November 2009

How to fix Nautilus in Fedora 11 to open new folder in the same window (Single Window mode).

The Nautilus file manager in Fedora is configured in "Spatial Mode" by default. Everytime you open a folder, it will open in seperate window.

To disable this feature, open System->Preferences->File Management
Check the box that marked “Always open in browser windows.”

File Management behavior

How to install Compiz Fusion in Fedora 11

This guide assumes that you have video card that supports 3d acceleration installed in your system.
To install compiz fusion, open up your terminal and type this command:

yum install ccsm compiz-manager compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome fusion-icon-gtk compizconfig-backend-gconf

Then go to System->Preferences->Startup Applications.

Startup Applications

How to install NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver in Fedora 11 using yum

Why install this driver?

Your NVIDIA video card will work on your Fedora box without this driver, however if you want to enable the 3D acceleration (if you want to use Compiz Fsuion) you need to install it.

Which driver to use?

The latest nvidia driver: This is a proprietary driver that works with newer nvidia cards.
The legacy nvidia driver: This is also a proprietary driver, but it works with older nvidia cards.
Current list of Legacy NVIDIA drivers:

  • Legacy version (173.xx series)
  • Legacy version (96.xx series)
  • Legacy version (71.xx series) Note: This driver is not available in RPM Fusion repository.

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You need to identify which nvidia driver is ideal for your video card. Open up your terminal and type this command: