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Page Automatic Gnome Login Fedora by dcr226 — last modified Jul 30, 2010 08:27 AM
On occasion, users will require automatic login into their gnome desktop. Although this is not advised for security reasons, its none the less desirable.
Page Compiz-Fusion with Fusion Icon by scott_glaser — last modified Jan 10, 2010 09:37 PM
Compiz Fusion is the "cool desktop effects" most notably the Cube that most of you have seen in a screenshot or videos all over the Internet. Fedora comes with a version called Desktop Effects, simply compiz, however is does not have all the features of compiz-fusion. You can take a look at it under System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Desktop Effects. Now if you want to use all the effects, plugins, etc . . . this is the post for you to follow.
Page Configuring SUDO by Richard June — last modified Jan 30, 2008 03:46 AM
It is a known fact that operating a computer as administrator (or root in linux) is very bad. This How-To covers how to configure and use sudo to perform commands as root, allowing you to do what you need to do, and still behaving like a moderately responsible person. There are two parts: part one is configuring sudo to allow users in the group "wheel" to run commands as root. Part two is adding users to the "wheel" group. Allowing users to run commands as root without first requiring a password is a potentially dangerous thing. Extra care should be taken if you choose to let sudo run without a password.
Page Configuring Synaptics using HAL by khaytsus — last modified May 25, 2011 08:41 AM
By default from Fedora 11 to 14 the default configuration had Tap disabled in the Synaptics touchpad. There are many methods to re-enable this, or to tweak other settings but until a configuration utility is created, the ideal way is to modify it in the Xorg configuration. By doing this, each user will have the same settings, it will not be desktop-specific, and will not require setting up additional startup scripts, running synclient, or creating a xorg.conf file. Any setting you would normally do with synclient (either manually, via startup script, or in xorg.conf) can be done in the HAL configs as shown in the following example.
Page Converting an ext3 root partition to ext4 in Fedora 10 by rasker — last modified Jan 21, 2009 06:58 AM
This how-to describes a method to migrate an ext3 partition to ext4. There are two variations, 1) with backward compatibility to ext3 or 2) without backward compatibility to ext3 and describes the pro/cons of each.
Page Custom GDM Configuration For Auto And Timed Login by Dp67 — last modified Jul 15, 2010 07:43 PM
Since Fedora 9 "gdmsetup" has been missing from the available options. This howto shows you how to add various auto login features to GDM. Features that are not available through the GUI.
Page Distribution upgrades and cleaning up after them. by fenris02 — last modified Dec 03, 2012 12:45 AM
This page shows how to clean up after a distribution upgrade.
Page Dual Boot with Windows by jon — last modified Nov 07, 2009 07:36 PM
Some people still have a use to dual boot to windows. An example, playing video games or running other software that wont run using something like wine. This brief howto illustrates how to configure the grub boot loader to also be able to boot windows.
Page Fedora Unity Paste Tool by khaytsus — last modified Aug 06, 2009 10:45 AM
It is often useful to be able to easily paste text to our Fedora Pastebin at and this simple script will do that and return the resulting URL so that people may examine the output. This can hopefully help folks who are for some reason stuck without X, working remotely, or any other reason they may be unable to paste something into the pastebin.
Page Firefox and Thunderbird by scott_glaser — last modified Mar 24, 2008 01:27 AM
Firefox is now the default web browser in Fedora Linux. The award-winning Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence - Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Thunderbird is not yet installed by default, but that is what this procedure is about. Thunderbird delivers. Enjoy safe, fast, and easy e-mail, with intelligent spam filters, quick message search, and customizable views. Brought to you by the makers of Firefox, Thunderbird makes email better.
Page Gnome-keyring automatic opened when login with pam keyring by thomasj — last modified Apr 07, 2008 02:40 PM
How to get the gnome-keyring automatic opened for, example Wlan, when you login into Gnome.
Page Hardware Monitoring with GKrellM by realz — last modified Apr 16, 2008 10:15 AM
GKrellM is a single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme. You can monitor things like hardware temperature, wifi signal strength, mailbox, weather, moon calendar, sun clock, RAM usage, hard disk I/O, etc., etc. using GKrellM
Page How to Change Runlevels by bobjensen — last modified Oct 27, 2009 08:24 AM
Many people get confused when trying to boot in to a runlevel other than runlevel 5, for example runlevel 3, disabiling the GUI front end with which most users are familiar. Hopefully this howto will help answer the questions "How do I disable X" or "How do I boot without X" or even "How do I get to single user mode."
Page How to reset forgotten root password by realz — last modified Mar 11, 2008 11:44 AM
You can reset the root password in case you have forgotten it. For this we use boot options in grub. We will boot in runlevel 1 for this purpose. Runlevel 1 is Single User mode.
Page How to to remove Icons from the Desktop in Gnome by realz — last modified Feb 29, 2008 05:25 PM
GConf-Editor is a tool used for editing the GConf configuration database. It might be useful when the proper configuration utility for some software provides no way of changing some option.
Page Improve Fonts in Fedora by khaytsus — last modified Feb 25, 2012 02:26 PM
Fedora ships with a reasonable configuration for most users, however, some tweaks can be applied if you're using an LCD. Additional improvements to font rendering can also be applied if you wish to enable a patent encumbered font renderer. The method to do each of these, separately, are outlined below. I suggest doing both to maximize your font appearance! In addition to these font rendering changes, there is also information for adding additional fonts to Fedora in the sections following. Please note that some suggested changes in this document can be very subjective based on individual preferences, hardware used, etc. The Troubleshooting section goes into some more detail in this regard and should be considered before making changes.
Page Installing and using Smart Package Manager by rasker — last modified Jan 30, 2009 07:23 AM
Smart Package Manager (aka Smart) is a utility similar to Yum or Yumex. It can be used to install software and upgrade your system. This how-to will cover installing Smart and give a brief introduction to get you going.
Page Installing Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client on Fedora 8 by imerhebi — last modified Jan 30, 2008 02:35 AM
The Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client is a remote access client that allows people to connect to applications available on central servers. The purpose of this how-to is to resolve the "missing dependency :" problem that you face when attempting to install it on Fedora 8.
Page Installing Groupwise 8 by kc8hfi — last modified Apr 02, 2013 08:27 AM
How to install the Novell Groupwise Linux client
Page Installing Skype by dcr226 — last modified Jun 19, 2011 08:10 PM
This howto covers setting up the skype repo and installing skype.
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