Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Google Chrome on Fedora

Try out Chromium. Courtesy of T ‘spot’ Callaway: Using your favorite text editor (as root), create chromium.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/, with the following contents: [chromium] name=Chromium Test Packages baseurl=$releasever/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 Then run (as root): # yum install chromium From spot’s blog: The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn’t compiled with the correct optflags yet) because chromium depends on v8, which doesn’t work on 64bit anything (yet).

NetworkManager and YUM Update Issue

As been noted, the NetworkManager update in Fedora 9 and Fedora 10 prevents YUM from performing a regular update. Apparently due to a bug in the Fedora Update system. The following error may be seen: Public key for NetworkManager- is not installed The solution is coming soon, but for a temporary workaround YUM supports an exclude option: yum --exclude=NetworkManager\* update This should ignore NetworkManager related packages and continue on in the update process.

Various Linux and Fedora News

A great deal of the following is all old news. Adobe has has Flash Plugin for x86_64 Linux architecture in Beta since Oct 2008. The only thing, is that since it is provided in a tarball (.tar.gz), you are better off builing an RPM (spec file). Note that the 32bit i386 version still works perfectly with nspluginwrapper. Similarily Sun has released the Java JRE web plugin for x86_64 archictecture. Installation is the very identical to 32bit.

Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug. Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows: [mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa To make this setting stick, do the following: Right-Click in the Xine window > Settings > Setup…. In the gui tab, change the Configuration experience level to Advanced, then hit Apply at the bottom of the window.

Fedora 10 Released

Cambridge has been launched. After another round of hacking and coding the Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 10. The Fedora team has been working overtime to make sure this release arrived in spite of the security issues they had earlier this year. The highlights from the Release Summary: Desktop GNOME 2.24 - Instant messaging, video, time tracking, and file management improvements KDE 4.1.2 - many needed updates to KDE4 LXDE - Windows like lightweight desktop environment Sugar Desktop (XO) - Desktop provided on the OLPC project New ‘Plymouth’ graphical boot system Language support improvements Administration/Hardware/System