Getting started with IRC support

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This page contains helpful links with solutions to commonly asked questions in #fedora. Users should check the resources here for answers first before asking in #fedora.

For questions related to testing Fedora or about contributing to quality assurance in Fedora, please ask in #fedora-qa.

For information on how to use IRC, please visit the IRC HowTo.


Getting help in #fedora

The #fedora IRC support channel is a very useful resource to the community of users. It allows end users to ask questions directly to the community. Anyone is invited to get help, but please be polite and do not flood the channel. if you need to paste something, please use fpaste. All off topic conversation should be directed to #fedora-social. For more information about what this channel is for and our Code of Conduct, please visit the IRC wiki page.

For users of older Fedora versions that are End of Life, please consider upgrading to a newer version. You can get community support for older versions at #Fedora-EOL.

For more information about how to use the #fedora support channel to get help, please visit the Fedora Channel FAQ.

There are also support channels in languages other than English available. These channels are named as #fedora-cc, where "cc" is the country code. There are also other Fedora channels used by specific groups within Fedora. For more information about other channels and languages, please visit the communication page.

Common Resources

Below is a list of links that are commonly referenced in #fedora.

  • Fedora download page - You can get Fedora's official install and live media here.
  • Fedora Live-respins - You can get an updated version Fedora's official live media with different desktop-environments. It's different from the former link in a way that it comes bundled up with some updates.
  • RPM Fusion repository - A repository that provides packages that Fedora doesn't want to ship, read why.
  • Livna RPM repository - An additional repository for Fedora that includes many 3rd party applications and solutions.


  • Ask Fedora - A community driven forum, which aims at solving user specific issues.
  • Fedora Solved - This site contains well-maintained, community written guides to common problems. If you are looking for a guide to show you how to get your wireless card or media files to work, this is a great place to look.
  • Fedora Forum A strong community-driven support forum of Fedora users. You are likely to find a discussion relevant to what you are looking for here.

Bug Reporting

For known common problems with current releases, please visit the Common Bugs page.

  • Bugzilla - You can browse and submit bugs for Fedora. If you would like to report a problem you have found with Fedora, please submit it here.

For a comprehensive list of all currently known problems, or to submit a problem that you have found, please visit the Bugzilla page.