Installing Fedora 32 KDE Plasma

  • Get Fedora 32 KDE Plasma
  • Install Fedora
  • Parameterize DNF
  • Install current applications
  • Install codecs
  • Install HP printers and scanners
  • Installing the KDevelop IDE (for developers)

Get Fedora 32 KDE Plasma


Get the ISO image from the official website or use the torrent.



Install Fedora


I recommend reading the Release Notes and the Installation Guide before installation. You will find instructions that may have application on your specific hardware.


Installation via DVD-ROM is a basic and common method for many. By selecting the DVD player at startup, usually using the F8 or F12 key, the disc starts loading Fedora into your computer's memory. In the case of a "live" distribution, the new OS (operating system) will run from the DVD, without making any changes to the hard disk. You can test the OS and only then install it on the hard drive.

During installation, create a secure password for Root (administrator) and a user for yourself. Always use that user. DO NOT use root as your personal user. This is the cause of many errors and, in addition, the root user was never designed for personal use.

Finally restart the computer, remove the DVD, enter your personal user password and update the entire system.


[pratajo@amd64 ~]$ su -
 (enter the root password)
[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf update


Restart the computer to load a new kernel and start the updated applications. Restart on the desktop or with the reboot command.


[root@amd64 ~]$ reboot



Parameterize DNF


Fedora uses DNF to install and update its software over the internet. It also automatically determines application dependencies.


Repositories Fedora
Fedora includes two repositories by default: fedora (the same software packages as the DVD) and updates with updated packages. These repositories “sign” their RPM files to make sure they are valid when they are downloaded.


Other Repositories
For applications that conflict with Fedora policy (MP3, DVD, MPEG, binary drivers, etc.) the RPM Fusion repository is required.


[pratajo@amd64 ~]$ su -

 (enter the root password)

[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm



Install current applications


[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install icedtea-web gimp p7zip digikam kde-l10n-Portuguese fuse-exfat unrar gsmartcontrol libreoffice-calc libreoffice-draw libreoffice-impress libreoffice-langpack-pt-PT libreoffice-writer elisa-player vlc WoeUSB



Install codecs


[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install gstreamer-plugin-crystalhd gstreamer-plugins-espeak gstreamer1-plugin-openh264 gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld qt5-qtwebengine-freeworld



Install HP printers and scanners


HP printers

[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install hplip hplip-gui



[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install xsane libsane-hpaio sane-backends sane-backends-drivers-scanners skanlite



Installing the KDevelop IDE (for developers)


[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf group install "Development Tools"
[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf group install "C Development Tools and Libraries"
[root@amd64 ~]$ dnf install kdevelop*