Openlinux Installation and Configuration Handbook with CD-ROM

Openlinux Installation and Configuration Handbook with CD-ROM

by Gary Wilson

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Openlinux Installation and Configuration Handbook with CD-ROM by Gary Wilson

Caldera OpenLinux Installation and Configuration Handbook is a hands-on book for those who want to use Linux to do the job. Need to get sound working? Want to add a low-cost, high-quality Windows compatible server to your office? Need a firewall for network security? This is the book that will walk you through the steps in a clear and accessible way. It's the computer doctor's handbook. This book is a step-by-step, focused tutorial on installing and reliably maintaining a comprehensive Internet solution, including a corporate mail server, Web Server and more--on a shoestring budget. Topics include Set up and Installation, Connecting to the Internet, Basic services--mail and news, Setting up a Web server, Security, Advanced networking, Managing the system accounts, logs, backups, configuring workstations, and Troubleshooting.

CD-ROM contains Caldera OpenLinux 2.2 and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789721051
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 10/22/1999
Edition description: BK&CD ROM
Pages: 696
Product dimensions: 7.41(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.74(d)

Table of Contents

Open Source Software2
Caldera OpenLinux4
Who Should Use This Book5
Who Should Not Use This Book6
How to Use This Book6
IInstalling OpenLinux
1Preparing to Install OpenLinux15
What Is Caldera OpenLinux?16
Deciding How You Want to Use OpenLinux16
What You Need (Minimum Hardware)19
What You Need (Optimum Hardware)20
2Installing the Operating System31
Installing OpenLinux on a Windows Computer32
Using Partition Magic35
Upgrading from an Earlier Version40
Installing OpenLinux41
Setting Up BootMagic65
IIConfiguring and Customizing OpenLinux
3Configuring the KDE Desktop69
Starting OpenLinux70
Introduction to the KDE Desktop76
Configuring the KDE Desktop85
Configuring the KDE Control Center90
Configuring the K File Manager96
The Autostart Folder98
The K Window Manager99
Getting Help99
4Using the KDE Desktop Applications101
The Kedit Text Editor102
Kwrite, a Programmer's Editor104
Using Kjots to Take Notes106
Using Knotes for Sticky Notes107
The Konsole Terminal Window109
Kfind to Find Stuff on Your System111
The K Address Book114
The KOrganizer Personal Organizer115
Using Kppp to Connect to the Internet121
Using Kmail for Email130
Using KBiff to Find Out if You Have Email136
Playing Music CDs with Kscd138
Using Kview to View a Graphic Image140
Using Kpaint to Edit Graphics141
Playing Games143
Using Kpackage to Manage Your Software143
5Configuring Your System with COAS147
Easy-to-Use Administration Tools148
Starting COAS149
Loading and Unloading Kernel Modules150
Peripherals Administration151
System Administration157
System Clock164
Installing and Removing Software Packages164
6Understanding and Using the OpenLinux File System167
OpenLinux File System Directories168
Configuration Files173
Managing Users177
Managing File Systems179
Running Jobs on a Schedule179
Managing Logs181
Booting up in an Emergency181
7Using the Character Mode Terminal185
Why Use a Character Mode Terminal?186
Bash Basics186
Basic File Operations195
Linux Commands for DOS Users203
Other OpenLinux Tools, Shortcuts, and Tips204
Vi, the Basic Text Editor216
Midnight Commander218
RPM for Installing and Uninstalling Applications220
Building a Custom Kernel (or Recompiling)224
IIIConfiguring Hardware
8Installing and Configuring Printers233
Printing Under OpenLinux234
Installing a Printer235
The printcap File and Print Filters241
Printer Filters242
Configuring LaserJet Printers242
Controlling Printers in KDE244
Setting Your Default Printer245
Printing to a Printer on a Windows Network246
9Installing and Configuring a Backup System251
Setting a Backup Policy252
Choosing a Backup Medium253
tar for Backup259
cpio for Backup261
10Installing and Configuring Sound263
Installing Sound264
Testing Your Sound Installation266
Make Your OpenLinux PC a Boombox with MP3269
Open Sound Commercial Drivers271
11Configuring Hardware Performance273
System Information274
Managing Processes280
Eliminating Daemons284
Memory Performance and Swap Space286
Checking and Fixing Disk Problems287
Improving Hard Drive Performance288
12Using Zip and Jaz Drives297
Zip and Jaz Disks298
How to Setup Zip and Jaz Drives298
Printing and Parallel Port Zip Drives300
How to Format Disks301
13Writing to CD-ROMs303
Writing to CDs304
Starting X-CD-Roast304
Writing Data to a CD311
Duplicating a Data CD314
Copying Audio to a CD315
CD Writing Questions and Answers317
Supported CD-Writers319
14Connecting to PalmPilot323
Using KPilot324
Setting Up KPilot324
The Memo Viewer326
The Address Book Viewer326
The File Installer327
IVRunning Applications
15Installing and Configuring Commercial Applications331
WordPerfect, One of the Best Word Processors332
Set Preferences335
Set up Your Printer344
Fonts in WordPerfect347
Using the WordPerfect Command Window348
File Conversion Capabilities352
WordPerfect's Editing Features354
WordPerfect's Graphics Capabilities356
The StarOffice Suite357
How to Install StarOffice358
StarOffice Configuration364
Configuring Printers and Fonts369
StarOffice's Main Programs371
ApplixWare Office Suite377
16Running Windows Applications381
Using Wine382
VMware Installation383
Running Windows Applications on VMware385
17Configuring and Running Netscape Communicator387
Netscape Communicator, More than a Web Browser388
Configuring Netscape Communicator389
Configuring Netscape Messenger393
Browsing, Downloading, and Printing399
Using Messenger400
Using the Address Book401
Using the Newsreader402
Using Netscape's Composer402
18Configuring and Running GIMP405
GIMP: More Than Just a Painting Program406
Setting GIMP Preferences408
GIMP's Toolbox410
GIMP's Right-click Menu412
19Overview of Programming in OpenLinux415
gcc, the Backbone of Linux416
Shell Programming417
Finding out More424
VConfiguring OpenLinux Network Servers
20Installing and Configuring a Windows Network with Samba427
OpenLinux as a Windows Network Server428
How Samba Works430
Network Terminology431
Installing Samba433
Configuring Samba436
Connecting to the Samba Server458
Accessing Windows Computers from a Linux System459
21Installing and Configuring NetWare Network Services461
NetWare and OpenLinux462
Installing the NetWare Client and Utilities463
Configuring the NetWare Client464
Using the NetWare Client and Utilities465
Using the Administrative Utilities467
Caldera NetWare for Linux472
22Installing and Configuring NFS473
File Sharing Between Linux Computers474
Using the NFS Client474
Using the NFS Server478
Setting up the Exports File478
Problems with NFS479
23Installing and Configuring AppleTalk481
Connecting Macintosh Computers to Your Linux Network Server482
Get the Program Files482
Compile and Install Netatalk483
Configuring Netatalk484
Ready to Start the Server485
24Installing and Configuring a Dial-In Server and Fax Server487
How to Let Users Call into Your System488
Getting the Right Modem488
Set up mgetty to Answer Incoming Calls489
Using mgetty to Receive Faxes492
Using Sendfax494
25Installing and Configuring a Firewall495
A Firewall Server for a High Level of Security496
Step 1Modify the OpenLinux Kernel to Enable IP Forwarding and IP Masquerading499
Step 2Configure IP Forwarding and IP Masquerading508
Step 3Configure the Ethernet Cards in the Firewall Server510
Step 4Secure the Firewall Server511
Configuring the Computers on the Local Network511
26Installing and Configuring the Apache Web Server513
Apache, the Top Web Server in the World514
Configuring Apache516
Basic Server Configuration517
Server Resources Configuration520
Security Configuration522
Managing the Web Server523
Getting an Internet Connection526
27Installing and Configuring Mail Services529
Setting Up a Mail Server530
POP3 and IMAP4 Email Clients531
POP3 and IMAP4 on OpenLinux532
Configuring Sendmail532
28Installing and Configuring an FTP Server535
FTP Servers: The Second Most Popular Internet Servers536
29Overview of Network Security543
Basic Security544
Other Solutions554
Some Books to Check Out555
AInstalling OpenLinux Using LISA559
Some Reasons to Use LISA Installation560
Steps for Installation560
BXFree86 Configuration581
Configuring the Mouse583
Configuring the Video Card585
Configuring the Monitor586
Choosing Resolution Modes and Color Depth587
Configuring Other Settings588
The XF86Config File588
CThe GNU General Public License595
End of Terms and Conditions601
DFinding Help603
Online Documentation605
Man Pages606
Help on the World Wide Web607
EHardware Compatibility List611
Compatible Hardware612
Disk Space Requirements612
Compatible CD-ROM Drives613
Compatible Parallel Port Drives615
Compatible Floppy Drives617
Compatible IDE Drives617
Compatible XT Hard Drive Controllers618
Compatible SCSI Adapters619
Compatible Mouse Pointing Devices628
Compatible Tape Drives628
SCSI and IDE Tape Drives630
Video Cards Supported By XFree86 v
Compatible Network Cards649
ARCnet Cards656
Supported Frame Relay Cards656
Supported Radio Modem/Network Cards657
Compatible iRDA devices657
Unsupported Hardware658
Running Linux on Specific Notebook Models658
Linux PCMCIA Supported Device List658

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