Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition by Richard Petersen

By Richard Petersen

Starting Fedora computer: Fedora 20 version is an entire advisor to utilizing the Fedora 20 machine Linux unlock as your day-by-day driving force for multimedia, productiveness, social networking, the GNOME three laptop, administrative initiatives, and extra. writer and Linux professional Richard Petersen delves into the working process as a complete and provides you an entire remedy of Fedora 20 machine configuration and use.

You'll become aware of the way to set up and replace the Fedora 20 computing device, research which purposes practice which services, how one can deal with software program, use of the GNOME three and KDE machine configuration instruments, valuable shell instructions, and either the Fedora management and community tools.

Get the main out of Fedora 20 computer -- together with loose workplace suites, editors, ebook readers, track and video functions and formats, electronic mail consumers, net browsers, FTP and BitTorrent consumers, microblogging and IM functions -- with a replica of starting Fedora machine: Fedora 20 variation at your aspect.

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The Security, Identity, IPv4, and IPv6 tabs let you perform a detailed configuration of your connection, as described in Chapter 15. The settings are fixed to automatic by default. Should you make any changes, click the Apply button to have them take effect. To remove a network’s connection information, open the Reset tab (Figure 3-22) and click the Forget button. The Reset button on the Reset tab lets you reset the settings. 60 CHAPTER 3 N USAGE BASICS: LOGIN, DESKTOP, AND HELP Figure 3-21. System Settings Network wireless connection: Details tab Figure 3-22.

Click that button to open a menu listing the installed desktops, then click the one you want to use (see Figure 3-5). Figure 3-5. GDM Session menu The System Status Area Once logged in, the System Status Area is displayed on the right side of the top bar (see Figure 3-6). The area will include status icons for features such as sound and power. Clicking the button displays the System Status Area menu, with items for sound, brightness, wireless connections, the battery, the current user, in addition to buttons at the bottom for 47 CHAPTER 3 N USAGE BASICS: LOGIN, DESKTOP, AND HELP opening GNOME System Settings, activating the lock screen, and shutting down or rebooting the system.

For power management, Fedora uses System Settings Power. On a laptop, the Battery entry in the System Status Area (See Figure 3-7) will show how much power you have left, as well as when the battery becomes critical. 48 CHAPTER 3 N USAGE BASICS: LOGIN, DESKTOP, AND HELP Figure 3-7. System Status Area menu battery entry For network connections, Fedora uses Network Manager. Network Manager will detect available network connections automatically (see “Network Manager Wireless Connections,” later in this chapter).

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