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Setting Up Android Development in Fedora 16

Download the latest version of the Android SDK from here (the latest version of this post is r15):

Untar into your home directory and setup a symlink to it:

cd ~
tar zxvf Downloads/android-sdk_r15-linux.tgz
ln -s android-sdk-linux android

Add the following to your path by editing .bash_profile and append the PATH variable. Then log out and back in for it to take effect.


Install Java:

Installing "Google Picasa for Linux" in Fedora 14+

First setup the Google repositorys.

Now, create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo and put the following in it:

name=Google - i386

name=Google Testing - i386

NOTE: In the above example I have both the regular and testing repos enabled. If you are not feeling cutting edge change the enabled field to 0 under the testing section.

Adding focus follows mouse in Fedora 15 and Up

UPDATE 5/2013: You can now do this with Gnome Tweak Tool. Install it with:

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Then open it and click on Windows then "Windows focus mode" to Mouse.

The other older way is to do the following:

Type the following to add focus follows mouse in Fedora 15 and up with gnome-shell:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/focus_mode -t string mouse

Setup A Local Fedora 12 Yum Repository

The following will explain how to setup a local Fedora 12 yum repository. This example shows how to setup a local copy of the the "fedora-updates" repo. The same method can be used to also make a local "fedora" repo.

First install and setup Apache with the following:

yum install httpd
chkconfig httpd on
service httpd start

Now create the updates directory.

Setting up Firefox to use Gmail for mailto links

Go to the following menus in Firefox:


Look for the "mailto" Content Type and click the drop-down. You should now see "Use Gmail" as an option. Select it and click Close.

Now when you click on any mailto link it will send the email in GMail.

NOTE: if you are running an older version of Firefox you many need to manually register GMail as a mailto option. The following explains how to do that.

First login to your Gmail account in a tab.

GDM Autologin Without GNOME Keyring Password Prompt

Do the following to setup GDM to auto login with a specific account. Also setup the GNOME keyring to not prompt you for a password when connecting to a saved wireless network. First, edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file and add the following options: NOTE: Below is the older method that works with Fedora 12 and under:


NOTE: This method works with Fedora 13 and up:

Adding Hulu Desktop to MythTV

cd /usr/share/mythtv
vi library.xml

Add the code below in whatever order you would like it to show in the Menu:

     <text>Hulu Desktop</text>
     <action>EXEC /usr/bin/huludesktop</action>

Now you can find the Hulu Desktop menu option by going to:
Media Library -> Hulu Desktop

UPDATE (04/11/2010):

After updating to MythTV .22 the above location of library.xml has changed.

It is now stored in:

Setting up X10 MouseRemote in Fedora

Untar latest source (version I modified) in /usr/src/mremote.

Run the following:
cd /usr/src/mremote
make install
cp mrlauncher /usr/local/bin
cp mouseremote /etc/init.d/
chkconfig mouseremote on
service mouseremote start

Add the following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
(note the AutoAddDevices option allows it to use the mouse/keyboard section below)

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