Fedora 18 Post Installation Guide


Fedora 18 also known as Spherical Cow is the latest version of Fedora distro. It comes with many new features and software updates.

Note: Almost every command shown here requires root privileges. So make sure you are logged in as root. Run su command to login as root.

Rpmfusion Repo

RPM Fusion Repository includes variety of applications which are not included in the main distro. Like mp3 codec, multimedia player for playing DVDs and many more.

It is highly recommended that you install RPM Fusion repo because many of the following packages require you to install RPM Fusion otherwise it will not work

MP3 playback


Rythmbox is likely that it will be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.

The default installation of rhytmbox wont allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 you need to add the codes


Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.


Audacious is a winamp like audio player


XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favorite. Its better than audacious in my eyes


Banshee allows you to import CDs, sync your music collection to an iPod, play music directly from an iPod, create playlists with songs from your library, and create audio and MP3 CDs from your music library.

Video and DVD Playback

VLC player

VLC player is the best video player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost every video format.


Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player

Mplayer with SM Player GUI

Mplayer is a VLC player like player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost all video and audio formats.


Totem is the default video player for Fedora.

Adobe Flash Player

Add the Adobe repo

Install Flash Player

Acrobat Reader

Add adobe YUM Repo

Install Adobe reader

Google Chrome

Add Google YUM Repo

And paste the following

Fedora 32-bit

Fedora 64-bit
Save the file using “:wq“.

Install Google Chrome

Other Applications


Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best

7z or p7zip


Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.

Transmission bittorrent client

Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.


Wine is a is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on Linux. It can run many windows applications even some games in Linux.


Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.


  1. Thank You very Much for your Post Installation Guide!! It was very helpful. I am experiencing the Fedora Distro and thanks to you it was much easier to start. Best Regards

  2. The command to install Adobe Reader is incorrect, I think. I believe the correct command is “yum install AdobeReader_enu” as you must specify which language package you want. Hope that helps some people.

  3. Thank you. I am just getting back into the Linux world after a long hiatus and you saved me a lot of time getting my environment set up.

  4. Hi, I am using the xfce desktop. Will these packages work for me? I am asking this because of what was written for Amarok. Thanks.

  5. problem with flash n skype…………

    i can install them………
    but when gonna run they r not……..
    skype : will not open at all
    flash : failed to execute child process “flash-player-properties” ….

    pls help ………

  6. I can not see original DVD (with css). I have installed the “libdvd-4.2.0” already, but I can´t…

    ¿How can I do to use the css decrypting?

  7. Thanks a lot for your installation files. I have downloaded and installed a few of the applications. I especially thank you for the VLC player because it truly does play a huge variety of formats and offers a hell lot of options.

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