Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition by Richard Petersen

By Richard Petersen

Beginning Fedora laptop: Fedora 18 Edition is an entire consultant to utilizing the Fedora 18 computer Linux free up as your day-by-day driving force for mail, productiveness, social networking, and extra. writer and Linux specialist Richard Petersen delves into the working approach as a complete and gives you an entire remedy of Fedora 18 machine install, configuration, and use.

You'll realize how you can set up Fedora 18 laptop on any undefined, study which functions practice which features, find out how to manage software updates, advice and methods for the GNOME three and KDE computers, beneficial shell instructions, and either the Fedora management and community tools. 

Get the main out of Fedora 18 machine -- including free workplace suites, editors, publication readers, track and video functions and formats, e mail consumers, net and FTP browsers, microblogging and IM functions -- with a duplicate of Beginning Fedora computer: Fedora 18 Edition at your aspect.

What you’ll learn

  • how to put in Fedora 18 computer on any hardware
  • the to be had GUI offerings, together with KDE, GNOME, and replacement laptop environments
  • how to take advantage of observe processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and electronic mail software
  • how to keep up your method and again it up
  • how to take part in social networks utilizing open resource clients

Who this ebook is for

Beginning Fedora computing device: Fedora 18 Edition is for beginner to intermediate clients who're trying to set up Fedora 18 as their fundamental computing setting.

Table of Contents

  1. Fedora 18 creation
  2. Installation and improve
  3. Usage fundamentals: Login, laptop, and support
  4. Installing and Updating software program: YUM, PackageKit, and RPM
  5. Office functions and Editors
  6. Graphics and Multimedia
  7. Mail (E-mail) and information
  8. Internet purposes: internet and FTP
  9. Social Networking: Microblogging, IM, VoIP, and Social machine
  10. GNOME three
  11. The ok laptop atmosphere: KDE
  12. Shells
  13. Additional pcs
  14. Fedora process instruments
  15. System management
  16. Network Configuration
  17. Printing
  18. Show description

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Installation Destination The top icon bar shows your installation devices. The local drives are shown under Local Standard Disks heading (see Figure 2-11). If you have only a single local hard drive, that drive is automatically selected for you. 28 Chapter 2 ■ InstallatIon and Upgrade Figure 2-11. Installation Destination: Devices At the bottom of the screen, information is displayed about the selected disk (see Figure 2-12). The Full Disk Summary and Options link opens with information about the device, as well as buttons to remove the device and install the bootloader.

Usually, you install the bootloader on the same device as Fedora. Figure 2-12. Installation Destination: Information and options A check box to the right lets you encrypt the device. When you have chosen the device you want, click the Continue button on the lower-right side of the screen. If the destination disk has enough space, the Installation Options dialog appears telling you so and showing the partition type (see Figure 2-13). At this point you can simply click the Continue button to let Fedora automatically configure and partition your hard disk and perform the installation.

In this case, you can boot your Linux system in a rescue mode and then edit configuration files with a text editor, remove the suspect libraries, or reinstall damaged software with yum. To enter the rescue mode, run the Fedora DVD-ROM and then select Rescue a Fedora System from the Troubleshooting menu. You will boot into the command-line mode with your system’s files mounted at /mnt/sysimage. You will be notified that you can use the chroot command to set the / directory as the root. Issue the following command at the command-line prompt: chroot /mnt/sysimage Use the cd command to move between directories.

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