Things to Do after install fedora 24

Update Your System

In Linux Operating system all the packages and libraries are updated on regular basis, Even we  install latest operating system(fedora 24), There should be some packages often remain as old versions.  It’s best idea to run update regularly by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf update

dnf update

There is no need to restart the system after upgrade completes.

Gnome Tweak Tool

GNOME Tweak Tool allows the adjustment of several advanced GNOME options like icons in menus and buttons, user interface themes, fonts used in user interface elements and title bar etc..
We can install Gone Tweak Tool by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install gnome-tweak-tool

gnome tweak tool

Enable RPM Fusion repositories

Fedora doesn’t include many software packages due to the licensing issues, So if we want to install any software that is not pre installed on Fedora, we need to add or install the repository, Rpm Fusion is the best for that we can install it by using the following command.

There are two RPM Fusion repositories available: free and non-free. We can install both Rpm fusion Repositories by using following commands

Free RPM Fusion

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-24.noarch.rpm

Non-Free RPM Fusion

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-24.noarch.rpm

Sample output:

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install --nogpgcheck 
http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-24.noarch.rpm
Last metadata expiration check: 2:43:04 ago on Sat Jun 25 07:20:26 2016.
Dependencies resolved.
=========================================================================
 Package                  Arch      Version     Repository          Size
=========================================================================
Installing:
 rpmfusion-free-release   noarch    24-1        @commandline        20 k

Transaction Summary
=========================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 20 k
Installed size: 9.7 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Installing  : rpmfusion-free-release-24-1.noarch                          1/1
  Verifying   : rpmfusion-free-release-24-1.noarch                          1/1

Installed:
  rpmfusion-free-release.noarch 24-1

Complete!

Fedy Tool

Fedy lets you install multimedia codecs and additional software that Fedora doesn’t ship, like mp3 support, Adobe Flash, Oracle Java etc., and much more with just a few clicks.

To install Fedy in Fedora 24, open the Terminal and run the following command

[[email protected] ~]#bash -c 'su -c "curl http://folkswithhats.org/fedy-installer -o 
fedy-installer && chmod +x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer"'

fedy tool sample output

Once the install completes successfully, launch the fedy.

fedora 24 fedy

Click on fedy and list the available packages by click on apps tab

fedy

By using the fedy we can install and remove packages by using single key. By using fedy we can install the packages like adobe flash player, Drop Box, Google Chrome, Multimedia codecs, skype, steam(Online game Platform), oracle java, telegram, Wps office etc.

Java Plugin

The Java Plug-in is a component of the Java Run time Environment (JRE). The JRE allows applets written in the Java programming language to run inside various browsers.
IcedTea-Web is a free software implementation of Java Web Start and the Java web browser plugin by Redhat. We can install IcedTea web plugin by using following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install icedtea-web java-openjdk

java plugin

Mp3 Plugins

We can install Mp3 plugins in fedora 24 by using following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras ffmpeg

Sample Output:
mp3 plugins fedora 24

VLC Player

There is no introduction for player, every system user known about the vlc player. we can install vlc player by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install vlc

Install Wine

Wine stands for “Wine is not an emulator” and it is an open source software which allows Linux users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows.

We can install wine package by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install wine

Sample Output:

fedora 24 wine

Install Different Desktops  Fedora 24

The Default desktop Environment for fedora 24 is Gnome. But many users want to use different desktops like KDE, XFCE, CINAMON, MATE, LXDE.

gnome desktops

We can install KDE Desktop in fedora 24 by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install @kde-desktop

We can install MATE Desktop in fedora 24 by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install @mate-desktop

We can install CINNAMON Desktop in fedora 24 by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install @cinnamon-desktop

We can install XFCE Desktop in fedora 24 by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install @xfce-desktop

xfce

We can install LXDE Desktop in fedora 24 by using the following command

[[email protected] ~]#dnf install @lxde-desktop

lxde

Enjoy fedora 24 with these tools, If you want add any other packages that is not listed here, feel free to ask and Help us to improve the article.

  • Claudio

    great!

  • christian

    In mp3 Section
    there is repeated twice.

    there is

    dnf install … gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free

    Can we rid of one?

  • Giuseppe Molica

    Yes, you can.

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