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Monday, November 23, 2009

Using #Fedora #Linux day one (Ubuntu maniac perspective)

I liked some things on fedora 12 and i wanted to test it and and use it for a week or two (on distrowatch i saw this idea of rotating linux distributions once in a while)

I downloaded kde spin and installed on secondary partition the installer was a little harder to gasp than the default ubuntu one (from what i remember) Maybe the partition editor should need a little care for example fiber channel is weird to apear in the menu at advaced partitions options, I was expecting something else .

Another thing i didn't liked it is why on earth i need root user and after that i need to create my user anyway ?, Do it once and make it do sudo I was expecting to be in the sudo group and admin by default like is in ubuntu

What was nice about installer is it finished whithout to many questions and after reboot i configured the user . Maybe it should be the same for ubuntu installer : Less questions for installer and then copy the files from cd/dvd

First thing i disabled is of course selinux (security insanity should be an option and feature not enabled by default)

What was nice that disk image was transfered to the the partition so no extra package install time like in debian .
Another bonus for updates is that is using xz by default and only what is changed is updated

(primary partition is ubuntu)

First i installed adobe flashplayer 10 (64 bit version)

tar -zxvf
mv /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/

by default there are some rules in firewall so i flush them

$ sudo iptables -L -n
[sudo] password for mariuz:
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
ACCEPT icmp --
ACCEPT all --
ACCEPT tcp -- state NEW tcp dpt:22
REJECT all -- reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
REJECT all -- reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

$ sudo iptables -F
$ sudo iptables -L -n

added myself in sudoers list


vi /etc/sudoers
mariuz ALL=(ALL) ALL

installed fireofox arora psi and pidgin
I have created mariuz user

deleted /home/mariuz and
i use my home from ubuntu partition
added in /etc/fstab
UUID=190eba34-a00b-4245-9112-c92e73893085 /ubuntu ext4 defaults 0 1

ln -s /ubuntu/home/mariuz /home

if you want to find the block id

blkid /dev/sda1
/dev/sda1: UUID="190eba34-a00b-4245-9112-c92e73893085" TYPE="ext4"

enable rpm fusion for mp3 and other stuff

ToDo: test and install nvidia driver

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