Fedora is a wicked distro

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  1. mack_guy911

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    are you bore with default Plymouth theme of fedora if yes like me there are few themes :D

    step 1:

    su -
    gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

    then

    step 2: just add after rhgb quite vga=789 or what ever mode your want

    all you need is vga + mode number that's all after rhgb quite rest keep the same in your gedit


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    title Fedora (2.6.34.7-66.fc13.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.34.7-66.fc13.x86_64 ro root=UUID=30254d7b-965e-412a-920c-ecc22e30cbb4 rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet vga=789 nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau
    initrd /initramfs-2.6.34.7-66.fc13.x86_64.img


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    vga= 786 for 640x480 or 789 for 800x600 or 792 for 1024x768 (16.8M colors)



    for vga modes

    source: http://128.194.106.6/~baum/linux/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Vesafb-5.html



    step 3:

    su -
    yum install plymouth-theme-{fade-in,pulser,spinfinity,script}

    it will install all 4 plymouth themes in your fedora

    now to set your theme

    step 4:

    su -
    plymouth-set-default-theme themename
    /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

    or

    for example i want to set spinfinity theme

    su

    get into root

    #plymouth-set-default-theme spinfinity

    then

    #/usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

    enter (or return what ever key you have on your keyboard)

    it will take some time after that shutdown and boot if all work well you get your new plymouth working



    if not please change your vga mode to some other mode also try vasa modes

    sources:

    http://www.thelinuxdaily.com/2008/11/how-to-enable-graphical-boot-with-plymouth-fedora-tip/

    http://penguinenclave.blogspot.com/2009/06/changing-plymouth-theme-in-fedora-11.html

    one more thing i like to add is you can also install themes for fedora from yumex type plymouth in search mode and install easy way

    or yum install plymouth-utils "plymouth-theme-*"

    also to check your theme list

    #plymouth-set-default-theme --list

    enjoy new fedora Plymouth looks(booting screen looks) if you bore with 3 band Plymouth


    Plymouth themes



    Plymouth Spinfinity Theme - Fedora

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GrRLpRVKgU


    Fedora Plymouth: script

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te_oZYnqQuU

    Plymouth Fad In Theme - Fedora

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GrRLpRVKgU



    dont worry they all work in fedora 13 and fedora 14 :D

    have a nice day and happy new years guys :))

    edit: if you want your tri band back (default boring theme) or theme dont work for you can remove vga=xxx from your grub and you back to default system (ie step2: mention above)

    and try again with some other theme if not working at 1st :))
     
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    very good tool in yumex is called yum history

    for there you can see what you installed and if you want to undo or redo all need is one click you can also do selective undo/redo as well which is quite great feature :D
     

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    Fedora 14 is great, detects my monitor and adjustes display! First Linux that I don't need use adjusting*!

    *probably caused by driver radeon
     
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    I'm a noob when it comes to Linux - would Fedora 14 be as good a choice for a beginner as say Mint or PCLOS?
    How well would it run on an older laptop (PentiumM 1.8GHz, 512MB RAM)?
     
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    how to install oracle virtual box in fedora


    step one before installing oracle please install

    DKSM (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) and GCC, (GNU Compiler Collection (various compliers c++ java.....etc)


    step:1 open yumex (gui way)

    root password

    click on all and search dksm

    right check dksm

    search gcc

    right check gcc

    apply ok and install both

    then from

    http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

    download and right click and install virtual box according to your fedora version and bit

    For example fedora 14 64bit for example you need to download Fedora 14 ("Laughlin") AMD64)


    reboot you get everything working



    if you already install virtual box and getting this error

    that you need to setup ..........

    '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'

    and setup not working

    then as above install dksm and gcc then

    or by (cli way)

    from terminal

    get into su

    password

    # cd /

    # yum install gcc,dksm



    after installed gcc and dksm what ever way

    run this command

    # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

    it will run :D
     

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    and install Faenza mac icon theme
     

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    how to run gnome 3/unity live cd/dvd in virtual box without installing it

    1st download virtual box according to your distro fedora or centos/SL/RHEL and 32/64 bit

    step one before installing oracle virtual box please install these pakages form your repo

    DKSM (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) and GCC, (GNU Compiler Collection (various compliers c++ java.....etc)


    and follow steps given in post no 58
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1839433&postcount=58

    step2. then after virtual box installed

    download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack by double clicking on it.
     

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    half work done here

    step 3

    please check this link below same way in fedora

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSY_qjbIorw

    now after installing create a new virtual machine without hardisk just like above video or screenshots

    i take example of linux mint 12

    (becoz by the time i make tutorial i dont have fedora 16 gnome but kde so i start with mint 12)

    step 4.
    now here comes the tricky part

    run linux mint 12 in live virtualbox and install guest addition and poweroff dont worry about booting

    now go to setting again you see vbox guest addition there

    now click and add cd/dvd and give path of linux mint 12 also set linux mint 12 to IDE primary master and vbox guest addition slave/secondry master


    **why because bios look for IDE primary 1st for booting then slave or secondry master.....ie if you make vbox guest 1st boot then it give fatal error....so you need to keep it secondry***



    now you have both linux mint 12 + vbox guest addition mounted

    now start the virtual machine

    step 5 here come second tricky part

    inside mint 12

    open terminal

    cd /

    cd media

    cd VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.6_74727/

    *** please note after typing cd VBOX hitting tab you get entire path***

    then root mode

    sudo su

    #./VBOXADDITIONS_4.1.6_74727.run

    yes

    it extract and install kernels ......etc

    take some time after that

    just logoff and login

    with username: mint

    password: press enter(return)

    ie no password


    sorry for no screenshots there are 40+ screenshots so i decided to better create a video instead would be better idea :D
     
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    here the tutorial i made it on mint 10 its same on fedora as well

    *** why mint it work perfectly well on Scientific linux as well but last time creating video and on uploading video give me trouble on youtube ...... where it perfectly playing on my system so this time i made it on mint direct ***


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcc_P6DvUU
     
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    Let's say you want to replace all packages installed by one repo with the 'equivalents' from another repo. (eg. replace all repoforge packages with those
    equivalent ones from say epel or epel and some other repos.)
    Then to find all the packages installed by a particular repo use queryformat ( one of mack_guys links mentions queryformat http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/07/rpm-command-examples/ ).

    Find packages:-

    rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{VENDOR}\n"|grep ATrpms.net|sort

    rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{VENDOR}\n"|grep elrepo|sort

    rpm -qa --queryformat %{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{ARCH}-%{RELEASE}\\n|sort|grep el6.rf (For rpmforge)

    rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{VENDOR}\n"|grep "Fedora Project"|sort ( For epel)
     
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    Thank you very much, Ocky.
    I do wonder, though, if you could accomplish a similar result with something like: 'yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=atrpms list installed'?
     
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    Hello wilbertnl,

    No it is not the same as I would in this instance only be interested in all the atrpms packages I have installed. The screenshots show the difference.

    My command.jpg

    N command.jpg
     
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    nice finding ocky :thumb:

    please post some more tutorials :D
     
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