Installing MySql Workbench in Fedora

MySQL Workbench is a nice GUI frontend tool for MySql.

First, to install it i downloaded the rpm package from MySql website. Then i tried installing it by using the rpm installer found by default
in my system. However there were some dependency problems and so it didnt get installed.

Then i found the following tip at
yum localinstall mysql-workbench-whatever.rpm
It was said that the above command would resolve and install the dependencies.But that failed too!

finally in the same website i found another tip to get through the installation. Just execute the following commands:

rpm -Uvh remi-release-11.rpm
yum –enablerepo=remi install mysql-workbench

and yes! finally i succeeded 🙂

Then i found something else interesting: Navicat

You can download and use the non-commercial edition for free. Get it <here>

Easy way to install fonts in Fedora

This font installation procedure was tested successful in Fedora. As a matter of fact it works fine in all otherLinux distros too 😉

After an unsuccessful desperate attempt to install Microsoft fonts in Fedora i started to think over easier ways of installing other fonts.
I found one well known solution and applied the same  to the Windows fonts (and yes
i am running a dual boot of Win7 and Fedora11).

The trick is as follows:

First, Copy the purchased Windows fonts from your Windows disk onto Fedora. If you choose to install the fonts only for the current user then move the fonts to .fonts directory in the user directory.
Else if you want the fonts to be available to all the users you must move the downloaded fonts to /usr/share/fonts

Moving the fonts to /usr/share/fonts
1. Open
2. cd <location where you have placed the font>
example. $ cd Desktop/
3. mv <fontname> /usr/share/fonts/
example. $ mv fertigo.TTF /usr/share/fonts/

4. Log out and then login , open any editor and see the fonts in action.
Enjoy 🙂

Extra info:

  • Have a look at my favourite list of professional fonts <here>

  • Also  note that if you plan to install the fonts only for the current user then move the fonts to .fonts directory in the home folder(View menu —> show hidden files).

If that directory does not  exist then create one yourself.

  • If you have installed the xfs fontserver (it is not installed by default in Fedora 11), then run the following code to reload it:

su -c ‘/sbin/service xfs reload’


su -c ‘/etc/init.d/xfs reload’

Installing Chrome and Safari browser in Ubuntu

Hi folks !

I have found two great links. One is a video tutorial on installing Safari browser in Ubuntu 9.10, which can be accessed <here>. The other is a step by step instruction with screenshots on installing Google chrome browser in Ubuntu, Suse, Debian, and Fedora, which could be read <here>.

Enjoy reading and do pass this tip to your colleagues who share a common interest.