Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing software, part of Learning Fedora Linux.
- If you need to install software from the command line,…you can do so using the yum command.…There's a few different things you can do with this.…The most basic is to run yum update,…which will update the system software.…You need to remember to use sudo…when you're installing anything with yum.…Once yum finds all of the packages that needs to update,…it'll show you a summary.…In this case, it shows that I need to…install one package and upgrade 56 packages…for a total download size of 206 megabytes.…These columns up here show the names of the packages…that are going to be updated, the architecture…of the package, the version, which repository…it's coming from, in this case, updates,…and how big each package is.…
I'll type Y and then the packages will be downloaded.…Depending on your internet speed, this could take a while.…I'll clear the screen.…If I want to see if a certain package…exists in the repository, I can write yum provides and nano.…That's a text editor that I enjoy using.…I can see it exists both in the fedora repository…
- What is Fedora Linux?
- Downloading and installing Fedora
- Navigating the GNOME Shell
- Working with files and folders
- Working at the command line
- Configuring Fedora 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.