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Red Hat Linux 9

Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide

Table of Contents
1. Changes to This Manual
2. Document Conventions
3. Copying and Pasting Text With X
4. Using the Mouse
5. We Need Feedback!
6. Sign Up for Support
1. Getting Started
1.1. Setup Agent
1.2. Introductory Terms
1.3. Logging In
1.3.1. Graphical Login
1.3.2. Virtual Console Login
1.4. Graphical Interface
1.5. Opening a Shell Prompt
1.6. Creating a User Account
1.7. Documentation and Help
1.7.1. Manual Pages
1.7.2. Red Hat Linux Documentation
1.8. Logging Out
1.8.1. Graphical Logout
1.8.2. Virtual Console Logout
1.9. Shutting Down your Computer
1.9.1. Graphical Shutdown
1.9.2. Virtual Console Shutdown
2. Using the Graphical Desktop
2.1. Using the Desktop
2.2. Using the Panel
2.2.1. Using the Main Menu
2.2.2. Using Applets
2.2.3. Using the Notification Area
2.2.4. Adding Icons and Applets to the Panel
2.2.5. Configuring the Desktop Panel
2.3. Using Nautilus
2.4. Start Here
2.4.1. Customizing the Desktop
2.4.2. Customizing your System
2.5. Logging Out
3. Configuring the Date and Time
3.1. Time and Date Properties
3.2. Time Zone Configuration
4. Diskettes and CD-ROMs
4.1. Using Diskettes
4.1.1. Mounting and Unmounting a Diskette
4.1.2. Putting Linux Files on an MS-DOS Diskette
4.1.3. Formatting a Diskette
4.2. CD-ROMs
4.2.1. Using CD-ROMs with Your File Manager
4.2.2. Using CD-ROMs From a Shell Prompt
4.3. CD-Rs and CD-RWs
4.3.1. Using CD Creator
4.3.2. Using X-CD-Roast
4.3.3. Using CD-Rs and CD-RWs with Command Line Tools
4.4. Additional Resources
4.4.1. Installed Documentation
4.4.2. Useful Websites
5. Getting Online
6. Web Browsing
6.1. Mozilla
6.1.1. Using Mozilla
6.1.2. Mozilla Composer
6.2. Galeon
6.3. Web Browser Keyboard Shortcuts
7. Email Applications
7.1. Evolution
7.2. Mozilla Mail
7.2.1. Mozilla and Newsgroups
7.3. Plain Text Email Clients
7.3.1. Using Mutt
8. Printer Configuration
8.1. The Printer Configuration Tool
8.2. Adding a Local Printer
8.3. Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing
8.3.1. Confirming Printer Configuration
8.4. Printing a Test Page
8.5. Modifying Existing Printers
8.5.1. Queue Name
8.5.2. Queue Type
8.5.3. Printer Driver
8.5.4. Driver Options
8.6. Managing Print Jobs
8.7. Additional Resources
8.7.1. Installed Documentation
8.7.2. Useful Websites
9. Working with Documents
9.1. The Suite
9.1.1. Features
9.1.2. Writer
9.1.3. Calc
9.1.4. Impress
9.1.5. Draw
9.2. Editing Text Files
9.2.1. Shell Prompt Text Editors
9.3. Viewing PDFs
10. Audio, Video, and General Amusement
10.1. Playing Audio CDs
10.2. Playing Digital Audio Files
10.2.1. Using XMMS
10.3. Troubleshooting Your Sound Card
10.3.1. If Sound Card Configuration Tool Does Not Work
10.4. Troubleshooting Your Video Card
10.5. Games
10.6. Finding Games Online
11. Working with Images
11.1. Viewing Images
11.1.1. Using Nautilus to View Images
11.1.2. Using gThumb
11.2. Manipulating Images with the GIMP
11.2.1. GIMP Basics
11.2.2. Loading a File
11.2.3. Saving a File
11.2.4. GIMP Options
11.3. Additional Resources
11.3.1. Installed Documentation
11.3.2. Useful Websites
11.3.3. Related Books
12. Working with Digital Cameras
12.1. Using gtKam
13. Shell Prompt Basics
13.1. Why Use a Shell Prompt
13.2. The History of the Shell
13.3. Determining Your Current Directory with pwd
13.4. Changing Directories with cd
13.5. View Directory Contents with ls
13.6. Locating Files and Directories
13.7. Printing From The Command Line
13.8. Clearing and Resetting the Terminal
13.9. Manipulating Files with cat
13.9.1. Using Redirection
13.9.2. Appending Standard Output
13.9.3. Redirecting Standard Input
13.10. Pipes and Pagers
13.10.1. The more Command
13.11. More Commands for Reading Text Files
13.11.1. The head Command
13.11.2. The tail Command
13.11.3. The grep Command
13.11.4. I/O Redirection and Pipes
13.11.5. Wildcards and Regular Expressions
13.12. Command History and Tab Completion
13.13. Using Multiple Commands
13.14. Ownership and Permissions
13.14.1. The chmod Command
13.14.2. Changing Permissions With Numbers
14. Managing Files and Directories
14.1. A Larger Picture of the File System
14.2. Identifying and Working with File Types
14.2.1. Compressed and Archived Files
14.2.2. File Formats
14.2.3. System Files
14.2.4. Programming and Scripting Files
14.3. File Compression and Archiving
14.3.1. Using File Roller
14.3.2. Compressing Files at the Shell Prompt
14.3.3. Archiving Files at the Shell Prompt
14.4. Manipulating Files at the Shell Prompt
14.4.1. Creating Files
14.4.2. Copying Files
14.4.3. Moving Files
14.4.4. Deleting Files and Directories
15. Installing and Updating Red Hat Linux Packages
15.1. Red Hat Network
15.2. Errata List
15.3. Installation CD-ROMs
15.4. Downloaded Packages
16. Frequently Asked Questions
16.1. Localhost Login and Password
16.2. Error Messages During Installation of RPMs
16.3. Starting Applications
16.3.1. Editing Your PATH
16.4. Accessing a Windows Partition
16.5. Finding Commands Quickly
16.6. Tips on Using Command History
16.6.1. Other Shortcuts
16.7. Keep ls Output from Scrolling
16.7.1. Printing ls Output
16.8. Forgotten Password
16.9. Password Maintenance
16.10. Changing Login from Console to X at Startup
A. KDE: The K Desktop Environment
A.1. Introducing KDE
A.2. Finding Help
A.3. Using The Desktop
A.4. Using The Panel
A.4.1. Using The Main Menu
A.4.2. Using Applets
A.4.3. Adding Icons and Applets to the Panel
A.4.4. Configuring the KDE Panel
A.5. Managing Files
A.5.1. The Navigation Panel
A.6. Browsing the Web with Konqueror
A.7. Using Konqueror to View Images
A.8. KMail
A.9. Customizing KDE
A.10. Logging Out of KDE
B. Applications
C. A Comparison of Common DOS and Linux Commands
D. System Directories
E. Keyboard Shortcuts

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