Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a different desktop environment, part of Up and Running with Fedora Linux.
- Throughout this course so far, I've been using GNOME 3.14.…If you're accustomed to a different version of GNOME,…you can log out.…But what if I didn't want to be?…Here, from the log in screen, if I click my name…and then click on the gear icon we saw earlier,…I can switch from GNOME to GNOME Classic.…I'll type in my password,…and you can immediately see the environment looks different.…Many people, myself included, prefer this environment…to the newer version of GNOME.…Of course, you can install a different environment entirely.…
I'll go to the Terminal, and here, I'll type…sudo yum install@kde-desktop,…and I'll enter my password.…This will give me the opportunity…to install the K desktop environment,…one of the other popular window managers.…This one's pretty big, and it takes a while to install,…so you don't have to follow along with me.…I just wanted to show you what's possible.…I'll type Y to accept these changes,…and then, we wait.…But we'll speed up the video here.…
Great, that's done.…So, now I'll log out,…
- 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.