Saturday, January 14, 2012


First for using wordpress fedora we need to install apache(httpd)server,mysqld,php

yum install httpd
yum install mysql mysql-server
yum install php phpmyadmin

check the status of httpd and mysql

service httpd status
service mysql status

add both to startup

chkconfig httpd on
chkconfig mysql on

if needed restart stop and start the both services
service httpd restart
service mysql restart

any problem with httpd use -t to get the reason

httpd -t

type in the browser localhost to get fedora defaul page

go to /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf and comment all the lines

now downlaod the wordpress form there site

cd /tmp

now decompress the fileto /var/www/html/

tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz -C /var/www/html

change the privilage of the folder by

chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/

now we need to create database

create user user_name identified by password
create database database_name;
grand all on database_name to user_name;
flush privilages;

now go to borwser and type localhost/wordpress to get the configuration file of the wordpress

database: database_name

and click next

to finish installing giving mail id username and password

if the config file is not made open the file /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php and make the need changed u will get the code to replace for the config not created page and save the page as wp-config.php

Friday, January 13, 2012


First make the google repo file(google.repo) and copy it in /etc/yum.repo.d/

and later run

yum install google-chrome-stable

content of google.repo file should be a below

name=Google - x86_64

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

AUTO PLUS for fedora


This is a simple program to make life easier and quicker for installing (also can unistall) those much needed extra's in fedora,
To install just copy below in a terminal (When asked for a password it is the root password required)

install / uninstall Adobe Flash, codecs, Google Earth, Skype, Sun Java, VirtualBox, WinFF, Imagination, Cinelerra, Hugin Panorama Creator, Lightscribe, Dropbox, extra backgrounds and sudo with or without password for current user. And of course, it also adds all the repositories required to install these applications.

su -c 'yum -y --nogpgcheck install'

If required here is the signing key(not necessary)

su -c 'rpm --import'

taken from

Installing malayalam font in Fedora

  1. yum remove lohit-malayalam

  2. yum install scim-lang-malayalam

  3. su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update im-chooser'

  4. yum install ibus yum install smc-fonts*

download swanalekha-ml-1-1.fc8.i386.rpm from 

  1. rpm -i swanalekha-ml-1-1.fc8.i386.rpm 

  2. yum update pango libic

  3. yum install aspell-ml swanalekha-ml

  4. yum install smc-fonts-malayalam xkeyboard-config dhvan NOW go to applications and select "select input method" and select ibus and its done

Monday, January 2, 2012

how to install firefox in fedora

first add the following repos to the yum by following the steps

first become root with su command and put the following 2 commands to download new rpm fusion in terminal

  1. rpm -Uvh

  2. rpm -Uvh

now try

yum list firefox

if rpm fusion is installed correctly it wiil display current version of firefox installed and available updates

then to update

yum update firefox


its doneee