Fedora 11 Leonidas Essentials Guide Part 1: Getting Started
Fedora 11 Leonidas essentials guide
Well Howdy Folks ! ,thou having trouble with getting Fedora 11 Leonidas 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.
0) PRESTO PLUGIN FOR YUM: Presto is a delta rpm plugin for yum . (Delta rpm is only the difference in old and new version of packages Hence Saves Precious Bandwidth.
yum install yum-presto
1)RPM-FUSION:Adding rpmfusion as a repository to get access to lot of other packages and features.
(VERY ESSENTIAL ALL OTHER STEPS REQUIRE THIS)
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
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
Well, everybody loves their songs right ?
yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly xine xine-lib libdvdcss xine-lib-extras-nonfree
Everybody has a different choice of a music player , I personally prefer Songbird and Amarok which have everything from cover management ,id3tag editing,online Music Store Support and Global key Shortcuts.
Few of the most used players.
-Amarok -Audacious -Banshee -Exaile -Listen -Rhythmbox -Xmms -Songbird
GCC is the GNU compiler supporting a lot of languages. Its needed for old packages.
yum install gcc gcc-c++ compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296
Fedora doesn’t with proprietary codecs for playing Codecs.
mkdir -p /usr/lib/codecs
tar -jxvf all-20071007.tar.bz2 --strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/
Totem is installed by default but its not a favourite of mine.
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)
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
yum install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts mplayerplug-in mencoder
yum install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss
yum install vlc
yum install kaffeine kdemultimedia kdemultimedia-libs
yum install dragon kdemultimedia kdemultimedia-libs
Note: After this if it doesn’t work refer to my other posts