Category Archives: Linux

Kororaa – Fedora without the headaches

After installing Fedora 15 got tired with installing additional software manually.

Then I came across Kororaa……. aย Linuxย distro based on fedora 15 that comes with either KDE or Gnome 3.

I chose the one with Gnome 3 and it was easy to install as fedora 15 but in addition to the core system it also installed other much needed software like libre office and VLC as default………… so less work for me.

Give it a try and see… its a big improvement on the standard Gnome 3 shell.

https://kororaa.org/

more information can be found at,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kororaa

Installing Libre Office on Fedora 15

Ok after installing fedora from the live image, found that it doesnt ship with Libreoffice… tried to install with the add remove programs utility but found it too confusing….

so tried the command line and here are the steps that I followed…

Step 1

Download the RPM from Libre Office web site.

http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

Step 2

Extract the tar file.

I just right clicked and selected extract here. you can do the same. ๐Ÿ™‚ easy stuff

Step 3

Go to the extracted folder using the terminal

cd /home/suren/Downloads/LibO_3.4.3rc2_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS

Step 4

Run the following command

yum install *.rpm –nogpgcheck

it will install all the office packages

Step 5

Now to add the program icons to the menu

cd desktop-integration/

rpm -ivh libreoffice3.4-redhat-menus-3.4-302.noarch.rpm

Thats all. enjoy Libre Office on fedora ๐Ÿ™‚

He he……. forgot to tell you….. you need JRE installed to run Libre Office

so here are the steps for that ……….. sorry…….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Step 1

Download JRE RPM from considerate Oracle… ๐Ÿ˜€

http://java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en

Step 2

go to the download directory on your terminal

cd /home/suren/Downloads

Step 3

Run the following commands

chmod 777 jre-6u27-linux-i586-rpm.bin

sh jre-6u27-linux-i586-rpm.bin

Now my friends you can safely use Libre Office on Fedora 15 …

Install Fedora 15 with Gnome 3

I installed Gnome 3 as soon as it got released on my ubuntu 11.04 laptop and loved it instantly. Then I switched to the new versions of XFCEย and KDE desktop just to try them out.

All was going well.

Then I decided that I need gnome 3 again and looked around for a distro that comes with gnome 3 as default.

Two options were there SUSE and Fedora 15. chose Fedora over SUSE… no particular reason………

You can get Fedora 15 from the following link…

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Then you can use that ISO to create a bootable USB drive to try out fedora or install it easily by installing liveusb-creator software that can be downloaded from the following link…

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/

Have Fun ๐Ÿ™‚