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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

EasyLinux Fedora Frog: Fedora Core 5 for the Desktop

At last, EasyLinux has a tool that will make Fedora Core 5 up and running for the desktop. Raivis Dejus has created this tool called Fedora Frog. Fedora Frog is a GUI tool that will install all the needed applications, plugins, and codecs to make your Fedora Core 5 a power desktop computer.

Fedora Frog can do the following:

  • Install extra repositories [RPMForge]
Note: Not all repositories are mutually compatible.
  • Install GUI frontend for yum [yumex]
  • Install commonly needed multimedia codecs
  • Install DVD playback capability
  • Install Java JRE and its plugin for Firefox
Note: You will have to accept Sun's licence
  • Install Macromedia Flash plugin for Firefox
Note: You need to restart Firefox after installation
  • Install extra fonts (including msttcorefonts)
  • Install graphics drivers for nVidia and ATI cards
Note: You should restart your computer after the installation
  • Install Gnome Configuration Editor
  • Install numlockx to turn on NumLock on startup
  • Set up Gnome to open System Monitor every time you push Alt-Ctrl-Del
  • Disable CD blocking in CD-ROM
  • Set up Nautilus to open new folders in the same window
  • Install rar archiver
  • Install Adobe PDF reader
Note: This is not necessery to read PDF documents, you can read them using Evince too.
  • Install Gwenview and digiKam imageviewers
  • Install XMMS (analog of Winamp)
  • Install amaroK media player
  • Install stream directory browser Streamtuner
  • Install CD ripper Grip
  • Install Xine, VLC, Mplayer multimedia players
  • Install RealPlayer 10
  • Install Skype
  • Install Thunderbird e-mail client
  • Install Liferea RSS reader
  • Install Opera web browser
  • Install CD/DVD burning utility K3b
  • Install FTP utility gFTP
  • Install File share utility DC++
  • Install P2P BitTorrent client Azureus
  • Install P2P eMule Client aMule
  • Install P2P Gnutella Client LimeWire
  • Install KDE Edutainment programms
  • Install Photo-realistic nightsky renderer Stellarium
  • Install Some additional games
  • Install Alacarte Gnome menu editor
  • Install Shortcut to browse files as root
  • Install Some desktop backgrounds, icons, themes and screensavers
Note: Try changing your desktop background and look in Theme Details of System -> Preferences -> Theme
  • Install fortune and make Gnome Fish-applet to use it


Note: It is recomended to run update before you run Fedora Frog


To install Fedora Frog run these commands in terminal [Applications -> Ststem Tools -> Terminal

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wget -c http://easylinux.info/uploads/frog.tar.gz

tar zxvf frog.tar.gz -C ~

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To Run Fedora Frog:

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xterm -e ~/.frog/frog.run

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If you are using Fedora Core 4 use these commands to obtain Fedora Frog

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wget -c http://easylinux.info/uploads/frog-fc4.tar.gz
tar zxvf frog-fc4.tar.gz -C ~

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To Run Fedora Frog:

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xterm -e ~/.frog/frog.run


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Some Known Issues:

If you have problems with zenity try as root (su -)

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yum install zenity

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tar: C: Not found in archive

Try

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tar zxvf frog.tar.gz

xterm -e .frog/frog.run

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isulong seoph

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This articke is a Right Dose to the Workaholics who need Fedora to do work.

Cheers!!
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