Posts Tagged ‘Fedora 13’

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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty or 10.10 or 10.04

You can connect to a Windows 7 or any windows machine  from your Linux Box (Ubuntu, Fedora etc.) with a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server capability. One has to be running at least a Professional version (Ultimate and Media Center versions are fine too) of windows. Enable Remote desktop connection capability on...

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Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

While Fedora (14, 13, 12 etc.) detects all windows partitions automatically on the boot, it doesn’t mount them automatically at the boot. You can have them automatically mounted at each boot by simply using ntfs-config. It is an easy to use GUI tool which adds the appropriate tags in /etc/fstab automatically and you don’t...

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Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

Uninstall Grub (Replace Grub with Windows 7 Boot Loader)

There are times when you would need to get rid of Grub boot loader and replace it with the standard Windows boot loader, this might be necessary if you want to remove Ubuntu or any other Linux partition from your machine. Deleting Linux partitions is not enough, and you must remove Grub too. Here...

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Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Earlier I had discussed how you can automate the conversion of MythTV recording to avi or mkv on a MythBuntu system using mythnuv2mkv. While the process is almost fully automated (except for the cut-list creation), it has a few shortcomings: It can only convert with stereo audio, no 5.1 surround sound. You cannot extract...

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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13 Goddard

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 13 Goddard

This is an installation guide for Fedora 13 users who want to dual boot Fedora 13 with Windows 7 (should work for any version of Windows) and Fedora 13. I have chosen the most basic setup with Windows 7 already installed and occupying the entire hard drive. Step 0: Before with start with the...

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TV Episode / Media Renamer for Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

TV Episode / Media Renamer for Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

If you download TV media (series) from the Internet, the episode numbers are all mangled and messed up. But you don’t need to worry, there are several applications for all platforms which can fix the episode names automatically for you. I tested couple of these solutions which are discussed below. FileBot FileBot appears like...

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Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Best HTPC Software for Ubuntu 10.04 / Fedora 13 (MythTv vs Freevo vs XBMC)?

Contrary to popular (Windows users) belief, Linux is not the greatest when it comes to handling multimedia. Some Windows users are even under the delusion that the Linux is not geared for HTPC purposes. With Windows 7, Windows OS has boldly gone where no Windows has gone before. But you would be surprised to...

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ffmpeg GUI/ Frontend for Ubuntu / Fedora

ffmpeg GUI/ Frontend for Ubuntu / Fedora

ffmpeg is a very powerful command line Video / Audio conversion, editing utility which is available for practically all platforms, Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, and even Mac. But the command line options are often confusion for the beginners and also a hassle to keep track of. WinFF comes to the rescue. It provides a nice...

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Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home

Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home

How often people get into the argument whether to use Fedora or Ubuntu or OpenSuse or something else. While you can rely on feedback from experienced user, it is best to try them out for yourself. What could be better than dual booting two Linux OSs with a shared or common /home? The fun...

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Install Fedora 13 Goddard without LVM with Separate /home

Install Fedora 13 Goddard without LVM with Separate /home

While LVM has its advantages, it can be an impediment for several other purposes. This tutorial is going to tell you how to install Fedora 13 Goddard using Fedora Live CD without LVM. We would use this tutorial to make a Fedora+Ubuntu dual boot system with shared /home and Swap partitions. You start by...

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Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved are the following For Fedora 13 Goddard: This installation used Fedora 13 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2. 1. Install kernel headers for the kernel you are running with, as a super user (root) do the following yum install...

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Install / Test Firefox 4.0 Beta in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or Fedora 13

Install / Test Firefox 4.0 Beta in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or Fedora 13

FoxTester extension provides a great and convenient way to install and test Firefox 4.0 beta in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, it also works on other *nix distributions as well like Fedora 13  Goddard  (you might need to disable SELinux as described here) and OpenSUSE. The installation and usage involves the following steps. Step 1: Download...

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AWN vs Cairo Dock vs Docky: Mac Style Linux Docks Reviewed

AWN vs Cairo Dock vs Docky: Mac Style Linux Docks Reviewed

Mac style docks or launchers have become very popular among *nix users with the increase in popularity of Macs. And unlike Snow Leopard users there are quite a few free options for Linux users. I am going to review three such popular docks. The platform that i am using is Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx,...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Enable Gnome Menu and Pop-up Menu Transparency using Compiz

Enable Gnome Menu and Pop-up Menu Transparency using Compiz

Want to change the transparency of Gnome menu and other pop-up or slider menus? You can use CompizConfig Settings Manger to achieve this. Launch it from the System > Preferences Menu Click on the Opacity, Brightness and Saturation setting option In the Opacity tab click on New to add new rule for managing transparency...

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Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 13 Goddard

To enable the support for .rar archive files, you need to install a package called “unrar” which is only available though the RPMFusion repository. To enable this repository first, paste the following in a terminal while being root, however if you have enabled it already then skip to next step! rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm Install...

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx vs Fedora 13 Goddard

This post is updated version of my comparison of Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10, and includes fresh observations based on my new experiences with the two. I would try to answer it from a regular user’s perspective without getting in too much detail. Remember we are talking about two linux distributions, so they are...

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Install apache php mysql phpmyadmin on Fedora 13

Install apache php mysql phpmyadmin on Fedora 13

If you want to host a database driven website on your computer, LAMP (Linux Apache MySql Php) or WAMP (Windows Apache MySql Php, use XAMPP to make your life easier) is the way to go. In addition you would need to install phpmyadmin as well to manage the database. Going for linux based web-server is...

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Create Bootable USB / Flash Drive From ISO Image in Linux or Windows

Create Bootable USB / Flash Drive From ISO Image in Linux or Windows

You may need to use a USB thumb drive (Pen Drive) or other flash drive (e.g. SD or SDHC or CF in a suitable card reader or adapter) for installing an Operating System (OS). The reason could be that you are installing it on a Netbook or an older computer which doesn’t have an...

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Change Default Boot Order in Grub for Fedora 13

You might need to change default boot choice in Fedora 13, if you are dual booting and use Windows more or if you want to boot with older kernel, or whatever, you can change the default boot choice in Fedora 13 by editing the file /boot/grub/grub.conf su gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf Now you just need to...

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