Please note this is for the 32 bit installs
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as root (su -) install the current livna rpm to get access to livna's goodies
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/livna-release-6-1.noarch.rpm
now let's add freshrpm's to that list
rpm -ivh http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/6/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
ok, done. Now lets have some fun:-
1. let's install the MP3 plugins (currently gstreamer-plugins-mp3 is BAD so will error, but try again in a day or two)
yum -y install xmms-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-mp3 libmad libid3tag
2. lets install the Flash plugin
use vi to create a new file
now copy the text below and paste it into the new file (press I to INSERT text...)
[macromedia]name=Macromedia for i386 Linux
save the file with :wq
yum -y install flash-plugin
3. Next up for multimedia action and DVD playing we will install xine
yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins
4. A Fedora install would not be complete without the coolest video player mplayer, so let's install it
yum -y --disablerepo=livna install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts
and now we'll install the windows codecs for mplayer
wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20061022.tar.bz2 gtar xjvf essential-20061022.tar.bz2 mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32 mv essential-20061022/* /usr/local/lib/win32
now we need to install the mplayer plugin for web browsers
yum -y install mplayerplug-in
5. Install Java !
Download Java JDK 5.0 Update 8 (not 9 as it causes problems)
Get over to Sun's Java download site and choose the Linux RPM in self-extracting file version.
Linux RPM in self-extracting file jdk-1_5_0_08-linux-i586-rpm.bin 45.48 MB
Open a Terminal.
Change back to your home directory (instead of root's home directory):
Where "username" is your normal username.
Run the file that you downloaded, by doing:
It will display a license agreement. You can press q to skip it.
Type "yes" when it asks you if you agree. Then it will install Java.
Finally,you can enable the Java plugin for your web browser:
ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_08/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/