CentOS 5.4 Live Screenshot

Yes.. CentOS 5.4 has been released..!!

Managed to download LiveCD iso instead of i386 DVD iso..

Connection somehow not “up to the expectation” [thestar.com.my] ..
so have to wait about another 13hours to complete DVD iso direct download.. 🙂

By the way.. let’s see the Screenshot from the CentOS 5.4 Live..

(Firefox 3.0.12 look like the same.. )

I did this to test my notebook , Dell Latitude D630 ..

someone said it would have problem for nvidia based graphic card..

but when I just put in CD ..

boot up from LiveCD..

Gnome work flawlessly ..

with the /etc/X11/xorg.conf generated as below :

[[email protected] tmp]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
        Option      "LeftEdge" "120"
        Option      "RightEdge" "830"
        Option      "TopEdge" "120"
        Option      "BottomEdge" "650"
        Option      "FingerLow" "14"
        Option      "FingerHigh" "15"
        Option      "MaxTapMove" "110"
        Option      "VertScrollDelta" "20"
        Option      "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
        Option      "MinSpeed" "0.3"
        Option      "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nv"
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24

[ad#postad] Hmm.. then time to test.. play with it a bit..

the Desktop look like this during boot up..


then the first thing to look into is “Internet Menu”.. (always wondering what would they put in here)


ok.. now try to get online on “Pidgin”?


then would be a “Office” thingy…


Somehow is still delivering OpenOffice 2.3 instead of 3.0 … :0


Then.. the “Administration” menu..

I only want to get into this menu.. hehe 🙂


Then let’s test the sound..


Oh.. let’s play some youtube video..
as expected it need flash.. ..

at first got prompt to “Search” for plugin.. but at the end its failed.. and give option to “Manual” install.. hahaha..


Hmmm. to get around it..

Download flash “rpm package” from Adobe website..
then double click the rpm.. or using terminal..

rpm -ivh flash-plugin-


then.. i was tempted to get my wifi to work on this ..

Install DAG repo..

rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm

get the firmware for my wifi ..

yum install iwl3945-firmware.noarch

that’s it..

modprobe -r iwl3945
modprobe iwl3945

would show something like this.. 🙂


then.. to get its able to play mp3 files.. just need to :

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

or should I put it as “How to get mp3 work in CentOS 5.4” ?

woohoo..then after that can play my favourite mp3s.. on default player in CentOS 5.4..


and to get NTFS support.. to mount NTFS partition..
just need to …

yum install ntfs-3g

.. and that’s it..

back to work…

eh..wait..let’s see if the DVD have complete download..

vncviewer hostname:port

(CentOS 5.4 LiveCD come with vncviewer !!.. so great..)


… *sigh* have to wait another 5hours or so before can taste “real” CentOS 5.4..

p/s : is there anyone else downloading *this* at the moment .. ? no complaint ? hahahahaha ( i doubt.. )

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3 Responses

  1. Uncle Foobar says:

    Hey! Thanks for this! Great walkthrough.

    I just downloaded and played with this myself
    for the first time, and i enjoy getting directions
    for stuff to look at.

    Another alternative to the two part USB files:
    in the readthisfirst file, there is a list of mirrors
    to the ISO worldwide.

    Also: i did the wget app download (you might
    want to “blank out” the first failed attempt)

    Question: where is the “app store” for
    Android stuff? is it an app? is it like Cydia
    for jailbroke iphones?

    I want to walk around in the softs a bit.



    • namran says:

      Uncle Foobar : ok.. had ‘blank out’ the first failed attempt on the app installation due to typo error of the app url..

      App store for Google Android is available at http://www.android.com/market/

      however.. it may not available at your mobile due to some TELCO / countries restriction..
      please check the local Android user community..
      or just go to http://developer.android.com/community/


  2. ahstod says:

    App Store is not open-sourced, hence not in these kind of builds. You need to have some agreement with google to distribute it on your “phones”.

    You can browse what’s available in the market through the following hack http://www.cyrket.com from the same guy who brought you cydia on the iphone.

    Having said that … those who have rooted android phones … can probably download an app from the market and “share” it with you …


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