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I am very new to linux so if there's somthing stupid I write here let me know. I've been playing around with RH Fedora Core 3 and been having a lot of problems:
1. I can't get sound to work. I tried the $setup but nothing happened.
2. Trying to install a DNS server and the directions in this book i have are:
rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/bind-9*.
When I type this in RH has no clue what I'm talking about.
3. Having trouble with mounting devices. I have nothing in the /mnt directory, however is mount /dev/cdrom the same as mount /mnt/cdrom.
4. Wanted to install Lime Wire it can't locate the package j2re.
I also wanted to know what websites are good for beggining linux users where I can learn about the basics. Thanks.
1) try alsaconf and see what happens
2) are you trying to use your computer as a DNS server, or do you want to set DNS servers for internet access?
3)you mount the dev into the mnt location - like this:
mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom. /mnt/cdrom has to exist first.
4) It could be that j2re is not installed. The rpm command is your friend. I don't know the switch for searching packages, but run man rpm and you'll find it.
1. It didn't recognize the command. Is alsaconf a program in a specific folder or a command found somwhere else.
2. I'm trying to use my computer as a DNS server, just to play around with it for this class I'm in.
3. When I run this command, mount -t auto /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom it asks to specify a file system. Does linux use NTFS? What do I need to add to that command.
4. The man rpm command just lists a bunch of words about the switches. I should probably read up on the rpm command.
alsaconf is in the /usr/sbin directory so you have to either be root or su to root to find and use it. I don't know about creating DNS servers. The filesyste for cd discs is iso9660 so do mount -t iso9660 ... Right, for rpm-based distros, get to know the rpm command.
I'd recommend you use the 'yum' cmd that comes with RH, as this loads software AND automatically deals withdependencies, otherwise you could be in trouble eg pkg A needs pkg B which needs pkg C etc.. You don't want to do this manually.