Fedora 23 Post Installation Guide

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Fedora 23 is the latest version of Linux distro from Red Hat. It has brought a lot of new features. DNF (Danified YUM) was one of the major changes in Fedora 22 and Fedora 23 is no different. DNF is the latest Package Manager for Fedora. It replaces the old YUM which has been deprecated. And future Fedora releases will move to DNF. DFN uses similar syntax to the old YUM so migrating to DNF will not be any issues. Fedora 23 finally gets Google Drive. Fedora 23 ships with LibreOffice 5, Builder IDE and Wayland and many more improvements.

Fedora Update

Its always better to keep your system updated.

sudo dnf 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.

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

MP3 Playback

The default installing of the players listed below may not allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 files you may have to install gstreamer mp3 plugins. Fedora 23 has some issues when installing gstreamer mp3 plugins. It can be installed using Fedy Tool. Fedy Tool also has some other useful software packages too.

Fedy Tool

su -c "curl https://satya164.github.io/fedy/fedy-installer -o fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer"


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

sudo dnf install rhythmbox


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

sudo dnf install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer


Audacious is a winamp like audio player

sudo dnf 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 dnf 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 dnf 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 dnf install vlc


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

sudo dnf 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 dnf install mplayer smplayer


Totem is the default video player for Fedora.

sudo dnf install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld


K9Copy is a free, open source DVD backup and DVD authoring program for Linux

sudo dnf 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 dnf 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 dnf install flash-plugin

Install Adobe reader

sudo dnf install AdobeReader_enu

Google Chrome

Add Google dnf Repo

sudo vi /etc/dnf.repos.d/google.repo

And paste the following

Fedora 32-bit

name=google-chrome - 32-bit

Fedora 64-bit

name=google-chrome - 64-bit

Save the file using “:wq“.

Install Google Chrome

sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

Other Applications


Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best

sudo dnf install filezilla

7z or p7zip

sudo dnf install p7zip


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

sudo dnf install unrar

Transmission bittorrent client

Transmission is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux platform.

sudo dnf 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 dnf install wine


GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

sudo dnf install gparted


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

sudo dnf install gimp dnf install gimp-data-extras gimpfx-foundry gimp-lqr-plugin gimp-resynthesizer gnome-xcf-thumbnailer

Virtual Box

sudo dnf install VirtualBox


sudo dnf install docky


sudo dnf install inkscape


sudo dnf install inkscape


sudo dnf install qbittorrent


sudo dnf install deluge

Install Steam

dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-steam.repo
sudo dnf install steam

Development Tools

Open JDK

The opensource implementation of Java Development Kit

sudo dnf install java

Eclipse IDE

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

sudo dnf install eclipse

QT Creator

sudo dnf install qt-creator


sudo dnf install git

Android Tools

sudo dnf install android-tools

Install Other Desktop Environments

Install XFCE Desktop

sudo  dnf install @xfce-desktop

Install KDE Desktop

sudo dnf install @kde-desktop

Install Mate Desktop

sudo dnf install @mate-desktop

Install LXDE Desktop

sudo dnf install @lxde-desktop

Install Cinnamon Desktop

sudo dnf install @cinnamon-desktop


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