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Old 03-26-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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Arrow few questions from a newbie

9newbie here, I finally got my internet connection to work, it only took a week. these questions probably have been asked before

a) I have dsl connection, however when i set up the internet connection with redhat 9, i didnt select dsl, instead i selected ethernet(eth0). connection is fine, but is running slower than windows xp. is there a way to speed it up, or to check my dsl speed?

b) i just finished using grip to rip some of my cd's and noticed that while ripping it used 100% of my CPU and almost all my ram, is that normal? also once grip finished it created two files. one folder where all the songs went with the extension OGG, is that the same as MP3? and another file where it seems to have group all the songs together. can i delete the second file and just keep the folder with the songs?

c) as far as compatability goes, can i create a word document using openoffice and be able to open it with MSWord or viceversa? i noticed that linux will give you the option to save a file with the windows extension.

d) for some reason when i load xp, it does not list the hard drive i added to install redhat. prior to installing redhat, i went to mycomputer and i was able to see it., now i cant

e) whenever i download a program or software from the net, where does it go, how do i retreive it, how do i run it

below are my computer specs:


any advise will be appreciated
Old 03-26-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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a. probably, but I don't know it
b. No, ogg and mp3 are not the same format. You probably had an odd option checked when you ripped the songs.
c. yes
d. Windows cannot see linux drives without help
e. i). it goes where you put it, ii). retrieve it by going to the folder where you put it, iii). that depends on what sort of file you downloaded.
Old 03-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
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too speed up internet, you can add websites to your host file. Its in /etc/hosts
just ping sites to find the ip address. If you do this, your computer doesn't have to
waste time looking for the address in the dns server.
Old 03-26-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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usually programs that are downloaded are saved to your home directory...check there first to see if thats where they went to.


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