The following config will demonstrate how to install Adobe Flash player on Fedora Linux. The following linux commands are separated into two sections to show Adobe Flash player installation for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Adobe Flash player installation on Fedora Linux 32-bit

# rpm -ivh
# rpm –import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
# yum -y install flash-plugin

Currently, the default python version on Fedora Linux is Python 2. Later Fedora Linux release 22 will ship with the Python 3 as a default version. In this config you will learn how to switch between python versions on Fedora Linux. Let's start by listing all Python versions available on your Fedora system:
# ls /usr/bin/python*
/usr/bin/python   /usr/bin/python2.7         /usr/bin/python3    /usr/bin/python3.4m           /usr/bin/python-coverage
/usr/bin/python2  /usr/bin/python2-coverage  /usr/bin/python3.4  /usr/bin/python3-mako-render
Now, check your default python version:
# python -V
Python 2.7.8
To change python version on per user basis simply create a new alias in you .bashrc located under your home directory:
$ alias python='/usr/bin/python3.4'
$ . ~/.bashrc
$ python --version
Python 3.4.2

In this config we will install a official Nvidia GeForce driver on Fedora Linux. The system used for this installation is Fedora 21 however, the below config should work for any subsequent Fedora Linux release version. First download the official NVIDIA driver installer from Your driver version will be different as this depends on your graphic card version eg.:
Two conditions must be fulfilled before we can start the actual NVIDIA driver installation:
  • nouveau free nvidia driver must be disabled
  • X Server must be disabled
To comply with the both above conditions the below command will disable nouveau nvidia driver:
# dracut --omit-drivers nouveau /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r) --force

Below we will install missing video and audio plugins such us MPEG-4, MP3 on Fedora linux. First enable free and nonfree package repository on your system RPMFusion on your system:
# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
# yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
The above packages are for Fedora 21 Linux so check RPMFusion website to update the above links so they math your Fedora Linux system. Once you have run the above commands you need to update repository index:
# yum update

To create a Fedora Linux Live bootable USB key you will need Fedora Linux ISO image and some sort of USB key with disk size higher than the actual ISO image size. Currently, the size of Fedora 21 Live image is 1.3GB:
# ls -lh /home/lrendek/Downloads/Fedora-Live-Workstation-i686-21-5.iso
-rw-rw-r--. 1 lrendek lrendek 1.3G Dec  4 08:38 Fedora-Live-Workstation-i686-21-5.iso

Submit your RESUME, create a JOB ALERT or subscribe to RSS feed on
Subscribe to NEWSLETTER and receive latest news, jobs, career advice and tutorials.
Get extra help by visiting our LINUX FORUM or simply use comments below.