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.
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.