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Here we go!
http://ranjith.zfs.in/fedora-15-post...xtra-features/
Post install guide for Fed15
    
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For installing Skype "Just double click on the rpm. It will install automatically." This doesn't do anything except ask me what I want to open it with. What do I do from here?
    
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If you haven't installed KDE, from yum it's
Code:
su -c 'yum install @kde-desktop'
For any rpm it should have handled it automatically with either yum or archive manager. For command line just cd to the directory and
Code:
su -c 'rpm -ivh foo.rpm'
with foo being the name of the skype rpm.
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I think I figured it out...
Code:
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
for GNOME
and for KDE
Code:
yum groupinstall "KDE Software Comilation"
We'll see, running/installing them now.
    
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Originally Posted by esocid View Post
If you haven't installed KDE, from yum it's
Code:
su -c 'yum install @kde-desktop'
For any rpm it should have handled it automatically with either yum or archive manager. For command line just cd to the directory and
Code:
su -c 'rpm -ivh foo.rpm'
with foo being the name of the skype rpm.
Awesome. Thanks for the help!

EDIT: Whats up with the su -c? Is this just like sudo? I couldn't get sudo set up, and su root seems to have been the answer so far. Am I missing something?
    
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Awesome. Thanks for the help!

EDIT: Whats up with the su -c? Is this just like sudo? I couldn't get sudo set up, and su root seems to have been the answer so far. Am I missing something?
sudo elevates the permissions of a user specified in certain groups, su -c will change the user running a command (the -c for a single command) with that users password su without any user name assumes root, so su -c is the same as su -c root and then it will require the root password, you could also do su -c user2 or something of that sort

the main difference is su -c requires root password and needs single quotes around the command, and sudo uses your user password and runs the command as is but requires set up

thats why in redhat based systems like fedora during the install process you set up a root password, but in debian based stuff you only set up a primary user who is automatically configured in the /etc/sudoers file and the root accounts password in the /etc/shadow password shows up as a ! (hashed) effectively making the root account inaccessible unless you access it from a capable sudo account


ALSO WORTH NOTING, sudo doesnt always have to elevate permissions to the highest level, it can be used to set up quite complex administrative environments for many levels of permissions granted to users
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Well put.

Quote:
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thats why in redhat based systems like fedora during the install process you set up a root password, but in debian based stuff you only set up a primary user who is automatically configured in the /etc/sudoers file and the root accounts password in the /etc/shadow password shows up as a ! (hashed) effectively making the root account inaccessible unless you access it from a capable sudo account
Interesting. I learn something new everyday.
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For any rpm it should have handled it automatically with either yum or archive manager. For command line just cd to the directory and
Code:
su -c 'rpm -ivh foo.rpm'
with foo being the name of the skype rpm.
As far as installing Flash... (skype did the same thing)

No dice...
Code:
[root@localhost pete]# rpm -ivh flash-plugin-10.3.181.26-release.i386.rpm
error: open of flash-plugin-10.3.181.26-release.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
I'm staring at it in my /tmp and I have another copy of it in my /downloads

When just double clicking on the file, that don't work either... it returns the following:
"Failed to install
The query is not valid
could not resolve: file:///tmp/flash-plugin-10.3.181.26-release.i386.rpm"

I feel like there should be some sort of file association thats not happening. Maybe the dependency lsb? What am I missing? I've never compiled from tarball before... I suppose I could always learn someday, I'd just like to get skype and youtube to work for me 1st.
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For flash you shouldn't need to install the rpm manually, unless of course you want to.

It looks like what is happening, at least to me, is that you aren't in the directory. Your bash shows you are in your home directory. cd to your downloads folder and try again. Alternatively you can install from yum. You just have to set up the repo.

Code:
su
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
yum update
yum install flash-plugin
You just have to place it in your firefox folder.
/usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Compiling tarballs is fairly easy, just have to do three commands as long as you have proper dependencies and compilers.
configure, make, make install.

Hope this helps.
Edited by esocid - 6/17/11 at 7:39am
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Hope this helps.
Worked! Thanks a ton!

Now... if I could only get my printer working my wife would **** and let me go work on the hot rod or something.

Any printer tricks? I've never actually had any problems with any Linux Distro not picking up my printer right away and letting me print... but good ol' Fedora... no printer so far.

Its an HP Deskjet F340 All-in-one... and I really only need the thing to print, although scanning would be supreme, as no OS has been able to reliablibly yet.

EDIT: Its *'d my acronym?? ST_U ok? lol nice. Also, one, hopefully last, thing, is there some sort of repository browser like how Ubuntu based systems use? I mean, whats the trick to finding out what the programs are called for this OS? If this had something like that I'd just search Print or Printing and I'd get a slew of options.
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