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Old 01-10-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Use the CLI in Fedora 7


I need to be able to go back and forth between the CLI and GUI in
Fedora 7 to study.

Anyone know if this is possible. The CLI will force me to actually learn Linux and not just learn how to point and click.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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Applications - Accessoires - Terminal
or maybe
Applications - System Tools - Terminal

You have also 6 tty's that you can access with ctrl-alt-F1 to F6. ctrl-alt-F7 gets you back to the GUI.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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you can have a terminal open. if you need to go completely CLI you can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a CLI and Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go back to a GUI.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot guys, do these key commands work in most Linux Distro's?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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yes, it's a xserver thing if i'm not mistaken, so it is distribution independent.

and might recommend upgrading to fedora 8.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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and might recommend upgrading to fedora 8.
Not necessarily. Many Fedora users stay one release behind to get a little bit more stability. Fedora is VERY bleeding edge.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:28 PM   #7
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I agree with oskar - bleeding edge is not for newbies. It has turned many against Linux.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #8
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Not necessarily. Many Fedora users stay one release behind to get a little bit more stability. Fedora is VERY bleeding edge.
Installed Fedora Core 8 three days ago on a spare laptop I had. Works perfectly so far.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 06:19 PM   #9
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You could install or use aterm and have a terminal open all the time and set it up so it looks like it's part of you background. This is an old screenshot of mine it's Debian with fluxbox.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #10
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Not necessarily. Many Fedora users stay one release behind to get a little bit more stability. Fedora is VERY bleeding edge.
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I agree with oskar - bleeding edge is not for newbies. It has turned many against Linux.
sorry, i must have said don't try fedora 7, i use fedora since core 4 and i found fedora 7 to be very buggy, when fedora 7 was the current release i switched to opensuse. fedora 8 is better. or if one doesn't like bleeding edge you could use fedora core 6.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 03:12 AM   #11
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Just to clarify:

Fedora 7 is now the current stable release and therefore suitable for use by newbies - plenty of support on the forums for most problems they may encounter.

Fedora 8 is the current development release and, as such, bleeding edge. I run it on a spare system for test purposes but will only use it on a production system when I feel it is ready - probably when fedora 9 is mooted.

I regard Fedora as one of the best distros around and feel that judging its merits on development releases is misleading to the linux newcomer.

Last edited by mickza; 01-20-2008 at 03:14 AM.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 12:33 PM   #12
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Any way to make the system start in the CLI vice the GUI?
This will further help me to force my to learn the command line.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #13
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Edit /etc/inittab and look for the following
Code:
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 
id:5:initdefault:
change default startup run level to 3
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
When you restart the system you will boot into the traditional CLI.

Code:
$ startx
starts up the X server (GUI) usually on tty7
 
  


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