Fedora 25 Notes

San Francisco, California USA

Using x86_64 netinstall images as install media.


Use RPM Fusion Repositories.

Some basics

dnf install -y tcsh gnome-tweak-tool livecd-tools ncftp lftp

Install KDE, Razor-qt, and MATE Desktops

dnf install -y lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings mate-desktop mate-applets nm-connection-editor network-manager-applet caja mate-themes bluecurve-gtk-themes gnome-themes-legacy;
dnf groupinstall mate-desktop;  
dnf groupinstall kde-desktop;
dnf install -y gnome-themes;

Optionally mate-compiz can be installed:

dnf groupinstall mate-compiz;

Install the basics for media and VLC

dnf install -y vlc vlc-core vlc-extras;
dnf install -y gaupol mediainfo

Install media xtra codecs.

dnf install -y ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel ffmpeg-compat-devel gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-good-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-ffmpeg;
dnf install -y k3b-extras-freeworld;

Install negativo.
Use negativo17 repositories for HandBrake, volia.

dnf config-manager --add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-handbrake.repo;
dnf install -y HandBrake-gui HandBrake-cli;
dnf install -y makemkv mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui;
dnf install -y libdvdcss;

Use makemkv for Bluray.

Install some editors, utilities, and basics

dnf install -y calligra-words abiword emacs

Install devel 1

dnf install -y openni openni-devel openni-doc  tbb tbb-devel tbb-doc eigen3-devel eigen3-doc openrdate simple-mtpfs emacs python-BeautifulSoup

Install devel 2

dnf groupinstall -y "Development Tools";
dnf install -y gcc-c++ libstdc++-devel libstdc++-docs boost boost-devel boost-doc valgrind gdb elfutils nemiver dwarves dejagnu emacs expect flex bison cmake git-svn mpfr-devel libmpc-devel lsb;
dnf debuginfo-install glibc;

Install database

dnf install -y glom libpqxx-devel libpqxx postgresql-devel

Install computer vision (hand-build clandmarks and opencv if optimized)

dnf install -y CImg-devel rapidxml-devel opencv opencv-devel

Install graphic

dnf install -y freetype-freeworld inkscape* ufraw ufraw-gimp 

Install technical documentation toolchain

dnf install -y pdfedit texlive-pdfjam doxygen doxygen-latex graphviz  docbook5-style-xsl docbook5-schemas docbook2X docbook-style-xsl dblatex texinfo-tex dblatex docbook-utils-pdf  graphviz-python graphviz-R graphviz-graphs graphviz-doc R-core

Install sysadmin

sudo dnf install -y system-config-network system-config-samba system-config-services system-config-users system-config-firewall system-config-httpd

See separate posts on getting Nvidia and TensorFlow optimized CUDA up.


Something wrong with file indexing, it is consuming gigabytes of memory. Turn off search in the Gnome menu, but this is insufficient. Instead, use

balooctl disable

Set ulimits higher. Modify /etc/security/limits.cof like so:

*** limits.conf.f25	2016-12-11 23:27:46.609458649 -0800
--- limits.conf	2016-12-15 20:16:57.289245497 -0800
*** 52,57 ****
--- 52,58 ----
  #*               soft    core            0
  #*               hard    rss             10000
  #@student        hard    nproc           20
  #@faculty        soft    nproc           20
  #@faculty        hard    nproc           50
*** 59,61 ****
--- 60,67 ----
  #@student        -       maxlogins       4
  # End of file
+ bkoz               hard    nofile	8092
+ bkoz               soft    nofile       8092

In addition, it seems as if there is a bug with nmcli when using the Mate window manager. Mostly, it doesn’t work (along with nm-applet when used in a programmatic fashion from C/C++ code. So, use GNOME, as much as it hurts.