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Setting up FreshRPMs and Installing libdvdcss

wget http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/11/i386/freshrpms/RPMS/freshrpms-r...
rpm -ivh freshrpms-release-1.2-1.noarch.rpm
yum update freshrpms-release
vi /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo (uncomment the #baseurl line)
yum install libdvdcss

NOTE: The FreshRPM servers in their repo file do not apear to be valid. Try manually downloading the RPM from here:


Resize Pics in current directory

How to resize all the pics in the current directory to all have the vertical resolution of 500:

mogrify -resize x500 *

NOTE this will CHANGE all the files in the current directory so run this on a COPY of your original files.

Do this for all files before uploading to Flikr to save on your monthly transfer amount. This is the size Flikr will resize them too.


Setup Epson Perfection V350 PHOTO Scanner for Fedora

UPDATE 5/2013: The drivers have moved the new site listed below. Also the firmware in the Fedora repositories no longer works. And they are no longer hosting the firmware on the Epson site. I have a copy of it below.
UPDATE 12/21/2014: Updated to latest versions below. Also note it looks like they are now hosting the plugin again. So you can download it from them or me. The latest version they have is the same version that hasn't been updated since 2011.


Arduino Setup in Fedora

wget http://arduino.googlecode.com/files/arduino-0017.tgz
tar zxvf arduino-0017-linux.tgz
ln -s arduino-0017 arduino
yum install avr-gcc-c++
yum install avr-libc

Now add your username to the following groups:


You can do this by typing "vigr".

For the group changes to take effect, you must log out then back into X-windows.

Then to run just type:

cd arduino

In the arduino IDE select your Arduino by going to Tools->Board.


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