Fedora 12 configuration notes

First thing to do is resize the Terminal window. This is critical.
Edit the following line in the file /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm:

:co#76:it#8:li#61:\

Toggle 'hide buttons' for the menu bars to make them fit nicely. Good. OCD moment over.


Then perform updates (generally ~600Mb)

yum update

Remove desktop icons:

yum install gconf-editor
gconf-editor

And then navigate to apps -> nautilus -> desktop, and untick things.


Install emacs:

yum install emacs


Launching without X window running (runlevel 3):

From root, edit the file /etc/inittab, replacing the line:

d:5:initdefault

to

d:3:initdefault

To start X from the command line, use startx

To revert to X from inside runlevel 3:

/sbin/init 5

To end X session and return to command line:

killall X

Setting up network connections for runlevel 3 requires the following lines to be included in the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcg-wlan0:

DEVICEC=wlan0
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
MODE=Managed
TYPE=Wireless
ESSID=
RATE=54Mb/s

For Atheros cards the ath5k kernal is now included as part of the default generic wext kernal.

Typing and design by Gib Hemani

2010-02-24 12:18:00

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