Is your eclipse working in Fedora 15?

Just after I updated my server to Fedora 15, I found out that eclipse is crashing when code/content assist comes up. I started searching in internet for a solution and got many with a lot not fixing my issue. Finally, I figured out why.. Its due to the new libwebkit!

With lot and lot of changes in Gnome 3, they also managed to change the name of libwebkit to libwebkitgtk. Obviously, eclipse can’t know this (like the other tons of application struggling in Gnome 3).

So to make your eclipse work with Code assist without crashing, do the following

  1. Create a symbolic link for libwebkit
    ln -s /usr/lib/libwebkitgtk-1.0.so.0 /usr/lib/libwebkit-1.0.so.2
    or whatever version of libwebkit you have
  2. Add org.eclipse.swt.browser.UseWebKitGTK=true to eclipse.ini or config.ini of eclipse

I hope this helps.
See ya!

UPDATE : eclipse.ini works only with fedora versions prior to 16. For everything else, please update to config.ini

Data Description (dd) aka Data Destroyer

Want to create bootable usb sticks or pen drives? There is an easy way to do it, by using dd command.
dd stands for Data Description which is a low level copying command that does copying through raw data. By means of raw data, it has the power to clone the boot tables found in your iso cd/dvd images.

Syntax:
dd if=[source_iso] of=[device]

Just be careful while specifying input and output parameters! if is INPUT and of is OUTPUT. This command is nicknamed ‘Data Destroyer’, reversing the parameters will result in loss of some or all data in disk.

Example
dd if=~/Download/boot.iso of=/dev/sdc

You can use findfs command to know your usb device name
findfs LABEL="DEVICE_LABEL"

I have already cautioned you. Please be careful while using this dd command. Be feared of ‘Data Destroyer’ 🙂

Gwib your tweets!

Started using Gwibber, few days ago. Its a microbloggin client. I quite liked it. Very simple. Easy to use.
It supports Twitter, Facebook, Statusnet, FriendFeed, etc.
If you have seen my twitter status, you might have noticed it.
Gwibber is in fedora repo. Just useyum install gwibberto install.
Don’t forget to enable editor in menu or else you will be wondering how to tweet 🙂

Installing Google Chrome in Fedora

Recently, Google has released its own chromium build for fedora. You can get it here This will add Google’s repository into your system to keep chrome up to date.

However, if you don’t want to add Google’s repo and want to stick to premium fedora builds, you can follow below method.

Tom ‘spot’, Fedora engineering manager has his own repo, in which he maintains Chrome packages for fedora and are always up to date. Its available for Fedora 10, 11 and 12.

To install chromium in this way, first you need to create a new repo.

Login as root and then
vim /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

If you are a GUI guy, then
gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

Add up the following lines into file:
[chromium]
name=Chromium Packages
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

That’s it! Now yum it
yum install chromium

If all done for success, your chrome browser is ready to browse. Find chrome in application menu -> internet.

Enjoy Google’s Chrome! Try not to give monoploy to Google 🙂