Autoten An Easy Way To Install Software In Fedora

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One of the main reasons I use Linux is availability of Software Repositories. Having all the software you need in one place saves you having to trawl the web to find the program you’re missing. It also means the software has been independently checked and digitally signed by the distro’s developers, making it almost impossible to pick up a root-kitted version.

But Unfortunately Fedora‘s package manager Package-kit was not that much user friendly or efficient as the package managers available in Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I found it very difficult to find the software required especially proprietary ones like the multimedia codecs etc. Then I found a nice little tool called autoten.

Autoten is a nifty application which makes installing proprietary codecs & other proprietary stuff a piece of cake on your Fedora system. It does the same things which Easy Life does in a way which is similar to Easy Life. Autoten should ideally be run after your first install so that your system is ready for multimedia playback including mp3, mp4, mkv etc. Autoten is available for 32bit & 64 bit Fedora and Omega Linux.

Once installed it will provide you with whole bunch of options to choose from. In Fedora 14 you will get a screen shot like this.

Autoten for Fedora 32bit and 64bit

As you can see there are lot of software to choose from. By using the same tool one can uninstall the softwares installed using autoten.

To install auto ten just type follow these steps:

  1. Type su in the terminal and press enter.  It will ask for the root password. Provide the root password.
  2. rpm -Uvh http://dnmouse.org/autoten-5.2-2.fc14.noarch.rpm.

Enter the above command and the rest will be taken care by the Operating system itself. After installing Autoten icon can be found on the desktop or alternatively you can find it in System Tools —–> Autoten.

 

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About aronnirmal

A student pursuing Masters in Compter Applications. Intrested in Linux, Computer Hardware and networking,eco-enviorment related issues and politics.

Posted on December 7, 2010, in linux, Open source and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. hi,this is umesha
    when i type the above command i got the below msg

    ” Retrieving http://dnmouse.org/autoten-5.2-7.fc14.noarch.rpm
    curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404
    error: skipping http://dnmouse.org/autoten-5.2-7.fc14.noarch.rpm – transfer failed”

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