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Old 10-17-2006, 06:59 AM   #1
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How to read Internet document while config the PC


Hi folks,

Ubuntu-6.06.1 LAMP server


Just finished installing the LAMP server

Is there any way to read Installation and Configuration document:-

Ubuntu Server Guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/serverguide/C/index.html

while working on the server to config it rather than running 2 PCs side by side with one PC reading document.

TIA

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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I would think that it might be eaiser to save the pdf version of the document and then pull it up when you need it, without the need for maintaing a network connection.

It is available at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/6.06/

Happy Hunting!
 
Old 10-17-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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many answers

Satimis,

The easiest way would be to use dual monitors, but I will assume that you have only one. Have you ever heard of the virtual terminal? In general, the CTRL+ALT+(F1 to F6) will get you to a new command prompt in a virtual terminal. Then you can start Lynx, a super tiny terminal web browser, and switch between your config and lynx using the afore mentioned key combos. From the fact that you are installing server guts, you probably already have X running, so why not use the multiple desktop functionality that linux has. Set up a nice keyboard shorty for it while you're at it. BTW, you can do thisa with X running, F7 is the X seesion location, while the F1 to F6 are terminals. I tend to use this functionality when I compile something that is either very large, or when I want to switch between window managers.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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Hi kvedaa,

Tks for your advice.

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I would think that it might be eaiser to save the pdf version of the document and then pull it up when you need it, without the need for maintaing a network connection.
I also have this idea. In another thought I suppose .pdf file need X-window. I'm not sure whether Ubuntu LAMP server has X-window running which should not be available in server. Because it creates a security hole. I'll find it out later.


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Old 10-17-2006, 10:42 AM   #5
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satimis,

You may well be right, I had thought that X was installed on LAMP by default, but was not automatically launched. But I may weel be wrong.
 
Old 10-17-2006, 10:21 PM   #6
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You can use a text based www browser with the virtual terminals. Some terminal www browsers are lynx links and elinks
 
Old 10-17-2006, 11:03 PM   #7
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Hi folks,

Tks for your advice.

I recall at the time building LFS --> BLFS sometime ago. I tested the
Text Web Browsers :
Lynx-2.8.5
W3m-0.5.1

The webpages were not comfortablely read. Besides Warnings popup frequently "please use the right browser to visit this page"


I tried running;

# pdf2ps serverguide.pdt serverguide.ps
warning "segmentation fault" popup. The resultant .ps file can't be read.

I haven't found a free convertor converting .pdf to .txt


Another issue if I need running GUI tool to fine-tune firewall/iptables such as;

Firestarter
http://www.fs-security.com/

fwbuilder
http://www.fwbuilder.org/

etc.
How can I overcome this difficulty, w/o X-window. Otherwise I'm only limited to running Shorewall;
http://www.shorewall.net/

the command-line tool


Previously I came across a thread suggesting connecting a workstation to server running X-window on the former to tune the latter. Unfortunately I can't find this thread anymore.

Any suggestion. TIA


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Old 10-18-2006, 02:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
Previously I came across a thread suggesting connecting a workstation to server running X-window on the former to tune the latter. Unfortunately I can't find this thread anymore.
Try ssh. If you have another machine to connect to the LAMP server, even if its WinBloz(using Putty, btw), you need to use ssh. Plain and simple.

As far as IPtables, you can use X11 forwarding via ssh if you need a gui-type configuration tool for such things.

Google is your friend, as is the Gentoo Wiki! Try searching: `ibm AND unix AND ssh' this ought get you to the IBM unix tutorials and ssh. Very nice.

Cheers

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