Archive for June, 2009

Vista SP1 32 bits = Nightmare

June 25, 2009

Last week I got a new hard drive, bigger faster, until this point everything was ok. I backup all of my data on an external drive. Then I decided to install everything (Vista and Fedora) again in my dual boot system.

I installed both operational systems, restored  my backup, installed all the programs I like to use until Vista asked me to install the update “Vista Service Pack 1 – SP1”, bad decision 😦 Thinking in security I accepted the update, then I got the first error. Looks not usual, then Vista asked me “try again?”  Then mistakenly I clicked in this button 😦 bad for me. After this update my windows stop working and did not allowed me even to start my system.

Then I got the recovery disks that come with my laptop, bad disks these ones. They erased all of my partitions erasing the bugged Windows Vista, but as a bonus erasing my Linux system that until this moment has worked with perfection in my system.

Now time to install everything again and again and disabled the automatic updates from Vista, from now all Vista updates will be verified one by one before I install then again.

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Fedora 11 x64 – Flash Plugin for Firefox 3.5

June 17, 2009

Installing flash plugin for firefox in a x64 bits system

1) Go to the adobe website:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

2) Download the tar ball  libflashplayer-10.0.22.87.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

3) Uncompress the tar ball

$ tar  -zxvf   libflashplayer-10.0.22.87.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz

4) Copy the file libflashplayer.so in to the folder /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/

5) Restart you firefox and enjoy

*If you still have some questions about the flash install on FC11, go to the fedora project website http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash

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Fedora 11 Guides

June 17, 2009

Two interesting links about post installations of FC11:

http://www.fedoraguide.info/

http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/view/161/26/

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