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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.
Why would you need a SSH Tunnel? You may want to get around a firewall or just encrypt your communications so prying eyes can not see what you are doing online. On Linux/Unix system you can tunnel all of the traffic from your local box to a remote box that you have a shell account on. You can do the same with Android, and here is how:
First you will need to download some software from the Android Market. The following are FREE apps.
SSH Tunnel This will build the tunnel for your browser to use.
Firefox, a good browser with an easy tunneling add on.
Install all three.
Then you will need a SSH account somewhere. There are a lot of free SSH services out there. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to hear my favorite, or run a google search and I am sure you will find a couple. Make sure they support SSH Tunneling. Sign up and get a user name and password. You can also use your own SSH server if you have one.
Now open up your SSH Tunnel program on your Android device. and put in your credentials. Hostname, Username, Passowrd, click on the Use SOCKS Proxy click box and make note of the port. It was 1984 for me. Activate the SSH Tunnel by clicking on the Tunnel Switch Check box (tunnel has to be activated every time you use it).
Next open the Firefox browser and go to the Add Ons in options. Open the options for Proxy Mobile. Set Use Proxy, set SOCKS proxy to 127.0.0.1 and SOCKS port to 1984 (or the port you used on SSH Tunnel).
Your Tunnel should now be working! Enjoy and use wisely.
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.
If you use your computer for web browsing and for watching Flash content. There is a good chance you have a lot of flash information cached on your machine. This can cause you not to see updates on flash enabled sites. Just cleaning out your web cache is not enough, your Flash Media Cache can still have information in it. Here is how to clean out your Flash Cache:
Point your browser to:
You should see a screen like this:
Now click on the site you want to want to clean up and click on Delete Website, or you can just click on Delete all sites.
You are all set to get the new version of the flash video or flash game you were looking for.
Thanks to the team at BlindValet.com for the tip.