Enabling 3D effects on Fedora Core 6

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    paragkalra The Linux Man !

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    After 3 re installations and reading through millions of articles on, I finally managed to get everything up and working!! I don't know What the hell is the problem with Fedora Core 6

    If you are planning to install FC6 on an i686 architecture - make note of this!! Anaconda screws up BIG TIME, and installs the i586 kernel and kernel-devel on ur i686 machine. Normally this is not a problem, however, CPU Frequency controller daemon will not work and it’ll be a pain in various parts of the anatomy if your driver / program requires a kernel-module to be installed along with it. The worst part - your architecture is still maintained as i686!! Just that anaconda installs the i586 kernel!!

    ENABLING 3D EFFECTS IN FEDORA CORE 6

    Solution:

    1. Install yumex
    # yum -y install yumex

    2. Once the installation is over, get into yumex [Applications->System Tools->Yum Extender]

    3. Go to the Install View once it’s done updating everything and add kernel and kernel-devel packages, but for the i686 architecture

    4. Go to yumex again and remove kernel and kernel-devel packages currently for the i586 architecture

    5. Once it is done, reboot into the non-xen kernel and remove kernel-xen and kernel-devel-xen packages

    6. Boom you are done and you can get to installing the packages for nvidia/ati drivers, ntfs support etc.

    7. # yum install kmod-nvidia –enablerepo=livna-testing

    8. Reboot the maching, before the login screen you must see the NVIDIA screen.

    9. After loging in Click over Enable 3D effects Tab and Bang. Enjoy the 3D revolution.

    10. Here are some of the command line short cuts:

    ctrl + alt + down = unfold
    ctrl + alt + right/left = next/back cube face
    ctrl + alt + + shift+ right/left = next/back cube face, with current window
    ctrl + alt + Button1 (usually left click) = rotate cube
    ctrl + alt + d = show desktop
    alt + tab = switch window
    pause = Scale / Previously exposé
    super + mouse scroll = zoom
    alt + scroll = transparency


    PLAYING AUDIO AND VIDEO FILES ON FEDORA CORE 6

    SOLUTION

    # yum install mplayer xine vlc gstreamer-plugins-ugly easytag banshee xmms xmms-mp

    INSTALLING GOOGLE EARTH ON FEDORA CORE 6

    SOLUTION

    # wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    # sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    Run it using:

    #googleearth

    INSTALLING PICASA ON FEDORA CORE 6

    SOLUTION

    # rpm -ivh http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386/picasa-2.2.2820-5.i386.rpm

    Run it using:

    #picasa


    MOUNTING NTFS PARTITION

    # yum -y install ntfs-3g

    SYNTAX

    # ntfs-3g -o ro

    For more details just #man ntfs-3g

    INSTALLING MICROSOFT'S Internet Explorer on FEDORA CORE LINUX 6

    Before you start you'll need to make sure you have >wine and cabextract installed:

    # yum -y install wine cabextract

    Now download the script from here:

    http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/download.html

    Then follow the following steps:

    # gtar xzvf ies4linux-2.0.5.tar.gz

    # cd ies4linux-2.0.5

    # ./ies4linux

    Welcome, greg! I'm IEs4Linux.

    I can install IE 6, 5.5 and 5.0 for you easily and quickly.

    You are just four 'enter's away from your IEs.

    I'll ask you some questions now. Just answer y or n (default answer is the bold one)

    IE 6 will be installed automatically.

    Do you want to install IE 5.5 SP2 too? [ y / n ] y

    .

    .

    .

    IEs 4 Linux installations finished!

    To run your IEs, type:

    ie6

    ie55

    ie5

    Here are the screenshorts:
    http://discoverlinux.blogspot.com/2006/11/3d-effects-of-fedora-core-6.html
     
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    Your tutorials are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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