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Basics

Becomming Root

$ su -l

Multiboot - Change default boot order (GRUB 2)

File: /etc/default/grub
GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
# grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
# grep ^menuentry /boot/grub2/grub.cfg | cut -d "'" -f2
# grub2-set-default <menu entry number>
# grub2-editenv list

Release Upgrade

# dnf upgrade --refresh
# dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
# dnf system-upgrade download --refresh --releasever=30
# dnf system-upgrade reboot
# dnf system-upgrade clean

RPM Fusion Repository

RPM Fusion provides software that the Fedora Project or Red Hat doesn't want to ship.

Required by:

# dnf install 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

Remove old Kernels

# dnf remove $(dnf repoquery --installonly --latest-limit=-1 -q)

Disable Firewall

Warning: Not recommended!
# systemctl disable firewalld.service

Disable SELinux

Warning: Not recommended!
File: /etc/selinux/config
SELINUX=permissive

Enable hard-restarting the X server via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
    Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp, "


Drivers

Graphics - NVIDIA (proprietary)

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install vdpauinfo libva-vdpau-driver libva-utils
Note: akmod takes care of automatically rebuilding the kernel module after each kernel update.
# dnf install akmod-nvidia kernel-devel

Optional: 32bit libraries needed e.g. for Wine.

# dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

To remove the driver and enable nouveau again:

# dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-nvidia\* nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

WLAN - Broadcom BCM43xx

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
Note: akmod takes care of automatically rebuilding the kernel module after each kernel update.
# dnf install broadcom-wl akmod-wl

Scanner - SANE compatible

# dnf install sane-backends-drivers-scanners


Software

Google Chrome

File: /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[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
# dnf install google-chrome-<stable/beta/unstable>

Skype

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install lpf-skype
# lpf update skype

Steam

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install steam

See Steam for known workarounds for common problems.

Java

# dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk

Java web plugin

# dnf install icedtea-web

KDE - Localization

# dnf install kde-l10n-de
# dnf install calligra-l10n-de

Skanlite - KDE scanner application

# dnf install skanlite

Digikam

# dnf install digikam

QMapShack

# dnf install qmapshack

mpv

# dnf install mpv

KeePassX - Password manager

# dnf install keepassx

Mumble - Voice chat software

# dnf install mumble

VLC media player

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install vlc

Audex - Audio grabber

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install audex

Wine - Windows compatibility layer

# dnf install wine

Kodi

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install kodi

LibreOffice

# dnf install libreoffice
# dnf libreoffice-langpack-de

Multimedia codecs

MP3 support

Note: You need to add the RPM Fusion Repository first.
# dnf install gstreamer1-plugins-ugly
# dnf install k3b-extras-freeworld

DNF package manager

Proxy

File: /etc/yum.conf
[main]
proxy=http://<server>:<port>

Fix broken transactions

# package-cleanup --cleandupes

Fix Error: db5-Error(-xxxxx) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery =

# rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*
# rpm --rebuilddb

Remove a package which fails to uninstall with dnf

# rpm -e --noscripts kde-settings-kdm-19-23.fc19