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. [jason@darkstar 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), …

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. [jason@hackerbox Documents]$ dnf whatprovides "*/vim" Last metadata expiration check performed 26 days, 19:55:19 ago on Tue Sep 15 12:49:19 2015. …

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. homer@deusexmachina ~/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 …

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. [homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2[homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.13.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory. [homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/[homer@localhost libdvdcss-1.2.13]$ cd libdvdcss-1.2.13/ Then begin the compilation process. [homer@localhost 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 …

The CentOS Linux distribution is a free version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution that is intended for datacenter deployments. This free operating system allows someone to setup a Linux server easily with a free and reliable operating system. CentOS comes with an older kernel version; 2.6.32. [homer@neo ~]$ uname -a Linux neo.matrix 2.6.32-358.el6.i686 …

To install Virtualbox 4.3 on Fedora 19; firstly navigate to the directory that contains the *.repo files. cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ Then retrieve the file for the Virtualbox repository. wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/virtualbox.repo And update the repository files. yum update Now you should be able to install Virtualbox. yum install VirtualBox-4.3 This is what I got during installation; the …