I thought i'd put this together for som of you hard core ubuntu heads out there. It took me quite some time to be comfortable with fedora, but with some work i've got it setup much like i run my ubuntu.
These tips deal with some common problems, going from ubuntu to fedora.
1. Disable automounting of local drives at login (gnome). This is prevented by means of HAL in ubuntu. Just put this in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/preferences.fdi
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->
The following shows how to hint gnome-volume-manager and other programs
that honor the storage.automount_enabled_hint to not mount non-removable
<match key="storage.hotpluggable" bool="false">
<match key="storage.removable" bool="false">
<merge key="storage.automount_enabled_hint" type="bool">false</merge>
2. SHMconfig without touching xorg.conf (synaptics touchpads). This is also done with HAL in ubuntu. Put this in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
You've got options to turn touchpad on/off by installing gsynaptics
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>
3. apt-get/aptitude is as good as it gets, no doubt about that. yum is, however, a very nice package manager as well. Lets add some speed, and auto-removal of "leaves" (i.e. unused dependencies that got pulled when you installed a piece of software)
yum install gsynaptics
These two are plugins, meaning you can temporarily disable them, and they work by default without you doin anything.
yum install yum-fastestmirror yum-remove-with-leaves
4. tab auto-complete commands in the terminal. very easy.
yum install bash-completion
5. fedoras eqvivalent to medibuntu is rpmfusion, allthough it contains more than just media extras. It adds quite a bit of other software as well. Antman already covered that here
6. For exmaple, to install nvidia driver (rpmfusion!)
Then run the livna display configuration in system>administration meny. Then reboot.
yum install akmod-nvidia
7. To play basic media files (.mp3/.xvid etc) (rpmfusion not needed, but recommended!)
8. dvd playback
yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg
and get libdvdcss here http://atrpms.net/dist/f10/libdvdcss/
yum install libdvdread libdvdnav
you need both libdvdcss and libdvdcss2
9. A few common extras
skype (the fedora 7 one) http://www.skype.com/intl/sv/downloa.../linux/choose/
10. If you want a "human" theme, install this
Should you miss the human-icon-theme, download it here
extract the .deb (it's an archive), then extract the "data" dir.
It's in usr/share/icons, so just right click and create a tar.gz of the "Human" dir, and you've got your human icon theme, ready to drop in System>prefernces>look and feeel>appearance.
I'm more of a tango guy, so i recommend
yum install tango-icon-theme tango-icon-theme-extras
11. EDIT: Almost forgot! Sudo
Obvisouly, replace USERNAME with the user that should join the wheel group, and thereby gain sudo rights for ALL commands. I'm not recommending this (you should always be careful with these things), but this is how it is done in ubuntu.
cp /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers.backup
echo "%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL" >> /etc/sudoers
usermod -aG wheel USERNAME