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Old 02-10-2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Finally installed Fedora and its up and running.


I finally installed Fedora and its currently up and running. Now the question is, providing the Noob that I am, what can I do to it. I want to learn how to complie programs and install more stuff to it and use it as a web/ftp server and more. Can anyone give me any suggestions as to what I can do with it besides surfing the web and checking emails.

Any help will be much appreciated.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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Use it to watch movies.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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Setting up any kind of server is usually a fun project that will teach you alot about linux. Usually bashing head off keyboard will be required at some point, but you'll get alot out of it. Webserver, Fileserver/MP3-server, FTP; are all good choices.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:37 PM   #4
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One thing you should do with a new box preferably before you go online is to disable any uneeded services - you can do that in Fedora via - system settings - server settings - services.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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Use it to watch movies.
I would like to except that I use a old beat up pii 266 box with 128mb of ram and everytime I use mplayer to vie a mpg or avi file, its said the video card is not supported. My card is a Matrox Millenium ii with 8mb of ram. Not sure if I have to set anything. I am also using a old sound card that is not supported. This is pretty much my Linux learning machine. Once I get a hang of it, I'll invest into a faster machine to mess around with it. The questions is...what can I do to a SLOW pii Fedora Linux machine.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:46 PM   #6
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Setting up any kind of server is usually a fun project that will teach you alot about linux. Usually bashing head off keyboard will be required at some point, but you'll get alot out of it. Webserver, Fileserver/MP3-server, FTP; are all good choices.
What does bashing mean? You mean working in the CLI? Can you point me to get more info on this. Thanks.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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One thing you should do with a new box preferably before you go online is to disable any uneeded services - you can do that in Fedora via - system settings - server settings - services.
Thanks Skyline.

Just took your advice and disable a lot of services that I don't need. At first, I didn't know about doing it ur way, I pretty much do a ps -A and kill the services with kill command. Thanks for the headsup.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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What does bashing mean? You mean working in the CLI? Can you point me to get more info on this. Thanks.
LOL. No I mean literally smashing forehead against keyboard in frustration. I don't think there's a man page for that, but I might be able to find a HOWTO . Usually the initial learning curve in linux can be frustrating, but is definitely worth it once you get something to work. Good luck!

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Old 02-11-2004, 10:14 AM   #9
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OH...My bad.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll guess I play with it and install and uninstall stuff. Worst comes to worst, just have to rebuild the box. I only rebuild it like 5-6 times in the last 5 days. LOL.

Thanks for every's help.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:27 AM   #10
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If you want to find out how to make your new Linux box a webserver go a google search for "Apache" also you can probably go to the console (command prompt) and type "man apache" and see if that turns anything up.

For an ftp server do a google search for "vsftp" and see what results that yeilds.

Another fun project to do is use Samba and/or Swat to allow your Linux box to network successfully with windows boxes.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:05 AM   #11
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I pretty much do a ps -A and kill the services with kill command.
That is fine, if you never ever restart your pc, but if you do, you will notice, that most of theese unneeded services do start again on boot. So if you think you are safe, but in reality, you are not. bad idea.
 
  


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