Unofficial Fedora Core 2 Guide for Beginners

Revision: 2.5.3 - What's new! - Acknowledgement!

URL: http://www.fedoraguide.org/fc2beginnersguide.php

Mission Statement

Sharing knowledge: To let others learn from our experiences and ideas, and feel some of the personal fulfillment that comes with it.

Disclaimer

This document is freely distributable in its complete form so long as all appropriate credit is provided, including author's name and original URL. The author makes no claim to the accuracy of the information provided. This information is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. Use this information at your own risk. Always make proper backups and use caution when modifying critical system files.

General Notes

01) This is an Unofficial Fedora Core Guide. It is not associated with Red Hat, Inc.
02) Guide is tested on a custom full installation of Fedora Core 2 running on GNOME
03) Installations and Configurations are made with root user access. For day to day usage, login as a normal user
04) All packages are meant only for Fedora Core 2. May not work on other versions or distros
05) Repositories mixing are not encouraged. Though it should work, use at your own risk
06) To download file, right click on the link and select "Save Link Target as..."
07) Save the downloaded files into respective folders, so that you do not have to re-download it again
08) If there are broken link(s), try download at "*Link(s) collected from: Here"
09) If you see "#", means you have to execute the command in Console mode (Right click -> "Open Terminal" (Screenshot))
10) For any feedbacks, suggestions, discussions and bugs report to the author, please post your comments: Here

Topics

Getting Started
    01) What is Fedora Core 2?
    02) How to download Fedora Core 2?
    03) How to find help for Fedora Core 2?
    04) How to download this entire guide?
Fedora Updates
    01) [Online|Manual] How to configure yum for Fedora "Mirror" Repositories?
    02) [Online|Manual] How to download Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?
    03) [Online|Manual] How to install Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?
    04) [Online|Manual] How to make Unofficial Fedora Core 2 Update Pack?
3rd Party Programs
    01) [Online|Manual] How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?
    02) [Online|Manual] How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?
    03) [Online|Manual] How to install Flash Plug-in for Mozilla?
    04) [Online|Manual] How to install Java (JRE)?
    05) [Online|Manual] How to install Java (JRE) Plug-in for Mozilla?
    06) [Online|Manual] How to install MP3 Plug-in for XMMS?
    07) [Online|Manual] How to install WMA Plug-in for XMMS?
    08) [Online|Manual] How to install Video Player (MPlayer 1.0.0)?
    09) [Online|Manual] How to install Video Player (Mplayer 1.0.0) Plug-in for Mozilla?
    10) [Online|Manual] How to install Video Player (Xine 0.99.2)?
    11) [Online|Manual] How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?
    12) [Online|Manual] How to install DVD Player (Ogle 0.9.2)?
    13) [Online|Manual] How to install DVD Ripper (dvd::rip 0.50.18)?
    14) [Online|Manual] How to install Audio Editor (Audacity 1.2.1)?
    15) [Online|Manual] How to install eMule Client (aMule 2.0.0)?
    16) [Online|Manual] How to install Kazaa Client (LimeWire 4.0.7)?
    17) [Online|Manual] How to install BitTorrent Client (Azureus 2.1.0.2)?
    18) [Online|Manual] How to install BitTorrent Client (Azureus 2.1.0.2) Plug-in for Mozilla?
    19) [Online|Manual] How to install Download Manager (Downloader for X 2.5.0)?
    20) [Online|Manual] How to install Website URL Validator (gURLChecker 0.7.15)?
    21) [Online|Manual] How to install Messenger (aMSN 0.92)?
    22) [Online|Manual] How to install Messenger (Skype 0.90.0.3)?
    23) [Online|Manual] How to install Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts?
Hardware
    01) How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?
Networking
    01) How to connect to network and gateway?
    02) How to mount/un-mount network folder manually?
    03) How to mount/un-mount network folder manually, and allow non root users to read/write?
    04) How to mount network folder on boot-up?
    05) How to mount network folder on boot-up, and allow non root users to read/write?
    06) How to enable file/printer sharing for Samba?
    07) How to configure file sharing for Samba?
Rescue Mode
    01) How to make boot diskette?
    02) How to gain root user access without login?
    03) How to use Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD, to gain root user access?
    04) How to modify kernel arguments before booting, to gain root user access?
    05) How to change root user password, if forgotten?
    06) How to change Grub password, if forgotten?
Security
    01) What are the basic things that I need to know about securing Fedora Core 2?
    02) How to set Grub password?
    03) How to enable basic firewall?
    04) How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Del from restarting computer?
    05) How to enable prompt before removal and overwritten of files?
Tweaks
    01) How to disable colors output for "vim" utility?
    02) How to disable colors output for "ls" utility?
    03) How to boot-up into X-Windows mode?
    04) How to boot-up into True Console mode?
    05) How to open each folder in the same window for Nautilus?
    06) How to associate ".rpm" files, when double click will install?
    07) How to associate ".sh" files (shell scripts), when double click will execute?

Getting Started

What is Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://fedora.redhat.com
03) Done!

How to download Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://fedora.redhat.com/download
03) Download:
    FC2-i386-disc1.iso
    FC2-i386-disc2.iso
    FC2-i386-disc3.iso
    FC2-i386-disc4.iso
    FC2-i386-rescuecd.iso
    MD5SUM
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
04) Done!

How to find help for Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference (Official):
    02a) http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/communicate
03) Reference (Unofficial):
    03a) http://www.fedoraforum.org
04) Done!

How to download this entire guide?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Create folder:
    02a) # mkdir -p /root/download/fedoraguide.org/fc2
03) Download into /root/download/fedoraguide.org/fc2:
    fc2beginnersguide.html
04) Create folder:
    04a) # mkdir -p /root/download/fedoraguide.org/fc2/fc2beginnersguide
05) Download into /root/download/fedoraguide.org/fc2/fc2beginnersguide:
    fc2beginnersguide (All files)
06) Done!

Fedora Updates (Online Installation)

How to configure yum for Fedora "Mirror" Repositories?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only apply once
02) Modify file /etc/yum.conf: (Sample)
    02a) # gedit /etc/yum.conf
    02b) Replace out "[base]" and "[updates-released]" with :
        ...
        [base]
        name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
        #baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
        baseurl=http://mymirror.asiaosc.org/redhat/fedora/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
          http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
          http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
          http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
       
        [updates-released]
        name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
        #baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
        baseurl=http://mymirror.asiaosc.org/redhat/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
          http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
          http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
          http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
        ...
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Gather header information files from servers:
    03a) # yum list available
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
04) Done!

How to install Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Mirror" Repositories?"
03) If you have configured "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories"; Modify file /etc/yum.conf: (Sample), else skip to step 04
    03a) # gedit /etc/yum.conf
    03b) Comment out by putting a "#" in front:
        ...
        #[freshrpms]
        #name=Fedora Linux $releasever - $basearch - freshrpms
        #baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms/
        #gpgcheck=1
       
        #[dag]
        #name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
        #baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
        #gpgcheck=1
    03c) Save the edited file
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y update
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Restart:
    05a) # shutdown -r now
06) Done!

Fedora Updates (Manual Installation)

How to download Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/fc2-updates.shtml
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/updates
04) Download into /root/download/updates:
    2004-05-10:
        gaim-0.77-7.i386.rpm
    2004-05-18:
        kdelibs-3.2.2-6.i386.rpm
        kdelibs-devel-3.2.2-6.i386.rpm
    2004-05-19:
        cvs-1.11.15-6.i386.rpm
        ipsec-tools-0.2.5-2.i386.rpm
        mod_dav_svn-1.0.2-2.1.i386.rpm
        subversion-1.0.2-2.1.i386.rpm
        subversion-devel-1.0.2-2.1.i386.rpm
        subversion-perl-1.0.2-2.1.i386.rpm
        neon-0.24.5-2.2.i386.rpm
        neon-devel-0.24.5-2.2.i386.rpm
        nfs-utils-1.0.6-22.i386.rpm
    2004-05-20:
        libgnome-2.6.0-3.i386.rpm
        libgnome-devel-2.6.0-3.i386.rpm
    2004-05-25:
        hwdata-0.120-1.noarch.rpm
        rsync-2.6.2-1.i386.rpm
    2004-05-27:
        mod_dav_svn-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
        subversion-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
        subversion-devel-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
        subversion-perl-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm
        php-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-devel-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-domxml-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-imap-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-ldap-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-mysql-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-odbc-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-pear-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-pgsql-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-snmp-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
        php-xmlrpc-4.3.6-5.i386.rpm
    2004-06-02:
        xinitrc-3.41-1.noarch.rpm
    2004-06-03:
        cups-1.1.20-11.1.i386.rpm
        cups-devel-1.1.20-11.1.i386.rpm
        cups-libs-1.1.20-11.1.i386.rpm
        ethereal-0.10.3-2.1.i386.rpm
        ethereal-gnome-0.10.3-2.1.i386.rpm
        net-tools-1.60-25.1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-04:
        krb5-devel-1.3.3-7.i386.rpm
        krb5-libs-1.3.3-7.i386.rpm
        krb5-server-1.3.3-7.i386.rpm
        krb5-workstation-1.3.3-7.i386.rpm
        strace-4.5.4-1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-07:
        bison-1.875c-1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-08:
        cdda2wav-2.01-0.a27.4.i386.rpm
        cdrecord-2.01-0.a27.4.i386.rpm
        cdrecord-devel-2.01-0.a27.4.i386.rpm
        mkisofs-2.01-0.a27.4.i386.rpm
        squirrelmail-1.4.3-1.noarch.rpm
    2004-06-09:
        squid-2.5.STABLE5-4.fc2.i386.rpm
    2004-06-10:
        gaim-0.78-1.FC2.i386.rpm
    2004-06-11:
        cvs-1.11.17-2.i386.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.427.i586.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.427.i686.rpm
        kernel-doc-2.6.6-1.427.noarch.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.427.i586.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.427.i686.rpm
        kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.427.noarch.rpm
        mod_dav_svn-1.0.4-2.i386.rpm
        subversion-1.0.4-2.i386.rpm
        subversion-devel-1.0.4-2.i386.rpm
        subversion-perl-1.0.4-2.i386.rpm
    2004-06-14:
        ethereal-0.10.3-2.2.i386.rpm
        ethereal-gnome-0.10.3-2.2.i386.rpm
        gnome-session-2.6.0-4.i386.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.i586.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.i686.rpm
        kernel-doc-2.6.6-1.435.noarch.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.i586.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.i686.rpm
        kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.435.noarch.rpm
    2004-06-17:
        dovecot-0.99.10.5-0.FC2.i386.rpm
        jcode.pl-2.13-9.2.noarch.rpm
        openmotif-2.2.3-4.1.i386.rpm
        openmotif-devel-2.2.3-4.1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-18:
        libpng-1.2.5-5.i386.rpm
        libpng-devel-1.2.5-5.i386.rpm
        libpng10-1.0.15-5.i386.rpm
        libpng10-devel-1.0.15-5.i386.rpm
    2004-06-23:
        dhclient-3.0.1rc14-1.i386.rpm
        dhcp-3.0.1rc14-1.i386.rpm
        dhcp-devel-3.0.1rc14-1.i386.rpm
        gimp-2.0.1-5.i386.rpm
        gimp-devel-2.0.1-5.i386.rpm
        gimp-gap-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm
        kcc-2.3-20.1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-24:
        cdda2wav-2.01-0.a27.4.FC2.1.i386.rpm
        cdrecord-2.01-0.a27.4.FC2.1.i386.rpm
        cdrecord-devel-2.01-0.a27.4.FC2.1.i386.rpm
        finger-0.17-24.i386.rpm
        finger-server-0.17-24.i386.rpm
        ftp-0.17-21.i386.rpm
        iiimf-client-lib-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-client-lib-devel-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-csconv-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-docs-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-emacs-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-gtk-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-canna-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-hangul-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-newpy-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-unit-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-protocol-lib-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-protocol-lib-devel-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-server-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-x-11.4-46.svn1587.i386.rpm
        mkisofs-2.01-0.a27.4.FC2.1.i386.rpm
        sysstat-5.0.1-4.i386.rpm
        xinitrc-3.42-1.noarch.rpm
    2004-06-25:
        gaim-0.79-0.FC2.i386.rpm
        ipsec-tools-0.2.5-4.i386.rpm
    2004-06-28:
        strace-4.5.5-1.i386.rpm
    2004-06-30:
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.i586.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.i686.rpm
        kernel-doc-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.noarch.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.i586.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.i686.rpm
        kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.435.2.1.noarch.rpm
    2004-07-01:
        k3b-0.11.12-1.i386.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.i586.rpm
        kernel-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.i686.rpm
        kernel-doc-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.noarch.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.i586.rpm
        kernel-smp-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.i686.rpm
        kernel-sourcecode-2.6.6-1.435.2.3.noarch.rpm
        mailman-2.1.5-7.i386.rpm
    2004-07-02:
        GConf2-2.6.0-7.i386.rpm
        GConf2-devel-2.6.0-7.i386.rpm
    2004-07-06:
        xorg-x11-100dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-14-100dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-14-75dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-15-100dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-15-75dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-2-100dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-2-75dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-9-100dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-ISO8859-9-75dpi-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-Mesa-libGLU-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-Xnest-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-Xvfb-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-base-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-cyrillic-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-devel-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-doc-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-font-utils-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-libs-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-libs-data-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-sdk-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-syriac-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-tools-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-truetype-fonts-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-twm-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-xauth-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-xdm-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
        xorg-x11-xfs-6.7.0-5.i386.rpm
    2004-07-08:
        iiimf-client-lib-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-client-lib-devel-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-csconv-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-docs-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-emacs-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-gtk-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-canna-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-hangul-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-newpy-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-le-unit-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-protocol-lib-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-protocol-lib-devel-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-server-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
        iiimf-x-11.4-46.1.svn1587.i386.rpm
    2004-07-09:
        ppp-2.4.2-3.FC2.1.i386.rpm
        initscripts-7.55.1-1.i386.rpm
    2004-07-12:
        fam-2.6.10-9.FC2.i386.rpm
        fam-devel-2.6.10-9.FC2.i386.rpm
    2004-07-13:
        ethereal-0.10.5-0.2.1.i386.rpm
        ethereal-gnome-0.10.5-0.2.1.i386.rpm
    2004-07-14:
        mod_python-3.1.3-1.fc2.1.i386.rpm
    2004-07-16:
        system-config-network-1.3.17-0.FC2.1.noarch.rpm
        system-config-network-tui-1.3.17-0.FC2.1.noarch.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
    *Create subfolders based on date
05) Done!

How to install Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to download Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?"
03) Import RPM-GPG-KEY:
    03a) # rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-2/RPM-GPG-KEY*
04) Browse into your download folder:
    03a) # cd /root/download/updates
05) Install the official updates, starting from:
    05a) # cd 2004-05-10
06) Test the packages:
    06a) # rpm -Fvh --test *.rpm
07) If there are no errors, install the packages:
    07a) # rpm -Fvh *.rpm
08) Continue install all packages based on date, from the oldest to the latest till complete
09) Restart:
    09a) # shutdown -r now
10) Done!

How to make Unofficial Fedora Core 2 Update Pack?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to download Official Updates for Fedora Core 2?"
03) Download into /root/download/updates:
    updateme.sh
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
04) Browse into your download folder:
    04a) # cd /root/download/updates
05) Install:
    05a) # chmod 500 updateme.sh
    05b) # ./updateme.sh
06) Unofficial Fedora Core 2 Update Pack CD 1 (182 items, totaling 587.9 MB):
    2004-05-10
    2004-05-18
    2004-05-19
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    2004-07-16
    updateme.sh
07) Done!

3rd Party Programs (Online Installation)

How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only apply once
02) Modify file /etc/yum.conf: (Sample)
    02a) # gedit /etc/yum.conf
    02b) Append into the last line of file:
        ...
        [freshrpms]
        name=Fedora Linux $releasever - $basearch - freshrpms
        baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms/
        gpgcheck=1
       
        [dag]
        name=Dag RPM Repository for Fedora Core
        baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
        gpgcheck=1
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Gather header information files from servers:
    04a) # yum list available
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Done!

How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only apply once
02) Import RPM-GPG-KEY:
    02a) # rpm --import http://freshrpms.net/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
    02b) # rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
03) Done!

How to install Flash Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install mozilla-flash
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
06) Done!

How to install Java (JRE)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://java.sun.com/j2se
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install j2re
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Preferences -> Java
06) Done!

How to install Java (JRE) Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://java.sun.com/j2se
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Java (JRE)?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install mozilla-j2re
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
06) Done!

How to install MP3 Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install xmms-mp3
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
06) Done!

How to install WMA Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install xmms-wma
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
06) Done!

How to install Video Player (MPlayer 1.0.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.mplayerhq.hu
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install mplayer mplayer-skins
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
06) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?"
07) Program is located at:
    07) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Movie Player
08) Done!

How to install Video Player (Mplayer 1.0.0) Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player (MPlayer 1.0.0)?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install mplayerplug-in
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
06) Done!

How to install Video Player (Xine 0.99.2)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://xinehq.de
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install xine xine-skins
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
06) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?"
07) Program is located at:
    07a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Xine Multimedia Player
08) Done!

How to install DVD Player (Ogle 0.9.2)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install ogle_gui
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
06) Program is located at:
    06a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> DVD Player
07) Done!

How to install DVD Ripper (dvd::rip 0.50.18)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install perl-Video-DVDRip
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
06) Program is located at:
    06a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> DVD Ripper and Encoder
07) Run "dvd::rip" for the first time
08) In "dvd::rip Preferences":
    08a) In "Filesystem" Tab:
        DVD mount point = /dev/dvd
        Default data base directory = /tmp
        Default directory for .rip project files = /tmp
    08b) In "Miscellaneous options" Tab:
        Default video codec = xvid4
    08c) Click "OK" Button
09) Done!

How to install Audio Editor (Audacity 1.2.1)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://audacity.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install audacity
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audacity Audio Editor
06) Done!

How to install eMule Client (aMule 2.0.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.amule.org
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install amule
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> aMule
06) Done!

How to install Download Manager (Downloader for X 2.5.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install d4x
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Downloader for X
06) Done!

How to install Website URL Validator (gURLChecker 0.7.15)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://gurlchecker.labs.libre-entreprise.org
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install gurlchecker
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Website URL Validator
06) Done!

How to install Messenger (aMSN 0.92)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://amsn.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to configure yum for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
04) Install:
    04a) # yum -y install amsn amsn-skins
    *Depends on your internet connection, this can take a long time
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Amsn Instant Messenger
06) Done!

3rd Party Programs (Manual Installation)

How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only apply once
02) Create folder:
    02a) # mkdir -p /root/download
03) Download into /root/download:
    RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
    RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
04) Browse into your download folder:
    04a) # cd /root/download
05) Import RPM-GPG-KEY:
    05a) # rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
    05b) # rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
06) Done!

How to install Flash Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/mozilla-flash
04) Download into /root/download/mozilla-flash:
    mozilla-flash-7.0.25-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/mozilla-flash
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh mozilla-flash-7.0.25-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
09) Done!

How to install Java (JRE)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://java.sun.com/j2se
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/j2re
04) Download into /root/download/j2re:
    j2re-1.4.2-8.1.fc2.dag.i586.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/j2re
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh j2re-1.4.2-8.1.fc2.dag.i586.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Preferences -> Java
09) Done!

How to install Java (JRE) Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://java.sun.com/j2se
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Java (JRE)?"
04) Create folder:
    04a) # mkdir -p /root/download/j2re/mozilla-j2re
05) Download into /root/download/j2re/mozilla-j2re:
    mozilla-j2re-1.4.2-9.1.fc2.dag.i586.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
06) Browse into your download folder:
    06a) # cd /root/download/j2re/mozilla-j2re
07) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
08) Install:
    08a) # rpm -ivh mozilla-j2re-1.4.2-9.1.fc2.dag.i586.rpm
09) Program is located at:
    09a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
10) Done!

How to install MP3 Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/xmms-mp3
04) Download into /root/download/xmms-mp3:
    xmms-mp3-1.2.10-2.2.p.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/xmms-mp3
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh xmms-mp3-1.2.10-2.2.p.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
09) Done!

How to install WMA Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/xmms-wma
04) Download into /root/download/xmms-wma:
    xmms-wma-1.0.3-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/xmms-wma
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh xmms-wma-1.0.3-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
09) Done!

How to install Video Player (MPlayer 1.0.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.mplayerhq.hu
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/mplayer
04) Download into /root/download/mplayer:
    aalib-1.4.0-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    faad2-2.0-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    lame-3.96-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdcss-1.2.8-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdread-0.9.4-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libfame-0.9.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libmad-0.15.1b-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libpostproc-1.0-0.10.pre5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    lirc-0.6.6-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    lzo-1.08-3.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    mplayer-1.0-0.10.pre5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    mplayer-fonts-1.1-2.fr.noarch.rpm
    mplayer-skins-1.4-1.fr.noarch.rpm
    xvidcore-1.0.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/mplayer
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
    07b) If you encounter errors stating "package ... is already installed", try:
        # rpm -ivh --force *.rpm
08) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
09) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?"
10) Program is located at:
    10a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Movie Player
11) Done!

How to install Video Player (Mplayer 1.0.0) Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player (MPlayer 1.0.0)?"
04) Create folder:
    04a) # mkdir -p /root/download/mplayer/mplayerplug-in
05) Download into /root/download/mplayer/mplayerplug-in:
    mplayerplug-in-2.65-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
06) Browse into your download folder:
    06a) # cd /root/download/mplayer/mplayerplug-in
07) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
08) Install:
    08a) # rpm -ivh mplayerplug-in-2.65-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
09) Program is located at:
    09a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
10) Done!

How to install Video Player (Xine 0.99.2)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://xinehq.de
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/xine
04) Download into /root/download/xine:
    aalib-1.4.0-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdcss-1.2.8-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libfame-0.9.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    xine-0.99.2-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    xine-lib-1.0.0-0.14.rc5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    xine-skins-1.8-1.fr.noarch.rpm
    xvidcore-1.0.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/xine
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
    07b) If you encounter errors stating "package ... is already installed", try:
        # rpm -ivh --force *.rpm
08) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
09) Follow the instructions "How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?"
10) Program is located at:
    10a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Xine Multimedia Player
11) Done!

How to install Video Player Extra Codecs?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only apply once
02) Reference:
    02a) http://xinehq.de
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/codecs
04) Download into /root/download/codecs:
    all-20040706.tar.bz2
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/codecs
06) Install:
    06a) # mkdir /usr/lib/win32
    06b) # bunzip2 all-20040706.tar.bz2
    06c) # tar xvf all-20040706.tar
    06d) # cp all-20040706/* /usr/lib/win32
    06e) # chmod 444 /usr/lib/win32/*
    06f) # chown root /usr/lib/win32/*
    06g) # chgrp root /usr/lib/win32/*
07) Done!

How to install DVD Player (Ogle 0.9.2)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/ogle
04) Download into /root/download/ogle:
    a52dec-0.7.4-6.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdcss-1.2.8-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdread-0.9.4-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libmad-0.15.1b-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    ogle-0.9.2-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    ogle_gui-0.9.2-3.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/ogle
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
    07b) If you encounter errors stating "package ... is already installed", try:
        # rpm -ivh --force *.rpm
08) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
09) Program is located at:
    09a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> DVD Player
10) Done!

How to install DVD Ripper (dvd::rip 0.50.18)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/dvdrip
04) Download into /root/download/dvdrip:
    a52dec-0.7.4-6.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    lame-3.96-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdcss-1.2.8-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libdvdread-0.9.4-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libfame-0.9.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libquicktime-0.9.2-3.1.fc2.fr.i586.rpm
    lzo-1.08-3.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    ogmtools-1.4-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    perl-Video-DVDRip-0.50.18-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    subtitleripper-0.3.4-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    transcode-0.6.12-5.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    vcdimager-0.7.14-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    xvidcore-1.0.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/dvdrip
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
    07b) If you encounter errors stating "package ... is already installed", try:
        # rpm -ivh --force *.rpm
08) Follow the instructions "How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?"
09) Program is located at:
    09a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> DVD Ripper and Encoder
10) Run "dvd::rip" for the first time
11) In "dvd::rip Preferences":
    11a) In "Filesystem" Tab:
        DVD mount point = /dev/dvd
        Default data base directory = /tmp
        Default directory for .rip project files = /tmp
    11b) In "Miscellaneous options" Tab:
        Default video codec = xvid4
    11c) Click "OK" Button
12) Done!

How to install Audio Editor (Audacity 1.2.1)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://audacity.sourceforge.net
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/audacity
04) Download into /root/download/audacity:
    audacity-1.2.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libmad-0.15.1b-2.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    libsndfile-1.0.10-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    wxGTK-2.4.2-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/audacity
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
    07b) If you encounter errors stating "package ... is already installed", try:
        # rpm -ivh --force *.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audacity Audio Editor
09) Done!

How to install eMule Client (aMule 2.0.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.amule.org
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/amule
04) Download into /root/download/amule:
    amule-2.0.0-0.rc4a.1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    wxGTK-2.4.2-4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    cryptopp-5.1-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/amule
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Internet -> aMule
09) Done!

How to install Kazaa Client (LimeWire 4.0.7)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.limewire.com
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Java (JRE)?"
04) Create folder:
    04a) # mkdir -p /root/download/limewire
05) Download into /root/download/limewire:
    LimeWireLinux.bin
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
06) Browse into your download folder:
    06a) # cd /root/download/limewire
07) Install:
    07a) # chmod 500 LimeWireLinux.bin
    07b) # ./LimeWireLinux.bin
08) Program is located at:
    08a) # ~/runLimeWire
09) Done!

How to install BitTorrent Client (Azureus 2.1.0.2)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://azureus.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to install Java (JRE)?"
04) Create folder:
    04a) # mkdir -p /root/download/azureus
05) Download into /root/download/azureus:
    Azureus_2.1.0.2_linux.GTK.tar.bz2
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
06) Browse into your download folder:
    06a) # cd /root/download/azureus
07) Install:
    07a) # bunzip2 Azureus_2.1.0.2_linux.GTK.tar.bz2
    07b) # tar xvf Azureus_2.1.0.2_linux.GTK.tar
    07c) # mv azureus ~/
08) Program is located at:
    08a) # ~/azureus/azureus
09) Done!

How to install BitTorrent Client (Azureus 2.1.0.2) Plug-in for Mozilla?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://azureus.sourceforge.net
03) Follow the instructions "How to install BitTorrent Client (Azureus 2.1.0.2)"
04) Associate ".torrent" links with Azureus:
    04a) Left click on this link:
        tettnang-binary-i386-iso.torrent
    04b) In "Opening tettnang-binary-i386-iso.torrent":
        Open it with ~/azureus/azureus (Select the radiobutton next to it)
        Always perform this action when handling files of this type (Tick the checkbox next to it)
    04c) Click "OK" Button
05) Program is located at:
    05a) Fedora -> Internet -> Mozilla Web Browser
06) Done!

How to install Download Manager (Downloader for X 2.5.0)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.krasu.ru/soft/chuchelo
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/d4x
04) Download into /root/download/d4x:
    d4x-2.5.0-0.rc4.4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/d4x
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh d4x-2.5.0-0.rc4.4.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Internet -> Downloader for X
09) Done!

How to install Website URL Validator (gURLChecker 0.7.15)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://gurlchecker.labs.libre-entreprise.org
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/gurlchecker
04) Download into /root/download/gurlchecker:
    gnet2-2.0.5-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
    gurlchecker-0.7.15-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/gurlchecker
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Internet -> Website URL Validator
09) Done!

How to install Messenger (aMSN 0.92)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://amsn.sourceforge.net
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/amsn
04) Download into /root/download/amsn:
    amsn-0.92-1.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
    amsn-skins-0.91-1.0.dag.noarch.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/amsn
06) Follow the instructions "How to import RPM-GPG-KEY for Fedora "Extra" Repositories?"
07) Install:
    07a) # rpm -ivh *.rpm
08) Program is located at:
    08a) Fedora -> Internet -> Amsn Instant Messenger
09) Done!

How to install Messenger (Skype 0.90.0.3)?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://www.skype.com
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/skype
04) Download into /root/download/skype:
    skype-0.90.0.3-1.i386.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/skype
06) Install:
    06a) # rpm -ivh skype-0.90.0.3-1.i386.rpm
07) Program is located at:
    07a) Fedora -> Internet -> Skype
08) Done!

How to install Microsoft TrueType Core Fonts?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
    02a) http://corefonts.sourceforge.net
03) Create folder:
    03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/fonts
04) Download into /root/download/fonts:
    msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
    *Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
    05a) # cd /root/download/fonts
06) Install:
    06a) # rpm -ivh msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm
07) Restart X font server service:
    07a) # /sbin/service xfs restart
08) Done!

Hardware

How to create symbolic link for /dev/dvd?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Determine DVD-ROM IDE location:
    02a) # grep -i dvd /var/log/dmesg
        hdb: JLMS XJ-HD166S, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
        hdb: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    02b) DVD-ROM IDE location:
        /dev/hdb
03) Create symbolic link for /dev/dvd:
    03a) # ln -sf /dev/hdb /dev/dvd
04) Done!

Networking

How to connect to network and gateway?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) E.g. Computer's IP: 192.168.0.100, Gateway's IP: 192.168.0.1, DNS's IP: 202.188.0.133, 202.188.1.5
03) Program to configure "Network Configuration" is at:
    03a) Fedora -> System Settings -> Network
04) In "Network Configuration", configure "Ethernet Device":
    04a) Form to configure "Ethernet Device" is at:
        "Devices" Tab -> Select ethernet card (eth0) -> Click "Edit" Button
    04b) In "General" Tab:
        Statically set IP addresses: (Select the radiobutton next to it)
        Address: = 192.168.0.100
        Subnet mask: = 255.255.255.0
        Default gateway address: = 192.168.0.1
    04c) Click "OK" Button
05) In "Network Configuration", configure "DNS":
    05a) Form to configure "DNS" is at:
        "DNS" Tab
    05b) In "DNS" Tab:
        Hostname: = host.domain.com
        Primary DNS: = 202.188.0.133
        Secondary DNS: = 202.188.1.5
        DNS search path: = domain.com
06) In "Network Configuration", save the changes:
    06a) Option to save the changes is at:
        File -> Save
07) Restart Network service:
    07a) # /sbin/service network restart
08) Test network connection:
    08a) # ping 192.168.0.1
        PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
        64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=1.70 ms
        64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.45 ms
        64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=1.46 ms
    08b) # ping www.fedoraguide.org
        PING www.fedoraguide.org (67.15.97.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
        64 bytes from 67.15.97.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=44 time=404 ms
        64 bytes from 67.15.97.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=416 ms
        64 bytes from 67.15.97.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=44 time=341 ms
09) Done!

How to mount/un-mount network folder manually?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to connect to network and gateway?"
03) E.g. Network computer's IP: 192.168.0.1, Shared folder's name: linux
04) Create a folder:
    04a) # mkdir /mnt/sharename
05) Mount network folder:
    05a) # mount //192.168.0.1/linux /mnt/sharename -t smbfs -o username=myusername,password=mypassword
06) Un-mount network folder:
    06a) # umount /mnt/sharename
07) Done!

How to mount/un-mount network folder manually, and allow non root users to read/write?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to connect to network and gateway?"
03) E.g. Network computer's IP: 192.168.0.1, Shared folder's name: linux
04) Create a folder:
    04a) # mkdir /mnt/sharename
05) Mount network folder:
    05a) # mount //192.168.0.1/linux /mnt/sharename -t smbfs -o username=myusername,password=mypassword,uid=99,gid=99,dmask=777,fmask=777
06) Un-mount network folder:
    06a) # umount /mnt/sharename
07) Done!

How to mount network folder on boot-up?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to connect to network and gateway?"
03) E.g. Network computer's IP: 192.168.0.1, Shared folder's name: linux
04) Create a folder:
    04a) # mkdir /mnt/sharename
05) Create file /root/.smbcredentials: (Sample)
    05a) # touch /root/.smbcredentials
    05b) # chmod 600 /root/.smbcredentials
    05c) # gedit /root/.smbcredentials
    05d) # Insert into file:
        username=myusername
        password=mypassword
    05e) # Save the created file
06) Modify file /etc/fstab: (Sample)
    06a) # gedit /etc/fstab
    06b) Append into the last line of file:
        ...
        //192.168.0.1/linux /mnt/sharename smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=0,gid=0 0 0
    06c) Save the edited file
07) Mount network folder:
    07a) # mount /mnt/sharename
09) Done!

How to mount network folder on boot-up, and allow non root users to read/write?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to connect to network and gateway?"
03) E.g. Network computer's IP: 192.168.0.1, Shared folder's name: linux
04) Create a folder:
    04a) # mkdir /mnt/sharename
05) Create file /root/.smbcredentials: (Sample)
    05a) # touch /root/.smbcredentials
    05b) # chmod 600 /root/.smbcredentials
    05c) # gedit /root/.smbcredentials
    05d) # Insert into file:
        username=myusername
        password=mypassword
    05e) # Save the created file
06) Modify file /etc/fstab: (Sample)
    06a) # gedit /etc/fstab
    06b) Append into the last line of file:
        ...
        //192.168.0.1/linux /mnt/sharename smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=99,gid=99,dmask=777,fmask=777 0 0
    06c) Save the edited file
07) Mount network folder:
    07a) # mount /mnt/sharename
08) Done!

How to enable file/printer sharing for Samba?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to connect to network and gateway?"
03) Follow the instructions "How to enable basic firewall?"
04) To enable Samba service:
    04a) # /sbin/chkconfig smb on
05) Start Samba service:
    05a) # /sbin/service smb start
06) Done!

How to configure file sharing?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to enable file/printer sharing for Samba?"
03) Create Public folder:
    03a) # mkdir /home/public
    03b) # chmod 777 /home/public
04) Program to configure "Samba Server Configuration" is at:
    04a) Fedora -> System Settings -> Server Settings -> Samba
05) In "Samba Server Configuration", configure "Server Settings":
    05a) Form to configure "Server Settings" is at:
        Preferences -> Server Settings...
    05b) In "Basic" Tab:
        Workgroup = "mygroup"
        Description = "Samba Server"
    05c) In "Security" Tab:
        Authentication Mode: Share
        Encrypt Passwords: Yes
        Guess Account: nobody
    05d) Click "OK" Button
06) In "Samba Server Configuration", configure "Create Samba Share":
    06a) Form to configure "Create Samba Share" is at:
        Click "Add" Button
    06b) In "Basic" Tab:
        Directory: /home/public
        Basic Permissions: Read / Write (Select the radiobutton next to it)
    06c) In "Access" Tab:
        Allow Access to everyone (Select the radiobutton next to it)
    06d) Click "OK" Button
07) Done!

Rescue Mode

How to make boot diskette?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Make boot diskette after every kernel upgrade
02) Make boot diskette:
    02a) # /sbin/mkbootdisk `uname -r`
03) Done!

How to gain root user access without login?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Two common methods:
    02a) Follow the instructions "How to use Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD, to gain root user access?"
    02b) Follow the instructions "How to modify kernel arguments before booting, to gain root user access?"
03) Done!

How to use Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD, to gain root user access?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Insert Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD:
    02a) At boot menu, press "Enter" Key
03) If you do not have Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD, insert Fedora Core 2 CD 1:
    03a) At boot menu type "linux rescue":
    03b) Press "Enter" Key
04) Follow the instructions until you see the command prompt:
    04a) sh-2.05b#
05) To mount existing linux installation:
    05a) sh-2.05b# chroot /mnt/sysimage
06) You have root user access now
07) Done!

How to modify kernel arguments before booting, to gain root user access?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) When you boot your computer, it will show Grub boot up menu
03) If a Grub password is not set for Grub boot up menu, skip to step 04, else:
    03a) To unlock Grub boot up menu, press "p" to enter Grub password
04) Press "a" to modify the kernel arguments before booting
05) You should see:
    05a) grub append> ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
06) Add "1" to the end of the arguments:
    06a) grub append> ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet 1
    06b) Press "Enter" Key
07) Wait until you see the command prompt:
    07a) sh-2.05b#
08) You have root user access now
09) Done!

How to change root user password, if forgotten?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Follow the instructions "How to gain root user access without login?"
03) To change root user password:
    03a) sh-2.05b# passwd root
04) Done!

How to change Grub password, if forgotten?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Follow the instructions "How to set Grub password?"
03) Done!

Security

What are the basic things that I need to know about securing my Fedora Core 2?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Ensure hard drive is first in BIOS boot up sequence:
    02a) To prevent trespassers from using "linux rescue" or Fedora Core 2 Rescue CD which allows them to have root user access
    02b) To prevent trespassers from using Live CD (e.g. KNOPPIX) which allows them to browse and share the entire hard drive
    02c) To prevent trespassers from installing another Operating System
03) Ensure a password is set for BIOS:
    03a) To prevent trespassers from changing the BIOS boot up sequence
04) Ensure a password is set for Grub boot up menu:
    04a) To prevent trespassers from modifying kernel boot up arguments which allows them to have root user access
    04b) Follow the instructions "How to set Grub password?"
05) Ensure basic firewall is enabled:
    05a) To prevent trespassers from having unauthorize access to the system from the internet
    05b) Follow the instructions "How to enable basic firewall?"
06) Ensure Ctrl+Alt+Del is disabled:
    06a) To prevent trespassers from restarting the system without permission in True Console mode
    06b) Follow the instructions "How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Del from restarting computer?"
07) Ensure interactive option is set for remove, copy and move files:
    07a) To prevent accidental removal and overwritten of files
    07b) Follow the instructions "How to enable prompt before removal and overwritten of files?"
08) Beware of executing "rm -fr" command:
    08a) It means remove forcefully and recursively
    08b) Never ever do a "rm -fr /"
09) For day to day usage, login as a normal user:
    09a) To prevent accidental deletion and modification of system files
10) Done!

How to set Grub password?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Enter grub mode:
    02a) # grub
    02b) Use md5crypt to encrypt password:
        grub> md5crypt
        Password: ******
        Encrypted: $1$jxcdN0$hVHViq1aiPf8FziuGJGZp0
    02c) Copy down encrypted password:
        $1$jxcdN0$hVHViq1aiPf8FziuGJGZp0
    02d) Exit grub mode:
        grub> quit
03) Modify file /etc/grub.conf:
    03a) # gedit /etc/grub.conf
    03b) Insert encrypted password in between "splashimage..." and "title...":
        ...
        splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
        password --md5 $1$jxcdN0$hVHViq1aiPf8FziuGJGZp0
        title Fedora Core (2.6.6-1.435.2.3)
        ...
    03c) Save edited file
04) Done!

How to enable basic firewall?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Program to configure "Security Level Configuration" is at:
    02a) Fedora -> System Settings -> Security Level
03) In "Security Level Configuration":
    Security Level = Enable firewall
    Trusted devices = eth0 (Tick the checkbox next to it)
04) Click "OK" Button
05) Done!

How to disable Ctrl+Alt+Del from restarting computer?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Modify file /etc/inittab:
    02a) # gedit /etc/inittab
    02b) Comment out by putting a "#" in front:
        ...
        #ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now
        ...
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Re-examine the /etc/inittab file:
    03a) # telinit q
04) Done!

How to enable prompt before removal and overwritten of files?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in Console mode
02) Modify file /etc/bashrc:
    02a) # gedit /etc/bashrc
    02b) Append into the last line of file:
        ...
        alias rm='rm -i'
        alias cp='cp -i'
        alias mv='mv -i'
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Restart:
    03a) # shutdown -r now
04) Done!

Tweaks

How to disable colors output for "vim" utility?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in Console mode
02) Create file ~/.vimrc:
    02a) # touch ~/.vimrc
    02b) # gedit ~/.vimrc
    02c) Insert into file:
        syntax off
    02d) Save the created file
03) Done!

How to disable colors output for "ls" utility?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in True Console mode
02) Copy the configuration file for the color ls utility:
    02a) # cp /etc/DIR_COLORS ~/.dir_colors
03) Modify file ~/.dir_colors:
    03a) # gedit ~/.dir_colors
    03b) Replace out "COLOR tty" with:
        ...
        COLOR none
        ...
    03c) Save the edited file
04) Re-login:
    04a) # exit
05) Done!

How to boot-up into X-Windows mode?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Modify file /etc/inittab:
    02a) # gedit /etc/inittab
    02b) Replace out "id:3:initdefault:" with:
        ...
        id:5:initdefault:
        ...
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Restart:
    03a) # shutdown -r now
04) Done!

How to boot-up into True Console mode?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
02) Modify file /etc/inittab:
    02a) # gedit /etc/inittab
    02b) Replace out "id:5:initdefault:" with:
        ...
        id:3:initdefault:
        ...
    02c) Save the edited file
03) Restart:
    03a) # shutdown -r now
04) Done!

How to open each folder in the same window for Nautilus?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in GNOME
02) Program to configure "GConf editor" is at:
    02a) Fedora -> System Tools -> Configuration Editor
03) In "GConf editor":
    03a) Find key:
        /apps/nautilus/preferences
    03b) Enable "always_user_browser":
        always_use_browser (Tick the checkbox next to it)
04) Close "GConf editor"
05) Restart X-Windows:
    05a) Fedora -> Log Out
    05b) Click "OK" Button
06) Done!

How to associate ".rpm" files, when double click will install?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in GNOME
02) Program to configure "Open with Other Application" is at:
    02a) Right click on any ".rpm" file -> Open With -> An Application...
03) In "Open with Other Application", configure "Modify "Install Packages"":
    03a) Form to configure "Modify "Install Packages"" is at:
        Select "Install Packages" -> Click "Modify" Button
    03b) In "Modify "Install Packages"":
        Use as default for "RPM Package" items (Select the radiobutton next to it)
    03c) Click "OK" Button
04) Click "Done" Button
05) Done!

How to associate ".sh" files (shell scripts), when double click will execute?
01) Read me:
    01a) General Notes
    01b) Only applies in GNOME
02) Program to configure "Edit file type" is at: (Screenshot)
    02a) Right click on any ".sh" file -> Open With -> An Application...
03) In "No Application Associated", configure "Edit file type":
    03a) Form to configure "Edit file type" is at: (Screenshot)
        Click "Associate Application" Button
    03b) In "Edit file type": (Screenshot)
        Program to run: /bin/bash
        Run in Terminal (Tick the checkbox next to it)
    03c) Click "OK" Button
04) Done!


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