The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9 - Page 7

8.3.9 Gtkpod

Homepage: http://www.gtkpod.org/

With gtkpod you can manage your iPod. Many iPods are supported, including iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video.

If you want to use gtkpod, install the following package.

  • gtkpod

 

8.3.10 K9copy

Homepage: http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/

K9copy is a DVD backup tool, which is able to shrink the content of a DVD9 to fit on a DVD5.

If you want to use k9copy, install the following packages.

  • k9copy
  • mencoder

 

8.3.11 XChat

Homepage: http://www.xchat.org/

With XChat you can join multiple IRC channels (Internet Relay Chat). File transfer is supported. You can customize XChat with various scripts and plugins.

If you want to use xchat, install the following package.

  • xchat

 

8.3.12 Wine

Homepage: http://www.winehq.org/

Taken from the Wine Homepage: "Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix".

With Wine you can run a lot of Windows software on Linux. A list of software that is known to work on Wine can be found on http://appdb.winehq.org/.

If you want to use Wine, install the following package.

  • wine

 

8.3.13 Cedega

Homepage: http://www.cedega.com/

Cedega is an enhancement of WineX with focus on Windows games. Many games are supported - a list of supported games (with screenshots) can be found on http://games.cedega.com/gamesdb/ and http://cedegawiki.sweetleafstudios.com/wiki/Main_Page.

Cedega is not free. Have a look at the Homepage for details and pricing.

 

8.3.14 VMware Server

Homepage: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/

With VMware Server you can install guest operating systems as Windows, Linux, NetWare or Solaris.

First install the following packages.

  • kernel-devel
  • xinetd
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++

Afterwards open http://www.vmware.com/download/server/ in your browser. Install the latest version (.rpm) and register to get a serial number.

Next we have to patch the VMware Server so that it is able to handle the new kernel (2.6.25) (root privileges needed).

mkdir /tmp/vmware/
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon.tar /tmp/vmware/
cp /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tar /tmp/vmware/
cd /tmp/vmware/
tar xvf vmmon.tar
tar xvf vmnet.tar
wget http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/gallery/1/vmnet-2.6.25.patch
wget http://jon.limedaley.com/plog/gallery/1/vmmon-2.6.25.patch
cd vmnet-only
patch -p1 < ../vmnet-2.6.25.patch
cd ../vmmon-only/
patch -p1 < ../vmmon-2.6.25.patch
cd ..
rm -f *.tar
tar cfv vmnet.tar vmnet-only/
tar cfv vmmon.tar vmmon-only/
cp *.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/

Now run:

vmware-config.pl

Answer all the questions with "yes" and accept the license agreement (if you agree with it). After that you'll be asked a few questions about install paths etc. - simply hit enter for every question. In the end you have to enter the serial number - the VMware Server is now available in the GNOME applications menu.

 

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From: at: 2008-06-03 00:56:14

What theme is being used there?  Does it come with Fedora, or can it be found elsewhere?

Thanks! 

From: at: 2008-06-05 12:52:04

Hi,

the theme you can see on the installation-screenshots is the standard Fedora theme. The black theme that I used for the other screenshots is a customized version of the theme "SlicknesS" from gnome-look.org. I can send it to you if you give me your email address.

Best regards,

Olli 

From: at: 2008-06-11 18:33:19

Thanks, it looks great.

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:13:57

Hiya Oliver,

Could you send me the theme too please? My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much

Adro

 

From: Anonymous at: 2008-11-26 13:03:00

hi

 can you plzz email the theme to me as well lost_jayrocks@yahoo.com

 

From: at: 2008-07-12 23:25:37

Hi Oliver!

Very nice theme! Can you send it to my email in danielriosantos [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks in advance!

Daniel

From: at: 2008-07-13 09:56:56

Dear Olli,

 thanks for the tutorial, it was quite useful for me.

Can you please send me the gnome-theme you where using during the tutorial? Thanks!

Pepe

From: at: 2008-08-11 07:30:37

Great guide, I'm using it as a bit of a bible at the moment - very new to Linux!

If you could email me the modified slickness theme I'd be very greatful.

Thanks 

From: at: 2008-06-17 22:04:55

I have never needed to turn off SELinux on desktops. I don't know what kind of problems are being referred to. If there is a SELinux problem with a Fedora package file a bug.

From: at: 2008-07-02 04:30:00

Thank you for this great guide. Helped me a lot!

From: Adro at: 2008-10-09 03:18:08

Hiya Oliver

Could you send me the theme too please?  My email is mrsparkle78 [at] gmail [dot] com?

Thanks very much

Adro


From: Mahesh M at: 2008-11-25 15:00:39

Hi Oliver

Thanks for the cool tutorial. Could you send me the modified SlicknesS theme please? My email is mahesh_m_1973 [at] yahoo [dot] com

thank you

Mahesh M

From: Ken at: 2008-10-10 02:18:59

First off great tutorial as always.  What is that desktop theme?  In the begining you started off with a glassy desktop theme.  When I installed it I didn't get that theme. 

From: noogz at: 2008-11-26 20:34:14

yes, i'd love to know the themes you used there, too.

 

From: Micha at: 2008-12-28 14:18:32

I found the theme ;)

Look at www.gnome-look.org and search for 'SlicknesS'. You'll find this (and some modificated) theme for GTK and Berly (Emerald).

Michael