Fedora 20 Post Installation Guide
Fedora 20 Heisenbug the latest version of the fedora family brings lots of new features.
Its always better to keep your system updated.
sudo yum update
RPM Fusion Repo
RPM Fusion Repository includes most of the third party applications which are not included with the main distro for various reasons. It is recommended to install the RPM fusion repo. Most of the packages mentioned on this page uses RPM Fusion Repository like mp3 codex, Multimedia players and many more.
sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-20.noarch.rpm sudo yum localinstall –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-20.noarch.rpm
Livna Repo (Optional)
It is not necessary but some packages may require this repo so its wise to add it. So it does not cause any issues later.
sudo rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm sudo 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.
sudo yum install rhythmbox
The default installation of rhytmbox wont allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 you need to add the codes
sudo 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.
sudo yum install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer
Audacious is a winamp like audio player
sudo 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
sudo 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.
sudo 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.
sudo yum install vlc
Xine is another video player for Linux. It is very much like vlc player
sudo 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.
sudo yum install mplayer smplayer
Totem is the default video player for Fedora.
sudo yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld
K9Copy is a free, open source DVD backup and DVD authoring program for Linux
sudo 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.
sudo yum install libdvdcss
Adobe Flash Player
Add the Adobe repo
sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm sudo rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Install Flash Player
sudo yum install flash-plugin
Add adobe YUM Repo
sudo 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
sudo yum install AdobeReader_enu
Add Google YUM Repo
sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google.repo
And paste the following
Fedora 32-bit[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
Fedora 64-bit[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
sudo yum install google-chrome-stable
Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best
sudo yum install filezilla
7z or p7zip
sudo yum install p7zip
Unrar utility for extracting, testing and viewing the contents of archives created with the RAR archiver version 1.50 and above.
sudo yum install unrar
Transmission bittorrent client
Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.
sudo 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.
sudo yum install wine
GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
sudo yum install gparted
Gimp is the most advanced Image Editor for Linux. This gimp has lot of useful features useful.
sudo yum install gimp yum install gimp-data-extras gimpfx-foundry gimp-lqr-plugin gimp-resynthesizer gnome-xcf-thumbnailer
sudo yum install VirtualBox
The opensource implementation of Java Development Kit
sudo yum install java
Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE)
sudo yum install eclipse
sudo yum install qt-creator
sudo yum install git
sudo yum install android-tools
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. You can use yum extender to install all your applications and it will also install all the necessary libraries and dependencies itself.