First download the Sun/Oracle JRE from their web site in RPM format. The JRE in Fedora does not work. You have to get the one from Sun.
yum install ./jre-7u55-linux-x64.rpm
Create a directory for it:
mkdir -p /opt/minecraft/client/
Download the software from here:
cd /opt/minecraft/client/ wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/MinecraftDownload/launcher/minecraft.jar
Download the icon:
Here are two ways to get a changelog history of a given Fedora package. The results of both commands are usually similar but not always.
First install the package needed.
yum install yum-utils
The below example will show the changelog of the darktable package.
repoquery --changelog darktable
rpm -q --changelog darktable
The method below can be used to convert any accent characters to "?" in a text file. This method can be used to strip accent characters from a subtitle file. The purpose for this is some muxing programs such as dvdauthor will error out when finding these characters.
The method below just converts them to "?". But you can write the results out to a different file then diff against the original to figure out where the characters are then manually convert them if you like.
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 - )