What to do after installing Fedora 21

Hello friends from FromLinux, today I bring you the post-installation tutorial for Fedora 21 with your default Gnome environment. Before as usual some images:

Fedora 21

Fedora 21

Fedora 21

Go for it…

Where do I get Fedora 21?

32 bit


64 bit


The other versions such as KDE, LXDE, XFCE or Mate can be downloaded from here:

Download Fedora

Now we open the terminal and under root we execute:

Upgrade system:

yum update

RPMFusion installation:

wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-21.noarch.rpm && yum install rpmfusion-free-release-21.noarch.rpm wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org /nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-21.noarch.rpm && yum install rpmfusion-nonfree-release-21.noarch.rpm

Flash installation:

You download the package from the official website: http://get.adobe.com/cz/flashplayer/ choosing the version for yum and with double click the downloaded package is installed.

Installation of the most used packages:

yum update && yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk flash-plugin icedtea-web firefox thunderbird unrar zip unzip p7zip vlc libreoffice gimp wget mc htop gnome-tweak-tool filezilla system-config-firewall brazier

Codec installation:

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

Install build essential (optional):

yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"

And ready. They already have their Fedora 21 ready :).

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  1.   Chapparral said

    Great, Peter.

    1.    peterczech said

      Thank you

  2.   Ivan Barra said

    Thank you @petercheco for sharing, I have not given Fryer a chance for a long time, although perhaps some who do not like SystemD make a fork and put #Fuuuudora.

    Let's set up a virtual one out there and see how it goes.


    1.    Ivan Barra said

      How weird that I say that I use windows 8.1, when I am using the Windows 10 Developer Preview in my work ...

    2.    peterczech said

      You are welcome friend. It deserves to be tested :).

  3.   louis said

    Great distro, we will test in a virtual machine how it works.

  4.   dario said

    Does fedora come with gnome tweak tool? because if not, I recommend it 🙂

    1.    peterczech said

      In the guide comes its installation ...

    2.    peterczech said

      In my guide comes how to install ...

    3.    bellon666 said

      It installs with the updates above. Thanks for the post.

  5.   Fedorian said

    The most important and first of all is to remove that rubbish genome and put a decent desktop like KDE [/ troll]

    Seriously (well, what was before was also half serious xD) there are very good repositories for Fedora that are mentioned very little but for me they are almost essential (and for those who put them I think they will be too)


    yum install http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/free/fedora/russianfedora-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

    yum install http://mirror.yandex.ru/fedora/russianfedora/russianfedora/nonfree/fedora/russianfedora-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

    Chromium, Skype, Opera, rar, flash, java 1.6 and more. Almost nothing xD. Thanks to the fact that this repo provides the flash player, you can do without the adobe repo.

    Postinstallerf: A repo with varied software, especially multimedia, converters, etc. Very useful, the guy on this website maintains it:


    wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ https://raw.github.com/kuboosoft/postinstallerf/master/postinstallerf.repo

    You can then install a kind of software center with this:

    yum install postinstallerf

    It is interesting to install certain programs and make certain configurations. The bad thing is that this program installs the Dropbox repo that if you don't use Gnome it doesn't interest and a chromium repo that doesn't interest either since Russianfedora already provides this package. I use the post transaction actions plugin to delete those repos every time that application is updated.

    Finally, this repo is a bit weird:

    Rpm-sphere: It contains thousands of packages, the bad thing is that it is not very reliable, there are packages that you install them and they do not work in any way and other packages that are broken, but it is worth it for the packages that do work and the lot of gtk and icon themes it provides. I have installed some chess engines, the graphical interface of the sopcast and something else. I highly recommend installing it, you never know when you are going to find something inside that you need.

    wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/zhonghuaren/Fedora_20/home:zhonghuaren.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/rpm-sphere.repo

    There is still no version of the repo for Fedora 21. However, the repo will work and you can modify it later by modifying the file so that it points to Fedora 21. The repo is active, by the way, the last modification is from December 1st.

  6.   nando said

    petercheco, ... how good the system has been in Fedora, ... you are an expert in Linux and free software.
    By the way, when you come out with the second guide on how to customize and decorate FreeBSD with Xfce and Slim?,… .. greetings.

    1.    Daniel said

      Chupamedias, we say to these individuals.

      1.    nando said

        You will be a silly voice that you like to insult people for no reason.

    2.    peterczech said

      Hello Nando and thank you very much. At the moment I am playing with the firewall and doing crazy things with server packages. A post about it will come soon and then FreeBSD with Gnome-shell which consumes 230 megabytes of Ram :).

      1.    vctrsnts said

        Looking forward to the second part of the document. Thanks peterchecho with the first part ...

        To tell you the truth, I am thinking of leaving Debian and going to FreeBSD, I have tried it for years, but now with the change of pkg, it is more comfortable for me.

        Although the only thing that slows me down (because I have validated that it has all the programs I need) is how the Wi-Fi connections are made. Right now in GNU / Linux, there is wicd, but I see that it is not ported to FreeBSD and I that with the laptop I am connecting to different wifis, because I see a bit of a stick to modify the connection files (I think rc.conf and wpa ). Have you solved this issue? Like. If you use wifi ...

        Thanks for everything…

      2.    peterczech said

        Hi @Vctrsnts
        I recommend you try wifimgr to manage your wifis.

        pkg install wifimgr

        Problem solved.
        a greeting

      3.    Hector said

        Since you mention FreeBSD, it would be great to have a complete guide to installing gnome, because I have hit myself with that installation and nothing that got to the graphical environment completely in peace 😐

    3.    slimTelmex said

      What a good connoisseur Peter is !!!
      As a whole GNU / Linux expert says 🙂
      We need the second guide to beautify FreeBSD xfce please, I already want it to look like a fedora, with its awesome icons.

      1.    peterczech said

        Download these packages:


        You extract them and create two folders in your home. One with the name .icons and another with the name .themes

        In the .icons folder you paste the folders Numix circle and Numix
        In the folder .themes paste the folder Numix (GTK)

        Now you just choose the themes in the XFCE settings.

  7.   arazal said

    I find it very useful for the superfans of this distro. It is always good to see how software, whether more free or less free, progress.

    I wish: I hope that for the next version of Fedora a pc will come out that has the option to pre-install it, because free software will be many things, but above all of them I am convinced that it is diverse, something that it does not have, and it gives me my who will never have, proprietary software. A strength that Fedora –like the others– with each step they take demonstrate


  8.   moony said

    realize that you are a Red Hat beta-tester and choose to install any other GNU / Linux that is not planned by a private company.
    Greetings from the south.
    PS: I couldn't help it, my apologies to the "touchy geeks."

    1.    Pamp said

      Stop saying stupid things. Fedora only develops and supports free software and if you don't know what that is, I would understand your comment. Both you and Red Hat benefit from the work of this distribution, which is constantly innovating.

      1.    ianpocks said

        Pamp supports free software but it comes with non-free firmware, so it is not included in the fsf distros

      2.    dario said

        let's leave extremism, microsoft and many other companies etc have collaborated in the development of linux, won't they use linux so as not to be beta tester of these?
        ianpock the same thing happens with ubuntu even the fsf has criticized ubuntu much more than fedora. saying it has spyware from amazon and to top it off it is not soft free

      3.    moony said

        guys, guys ... there are no extremisms or lies here. It is a question that we DO NOT LET, as far as possible and conscious, that a business group (with their particular needs) manage the orientation, image and evolution of the operating system that may be on your pc. Fedora meets these goals for Red Hat. Now so does Centos.
        Other distros committed to business development include Suse and Ubuntu.
        PS: do I have to clarify that the interests of the users are not those of the companies?

      4.    moony said

        auto brainwash !!
        ... For 10 pesos more we put conditioner, so he has a bright and entrepreneurial head!

    2.    Pamp said

      But understand that it is free software and you have the freedom to run, modify, study and distribute it.
      In the professional sector both Fedora and Red Hat have been very supportive of free software and even Suse benefits from it.

  9.   ianpocks said

    daryo of the answer 18. I am not an extremist (I am only an extremist in not using systemd, there if I agree with you) as you can see I answered you with Ubuntu (Well it was really Lubuntu). I only say it because many say that it is 100% Free Software and has non-free firmware. And much more than standard Ubuntu. I can confirm it to you because the fedora / centos / stella distros whenever I have used them, the wifi has worked well for me without installing any driver (I have the b4318) instead in Ubuntu yes.
    PS: I don't think that in lubuntu I have amazon-spyware.

    1.    Pamp said

      Does not include non-free and patent-related packages. You can check their free software guidelines and they are very strict.
      The only thing that is not free is firmware.
      But what I mean is that he does a lot of work for the community. By developing free software, everyone benefits, not just Red Hat. So goodbye to your prejudices. Because thanks to Fedora a lot of technology has been improved.

  10.   Nano said

    Thanks for the tips!

    I already have a properly configured Gnome 3.14 Antergos. As both are a Gnome 3.14, does anyone know what added value this Fedora 21 has? Is it faster? Is it better pre-configured? Etc.

    All the reviews paint it "great!" but I don't see anything that another gnome 3.14 distro doesn't have ...
    It gives me that I am going to install it in another partition and I am going to end up with two equal systems 🙂

    Thank you!

    1.    peterczech said

      Well the Gnome project is widely funded by Red Hat so the integration of Gnome in Fedora is great. I recommend that you try it and you will see :).

  11.   Mario Garcia said

    Very good contribution 🙂

    1.    peterczech said

      Thank you :).

  12.   Roberto said

    Good contribution!!!!!

    1.    peterczech said

      Thank you :).

  13.   Rui Quaresma said

    Hello, I liked the description of Fedora 21, once installed, it would be possible to improve the type of "fonts" (fontconfig-infinality). Right now I am using openSUSE 13.2 with this type of font improvement that fedora cannot do 21 thank you help thanks

    1.    dwarf said


      Try Fedy, it has an option to improve font rendering (among many other things).
      You don't have your repo for F21 yet but it works great.

      su -c "curl https://satya164.github.io/fedy/fedy-installer -o fedy-installer && chmod + x fedy-installer && ./fedy-installer »


    2.    peterczech said

      Open the terminal and login as root. Then follow these steps:

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

      Paste this content:

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

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

      Save with CTRL + O and close with CTRL + X.

      yum install fontconfig-infinality

      and ready :).

  14.   derio said

    Very good post, the bad thing about Fedora has systemD, there are users with freebsd.

    1.    Rui Quaresma said

      Hello, come help thanks done as described with this and it went well, now I have the Fedora 21 sources with a great quality. I would like to thank you for your availability and help also those who want Fedora 21 sources with good quality to see with this described here. Thank you.

      1.    peterczech said

        You're welcome :).

  15.   Alaska said

    Peter, which is better Fedora 21 or CentOS 7?

    1.    peterczech said

      CentOS 7 is better in my opinion, but Fedora 21 Workstation is closer to it and has more software and Gnome 3.14:)…

      1.    Alaska said

        What Linux distributions do you use, what do you think are the best ones to do all kinds of jobs?

      2.    Alaska said

        What linux distributions do you use? Which do you think are the best to do everything?

      3.    peterczech said

        Let's see Alask, I have stayed with FreeBSD 10.1 on the server and on the desktop and laptop I maintain a stable distro with great CentOS 7 support. It is a distro with many packages and together with the EPEL repo it does not lack anything. Above you get 10 years of support.

  16.   diukx said

    I come from CRUNCHBANG, I have been using this distribution for 3 years, I got tired and switched to Fedora ... so far so good. Hopefully I can deepen.

  17.   George said

    "What to do after installing fedora" ???? the same as always, uninstall it.

  18.   Isaac robles said

    Very good your post, I just installed F21, haha ​​the truth, I must confess (as I saw in some other article here) that I am a "distr-jummper" I have tried [U / X / K / L] buntu, Debian, Mint , elementary, and a long etcetera that I don't even remember anymore, the truth is that the installation of F21 seemed quite fast, and easy (just a bit tangled when doing manual partitioning since I maintain a partition with W8.1). The truth is that I am more fluid than Ubuntu-GNOME and my machine is an old and reliable VAIO VGN-N350FE (Intel Core Duo CPU T2350 @ 1.867GHz, 2GB of RAM, 120GB HD [IDE]) and the truth is that it is The distro that shows the best performance (along with elementary), the only advantage that elementary has on my laptop is that only with elementary my laptop turns on without being connected, but it is old and the truth does not last too long so that does not matter. it must be connected all the time. I hope you continue to contribute content about F21. Greetings from Coahuila, Mexico

    1.    peterczech said

      Thank you very much and I'm glad 😀

  19.   kik1n said

    Hi Peter, as soon as I switched to Fedora 21, I was impressed with the installation; since I installed the proprietary Ati drivers.
    I'm just updating, but I have a question, the rpmfusion repositories have 2 versions: release 21 and release stable. Which do you recommend?
    I ask, because I see that the stable has not been updated in quite some time.

    I changed because I am looking for a stable and current system, but that I can without updating in months and without breaking the system.

    1.    peterczech said

      I always install the version corresponding to the version of the distro, so I recommend that you use version 21 free and 21 nonfree.

      Greetings friend 😀

      1.    kik1n said

        Greetings Peter.
        I just uninstalled Fedora, I don't like it already being on the desktop, it gave me a lot of problems: Slow repositories, they don't install properly, Firefox closes, I saw less polished the proprietary Ati drivers (fglrx).
        Now I'm on Arch, but now I want Ciclyc distros, I'm tired of fighting with the system.
        I was thinking of Ubuntu (but trying to lighten Unity) or Lmint with Cinnamon, but what I'm seeing is the issue of Upgrading from one version to another: 12.04 to 14.04.
        Greetings 😀 and happy holidays (February 14).

      2.    peterczech said

        Well that's weird Kikin since I have no problems with Fedora and Gnome-shell ... For the speed of the repositories there is a plugin ...

        yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror

        What about the proprietary Ati drivers… Fedora always installs free drivers and never installs proprietary ones by default… For proprietary drivers, you have to do a few steps:


        A greeting :).

      3.    kik1n said

        Yes, I thought so with the free drivers, I really did install the free ones, so I changed them but still, I didn't like it.
        Yes, I also used the "fastestmirror", etc ... But it gave me a bad impression.
        In my case I installed the Xfce version, because I wanted something light. If Arch fails me (which is the most possible), I will give Fedora one more chance and Ubuntu the next. I already have the Usb installation ready for each one 😀

      4.    peterczech said

        Well, I'm going to give Slackware a new opportunity in its version 14.2, which is about to be caramelized: D ... Why? By KDE 5, XFCE 4.12, LXQT and by:


        Which is already available for 14.1 but in 14.2 it will be included in the distro ... And goodbye to manual dependency resolution in Slackware ...: D.

      5.    kik1n said

        No, I'm no longer interested in experimenting. I know that Slackware is very stable, but it is not very recurring and if something happens, there is not much documentation for it; so now I'm going for Ubuntu, at least I know that the only thing that can screw me is Unity. But I will try to make it light.

      6.    aleqwerty said

        Hi Peter…

        When is SlackWare 14.2 released? I'm anxious ... 😉

      7.    peterczech said

        Hi @AleQwerty, from what I know, it will be at the end of March or beginning of April:)…
        @ kik1n The only thing Ubuntu will give you with its Unity is going to be bugs in the packages coming from the testing / unstable branch of Debian ... Almost better to stay in Arch than to use Ubuntu: D.

      8.    kik1n said

        Yes, I saw, I threw the graphical environment trying to lighten unity.
        I will try to stay on arch until my love for oSUSE returns.

      9.    aleqwerty said

        Ok, thanks @petercheco I'll be attentive 😉

  20.   Pablo said

    Hello Peter,
    Thank you very much for taking the trouble to make things easier for the new ones. I am new to fedora and I am about to try it. After the installation I started with your advice but the wget did not work for me ... however it did work like this:
    su -c 'dnf install –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

    that I got from another website, could you explain me why?
    greetings and thank you very much !!!

    1.    peterczech said

      Hello and thank you very much for the compliment :). With wget what you do is just download the package and then you must install it by double clicking it or by executing yum install rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm && yum install rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

      What you have done is download and install at the same time using a new Fedora program (DNF) which replaces the old YUM.

      a greeting

  21.   Nicholas Rincon said

    Good post, greetings, look, I have already done all the post installation in fedora 21, and I am having problems when installing software from the software center, not all applications have the install button, when before they did, and when I try to install An application I put my root pass and it tells me that there was an error in the download, you can help me. Thank you

    1.    peterczech said

      Hello, the Fedora software center has a peculiar problem and that is that it only works with the base repos and not with the repos like rpmfusion, etc ... I advise you to install yumex which has no problem.

      For Fedora 21 and earlier:
      yum install yumex

      For Fedora 22 and later:
      dnf install yumex-dnf

      a greeting

  22.   solis.sob said

    Very good contribution, it is appreciated
    Greetings from Lonquimay, Araucanía, Chile

  23.   jovas said

    Good post, but how do I install applications such as multimedia players, office, burners and browsers without internet in fedora 21?

    1.    peterczech said

      Without internet, you have to create a local repository from the full dvd: