Monday, January 21, 2013

Fedora 18 for Dell Vostro 1510

1. New Installation in fedora 18 is crap.... I broke my mind when I tried to install it on required partition - far from intuitive.

2. change power button to ask what to do (source):

In order to get the Power Shutdown selection menu in Fedora 16, you must download dconf-editor with sudo yum install dconf-editor
Once this is done, open dconf editor from gnome, and navigate to ORG/Gnome/Setting Daemon/Plugins/Power and then modify the action on power button to be "Interactive".

3. Skype and google talk plugin it is necessary to install from terminal (source):
"yum localinstall skype-"

4. Problem with microphone...
lspci | grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

I did restart, install of
yum install gnome-media
changed level of microphone in "Sound" application, tab "Input" and it become alive.

5. install Cromium (source):
yum install wget
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
yum install chromium

6. Install Flash player to browsers
Follow instructions from:

7. Open terminal from Nautilus current folder:
yum install nautilus-open-terminal
No logout is required, just close all active Nautilus windows and launch it again.

8.Add rpmfusion repository, to add more packages (lha, unrar, unace archive support and more other stuff):

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck

sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
set in all rows: "gpgcheck=0"

9. Install Archive support packages (requires rpmfusion):
sudo yum install unrar p7zip p7zip-plugins lha arj unace dpkg

10. how to set up Caps Lock as language switch.
standard way to setup this in "Keyboard" or "Language and Regions" - does not work! :(
bug, workaround work perfectly well!

11. Install mp3 and other codecs for Fedora18
it will require to download gpg keys from but beware that nonfree kay is empty and will not work s so you might consider to use "gpgcheck=0" (see above).
Additional step require to put key in proper place with renaming to your architecture(i386 or x86_64):
cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18-i386
cp RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18 /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-i386


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