It’s been a while since I performed a Fedora installation from scratch. The last time I did so was during the release of Fedora 11. When Fedora 12 was released, I simply upgraded my Fedora installation. I skipped Fedora 13 altogether partly because I was satisfied with what Fedora had at that time and I also didn’t want to mess with the development environment that I’ve set up.
I usually perform the necessary post-installation setup as I find the need to use the features. I have been using Fedora 14 for two weeks now, and so far here’s what I’ve got:
Updating for the first time also installs the GPG keys, which are needed so you won’t get errors regarding unsigned packages when you use the “fedora” and “updates” repositories of Fedora. In our terminal, as root, type:
From the RPM Fusion website site:
RPM Fusion provides software that the Fedora Project or Red Hat doesn’t want to ship. That software is provided as precompiled RPMs for all current Fedora versions and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5; you can use the RPM Fusion repositories with tools like yum and PackageKit.
RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna; our goal is to simplify end-user experience by grouping as much add-on software as possible in a single location.
To install both the free and non-free repositories, simply download and double-click the RPM Fusion Free and RPM Fusion Non-free from the RPM Fusion Configuration page.
Download the rpm file from the Chrome download page. Installing it is as easy as double-clicking the file. Then I installed the Chrome extensions that I use and modify my Chrome search engine shortcuts.
I usually install first the Firefox add-ons that use, and then set the tab-scrolling.
Download and double-click the Flash rpm file from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. This installs the repository configuration files that can be verified from
/etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.rep. To install Flash, execute the following command as root:
yum install nspluginwrapper alsa-plugins-pulseaudio flash-plugin
Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
This is what I use to download torrents.
yum install azureus
For operating with the 7z file archiving format.
yum install p7zip
For transfering files between machines.
yum install filezilla
For PostgreSQL database administration.
yum install pgadmin3
For watching videos without worrying about the file formats:
yum install vlc
For extracting RAR file archives.
yum install unrar
CD-ripper with database lookup/submission to share track information over the net, supports OGG and FLAC and adding ID3v1/v2 to MP3s.
yum install grip
Copy and paste the following lines to
and execute the following command as root:
yum install skype
Broadcom Linux STA Driver
Simply follow this instruction: WLAN device on Dell Inspiron not detected by Fedora 11
For writing into CDs and DVDs.
yum install brasero
yum install gimp
yum install openoffice.org*
yum install subversion
yum install mysql mysql-server
yum install tomcat6
As required by HTML5 Boilerplate
yum install optipng
I added the following frequently used applications to the panel:
- Take Screenshot
- Application font: Sans, 9
- Document font: Sans, 9
- Desktop font: Sans, 8
- Window title font: Sans Bold, 8
- Fixed width font: Monospace, 9
- Power Management > On AC Power > Put display to sleep when inactiver for: Never
- Regard the computer as idle after: 2 hours
- Activate screensaver when computer is idle: Unchecked
- File Management
- Default View > View new folder using: List View
- Icon View Defaults > Default Zoom Level: 66%
- List View Defaults > Default Zoom Level: 33%
Edit > Profile Preferences > Colors > Foreground and Background
- Use colors from system theme: Unchecked
- Built-in schemes: Green on black
Edit > Preferences
- Line Numbers > Display line numbers: Checked
- Current Line > Highlight current line: Checked
- Right Margin > Display right margin: Checked
- Bracket Matching > Highlight matching bracket: Checked
- Tab Stops
- Tab width: 4
- Insert spaces instead of tabs: Checked
- Automatic Indentation > Enable automatic indentation: Checked
- File Saving
- Create a backup of files before saving: Unchecked
- Autosave files every: 5 minutes
- Font & Colors > Color Scheme: Oblivion
* I’ll simply update this post if ever I come across software I use that I forgot to list here.