry]
    Type=Application
    Version=1.0
    Exec=cp -dr %F /home/your_username_here/Dropbox/Public/%F
    Icon=dropbox
    Name=Dropbox Public

    That's it - you can now use Dropbox from Thunar:

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    From: Anonymous

    A new repo for these fonts found at:

     http://pkgs.org/fedora-centos-rhel-opensuse-mandriva/olea-i386/msttcore-fonts-2.0-6.noarch.rpm.html

     Or direct rpm at:

    http://olea.org/paquetes-rpm/repoview/msttcore-fonts.html