Posts Tagged ‘fedora 14’
After having some issues with Ubuntu 10.10 (blackscreen after an update) I decided to try Fedora 14. I was not real happy with Fedora 12 but thought I would give this disto another try. Like always Fedora leaves out some stuff your really need, like CODECS! The codec search tool that comes with Fedora has never worked, never. So here is how to load all the stuff you need or want in your Fedora 14 Distro. You need to get some other repositories that have the codecs and programs that Fedora does not supply. I like RPM Fusion and try to stay to the stable releases.
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Installing Google Chrome Browser:
To add the google repository edit the file.
gedit /etc /yum.repos.d/google.repo (remove space after etc)
for 32 bit OS Version
name=Google - i386ff
for 64-bit OS Version
name=Google - x86_64
Install Google Chrome Stable Version on Fedora 14
Just type this line on the root terminal
yum install google-chrome-stable
Pidgin Chat Client
yum install pidgin
Autoten installer for all kinds of stuff! Including your Codecs, thanks to dnmmouse.org for this nice little installer.
su -c 'yum -y --nogpgcheck install http://dnmouse.org/autoplus-1.2-4.noarch.rpm'
su -c 'rpm --import http://dnmouse.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-dnmouse'
This should have put an Autoten icon on your desktop use that to install all the other codecs you need!
You need to install some x86 libraries for skype to work on X64 (catch up skype!)
yum install libXScrnSaver.i?86 libX11.i?86 libv4l.i?86 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i?86 qt-x11.i?86
Of course install Yumex one of my favorites.
yum install yumex
Download it from here: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html
Then select the 64 bit tar.
Unpack it then move the .so file to
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ or ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Restart your browser and you got it. This also causes the Chrome browser to flash to work.