Appendix B

Exercise Answers

This appendix provides answers to each of the chapter exercises. There are many ways to accomplish tasks in Linux. What is provided here are suggestions

Some of the exercises require that you modify system files that could change the basic functioning of your system, or even make it unbootable. Therefore, we recommend that you do the exercises on a Linux system that you are free to modify and erase if something should go wrong.

Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Linux Desktop

The following section details some ways these tasks can be completed on both the GNOME 2 and GNOME 3 desktops.

1. To get started, you need a Linux system in front of you to do the procedures in this book. An installed system is preferable so you don't lose your changes when you reboot. To start out, you can use a Fedora Live CD (or installed system), an Ubuntu installed system, or a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installed system. Here are your choices:
  • Fedora Live CD (GNOME 3)—Get a Fedora Live CD as described in Appendix A. Run it live, as described in the “Starting with the Fedora GNOME Desktop Live CD” section of Chapter 2, or install it and run it from hard disk as described in Chapter 9, “Installing Linux.”
  • Ubuntu (GNOME 3)—Install Ubuntu and install the GNOME Shell software, as described in the beginning of Chapter 2.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (GNOME 2)—Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as described in Chapter 9.
2. To launch the Firefox web browser and go to the GNOME home page ...

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