I just installed the Linux version of the SGI desktop on my Fedora 25 Linux machine. This was not too hard either. Download a copy of the installation script from here: http://www.maxxinteractive.com/site/?page_id=51. Run the script as root to download and install the MaXX desktop tarball. [[email protected] Downloads]# sh MaXX-Indy-1.0.0-Installer.sh   >>> Downloading MaXX Interactive Desktop …

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 …

How to enable encrypted DVD playback on Fedora 25 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% …

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), …

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 …

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 …

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 …