Setting up a Cinnamon based Fedora Desktop
As most of you know I switch to using Korora 25 back in April and then when they did not update in a timely manner, I switched to Fedora 26. Now 27 is current.
Well, I just received a new desktop and needed to set things up again, so I thought I would document the process I use.
1: Download Fedora, I only recommend the NetInstall version, because then you know that everything is up to date during install.
2: Install Fedora and choose the Cinnamon Desktop option. Also set a root password and then create your user and give it admin rights.
3: After you log in the first time, start installing things you are going to use.
sudo dnf install sysstat htop glances libreoffice dnf-automatic icedtea-web shutter nextcloud-client git
4: Install the RPM Fusion Free repo to get your:
HTML 5 playback - https://mangolassi.it/topic/15881/using-html5-playback-in-firefox-on-fedora
Telegram - https://mangolassi.it/topic/14947/install-telegram-desktop-on-fedora-26-and-newer-with-cinnamon-desktop
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm sudo dnf install telegram-desktop ffmpeg-libs
sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[code]\nname=Visual Studio Code\nbaseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/vscode\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc" > /etc/yum.repos.d/vscode.repo' sudo dnf install code
sudo dnf install -y https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
# note this requires the root password su -c "dnf install @virtualization" su -c "systemctl start libvirtd" su -c "systemctl enable libvirtd" sudo gpasswd -a USERNAME libvirt
That is about it.
Most of these have some minor setup steps of their own and I will link to existing posts for those as I get a bit of time.
@JaredBusch Nice Guide!
Some links added for reference to the original post. I will edit more as I find anything I failed to install.
Obsolesce last edited by Obsolesce
@tim_g said in Setting up a Cinnamon based Fedora Desktop:
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm sudo dnf install telegram ffmpeg-libs
telegram-desktopis what I used. Does just
telegramwork for you?
No, that was a late night typo on my part. Fixed.
gitto step 3. Not sure how I missed that.
JaredBusch last edited by
Well crap, I never added pictures to step 2.
I will try to get to that later this afternoon.