There are a bunch of RPM’s packaged for Mandriva, but I can confirm that these work Fedora, also.
Note: All 3 RPM files are needed to be downloaded and saved to the same directory.
|32 bit||64 bit|
rpm -ivh *.rpm]]>
> su -c "gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf"
In the first Section, add two additional lines immediately before EndSection, as such:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad catchall" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event/index.html" Option "TapButton1" "1" Option "RBCornerButton" "3" EndSection
Save, and reboot !]]>
1. Add this to the end of the kernel line (without quotes) in /etc/grub.conf -> “rdblacklist=nouveau vga=0×318″
2. Command: su -c “rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm”
3. Command: yum update
4. For 64bit Users, Command: yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64
5. A) For 32bit Users, Command: yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
5. B) For 32bit Users using the PAE kernel, Command: yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
6. Reboot, and you’re done !
Note: If this doesn’t seem to work for you, in step one, instead of “rdblacklist=nouveau”, try “nouveau.modeset=0″]]>
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It’s a great game, and they have blogged about their experiences of the porting process here.
They need your help, to make the Linux version a success. It’s really easy – go download the game !!
(There’s even a demo release to tempt you…)]]>
The implementation of the gnome desktop environment in 10.04 is also impeccable. It is incredibly polished, great new colour scheme, and with the various features new in 10.04, I really felt that love had gone into the implementation of this distribution.
I played about with the installation for an hour or two, and I came across Rhythmbox. WOW! Unbelievable. I’ve used Amarok for years, but if I were a Ubuntu user, I would swap in an instant.
1 – The Ubuntu One store. What a brilliant idea. Everyone loves music. And Linux users love open source software. People contribute in all sorts of ways – Writing open source software, submitting bug reports, or maintaining a blogging website like this one! I’ve always wanted a cheap and easy way to legally acquire music online, but to date, I’ve failed to adopt the usual channels. For a start, I can’t use iTunes because Apple don’t write software for Linux. I’ve tried, and even blogged about the Amazon mp3 Downloader for Linux here, and the problems software companies have with proprietary software. But today I have seen a genuine avenue for me to acquire music legally, and to pay a small contribution to Canonical’s efforts to deliver a stunning Linux operating system.
2 – iPhone/iTouch Compatibility. My friend has an iPhone. And, for one minute, put to one side all of the arguments for open vs closed technology. People want their iPhone’s, or any other device, to “just work”. And in Ubuntu 10.04, iPhones do work, effortlessly. In Rhythmbox, we were able to download an alum using the Ubuntu One music store, and push this to the iPhone to listen to it later. It was a really intuitive, simple process. It was like iTunes, just a lot better.
So what now? I’m a die hard Fedora fan. I write Fedora tutorials such as this, and tell people how great the distro is. But the maturity of Ubuntu 10.04 really caught my imagination today. I’m now at a crossroads. Do I continue with Fedora-KDE, or do I start again with Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome ? I want to start paying for music regularly as I used to (when buying CD’s from record shops). The great feeling is that I have a choice. I can choose from dozens of Linux distro’s, and the notion of freedom will forever be synonymous with Linux.
As it stands, I think I am going to wait until Fedora 13 is released. I will upgrade and give it a fair ride. If I feel like something is missing, I may exercise my right to move onto something new. I’m already writing my music album wishlist.]]>
Revitalise your PC in One Hour !
Do I understand this correctly? Are Microsoft openly accepting that their beloved operating system degrades in performance over time… That full system re-installations are required for an adequate experience with the Windows OS? Surely general daily use can have no influence in the speed of a computer.. whether it be turned on for the 2nd time, or for the 10,000th time.
This is a commonly used argument used by Linux users, including myself. But rather than Microsoft running to defend its operating system against such damming criticism, they instead seem to acknowledges the problem… and even try to flog their poor users of an extra £5 for a magazine to tell them how to fix it!
So for people affected by the issue of system slow down due to wear and tear, let me share with you the options I feel are available to you:
Option 1. Limit your PC usage to once a month. Ensure that you send all intended emails, and that you check the news headlines for the coming weeks ahead.
Option 2. Use your PC every day. Watch YouTube videos, chat to friends on social networking sites, but remember…. on every 2nd Monday of each month “Revitalise your PC in one hour”.
Options 3. Avoid such nonsense ideas as “system reinstalls”, “virus checks”, and save yourself £5 on the magainze to buy a much more fulfilling monthly publication instead….. This option is achieved by…..
Switching to Linux. It’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make. It’s very easy, will save you hours of “system maintenance”, and will save you £££ through not buying the Windows OS, virus checkers, or costly trips to “PC Repair Shops”.
Here’s a good place to get started: Give Fedora Linux a try. Download HERE .]]>
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I hope you find it useful. Can I ask that, if you have any direct questions, please email me using my University email address, which you will find in the download link above.]]>
For those who have never tried it – Next time you’re in an English pub that sells Spitfire Ale, you just have to buy a pint!]]>
So, just like my Android phone (another story), I was pleased to see that I could send this proposed Fedora 13 wallpaper to all sorts of web services… Facebook, Flickr, Picasa etc… This is what I was offered:
On a side note – With all of the software packages now available for use with social networking site, I struggle to find a need to go on the websites at all these days… For Twitter there are literally 100’s of apps like Gwibber and Tweetdeck, and all sorts of services (like Gwenview!) for uploading and viewing content from Facebook. I can’t remember the last time I actually went to twitter.com to tweet? (F.Y.I – I’m @thewonderer57 )]]>