Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring system settings, part of Learning Fedora Linux.
- Now, let's take a look at system settings.…There's a couple ways to get into…the settings dialogue as we saw before.…We can go into Activities,…and choose Show Applications,…and click Settings.…Or, we can go to the Status menu,…and click the Settings icon,…or we can right click on the Desktop…and choose Settings.…The settings here are divided into…a couple different categories,…Personal, which affects the things…in your login, Hardware, which deals…with hardware in the system,…and System, which are system-wide settings.…Starting in the Personal section,…the first icon is Background.…
Here you can change your background image,…I'll change mine to a nice blue,…and you can also change the Lock Screen image.…These are the same pictures that are available…for the Wallpapers, or you can browse…into your pictures folder if you have…some pictures stored on the system,…or you can choose a color again.…I'll go with the same blue.…The next icon is Notifications.…This is where you control which applications…can send you notifications,…
- List the things one should do during Fedora installation on VirtualBox.
- Explain how to begin working with files and folders in the GNOME shell.
- Name the minimum requirement for adding a new user.
- Identify where to go to customize the GNOME environment.
- Name the desktop environment that Fedora uses by default.
- List the command that you would issue to install an infrastructure server.
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the VirtualBox Guest Additions install properly on Fedora 23?
A: It seems that the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t like the version of the X.Org Server software that comes with the Fedora 23 ISO. Before installing the additions, make sure to run:
sudo dnf update
This will get the latest version of X.Org Server (currently 1.18). After that, restart the VM. Then run:
sudo dnf install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
This command installs the gcc compiler and updated kernel headers, which the Guest Additions need in order to build themselves. $(uname -r) takes the output of the uname -r command, which returns the current kernel version number, and uses it to request to install the correct version for your system. Then try installing the Guest Additions again. You should see "Installing X.Org Server 1.18 modules [ OK ].” Restart the system again, and the full-screen feature should work.