Linux Annoyances for Geeks by Michael. Jang

By Michael. Jang

Certain, Linux has many stressful characteristics, regardless of all of the hype on the contrary. you can find out speedy if you are requested to standardize the organization's Linux pcs or set up a boot password on a server. With this e-book, you will not be stuck unprepared. the various suggestions in Linux Annoyances for Geeks come from writer Michael Jang's many years of expertise in approach management and consulting, whereas others are gleaned from universal matters and solutions present in on-line boards and tool consumer sites. With lots of fabric for any Linux consumer, this ebook is a vital troubleshooting advisor for either computers and servers.His e-book covers 3 key parts for Linux users:Desktop administration themes comprise Firefox and OpenOffice optimization, junk mail filtering, quick messaging, X Window procedure configuration, and lots more and plenty more.System setup concentrates on optimizing commence instances for the OS and functions in addition to safeguard and upkeep concerns like fitting a brand new kernel or getting the newest safeguard patch.The server configuration part walks the reader in the course of the tough matters fascinated by developing and administering various kinds of Linux servers, together with file/print, internet, and e mail.

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10. Enter the vertical refresh rate of the monitor. 11. At the note associated with video card specifications, type y and hit Enter to check out the available database of graphical cards. If you can't find yours among the 500+ available in the database, you may select an option such as "Generic VESA compatible," which is also known as Super VGA. 12. Select the amount of video memory available for your card. 13. Enter a name of your choice. The name becomes associated with the Identifer of your video card in the configuration file.

Click on the available option (if both are available, try "eject" first). 55 56 You may get an error message to the effect that the mounted volume is not in /etc/fstab (especially if you're not the root user). In that case, proceed to the next step. 2. Check to see if your CD/DVD drive is mounted. You can do so with the mount command (by itself). misc configuration files for clues. It's certainly possible for another administrator to mount your CD/DVD drive on a different directory, which should show up in the output to the mount command.

9. I Can't Get to the GUI Sometimes the GUI just won't start. You've configured your /etc/inittab to boot Linux in a runlevel associated with the GUI. You may see a command-line login prompt for a very few seconds. You may get to a GUI Login Manager and enter the correct username and password, and the GUI Login Manager just reappears. There are several possible causes of this failure: • The key packages associated with the GUI desktop environment aren't installed. • The configuration files aren't set to automatically start the GUI.

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