Things to do after installing Fedora 22- (Post Installation Guide)

June 16, 2015 - Posted in Linux Posted by:

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“Fedora 22” has been released recently with lots of excited changes. The major change brought in Fedora 22 is the replacement of yum package manager with dnf package manager.
Well not to worry.. dnf package manager follows the same syntax as yum. you have to simply replace the ‘yum’ with ‘dnf’ in each command. With yum package manager Fedora lovers will get better performance and memory management.
Follow this guide to know things to do after installing Fedora 22 and get familiar with the dnf command:Fedora 22

First update your Fedora installation and enable RPM fusion [Recommended]


1)>>Update your system

To update your system you can use the “Software” application. Click on Update tab and install the latest updates. Or you can update using terminal. To open up the terminal click on ‘Activities’ on home page or press windows key and then type Terminal. Press Enter and copy paste the following command in terminal:

sudo dnf update

2)>>Enable RPM fusion repository

By enabling RPM Fusion Repositories we can install applications like Vlc, media-codecs, etc which are not available in Fedora official repositories due to some sort of license issues. Copy and paste the following command in Terminal to enable RPM fusion:

su -c 'dnf install --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Plugins

3)>> Install mp3 codecs plugins with Fedy

In fedora 22 you will face some problems in installing gstreamer mp3 plugins. You can install these plugins easily with Fedy tool which also includes numbers of other software packages like flash plugin, android studio, etc.

Install Fedy with following command in terminal:

$ su -c "curl https://satya164.github.io/fedy/fedy-installer -o fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer"

Now search and Install multimedia codecs from app section in Fedy.


5)>>Install Adobe Flash Player plugin:

You can install Adobe flash plugin using Fedy Installer or alternatively,

First add adobe repository by entering the following command:

sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Import Keys:

sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

Intsall flash plugin:

sudo dnf install flash-plugin

 6)>>Install OpenJDK Java Plugins for Web:

sudo dnf install icedtea-web java-openjdk

Media

7)>>Install VLC media player:

sudo dnf install vlc

 8)>>Install Audacious music player:

sudo dnf install audacious

 9)>>Install Audacity music editor:

sudo dnf install audacity

10)>>Install Gnome Music Player:

sudo dnf install gnome-music

Browser

11)>> Install Latest Google Chrome Browser in Fedora:

Type the following command in Terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Type and save the following text in Text editor opened after entering the above command:

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

To install google chrome type:

sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

12)>>Install Opera in Fedora 22:

Go to the following link:

http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?os=linux

Fedora under Select Distribution and select Default Package under Choose Package Format.

Download the rpm file and double click to install. You can also install using terminal type:

rpm -ivh <file name>

13)>>Install Lightweight Midori Browser:

sudo dnf install midori

Graphic

14)>>Gimp:

sudo dnf install gimp

15)>>Inkscape

sudo dnf install inkscape

16)>>Blender:

sudo dnf install blender

Social

17)>>Gwibber:

sudo dnf install gwibber

18)>>Pidgin:

sudo dnf install pidgin

Torrent and Download manager

19)>>Install qbittorrent:

sudo dnf install qbittorrent

20)>>Install Deluge torrent client:

sudo dnf install deluge

21)>>For download managers use DownloadThemAll

A firefox extension for managing and accelerating Downloads. Search in firefox Addons.


Miscellaneous

 23)>>Install Dropbox on Fedora 22

Create repository of Dropbox:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo

Paste the following lines in text editor:

[Dropbox]
name=Dropbox Repository
baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/20/
gpgkey=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/rpm-public-key.asc

Type the following to install Dropbox:

sudo dnf install nautilus-dropbox

24)>>Install Steam in Fedora 22

Create repository:

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/steam.repo

Paste the following lines in gedit:

[steam]
name=Steam RPM packages (and dependencies) for Fedora
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/fedora-$releasever/
enabled=1
skip_if_unavailable=1
gpgcheck=0

Install Steam:

sudo dnf install steam

  • http://canmasagi.wordpress.com/ Can Masagi

    Fedy multimedia codec doesn’t work

  • Zeenat Jahan

    Its a bit slow based on network but it works

  • Гузий Саша

    Liked yor explanations, very helpful, cheers))

    • Himanshu

      Thanks

  • Гузий Саша

    BTW, I was trying to install python3-devel with dnf, but ….

    $ sudo dnf install python3-devel
    Last metadata expiration check performed 0:00:13 ago on Tue Jul 21 19:26:46 2015.
    Error: package python3-devel-3.4.2-4.fc22.i686 requires python3 = 3.4.2-4.fc22, but none of the providers can be installed

    Do I have to add a repository for this?

    Thanks

  • Wesley Howell

    updated fedy install line:

    su -c “curl http://folkswithhats.org/fedy-installer -o fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer”