Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fedora Utils

Fedora Utils lets you install codecs and additional software, fix problems, tweak and cleanup your system, view system information and much more with just few clicks. This littile tool allows you to add additional repositories and install application that are not available in the main fedora repository. It adds the RPM Fusion repository which contains
Which should make totem play audio and video for any file format in Totem -- the default media player shipped with Fedora.

Can be installed by running the following command in terminal.
su -c "yum localinstall"

Fedora Utils Features

  • Add current user to sudoers
  • Enable autologin for current user
  • Set yum to keep cache
  • Install yum tidy-cache plugin
  • Add repositories - RPMFusion, Google, Adobe, Chromium, Skype
  • Enable touchpad clicks
  • Install multimedia codecs
  • Install Adobe Flash
  • Install Java Runtime Environment
  • Install wine with gecko
  • Install Google Talk plugin
  • Add colors and fortune messages to Terminal
  • Set SELinux in permissive mode
  • Install Microsoft fonts
  • Install Jockey driver installer (From Parsidora repo)
  • Install essential software
  • Fixes - Fix font smoothing, Fix bad theme in root apps, Fix rpmdb error, Fix gnome keyring, Fix picasa not starting, Fix anaconda causing revisor not to start, Fix MPlayer driver error, Fix ntfs-config not starting
  • Install Gnome Shell Extensions - GPaste, Media Player, Weather, Alternate Status Menu, Dock Extension, Places Menu, User Theme, Window Navigator, Zeitgeist
  • Install Software - Google Chrome, Picasa, Google Earth, HandBrake, Skype, WinFF, Unico Theme Engine
  • Clean up system
  • Optimize boot by turning off unnecessary services
  • Show system info

Gnome3 customization -- Changing the Panel Colour and make It Transparent on Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition

The /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/panel-border.svg is the main file to be changed to change its appearance. Now wake the gimp expert in you

$: sudo gimp /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/panel-border.svg
modify the file as you wish here i deleted the whole image

ctrl + a and Del
then took the brush tool choose colour black (default), set Opacity to 52 and made the brush image large enough to cover the full image painted once in the image then choose a colour, set Opacity to 100. Painted a line in the bottom, this will appear as the bottom border. Saved it as panel-border.png, because in gimp does not support saving a file in .svg format. Now open up the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css

$: sudo nano /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css
goto the section

#panel {
 color: #ffffff;
 background-color: black;
 border-image: url("panel-border.png") 1;
 font-size: 8.5pt;
 height: 1.86em;
change the line border-image: url(“panel-border.svg”) 1; to

border-image: url("panel-border.png") 1;
save the file
reload the gnome3 desktop by hitting Alt+F2 then enter r and hit Enter