Friday, May 11, 2007

Installing Misc Softwares on FC6

VLC Player
Installing VideoLanC Player on Fedora Core 6.

# rpm -ivh
# yum -y install vlc

First install the Livna repository,
Install VLC...

Firefox 2.0
FC6 comes shipped with Firefox 1.5 by default to install Firefox 2,
Download firefox 2.

# tar -xzvf /downloadlocation/firefox-2.0.tar.gz -C /usr/lib/
# yum install compat-libstdc++-33
# $ cd /usr/bin/
# rm firefox
# rm: remove regular file `firefox'? y
# ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

  • In the first step we untar the downloaded files to /usr/lib

  • compat-libstdc++-33 is a module that is required for Firefox, skip this step if you are sure you have the module

  • Next we remove the previous link/ init script of Firefox from /usr/bin

  • Finally we make a new link in /usr/bin to the new Firefox 2.

NVidia Graphics Driver
Download the latest nvidia driver (1.0-9626) from here.

# init 3
Command not found
# /sbin/init 3
# sh
# reboot

NTFS file system support
$ su
# yum install ntfs-3g
# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda# /target folder -o force