Beginning Fedora Desktop by Richard Petersen

By Richard Petersen

Beginning Fedora laptop: Fedora 18 Edition is a whole consultant to utilizing the Fedora 18 computer Linux liberate as your day-by-day motive force for mail, productiveness, social networking, and extra. writer and Linux specialist Richard Petersen delves into the working method as an entire and provides you a whole therapy of Fedora 18 computing device deploy, configuration, and use.

You'll become aware of the right way to set up Fedora 18 computer on any undefined, examine which purposes practice which capabilities, tips on how to deal with software program updates, advice and tips for the GNOME three and KDE pcs, priceless shell instructions, and either the Fedora management and community instruments.

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55 Chapter 3 ■ Usage Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help Figure 3-9. File manager for the Home folder The file manager window displays several components, including a title bar, toolbar, and a sidebar. When you open a new directory, the same window is used to display it, and you can use the forward and back arrows to move through previously opened directories. The toolbar displays folder buttons showing your current folder and its parent folders. You can click on a parent folder to move to it. The GNOME file manager also supports tabs.

Use the Backspace key to delete. The press the Ctrl-x or the F10 key to boot the edited GRUB entry. 48 Chapter 3 ■ Usage Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help Figure 3-2. GRUB Edit window Figure 3-3. The Fedora GDM user listing 49 Chapter 3 ■ Usage Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help Your system will start up initially using the text display for all the startup tasks, then shift to the graphical login. Should you have difficulty displaying your graphical interface, you can instead choose to boot up the command-line interface.

You run this command from a terminal window as the root user. Open a terminal window, use the su command to log in as the root user, and then enter the fedup-cli command specifying a network (--network), iso (--iso), or device (--device) source. The --network option downloads from the Fedora repository. You need to specify only the version, such as 18 for Fedora 18. For --iso, you can use an ISO DVD image file instead. For --device, you reference a DVD-ROM containing a Fedora Install DVD. The --network option is recommended as this provides you with the most recent updates from the Fedora repository.

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