Saturday, December 22, 2012

How to install Google Earth on Fedora 17

How to install Google Earth on Fedora 17

Google Earth for Linux is now reached version 7.2 which is more stable and more powerful. On this tutorial, I want to share how to install the latest Google Earth on Fedora 17. I am using Fedora 18 64bit edition (x86_64).

A. Download Google Earth binary (RPM) package for 64 bit Fedora
wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
Or you can also click this link to download it using your web browser.
B. Install Google Earth on Fedora 17
On Terminal login as root and type the following command to install
rpm google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
Once finished, you can start using Google Earth on Fedora 17. Enjoy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to install Virtualbox on Fedora 17 Server

If you are running a Fedora 17 in server mode (without GUI or Desktop environment such as Gnome or KDE), you still can install and run Virtualbox in headless mode. This means, there is no GUI for the Virtualbox as well. In advanced we can install phpvirtualbox that will help us to manage and admnister the Virtualbox via web browser remotely.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Virtualbox 4.2 on Fedora 17.

A. Create admin user on Fedora

Open Terminal and paste this command to add new admin group and admin user. Do this command as root.

groupadd admin
useradd -d /home/admin -m -g admin -s /bin/bash admin
passwd admin

 

Friday, November 30, 2012

How to install Skype 4 on Fedora 18

The latest version of Skype for Linux is 4.1.0.20. On this tutorial I am going to show you how to install Skype on Fedora 18. Fedora 18 is the most recent version but it still in Beta version. This tutorial will install Skype on Fedora 18 via command line.

Steps to install Skype on Fedora 18

Open Terminal and type the following command
wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm
yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686
rpm -ivh  skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm
Now you can start using Skype on Fedora 18. Enjoy. Please leave us comment if you find any errors. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tutorial How to install nVidia Driver on Fedora 17

I have been looking around to find a simple and straight forward tutorial on how to install and enable the nVidia graphic card driver on my Fedora 17. Finally I found it on Unixmen, thanks to you buddy. When I tried to boot my Fedora 17 on a nVidia powered computer, it won't start smoothly. There are many weird habit on my screen and at the end, I cannot even use my Fedora.

fedora-nvidia

How to install nVidia Driver on Fedora 17

I will not writing the step by step installing nVidia Driver on Fedora 17 here. Unixmen guys has done pretty well job on this matter, so you better follow this link below to get the full version how to install nVidia Driver on Fedora 17.

http://www.unixmen.com/how-to-install-nvidia-and-amd-drivers-in-fedora-series/

Sunday, November 4, 2012

How to install Cairo Dock on Fedora 17

How to install Cairo Dock on Fedora 17

Cairo Dock is my favorite docking system that makes my Fedora 17 looks like a Mac. This tutorial will show you how to install Cairo Dock on Fedora 17. Its pretty easy to get Cairo Dock installed on Fedora 17 since Cairo Dock is integrated with RPM Fusion Repository.
Steps to install Cairo Dock on Fedora 17
2. Install Cairo Dock with this command
yum install cairo-dock
Once finished, you can start using Cairo Dock on your Fedora 17 desktop.

Fedora 17-How to enable RPM Fusion repository


This tutorial is going to show you how to enable the RPM Fusion repository on Fedora 17. RPM Fusion repository provides many applications and packages for RPM based Linux including Fedora 17. In order to enable the RPM Fusion repository, you can simply paste the following command on Terminal as root.
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
This method is applicable to Fedora 17 both 32bit and 64 bit system. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

How to start ssh service on Fedora 18

How to start ssh service on Fedora 18

By default, ssh server is not enabled on Fedora 18. But we can easily enable the service using command line. SSH server is required to enable the secure remote connection to the Fedora 18 machine. Do the following to start the sshd service on Fedora 18.
Open Terminal and do this command as root
service sshd start

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fedora 17 Xfce Installation tutorial part 2

Please read our previous tutorial on Fedora 17 Xfce Installation tutorial at: http://fedora18tutorial.blogspot.com/2012/10/fedora-17-xfce-installation-tutorial.html. After we specify root password, the next step is select the installation type. In this tutorial I use the first option to use all space. This means, the entire hard disk will be used for Oracle.

fedora xfce install 6

You can activate to use the LVM and you can also Encrypt your system. Press Next and the installation will take place.

fedora xfce install 7

When the installation finished, simply reboot your system.

fedora xfce install 8

After reboot, Fedora installer still need to configure some details such as create a new user for the system. Enter your new username and password.

fedora xfce install 10

Finally login with your new user and enjoy Fedora 17 Xfce edition.

fedora xfce install 11

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fedora 17 XFCE Installation Tutorial

This tutorial will show you hot to install Fedora 17 Xfce edition. I am installing this Fedora 17 Xfce on my Virtualbox. Fedora 17 installation steps is quite fast. With a few steps we can get Fedora 17 installed on our system. Check these out. Please notice that we split this tutorial into several posts.

Requirements:

  • Fedora 17 Xfce ISO
  • A x86 PC or a Virtual machine with 1 GB of ram and 5 GB of disk space

Boot your PC or virtual machine with the Fedora 17. You can burn the ISO file into a CD or simply use Fedora 17 Live USB. On the desktop, double click “Install to Hard Drive”.
On the first step we need to select the Language.

fedora xfce install 1

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fedora 17 XFCE Screenshots

Fedora 17 is available in several flavors including XFCE Desktop. Here we have some Fedora 17 screenshots. Fedora 17 XFCE features a lightweight Linux distribution with the simplicity of XFCE on board. See some Fedora 17 XFCE screenshots below.

fedora 17 xfce 4

How to Install Cinnamon Themes

After installing Cinnamon on my Fedora Linux, we can optionally install additional Cinnamon themes. Cinnamon developer and its community provide many themes available for download. You can check new Cinnamon themes here. This tutorial will show you how to download and install Cinnamon theme on Fedora. Before you go any further, make sure you already install Cinnamon on Fedora.

Steps to install Cinnamon theme

1. Download Cinnamon theme. You can browse and download Cinnamon themes. Download it as zipped or any other compressed file.

2. Move the extracted folder to /home/username/.themes. You can create this .themes directory if it does not exist. For example:

mv Jelly_Bean_2.3 /home/dhani/.themes

3. Now apply the new theme. Open Cinnamon settings via Menu >> Appearance >> Cinnamon Settings

cinnamon theme 1

cinnamon theme 2

That’s it. Thanks for reading the how to install Cinnamon themes on Fedora.

How to install VLC on Fedora 16

In a few moments, you can get vlc installed on your Fedora 16. This tutorial is going to show you how to install VLC on Fedora 16. VLC is a simple and handy video and multimedia player for Linux. It can play almost any video file formats on Linux including 3GP, FLV, AVI, MPEG, MPG and many more.

Steps to install VLC on Fedora 16

Open Terminal and paste the following command to install VLC on Fedora 16. But first, make sure you have enabled the RPM Fusion Repository on Fedora 16.

su
yum install vlc

Fedora will solve the dependency files automatically

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
Package        Arch   Version                   Repository                Size
================================================================================
Installing:
vlc            i686   1.1.13-3.fc16             rpmfusion-free-updates   1.9 M
Installing for dependencies:
SDL_image      i686   1.2.10-2.fc15             fedora                    44 k
aalib-libs     i686   1.4.0-0.19.rc5.fc15       fedora                    62 k
freeglut       i686   2.6.0-6.fc15              fedora                   165 k
fribidi        i686   0.19.2-3.fc15             fedora                    50 k
ftgl           i686   2.1.3-0.4.rc5.fc15        fedora                   101 k
gpm-libs       i686   1.20.6-21.fc16            updates                   29 k
libcaca        i686   0.99-0.12.beta17.fc16     fedora                   214 k
libcddb        i686   1.3.2-7.fc16              updates                   68 k
libdvbpsi      i686   0.2.2-1.fc16              rpmfusion-free            47 k
libebml        i686   1.2.1-1.fc16              fedora                    67 k
libmatroska    i686   1.2.0-1.fc16              fedora                   139 k
libmpeg2       i686   0.5.1-8.fc12              rpmfusion-free            67 k
libprojectM    i686   2.0.1-15.fc16             updates                  467 k
libtar         i686   1.2.11-20.fc15            fedora                    30 k
libtiger       i686   0.3.4-2.fc16              fedora                    34 k
libupnp        i686   1.6.13-2.fc16             fedora                    96 k
lirc-libs      i686   0.9.0-7.fc16              updates                   33 k
live555        i686   0-0.32.2011.09.02.fc16    rpmfusion-free           283 k
minizip        i686   1.2.5-7.fc16              updates                   32 k
twolame-libs   i686   0.3.13-1.fc16             rpmfusion-free            46 k
vlc-core       i686   1.1.13-3.fc16             rpmfusion-free-updates   6.8 M
zvbi           i686   0.2.33-9.fc16             fedora                   392 k
Updating for dependencies:
zlib           i686   1.2.5-7.fc16              updates                   83 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install      23 Packages
Upgrade       1 Package

Total download size: 11 M
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Install Cinnamon on Fedora 18

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Cinnamon on Fedora 18. This tutorial is using Fedora 18 Alpha 1 as the base since the stable version of Fedora 18 is still in development stage. Its a good news for Cinnamon lovers because now Fedora 18 supports Cinnamon. We can install Cinnamon on Fedora 18 using YUM directly.

Steps to install Cinnamon on Fedora 18

Monday, October 15, 2012

Install Guest Additions on Fedora 18 Alpha 1

Install Guest Additions on Fedora 18 Alpha 1

I was successfully installed the Virtualbox Guest Additions on my Fedora 18 Alpha 1. But after restart I cannot get better screen resolution. I still find out why this happened. I got an error message telling that cannot create Xorg.conf on my Fedora 18 guest etc. Is there any chance to get Guest Additions working and get better resolution on Fedora 18 Alpha 1 guest machine?

Friday, October 12, 2012

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 18

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 18

This tutorial will show you how to install Google Chrome on Fedora 18 using YUM repository. Previously, I ‘ve been written a similar post on how to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17. With the similar method we can install Google Chrome on Fedora 18. Google Chrome is a fast web browser available for Linux. I’ve been using this Google Chrome for my default web browser on my Fedora 18.

First, add the Google repository to Fedora 18.

su
nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fedora 18 Screenshots

Fedora 18 Screenshots

Here we have some nice Fedora 18 Screenshots. I just boot up my Fedora 18 Alpha on a VirtualBox 4.2 and here I want to share some screenshots of the upcoming Fedora 18. Fedora 18 is a pretty cool Linux Distribution and I can say it much better than Fedora 17 in term of appearances. 

Fedora 18 Login Screen

Sunday, September 30, 2012

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using repository

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using repository

This Fedora tutorial will show you How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using repository. Actually you can download the rpm installer for Google Chrome for your Fedora but you cannot get future update automatically. The better idea is to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using YUM repository. There are few steps to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using repository.

Simple steps on How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 17 using repository

First we need to enable Google Chrome repository on Fedora 17. Simply open Terminal and edit the file /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo.
nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Install Yumex on Fedora 17

Install Yumex on Fedora 17

This tutorial is going to show you how to Install Yumex on Fedora 17. Yumex is YUM Extension which has capability like Synaptic Package Manager on Debian based Linux. We can search for package we want to install using Yumex with ease. 

How to install Install Yumex on Fedora 17

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fedora 18 Release Schedule

The latest version of Fedora 18 is currently under development. Fedora 18 promises a variety of updates, and many new features. For you fans of Fedora Linux, Fedora 18 has many advantages such as: a better interface display of Fedora 17, the installation process easier, clean and clear desktop and many more. Fedora 18 will use Spherical Cow as its code name.
fedora 18 release schedule

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