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The Official Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide

The Official Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide

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Red Hat Linux 8.0 
The Official Red Hat LinuxGetting Started Guide
 
Red Hat Linux 8.0: The Official Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide
Copyright © 2002 by Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.1801 Varsity DriveRaleigh NC 27606-2072USAPhone:+1 919 754 3700Phone:888 733 4281Fax: +1 919 754 3701PO Box 13588Research Triangle Park NC 27709 USArhl-gsg(EN)-8.0-Print-RHI(2002-08-20T12:16-0400)Copyright © 2002 by Red Hat, Inc. This material may be distributedonly subject to the terms and conditionsset forth in theOpen PublicationLicense, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presentlyavailableat http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/).Distributionof substantivelymodified versions of this document is prohibitedwithout the explicit permissionof the copyrightholder.Distributionof the work or derivativeof the work in any standard(paper) book form for commercial purposesis prohibitedunless prior permissionis obtainedfrom the copyrightholder.Red Hat, Red Hat Network, the Red Hat "Shadow Man" logo, RPM, Maximum RPM, the RPM logo, Linux Library,PowerTools, Linux Undercover, RHmember, RHmember More, Rough Cuts, Rawhide and all Red Hat-based trademarksandlogos are trademarks or registeredtrademarks of Red Hat, Inc. in the United States and other countries.Linux is a registeredtrademarkof Linus Torvalds.Motif and UNIX are registeredtrademarks of The Open Group.Intel and Pentiumare a registeredtrademarksof Intel Corporation.Itanium and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation.AMD, AMD Athlon, AMD Duron, and AMD K6 are trademarksof AdvancedMicro Devices, Inc.Netscape is a registeredtrademark of Netscape CommunicationsCorporationin the United States and other countries.Windows is a registeredtrademark of Microsoft Corporation.SSH and SecureShell are trademarks of SSH CommunicationsSecurity,Inc.FireWire is a trademark of Apple Computer Corporation.All other trademarksand copyrightsreferredto are the property of their respectiveowners.The GPG fingerprintof the security@redhat.comkey is:CA 20 86 86 2B D6 9D FC 65 F6 EC C4 21 91 80 CD DB 42 A6 0E
 
Table of Contents
Introduction.......................................................................................................................................vii
1. Changes to This Manual .....................................................................................................vii2. Document Conventions......................................................................................................viii3. Copying and Pasting Text With X.........................................................................................x4. Using the Mouse..................................................................................................................xi5. We Need Feedback!.............................................................................................................xi6. Sign Up for Support.............................................................................................................xi
1. Getting Started..............................................................................................................................13
1.1.
Setup Agent
.....................................................................................................................131.2. Introductory Terms...........................................................................................................141.3. Logging In........................................................................................................................161.3.1. Graphical Login................................................................................................161.3.2. Virtual Console Login.......................................................................................171.4. Graphical Interface...........................................................................................................171.5. Opening a Shell Prompt...................................................................................................181.6. Creating a User Account..................................................................................................181.7. Documentation Resources ...............................................................................................191.8. Logging Out.....................................................................................................................201.8.1. Graphical Logout..............................................................................................201.8.2. Virtual Console Logout.....................................................................................211.9. Shutting Down your Computer........................................................................................211.9.1. Graphical Shutdown..........................................................................................211.9.2. Virtual Console Shutdown................................................................................21
2. Using the Graphical Desktop.......................................................................................................23
2.1. Using the Desktop............................................................................................................232.2. Using the Panel ................................................................................................................242.2.1. Using the
Main Menu
......................................................................................242.2.2. Using Applets....................................................................................................242.2.3. Using the Notification Area..............................................................................252.2.4. Adding Icons and Applets to the Panel.............................................................252.2.5. Configuring the Desktop Panel.........................................................................262.3. Using
Nautilus
................................................................................................................262.4. Start Here.........................................................................................................................272.4.1. Customizing the Desktop..................................................................................272.4.2. Customizing your System.................................................................................282.5. Logging Out.....................................................................................................................28
3. Diskettes and CD-ROMs..............................................................................................................31
3.1. Using Diskettes................................................................................................................313.1.1. Mounting and Unmounting a Diskette..............................................................313.1.2. Reading MS-DOS formatted Diskettes.............................................................323.1.3. Putting Linux Files on an MS-DOS Diskette ...................................................323.1.4. Formatting a Diskette........................................................................................333.2. CD-ROMs........................................................................................................................343.2.1. Using CD-ROMs with Your File Manager .......................................................353.2.2. Using CD-ROMs From a Shell Prompt............................................................353.3. CD-Rs and CD-RWs........................................................................................................363.3.1. Using
X-CD-Roast
...........................................................................................363.3.2. Using CD-Rs and CD-RWs with Command Line Tools ..................................393.4. Additional Resources.......................................................................................................413.4.1. Installed Documentation...................................................................................413.4.2. Useful Websites ................................................................................................41

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