Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

Migration to Fedora 16 has one known issue when restoring your backups from a USB hard drive or device. When the files were originally copied in earlier versions of Fedora, they all had the starting UID as 500 and GID as 500. However, Fedora 16 creates the first user with the UID of 1000 and . . . → Read More: Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

Rescue Fedora 15 System if you only have the Live CD

Most of us install Fedora 15 from the Fedora 15 Live CD. The live CD, makes it easy to install the Operating System to your computer’s hard disk, but it does not have the feature as in the normal DVD to rescue your computer.

To enable rescue, without downloading the whole 3.3 GB Fedora 15 . . . → Read More: Rescue Fedora 15 System if you only have the Live CD

Install Sun Java on Fedora 15

You can install Java from http://www.java.com on your Fedora 15 desktop. Follow the steps given below: Remove the default openjdk from your Fedora 15 installation.

Download file jdk-6u26-linux-x64-rpm.bin from http://www.java.com for Fedora 64 bit.

# chmod u+x jdk-6u26-linux-x64-rpm.bin <enter> # ./jdk-6u26-linux-x64-rpm.bin <enter>

This will install all the rpm files.

# cd /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins <enter> # . . . → Read More: Install Sun Java on Fedora 15

Improve Font Quality in Fedora 15 or 16

When you install Fedora 15, you are provided with the default font look that is too thin, and quite difficult to read after a long time. It is quite a strain on the eyes. To improve the quality of fonts, you should do:

# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/ <enter>

You can optionally also install the . . . → Read More: Improve Font Quality in Fedora 15 or 16

Enable power off / shudown in Gnome 3 on Fedora 15

Enable shutdown or Power Off… button in Fedora 15 Gnome 3 # yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu <enter>

Things to do after Fedora 15 install

So you have now upgraded from Fedora 14 or any other distribution to Fedora 15? Congratulations. You will now need to learn how to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment and also customize your desktop and install additional software. Below is a list of things you can do after you have install Fedora 15 on . . . → Read More: Things to do after Fedora 15 install

Install 32-bit Flash Plugin in Fedora 15 (64-bit)

When you install flash-player based on instructions from http://mjmwired.net, make sure you install the nspluginwrapper for i686 and x86_64. Then only install flash-player. Cross-check if flash-plugin was properly installed by starting firefox and in the URL bar, type about:plugins.

Modify font size, look and feel of the Gnome 3 desktop

# vi /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css <enter>

Replace all font-size with 10 pt or greater where font-size < 10pt. 10pt should be okay for most people.

This would apply till Gnome 3 comes with a GUI-based configuration editor to do this.

Install Clamtk (Clam Anti-virus)

# yum install clamtk <enter>

For clamtk installation, if you get error cannot parse freshclam.conf. Do following: # vi /etc/freshclam.conf  <enter>

Locate #Example and remove it from the freshclam.conf file . Look for database.XY and replace with database.IN for India. Now start clamtk and you should be able to update antivirus signatures.

$ freshclam <enter> . . . → Read More: Install Clamtk (Clam Anti-virus)

Install VirtualBox on Fedora 15 or Fedora 16

Download the latest rpm file from http://www.virtualbox.org and install it using: # yum install dkms <enter> # rpm -ivh VirtualBox*.rpm <enter>

If after this you get an error of: (Failed, trying without DKMS) Recompiling VirtualBox kernel modules [FAILED] (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong)

# cat /var/log/vbox-install.log <enter>

This shows following . . . → Read More: Install VirtualBox on Fedora 15 or Fedora 16

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