Fedora 15 (LoveLock) – Things to do after installation

Recently I shifted from ubuntu 11.04 to fedora 15 (64 Bit), the graphics of fedora are pretty nice. As Fedora is redhat based, so its very different from ubuntu and hard to operate likely for basic users. I faced many problem regarding the installing the basic software, I found solutions by searching so hereby I share with everyone.

1) Adobe Flash Player only for 64 bit.

Download ->

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

Extract ->

tar xzvf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz

Move to mozilla plugins folder ->

su -c 'cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/'

The solution will work only for firefox, if you also use Google Chrome, you need to do an extra step after this

sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugin/libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/plugins

Restart your browsers and Hope it works.

2) Nvidia Graphic Drivers

First of all, add rpmfusion repositories ->

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Install the Driver ->

su -c "yum install -y nvidia-settings nvidia-kmod"

REMEMBER, Do not Reboot, one step left, or you will face a Blank Screen ->

su -c "nvidia-xconfig"

after this to ensure that computer will run properly again, we will recheck ->

sudo gedit /bot/grub/grub.conf

look for rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0 in the file, if you found it, then it is okay, otherwise add code in the end of the file and make sure it is not commented ( # is used for comments).

Now you can reboot your machine, use this for configuring your graphic settings ->
su -c "nvidia-xconfig"

3) Broadcom Wireless Drivers

Adding the Repositories, both free and non-free ->

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

Update ->

sudo yum update

Install Wireless Drivers

sudo yum install kmod-wl

Restart your system, Hope this works for you, worked for mine too !


Java Love

Hello Everybody, after exploring the field of Web Designing and Web Development, I am moving onto the Software Development in Java and started learning Core Java from now. I tried my first application today, the famous HELLO WORLD. Environment used are Ubuntu 11.04, JDK 6 and Eclipse. Though the application is small, but the happiness behind that is much more. Lets see how this goes on.

Till then, Buhbyee, Take care !

Editing Ubuntu Menu

Hello Everyone !

Okay, today I’am going to show how to edit menus in ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Yesterday I was facing the problem that my application menu in the menu bar not showing the child nodes/options on clicking, I found a solution for this problem and I want to share this with you guys.

application menu not working.

Here , checkout the application menu, no options are appearing. So to make it work goto the following directory and look for the files mentioned below.


1. Menu Editor
2. Main Menu

visuals for these files look like ..

firstly for the menu editor.

Menu Editor

secondly the  Main Menu

edit the main menus.

Firstly, you must select the options in the Menu Editor, if they are not select in the Menu Editor, they cannot be shown. Then after select the options in the Main Menu. I did the same and I got it working.

Okay, thats all for now.
Happy Menu Editing.
Good Day !

~ Vigas Deep