Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with files and folders, part of Learning Fedora Linux (2015).
- Working with files and folders in Fedora is really similar…to doing the same thing in Windows and Mac OS X,…although there's one difference that you might notice.…On this screen here, there aren't any icons,…and if I right click,…I don't have any options to create folders…or anything else that you'd be used to doing…with files on a desktop.…To work with files,…I'll need to open up the Files application,…and when I do that,…I start out in my Home folder.…Every user in the system has a separate Home folder…with Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music,…and other folders for specific uses.…
I've downloaded some files…and they're in my Downloads folder.…This is a .zip file, which is an archive,…and to open it up, I'll just double click.…This opens up the Archive Manager program,…and I can just drag the folder inside the archive…out to my Downloads folder.…I'll close the Archive Manager.…If I click on the folder,…it'll open that up,…and if I want to see this in different ways,…I can choose one of the buttons up at the top…
- 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.