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Old 07-14-2003, 07:26 PM   #1
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Cool linux newbee


HI everyone,

as you see from tread i am very new @linux, using RH 8.0 for few days, i like it but i am still lost .

1st i have configured printing services ( for printer located on w2k server) i am able to ping printer, and i added same printer with printtool but if i try to print something, out of printer is coming who knows what: all kinds of numbers and letters that doesn't make any sence . any idea ?

2nd i both Mark Minasis Book : Linux for Windows Network Administrators and its great and gave me first steps and some opening. what would you recomend for me, i would like to learn it from inside to outside and what verision of linux you would recommend ???
thx again
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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Sorry, I have no knowledge of Windows 2000 servers. Any Linux distro is good to learn and there are a lot of Red Hat users, so you picked a good one, although I still prefer Redhat 7.3 for it's stability.

Download these to learn Linux:

Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-14-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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Normally, if you get a bunch of garbage when you try to print, it's usually due to a wrong or corrupt printer driver.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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now i have another one:

why when i type: ifconfig or shutdown -r now getting : command not found
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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You got to be root to admin your system.

su -

and give root's password, then try it.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:59 PM   #6
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also if /sbin is not in your path, your going to have to type the full command such as:
/sbin/ifconfig
and..
/sbin/shutdown -r now
/sbin/shutdown -h now
etc....
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:11 PM   #7
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thx with /sbin/* it works but why i have to type evertime sbin, can i change my directory or ???
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:13 PM   #8
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su - puts /sbin in your path in all distros I have tried
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:33 PM   #9
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fancypiper thx for your help but i am still newbie (and kinda stupid) could you pls be more specific,
i am still learing

thx
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:45 PM   #10
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As to the first problem, I am not sure what 's the problem exactly.
But I once encountered a problem that graphics were printed as texts.
I just checked the "raw queue" option in the settings of printer, and then I fixed it.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:46 PM   #11
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The su - command (after you give the correct password) gives full root power, the same as logging into the root account. Anything typed into that x terminal should be done as long as there is enough system left to do the commands, ie both /bin and /sbin is in your PATH and you save typing 5 charactors.
Code:
fancy@uilleann $ su -
Password: 
 root@uilleann #  pwd
/root
root@uilleann #
Note the change in directory (was /home/fancy) and prompt. That X terminal has "god" powers over your system and you can bless or destroy at your whim using that x terminal, so read everything you type into it at least 3 times before pressing enter.

Specific enough?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:55 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
su - puts /sbin in your path in all distros I have tried
role of "su" was clear to me, what i meant is this above, i am trying to avoid type everytime /sbin/command
 
Old 07-16-2003, 07:07 PM   #13
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su won't put /sbin in your path, su - will.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:29 PM   #14
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yeehaa i got it only thing is and its working but only one thing: every time i rebot my machine i have to follow that procidure.

thx piper, you are great help
 
Old 07-17-2003, 05:33 AM   #15
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If you want something done on boot-up, you can put the commands in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. That is the last script run on boot-up.
 
  


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