Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing your Fedora Server with Cockpit, part of Learning Fedora Linux (2015).
- Fedora Server comes with a great management console…called Cockpit.…It's installed, but inactive by default.…To start it up, I'll write systemctl start cockpit.…Cockpit runs on port 9090 in a web browser,…so if you have a native install,…you don't need to worry about this next step.…But if you're using VirtualBox, like I am,…we'll need to forward a port.…I'll go to my VM settings, Network, and Port Forwarding,…and I'll add another rule: 127.0.0.1,…and I'll use Port 9090, because I know that's not being used…for anything else on my host machine.…
The Guest IP is 10.0.2.15,…and the Guest Port also is 9090.…Click out of that, and I'll open up a web browser.…I'll put in the address of my server,…or in this case my host machine, :9090.…And since, out of the box,…Cockpit uses a self-signed certificate,…I'll need to deal with that in my browser.…And here's the login page.…I'll write, root, and then enter my password.…It shows me the host name, the virtualization software,…and the operating system, along with a handy little chart…
- 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.