There is a new version of this tutorial available for Mandriva Linux 2010.1 (Spring).

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.0 With GNOME - Page 5

11 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox, go to, and select the msttcorefonts rpm file ( Select Open with Software Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue:

In the window RPM Installation, select Install:

Type in your root password:

If the package has some dependencies, install them as well:

The additional packages are now being downloaded and installed:

It is possible that the package has an unknown signature. Continue by clicking on Yes:

The RPM Installation window closes automatically after the installation has finished.

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:


12 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit in Firefox and select the RealPlayer 11 Gold RPM package. Install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11.


13 Adobe Reader

To download Adobe Reader, go to and select the following:

Operating system: Linux
Version: Linux - x86 (.rpm)
Your language

Then click on Continue:

Select Adobe Reader 8.1.2 (or whatever the latest version is) and click on the Download Adobe Reader button:

For some reason I got an error when I selected Open with Software Installer (default) in the Firefox download dialogue. To circumvent the problem, I save the file on the hard drive (e.g. on the desktop -> /home/falko/Desktop)...

... and open a terminal (Applications > Tools > Terminal):



to become root and go to the directory where you've saved the Adobe rpm (e.g. /home/falko/Desktop):

cd /home/falko/Desktop/

You can type

ls -l

to find out the exact name of the Adobe rpm. Afterwards, you can install it like this:

rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i486.rpm

After the installation we can delete the Adobe rpm:

rm -f AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1.i486.rpm


14 Skype

To download Skype, go to and click on the Download now button:

Choose Mandriva and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11:


15 Google Picasa

Visit and select the rpm for RedHat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva ( at the time of this writing). Install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 11.


16 Inventory (III)

Browse the menu again and check what you've got installed so far.

Your list should look like this now:

[x] The GIMP
[x] F-Spot
[x] Picasa

[x] Firefox
[x] Opera
[x] Flash Player
[x] FileZilla
[x] Thunderbird
[x] Evolution
[x] aMule
[x] Bittorrent
[x] Vuze/Azureus
[x] Pidgin
[x] Skype
[x] Google Earth
[x] Xchat IRC

[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

[x] KompoZer (Nvu)
[x] Bluefish
[x] Quanta Plus

[ ] VMware Server
[x] True Type fonts
[x] Java
[x] NTFS Read-/Write Support

So everything is installed except for VMware Server...

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