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Sugar Learning Environment

Installing Sugar in Fedora

Using the GUI, from the Applications Menu, select Administration, select Software. Select (top item) Package collections, scroll down to

Sugar Desktop Environment

Installing this will automatically draw in a useful selection of Activities.

Alternatively or additionally, from the Applications Menu, select Administration, select Software. Enter Sugar in the search field.

Among all the Packages select,

XO buddy.png The emulator for the Sugar Learning Environment
and any or all of the Sugar Activities.

Note sugar-runner is an improvement on sugar-emulator for Fedora 20. By default, sugar-runner runs full screen.

Use F3, Home View, XO man, central avatar, dropdown menu item "Logout" in Sugar, to return to the Desktop Environment you were previously using.

Or, using the command line, in a root terminal, enter

yum install @sugar-desktop  sugar-emulator  
yum install @sugar-desktop sugar-runner      (f20)

Launching Sugar

With sugar-desktop and sugar-emulator (or sugar-runner) installed you have two (or more) ways of running Sugar.

1. To launch the Sugar Desktop Environment (also known as a Sugar session) you must reboot.

When you reboot Fedora, at the point where you login, login screen, a "Sugar" entry will now be present, maybe hidden, somewhere in the login prompt, under a "settings icon" or under "Session Type".

Note, the "Sugar" entry in the login screen may not be very obvious at first, and the look will depend on the login manager on your system. This image shows the "Sugar" entry being selected in Fedora 20. Click the image to enlarge.

Select "Sugar" within the login prompt, enter your password, and Enter, and the computer will boot into Sugar Desktop Environment.

2.The Sugar emulator (sugar-runner) will be available (no restart required) from the Applications Menu, Select Education, Select Sugar.

Sugar will run in a Xephyr window, Sugar in a window, within your current desktop environment. You will have full access to Sugar features, and may even run multiple instances. Networking bugs may currently prevent collaboration with others in the jabber.sugarlabs.org server Neighborhood. Press key F1 to see the Sugar Neighborhood view.

See emulator screen size adjustment.

Fedora Sugar on a Stick Spin

Sugar is pre-installed in a Live CD Fedora Spin that can be fully installed, if desired.

32 Bit: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/20-RC1.1/Live/i386/Fedora-Live-SoaS-i686-20-1.iso
64 Bit: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/20-RC1.1/Live/x86_64/Fedora-Live-SoaS-x86_64-20-1.iso (Clicking link begins download.)
Earlier versions of Sugar on a Stick and other SoaS project pages can be reviewed at these pages:

Fedora Versions

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