Posts Tagged ‘Fedora 14’

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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Install LXDE or XFCE on Fedora 14 Laughlin

Install LXDE or XFCE on Fedora 14 Laughlin

If you are using Fedora on your old and slow machine that you recycled to a new life, then the default desktop environment (Gnome) might be a bit too heavy for it, the alternatives are quite a few, two of the popular options are LXDE and XFCE. LXDE (Light X Desktop Environment) You can install it on...

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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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LAMP Server Fedora 14 (Install apache php mysql phpmyadmin)

LAMP Server Fedora 14 (Install apache php mysql phpmyadmin)

If you want to host a database driven website, LAMP (Linux Apache MySql Php) is the way to go. In addition you would need to install phpmyadmin as well to manage the database with ease. Going for linux based web-server is recommended just for the sake of convenience and security, given you are comfortable with it....

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Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions in Fedora 14

Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions in Fedora 14

Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved for Fedora 14 Laughlin is as follows (this installation used Fedora 14 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2.10) 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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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 14 Laughlin

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 14 Laughlin

This is an installation guide for Fedora 14 users who want to dual boot Fedora 14 with Windows 7 (should work for any version of Windows) and Fedora 14. 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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Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 14 Laughlin

Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 14 Laughlin

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 (type su at command prompt), however if you have enabled it already then skip to next...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Fedora 14 Laughlin

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Fedora 14 Laughlin

X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default in Fedora 14, you can enable it by doing this Enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace for Fedora 14 with Gnome Select “System”->”Preferences”->”Keyboard” Select the “Layouts” tab and click on the “Layout Options” button. Select “Key sequence to kill the X server” and enable “Control + Alt +...

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Disable SELinux on Fedora 14 Laughlin

Disable SELinux on Fedora 14 Laughlin

You can disable SELinux (which is more of an annoyance for regular user) by editing the config file in /etc/selinux while being root su vi /etc/selinux/config For some strange reason, I cannot run gedit or emacs while being root, hence you got to use vi, which seems to be working fine. In vi to...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 14 Laughlin

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 14 Laughlin

The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Fedora 14 Laughlin is quite simple. If you are able to enable desktop effects from the System > Preferences > Desktop Effects then you can enjoy all the features of Compiz and Emerald with your Fedora installation. For compiz and desktop effects to work you need...

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Perfect Desktop Fedora 14 Laughlin: Post Install Guide

Perfect Desktop Fedora 14 Laughlin: Post Install Guide

I am assuming that you have already installed Fedora 14 Laughlin on your machine, and since I used Live CD installation media, the list of applications already installed is quite a small one. This guide is going to help you setup a perfect desktop system, which you can use for your day to day needs...

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