Tag Archives: Fedora 9

Making VLC play in Fedora 9

Well I installed VLC ( formerly called Video Lan Client) today on my installation of fedora 9 and like any other video player it 2 was not working, so here are the settings that worked for me:

1) Go to Settings>Preferences>Check Advanced Options
2)Audio>Output Modules>Select ALSA Audio output >ALSA>Refresh List>Select Device
3)Video>Output modules>Select X11 Video Output

Well Thats about it


UDF Bug in Linux Kernel , Play udf discs in fedora & other distros

I had been noticing for many months now that certain udf discs were not being mounted by fedora 8.

Giving Message:
mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Earlier i had thought it just to be defect of my drive but after my drive got replaced and after installing fedora 9 i decided to check up and voila !!This bug has been reported in nearly all distros.(well duh since kernel has bug)

Solution Continue reading UDF Bug in Linux Kernel , Play udf discs in fedora & other distros

Fedora 9 :The second Look Review

Well after some days after using with fedora i have come to the decide on certain aspects..

1) Sure Package-Kit uses less memory and is faster than pirut BUT the interface design is IRRITATING!!!

It doesn’t download all package descriptions together, while this is reasonable but you can only download only 1 package at a time and you can only select those packages to install in your current view.( They should learn something from yumex and smart package manager)

2)GNOME-VFS The latest version of gnome 2.22 packs a speed punch with sharper graphics and faster interface but when copying from a pen drive (flash drive) results in it pausing in between copying. (THIS IS NOT A FEDORA SPECIFIC PROBLEM. ITS THERE IN UBUNTU 8.04 ) Continue reading Fedora 9 :The second Look Review

Fedora 9 essentials guide

A basic guide to satisfy all your needs:

NOTE:all commands r to be typed in terminal with sudo or su login
PS:” All yum commands can be replaced by package kit alternatives type “info pkcon” in terminal.

Since Fedoras own repositories dont have much softwares use livna or packman repositories
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
then yum update

2)YUMEX :install yumex for gui interface for yum , though package kit suffices.

Continue reading Fedora 9 essentials guide

Fedora 9 rocks !!!

Well am writing this post from fedora 9 and least to say it rocks !!!

The major fixes inculude pirut being replaced by Package Kit which consumes less memory (phew i can still remember yum directly consuming about 200 MB of precious ram) and has a faster download rate (yipee i don’t have to use smart anymore). A lot of security upgrades such as mounting lock giving access to root / sudoers only.

-A seperate bootloader option ( to view only + change boot time.)

-Gnome 2.22

– Ahhhh direct graphical boot for my ati 1250 express radeon chipset (though no default working 3d effects)

-Default games pretty much same (ok its not that i can beat the comp in chess !!)

– Firefox 3 beta 5 default browser much faster than 2 consumes less memory .

-Lot more but go read it yourself in the documentation !! (see install pics though)