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openSUSE 11.1 KDE Quick Start Guide
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Configuring Your System with YaST

Use the YaST Control Center to change the installation and configuration of your whole system. Administrator (root) permission is required to open YaST. To open YaST, press Alt+F2 and enter yast. A dialog opens in which to enter the root password.

YaST holds various modules for adjusting your system settings. They are subdivided into the following categories:

Software: Use the modules of this category to set certain options for installation and update and to install or remove software packages.

Hardware: Use these modules to configure the hardware of your computer, such as monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, or scanner.

System: With these modules, you can change system settings, such as date, time, or language, and perform tasks, such as backup or restoration of files.

Network Devices: Use these modules to configure your network devices, such as network cards, ISDN, DSL, or modem.

Network Services: These modules are for network services and for configuring several clients, such as LDAP and NFS clients.

Novell AppArmor: Use the modules of this category to configure the Novell AppArmor application security system.

Security and Users: Here, you can configure security aspects, such as the firewall options, and create and manage users and groups.

Virtualization Use this module to install and configure the XEN hypervisor.

Support: Holds the module for registration, if you want technical support and updates.

Miscellaneous: Holds several modules that cannot easily be classified into the other module groups. For example, you can view log files, read the release notes and install drivers from a vendor CD.

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