I first tried to use the OpenJDK project but could not get it to work.
I ended up having to download an RPM of the official JRE from sun.
I then installed it (replace the file name below with the name of the file you downloaded).
yum install ./jre-6u30-linux-i586.rpm
Then created the following directory if it does not already exist.
mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Next setup a symlink. The following will work for the 32-bit version.
First install ndiswrapper
yum install ndiswrapper kmod-ndiswrapper
If that also upgraded kernels you will have to reboot at this point to use the new kernel that matches the version of the ndiswrapper kenrel module installed.
Now download the driver files needed from the link below.
Untar it then install the driver with ndiswrapper.
tar zxvf Netgear-WNA3100.tar.gz cd Netgear ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf
Now load the kernel module.
*** UPDATE: This is now not needed in Fedora 16. They finally added a program for turning it on the old way. Just go to Internet then click on "Desktop Sharing". ***
This is the equivalent of turning on the "Remote Desktop" support in Fedora 14 and below. This feature is one of the many missing from Gnome 3.x. The following method will allow it to work again in Fedora 15/16.
Install x11vnc package.
yum install x11vnc
Run the following as the user who's session you want to VNC to. When prompted enter the password you want to use to connect with.
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.
First setup the Google repositorys.
Now, create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo and put the following in it:
[google] name=Google - i386 baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 [google-testing] name=Google Testing - i386 baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/testing/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1
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.
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
This will copy a file system from the "/source/dir" to the "/destination/dir".
Note: The source directory can also be / and it will copy correctly.
cd /source/dir tar -cf - . | ( cd /destination/dir ; tar -xpvf - )
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.
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.
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:
[daemon] TimedLoginEnable=true TimedLogin=username TimedLoginDelay=5
NOTE: This method works with Fedora 13 and up: