Real Player for Fedora

Download RealPlayer 10.0 GOLD from:

Select: "Advanced Installation RedHat Package"

NOTE: You can have both HelixPlayer and RealPlayer installed, however I recommend using RealPlayer over HelixPlayer. Users of amarok may find HelixPlayer required, if so, leave it.

Check for HelixPlayer:

[mirandam@charon ~]$ rpm -q HelixPlayer


Uninstall HelixPlayer:

[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo rpm -e HelixPlayer

Before installing RealPlayer, make sure to have the compat-libstdc++-33 compatibility libraries installed.

[mirandam@charon downloads]$ sudo yum install compat-libstdc++-33

Install RealPlayer:

[mirandam@charon downloads]$ sudo rpm -ivh RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:RealPlayer ########################################### [100%]

RealPlayer/HelixPlayer Forums:

FC6 - adding "open terminal" to mouse rightclick menu

To get the Open Terminal on the right click menu, install nautilus-open-terminal through yum.

yum install nautilus-open-terminal

This works for FC5 and FC6.

There is also a package called nautilus-actions as well as other add ins for nautilus. If you use yumex and do a search for nautilus, you´ll find them. I´ve never done anything with nautilus-actions, all I know is that you can find it under

System - Preferences - More Preferences

FC6 on nVIDIA grpahicd card ???

hi guys,
I have noticed that many people are having trouble installing fc6 on a desktop with nVIDIA pci graphics card. I had the same problem. Here is the solution to a clean regular install of FC6 on ur comp(with nVIDIA pci graphics card of course).

First of all, let me make a list of the problems

1) The screen goes blank after darwin loader shows up.
2) Cannot install in graphics mode.(Text mode is always there)
3) cannot start xserver automatically.
4) Changing default screen resolutions.

I will tell you step by step procedure as to how i installed fc6 successfully.

Step 1:
Install FC6 in textual mode. You can fix the display settings later-on. Well,all the installation options and configurations are the same as in graphics mode. Only difference is that you have to specify the partition names manually if you wish to manually partition.

After installation, start fc6 in textual mode.(editing kernel parameters of the fc6 loader to this.

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet 3

Login in as a root. Install the nVIDIA graphics card drivers as shown here.

Once the drivers are installed , reboot. Boot into command prompt only. Login as root.
Now you might have to edit xorg.conf file which is located in /etc/X11 directory.

vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Edit the file so that the screen section contains the following code.

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

The values of the modes have to be the same. Once this is done ,take a deep breath.

Step4 :
Now, you will have to edit inittab. Type vim /etc/inittab and edit the file so that it resembles the below screenshot.

[norm@verona3 ~]$ cat /etc/inittab
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.

# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg,
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode

# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)

# 3 - Full multiuser mode

# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)



# System initialization.



Note that, id:5:initdefault is what decides how your system should boot. The above settings indicate that your desktop should boot into X11 automatically.
(Those who are still wondering what X11 is, its the package that contains the necessary drivers to load your graphicd card device.

Thats it guys.. Now your fc6 should boot up normally.

Your screen resolution doesn't go beyond 1024x768 even though your monitor supports it??? well here is a tweak ( which you will laugh at once you have finished doing it!!!!)

At command prompt,type the following.


There you have to go to select your monitor make and wooof! you can change your screen res to max supported by ur monitor. It will require a reboot tho ( or jus logout n re login is suffice!!!)

Ok guys, i think that should do the trick.. All the best... Feelin hungry! so got to go!!! adios..

Effects after exams?!?!?!?!?

"kartheeek, hogi ond liter haaaal thogond baaaa...haaage bartha pudina ,kottambari soppu thogond baa"
" kartheeeek, hogi rooom clean madko..."
"Kartheeek,est hottu computer munde kuthkontya.muurottu comp mundene..ond choooru javabdari illa... manelli en aagtide antha swalpa nu gotilla...(very true words!! usually i come out only for lunch n dinner!!! ha ha me bugger.. am really irresponsible)..."
These are the wonderfull words that come now from my mom!! GOD i missed these words till now.. where were all these words hiding all along! WHY?????
Exams ittu..adakke kanri!!! really felt awkward to sit tight n do ma job (i.e to slog which i neva did) when these (normal n liked) words neva came out of my mom's mouth...
This is life! do work, pass time like a sick dog.. Go where ever you want.. moviezzz, nightout,roaming(no dating thank god!! :p :p Thoughts in mind--- Khanzzzz)
But how long this life???? GOD i miss this life when i join infy this month! who will tell me all thoz words??

Goodbye Engineering... Goodbye BMS !

/*moi status currently : Happy*/
Well well guys, just today i finished my last exam of my engineering life, BMSCE life !!!! Twas the project externs!! went on superbly!! The entire exam lasted for around 20 min. So much for our hard work(puff pant......;0 i know what efforts i have put!! ;) )

/*moi status currently : Thank GOD am still alive*/
All the exams were ok this semester.No high hopes tho!(Am not a guy who scores good marks regularly! But this time i sincerely hope i do....)

/*moi status currently : Thu Thu Thu. Chi Chi Chi*/
Last few months @BMS were terrific(In what sense???? i dun know really! :p).. Had been quite terrific always, as i made into news quite often( hee hee dont ask why n how :p) . Really its quite a relief that those days are over ( Completely over i must say!! GoodBye BIG TIME) .

/*moi status currently : :(*/
But the only regret is that i have to part away with some of the wonderful guys i met in my college life..( pesh,li,bhar,khanzzz,ravi and the list follows to oblivion sry guys had to stop here!! this aint a ack you see :p . and good part is some of my vgood friends aiwa,harsha,katti will be accompanying me on my further journey!!!!!)

/*moi status currently : Very dull.Wanna close all the windows n shut off ma comp*/
Well i take leave here guys! Really glad that i finished my engineering. Preparing to take a big leap without knowing where i will land.. Wish me luck! :)

MAC OS X - Dual boot with XP

Note: Credit goes to original poster PANIC on Wiki Project.

Notice: It is highly recommended that you have an alternative OS install CD in the case of a failed OSX install.

This Is a simple guide to create a "Quick and Easy" dual boot system. It will use the integrated boot selector from Darwin... You will need:

1. (Surely) Mac OS X 10.4.6 JAS Install DVD (on a DVD-R not RW!)

2. (Surely) A PC with a compatible DVD drive (to install OS X, it's necessary!)

3. (Maybe!) Windows XP Install CD

4. (To avoid criticism of this guide) be sure OSX can run on your computer before attempting anything like a dual boot!

It's simple and quite easy to understand but you must either:

a. Start from scratch with an empty HDD (longest but easiest and requires item 3)

b. Partition your disk with a program (as I don't use these, I will not cover them here; there is sufficient info on that elsewhere)

c. Start from an already partitioned Win XP system with sufficient space to install OS X on an unused partition. This "Quick and Easy" Solution took 25 minutes for me to get OS X installed and running with a boot selector (installation of OS X included!).

To start, you should have two system partitions with at least 10 GB each to get comfortable with Virtual Memory (both OS), the hibernation sleep mode of Windows and the bunch of program you will install to use your PC/Mac to work/play/whatever. Important: A partition must start below the 1024 cylinder on the disk to be bootable. Make sure the partition designated for OS X starts below the 1024 boundary.

We will start from scratch; others (case b and c) will get onboard later.


First of all, put your Windows XP Install CD in the drive.

-When the installer will ask your where to install Windows, select your HDD and create one partition of at least 10 GB for Windows XP and keep space (but do not allocate it for now) for an OS X partition of at least the same size. Use FAT 32 for Win XP System because OS X can read/write on these drives but not on NTFS (read only). Leave the rest of the disk unused. (To be honest you could even set up the entire HDD from Win XP install but it's easier from OS X).

-Install Windows on the partition you just created, Windows will always make the install partition the active partition and then boot from there.

2. Setup Windows (The longer part!)

3. (we take case b. and c. people here!)

Put the OS X Install DVD in the drive (Yes, really!)

-When you are at the installation menu, choose from the menu Utilities -> Disc Utility.

-Then choose your disk and then select your unused Space and setup your drive from here and select the Journaled MacOS format for your drives. (I will not explain the use of the "Disc Utility" so look for guides about it but I say that this utility is VERY user friendly)

-When you setup, make sure that your Mac OS X drive is set to PRIMARY because if it's not the case, the computer will not boot on that partition! Also, put a label in the label section without special characters such as é à ù or "space" because it will be easier to call from the command line.

-Then, be sure to have your partition mounted (it's said somewhere, but I don't really remember) as you will need to access it from the terminal.

-Quit the Disk Utility, this will get you directly to the install menu.

The next step is needed when you use the darwin bootloader (gave me the problem that i didn't have time to select my OS (chain0 method works fine))

-Then select, from the menu, Utilities -> Terminal. You will get to the tiny command line of Darwin (as someone said: don't panic, the terminal is your friend!)

-Then type: "diskutil list" (as always, without quotes). Keep note of the EXACT DISK/PARTITION where your MacOSX partition is, it will be something like: disk0s2 (Disk 0, partition #2 here).

-Then type "fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0". The 0 is the number following the "disk" in disk0s2. Hint for the Noobs: replace the number, here 0, with YOUR OWN MacOSX disk number!

Note: you will be in the sub command prompt of the fdisk program.

-Then type "p", it will list the partitions of this HDD. Verify the number of your MacOSX partition just be sure that it will be your OS X system partition and not another you will make active. The active partition (here Win XP) will be identified with an "*".

-Type: "f 2" where the 2 is the partition # in the "disk0s2". Hint for the Noobs: replace the number, here 2, with YOUR OWN MacOSX partition number!

This will mark your partition as the active partition for the boot sequence at PC start-up.

-Type: "write" to write your changes (it will ask you if it's OK to set the changes on the next reboot, indeed, say Yes).

-Type: "exit" to exit fdisk program.

-Type: "exit" to exit Terminal.

-Close terminal with Command (ALT)-Q.

-Install OS X with the right options for your PC (go the install FAQ to get some info on that). Reboot and upgrade with the update pack to 10.4.8 or 10.4.7.

-If you have a dual core cpu then you have to disable one core. You can do this in the Bios. (updated by joost :)

-Reboot and enjoy the boot menu of Darwin when you press F8 while booting. You can select any OS and voilà!

Note 1: If your boot is too fast and prevents you from choosing your boot partition, then you should edit your file to wait a little bit before booting.

To do so, go in terminal and:

-Type "sudo -s"

-Type "cd /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/"

-Type "pico"

add (or replace the number if the strings exist)



exit pico by pressing CTRL-X

Answer Y to save the file

-Type "exit" to exit sudo

-Type exit to close the terminal

reboot to check

This will make your OS wait 8 sec. before booting. You can change the time to your convenience. Other tricks of the boot option can be seen here.

Note 2: The Boot loader of Darwin is accessible by pressing F8 before the white start screen, by default, there is an 8 sec. delay. It looks like a command line, but you can select your starting partition with the up and down arrow keys. It's a real boot loader for the volume you are on; it can select any partition to start. Also, there is NO need to change your active partition once set on the OSX partition, the boot loader will transfer execution to the partition you select but will retain its ability to be the active partition on the HDD (the first one to be read on the boot sequence).

In case it goes wrong and the partition doesn't boot, just access the terminal from the DVD and repeat the Terminal procedure with the right partition. But to be sure it's not because your partition is not a primary one, delete it with the Disk Utility of OS X to the "unused space" state and create it again, just in case.

Also, if OS X doesn't boot at all on your PC, then your PC would be unstartable. Just put the DVD in the machine and repeat the Terminal procedure to change the starting partition to Win XP, but this should be an unlikely event as you are able to boot from the DVD.

Notes 3: It could certainly work for more OS like Linux, OS2, DOS or any obscure OS but I haven't tried, so I could not write it here, but as the Boot selector seems quite flexible, it should work.

Orkut Orkut !! Is it doing any good?? I seriously doubt it..

Hey guys, got yet another reason to say orkut is doing some great blunders ( amidst the so-called good things done by it!!!!)
Here is a rip-off of a news that caught my attention some days back..

MANISH THAKUR was arrested by the Police from a hotel room in Andheri. Was it a case of ‘crime of passion’ or was it the fake posturing over the net on Thakur’s part that lured Koushambi into such a deadly web, one from which she’d never come out.
Koushambi Layek, a 24-year old software professional working for TCS would have never expected that she could have ever faced such a brutal death.
Koushambi met Thakur, a navy officer, online two years back and the story goes like this. Manish, in spite of being married lured her to marry him. Koushambi had informed her family, but they advised her against it. Their relationship continued and the police suspect that he might have murdered her because she denied marrying him. Manish tried to convince her several times that he will divorce his wife to marry her. In fact, he had not informed her initially that he was married. Her body was found in a pool of blood in a hotel room in Andheri. They had checked in as Mr. and Mrs. Thakore on May 12. She had been killed on Sunday night and by Monday afternoon the hotel employees found her body. By then Manish had sneaked away.
Police confirmed that this murder was preplanned. This is because Manish was already carrying a chopper and a gun with him. They also suspect that he might have shot her in her sleep. The latest updates on CNN-IBN say that after shooting her (through a pillow to avoid noise of the gunshot! and he had also turned up the TV volume), Manish wanted to chop her into pieces. But, he couldn’t and stayed on for almost five hours drinking a whole bottle of whisky.
Now where does orkut come into picture: Both of them had their profiles on orkut!
Condolences are pouring into her scrapbook ( and some "great wishes" into his (! Using this site, the police tracked the killer at Vasco (in Goa).
I was shocked to see the testimonial written by a girl to her future killer:
Koushambi: Well, what to say about this guy... He is a really caring and loving guy... He is amazing, awesome and friendly. I need not describe him, as anyone close to him must surely be aware of his abilities. He is an all rounder.. Be it in the field of studies, sports or music. He is a champo...Don’t u think so???
According to her, he seemed to be intelligent - an all rounder - well his so-called intelligence killed her!

Does this sound somewhat familiar??? yeah yeah you are right. a similar thing happnd some time back too. Now guys, who is to be blamed?? (The girl and) The boy?? or the ORKUT?

May be evn now you aren't convinced that orkut is a waste of time,energy etc... and changing the response of the younger generation drastically!!

I came across a profile on orkut. A profile that belonged to a 14 year old girl.. Guess the stats? 100% sexy,etc blah blah 5000 odd scraps and all bloody sh***y so called hi-fi slangs! Is this the direction that the girl should be heading??? WAKE UP PPL!!!!!!!

Inspite of all these, they(you) curse the IT company management n school/colleges for banning ORKUT!! If they are doing any good thing, i say its this move!!

P.S : You donot require ORKUT to survive.. Just give it a push and move on !!

Why Russians are good in the game of CHESS !!!

This is a wonderful story about a man from Russia n here it goes.......

After months of negotiation with the authorities, a Talmudist from Odessa (in Russia) was granted permission to visit Moscow. He boarded the train and found an empty seat. At the next stop a young man got on and sat next to him. The scholar looked at the young man and thought:
This fellow doesn't look like a peasant, and if he isn't a peasant he probably comes from this district. If he comes from this district, then he must be Jewish because this is, after all, a Jewish district.

On the other hand, if he is a Jew, where could he be going? I'm the only Jew in our district who has permission to travel to Moscow.

Ahh? But just outside Moscow there is a little village called Samvet, and Jews don't need special permission to go there. But why would he be going to Samvet?

He's probably going to visit one of the Jewish families there, but how many Jewish families are there in Samvet? Only two - the Bernsteins and the Steinbergs. The Bernsteins are a terrible family, and a nice looking fellow like him must be visiting the Steinbergs. But why is he going?
The Steinbergs have only daughters, so maybe he's their son-in-law.

But if he is, then which daughter did he marry? They say that Sarah married a nice lawyer from Budapest, and Esther married a businessman from Zhitomer, so it must be Sarah's husband. Which means that his name is Alexander Cohen, if I'm not mistaken. But if he comes from Budapest, with all the anti-Semitism they have there, he must have changed his name.

What's the Hungarian equivalent of Cohen? Kovacs. But if they allowed him to change his name, he must have some special status. What could it be? A doctorate from the University.

At this point the scholar turns to the young man and says, "How do you do, Dr. Kovacs?"

"Very well, thank you, sir." answered the startled passenger. But how is it that you know my name?"

"Oh," replied the Talmudist, "it was obvious."

k-Multimedia Player

Iwas lookin for a player which 'd allow me to play any video n audio with no HEADACHE od installing codecs( but man-o-man, it was fun searching for codecs and installing them individually)

Dunno if its luck or co-incidence, i came across KMplayer(korean multimedia player). Its jus awesome. Sound quality is superb. It has almost all the codecs(except Real codec as far as i noticed) and it has got some amazing features..

U can make the player as an active desktop application i.e the player will be like a wallpaper,Just a dynamic one (press shift+enter while playing. This might not work on vista desktops and wide screen monitors in laptops).

You can take screenshots with the hotkey ctrl+a (this feature is not unique though) and you can record the movie audio as a mp3 with the hotkey alt+a .

You just use this n will feel like ditching VLC( or GOM or divx player :P) .
You can download this here.

fc6 notes....

Installing nVIDIA drivers.
rpm -ivh
rpm --import
yum install kmod-nvidia

ntfs support.
yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs
//in the dled dir
rpm -ivh fuse* ntfs*
//use fdisk to chk partitions and create mount points first
mount /dev/hda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -o umask=0222
//R/W access
mount /dev/hda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -rw -o umask=0000

P.S : This is why i say linux rules..and it goes without saying.....
If you are struck in windows, re-boot
If you are struck in linux, be-root!!!!!