Fedora 19 Schrodinger’s Cat Post Installation Guide
Fedora 19 also known as 19 Schrodinger’s Cat 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.
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 recommended that you install RPM Fusion repo because most of the following packages require you to install RPM Fusion otherwise it may not work
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-19.noarch.rpm yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-19.noarch.rpm
Some packages require you to install Livna Repo. Simply run he following commands to add and enable livna repo on your system.
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
Rythmbox is likely that it will be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.
yum install rhythmbox
The default installation of rhytmbox wont allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 you need to add the codes
yum install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.
yum install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer
Audacious is a winamp like audio player
yum install audacious audacious-plugins
XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favorite. Its better than audacious in my eyes
yum install xmms xmms-mp3
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.
yum install banshee banshee-community-extensions
Video and DVD Playback
VLC player is the best video player for Linux. It is capable of playing almost every video format.
yum install vlc
Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player
yum install xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
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.
yum install mplayer smplayer
Totem is the default video player for Fedora.
yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
K9Copy is a free, open source DVD backup and DVD authoring program for Linux
yum install k9copy
libdvdcss is a free and open source software library for accessing and unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS). libdvdcss is part of the VideoLAN project and is used by VLC media player and other DVD player software such as Ogle, xine-based players, and MPlayer.
yum install libdvdcss
Adobe Flash Player
Add the Adobe repo
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux yum install flash-plugin
Install Flash Player
yum install flash-plugin
Add adobe YUM Repo
rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Install Adobe reader
yum install AdobeReader_enu
Add Google YUM Repo
And paste the following
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 32-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome - 64-bit baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Save the file using “:wq“.
Install Google Chrome
yum install google-chrome-stable
Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best
yum install filezilla
7z or p7zip
yum install p7zip
Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.
yum install unrar
Transmission bittorrent client
Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.
yum install transmission
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.
yum install wine
GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
yum install gparted
Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.
yum install gimp yum install gimp-data-extras gimpfx-foundry gimp-lqr-plugin gimp-resynthesizer gnome-xcf-thumbnailer
Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE)
yum install eclipse
Yum Extender : yumex
Yum Extender (yumex) is a GUI for the yum package manager. If you do not like installing everything from the terminal you can add a GUI installer.
Follow This Article to install Yum Extender (yumex) on Fedora 19