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