I spent 30 minutes this morning upgrading my sons’ laptops to Fedora 15. I used a Fedora 15 LiveDVD (installed on a USB) that I had created that included stuff that the standard Fedora 15 LiveCD does not because of space. Tools like LibreOffice, Scribus, Xournal, Inkscape, Thunderbird, mutt, msmtp, wget, arduino, R, lyx, dia, and filezilla. I’ve thrown in blender and some games into the mix as well.
The updates of the systems went super quick (20 minutes to first boot) and then on to Spot’s Chromium repo:
- su –
- cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
- wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium/fedora-chromium.repo
- yum install chromium
- yum install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
- yum install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
- yum install vlc
- yum install thunderbird-enigmail
[Update, June 19, 2011 0050 SGT] Based on the comment from Jeremy to this post, I’m updating the instructions]
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz. tar xvfz flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/ chmod +x /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Installing a 32-bit version of Adobe Flash for a 64-bit Fedora installation:
- Go to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#Enabling_Flash_plugin
- Installing a 32-bit wrapped into a 64-bit version
- ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins-wrapped/nswrapper_32_64.libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/chromium-browser/plugins
- These steps should be sufficient for flash to be enabled for both Firefox and Chromium
Once done, restart your browser and you will have flash enabled.
Yes, I am aware that I’ve had to compromise and load up non-free software. It is less than ideal and I am looking forward to GNU Flash maturing as well as MP3 and related codec getting out of patent.