How to Create Fedora Live USB Media

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How to create a Fedora live USB media is introduced in this post. We can boot to Fedora operating system environment through a live USB system in the USB flash media on a USB-bootable computer without writing the computer’s hard disk. We can also install Fedora operating system from the live system environment. Remember to
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Configuring Mouse Cursor Style for GTK Applications in KDE Desktop

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Update on Jan. 7, 2012: The package for the gtk application style setting on KDE 4.7 is kcm-gtk. The command to install this package is: “# yum install kcm-gtk”. One annoying thing when using KDE desktop is that the theme and style of GTK applications differ from KDE’s. The gtk-qt-engine can let us select the
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How to Start KDE from Command Line using startx

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I don’t use xdm, gdm or kdm… I prefer my Linux booting to init 3. I like logging in to the command-prompt and starting X manually with startx. In my Fedora Linux box, I always get to gnome even both gnome and KDE are installed. Actually the startx script is already written for most of
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How to Use Google Apps Account for GTalk in Pidgin

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I believe many users are using pidgin and google apps. Google apps support Google Talk. Can we use it in Pidgin? The answer is yes. How to use Google apps account for Google Talk in Pidgin will be introduced in this post. Let’s use one email address as the example: eric @ example.com First add
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Gnome2 Style: Shiki Colors+Gnome Colors

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The Linux Gnome style that I like is Shiki-color + Gnome colors icon theme. It looks pretty and professional and it is fast. How to install them: Gtk engine: # yum install gtk-murrine-engine Icon theme: # yum install gnome-colors-icon-theme Theme: Dowload from here: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Shiki-Colors?content=86717 Install it by Appearance Preference -> Install. Configuration: Appearance Preference ->
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Guake: An Excellent Quake Like Drop-down Terminal for Gnome

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Guake is very fast and stable enough for use. It’s an excellent quqke like drop-down terminal for gnome. I used yakuake on KDE. It’s professional but a bit slow. I used tilda also on gnome. But unfortunately, there are too many bugs. Then after I find Guake, I am happy. Guake is invoked with a
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How to Set Up Socks Proxy Using SSH Tunnel

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We can set up a socks proxy on top of a SSH tunnel. Besides the common proxy functions, such as web browsing, the proxy on top of SSH tunnel also ensures the security between the browser and the proxy server (the SSH server). In this post, we introduce and explain how to set up a
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How to Remote Control Linux Server Using VNC through SSH Tunnel

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Sometimes we need to have the GUI of some application on the remote server. ssh’s X11 forwarding with “-X” parameter is a good and fast method. But if we want to have a whole desktop environment, vnc is a good choice. In this post, the method of how to control remote server using vnc through
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The WordPress Desktop Client – lekhonee

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I find a desktop client for publishing to WordPress blogs – lekhonee[1]. I find it interesting and easy to use. This is the first post using it. The interface is simple, but it can provides most of the functions: * Writing post. * Select categories. * Add tags. * Load and Edit the old post.
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Fedora 中文字体设置

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Fedora 一直有中文字体难看的问题, 尤其是在英文环境中. 使用本文中的配置方法可以得到令人满意的中文效果. 此方案中使用字体都为开源且在Fedora源中自带. 此方案对 Fedora 9 – 20 有效. 对于后续版本支持我会确认并更新此文章. 此方案对Gnome, KDE都有效. Firefox 中也有中文难看的问题, 后面会提到. 快速配置方法 如果你想马上配置好,请使用如下命令。此方法测试使用效果良好。 # yum install cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts # wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zma/config_files/master/others/local.conf \ -O /etc/fonts/local.conf 相关英文字体配置可以参考:Improving Fedora Font Rendering with Open Software and Fonts Only. Fedora 系统中文字体的配置方案 使用uming和ukai字体,即AR PL UMing CN等. 中文字体和等宽字体效果如图所示(点击看大图, Firefox 中文字体设置在后面会提到). 方法如下: 安装字体 首先安装这两个字体: cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts (在Fedora
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Compiz-fusion on Fedora

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1. Install relevant packages #yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-gconf fusion-icon-gtk emerald compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome libcompizconfig compiz-gnome compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome 2. Start compiz-fusion by using command “fusion-icon”. It can be found in “Applications -> system tools -> fusion-icon”. It will be more convenient if “fusion-icon” is added to autostart list by adding a entry in
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Chinese Charactor Configuration on Fedora 11

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最新的更新版本请看: Fedora 中文字体设置. 使用Linux时我个人倾向使用英文环境系统,而Fedora11在英文环境下中文字体有时会不太好看,经常遇到需要字体优化美化的问题。 以下是我的配置方案,经测试效果还算不错,解决了Fedora 11 中文字体难看的问题: 方案1:使用uming和ukai字体,即AR PL UMing CN等。 关键是使用的字体包如下: 首先要安装这两个字体: cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts 然后配置一下~/.fonts.conf文件. 使sans-serif serif monospace字体中文使用uming/ukai即可. 我的.fonts.conf文件可以从这里下载(两种选择, 我喜欢前者): https://github.com/zma/config_files 使用Liberation和uming/ukai字体: .fonts.cofn.liberation 使用dejavu和uming/ukai字体: .fonts.conf.dejavu 下载后放到自己的$HOME下改名为.fonts.conf就可以了。 使用uming字体效果如下(请放大后看效果): 方案2:安装文泉驿字体,这个非常简单,安装相应包即可了。 如果喜欢其它的字体选择性的安装上就可以了,只要注意只安装自己需要的就行了。有人使用微软雅黑字体,首先这是侵权的,其次开源的字体做得其实已经很不错了。 最后将字体平滑选项打开, KDE和gnome都有相关设置方法。 以上内容只是针对使用xft字体系统的设置。对于使用核心字体系统的X程序来说字体依然会出现很丑的情况。 下面是针对emacs的设置方法: 首先需要安装这个字体包: xorg-x11-fonts-misc 注意到在中文系统下emacs的中文显示非常好,而在英文环境中去非常差,我们可以利用这一点,在运行emacs前首先将系统环境设为中文即可。 在~/bin/下建立一文件ema 内容如下: #!/bin/bash rm -f ~/.emacs ln -s ~/.emacs.x ~/.emacs LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 emacs –fullheight -r $* 然后加入执行权限即可: chmod +x
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Configuring Gnome Desktop with Gconf-editor

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gconf-editor gnome桌面配置工具 最近换了一个漂亮的图标集,以前嫌桌面上我的电脑等图标没有用处就关闭了,现在换了好看的图标想再把它们拿出来。 找到了gconf-editor这个工具,还是很不错的,配置起来挺方便的。 # yum install gconf-editor 在apps->nautilus->desktop 设置下 computer_icon_visible home_icon_visible trash_icon_visible 三个值就可以了。