Things to do for your new born Fedora Baby ;-)

Hi guys,

Whenever you newly install fedora to start working comfortably you need to install few additional softwares and plug-ins like audio,video codecs and vlc .I made a small help file for myself to get started in fedora whenever i newly install it.Here i am so happy to share it with you guys,Basically i use yum .So users without yum can find no help here.

* You need to edit two of your repository files: /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo. Now un-comment all the lines that start with  the term baseurl and place a comment before all lines that start with mirrorlist. This should be done for both the above files.
* Now edit your /etc/hosts file and append the following to it’s contents:
*If you are accessing internet through proxy server then set proxy like this.
export http_proxy


Install MP3 Players

Fedora ships without any form of MP3 playback. In order to add MP3 playback you must install from a 3rd party. The following                           requires the use of the RPMFusion repositories.

1.XMMS: simple, older GUI, minimalistic features (but still popular)

Installation through yum:

yum install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 xmms-pulse xmms-skins

2.Audacious: (A fork of Beep Media Player – BMP). XMMS rebuilt to be a little bit more modern. Still basic but much better than XMMS.

Installation through yum:

yum install audacious audacious-plugins-freeworld*

NOTE: There is a ‘*’ at the end.

3.Rhythmbox/Gstreamer – A simple audio application similar to iTunes layout.

Most of Rhythmbox and the Gstreamer system should be installed when installing Gnome (mentioned above). The missing components are just the MP3 (and other media) plugins.

Installation through yum:

yum install rhythmbox gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg

4.Amarok – A modern feature rich media player application.

It is helpful to have KDE installed first as this will reduce the download.

Installation through yum:

yum install amarok xine-lib-extras-freeworld

4.K3B CD-Burner MP3 Audio Decoding:

If you wish to make audio CD’s in K3b from MP3’s, install the following:Using yum:

yum install k3b-extras-freeworld

Note: PulseAudio – I was able to run most all these applications with either their default settings or using PulseAudio plugins enabled.

Install Media Players

1.VLC – VLC is a simpler media player with an easy to use interface. It also supports DVD playback. While most needs should be met with Xine and MPlayer some prefer VLC.

Installation through yum with RPMFusion enabled:

yum install vlc

Adobe Flash Plugin

The Adobe Flash plugin is available from Adobe’s website. Users can install the RPM directly or use Adobe’s YUM repository (recommended). Please note the plugin will not work directly on 64-bit browsers without some re-configuration.

For yum users (RECOMMENDED):

Install the Adobe YUM repository, and install through yum:

rpm -ivh

rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

yum install flash-plugin

Thank you guys for patiently read my tutorial.Hope it helps.Atleast it saves your time in searching google wildly.I m really waiting for your comments,suggestions and corrections 😉

–with regards,


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