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Add Adobe Flash to Firefox on Fedora 17

So you want to get Adobe Flash working on Firefox in Fedora 17? Here is a quick guide to doing it. Obviously you need root privileges to install the packages. First you need to install the appropriate repository (32-bit or 64-bit) for the Adobe RPM packages: # Adobe 32-bit x86 repository rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux # Adobe 64-bit x86_64 repository rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux If you cannot download these RPMs, check at Adobe for the latest version and download that. Then run yum to install the following packages: yum check-update yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio libcurl

GNOME Tweak Tool – Shell Theme Caution Mark

I have seen many questions about enabling a GNOME Shell theme using gnome-tweak-tool that go like this: I have the user-theme extension installed and turned on in Gnome Tweak Tool. I’ve unzipped the theme folder to /usr/share/themes and selected my gtk theme fine. However under Shell Theme, there’s still a “!” and it doesn’t allow me to do anything as far as selection. (It’s greyed out) The caution sign is sometimes referred to as an exclamation mark by users. The best workaround for this is to enable your theme from the command lien using gsettings as follows gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme

Fedora 16 GRUB2 Limitations

Got a MBR disk and GRUB2 core.img will not fit between the MBR and sector 63? This is common with on disks on which Windows XP was installed prior to trying to install Fedora 16. Typically you will receive a message similar to this: Your embedding area is unusually small. core.img won’t fit in it.. Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged.. Here is what the Fedora deveopers have to say about this issue: Versions of Fedora prior to Fedora 16, and many

extensions.gnome.org alpha

Jasper St. Pierre just announced the alpha test of extensions.gnome.org: We’re happy to announce that extensions.gnome.org is now in public alpha testing at: https://extensions.gnome.org If you have GNOME Shell 3.2 on your system, you should be able to install extensions from the website via your browser. This uses the “GNOME Shell Integration” browser plugin which is likely already installed on your system if you have GNOME 3.2. The plugin only works with Firefox currently – see “Known Bugs” below. We’ve seeded the site with a small set of extensions, including the extensions from gnome-shell-extensions. If you are the author of

Tearing in GNOME3 with Sandy Bridge

Do you experience tearing in GNOME3 when dragging windows or watching a movie? The solution for most people seems to be to put the following two lines in /etc/environment: CLUTTER_PAINT=disable-clipped-redraws:disable-culling CLUTTER_VBLANK=True Create the file if it does not already exist.