[HOWTO] Get the Fedora 16 wallpaper for Fedora 15

Fedora 16 Alpha is coming out soon and they have selected Fedora 16 wallpaper. Here is how I installed it in Fedora 15:

cd /tmp
wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/verne-backgrounds/15.91.0/1.fc16/noarch/verne-backgrounds-single-15.91.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm
wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/verne-backgrounds/15.91.0/1.fc16/noarch/verne-backgrounds-15.91.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm
rpm -i verne-backgrounds-single-15.91.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm
rpm -i verne-backgrounds-15.91.0-1.fc16.noarch.rpm

Then, select the new wallpaper in background settings.

[HOWTO] Add Minimize, Maximize/Restore buttons in Gnome 3

I am using Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. The window title bars have only a Close button as control button. If you want to add other buttons here is what you need to do.

1. Install Configuration Editor

You can skip to step 2 if you have Configuration Editor installed.
Press Super (Windows) key and type Add/Remove and open Add/Remove Software.
Search for gconf-editor and install it. You may need to wait a while if you are using Add/Remove Software for the first time.

2. Use Configuration Editor to change button layout

Launch Configuration Editor.
In the Configuration Editor navigate to desktop>gnome>shell>windows
Find button_layout and enter the following to add Minimize and Maximize buttons:


If you want Ubuntu-like control box, enter the following instead:


3. Restart Shell or re-login

The changes are not instant. You either need to restart Gnome shell using Alt+F2 > r > ENTER (as reader Elliot pointed out in the comments) or you need to log out and log back in to see the changes.

Hope this helps.

[HOWTO] Install Flash Player in Fedora 15

I just installed Fedora 15 (Desktop i.e. standard) 64 bit and here is how I installed Adobe Flash Player 11b1 64bit version. I launched terminal and typed in the following commands.

su -c 'yum install wget'
cd /tmp
wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplatformruntimes/flashplayer11/flashplayer11_b2_install_lin_64_080811.tar.gz
tar xzvf flashplayer11_b2_install_lin_64_080811.tar.gz
su -c 'cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/'
su -c 'cp -R usr/ /'

Then I restarted Firefox and Flash player is working.
Note: This does not work for 32 bit version of Fedora. For 32-bit version, try this:

rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
yum update
yum install flash-plugin

Hope this helps.