Fedora 24 – Simple post-install guide

fedora

Yes, back at the scene after a period of absence due to personal issues. And, guess what: back at Fedora linux too. To my core, I do think this is the distro to stick with. I really feel at home.

I was keen to try the fedora 25 beta, but decided to stick with the current stable release of Fedora.

In the previous post I acclaimed the powers and versatility of Fedy. But old habits die hard and I decided to keeo on doing stuff via the command line interface.
So let us begin . shall we?

01. All things I find online pertaining this, all say the same: UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM!!

update

$ sudo dnf update

02. Java & git

$ sudo dnf install git icedtea-web java-openjdk

03. Install Flash [Highly optional, imo]

Let’s add the repos first
For 32bit

$ sudo dnf -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Or for 64bit

$ sudo dnf -y install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Import the keys

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

And let’s install flash. Finally…

$ sudo dnf install flash-plugin

04. RPM Fusion repos
One of the most important thing one can and must do to every Fedora system! ALSO works for Fedora 25 Beta!

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

05. Multimedia

I picked the only package I was missing and that I actually use. If I eventually need anything else to play some files, Fedora will do the favor to tell me. Also it’s the easy way.

vlc

$ sudo dnf install vlc

06. Internet stuff

p2p goodies and ftp support

$ sudo dnf install transmission filezilla

07. IM Stuff

$ sudo dnf install pidgin xchat

08. GIMP and it’s extras

gimp

$ sudo dnf install gimp gimp-data-extras

 

09. Extra suppport for compressing and decompressing files

archive

$ sudo dnf install unace unrar p7zip p7zip-plugins

10. Gnome tweak tool

gtt

This will gve you a little bit more control over your gnome desktop.

$ sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool

After all these commands, just reboot your machine

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Fedora 24 – Simple post-install guide

2 thoughts on “Fedora 24 – Simple post-install guide

  1. m132 says:

    Nice! With RPMFusion, I’d also install freetype-freeworld, and enable RGBA antialiasing in Tweak Tool → Fonts, for crisper and more detailed font rendering (that’s default on Ubuntu for example). Also Filezilla is quite sluggish compared to GNOME Files’ built-in FTP/FTPS/SFTP client hidden in Other locations pane.

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