Posts Tagged ‘fedora 18’

To install Libreoffice 4.0 in fedora 17 / fedora 18

February 11, 2013 2 comments

To install Libreoffice 4.0 in fedora 17 / fedora 18, steps are given below

  • Unpack the downloaded archive
  • Open a terminal window
  • Change directory to “rpms” in the terminal[ eg :cd  /path_of_extracted_content/rpms]
  • Execute the command :  su -c ‘yum install *.rpm’
  • Change to subdirectory called “desktop-integration” in the terminal[eg : cd desktop-integration]
  • Execute the command : su -c ‘yum install *freedesktop*.rpm’

You can access all the LibreOffice applications in your desktop’s Applications/Office menu.

Note: You need to uninstall any other version for desktop integration package to install.

Connect/ mount Android mobile phone Internal Storage in Linux

February 6, 2013 3 comments

Connect/mount Android mobile phone Internal Storage in Linux

In linux, You can connect external storage SD card as USB mass storage of a android phone . But connecting Phone internal storage is difficult. Because it support only MTP, android 3.0 onwards.

Philip Langdale is has implemented native MTP support for gvfs. The native mtp implementation for gvfs has been merged upstream and has been released in gvfs 1.15.2. [Gvfs is the virtual filesystem layer that’s used by Gtk+ based desktop environments (GNOME 3, Unity, XFCE, etc).]

To access phone Internal Storage in android mobile phone, you need to enable following ‘gvfs mtp backend & you can effectively browse through nautilus, and can download files from and upload files to it.

For that you can download source file from & compile. or you can to add ppa & install the files for Ubuntu.

By using command line,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp


Using synaptic package manger – repository or software center – software sources

For Ubuntu 12.04,

deb precise main
deb-src precise main

For Ubuntu 12.10,

deb quantal main
deb-src quantal main

For Ubuntu 13.04,

deb raring main
deb-src raring main

after adding update packages using synaptics or command line

sudo apt-get update

Now log out & login into system.  Connect your phone & access internal storage in nautilus.

Internal Storage_009

Note: MTP is the “Media Transfer Protocol”. MTP only allows you to download a complete file, or upload one – you can’t even move a file between locations on the device through MTP (you have to download it, delete it, then upload it to the new location) against a traditionally filesystem where you can do random I/O within a file (ie: open, seek, read, write, close, etc).

So Trying to just open a file will probably fail because automatically download the file and open the temporary copy may not happen in all softwares. So you need to manually copy file to your home directory.

Fedora 18 missing Video decoder audio decoder codec installing

November 30, 2012 30 comments

First You need to enable RPM fusion repositories. This can be done by

sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck

sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck

or manually install from

& download rpm link are given below

If any missing gpg key error come like this:

GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-18-x86_64

GPG key retrieval failed: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-18-x86_64

Goto below site :

& download gpg key

Copy the same to /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/ & rename to key name as shown in error.[Need root privilege to copy files]

In case you are installing i386, please rename the file name accordingly.

If fedora 18 beta installed, then install ‘gstreamer1’ is required instead of gstreamer. So search & install gstreamer1 codec

sudo yum install gstreamer1 gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-ugly

Same step, but install following for fedora 17 :

sudo yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd

Alternatively, you can also install and use vlc or smplayer to view mkv videos–both can decode H.264

sudo yum install vlc

sudo yum install smplayer

Note: The new totem 3.6 uses gstreamer 1.0 & there is no gstreamer1-ffmpeg package  in repository. So you have to use vlc or smplayer till package comes.

Update : Install gstreamer1-libav for ffmpeg packages.

New Disk Mangement Tool – Automount Windows ntfs drive in Fedora 17 / Fedora 18 on boot startup

April 9, 2012 2 comments

Disk utility available in fedora 17 now added option to help auto-mounting disks / windows drives on start-up, user permission through GUI.

Disk management Tool in fedora 17

In menu,  take edit mount options. then edit as given below :

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Name the drive label as shown so that we can easily identify drives in mount.

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Now you can see windows drive mounted on reboot. 🙂

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Now USB pen drives are mounted in /run/media than /media.

Note : same utility available in  Ubuntu 12.10 to auto-mounting disks / windows drives [ntfs drives] on start-up. You can also Use file system label to dive name to identify window partitions easily[First you need to unmount to edit the label].

To enable Touchpad Click / Tap on Gdm3 – Fedora 16 Login Screen

October 12, 2011 16 comments

Edit the following file:
as a super user or root using some text editor.

sudo gedit

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Add following to “50-synaptics.conf ”

Section “InputClass”
Identifier “touchpad catchall”
Driver “synaptics”
MatchIsTouchpad “on”
Option “TapButton1” “1”
Option “TapButton2” “2”
Option “TapButton3” “3”

Restart the machine to see your touchpad Tap working.

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Note: This enable 2 finger tap for right click & 3 finger tap for middle click.