Saturday, October 06, 2007

Third Party Software For Fedora Core 7

You need certain other software for your fedora.I have listed out some basic and how to install them.
Before installing you should upgrade the repository
package with Third Party Repositories

# rpm -Uhv

Use yum with root as user in your command line. Yum can automatically download
and install a program and all of its dependencies.

1.Nvidia Driver

# yum install kmod-nvidia

2.Macromedia Flash/Shockwave plugin

download first rpm given below
then install using:
# rpm -ihv adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

3.Java J2RE and Mozilla plug-in

download first Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 2 (or newer version):
# yum -y install compat-libstdc++-33
# sh ./jre-6u2-linux-i586-rpm.bin

Mozilla plug-in
# ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

4.Microsoft Truetype Fonts

download first RPM from this link:
# rpm -ivh msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm

5.Adobe Acrobat

download first RPM from this link:
rpm -ivh AdobeReader_enu-7.0.9-1.i386.rpm

There is a problem with v7.0.9 (and v7.0.8) that will prevents Acrobat from working
properly.To fix, edit as root:

gedit /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/bin/acroread
make following changes:
Line ~418:
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\)\([0-9]\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'
echo $mfile| sed 's/libgtk-x11-\([0-9]*\)\([0-9]*\)00.\([0-9]*\)\|\(.*\)/\1\2\3/g'

Line ~643:


# yum install wine


see my another

Multimedia in fedora core 7

To install 3rd party players which can play mp3 and other windows supported format like avi and dat etc., do following steps:
Before installing you should upgrade the repository
package with Third Party Repositories

# rpm -Uhv

Use yum with root as user in your command line. Yum can automatically download
and install a program and all of its dependencies.

Mp3 player:


yum install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2

2) Audacious

yum install audacious audacious-plugins-nonfree*


yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad

yum install amarok amarok-extras-nonfree

Real Player

Before installing realplayer,compact-libstdc++-33 libraries should be installed.
yum install compat-libstdc++-33.
Download RealPlayer 10.0 GOLD from:
rpm -ivh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

Xine Multimedia Player

yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss


yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts mplayerplug-in


yum -y install videolan-client

Do you think Google secure?

As the name comes in mind of Google (a brand name),then we think its secure but it is no longer.Today Times Of India reported a news article "Google faces hacker threat" based on CERTIN (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) warning.You can read this article here

CERTIN,the prime Indian official agency on computer security, has issued a warning that Google and its products are vulnerable to hacking.It has given severity rating high.

It says :"Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in a wide range of Google
products such as Google Search Appliance, Google (Blogspot) Polls
Application, Google's Picasa photo-sharing software, Google's Urchin
Analytics service, including a persistent e-mail theft issue affecting
the widely used GMail service".

It states that there are Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) Vulnerability in Gmail ,Cross-site scripting Vulnerability in Google Search Appliance ,Cross-site scripting Vulnerability in Google (Blogspot) Polls Application ,Cross-site scripting Vulnerability in Google (Blogspot) Polls Application and Cross-site scripting Vulnerability in Google's Urchin Analytics service.

It also issues some preventive measures:

  • Users should be
    selective about how they initially visit a web site. Don't click links
    on untrusted web pages or in unsolicited emails.
  • Disable all scripting languages in web browsers.
  • Check out your filter list in gmail settings for any unwanted filters.
  • Users should especially safeguard their browsers by installing patches for their browser in a timely manner.
  • Web administrators may completely disabled Google Search Application until Google issue a patch to resolve this vulnerability.
For more details read CERTIN warning:

Friday, October 05, 2007

Xp run commands

Click Start, Click Run and enter the command Click OK

Run commands

Calc - Calculator
Cfgwiz32 - ISDN Configuration Wizard
Charmap - Character Map
Chkdisk - Repair damaged files
Cleanmgr - Cleans up hard drives
Clipbrd - Windows Clipboard viewer
Cmd - Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)
Control - Displays Control Panel
Dcomcnfg - DCOM user security
Debug - Assembly language programming tool
Defrag - Defragmentation tool
Drwatson - Records programs crash & snapshots
Dxdiag - DirectX Diagnostic Utility
Explorer - Windows Explorer
Fontview - Graphical font viewer
Ftp - ftp.exe program
Hostname - Returns Computer's name
Ipconfig - Displays IP configuration for all network adapters
Jview - Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes
MMC - Microsoft Management Console
Msconfig - Configuration to edit startup files
Msinfo32 - Microsoft System Information Utility
Nbtstat - Displays stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP
Netstat - Displays all active network connections
Nslookup- Returns your local DNS server
Ping - Sends data to a specified host/IP
Regedit - egistry Editor
Regsvr32 - egister/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
Regwiz - Reistration wizard
Sfc /scannow - Sytem File Checker
Sndrec32 - Sound Recorder
Sndvol32 - Volume control for soundcard
Sysedit - Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)
Taskmgr - Task manager
Telnet - Telnet program
Tracert - Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host
Winipcfg - Displays IP configuration

Management Consoles

certmgr.msc - Certificate Manager
ciadv.msc - Indexing Service
compmgmt.msc - Computer management
devmgmt.msc - Device Manager
dfrg.msc - Defragment
diskmgmt.msc - Disk Management
fsmgmt.msc - Folder Sharing Management
eventvwr.msc - Event Viewer
gpedit.msc - Group Policy -XP Pro only
iis.msc - Internet Information Services
lusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups
mscorcfg.msc - Net configurations
ntmsmgr.msc - Removable Storage
perfmon.msc - Performance Manager
secpol.msc - Local Security Policy
services.msc - System Services
wmimgmt.msc - Windows Management


access.cpl - Accessibility Options
hdwwiz.cpl - Add New Hardware Wizard
appwiz.cpl - dd/Remove Programs
timedate.cpl - Date and Time Properties
desk.cpl - Display Properties
inetcpl.cpl - Internet Properties
joy.cpl - Joystick Properties
main.cpl keboard - Keyboard Properties
main.cpl - Mouse Properties
ncpa.cpl - Network Connections
ncpl.cpl - Network Properties
telephon.cpl - Phone and Modem options
powercfg.cpl - Power Management
intl.cpl - Regional settings
mmsys.cpl sounds - Sound Properties
mmsys.cpl - Sounds and Audio Device Properties
sysdm.cpl - System Properties
nusrmgr.cpl - User settings
firewall.cpl - Firewall Settings (sp2)
wscui.cpl - Security Center (sp2)

Windows Environment Commands

%ALLUSERSPROFILE% - Open the All User's Profile
%HomeDrive% - Opens your home drive e.g. C:\
%UserProfile% - Opens you User's Profile
%temp% Opens - temporary file Folder
%systemroot% - Opens Windows folder

Wupdmgr - Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Hidden Feature in Google Earth :Flight Simulator

It is a hidden feature which is going to be a standard feature in new version.
Open Google Earth press Ctrl+Alt+A (Make sure you have Google Earth 4.2) and start flying .You will find a screen appears named Flight Simulator.Choose your aircraft options either a F16 Viper or SR22 4 seater.Joysticks are supported.

For a quick overview, check out this Youtube video:

For more detail(keyboard shortcuts)click on below link:

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