Fedora 18 Things I do Post Install

So my super powerful 2nd Gen i7 Acer Laptop is back to RMA because I had to bash half the keys just to get them to work and the left control key had fallen off!! It’s a little sad about the build quality, but for the price it was bought for I can’t really complain, or can I..

Anyway I’m stuck with my sloww i3 Toshiba and I had no plans on sitting around wasting time, brought up Fedora 18 with a net install disk I had lying around (actually was the TC4 but it grabbed the latest files so all’s good).

And here’s what I dummped into terminal to get myself back to a workable state for the week without my Acer..

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

sudo yum -y groupinstall 'Development Tools'  
sudo yum -y groupinstall 'LibreOffice'

sudo yum -y install gnutls-devel json-c-devel libgcrypt-devel libao-devel faad2-devel libmad-devel libao faad2-libs 

cd /tmp/  
wget http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/pianobar-2012.12.01.tar.bz2  
tar -xvf pianobar-2012.12.01.tar.bz2  
cd pianobar-2012.12.01  
make  
sudo make install

# Disabled Gnome 3 Animations on my slow i3 https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/119/disable-window-animations/

Yes as you can see it’s pretty much Pandora (pianobar) and LibreOffice but that’s good right? Not a lot needed. Last but not least was an Apache Sandbox which I posted a while back, http://www.andrewklau.com/lamp-and-selinux-on-centos-6-3/

Didn’t take long and now I’m back to 90% efficiency.. good enough.

And almost forgot, LibreOffice if you aren’t using US date standards eg. MM/DD/YY go into LibreOffice –> Tools –> Options –> Languages and change your locale settings. Made a whole lot of sense when I was wondering why my dates were all wrong.

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