How to install and use snaps on Fedora

Developed by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and originally meant to be used on the latter, the Snappy package manager is a free and open source software used to install and manage snap packages. The purpose of Snap packages, just like flatpaks, is to distribute sandboxed and self-contained applications (applications are packaged together with their dependencies).

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Fedora Workstation running GNOME desktop

Fedora Download

The Fedora Linux distribution is sponsored and backed by Red Hat. It’s available for free and acts as a sort of testing ground for Red Hat’s flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, Fedora contains many of the newest ideas and bleeding edge technology.

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VirtualBox Guest Additions installation of Fedora Linux

Virtualbox Guest additions installation on Fedora Linux

If you’re running Fedora Linux inside a VirtualBox virtual machine, installing the Guest Additions software will help you get the most out of the system. VirtualBox Guest Additions will give the machine more capabilities, such as a shared clipboard with the host system, drag and drop file transfer, and automatic window resizing.

This makes copying data to and from a host system much more convenient. It also changes the VM’s resolution automatically when its window is resized, so you don’t need to change it manually. Guest Additions will work with just about any Linux distribution, but instrutions can differ because of dependencies and package managers.

In this guide, we’ll be going over the step by step instructions to get VirtualBox Guest Additions installed on Fedora Linux. With these instructions, it doesn’t matter what host system you’re using, as long as the virtual machine is running Fedora. This guide assumes that you’ve already installed Fedora in the VM correctly.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install VirtualBox Guest Addition on Fedora
VirtualBox Guest Additions installation of Fedora Linux

VirtualBox Guest Additions installation of Fedora Linux

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Configuring Apache virtual hosts on Fedora

Configure Apache VirtualHost on Fedora

Apache web servers utilize the virtual host feature in order to host more than one website. If you have Apache installed on Fedora Linux and want to run multiple websites, this is the route you will have to take. But don’t worry, Apache makes it rather easy to setup and configure virtual hosts.

In this guide, we’ll go through the step by step instructions to configure Apache virtual hosts on Fedora.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to configure Apache virtual hosts on Fedora Linux

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Installing NVIDIA GeForce video driver on Fedora Linux

NVIDIA GeForce Driver Installation on Fedora Linux 64-bit

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU.

The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using a Bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

In this NVIDIA Drivers installation guide you will learn:

  • How to install NVIDIA graphic driver automatically using RPM Fusion and manually using the official NVIDIA driver from
  • How to identify your NVIDIA graphic card model on your operating system
  • Where to download the NVIDIA driver package for Fedora Linux
  • How to install prerequisites for a successful Nvidia Driver compilation and installation on Fedora Linux
  • How to disable the nouveau driver
  • How to successfully install NVIDIA Drivers on your Fedora Linux operating system.

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Writing Fedora ISO file to bootable USB key

How to create a Fedora Linux Live bootable USB key

A great feature of many Linux distributions is that you can create a live USB (or CD/DVD) key and boot directly into it. This allows you to try out an operating system, troubleshoot an existing installation, or install Linux onto the system’s hard drive.

Fedora is one of those distributions of Linux that allows us to boot into a usable environment directly from USB. In order to do that, we just need to write the Fedora installation file (.ISO format) to the USB thumb drive.

In this guide, we’ll go over the step by step instructions to create a Fedora bootable USB key via either command line or GUI. Follow along with us to get your USB key setup through Fedora’s Media Writer tool or the ddrescue command utility.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to download Fedora and Fedora Media Writer
  • How to create Fedora bootable USB with Media Writer (GUI method)
  • How to create Fedora bootable USB with ddrescue (command line method)

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Docker running a container image on Fedora Linux

How to install Docker on Fedora Linux system

Docker is a tool that is used to run software in a container. It’s a great way for developers and users to worry less about compatibility with an operating system and dependencies because the contained software should run identically on any system.

Docker is available for download and installation on Fedora as well as most other distributions of Linux. However, installing it on Fedora can be a bit tricky because Red Hat doesn’t offer native support for Docker on its distributions. Instead, Red Hat pushes support for Podman, an alternative to Docker. This makes Docker a bit harder to install, but it’s still possible on Fedora.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install Docker on Fedora and get started with installing containerized software. After Docker is installed, you can use it to install software packages much the same way you would use your distro’s package manager to download an app. The difference of using Docker is that everything is more automated, with compatibility and dependencies no longer being potential issues.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Docker
  • How to start Docker and make it run automatically at boot
  • How to run Docker without root
  • How to search for a Docker image
  • How to install a Docker image
  • How to run a Docker image
  • How to monitor Docker with various commands
  • How to automatically start a Docker container

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Installing Concrete5 CMS on Fedora Linux

Installation of Concrete5 CMS on Fedora Linux

Concrete5 is a CMS (content management system) which allows users to edit any page via editing toolbar and change its content or design without reading complicated manuals or navigating a complex administration back-end.

In this article, we’ll go over the step by step to install Concrete5 CMS on Fedora Linux. This will include setting up Apache as an HTTP server, various PHP modules, and MariaDB to host the database.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install prerequisite packages for Concrete5 CMS
  • How to setup a MariaDB database and user for Concrete5
  • How to install and configure Concrete5 CMS

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Installation of KeePassX Password Manager on Fedora Linux

KeePassX is a cross platform password manager to allow users to store and organize password and keep them safe using advanced encryption techniques. This guide describes how to install KeePassX password manager on Fedora Linux.

KeePassX Download

First download source code from the KeePassX official download page. Example:

$ wget

Installation Prerequisites

In the next step we are going to install all prerequisites in order to success fly compile KeePassX:

$ sudo yum install qt-devel qt-config gcc-c++ libXtst-devel

Compilation and Installation

At this point we are ready to decompress KeePassX. Please note your version maybe different:

$ tar xzf keepassx-0.4.3.tar.gz 
$ cd keepassx-0.4.3/

and compile using make:

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