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After a Fedora 19 Install

  1. There are several things to do after a Fedora 19 install
    1. Each of these steps should be considered depending on what the system will be used for
    2. We are building a virtual environment... each VM should install different things
  2. Some great Documentation work on the internet. Here are some I consider
    1. One Guide
    2. Two Guide
    3. Three Guide
  3. 3rd party repositories
    1. I use this Guide for RPM Fusion and Livna
    2. Adobe Flash
    3. VirtualBox (look all the way at the bottom to add the Fedora repository)
  4. Additional Software to consider (Some of these can be installed or configured with the Fedora Utils or Tweak Tool)
    1. wget command line tool 
    2. Google Chrome
    3. GParted
    4. I miss Cinnamon Mint so I install Cinnamon
      1. Install the Cinnamon Menu Editor
  5. Configuration and apps
  6. Firefox Web Browser
    1. Use my How to Secure Firefox document
  7. How to install and configure Chrome
  8. Install Tor Browser
    1. The Tor Browser on the Host machine
      1. I don't use the Tor Browser installed on the host to do sensitive stuff
        1. I use it to read the news from my rss feeds
        2. This "noise" costs the Secret Police 
      2. The Tor Browser can leak the real IP address if:
        1. If there is a bug in the Tor Browser
        2. If you make a mistake during operations
      3. We install Tor Browser on the Host to read the news and other regular and innocuous activity
        1. Provide "noise" on the Tor network to provide cover for folks that really need Tor
          1. The oppressed who need uncensored news
          2. Activists who organize peaceful action
          3. People with unpopular political views who wish to participate in online conversation without the fear of retaliation
          4. Well known or powerful individuals who wish some privacy
          5. Defense lawyers, journalists and others with a legal but adversarial role with their Government
          6. Businesses with trade secrets or other sensitive information
        2. It costs money to track my boring Internet habits because hostiles can't easily tell the important differences
          1. They can't tell who I am without expending considerable processing and storage
          2. They can't tell where I am without expending considerable processing and storage
          3. They can't tell who I communicate without expending considerable processing and storage
          4. They can't tell what I'm saying without expending considerable processing and storage
          5. They can't tell if I'm a boring guy or something else without expending considerable processing and storage
        3. Take a stand for human dignity and the natural rights that all people of all countries are born with. Read your news over Tor
  9. Virtualbox
    1. If this is a Host machine follow the instructions in the last section and add the Fedora repo
      1. The instructions are not clear so do this:
      2. Open a terminal
      3. su - 
      4. "your root password"
      5. vi /etc/yum.repos.d/virtualbox.repo
        1. hit "i"
      6. Cut and paste This
      7. hit the escape key
      8. type in :wq and hit enter
    2. Install the dkms packages
      1. yum install kernel-headers dkms gcc
      2. reboot
    3. Go into "Software" 
    4. search for Virtualbox with the virtualbox repo
    5. Install it
    6. reboot
  10. Install Virtual Machines
  11. Networking
    1. After Install I noticed something unusual. I would shutdown and power off the laptop, but in the morning my battery would be at 92% rather than the 100% it started with!
      1. Searching around, some people reported simmilar behavior because of "Wake on Lan".
      2. I had Wake on Lan turned off in BIOS but
      3. When I did a sudo ethtool em1 | grep Wake
        1. Note that em1 is the new eth0
        2. Note that I use wireless and don't have a Ethernet cable plugged in
      4. It reported that it was set to "g"
      5. sudo ethtool -s em1 wol d
        1. That sets it to "d" presumably that means "disable"
      6. I'll report here if that fixes the problem
    2. IPv6
      1. I don't need IPv6 on a laptop
      2. I don't know what leaks out when it's on
      3. It's on by default
      4. I do this
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