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This is based on my Fedora Core 9 Tips and Tricks page. Just getting started here, comments welcome. Recent changes are highlighted in yellow. Just getting started as I'm just upgrading to Fedora 10 myself so it's going to be a couple days before this is complete.
I've started to add x86_64 specific instructions below when they differ from traditional 32-bit instructions. The biggest issue is with multimedia plug-ins which are still often available only in 32-bit versions.
These instructions can vary depending on 32bit or 64bit architecture. If there is a difference it will be noted. If you don't know which architecture you're running you can run the following command:
$ uname -m x86_64 ...or... i686I'm still working on the 64 bit specific instructions so your feedback is very important.
Before you add repositories it's probably a good idea to make sure your system is fully updated first. At this point I'm prefering the RPM Fusion repository as it's the most useful and complete but at some point I might need to add another one for things that are lacking there. The easiest way to get started is to install the rpmfusion-free-release-stable and rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable packages:
# rpm -ihv http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm \ http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
You can browse the packages available there at http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/13/Everything/i386/os/repoview/index.html and http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/13/Everything/i386/os/repoview/index.html.
# yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 gstreamer-plugins-ugly \ gstreamer-plugins-bad libmad libid3tag banshee vlc grip \ xterm gconf-editor rdesktopThe -y flag is to automatically answer yes to any question. If you want to be able to say no you can ignore that flag.
$ gconf-editor /apps/metacity/general/focus_modeThen change the mode to sloppy .
Why flash on 64-bit is still such an issue is beyond me but this is the easiest way I could find to get Flash working on a 64-bit Fedora system:
# yum erase flash-plugin nspluginwrapper* # cd /etc/yum.repos.d # curl -O http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion-testing/flashplayer.x86_64/flash.repo # rpm --import http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion-testing/flashplayer.x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-leigh123linux # yum install flash-plugin
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