So you have already installed Fedora 20 but don’t know where to start ? Although Fedora 20 works out of the box but still lack some necessary functionality for obvious reasons. Here is a post install step by step guide for Fedora 20.
The very first thing you should do after installing Fedora is update your system. Sometimes some minor bugs are left intentionally as the OS has to be released on a fixed date and those bugs are normally fixed in a Day 1 patch, so it is a good idea to update the system just after a fresh install.
su yum update
Enable RPM Fusion
Official Fedora repo has most of the Free Software for your needs but you have to enable the RPM Fusion repo to install your favorite non-free software, the entire process is pretty simple. Copy paste the below code in your terminal and you are done.
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'
Install Nvidia Proprietary Driver
All the propriety drivers including Nvidia are only available in RPM Fusion repo so make sure you have the repo enabled before proceeding further.
akmod-nvidia for GeForce 8/9/200/300/400/500/600/700 series cards
sudo yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
kmod-nvidia for GeForce 8/9/200/300/400/500/600/700 series cards
sudo yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
akmod-nvidia-304xx for GeForce 6/7 series cards
sudo yum install akmod-nvidia-304xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-libs
kmod-nvidia-304xx for GeForce 6/7 series cards
sudo yum install kmod-nvidia-304xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-libs
Akmod vs. kmod
Many will mistakenly install kmod instead of akmod. Akmod is the preferred option, similar to dkms, in that is dynamically rebuilds the kernel module whenever a new kernel is installed, instead of the user having to rebuild each kernel module whenever there is a new kernel release. A disadvantage to akmod is that it required more space than kmod-compiled modules.
That is it. Reboot your system and Nvidia drivers will be working.
Install AMD Proprietary Drivers
AMD drivers are not yet there in the Fedora 20 repos and please don’t try to use the Fedora 19 drivers as you will end up with a black screen on boot.
Install Adobe Flash
For x86_64 (64-bit)
sudo yum install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm -y
For x86 (32-bit)
sudo yum install http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm -y
Install the Flash
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux sudo yum install flash-plugin -y
Sudo yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qtwebkit.i686
Download the latest Skype RPM file here.
Execute the downloaded RPM file and Skype will be running in no time.
sudo yum install VLC
That is it. You can install any software by using the above command and replace VLC with the software you want to install.