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Fedora Linux

Fedora Linux



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  • Tips on using Fedora (Moving to Fedora 9)‏
  • An Overview
    • Installation Related
    • Setting the Stage
    • Get Set n Go
      • Play anything
      • Google Products
      • ODC/DC++
      • ADSL settings (Dataone, etc)‏
    • Important Packages
  • Installation Related
    • An ideal Hard Disk Configuration
      • Suppose we have a 160 GB hard disk. And we want to have dual boot with Windows XP as the other OS.
      • 30 GB – Windows (should be your first partition.)‏
      • 40 GB – Fedora 9
        • Swap – 1.5 – 2 GB (should be more than your RAM, preferably twice)‏
        • /home – 2 GB
        • / - 36 GB
      • 90 GB – Data / Windows Applications
  • Installation Contd.
    • While setting the Time Zone during installtion, set it to GMT +0.00 (and not GMT +5.30).
    • If you want to reinstall windows after setting up fedora, you have to reinstall grub for using fedora again.
      • Insert the Fedora DVD.
      • Go to Rescue installation. It will mount your fedora partition on a temporary location.
      • Issue the command grub-install /dev/sda or grub-install /dev/hda
  • Setting the stage
    • Apart from on-line repository, the DVD of Fedora 9 also contain useful packages. Installing these from DVD would really be fast and saves the net bandwidth.
      • cd /media mkdir dvd-rom mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/dvd-rom/
      • Add these lines to the end of /etc/yum.conf
      • [base-local] name=Fedora DVD baseurl=file:///media/dvd-rom/enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
  • Setting the Stage ...
    • Install Yumex
      • yum -y install yumex
    • Http Proxy Settings
      • Su http_proxy="http://usrname:password@"
    • If you are using Yumex, then do the proxy setting by, System -> Preferences -> Internet and Networks -> Network Proxy.
  • Play Anything
    • Visit this blog and read the detailed instructions http://djkaos.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/fedora-9-essentials-guide/
      • Adding livna repositories - 'A must'
      • MP3 Support
      • GCC compatibility 'Needed'
      • Mplayer / Xine/ VLC
      • Video binary codex
      • mpg321 A cool utility
      • CD/DVD burning using K3G
    • For Flash support Go to Adobe site and download the rpm.
  • Google's Product
    • Install google Linux Repo -- Run these Sequentially
      • wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub rpm --import linux_signing_key.pub
    • As root, add the following to a file called google.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/:
  • Google Product
      • [google] name=Google – i386 baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1
    • Now use these commands
      • $ yum install picasa
      • $ yum install googleearth-package
      • $ yum install google-desktop-linux
  • Setting up Valknut
    • This is a substitute for DC++ in windows
    • yum install valknut
    • Go to file -> options for usual settings, like download locations, and file sharing. Choose connection type as passive.
    • Click on Show hub list. Then go to bookmarks. Right click and add hubs.
    • Note: You will not be able to download from those users who are also using passive connection.
    • One of the first things you need in a linux environment is a good internet connection. So, setting up PPPOE ADSL network connection is important.
    • Well the basic steps for this setup are:
      • Set up a network link between your computer and the modem
      • Run /usr/sbin/pppoe-setup and create a ppp0 connection.
      • Once ready, start or stop the connection using the /sbin/ifup ppp0 and /sbin/ifdown ppp0 commands
    • For detailed step-by-step instructions visit http://mayankkmr.wordpress.com/2008/07/17/adsl-settings-in-fedora/#more-32
    ADSL settings in Fedora
  • Important packages
    • You might find these softwares important in day-to-day use:
      • Gnochm – Opens Windows Help file format (.chm)‏
      • Unrar – For RAR files
      • Emacs – Handy for coding
      • LaTeX
      • fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g – for mounting ntfs file system