On test laptops you are not always interesting in having all security enabled, e.g. when developing or testing a applications. And that is true for SELinux.
To see if SELinux is active
To temporarily disable SELinux - 1 (enable) or 0 (disable).
To permanently disable SELinux, edit /etc/selinux/config and set SELINUX=disabled.
After saving you need to reboot your machine.