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Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 Linux All in One with DVD

by: Aron Hsiao

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Publisher: SAMS,1.7.2005

Category: LINUX Level:

ISBN: 0672327074
ISBN13: 9780672327070

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Book Description

Join an estimated 85% of the U.S. Linux market in using Red Hat's Linux distributions by learning it from a Fedora authority. Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 All in One is a starter kit that will help you install, configure, and use Red Hat's Fedora 4 distribution and desktop applications. The easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions will also show you how to:

Use the OpenOffice.org productivity suite and other leading applications.
Troubleshoot hardware issues and install new components.
Set up a small Linux-based network to share files and resources.
Also included is a DVD, which will provide you with the complete Fedora Core Linux distribution, OpenOffice.org desktop suite, and the leading applications for e-mail, Web browsing, and graphics. Find out how you can safely and reliably use Linux and Linux-based applications to accomplish your day-to-day work in the office and at home with Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Fedora 4 All in One.

Table of Contents


  Fedora Core 4 and Linux

  What You'll Learn in This Book

  Conventions Used in This Book


1. Preparing to Install Fedora Core 4.

  Taking a Hardware Inventory

  Evaluating Your Hardware

  Making Space for Linux

  Launching the Fedora Core 4 Installer

2. Installing Fedora Core 4.

  Starting the Fedora Core 4 Installer

  Beginning the Installation

3. Booting, Logging In, and Configuring.

  Booting Fedora Core 4

  Welcome to Fedora Core 4!

  Configuring Your Printer and Internet Service


4. Introducing the Fedora Core 4 Desktop.

  Logging In to the Desktop

  Navigating the Desktop

  Working with Multiple Windows

  Understanding Virtual Workspaces

  Logging Out of the Fedora Core 4 Desktop

5. Working with Files on the Desktop.

  Creating a File Using the Text Editor

  Understanding the Linux File System

  Using File Dialog Boxes in Linux

  Using the File Manager

  Working with Files and Directories

  Manipulating Files Using Drag and Drop

  Working with Trash Contents

6. Working with Files in the Shell.

  Why Learn to Use the Linux Command Line?

  Introducing the Shell

7. Understanding File Properties.

  Understanding Executable Files

  Using Symbolic Links

  Understanding Permissions


8. Creating Text Documents with OpenOffice.org Writer.

  Previewing the OpenOffice.org Applications

  Creating and Formatting an OpenOffice.org Writer Document

9. Creating Spreadsheets with OpenOffice.org Calc.

  Understanding Electronic Spreadsheets

  Using OpenOffice.org Calc

10. Creating Presentations with OpenOffice.org Impress.

  Understanding Electronic Presentations

  Launching OpenOffice.org Impress

  Creating Your First Presentation

  Working with Your Presentation

11. Browsing the Web with Firefox.

  Introducing Firefox

  Browsing the Web with Firefox

12. Managing Email with Evolution.

  Reading and Writing Email with Evolution

13. Using Other Network Tools.

  Instant Messaging in Fedora Core 4

  Accessing Windows Networks

  Using File Transfer Protocol on the Desktop

14. Editing Images and Photos.

  Downloading Images From Your Digital Camera

  Using The GIMP for Basic Photo Editing

  Using More Advanced GIMP Tools

15. Playing and Recording Sound and Music.

  Using the Volume Control

  Playing Audio CDs

  Playing MP3 Digital Music Files

  Recording and Playing Back Sound

  Burning Your Own CDs

16. Customizing the Desktop.

  Using the Desktop Preferences

  Configuring the Menubar

17. Getting Help on the Desktop.

  Using Application Help

  Viewing Systemwide Help in the Help Browser

  Reading Other Documentation on the Desktop


18. Becoming Familiar with Shell Environments.

  Why Learn to Use the Linux Command Line?

  Understanding Virtual Consoles

  Becoming Comfortable at the Command Line

  Getting Help at the Command Line

  Using the GNU info System

  Getting Help from the Commands Themselves

19. Performing Basic Shell Tasks.

  Grouping Files for Efficient File Management

  Searching Files and Directories Quickly

  Using Command Output for Complex Tasks

20. Creating, Editing, and Saving Text Files.

  Using Common Command-Line Editors

  Keeping Your Shell Programs Under Control

21. Managing High-Quality Documents at the Command Line.

  Printing at the Command Line

  Creating High-Quality Documents at the Command Line

22. Performing Simple Math and Database Tasks at the Command Line.

  Performing Math Tasks Using the Binary Calculator

  Creating and Sorting Lists of Data

23. Using the Network at the Command Line.

  Browsing the Web at the Command Line

  Managing Email at the Console

24. Using Other Systems Remotely at the Command Line.

  Logging In to a Remote Linux or Unix System

  Exchanging Files with Linux/Unix Hosts Using ftp

  Exchanging Files with Windows Hosts Using smbclient

25. Harnessing the Power of the Shell.

  Adding to Your Command Repertoire

  Using Shell Variables and Quoting

  Creating Your Own Commands Using Shell Scripting


26. Desktop Power Tools.

  Additional Features of the Terminal Application

  Using Basic X Window System Applications

  Interacting with the User in Shell Scripts

  Scripting the File Manager

27. Using Desktop Applications Remotely.

  Understanding the X Window System Protocol

  Networking X Using the Secure Shell

  Networking X Manually

  Allowing Incoming X Connections with xhost

  Allowing and Starting Remote X Sessions

28. Command-Line System Administration.

  Using the su Command

  Managing System Processes

  Managing Running Services

  Managing File Systems

  Managing Accounts

  Using cron to Manage Periodic Jobs

  Shutting Down and Restarting

29. Desktop System Administration.

  Managing System Processes

  Managing Running Services

  Managing Network Interfaces

  Managing Accounts

  Reading System Logs

  Mounting and Unmounting File Systems

30. Security Basics.

  Managing the Fedora Core 4 Firewall

  Understanding Advanced Permissions

  Protecting the Root Account

  Logging Users Out Automatically

31. Installing Linux Software.

  Installing and Removing Fedora Core 4 Components

  Using Third-Party Software

  Using the rpm Command

  Using Application Launchers

32. Keeping Fedora Core 4 Updated.

  Introducing the Red Hat Network

  Keeping Fedora Core 4 Updated from the Command Line

33. Offering Network File Services.

  Before You Begin

  Offering Network File System Service

  Offering Windows File Sharing Service

34. Offering Web and FTP Service.

  Before You Begin

  Running a Web Server

  Running a File Transfer Protocol Server

35. Backups, Troubleshooting, and Rescue.

  Backing Up and Restoring Your Data

  Dealing with Catastrophic Failures

  Recognizing Other Critical Problems


Appendix A: Installer Troubleshooting.

  Loading Modules at Install Time

  Using Module Parameters: A Last Resort

  Using the Text Mode Installer

  Installing from Network Volumes or Hard Drives

Appendix B: Adding Windows Compatibility to Linux.

  Windows Compatibility Overview

  Codeweavers CrossOver Office

  VMware Workstation

  Netraverse Win4Lin