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Fedora Solved has been created by concerned peers in the Fedora Community to bring quality HOW-TO solutions to the Community. These are members of the Community who want to see the best solutions find its way into the hands of the Community. Members may include site maintainers, Fedora Project contributors, and interested users like you.

Install Solutions

How Much Space?
This is a Small Guide on How Much Space you should reserve for your Fedora Core installation, and where to allocate the space. Of Course, this will not be valid for 100% of cases, but is a general frame.
FIX: Intel 965P based motherboards
When installing Fedora you may encounter a kernel panic in the very beginning of the process. This is something experienced in other GNU/Linux distributions as well and it is related to incorrect identification of the 965P as G965 (kernel issue).
A new /home
How to separate "/home" from "/" on an existing Fedora LVM default install. This allows future fresh reinstalls (VS upgrades) to be performed without having to first backup /home, and it also allows future LVM flexibility in that the system does not need to be taken offline again because the root filesystem is now optimally resized.

Network Solutions

iptables Howto
A Howto on using iptables to configure your firewall
Fix problems of miscellaneous network services
A bug in anaconda and another in system-config-network can lead to a broken /etc/hosts file. This results in various networking services not starting or otherwise missbehaving.
Networking Fundamentals

Peripheral Solutions

Canon Pixma iP1500
This article focuses on the step-by-step process on installing printer driver for iP1500, but may also apply to iP1000, iP2200 and iP4200, with some minor changes in the procedure.
Configuring a 5 Button Intellimouse to work in FC
Configuring an advanced input device like this Intellimouse with 5 buttons can be tricky. While this method was tested on Fedora Core 4 it should work on other versions of Fedora Core and could also be modified for other Linux distributions.
Using akmods
How & why to use rpmfusion's "automagical" source akmods instead of regular binary kmods (kernel modules).

Server Solutions

iptables Howto
A Howto on using iptables to configure your firewall
Installing Zope+Plone on Fedora
This guide will help you set up your own Plone site using Zope and Apache on Fedora Core. Zope is capable of acting as a standalone server, but we use Apache and its URL rewriting engine (mod_rewrite) to give us more power and flexibility.
Postfix Mail Server
This howto explains how to setup postfix with features such as tls encryption, smtp auth, content filtering, spam protection, virus protection and grey listing. This howto uses postfix, amavisd-new, spam assassin, clamav and sqlgrey. Most of which are in Fedora Extras. Work is also being done to make sure all are in Fedora Extras soon.

Post-Install Solutions

Installing Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client on Fedora 8
The Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Client is a remote access client that allows people to connect to applications available on central servers. The purpose of this how-to is to resolve the "missing dependency : libXm.so.3" problem that you face when attempting to install it on Fedora 8.
Setting Up Bittorrent and Bittorrent-Gui
BitTorrent is a client application for the torrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol created by programmer Bram Cohen. BitTorrent is designed to widely distribute large amounts of data without incurring the corresponding consumption in server and bandwidth resources (and typically, monetary fees attracted as a result of that). The original BitTorrent application is written in Python and its source code has been released under the BitTorrent Open Source License (a modified version of the Jabber Open Source License), as of version 4.0. The name "BitTorrent" refers to the distribution protocol, the original client application, and the .torrent file type.
Configuring SUDO
It is a known fact that operating a computer as administrator (or root in linux) is very bad. This How-To covers how to configure and use sudo to perform commands as root, allowing you to do what you need to do, and still behaving like a moderately responsible person. There are two parts: part one is configuring sudo to allow users in the group "wheel" to run commands as root. Part two is adding users to the "wheel" group. Allowing users to run commands as root without first requiring a password is a potentially dangerous thing. Extra care should be taken if you choose to let sudo run without a password.

Security Solutions

iptables Howto
A Howto on using iptables to configure your firewall
Securing SSH
This howto outlines a few extra steps that can be taken to further secure a SSH server, chiefly from the constant onslaught of automated brute-force password attacks.
SELinux Module Building
Building modules for SELinux to allow specific actions. This also covers the basic concept(s) of testing if SELinux is the culprit. This howto is specific to Fedora Core 5.

Browser Solutions

Netbeans IDE install
This will show how to install the opensource Java IDE Netbeans. One of the more popular and easy to install IDE's with lots of additional features.
Speed Up Firefox
A tweak to Firefox to allow it to load pages quicker, utilizing multiple connections to a single site.
How to install Songbird on Fedora
Songbird is a web browser/ media player and a lot more. It is from Mozilla so it has to be one of the best. Although it is not yet released officially, we can take a sneek peek of Songbird. This HOWTO will guide you through the installation steps required to get Songbird running.

Gaming Solutions

Installing Steam Using Wine
This howto covers Installing Steam onto your Fedora using Wine.
Finity Flight II
This will install Finity Flight II Episode III: Beast's Wish. However this howto applies to all Finity Flight II Episodes I-III.

Video Solutions

Installing and running AIGLX on Fedora
This how to will take you through the steps to install Aiglx using the Nvidia drivers version 1.0.9626.
fixing refresh problems with nvidia and compiz in fedora 10
the latest drivers seem to work just fine, but i found some of my firefox tabs not refreshing upon switching and my terminal windows not displaying all the text. i found this fix in the nvidia forums...
Removing the nVidia Binary Installer and Replacing it with Kernel Modules
At times new users are poorly informed and assume the best way to get 3D and added feature support for their nVidia graphics cards is to install the driver as provided by nVidia. We believe this is not the case. We recommend using the kernel modules provided by RPMFusion.

Multimedia Solutions

Audio capture in Skype and other devices
If your skype test call doesn't give your voice back then you may have to enable your "microphone capture" an your "mic boost" devices. Note that this aren't the "microphone" device. This also applies to any other program that need microphone capturing, as the ekiga VoIP service, and is not skype unique feature.
Audacious (formerly known as Beep Media Player)
Audacious or BMP as it was formerly known, is a rewrite of the classic XMMS player with a new, modern interface and various other featurs you would expect from a modern music player. All while keeping true to the lightweight, simple no-nonsense music player ideal. Due to legal issues support for various non-free formats , including mp3 files, aren't included in Audacious by default. You can add support for mp3 by installing an add-on package from third party add-on repository rpm.livna.org
XMMS - a music and MP3 player
XMMS is a lightweight, simple no-nonsense music player. Due to legal issues support for various non-free formats , including mp3 files, aren't included in XMMS by default. You can add support for mp3 by installing an add-on package from third party add-on repository rpm.livna.org
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