Guides to Help with Fedora 8 Install

The Unofficial Fedora FAQ:


A Huge Collection of Tutorials and How-To’s:


Automated Scripts for Multimedia, Drivers, and More!*


*If I may suggest, when I used the script, it really messed up my repositories and such, so I had to install Fedora 8 again and start from ground-up. Use the my-guides link instead to get multimedia and the such.

Misc and My Own Guides:

VirtualBox :

I put together a tutorial on how to get VirtualBox running. It’s located here:


Turn Fedora 8 into your own web server:

If you’re interested, I’ve put together a tutorial on how I setup my Fedora 8 box to run my own website/server. Follow this link.

Sessions Menu Shortcut:

I wanted to simply add pidgin to a list of startup programs and I couldn’t find the “Sessions” link in the System menu like I was familiar to, so I added a new menu item using the Menu Editor called “Sessions” with the command “gnome-sessions-properties”.

Avant Window Navigator:

This is proving to be a tougher one to install. The main program is easy to install by just using “yum install avant-window-navigator” but “awn-core-applets” are more difficult because of a dependency problem with libwnck-1.so.18 (error message is “Missing Dependency: libwnck-1.so.18 is needed by package awn”). I havn’t figured out the dependency problem yet, but here’s a guide that might help:


Sound in Flash Applications (Like YouTube):

This seems to be a pretty random problem, but the solution is easy. Just install the “libflashsupport” package. This is also documented in my other post “How to Fix the No Sound Issue in Firefox“.

Command Line (CLI) Auto Complete:

In fedora, I missed having the auto complete feature for when I wanted to run a command like “yum install package”. By installing the “bash-completion” package, I’m now able to type tab and it will finish the rest of the command for me (“yum ins[tab] pack[tab]”).

The package “bash-completion” can be found here:


You may or may not need to run this command:

. /etc/bash_completion

Getting the Good Repositories:

The livna and kirov repositories have a ton of goodies in them.

su -
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~admiller/repo/pub/kirov.repo
rpm --import http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~admiller/repo/pub/RPM-GPG-KEY-Kirov

wget http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm && sudo install livna-release-8.rpm

Get dvd-slideshow for Fedora 8:

I really had to search for this one while trying to install mandvd and manslide. I found it here on SourceForge.net named dvd-slideshow-0.8.0-1.noarch.rpm

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There's 5 Comments So Far

  • Zyark
    November 14th, 2007 at 1:10 am


    happy awning!

  • sendderek
    November 14th, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Thanks a bunch Zyark! I appreciate that.

    Unfortunately, I still have the same dependency issue using the Kirov repo.

  • Tom Sullivan
    November 24th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    I am also unable to install awn-applets-core on Fedora 8 and I am getting the same dependency error, that libwnck-1.so.18 is required. The source of the problem seems to be that libwnck-1.so.22 is installed with Fedora 8.

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