Install Oracle Java SDK on Fedora 18

Download the RPM for the 64 bit version from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html Next install it on your computer by typing in a terminal window: # yum localinstall jdk*.rpm <enter> Once that is done, you need to now set up the alternatives to the OpenJDK version that is on your system. To change the alternatives, follow the steps … Continue reading Install Oracle Java SDK on Fedora 18

Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Install Bumblebee with Nvidia driver on Fedora 18. This gives a few benefits, where you reduce overheating and get improved battery backup time. You also get to use the Nvidia Optimus graphics driver with optirun. Do the following steps: # ln -s /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ <enter> # echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf <enter> # dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname … Continue reading Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580