Friday, May 11, 2012

Fedora 17 Installation Checklist

Quick notes on Linux installation.


- Create Live USB drive.

- Run off the Live USB drive. Use Install to Hard Disk option.

- set Terminal window transparency and color scheme.

- install yum extension (yum-local, downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities)

- Install apper (+KDE)

- install dolphin

- install Mono

- install Yakuake

- install workrave

- install Google Chrome and set up Chrome custom user agent (blog)

- install conky

- install nethogs

- set up KeePass with Mono, install xdotool

- install gnome extensions online

- install gnome-tweak-tool, add minimize to window context menu

- install mouse cursors

- install rainlendar (requires SDL)

- set startup apps using gnome-session-properties (rainlendar, conky, workrave)

- install lvm tools (system-config-lvm) and kde-partitionmanager

- install beyond compare

- add rpmfusion repositories

- install netactview

- install feh and set rotating desktop wallpapers

- unpack google appengine

- install google earth (redhat-lsb.i686, mesa-libGL.i686)

- install codecs for Totem movie player (ff...)

- sync Firefox

- install Adobe Flash plugin

- install download manager (gwget)

- install dropbox: download nautilus package, download daemon manually.

- install vlc

- install media codecs (mp3, mp4, ogg) -, ( 'yum install gstreamer-{ffmpeg,plugins-{good,ugly,bad{,-free,-nonfree}}}' )

- install boost, boost-devel

- install git

- install skype (alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686)

- install banshee

- install p7zip, p7zip-plugins

- install Wine.i686 + q4wine 

- download winetricks, install cabextract, samba-winbind, libmpg123

- install freemind




- install libreoffice

- install @kde

- install vmware

- backup app startup scripts & settings (conkyrc, shell scripts, wine)

- set up app shortcuts in /usr/local/share/applications/

- install Netvisualize Favorites under wine


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