Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
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.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
i seem to be in the technician's "ground rule zero:" the user always lies.
not having kept notes on all changes i've made makes me (the user) a liar. this said, i should also note that i know just enough (minimal unix/sun/solaris courses in 2001) to make me mad. i've installed the redhat 9 on my dell latitude CPi A (shrike on a i686).
using mozilla on the kde as shipped with the ditstro, every shockwave item displays as a puzzle-piece placeholder that tells me i need the shockwave/x-application plugin.
using konqueror web browser, three (or four) times i download (dial-up modem) from the linux users place on the macromedia site.
every download event has been interrupted (i forget the exact term in the messages). the transfer rate declined rapidly from 4.7kb/per, to 2.xkb/per,to 0....
i think the transfer was almost complete each time, and each time the 'forgotten-exact-term-in-message' displayed in the download manager just before 'finished.'
i got another 'forgotten-exact-term-in-message' when attempting to unpack the file(s) with konqueror and in a terminal. is it terminal, doc?
i've read jeremy's article on playing dvd's & videos. some insight gleaned. thank you.
i did not read much on the linux users place on the macromedia site. more in(hind)sight (my bad). i have kept one download (file:.../konquerorAdz2Ra).
i'm not real comfortable diddling the system files, though i do have a fresh, working bootdisk.
take me by the hand or shove my face in the proper direction, please.