Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying the GNOME environment, part of Up and Running with Fedora Linux.
- Of course, since this is Linux,…we've got customization options.…You can extend the GNOME shell in some pretty cool ways.…I'll open up my web browser,…and I'll go to extensions.gnome.org,…and I'll maximize this window.…Firefox is asking to run an extension.…I'll allow that,…and I'll reload the page.…One of the add-ons I enjoy is Applications Menu.…I'll click on the name, and I'll choose On.…
Now, just like GNOME classic,…I have an Applications menu up here in the left corner.…I'll move back, and I'll scroll down a little bit.…As you can see, there's all kinds of different extensions.…This one looks pretty interesting: System Monitor.…I'll slide the switch to turn it on and choose to install.…Right up here,…I've got some status information about my system.…That's pretty handy, but there's a lot going on…in my top bar right now,…so I'll turn it back off.…
If I click on Installed Extensions,…I can see what's installed on my system,…and I can remove them…if I don't want them to be installed anymore.…Before we finish here,…
- 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.