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Learning Red Hat Linux by Bill McCarty

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Configuring Devices and Services

To help you configure devices and services, the install program presents a series of dialog boxes that let you configure:

  • A mouse

  • The X Window System

  • Networking

  • The system clock

  • Services

  • Printers

Tip

If you’re unable to configure one or more devices or services during installation, you’ll be able to configure them later.

Configuring a Mouse

Next, the install program probes your system to locate a mouse. If the install program successfully finds and identifies your mouse, it presents one or two simple dialog boxes like those shown in Figure 3.20 and Figure 3.21. These ask you to confirm the install program’s findings and possibly select from several options. Simply make the appropriate choices and continue to the next step.

The Configure Mouse dialog box

Figure 3-20. The Configure Mouse dialog box

The Mouse Port dialog box

Figure 3-21. The Mouse Port dialog box

If the install program cannot find and identify your mouse, it presents a Configure Mouse dialog box, which lists supported mouse types. If you can find your mouse or an exact equivalent, highlight the appropriate choice; otherwise, highlight one of the “Generic” entries, whichever best resembles the type of interface and number of buttons of your mouse. If you followed the procedure given in Chapter 2, you know whether your mouse uses a serial interface ...

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