Migrating to Linux from Mac or Windows? Get up and running with Fedora, a popular desktop Linux distribution. Learn how to get around the interface, work with files and folders, perform basic computing tasks, and even configure a simple server.
- [Voiceover] Hi, and welcome to up and running with Fedora Linux. I am Scott Simpson and in this course we'll take a quick look at Fedora version 21. We'll start out looking at the installation options. And then we'll jump into the workstation environment, which is the desktop version of Fedora. I'll show you around the system settings and give you a quick look at some of the included software packages. Then we'll take a quick look at some basic computing tasks. After that, we'll jump into a brief tour of the command line. And then we'll take a look at the server environment. If you're a developer, hobbyist or IT person, it's great to have at least some familiarity with a Linux distribution.
And if you're looking to switch to Linux from Windows or Mac OS 10, Fedora workstation is a great place to start.
- 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.