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Tux on Fedora 16

A 15 min guide, install Fedora 16 and SuperTux, without GUI

Students PC Technicus 2012

Belgium - Antwerp

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Install SuperTux on Fedora 16, is intended to acquaint our students with new technology in the open source environment. It is not our intention to use this exercise to build a gaming computer. In a business environment we replace the game with a more sensible application.

1. Fedora 16

Install Fedora 16

Use Network Install ISO (

1.1. Minimal installation

Use tab key and type linux text , press enter and follow the instructions on the screen
Linux text

1.2. After reboot

Edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0


ifcfg-eth0 is probably different in your system, for example, ifcfg-p17p1, or something similar
Enable Network at boot:
systemctl enable network.service


network.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
Start Network:
systemctl start network.service

2. Install additional software

X Window System and SuperTux

2.1. Install X-server

install the X Window System and a graphical desktop environment
yum groupinstall "X Window System"
install fonts
yum install xorg-x11-fonts-Type1

2.2. Install SuperTux

install 2D jump'n run sidescroller game SuperTux
yum install supertux

More about SuperTux

A lot of information about SuperTux :
playing the game
xinit /usr/bin/supertux2 -f


More options to be found : supertux2 --help

2.3. Launch at startup

touch /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Edit/add /etc/rc.d/rc.local
xinit /usr/bin/supertux2 -f
modificate /etc/rc.d/rc.local (make it executable)
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local

reboot your system

use ' shutdown -r now ' and the result must be like this:

A. Revision History

Revision History
Revision 0-0Mon Apr 23 2012Students PC Technicus 2012
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