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

The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007 - Page 7

10 TrueType Fonts

Open Firefox and download the file
to your desktop:

Then right-click on the file and select Open with "Software Installer":

In the window RPM Installation, select Install:

Type in your root password:

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

The package is being installed. Afterwards, click on Done:

Next right-click the package and select Move to Trash to clean up your desktop. You might also see some core.* files - you can move them to the dustbin as well:


11 Java

Download to your desktop and install it exactly as shown for the TrueType fonts in chapter 10.


12 Flash Player

Download to your desktop and install it as shown in chapter 10.

After the installation, close all Firefox windows and start Firefox again. Then type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player among them:

You can now open a web site of which you know that it uses Flash. For example, has video news in Flash. You should be able to see (and hear) the Flash movies:

Another web site that uses Flash movies is YouTube, for example.


13 RealPlayer

To install RealPlayer, visit in Firefox and download the RPM package (don't hit the big yellow Download RealPlayer button, but use the small link Download RPM Package below it instead):

This should download a RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm package to your desktop that you can install exactly as shown in chapter 10 (TrueType fonts).

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