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After the Installation
After you finish configuring all screens, click `Start using Fedora` to exit the utility. After that, the `Getting Started` page from GNOME help will be displayed, and you can either browse the help content, or close it and start using your desktop.
After you finish the installation and go through one of the initial setup utilities described above, your system is ready for use. However, other administrative tasks not covered by the installer or the initial setup utilities may still be necessary, depending on how you plan to use your system. The list below describes some of the more common tasks usually performed immediately after a new installation.
As with all other software, these packages can be installed using the [application]*DNF* package manager. For information about using [application]*DNF* to install new packages, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} System Administrator's Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[]. For information on how to enable graphical login by default, see xref:install/Troubleshooting.adoc#sect-trouble-after-graphical-login[Booting into a Graphical Environment].
Both of these tools will allow you to configure user-specific settings which have not been configured during the installation. Some of the settings are available both in the graphical installer (or as Kickstart commands) as well as in the initial-setup utilities; in that case, they will only be displayed after the first reboot if you skipped them during the installation. This means that, for example, if you configured a user account before the installation finished, you will not be prompted to do so again after the installation completes.
Common Post-installation Tasks
Configure additional repositories
Configure the network
Depending on the options you chose during the installation process, it is possible that your system does not have a graphical interface, instead offering only a text-based prompt. If this is the case and you wish to enable a graphical desktop after the installation, you must install the [application]*X Window System* and your preferred desktop environment (either [application]*GNOME* or [application]*KDE*).
Devices necessary to complete the installation can have driver updates provided before the installation begins. If a device is missing a driver, but it is not essential during the installation, it is recommended to wait until after the installation completes, and install additional drivers afterwards. For instructions on installing and enabling additional drivers on the installed system using [application]*RPM* and [application]*DNF*, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} System Administrator's Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[].
For information about configuring additional software repositories, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} System Administrator's Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[].
GNOME Initial Setup
GNOME Initial Setup
GNOME Initial Setup with language selection displayed.
If you installed {PRODUCT} from a full installation ISO image (such as the Workstation live image or full Server DVD), it is recommended to perform an initial system update, because your installation media likely contained older versions of software packages. During the initial update, all installed packages are updated to their latest available versions. Updates to packages provide security fixes, bug fixes and enhancements.
In most cases, network access is configured during the installation process, either in the [application]*Anaconda* installation program (see xref:install/Installing_Using_Anaconda.adoc#sect-installation-gui-network-configuration[Network & Hostname]) or in a Kickstart file (see xref:appendixes/Kickstart_Syntax_Reference.adoc#sect-kickstart-commands-network[network (optional) - Configure Network Interfaces]). For information on configuring the network after the installation, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} Networking Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[].
Install additional packages
Install driver updates
New software is installed from _package repositories_. Package repositories are organized sets of software and metadata that can be accessed by the [application]*DNF* package manager. By default, several update repositories provided by {PRODUCT} are configured automatically and you can install updates and additional software from those. However, if you want to set up additional repositories, for example ones containing your own software, some extra steps are needed.