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How to get Hard Disk Details on Linux

Here’s a quick way to find out more about your hard disk. You can get the serial number, part number, firmware level, size and much more. Just see the sample below. hdparm -I [device] hdparm -I /dev/sda [danesh@pandora Movies]$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda /dev/sda: ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 Serial Number: […]

Install Ubuntu Fonts on Fedora 16

1. Let’s work from your Downloads folder. cd ~/Downloads 2. Download the Ubuntu Fonts package from Ubuntu. wget http://font.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 3. Extra the downloaded zip file. unzip ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 4. Rename the extracted directory. (Not a must) mv ubuntu-font-family-0.80 ubuntu-font-family 5. Copy the extracted directory to the system shared fonts directory. su -c ‘cp -rv ubuntu-font-family /usr/share/fonts/’ […]

How to install Flash 11 64-bit on Fedora 16

Change into you home directory. cd ~ Download the official Adobe repository package rpm. This rpm will create the repository file for us. sudo wget http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm Install the rpm file. sudo rpm -ivh adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm Import the repository GPG key. sudo rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux Update you local yum repositories. sudo yum update Install the 64 bit […]

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 16

Fedora 16 just came out and here’s how to get Google Chrome on it. Start by creating a repository file for Google called google.repo and place it in /etc/yum.repos.d/ . sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo Add the lines below into the repository file. google.repo [google-chrome] name=google-chrome – 64-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub Update yum, sudo yum update […]

How to install Google Chrome in Fedora 15

1. Bring up a terminal 2. Run sudo yum localinstall https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.rpm or sudo yum localinstall https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm for 64bit. Enjoy.

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