Guys using Fedora 10, must’ve seen this problem of Pulseaudio taking high CPU usage. After a lot of tweaking, I came to this. From System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Sound
Change all the drop downs to ALSA. Just make sure u “Test” and hear the tone before applying the changes.
I’ve done this yum remove pulseaudio. This removes the root cause 🙂
Configuring Wifi on Dell 1525 with Fedora 10 wasn’t much a problem. I enabled the RPM Fusion Free and Non Free repositories. And used the following command.
yum install broadcom-wl
Rest of the control was taken by GNOME.
India too can take a cue from Russia, who is working with Fedora guys to develop an official Russian OS. India too could save millions by by-passing the Windows licenses.
Fedora 10 is finally out, Marking over 5 yrs of development.
- Faster boot time with Plymouth boot
- GNOME 2.24
- KDE 4.1, Newer version over the buggy, KDE 4.0x
- OpenOffice 3.0 included
- Complete rewrite of PulseAudio Sound Server (read as Efficient and lesser bugs)
I’m going in for it, as soon as the download is complete!
Ref: Fedora 10 Release Notes
Adding a Fedora 9 DVD as a yum repository is extremely easy in Fedora 9.
For slow internet connections, using yum could be pain, as most of the software can be installed from the DVD itself. But yum resolves dependencies from the net. Adding a Fedora 9 DVD as a repository is like a boon to such users.
Follow the steps using a root user
- Pop in your Fedora 9 DVD, It should be automatically mounted on /media/Fedora 9 i386 DVD/ folder
- Create a new file fedora-dvd.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder.
Put the following contents in the file
name=Fedora 9 DVD
- Disable fedora.repo and fedora-updates.repo, by assigning the parameter enabled=0.
- Run the command yum repolist
You should be able to see fedora-dvd as enabled.
Thats should be it. You are free to install packages from the DVD directly.
Fedora 6 gives one of the best support for Indic (Indian – South Asian) languages. It compiles its default Web Client, and Mail client with Pango Support to enable the complex rendering of the Indic fonts. The Default Firefox and Thnderbird thus harness the true power.
SCIM in GNOME’s System Tray
Enabling Hindi Support
Login as a root user, and then use the following command.
yum groupinstall <language>-support
In case of Hindi, I’ve used,
yum groupinstall hindi-support
This will install basically three things.
- Hindi fonts
- SCIM, Simple Common Input Method
- Open Office Hindi Language Pack
Once done, Just run
scim-setup from the console, to setup the SCIM for the first time, and then Log-off and log-in again.
Configuring Hindi typing
One of the major hurdles in using Indic languages is to type them. But SCIM’s magic works like a charm. On logging back again, you’ll find a small box in your System tray, Just right click on it to select the type of input format you want. Here is the list that it specifies
- Hindi – inscript
- Hindi – itrans
- Hindi – phonetic
- Hindi – remington
- Hindi – typewriter
I prefer Hindi – phonetic, which basically maps the keyboard for its syllables and consonants. For eg.
हिंदी = hiMdI
The user can always switch between the input methods, by clicking the system tray icon, and selecting the input method as English/keyboard.
Fedora is out with its new Release Core 6, and a new DNA theme to match its release
Take a look…
- Default background:
- Default GDM Theme:
Find more over here.
Fedora 6 Graphics
Update: This Tue, 24th October, Fedora 6 is releasing and guess what, even Firefox 2 is hatching.