Fedora 15 Adding Repos

RPM Fusion

Like Debian Linux, Fedora Linux comes with standard free software repos as a default.

If you want non-free software or something a little exotic, you need to add the essential repos.

You want RPM Fusion.

RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna repos.
RPM Fusion offers software that Fedora and Red Hat don't offer.

RPM Fusion Non-Free repo requires some packages from the free repo, so both need to be added.

In your browser click the following two links to run install scripts to add both repos to your Fedora system:

RPM Fusion free for Fedora 13, 14 and 15

RPM Fusion nonfree for Fedora 13, 14 and 15

When the script runs, press yes to the questions to allow the install. You may have to give root password at one point.

After the install scripts finish, in an Xterm or similar, as root user run:

yum update

This updates the repo database.

Now you can search and install exotic packages not available from Fedora.


Google Chrome On Fedora 15

Get Chrome

Installing Google Chrome on Fedora 15 64-bit is relatively simple, once you add the Chrome Repo to the Repos directory.

As root user, change directory to /etc/yum.repos.d.

Use Emacs, Vim, or any other editor and add the following:

name=Google - x86_64

Save the file as google.repo

This adds the 64-bit Chrome repo.

Next run the following yum command:

yum install google-chrome-stable

When quizzed, press 'y' to answer 'yes'.

Yum install will run to completion.

Click 'Activities' > 'Internet' > Google Chrome

You got Chrome.

If you want 32-bit add the following repo instead:

name=Google - i386

Then run the yum command:

yum install google-chrome-stable

You have Chrome 32-bit installed.

Firefox Mouse Gestures

That Means

Firefox has a cool add-on called Mouse Gestures. Its an easy way to manipulate the Firefox browser using your mouse instead of the keyboard, menu or toolbar.

Moving the mouse in a particular fashion, creates a gesture. Firefox interprets the gesture as a command action and responds accordingly. Mouse Gestures provide fast acces to common functions.

You can use gestures to:

Go Forward

Go Back

Switch Tabs

Open Links

Control Text

Image Size

And many other functions.

A cool fast way to manipulate Firefox. There's just one draw back at the present time. Mouse Gestures only works with Firefox versions up to 3.0.3

You can find Mouse Gestures at this URL:


Try it. You might like it.