This is a personal (yet fairly generic) guide to setting up the GNU/Linux Fedora 17 operating system. Currently it is written only for the 32-bit version of Fedora but I will update this guide should a personal need arise for a 64-bit guide (though the difference is very small).
Download the default (live) .iso from The Fedora Project, burn it onto a disc and set your BIOS to boot from the disk. Install and then update the base system:
su -c 'yum -y update' && reboot
RPM Repositories & Software
Install the Free and NonFree RPM Fusion repositories as well as the Abobe repository. (Dropbox, Google repositories etc. as you like …)
su -c 'rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm && rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
Install your favourite software and plugins from the repositories you have installed.
su -c 'yum -y install AdobeReader_enu blender darktable \
devede dopewars dvipdfmx evince-dvi fceux filezilla \
flash-plugin fontforge gens gimp gnome-games-extra gnucash \
grip gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad \
gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly \
gtk-recordmydesktop inkscape k3b kernel-modules-extra \
libreoffice lsdvd mencoder mplayer mixxx scribus snes9x \
texlive-latex thunderbird VirtualBox wget xbmc zsnes'
To add DVD-playback:
Keep your system up-to-date!
su -c 'yum -y update'
Proprietary NVIDIA Drivers
No definite guide. When I’ve found a method that works each and every time, I’ll update this guide immediately.
Requires the proprietary NVIDIA Drivers to be installed. To install the X-Plane 10 flight simulator, download the latest installer/updater from x-plane.com, un-pack it (in this case, to the Downloads directory), put DVD # 1 in the drive, open the Terminal when it has been recognized and …
cd /home/user/Downloads && ./"X-Plane 10 Installer Linux"
Get info, eg.:
[user@host ~]$ uname -a
Linux host 3.5.2-3.fc17.i686 #1 SMP Tue Aug 21 19:48:20 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux