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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 3

Troubleshooting and Configuring Linux

In This Chapter

arrow Troubleshooting the installation

arrow Configuring the X Window System

arrow Resolving installation problems

arrow Setting up your printers

arrow Managing your DVDs and CD-ROMs

arrow Installing additional software packages

During the installation of Linux, the installer attempts to detect key hardware components, such as the SCSI controller and network card. According to what it detects, the installer takes you through a sequence of installation steps. For example, if the installer can’t detect the network card, it skips the network configuration step. This is okay if you don’t, in fact, have a network card — but if you do have one and the installer mistakenly insists that you don’t, you have an installation problem on your hands.

Another installation problem can occur when you restart the PC and see not the graphical login screen but a text terminal. ...

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