The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME - Page 4

10 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox, go to ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/seerofsouls.com/mandriva/2007/i586/main/, and select the msttcorefonts rpm file (ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/seerofsouls.com/mandriva/2007/i586/main/msttcorefonts-bootstrap-0.1-4brs.noarch.rpm). 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 http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html and select the following:

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

Then click on Continue:

Select Adobe Reader 9.2 (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. in the Downloads directory -> /home/falko/Downloads)...

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

Type

su

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

cd /home/falko/Downloads/

You can type

ls -l

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

rpm -ivh AdbeRdr9.2-1_i486linux_enu.rpm

After the installation we can delete the Adobe rpm:

rm -f AdbeRdr9.2-1_i486linux_enu.rpm

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From: A.N.T. at: 2009-11-13 12:16:18

I downloaded the One live CD of Mandriva a couple of days ago. And this time I downloaded both of them, one with KDE and one with Gnome. And boy is KDE version better than Gnome one. It gives you a much more beautiful desktop, a much more modern experience all around. It is such an improvement that I've converted to KDE full time now. And not only the desktop itself, also the apps from games to K3b CD/DVD burner and Digiakam photo management is on a whole level higher then the equivalents in Gnome. Big congrats to Mandriva and KDE for bringing such a modern desktop to Linux.

From: Italba at: 2009-11-15 15:18:36

It seems that true type fonts can't be installed anymore with seerofsouls rpm.

I used webcore-fonts-3.0-1.noarch.rpm from http://avi.alkalay.net/software/webcore-fonts/ as reported in http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=119523.

Saluti,

              Italo A.