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I have installed the new version of Fedora, Fedora 18. Here is how I installed everything to make it usable.
I was having problems finding our old friends at dnmouse who made Autoten/Autoplus. So one of my friends told me about Fedorautils.
To install Fedorautils:
su -c "curl http://master.dl.sourceforge.net/project/fedorautils/fedorautils.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedorautils.repo"
su -c "yum install fedorautils"
After installation, launch Fedora Utils from
Applications > System Tools or type
fedorautils in the terminal and start installing.
Everything worked great for me. I did need to restart to have the Nvidia drivers work properly, but that is normal.
Now to install the codecs for Fedora 18.
Then you must copy them to your keys directory. Make sure you change the name on the copied file.
su -c 'cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-x86_64'
su -c 'cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18-x86_64'
Now you can install your players and codecs.
su -c 'yum install gstreamer1 gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-libav vlc smplayer'
Another thing you will need is Gnome Teak Tool.
yum install gnome-tweak-tool
Gimp (I use it all the time).
yum install gimp
yum install libreoffice
Here is how to install dropbox on Fedora 18.
Found this how to over on TechnoZeal
More to come.
Sorry it took me so long to get around to this.
Here is the next instalment of Tips and Tricks, this time for the new Fedora 17. The new Auto Plus from dnmouse.org makes adding all the things that the developers left out of Fedora 17. The team at dnmouse.org has done a great job for all of us fedora users. For everything else I will show you how to add the software you need. This article was written and tested on Fedora 17.
Get up to date
First I like to make sure I have all my packages up to date.
su -c 'yum update'
This will make sure you are up to date and ready to install all the other software.
Install Auto Plus
su -c 'yum -y --nogpgcheck install http://dnmouse.org/autoplus-1.4-5.noarch.rpm'
Now just open Auto Plus which should be listed under System Tools and start installing your software.
Make sure to install all the codecs! The Skype installed great!
Skype now installs through AutoPlus.
Of course install Yumex one of my favorites.
yum install yumex
Open Terminal for Nautilus
This allows you to open a terminal window, with a right button click, in a directory in the Nautilus file browser.
su -c 'yum install nautilus-open-terminal nautilus-extensions'
Add the Date to your Clock
Really simple. Type this in a command line:
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.clock show-date true
Download and install VirtualBox for Linux Host
su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.16/VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.16_78094_fedora16-1.x86_64.rpm’
MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called “transcoder”. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way.
Here is the install process for Fedora. Then do your MP4s with Handbrake.
Now works through AutoPlus.
Then you have it!