How to install Discord on Fedora

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Discord is one of the most popular chat app that is used mostly by gamers all around the world.

Discord supports multiple linux distros, including Fedora.

Discord is not included in Fedora repositories by default, so in order to be able to install Discord, first you must import RPM fusion repository.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Discord via RPM fusion repository in Fedora.

Step 1 - Update Fedora System

Before installing Discord on your Fedora system, ensure that your system is up to date. If you haven't updated packages recently on your machine, then you can easily do so.

Simply launch the terminal, and run the command below to update your Fedora machine.

sudo dnf update -y

Step 2 - Import RPM fusion repository on Fedora

Now you can proceed to setup the RPM fusion repository on your Fedora machine. This is the repository from where we'll be downloading Discord.

RPM fusion offers two different repositories, the "free" repository and the "non free" repository.

The "free" repository is the repository that contains free and open sources packages that you can install on your Fedora machine.

The other repository "non free" is the repository that contains packages that are not open source, but can be downloaded and installed on your machine.

In this tutorial, we'll be setting up both RPM fusion repositories.

To set up the "free" RPM fusion repository, run the command below.

sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

To set up the "non free" RPM fusion repository, simply execute the command below.

sudo dnf install https://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Step 3 - Install Discord on Fedora

Now that you have imported both RPM fusion repositories on your Fedora machine, you can proceed to install Discord.

To install Discord via the RPM fusion repository that we imported, is very simple, and it can be done by using dnf package manager.

To do so, simply run the command below.

sudo dnf install discord

Step 4 - Launch Discord on Fedora

Discord is now installed on your Fedora machine, which means you can now use Discord.

Depending on the desktop environment that you are using on your Fedora machine, launching discord is easily done via the terminal, or via applications menu.

To launch Discord via the terminal on Fedora, simply issue the following.

discord

To launch Discord via applications menu on Fedora, all you need to do is click "Activities > Locate or Search : Discord > and click Discord to launch it.

Keep Discord up to date on Fedora

In Fedora you can easily update Discord, by using dnf package manager.

To ensure that you are using the latest version of Discord on your Fedora machine, you must check for updates periodically.

To check for updates on Fedora and update all packages including Discord, simply run the command below.

sudo dnf update -y

Uninstall Discord on Fedora

In this tutorial, we installed Discord via the RPM fusion repository. So if you no longer need Discord on your Fedora machine, you can easily uninstall it via dnf package manager, directly from the terminal.

To do so, simply run the command below.

sudo dnf remove discord

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to install Discord on Fedora, via RPM fusion repository.