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

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 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 9.2 (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):



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

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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