28 Things to Do After Fresh Installation of Fedora 26 Workstation

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40 Responses

  1. Laxman says:

    Has it work on Windows 8

  2. pablo says:

    dnf install docky

    doesn’t exists this package.

  3. Richard Lloyd says:

    There’s a few things you missed which I have on my Ryzen 7 Fedora 26 setup:

    Adobe’s repository which you can get from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and selecting “YUM for Linux”. Yes, I know Flash is going to die in 2020, but until it does, you sadly still need it.

    If you have an Nvidia card, nouveau really isn’t a very good driver for it, so I had to replace it with the proprietary driver at https://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers – had to use the manual driver search to get the 64-bit Linux driver. You’ll need to go down to init level 3 to run the downloaded script of course (and you’ll have to remove the nouveau driver too).

    If you need to upload thousands of MP3s to Google Play Music (which gives you free storage for up to 50,000 of them!), the only way to do it is with Google Play Music Manager from https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/manager

    I would second installing the RPM Fusion repo, but would add mplayer (video player) and minidlna (export your filestore to DLNA clients on your network) from that repo. I’d also throw in Audacious as my favourite MP3 player :-)

    If you need remote access to your work systems, OpenVPN is very handy indeed of course.

    BTW, I too hand-edit my network config in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, but I also disable NetworkManager at the same to avoid the two fighting each other.

  4. Douglas says:

    umn just enable the @#$! RPMfusion library and no errors occur…. here a link
    or you could do it the hard way….

  5. Kim Lee says:

    WHY IS THIS ARTICLE SO GREAT? Thank you so much! I’ve done almost everything on here!

  6. Username says:

    OMG. A list full of crap to install, especially many ideologically dubious things, e.g. because they spy on you (Google) or because they promote the use of non-free software (Wine), or because they are non-free (Steam) etc.
    No one needs that stuff, so stay clear of it.
    Use and promote Free Software only.

  7. Vincent Schouten says:

    Thanks for the great post! The comment about installing Microsoft fonts was very appreciated.

    First, there is not need to add the option ‘–static’. Plus, a reboot is not necessary after setting the hostname in F23.
    # hostnamectl set-hostname “linuxnewz.com”
    # systemctl restart systemd-hostnamed.service
    This will alter the pretty, static, and transient host names alike.

    Editing ifcfg* files is not recommend.
    One should use nmcli (command-line tool from NetworkManager) to alter or create network connections.

    How to create a new connection:
    # nmcli con add con-name WiredConnection \
    ifname eth0 \
    autoconnect yes \
    type ethernet ip4 \
    gw4 \
    ip6 2a01:7d8:aaba:3a6:5054:ff:fe2b:d73a/64 \
    gw6 fe80::fad1:56ff:fe6a:5d29

    Set boolean on yes for autoconnect; the next time the computer (server/client) boots, this connection will be initiated first.
    # nmcli con mod WiredConnection connection.autoconnect yes

    Modifying an existion connection:
    # nmcli con mod WiredConnection +ipv4.dns
    # nmcli con mod WiredConnection connection.zone work

    To bring the new connection up, issue: “nmcli con up WiredConnection’
    To get an overview of created connections, issue: “nmcli con”.

    Cheers, Vincent.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for finding this article useful, yes you absolutely correct no need of reboot after adding hostname to the system. There are many ways to configure network interfaces like using ip command, nmcli, nmtui, etc, but here we’ve shown a manual way to understand about network configurations..

  8. Daniel says:

    hello! nice tutorial! really great, specially for spotify (i never knew it existed). But i have another thing that i can”t find: how to install Windows Fonts in Libreoffice in Fedora 23? I can”t find anything. I need New Times Roman for university essay. Thank you!

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for appreciating our work, here are the instructions to install Microsoft fonts like New Times Roman in Fedora.

      # yum install curl cabextract xorg-x11-font-utils fontconfig
      # rpm -i https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/mscorefonts2/rpms/msttcore-fonts-installer-2.6-1.noarch.rpm
  9. james says:

    As usual I have got a new problem to deal with as I have just downloaded the latest version of Fedora 23 Server edition and installed different desktop environments namely Sugar, Xfce, Mate, Cinnamon, KDE, Gnome and LXDE successfully so that I can choose one particular desktop environment from a list of installed desktop environments at log-in. I have looked on the internet and came across a few sites that recommend modifying a certain file in order to be able to choose one particular desktop environment from a list of installed desktop environments at log-in. I have tried, but I have failed miserably. I am still not able to run any of these installed desktop environments as I do not know which particular file or files I need to modify.

    I want to have my Fedora 23 Server log-in screen set in such as way that it offers me a variety of installed DEs to choose from, just like the screenshot at the below URL.


    I have installed the following DEs (desktop environments)successfully.

    sugar (installed using the command – dnf install @sugar-desktop)
    xfce (installed using the command – dnf install @xfce-desktop)
    mate (installed using the command – dnf install @mate-desktop)
    cinnamon (installed using the command – dnf install @cinnamon-desktop)
    kde (installed using the command – dnf install @kde-desktop)
    gnome (installed using the command – dnf install @gnome-desktop)
    lxde (installed using the command – dnf install @lxde-desktop)

    I tried the following commands to run the above DEs….

    sugar-launch (to run sugar DE)
    startxfce4 (to run xfce DE)
    mate-session (to run mate DE)
    cinnamon (to run cinnamon DE)
    cinnamon-launcher (to run cinnamon DE)
    cinnamon-session-cinnamon (to run cinnamon DE)
    cinnamon-session-cinnamon2d (to run cinnamon DE)
    startkde (to run kde)
    gnome-session (to run gnome DE)
    startlxde (to run lxde)
    startx (to run gnome DE)

    Can you please upload a tutorial that shows how one can install different desktop environments in Fedora 23 Server edition, since it has no GUI by default? Can you please also teach people like me as to which files need to be modified so that a list of installed desktop environments is presented at log-in and one can choose any one particular desktop environment to run as per his choice?

    Thanks a lot & Regards,


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