Fedora 30 Help

Kevin put up a how-to for Silverblue, but what I want to do with this is to help with the standard version of Fedora. Red Hat does some odd directory placement as compared to Ubuntu or openSUSE. How do I get a different DE other than GNOME installed? What’s up with the MANPATH values? This is intended to get through the idiosyncrasies.

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Fedora uses /etc/man_db.conf vice $MANPATH
You can also see the values using manpath -g

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/switching-desktop-environments/

You could also checkout the official spins: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

And for updated ISOs:
https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins/

Well are you changing from Gnome, or wanting to install another DE than Gnome to begin with? Because you can download Xfce and Plasma editions from the official homepage.

edit: The spins you can download from their page ( https://spins.fedoraproject.org ) are:
Plasma
Xfce
LXqt
Mate with Compiz preconfigured
Cinnamon
LXde
SOAS

Nothing to do with DEs. This is system in general. Like the post above shows, Fedora does the MANPATH system variable in a different way than most distros.

If you want to find the /var/log/message file to see the system log, you won’t find it. You will need to use journalctl instead. This allows for searching, the -f follows the log, and a whole host of other commands.