10/20/12 02:45- ID#56839
Change the default app to open text files with in fedora 17
Each time it would happen, I figured I should look into how I set the default app for the various mime types and then I would put it off. Today I had a spare 5 minutes so I just grepped for monodevelop in my home directory figuring the settings had to be there as they weren't for every other user account. Turns out the settings are in ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
Each mime type is mapped to a .desktop file that describes what to do when the file is opened.
I switched text/plain=monodevelop.desktop to text/plain=gedit.desktop and I was good to go.
Last Modified: 10/20/12 02:45
07/03/12 05:30- ID#56590
Gnome 3 Shell Extensions
It is so amazing how many plugins there are and how easy it is to install them. Not to mention that are made using the same technologies that fuel the web, meaning that ultimately they will flourish.
Everyone of my issues with gnome 3 has been solved.
Last Modified: 07/03/12 05:30
12/19/11 01:44- ID#55772
And this is why fedora rules...
Last Modified: 12/19/11 03:04
11/09/11 02:07- ID#55470
Fedora 16 - Easiest Upgrade Ever?
sudo rpm --import https://fedoraproject.org/static/A82BA4B7.txt sudo yum update yum sudo yum clean all sudo yum --releasever=16 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync sudo reboot
Last Modified: 11/09/11 02:07
11/04/11 11:48- ID#55438
4 more days till Fedora 16
Anyways, Fedora 17 got the Beefy Miracle name after all Here is the history behind the name
Last Modified: 11/04/11 11:49
10/11/11 11:48- ID#55282
Fedora 17 gets a name - Beefy Miracle
Votes :: Name
1182 :: Beefy Miracle
1035 :: Liege
881 :: Never
791 :: Gernsback
641 :: Rocky Ripple
628 :: Alpharabius
550 :: Panguipulli
505 :: Tubeteika
Last Modified: 10/11/11 11:48
07/26/11 11:47- ID#54795
Issue With Fedora 15 Terminal Transparency in Gnome 3
I understand this kind of thing takes a while, but a status update would be nice. Finally, I decided to try the mutter/clutter version that comes with Fedora 16 (rawhide) and it works. I cannot wait for someone to back port this to Fedora 15.
If you need terminal/windows transparency in the meantime, you can update to the fedora 16 version using fedora 15.
sudo yum install fedora-release-rawhide
sudo yum update clutter mutter --enablerepo=rawhide update
Afterwards, I got perfectly normal transparency on windows with a drop shadow.
Last Modified: 07/27/11 11:45
06/05/11 11:00- ID#54429
Fedora 15 - monitor rotation - Dell m4500
Apparently there is some complicated way of trying to get this to work ith the nvidia drivers andd xinerama but it never worked for me.
Well, this has all changed since fedora 15. All of the hardware acceleration I need is in the nourveau drivers. It runs the desktop great.
Monitor suport is so easy with these drivers. Simply plug the monitor in and it works - no configuration necessary. If you want to rotate one monitor, open system-settings->displays and select the rotation desired.
It works great and you can touch either monitor's top left corner to bring up activities mode in Gnome 3. I still prefer the hot key. Its amazing how efficient my computer usage is with Gnome 3. At first it was so different. Now I hate it when I find myself on a computer with anything else.
Sure these drivers get a few less fps than the closed drivers but nothing is noticeable as I am not playing games and the convenience of not having to deal with the nvidia drivers is amazing.
UPDATE: Not only is this so totally easy. It also remembers the settings when you log back in and reconect the monitor without even having to visit display preferences.
Last Modified: 06/05/11 11:33
06/01/11 12:20- ID#54392
I love Fedora 15
The effects are also much more useful than the old compiz ones for me. I never used the cube and the wobbly windows had no real purpose while the activity interface on gnome 3 is extremely useful in making getting to apps easy ,as well as, keep my interface clean. That plus just about everything can be done with the keyboard.
Last Modified: 06/01/11 12:20
05/24/11 09:45- ID#54342
Fedora 15 Gnome Shell 3
I was excited to try out the new Bootable network based installer that adds a simple option to your grub installation and then installers new versions of fedora over the network without any install media but unfortunately I no longer have an accessible ethernet at home.
Last Modified: 05/24/11 09:45
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