Things to do after Fedora Linux install

So you have now upgraded to the latest Fedora Linux Operating System? Congratulations. You will now need to learn how to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment and also customize your desktop and install additional software. Below is a list of things you can do after you have install Fedora 16 on your computer.

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Enable services on Fedora 16 using systemctl

To enable a service to start up after you reboot the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl enable sendmail.service <enter>

Manage services on Fedora 16 using systemctl

With ntsysv no more the tool to manage services, and chkconfig being used to manage only legacy services, Fedora 16 now has a new command, systemctl.

To list all services running on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl -t service <enter>

To stop a service on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl stop sendmail.service <enter>

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Start a service on Fedora 16 using systemctl

To start a service on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl start sendmail.service <enter>

Disable a service on Fedora 16 using systemctl

To disable a service from starting up when you reboot the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl disable sendmail.service <enter>

Stop a service on Fedora 16 using systemctl

To stop a service on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl stop sendmail.service <enter>

List all services running on a Fedora 16 system

To list all services running on the Fedora 16 system: # systemctl -t service <enter>

Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

Migration to Fedora 16 has one known issue when restoring your backups from a USB hard drive or device. When the files were originally copied in earlier versions of Fedora, they all had the starting UID as 500 and GID as 500. However, Fedora 16 creates the first user with the UID of 1000 and . . . → Read More: Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

Improve Font Quality in Fedora 15 or 16

When you install Fedora 15, you are provided with the default font look that is too thin, and quite difficult to read after a long time. It is quite a strain on the eyes. To improve the quality of fonts, you should do:

# ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/ <enter>

You can optionally also install the . . . → Read More: Improve Font Quality in Fedora 15 or 16

Install Clamtk (Clam Anti-virus)

# yum install clamtk <enter>

For clamtk installation, if you get error cannot parse freshclam.conf. Do following: # vi /etc/freshclam.conf  <enter>

Locate #Example and remove it from the freshclam.conf file . Look for database.XY and replace with database.IN for India. Now start clamtk and you should be able to update antivirus signatures.

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