Fedora 24 – 64bit Install guide (updated)


Two weeks into the install of the laptop, everything runs fast and stable.

On my home rig, I chose to encrypt whole partition, this is annoying  so  I will do  a reinstall later on.


I have run on/off Linux for the last 5-8 years, but only as my main OS for the last 2 years.

Running various Ubuntu, Arch, Opensuse, with Mate, Gnome, XFCE, Unity.


So far, the feeling I get,  The foundation: Fedora, is super stable, more so than Ubuntu/Arch. The getting the applications you need, have more of a Windows  feel to it.on the need to crawl the internet for repo/rpm install files.


Please feel free to give any comment, tips on a more lean install guide.

Thor Grotle


Machine 1

Lenovo X230 8GB RAM

Encrypted home folder


Machine 2

Asus P8Z68 with Intel core I5 2500k -16GB RAM

Nvidia Geforce 770 2GB RAM

Ocz Vertex 4 – 256Gb (All for fedora)

Samsung 840 Evo – (Windows on that sucker for gaming)

2 x 250GB WD (Windows software striped RAID)

2 Dell monitors 1080p (1 DVI, 1 Displayport )


Apple aluminium full size keyboard.

Presonus Audiobox USB soundcard (Tweak to pulseaudio needed)

Steam Controller

Brother DCP 9020cdn Printer


Usage scenario:

Internet surf.


Photo and video editing,

Games on steam

Diablo III in Playonlinux



Present in repo RPM-Fusion Repo External download Present at install
SImple Scan VLC Brother scanner Driverl Boxes
Virtual Machine Manager MPV Brother DCP-9020CDW Printer driver Git
Darktable FFmpeg Google Chrome Firefox
Entangle Nvidia Driver PlayOnLinux Evolution
Redshift-gtk Steam Rhythmbox
vim Spotify Shotwell
Hexchat Aftershot Pro v1 Libreoffice
Terminator Lightworks
youtube-dl Teamviewer
Alacarte Atom Editor
mc Pixeluvo
Gnome tweak tool


Install Guide:

Update fedora 24

  • sudo dnf update


Add Fedy + RPM-Fusion repo 


Pro-tip: If you need to remove a repo from dnf repo, just remove the proper file from

  • /etc/yum.repos.d/


Install Nvidia proprietary driver install:

  • sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia “kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)”
  • sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686


Brother DCP-9020CDW scanner:

– Main site to download drivers from:


Printerdriver install:

  • sudo setsebool -P cups_execmem on    # Turns SELinux of for cups.
  • wget http://www.itso.dk/files/brother-dcp-9020cdw.ppd
  • sudo cp brother-dcp-9020cdw.ppd /usr/share/cups/model/Brother/brother_dcp9020cdn_printer_en.ppd


Scannerdriver install:


Presonus Audiobox USB:

Audio glitches a bit, but can be fixed with this small guide I wrote



Steam Controller:

Works out of the box in steam big picture mode.

Encrypt home dir:

For my laptop I wanted to encrypt my  homedir, I chose ecryptfs to do that task.



Install programs from default repo and RPM-fusion repo

  • sudo dnf -y install simple-scan virt-manager darktable entangle redshift-gtk vim hexchat terminator youtube-dl alacarte mc libldm cryptfs-utils gnome-tweak-tool firewalld
  • sudo dnf -y install vlc mpv ffmpeg


Installing missing software from default repo:

Google Chrome (Web download)

  • Use Fedy to install


Playonlinux (Repo Download)

Steam (Repo Download)

  • Use Fedy to install


Spotify (Repo Download)

  • Use Fedy to install


  • sudo rpm --import http://repo.tech-3.net/Fedora/TECH3-GPG-KEY.public
  • sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/tech-3.repo http://repo.tech-3.net/Fedora/tech-3.repo
  • sudo dnf update && sudo dnf install obs-studio


Lightworks (Web download)


Aftershot Pro V.1 (Web Download)


Pixeluvo (Web Download)


Skype (Repo Download)

  • Use Fedy to install

teamviewer (Web Download)