Create Fedora 13 local Yum Repository

yumfedora Fedora 13 (Goddard) is out and it’s time to add it to our arsenal of local yum repositories. We all know the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage.

Fedora 13 (Goddard) release notes

This How To will show you a simple yet effective way to create your local Fedora 13 YUM repository and client.

TIP: Distribute your Fedora YUM configuration via your Puppet Master

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Enabling Multimedia support on CentOS 5.5

The CentOS base repository has no way to install the codecs and utilities we need to be able to play an MP3 or watch a DIVX movie. In this guide I will show you how to get all the multimedia support you want, as well as being able to use flash to view flash enabled websites.

Firstly we need to install the RPMForge repository, so that we can get access to all the codecs and applications we need. The repository comes in two flavors, namely 64-bit and 32-bit. Make sure you select the correct repository to install. When in doubt, select 32-bit.

For 32-bit installations (i.e. CentOS 5.x 32-bit installed), enter the following into your console/terminal:
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Installing NVIDIA display drivers on CentOS 5.5

After you have installed CentOS, you see that your Desktop is running quite a bit slower than you expected, everything is jerky and your pretty ticked off at this point in time. What you need is not a psychiatrist, but to install the drivers for your graphics card. This will solve the jerky issues you are having and save you some frustration. This post will show you how to install the NVIDIA drivers on CentOS.

CentOS does not have these drivers available in its default yum repository, so you will first need to add a repository to make the drivers available for installation.
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