Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fedora 21 Post Installation Guide

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Fedora 21 also known as "Generic 21"  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 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-21.noarch.rpm
#yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-21.noarch.rpm

Livna Repo

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

MP3 playback Rythmbox

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

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

#yum install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer

Audacious

Audacious is a winamp like audio player

#yum install audacious audacious-plugins

XMMS

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

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

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

#yum install vlc

XINE

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

Totem is the default video player for Fedora.

#yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld

K9Copy

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

#yum install k9copy

libdvdcss

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

Acrobat Reader

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

Google Chrome
Add Google YUM Repo
#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

#yum install google-chrome-stable

Other Applications Filezilla

Filezilla is a FTP client and its one of the best

#yum install filezilla

7z or p7zip

#yum install p7zip

Unrar

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

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

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
#yum install gparted

Gimp
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 IDE

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 20

Skype

Skype Installation Dependencies:-
#yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qtwebkit.i686 -y

#wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm

#yum localinstall skype-4.2.0.11-fedora.i586.rpm

Gnome Extension Installation
https://extensions.gnome.org/local/

Using "Gnome Link" create a account. List of extension.
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