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Old 09-26-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
flastylez
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Unhappy Help with RH9


Hello,
I am a brand new user to Linux, I have Red Hat 9 set up on a dual boot machine with Win XP. It was very easy to install and set up and things seem to be working Just fine. I am getting very frustrated because i downloaded a chat client for linux I opened the file and there isnt a exe. or i dont see anything that will install this client. When i open the folder it shows the program but i dont see nothing to install. The program is called "Gyach" and if anyone can help me i would be greatly appreciated. I also have a few other questions.

1) How do you find out how much hard drive space is available? i set aside a partition with over 19gigs but i would like to know where everything is going.

2)Do you or anyone know a website that would be helpful to a new linux user as myself......maybe something like a linux for dummies?

3) with linux ...is there a way to find out if a person tries to attack you with a boot code in yahoo? or if your in a private msg can you find out that person that your in private IP address? or is there a way to monitor any type of incoming or outgoing activity and be able to watch it visually ....almost similar to what a firewall would show you?

Thanks in advanced to anyone that can help......Im trying my best to learn linux and i like what i see so far.....just a lil frustrating.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help...

If you installed an RPM, you should be able to type something like "gyach" at the command line, or in a window that pops up when you press alt-f2.

to find out the condition of your hard drive space, you can type "df -k" at the command line, or you can run KDiskFree by clicking KDE Menu -> System Tools -> More System Tools -> KDiskFree .

LinuxCult and LinuxQuestions are both good sites for all manner of users. I also recommend the book "Running Linux" from O'Reilly and "Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide" by Granam and Shah.

There are lots of port sniffers, firewalls, and so on that you can run in Linux. Just browse around and you'll find a wealth of software out there. Some things you might look into are KDE System Guard and GKrellM (both with plugins/sensors). Both of these tools can provide a wealth of information.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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1. How do you find out how much hard drive space is available?
# How much free/used drive space
df -h

2 Do you or anyone know a website that would be helpful to a new linux user as myself
Linux isn't for dummies!
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Linux Administration Made Easy

3. Monitoring stuff
In addition to the ones mentioned, you always have the system log you can monitor.
# Watch error messages as they happen (sysklog needed)
as root, tail -f /var/log/messages (shows last 10 lines, use a number in front of f for more lines)
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:10 PM   #4
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WOW.....this is great.....you guys are making me feel very excited i chose Linux and decided i wanted to learn it. Its people like you all that make ppl like me want to learn more....i hope that makes sense... I was getting a little discouraged because it all seemed overwhelming....Im determined to learn this OS...whats so funny about this whole thing is i always thought i was a no it all and with me having my A+ and going for my MCSE ....i dont know enough ...theres so much more out there to learn....i want to say thank you so much for the quick replies and i think you both gave me enough to work with to keep me busy.....this is a fantastic site!!!!!!
 
  


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