Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Making Fedora 8 Usable

1. Make YUM faster by using faster and nearer repositories.
# yum install yum-fastestmirror

2. Installing Non-Free Softwares

a. Install livna repository for non-free softwares.
# rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm

b. Install most used audio-video support
# yum install xine-lib-extras.i386 amarok-extras-nonfree.i386 amarok-konqueror.i386 amarokFS.i386 moodbar.i386

c. Install Adobe flash player
# rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
# yum -y install flash-plugin

d. Making Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 work on Fedora 8
# vi /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
Change line number 644 from
check_gtk_ver_and_set_lib_path "$MIN_GTK_VERSION" ### returns 0 if found gtk >= 2.4
#check_gtk_ver_and_set_lib_path "$MIN_GTK_VERSION" ### returns 0 if found gtk >= 2.4

PS. If you find any other good Non-free software, do let me know. Thanks in Advance.

1 comment:

Nikesh Srivastava said...

Hi Mithesh,
Keep such posting it is gud for those who are new to linux and want to insall some use ful software for them self.