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. 61 4.1.4 The LILO prompt stays too short (or too long) on the screen during the bootup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 4.1.5 Uninstalling Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 4.2 Accessing my drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 4.2.1 Where are my drives? . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 4.2.2 How can I access my CDROM? . 63 4.2.3 How to mount a floppy, zip drive, DOS/Windows partition, or a network drive? . . . . 65 4.2.4 How to mount a remote MS Windows filesystem through Samba? . . . . . . 65 4.2.5 Any quick way to access a file on a DOS/Windows floppy? . . . . . 66 4.2.6 Mounting works when I am root. Can a normal user mount? . . . 68 4.2.7 Mounting command is too long, how can I simplify it with an alias? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 4.2.8 Can I automount? . . . . . 69 4.2.9 How do I get my parallel-port (external) Zip drive recognized? . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 4.2.10 Can I set 32-bit hard drive I/O? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 4.3 Working with X-windows . . . . . . . . . . . 72 4.3.1 How do I install kde on RedHat 5.2? . . . . 74 4.3.2 How do I setup video card, monitor and mouse for the X-server? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 4.3.3 How to X-window remotely? . . . . . 76 4.3.4 Can I have multiple sessions of X running at the same time? . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 4.3.5 Can I have a GUI login prompt? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 4.4 Printer and soundcard . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 4.4.1 How to setup my soundcard? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 4.4.2 How do I setup my printer? ii
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. . . . . . . 80 4.4.3 Word Perfect 8 does not have a driver for my printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 4.5 Setting up a network . . . . . . . . 80 4.5.1 Would it be worth it to set up my home network? . . . . . . . . . . . 80 4.5.2 How to set up my home network? . . . . . . . . . 83 4.5.3 I have problems configuring my ppp dial out . . 85 4.5.4 How to browse the net from my networked computer without a modem? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 4.5.5 How to use Samba? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 4.5.6 Sendmail . . . . . . . . . . . 89 4.5.7 Simple web server (running Apache) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 4.5.8 Simple ftp server 4.5.9 How can one access my computer from the outside world when I am on the net . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 using my phone ppp conection? . . . . . . . . . . 92 4.5.10 Can my home computer get hacked? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Linux Newbie Guide: Kernel Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 5.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 5.2 What is kernel? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 5.3 Why upgrade? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 5.4 Where can I get the new kernel? . . . . . . . . . 100 5.5 Should I download full source or the patch only? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 5.6 Unpacking the download file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 5.6.1 Unpacking the patch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 5.6.2 Unpacking the full source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 5.7 Compiling new kernel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 5.7.1 Using the patch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 5.7.2 Using the full source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 5.8 Installing the new kernel . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 5.9 What about next kernel upgrade? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 5.10 Notice to Red Hat users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 5.11 About the author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 5.12 Changes . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands . . . . . . . . . . 107 6.1 Linux essential shortcuts and sanity commands . . . . . . . . . . . 109 6.2 Common Linux commands--system info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 6.3 Basic operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 6.4 Process control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 6.5 Basic administration commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 6.6 Networking tools . . . . . . . 117 6.7 Linux built-in developer tools and programming languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Linux Newbie Guide: Linux Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 7.1 Word Perfect 8 for Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 7.2 Star Office Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 7.3 Applixware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 7.4 AbiWord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 7.5 Spreadsheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 7.6 Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 7.7 CAD iii
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. . . . . . . . . . . . 123 7.8 Netscape and Lynx (web browsers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 7.9 Klyx and Latex . . . . . . . . . . 126 7.10 Writing CD-Rs (cdrecord and cdparanoia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Linux Newbie Guide: Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Other matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Our rewards and testimonials iv
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T HE H OBBY OF THE K LIMAS F AMILY ALWAYS UNDER DEVELOPMENT L INUX N EWBIE A DMINISTRATOR G UIDELNAG by Stan, Peter, Marie, and Barbara Klimas Easy Answers to the Questions Frequently Asked by the Beginner Users of Linux who Install Linux on their Home Computers or Administer their Home Network Distributed under the General Public Licence .
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