Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fedora 17 Xfce Installation tutorial part 2

Please read our previous tutorial on Fedora 17 Xfce Installation tutorial at: 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.

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

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When the installation finished, simply reboot your system.

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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.

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

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

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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.

yum install vlc

Fedora will solve the dependency files automatically

Dependencies Resolved

Package        Arch   Version                   Repository                Size
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.

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


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