Perfect Foresight Linux
I will show you how to get the latest stuff in your Foresight Linux.
As for now, we can call it a perfect Foresight Linux.
We will erase these applications:
Firefox (will be installed again)
Gnome-do (+ do-plugins)
We will install these applications:
vlc (+firefox plugin)
You will get newer applications and they have more features than the applications we are removing. The system will feel more updated and will be alot more updated. And you can call it for the perfect foresight linux.
A bit of explanation
Firefox > Firefox
Just changing to a newer firefox that’s not available in fl:2-devel label.
Evolution > Claws-mail
Evolution is useful, but many bugs have been spotted and fixed in newer versions. as we are still using gnome2, then we can change application instead.
Don’t forget to look at: HOWTO – Setup Claws-mail the best way
OpenOffice > LibreOffice
To get more recent version and use LibreOffice instead.
Gedit > Medit
Medit is heavily customized and can either make it very thin or very powerful. Also remembers the documents you had opened before.
Galctool > Galculator
Get a fresh calculator instead.
Transmission > Qbittorrent
A nicer layout and more updated torrent application.
Totem > Vlc
Vlc can handle alot more and more popoular than totem. Also easier to find help if needed. Also we will use vlc as playback for some videos in firefox.
Let’s get started
We are asuming you are using gnome and fl:2-devel label. Make sure you are using latest updated system, or npapi-vlc won’t be available and you end up with a error that it doesn’t exist. So we start to make sure we are updated.
sudo conary updateall
To find out if you are using fl:2-qa or fl:2-devel label, open terminal and write:
conary q group-gnome-dist --labels
Now you can see if it has fl:2-qa or fl:2-devel in the line.
[tforsman@localhost ~]$ conary q group-gnome-dist --labels
If you need to change to development label, read this.
Now we will edit your system-model file.
Let’s start with open the file,
sudo gedit /etc/conary/system-model
How the file should look like
I added a file here to see how it should look like: system-model
If you run 32bit system, change the name of firefox-64 to firefox-32 instead.
Save your system-model file and close it. You shouldn’t change anything above the comments line that starts with #
Now update your system.
sudo conary updateall
All done. Now you got a bit more updated system with common applications you probably use. So now you have a perfect foresight linux system
Also some users doesn’t like banshee. You might want to do something with that one.
sudo conary erase banshee banshee-community-extensions
Then install something smaller.
sudo conary install guayadeque
Maybe you need some more applications to get going.
Wine – To install windows applications.
Dropbox – A cloud based storage.
Teamviewer – To get help from me?
Spotify – To play music from an application
To install all of those, open terminal and write:
sudo conary install wine wine-gecko dropbox teamviewer spotify
This is only based on what I think you should do with your Foresight system. So you can exclude some applications, if you want.
But I call my system perfect foresight linux system
If you feel like I’m missing something. Feel free to comment about it.