Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting a role for a Fedora Server, part of Learning Fedora Linux (2015).
- So, now we've got our server set up,…and during the install, I mentioned…that we could see the roles…that the server could participate in, at a later time.…So, let's take a look at those now.…yum grouplist…This command will list all the installation groups…that are available.…Instead of dealing with individual package names,…groups allow you to install based on role,…or based on capacity…that you want your server to fulfill.…So, I'll press enter, and we'll see some of those.…In addition to the various environment groups,…such as, Workstation, or various Desktop Implementations,…there are some other server roles here.…
For example, Web Server, Infrastructure Server,…and various other groups for different types of packages,…such as, Container Management, or Educational software,…and many, many more.…So, I want my system to be a Web Server,…but first, let's take a look…at what's inside that Web Server package.…I'll write, yum groupinfo “Web Server”…This shows me the mandatory groups, that is,…what'll be installed if I install this group.…
- 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.