useful tools for Fedora15

Install  from fastestmirror


using  the fastestmirror plugin which (typically) speeds up downloads by attempting to find faster sources. To install:

yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror



  • In Fedora

To install Cairo Dock in fedora follow the steps bellow :

su -

Then type the command :

rpm -ivh

Then install Cairo-Dock :

yum install cairo-dock*

Install VLC media Player

yum install vlc

Install Mplayer Windows Media Player + Codecs

yum install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer mencoder

Download and extract codecs

Download the Last codecs
create  codecs  directory
 mkdir -p /usr/lib/codecs
extarct  the  codecs  to this  directory
tar -jxvf all-20110131.tar.bz2 --strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/

Install Java (JRE or JDK)

Download the Java version your need from

 Chmod +x /path/to/file/jre-6u25-linux-*-rpm.bin
 Run  the script to install   

sh /path/to/binary/jre-6u25-linux-*-rpm.bin

Install Sun/Oracle JRE java, javaws and for firefox with alternatives –install command

Install java bin
alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jre1.6.0_25/bin/java 20000
install javaws (32-bit only) 
alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jre1.6.0_25/bin/javaws 20000
Install Java for Browser (firefox) Plugin 32-bit 
alternatives --install /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/java/jre1.6.0_25/lib/i386/ 20000
Java for Browser (firefox) Plugin 64-bit ##
alternatives --install /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/
Check you java version :
[root@localhost ~]# java -version
java version "1.6.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_25-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode)
[root@localhost ~]# su

Install  the  Flash player

rpm -ivh
Install the plugin  with  : 
 yum install flash-plugin

For 64 bit Systems
From Adobe Labs, select Download plug-in for 64-bit Linux

tar -zxvf flashplayer10_2_p3_64bit_linux_111710.tar.gz -C /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins

Install Libreoofice


1. Download the RPM version on LibreOffice. Download the appropriate computer architecture that will be used, for example LibreOffice I download the 64 bit version because it uses 64-bit Linux Fedora 14
2. If you already have OpenOffice package, delete the command:
yum remove
3. Extract and install the file has been downloaded with the command (adjust the version and name of the downloaded file):
4. tar-zxvf LibO_3.3.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
5. LibO_3.3.0rc4_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS /
6. yum – install *. rpm nogpg
7. cd desktop-integration
yum – nogpg install redhat *. rpm *
Once completed, we can run LibreOffice from the Applications menu

Installing Google chrome in Fedora 15

To add the google repository edit the file.

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo

for 32 bit OS Version


name=Google - i386ff

for 64-bit OS Version

name=Google - x86_64

Install Google Chrome Stable Version on Fedora 15

Just type this line on the root terminal

yum install google-chrome-stable

How to Install skype ?

gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo
   copy the  bellow   config to this file

name=Skype Repository

Now run the install
yum update
yum install skype

Please enjoy