Installing the KDE 4 desktop on Fedora 25 is very easy. There are package groups that allow installation of desktop environments. This is how to install the KDE desktop environment group. [[email protected] jason]# dnf install @kde-desktop-environment[[email protected] jason]# dnf install @kde-desktop-environment This command will fetch and install KDE 4 on Fedora. Then install the KDM desktop …

Playing a DVD on Fedora 25 is not too difficult. I already had the extra repositories added to enable multimedia playback support, but I could not play a DVD. So I downloaded the libdvdcss library. http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.4.0/. Then I built and installed it. darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2darkstar% tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.4.0.tar.bz2 darkstar% cd libdvdcss-1.4.0darkstar% cd libdvdcss-1.4.0 darkstar% …

The arc Gnome Shell theme is a very nice theme for the Gnome Shell desktop. This is how to install this theme on Fedora 25. Firstly, download the theme this way. [[email protected] Desktop]$ git clone https://github.com/horst3180/arc-theme.git Cloning into ‘arc-theme’… remote: Counting objects: 10466, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done. remote: Total 10466 (delta 1), …

To crack a Fedora Core password hash easily, the john the ripper utility will come in handy. This allows cracking of Linux passwords without much fuss as long as the password is in the wordlist. Install the utility. [[email protected] Documents]# dnf install john Then it is necessary to make a copy of the /etc/shadow file …

My hard drive with Ubuntu 16.10 failed, so I decided to install Fedora 25 instead. This Linux distribution has the advantage of NSA Selinux that greatly improves security. And the Gnome desktop is very fast and good looking to boot. Adding the RPMFusion repositories to Fedora allows the installation of restricted codecs and associated software …

To find a specific package that offers a certain file, the whatprovides parameter to dnf will do what you wish. Here is an example, I am looking for all packages that provide the vim command. [[email protected] Documents]$ dnf whatprovides "*/vim" Last metadata expiration check performed 26 days, 19:55:19 ago on Tue Sep 15 12:49:19 2015. …

The new dnf command for Fedora 22 replaces the old yum command. But this new utility is still easy to use. To install all pending updates for Fedora 22, use this command. [[email protected] homer]# dnf update[[email protected] homer]# dnf update Use the dnf install command to install software. [[email protected] homer]# dnf install vim mc Last metadata …

The Linux command line offers useful tools that enable you to find files easily. The find command is one useful example. Here I am using the find command to look for all *.png files in a folder. [email protected] ~/Documents $ find /usr/share/backgrounds -name “*.png” /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-petra/linux_mint_16.png /usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-petra/petra.png /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png And using wildcards to find all files with …

I recently updated to the 3.13 kernel on Fedora Core 20 and the 12.1 ATI drivers stopped working. I fixed this by downloading the 14.1 beta drivers which support that kernel. Download this here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Latest-LINUX-Beta-Driver.aspx. This works perfectly for those Fedora 20 users like me who are also affected by this update. Just uninstall the …

How to find out what rpm package provides a file that you need. The yum provides command is useful for finding out this information. You may use wildcards to search for a file, this can make finding it easier. [[email protected] jackhammer]$ yum provides */redhat**.jpg Loaded plugins: langpacks nagios-3.5.1-4.fc20.x86_64 : Nagios monitors hosts and services and …

I recently updated to a new kernel version and the ATI drivers were not loaded as they had not been built for that kernel. I had to re-compile the ATI drivers, so I switched to the root user and navigated to this folder. [[email protected] homer]# cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/ Then I ran this command to build the …

The libdvdcss library is used to playback encrypted DVD disks on a Linux operating system. Download the tarball here: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/multimedia/libdvdcss.html. Then we need to unpack the tarball. [[email protected] libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2[[email protected] libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory. [[email protected] libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/[[email protected] libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/ Then begin the compilation process. [[email protected] libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ ./configure …

The old E16 window manager is available for Fedora 19. I just discovered this when installing some new software to try out. Install it using this command. yum install e16 e16-themes.noarch e16-epplets.x86_64 This is a very old but good looking window manager. There are some awesome themes available for this WM on the Internet. I …

If the ATI drivers for Linux have the Testing Only watermark; you may remove it by performing this small edit. echo “9777c589791007f4aeef06c922ad54a2:ae59f5b9572136d99fdd36f0109d358fa643f2bd4a2644d9efbb4fe91a9f6590a145:f612f0b01f2565cd9bd834f8119b309bae11a1ed4a2661c49fdf3fad11986cc4f641f1ba1f2265909a8e34ff1699309bf211a7eb4d7662cd9f8e3faf14986d92f646f1bc” > /etc/ati/signature Just run this command to add this long line to the /etc/ati/signature file; removing the UNSIGNED text. This works perfectly if you want to get rid of that annoying watermark. Then …