Fedora 20 Post Installation Guide

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Fedora 20 Heisenbug the latest version of the fedora family brings lots of new features.

Fedora Update

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

MP3 Playback


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

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

Acrobat Reader

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

Google Chrome

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

Other Applications


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

Virtual Box

sudo yum install VirtualBox

Development Tools

Open JDK

The opensource implementation of Java Development Kit

sudo yum install java

Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is a multi-language Integrated development environment (IDE)

sudo yum install eclipse

QT Creator

sudo yum install qt-creator


sudo yum install git

Android Tools

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.


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