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Fedora 10 Cambridge Essentials Guide Part 1: Getting Started

Fedora 10 Cambridge essentials guide

Well Howdy Folks ! ,thou having trouble with getting Fedora 10 Cambridge Up and Running ?

Well then you have come to the right place !!!
NOTE:all commands r to be typed in terminal with sudo or su login or su -c
PS: All yum commands can be replaced by package kit alternatives type “info pkcon” in terminal.

1)RPM-FUSION:Adding rpmfusion as a repository to get access to lot of other packages and features.


rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm  http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

yum update

To install something in command line use

yum install Name of Packages Seperated by spaces -y

of course to find the exact package name use

yum search Package

2)Package Management Frontend GUI :

Fedora already has PackageKit (System>Administration>Add/Remove Software)

but it doesn’t quite compare up to yumex

yum install yumex

3)MP3 Support:

Well, everybody loves their songs right ?

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-pulse libmad libid3tag xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld

4)Music Players:

Everybody has a different choice of a music player , I personally prefer Amarok which has everything from cover management ,id3tag editing,online Music Store Support and Global key Shortcuts.

Few of the most used players.


4)GCC compatibility:

GCC is the GNU compiler supporting a lot of languages.Its needed for

yum install gcc gcc-c++ compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296

5)Video Codecs:

Fedora doesn’t with proprietary codecs for playing Codecs.

Download them.

wget  http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2


mkdir -p /usr/lib/codecs

tar -jxvf all-20071007.tar.bz2 --strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/

5)Video Players:

Totem is installed by default but its not a favourite of mine.

Real Player

Download RealPlayer 11 GOLD from: http://www.real.com/linux/. ( preferably use .bin file)

Select: “Advanced Installation RedHat Package”

Before installing RealPlayer, make sure to have the compat-libstdc++-33 compatibility libraries installed.
yum install compat-libstdc++-33

chmod +x name.bin


Read Agreement Go to end and press y and enter (keep pressing enter, till it starts installing)

For RPM:
sudo rpm -ivh RealPlayer11.rpm

note:if real/helix or any plugin doesnt load in firefox use:
sudo /usr/bin/mozilla-plugin-config -i -f

Other Players

mplayer: yum install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts mplayerplug-in mencoder
xine:       yum install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss
vlc:         yum install vlc

kaffeine yum install kaffeine kdemultimedia kdemultimedia-libs

Dragon : yum install dragon kdemultimedia kdemultimedia-libs

Note: After this if it doesn’t work refer to my other posts

Categories: Fedora 10
  1. Hazem
    December 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for this tips which helped me a lot, but I cannot open my vfat partitions as a normal user can you tell me how to do it? it is already mounted and root user can issue `ls` and it lists the contents.

  2. vipz
    December 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I have a problem with wi-fi in my inspiron 1525 which is installed with fedora 10. Can you solve this problem.

  3. January 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Awesome. Best site ever found to help with making fedora run everthing!

  4. January 6, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    only thing I could think to add would be java

  5. KaLu
    January 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks , it`s a very clear and well-structured article . It was really helpful.


  6. anil
    November 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    thanx buddy really helping

  7. Ghanshyam
    November 20, 2009 at 11:11 am

    its really helping!!!

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