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

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.1 With GNOME - Page 4

10 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:


11 Adobe Reader

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

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

Then click on Continue:

Select Adobe Reader 9.1 (or whatever the latest version is) and click on the Download now 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 AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.rpm

After the installation we can delete the Adobe rpm:

rm -f AdbeRdr9.1.0-1_i486linux_enu.rpm
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