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Red Hat Linux 6: Visual QuickPro Guide

Book Description

A multi-tasking OS with a visual, user-friendly interface, Linux has moved beyond its core of die-hard fans and into the mainstream. Red Hat Linux, the leading version of this open-source, Unix-based OS, lets you run both its own powerful productivity apps and versions of popular programs such as Netscape Navigator and Corel WordPerfect. With Red Hat Linux 6: Visual QuickPro Guide, you can go straight to work with Linux, as you learn it.

Red Hat Linux 6: VQP follows the same visual approach as the books in the immensely popular Visual QuickStart series--it features clear, jargon-free explanations and instructions, plenty of screenshots--but is aimed at intermediate to advanced readers. Author Harold Davis teaches you what you need to know to get the most out of Red Hat Linux: how to navigate and configure the Gnome desktop, work with its native (and non-native) apps, use the command line, and set up network and Web servers.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Special thanks
  4. Introduction
  5. Installing Red Hat Linux 6
    1. Quick Start Installation
      1. Gathering Information
      2. Securing Your Retreat
      3. Creating a Linux Boot Disk
      4. Installing Linux
      5. For the Very First Time
      6. Summary
    2. Detailed Installation Instructions
      1. Linux and Windows on the Same System
      2. Using FIPS
      3. DOS fdisk
      4. Linux fdisk
      5. Disk Druid
      6. Booting to Windows and Linux
      7. Different Types of Installations
      8. Configuring your Video Card and Monitor
      9. Configuring a Printer
      10. Summary
    3. Configuring Gnome
      1. Using the Gnome Control Center
      2. Using the Window Manager
      3. Working with Virtual Desktops
      4. Using Multimedia
      5. Using Peripherals
      6. Using Session Manager
      7. Switching Desktop Environments
      8. Rebooting and Shutting Down
      9. Using the Menu Editor
      10. Configuring File Manager
      11. Choosing an Editor
      12. Setting the Panel Properties
      13. Using GnoRPM
      14. Summary
    4. Email and the Web
      1. Becoming Root
      2. Configuring Your System with Control Panel
      3. Configuring a Modem
      4. Configuring a Direct Connection
      5. Configuring and Using Netscape Communicator
      6. Summary
    5. Linux Documentation
      1. Applications and Help
      2. The Gnome Help Browser
      3. Finding Information on the Web
      4. The Linux Document Project
      5. Summary
  6. Doing Windows in Red Hat Linux 6
    1. Desktop Environments
      1. Alternative Desktop Environments
      2. Logon Screen Options
      3. Using Another Level (Fvwm)
      4. Using the K Desktop Environment
      5. Setting Up Users and Groups
      6. Summary
    2. Gnome Applications
      1. Working with Gnome Calendar
      2. Working with GnomeCard
      3. Working with Gnotepad+
      4. Working with the Gnumeric Spreadsheet
      5. Working with GtimeTracker
      6. Working with the Gimp
      7. Working with the xPDF Viewer
      8. Working with Lynx
      9. Working with Netscape Communicator
      10. Summary
    3. WordPerfect For Linux
      1. Installing WordPerfect
      2. The WordPerfect Control Window
      3. Working with WordPerfect Documents
      4. Summary
    4. Doing the Database Thing
      1. Postgre SQL
      2. Informix Dynamic Server, Linux Edition
      3. Summary
  7. Working with Linux on the Command Line
    1. The Bash Shell
      1. Getting to the Prompt
      2. Shells
      3. The Bash Shell
      4. More Bash Features
      5. Text Editors and Email
      6. Summary
    2. Files, Processes, and Permissions
      1. Learning About Your System
      2. It's My Process, and I'll Do What I Want To
      3. The File System
      4. Ownership and Permissions
      5. Summary
    3. Shell Scripting and Programming
      1. Scheduling Jobs
      2. Creating Shell Scripts: the Basics
      3. Scripting Syntax
      4. Iterative and Conditional Syntax
      5. Using Awk
      6. Using Perl
      7. Exploring the Linux Source Code
      8. Summary
  8. Networking and the Web
    1. The Linux Server
      1. Understanding TCP/IP
      2. Using Ping
      3. Telnetting to Your Server
      4. Using FTP
      5. Using NFS
      6. Using DHCP
      7. Using SAMBA
      8. Using SMB Client
      9. Serving Mail
      10. Security
      11. Summary
    2. Apache Web Server
      1. Web Concepts
      2. Installing Apache
      3. Displaying the Apache Default Start Page
      4. Configuring Apache
      5. Using Virtual Hosting
      6. Using Apache Configuration Directives
      7. Using Apache Logs
      8. Summary
  9. Appendices
    1. Useful Commands
      1. find
      2. ftp
      3. ls
      4. ps
      5. vi
    2. GNU General Public License