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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

Introduction.


  Fedora Core 4 and Linux


  What You'll Learn in This Book


  Conventions Used in This Book

I. INSTALLING FEDORA CORE.

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

II. EXPLORING LINUX FUNDAMENTALS.

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

III. USING FEDORA CORE.

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

IV. USING THE LINUX COMMAND LINE.

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

V. ADVANCED TOPICS.

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

VI. APPENDIXES.

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

Index.