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7.6. Summary

When everything has its place, that means already half the work is done.

While keeping order is important, it is equally important to feel at home in your environment, whether text or graphical. The text environment is controlled through the shell setup files. The graphical environment is primarily dependent on the X server configuration, on which a number of other applications are built, such as window and desktop managers and graphical applications, each with their own config files. You should read the system and program specific documentation to find out about how to configure them.

Regional settings such as keyboard setup, installing appropriate fonts and language support are best done at installation time.

Software is managed either automatically or manually using a package system.

The following commands were introduced in this chapter:

Table 7-2. New commands in chapter 7: Making yourself at home

Command Meaning
aptitude Manage packages Debian-style.
automount automatically include newly inserted file systems.
dpkg Debian package manager.
dselect Manage packages Debian-style.
loadkeys Load keyboard configuration.
lsof Identify processes.
mount Include a new file system into the existing file system tree.
ntpdate Set the system time and date using a time server.
quota Display information about allowed disk space usage.
recode Convert files to another character set.
rpm Manage RPM packages.
setfont Choose a font.
timezone Set the timezone.
tzconfig Set the timezone.
ulimit Set or display resource limits.
up2date Manage RPM packages.
urpmi Manage RPM packages.
yum Manage RPM packages.
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