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    Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    I started this guide to help those trying to transition from Ubuntu to Fedora, to feel more like home

    Sudo
    Goto
    Applications->System Tools->Terminal and enter the following commands
    Code:
    su -
    echo 'loginname ALL=(ALL) ALL' >> /etc/sudoers
    Where loginname is your login name, as mine would say 'frak
    Also, make sure the ' sign stays at the beginning of the name.

    Now you should be able to use sudo for common activities that require root access.

    P.S. (NOTE: HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED) Use 'ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL' if you don't want to be prompted a password.
    "

    Yum
    Yum is Fedora's version of Apt.
    Configure it to accept the default repositories with:
    Code:
    sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/*
    It contains two repositories with no proprietary applications, but lets say you do...
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
    sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
    (NOTE: livna repos are not compatible with freshrpms repos)

    If you want to update your system, run
    Code:
    sudo yum update
    Or goto Applications->System Tools->Terminal

    If you want to install software, run
    Code:
    sudo yum install name_of_software_here
    Or, if you don't want to be asked "Are you sure?"
    Code:
    sudo yum -y install name_of_software_here
    GCC
    Fedora 7 comes with GCC 4.1 by default, but some require older versions such as 3.2, to install these, run.
    Code:
    sudo yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296


    Or 3.4
    Code:
    sudo yum install compat-gcc-34 compat-gcc-34-c++

    Alsa
    If Alsa doesn't work quite right, run
    Code:
    sudo yum update kernel alsa-lib alsa-utils
    And see if that fixes your problem



    TrueType
    Just run
    Code:
    sudo yum -y install wget
    wget http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
    sudo rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
    sudo rpm -ivh $HOME/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm
    sudo /etc/init.d/xfs restart
    Fedora wants you to use Liberation Fonts, if these are not installed, run
    Code:
    sudo yum install liberation-fonts

    RealPlayer
    To install RealPlayer, download it from here: http://www.real.com/linux/
    And choose
    "Advanced Installation
    RedHat Package"
    And download it to your home folder

    Then
    Code:
    sudo yum install compat-libstdc++-33
    sudo rpm -ivh RealPlayer*.rpm

    MP3 Players

    XMMS:
    Code:
    sudo yum install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2
    Audacious:
    Code:
    sudo yum install audacious audacious-plugins-nonfree*
    RhythmBox - GStreamer-Plugins:
    Code:
    sudo yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Amarok:
    Code:
    sudo yum install amarok amarok-extras-nonfree

    Adobe Acrobat
    Latest version is 8.1.1
    Linux->x86 .rpm->(Language) then click download
    Save it to your Home directory
    then
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ivh AdobeReader.*.rpm
    If you choose the v.7, then you may have to edit a config file for it to work properly
    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
    On line 418 change to
    Code:
    From:
       echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
    To:
       echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\).0.so.0.\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
    Line 643:
    Code:
    From:
       MIN_GTK_VERSION="240"
    To:
       MIN_GTK_VERSION="2040"

    NTFS
    To read from NTFS properly, run
    Code:
    sudo yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g
    NOTE: If you installed via DVD, NTFS support should be already enabled


    Kernel Headers and Source
    For Headers, Run
    Code:
    sudo yum install kernel-devel
    For source via Yum, run
    Code:
    sudo yum install yum-utils
    cd downloads
    sudo yumdownloader --source kernel

    Flash and Java
    Flash
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-1.0-0.noarch.rpm
    sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
    sudo yum install flash-plugin
    Java
    Download from: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
    Select: Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
    Save to your Home directory

    Code:
    sudo yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33
    sh jre-6u3-linux-i586.bin
    (hit 'space' till the end, then type 'yes')
    sudo mv -f jre1.6* /opt/jre1.6
    sudo ln -s /opt/jre1.6/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
    Fedora will automatically run GNU Java before Sun Java, to change this
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jre1.6/bin/java 2
    echo 2 | sudo /usr/sbin/alternatives --config java
    java -version
    java version "1.#"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.#)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.#, mixed mode, sharing)
    Frostwire
    Follow the Java installation as said above, then
    Download and install frostwire from Frostwire.com
    then run
    Code:
    sudo yum install -y libXp
    If you run Fedora 8 w/ Nvidia card, and you get xcb_xlib_unlock as part of the error message, this is a bug, and I hope it gets fixed soon.

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by Frak; November 10th, 2007 at 12:35 AM. Reason: Added Frostwire

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    Really nice! I did run fedora for the very first time a while ago, and this guide would have saved me some time back then!
    Good work
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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    You might want to also say what advantages Fedora has over Ubuntu, otherwise, why would people want to switch? I like fedora because you get new versions of packages instead of just security updates.

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    nice and useful stuff
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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    hmmm... makes me want to load Fedora and give it a spin... but I'll wait till version 8.

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    Bump

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    Nice work.

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    Thanks, I'm going to work on it a bit more since Fedora 8 is out

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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    Frak you rock!
    I never would have thought I could install Fedora and get all my answers from the Ubuntu forum.
    Fedora 8 is really nice. I'm using it right now.
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    Re: Ultimate Ubuntu-to-Fedora transition guide

    but YUM sucks!
    I definitely prefer apt.
    HOME BUILT SYSTEM! http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/22804/ Please vote up!
    remember kiddies: sudo rm -rf= BAD!, if someone tells you to do this, please ignore them unless YOU WANT YOUR SYSTEM WIPED

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