Tag: fedora

Linux ToDoList

Install Fedora 15 (Beta) on a machine capable of running Gnome3 (Gnome3 does not like VMware).
Get Adobe Air + Tweetdeck to work in Fedora.
– Play BluRay movies in Fedora on Studio XPS 16 machine. No rush, almost never watch Blu-Ray on the laptop.
– Get 802.11n out of the Wireless NIC on the Studio XPS 16 (only .b and .g capable as of right now apparently). No rush.
Install proper drivers for Sunsway USB to RS232 on both HP Mini 1000 and Studio XPS 16 machines. (Update: Didn’t need drivers, only needed correct permissions)

IPv6 @home

Recently (31.01.2011 actually) had an application for a static IPv4 approved, and I’ve had my own IPv4 address up and running since 01.02.2011. Yesterday (26.02.2011) I got my account at SixXS approved, and today (27.02.2011) my /64 IPv6 tunnel approved!  I’m just a week (one week of tunnel uptime that is) away from my own /48 IPv6 subnet! Don’t know if I’ll apply for it straight away or save up some more ISK before I apply for one. As of right now I don’t even need IPv6 on the one (Fedora 14) machine, but it sure is nifty! I might just jump from SixXS.net to Hurricane Electric so I can get some hands on experience with BGP on the Cisco 887V. SixXS doesn’t offer BGP seeing how they don’t handle any routing themselves.

How to install Flash Player Square in Fedora 14

If you want to upgrade your old Flash player to the developer Preview (2) release of Adobe® Flash® Player “Square” here’s how you can do it.
This requires that you already have the Flash player plugin 1.0-1. If you don’t, you’ll find instructions in the unofficial Fedora FAQ.

Now, you’ll going to need to download Flash Player Square.
Direct link to the 32-bit version: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_32bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
Direct link to the 64-bit version: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz

When you have downloaded it, you’ll need to extract the “libflashplayer.so” file to a temporary folder (to put it where it really needs to go requires root).

Now, open up a terminal, go root:
[jk@fedora14 ~]$ su –
Password: yoursuperstrongrootpassord
[root@fedora14 ~]#

Now you move to the folder where you extracted the file called “libflashplayer.so” so you can move it to your pluginsfolder in Firefox (or other browser).
In my case I put it in my Documents/Adobe folder, and my pluginfolder is in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.
[root@fedora14 ~]# cd ..
[root@fedora14 /]# cd home/jk/Documents/Adobe
[root@fedora14 Adobe]# cp -pr libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
[root@fedora14 Adobe]#

Now, restart Firefox and open a 1080p YouTube video or something other in Flash In my case it was a lot better than 1080p YouTube video when I had the 10.1 version.

Remember, as Adobe says, you will have to manually update Flash when you have this preview installed.

My Desktop

Seeing how I agree with AdamW on his thoughts about the graphical desktop look, I felt I also had to post a screenshot of my Fedora 14 Desktop.

Here it is, go fullscreen and go bonkers.

Screenshot Fedora 14

Ubuntu 9.10

Let’s be honest, it’s not their best work.

I tested it on my good old trusted Dell Vostro 1500 (two years old but still kicking ass because of upgrades) and I’m actually kinda shocked about what I’ve experienced in just a couple of hours. The system tray indicates I need to update, and when I click on the icon it actually says:

Your system encountered a serious kernel problem. Your system might become unstable now and might need to be restarted.

And then the whole system stalls (never seen everything stall at once in Linux before) when I try to install VLC from terminal. I know, that’s retarded.
Like that’s not bad enough, the WiFi drops in and out like two rabbits going at it. And why can’t I use the Super key to open Terminal no more?! God damn it!

*going back to Fedora*

But seriously, did Ubuntu go to far so satisfy every n00b out there? And ultimately became the arrogant loser that thinks everyone loves him?

Luckily it’s not to long until Fedora 12.

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