How to quickly get started using Fedora?

Hello, I really love Fedora’s vision and I did installed it around 2 days ago. I am also fairly new to GNU/Linux. I am struggling with getting stuff done. I am still trying to play videos on my Chromium browser and displaying image/video previews on Dolphin took me some time. So, is there a starting script that you use on Fedora fresh installs?

Also, a help with getting Chromium play videos would be good.

-Thanks

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@cuqer did you enable RPM Fusion and install media codecs?

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

sudo dnf group install multimedia

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@cuqer did you enable RPM Fusion and install media codecs?

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

sudo dnf group install multimedia

Hello, this solved the problem. I know that Fedora don’t have these packages installed by default. What are the other packages that you need to install/that are installed by default on other distros? I mean, I have used Manjaro before and I didn’t need to install these things to start using my computer.

Fedora doesn’t ship some packages in its official repositories because of licensing issues, but RPMFusion is semi-official and very stable. You can search name of a package to install with sudo dnf search KEYWORD. As for which packages to install, it depends on which programs you need.

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There’s vaapi-chromium for watching videos, it should be in repos.
About previews in Dolphin, you may want to check Dolphin’s settings. If the size limit for files to show a preview is too small it might take a while or not show at all. So check that, and check the list of files you want previews (there’s a list of extensions you can tick on/off).
Hope this helps you.

Hello, I have installed vaapi-chromium. For the thumbnails of videos, I needed to install ffmpegthumbnailer I guess, I don’t remember the package name. I mean, there was no problem with those types of things before. I know that Fedora don’t ship these but someone must have created a script to auto-install these right?

It is ffmpegthumbnailer

You can write your own, also don’t run anyone else’s script unless you understand what is does completely.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm \
                 https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

# Add other groups you want to install
sudo dnf group install multimedia

# Add other packages you want to install
sudo dnf install ffmpegthumbnailer

# Add packages you want to remove
sudo dnf remove <PACKAGE-NAME>

#Update all packages
# sudo dnf upgrade

You can add other things you need to do, like disabling services you don’t need, cloning and installing your dotfiles. Alternatively, you can use a configuration management system like ansible.

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