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asked 2017-05-17 13:42:38 +0000

BerndP gravatar image

I am new to fedora, and my background is a) linux quite some time ago b) Windows 7 for the time being. My question is: Can I have access to line mode without leaving the GUI , as I can do it in Windows.

Whatever I found as answers for GUI <-> line mode concerned a complete switch between the two modes, but what I am interested in is to work for a while in GUI, but executing from time to time a line mode command.

Thanks for any tips.

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so you want to use the GUI for a while then switch it completely to CLI?

jlozadad ( 2017-05-17 18:46:57 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-05-17 18:55:40 +0000

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What you're looking for is called a "terminal." I don't know what Desktop Environment you're using (It's probably Gnome, which I don't use.) but if you look on your Main Menu, I'm sure you'll find it listed. HTH, HAND.

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answered 2017-05-19 09:56:23 +0000

BerndP gravatar image

Yes, it seems that I am using GNOME (as I am new to fedora, I am just accepting the default). I have no HTH in my "Activities". It is fedora 24.

Ideally I would like to have what I can do in Windows 7: via "cmd" I can open a line mode window without leaving the GUI and type my line modes in this seprate window.

This would be the most elegant solution. But if this is not available in fedora I would at least want to switch between GUI and line mode using the "correct* method.

line mode -> GUI I do with the command "startx", but GUI -> line mode is supposed to be done via

  CTRL+ALT+F1  or  CTRL+ALT+F2 or CTRL+ALT+F4 but it doesn't always work.

I also would like to understand why there are three different "opinions" to be found in discussions? If anyboy could enlighten me I would be very grateful. Is there not an "official" way of switching GUI->line mode for fedora 24? Does it depend on something?

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As already said, click on Activities and type in terminal. Click on the icon that shows up and a terminal emulator running bash will appear on your desktop.

fcomida ( 2017-05-19 10:24:58 +0000 )edit

@BerndP read @fcomida comment. That is the correct answer. You don't need to do all the steps you mentioned. Just follow this comment.

CTRL+ALT+F1 or CTRL+ALT+F2 or CTRL+ALT+F4 but it doesn't always work. This is only necessary when your GUI is stuck and you need to restart services. This is not necessary to bring a terminal.

jlozadad ( 2017-05-19 13:47:06 +0000 )edit

I also would like to understand why there are three different "opinions" to be found in discussions? If anyboy could enlighten me I would be very grateful. Is there not an "official" way of switching GUI->line mode for fedora 24? Does it depend on something? We are telling you the way to do it. Just follow the steps in the previous comments. This is the similar step for all linux Desktop Environments.

jlozadad ( 2017-05-19 13:58:37 +0000 )edit

HTH, HAND is short hand for Hope This Helps, Have A Nice Day.

sideburns ( 2017-05-19 15:20:31 +0000 )edit
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answered 2017-05-19 09:59:22 +0000

BerndP gravatar image

... or should I rather move forward to fedora 25 ?

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moving to fedora 25 is not going to change steps you take to get to the terminal.

jlozadad ( 2017-05-19 13:47:33 +0000 )edit
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answered 2017-05-19 15:52:17 +0000

BerndP gravatar image

Ah, now I have understood, sorry for being such a blockhead ...

For me being in a GUI and typing something was mutually exclusive. As you were insisting I now see the little window in which I see "Type to search ..." I simply didn't get it.

Now, this terminal emulator is just perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Now there is also, beside Activities, a clickable icon allowing me to create additional terminals. GREAT!!!

The only defense I have is: In a system a little bit oriented towards beginners, they could have offered also an Application (there are so many apps which I will never use) to enter "terminal". Which is actually the case as long as the terminal emulator is open.

Also, I had been looking for this solution all over the place, and a lot of people do not know about this.

In any case. Thank you very much for your answers and explanations.

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answered 2017-05-19 16:00:17 +0000

this more like how the desktop environment GNOME works. In linux there are tons of desktop environment that work differently. I suggest you try different ones and see which one is easier to work with. In fedora GNOME is the default but, you can try KDE PLASMA, LXCE, GNOME 2 etc. I myself love PLASMA.

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