Friday, November 11, 2011

Fedora 16/17: Installation notes (Part 2)

Install rpmFusion repository

$ su -
# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck

# nano /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-nonfree.repo


Install GParted (good application for formating and partition)

$ su -c "yum install gparted gpart"

Install djviewer

$ su -c "yum install djview4"

Disable SELinux

$ su -c "nano /etc/selinux/config"


Install Unetbootin

$ su -c "yum install unetbootin syslinux-extlinux"

It might happen that UNetBootin fails to start showing the following error:

GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)

If this happens try to start it with the following command:

$ su -c "dbus-launch --exit-with-session unetbootin"

Install rar and 7z archive formats

$ su -c "yum install unrar p7zip p7zip-plugins"

Install Media Codecs

$ su -c "yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly"

Install Deluge (excellent torrent client for linux)

$ su -c "yum install deluge"


  1. 0. Please in future posts, please keep to add "sudo" to "yum install", it is confusing for new user to Fedora.

    1. What for rpmFusion ?

    2. What is the benefits to use Deluge over Transmission ?

  2. Thanks for your questions!

    0. In Fedora you can switch between your local user and root user using this command: "$ su -". In contrast to Ubuntu, when installing Fedora you specify root user password, so you know it.
    But if you prefer to use "sudo" command, you need to add your local user to "/etc/sudoers" file. Here you can find how to do this.

    I've added "su -c" to all commands with root permissions in order a new user could simply use them.

    1.RPM Fusion provides software that Fedora doesn't want to ship. It's a large repository with rpm packages. To install a bigger part of software using "yum install" you need to install RPM Fusion first. Here you can find more detailed information.

    2. I posted my answer here