Fedroa 15 was released a while back and as much as it has shown some tremendous improvements, I fail to understand why should it be rocket science to do something as simple as changing the keyboard layout. With Gnome 3 making Fedora 15 shine, it should be easier to just type “keyboard layout” in the search box to come to the screen for changing the layout of keyboard. However that is not the case. So in order to change the keyboard layout (different language keyboard layout) follow the steps below:
Note: The keyboard setting under Activities Applications System Settings Keyboard doesnt More >
Real Player 11 is quite an advance music player which has been around for quite sometime. The good part is it’s also available for Linux. Installing it on Fedora 13 is no rocket science and works as flawlessly as on windows.
All you have to do is download the rpm package (Download link at the end of the post), double click it and install.
After it’s install you can start it by typing the following commands at Terminal:
cd /opt/real/RealPlayer/ ./realplay
Following are some of the screenshots of the player in action.
Have fun!More >
Firefox 4 beta 2 has been making some news across the web and I have found it pretty stable for daily use. There are some cool new features. Let’s see how to install Firefox 4 beta 2 on Fedora 13.
1. Open a terminal window and change to root user.
2. Install the Remi Dependency on Fedora 13rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
3. Install Remi repositories for Fedora 13rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-13.rpm
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This post is specific to enabling 3d (desktop effects) in fedora 13 running on Nvidia graphics. I struggled to enable the desktop effect in Fedora 13. But eventually I managed to enable the desktop effects using the following steps.
Note: This is a 3 steps process. Please follow all the steps to enable desktop effects in Fedora 13
1. Install Nvidia drivers ( if you have 4Gb of RAM or more you will probably have a PAE kernel [32bit only] so follow the PAE part )su rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm More >
Sometimes there is a need to benchmark your machine in order to report bugs or to troubleshoot. In Linux it’s fairly easy to benchmark your system. HardInfo is a small tool which will help you benchmark your system in Fedora 13.
HardInfo can gather information about your system’s hardware and operating system, perform benchmarks, and generate printable reports either in HTML or in plain text formats.
In order to install Hardinfo in Fedora 13, open a terminal window and type the following command:su yum install hardinfo
Once installed you can find it under Applications > System Tools > System More >
Fedora 13 comes with Mozilla Firefox and by default doesn’t have Chromium installed. Chromium is an open source browser developed by Google. The reasons Chromium is not part of official Fedora repository is well explained by Joe Brockmeier at Making Projects Easier to Package: Why Chromium Isn’t in Fedora. However, Tom ‘Spot’ Callaway, Fedora Engineering Manager, has created a rpm repository with precompiled versions of the chromium browser. Following is how we can install Chromium on Fedora 13.
1. Open a terminal window and type
2. Create a chromium.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d More >
Shutter is one of the best screen taking utility for Linux and it’s my default screen capturing tool. I managed to get the new version of Fedora (13) running on my machine and wanted to start off writing about how to install Shutter on Fedora 13. The installation process is fairly easy:
Go to System > Administration > Add/Remove Software and search for Shutter.
Select the package as shown in the screenshot above and click Apply.
Once installed you can find it in Applications > Accessories > Shutter.