Things to do after installing Fedora 22

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Fedora 22 was released just a couple of days ago and has made a serious impact in the Linux world. As always Fedora comes with polished good looking GUI and top notch software available. Even though Fedora is a superb operating system on its own, there are still few things you can do to improve your Fedora experience. Here is a list of things you can do after installing Fedora 22:

1. First things first

As always, the first thing you need to do is update your system. A simple task that can be completed by opening a terminal and using this command:

sudo dnf update

 2. Get familiar with DNF

Fedora 22 is using the dnf package manager by default and I would highly encourage you to get familiar with it. Basically instead of yum you should use dnf. Here are few examples that will help you with the change:

yum install  = dnf install
yum update = dnf update
yum upgrade = dnf upgrade
yum remove = dnf remove
yum list installed = dnf list installed
yum repolist = dnf repolist

3. Install Gnome Tweak Tool

By default the windows manager does not display the minimize and maximize button, only the close button is present. U don’t know if its just me, but this really bothers me. To customize your Gnome Shell experience I would recommend installing Gnome Tweak Tool:

sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool.noarch

Once the install has finished, open the Gnome Tweak Tool and click on the Windows section. Make sure that “Minimize” and “Maximize” buttons are turned on:

fedora-gnome-tweak-tool

4. Enable window list

Call me old fashioned, but I am still used to the old windows list displayed in the bottom panel. If you feel the same, you can enable the good old window list via Gnome Tweak Tool -> Extensions -> Windows List:

fedora-windows-list

Next, install VLC media player!

  • Youcef Benyamine

    how to save my edited text to continue the installation in the terminal . i am using fedora 22 , and thanks

    • When you have finished editing the text in vim, press Esc, than type:
      “:wq” (without the quotes). This will write and quit (exit) the file.

      • Youcef Benyamine

        i did what you said ,but i can’t quit (exit) the file

        • Did you open the file with:

          sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

          Without “sudo”, you will not be able to save the file.

          Alternatively you can install Google Chrome by using the RPM package available for download at:

          https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

          • Youcef Benyamine

            yes ,i did what you said exactly .
            i don’t want to install it by using rpm package , unless there is nothing else to do
            i want the unstable version , and thanks for the reply and sorry for my english

          • arnieswap

            If you are editing a system file you need sudo, you can force quite with “wq!”

          • If you are not familiar with “vim” you can use alternative editros like gedit or nano commands:

            sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

            sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

  • Alan

    one more thing to do is to Uninstall Fedora after all these. By the time we finish doing all these, Fedora would have crashed 10 times out of which all 10 times would be because of Gnome and people would say, Fedora is bleeding edge. I just dont understand the concept of installing an app to add minimize and maximize buttons. Unity is far more professional, though it has its bottlenecks but nothing like these what we have in that useless gnome shell

    • Hi Alan,

      I could not get Fedora to crash while testing it, but I agree that when using the latest version of a given software it may crash if not well tested.

      Gnome Shell is great if customized properly. Both Unity and Gnome Shell have their pros and cons, it depends on user’s preferences. I would like to mention that you have the option to use the Gnome Shell fallback mode if you like the old Gnome look.
      Personally I use Linux Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon as primary OS on my laptop. I find it to be very stable so far. Some may is not that good, but after all everyone has to make their own choice.

  • Youcef Benyamine

    i followed the procedure but it doesn’t quit (exit) the file

  • RMSQ

    wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-22.noarch.rpm && dnf install rpmfusion-free-release-22.noarch.rpm

    wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-22.noarch.rpm && dnf install rpmfusion-nonfree-release-22.noarch.rpm

    Fonts rending:

    Abre la terminal y logueate como root. Después sígue estos pasos:

    cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
    nano infinality.repo

    Pega este contenido:

    [infinality]
    name=Infinality
    baseurl=http://www.infinality.net/fedora/linux/20/$basearch/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0

    [infinality-noarch]
    name=Infinality – noarch
    baseurl=http://www.infinality.net/fedora/linux/20/noarch/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0

    Guarda con CTRL+O y cierra con CTRL+X.

    dnf install fontconfig-infinality

  • Tales Breno

    Error to install steam:

    Failed to synchronize cache for repo ‘steam’ from ‘http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/fedora-22/’: Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried, disabling.

    Last metadata expiration check performed 2:41:20 ago on Wed Jun 10 12:23:01 2015.

    Nenhum pacote steam disponível.

    Error: no package matched: steam

  • Ondrej Popp

    Good tips. Did not know about the Gnome tweak tool. I have been using enlightenment windowmanager for years, but it seems that the Gnome desktop has matured considerably. Now if there only would be a way to tweak gnome terminal, the way X term can be configured. Mostly programmable actions for mouse buttons and scroll wheel.

  • Dhananjay D

    Hi, Fonts issue in Fedora 22,
    MS fonts like mtextra and wingdngs1,2,3 are crashing…
    I am not able to use WPS due to it.

  • MR Robot

    After this command: “sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable”

    you should add the information on how to exit vim:

    Press escape.
    Type “:x”.
    Press enter.

    Follow this with git push

    /FS

    • Nathan Vile

      Thanks this actually helped me out haha, but actually to write and exit vim, after pasting the text:
      (Immediately below and on a new line after *.pub)

      [google-chrome]
      name=google-chrome
      baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
      enabled=1
      gpgcheck=1
      gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

      Press Esc
      Type 😡
      Press Enter

      Voila!

      Just for anyone confused, i figured it out eventually.

      • MR Robot

        You don’t have to repeat all this “[google-chrome]
        name=google-chrome
        baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
        enabled=1
        gpgcheck=1
        gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub”

        after *.pub

        Its just that “{g” doesn’t get pasted sometimes.

        Write them in manually – press enter after .pub

        Then this commands as specified earlier:

        Press Esc
        Type 😡
        Press Enter

        Leave terminal open, open a new one and:

        “sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable” should work on the first try.

        Glad to help you, your solution works to because “[g” probably get pasted correctly the second time.

        Good things their is communities willing to help. Cher’s for figuring out a solution your way. Their is no wrong way to fix something if you gets it fixed! 🙂 /Mr R

        • Epic-IT

          It does not get pasted because with VIM you need to turn typing on first. push I before you paste and [go will be pasted with the rest of the text. then once you’re finished with the file you hit ESC on your keyboard and then type without the quote “:wq!” : initiates the command w means write to file (save) q means to quit after saved and ! is a force the command no matter what.

    • Ravin Singh D

      Actually i am searching how to exit before read this commend 🙂

  • Yang ShuYi

    VIM … how much I detest it , emacs is love , emacs is life …. also, gedit for the win !

  • Vivek

    Thanks a lot. I moved to Fedora from Ubuntu, and being new to Fedora stumbled a bit initially. Your blog lists many of the most important steps required to get back on track. Thanks a lot for sharing this info 🙂