Jan 24, 2013

HowTo: Install VLC on Fedora 18, 19

su -
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm

** if you are getting a "Couldn't resolve host" response to this then simply do Step1a

       gedit /etc/resolv.conf
       look for the list of the nameserver and add the line below to the top of the list

       your /etc/resolv.conf should look something like this
       # Generated by NetworkManager
       domain smartbro.net
       search smartbro.net
       # NOTE: the libc resolver may not support more than 3 nameservers.
       # The nameservers listed below may not be recognized.

yum install vlc -y



  1. thank you....it works well !!!

  2. Thank you too! Luckily I just needed the commands from step 1 and 2.
    But if there is anyone more lost than me on a new linux operating system after recently switching from Windows,
    be sure the first command in the terminal is "su --login" without quotes then press enter, next put your root password. Then move on to step 2.

    Thanks again. I am really enjoying the switch to Fedora Linux from Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP & 7. I never bothered with Vista and refuse to use Windows 8, instead I want something secure stable like a Linux OS.

  3. chookas!
    me loves to watch my videos
    thanking you for making that possible
    i would love to kiss you

  4. Can Fedora 18 be installed over an existing vista base?

    1. What does that mean? Dual-8oot with Vista? If so, then the short answer is yes. The long answer is http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual+boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony
      Using that guide is how I put Fedora on my computer.

  5. It works well for me...Thanks.