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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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I'm keeping this here for my own reference.
Of course, you can use it to if you want.
I might add more links later on.
Below you will find a complete list of all special sequences,
and color codes.
\a The ASCII bell character (you can also type \007)
\d Date in "Wed Sep 06" format
\e ASCII escape character (you can also type \033)
\h First part of hostname (such as "mybox")...
This is FAR from an all enclusive how-to. Its a simple, and direct
step-by-step, with minimal options or optimizations. Your distro
may have anather way, this is the manual way (or atleast how I do it
All versions noted are current at the time of this writting. (1.21.06)
<strong>1st step - software you need.</strong>
MPlayer v1.0pre7try2 source - The program.
#1 - Using the Matrox framebuffer
TIP: Do NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT, compile into your kernel "vesafb', or "vesafb-tng" if you choose "Matrox Acceleration".
This is what you need (how I did it):
Under Device Drivers -> Graphics support[*] Support for frame buffer devices[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers[*] Matrox acceleration[*] G100/G200/G400/G450/G550 support[*] Multihead support...
After suffering for weeks on a clean install of slackware 10.2 - I had terriblly slow DNS resolution times.
Ranging from 10 seconds, to what seemed forever.
I found a nice solution here at LQ.
Turn off IP6:
Open up Mozilla or Firefox and type in 'about:config' in the address bar
Scroll down to "network.dns.disableIPv6", it's defaulted to a value of false
Double-click on that line and change it to "true"