Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Updating and installing software, part of Learning Fedora Linux.
- Let's take a minute to look at…software updates and software installation.…As you can see here on my lock screen,…I have a notification,…that there's a software update available.…So I'll swipe up, and type in my password.…And to check out that notification,…I'll go into Overview mode,…and down here to the messages,…and then click on the icon for Software.…I'll choose View.…That will open up the Software application,…and I'll click on it to bring it to the foreground.…The software will check for updates,…and it says that I have 21 updates available.…If I want to, I can scroll through…and see what's available.…
It looks like there's a lot of applications,…and a couple add-ons, and up at the top,…various OS updates.…So I'll click Restart and Install.…These updates appear periodically,…as different packages get fixed or patched,…or just generally updated with new features,…and your system will notify you when they're available.…Of course, depending on your system,…and the number and size of the updates available,…this could take a awhile.…
- 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.