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Old 09-21-2001, 05:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Just installed RH 7.1, where do I start?

Hello to all!

I have just installed redhat 7.1 and have no clue what to do next. I have absolutely no idea where to go from here. Can any one make any seggestions?

What about a really secure DNS sever? to much at first?

Thanks for the input.
Old 09-21-2001, 10:09 PM   #2
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Do you have all your peripherals working yet?

The first thing you need to do is to get all your peripherals working[list=1][*]For your printer, use printool. It is fairly intuitive.[*]For your modem, use kppp dialer[*]Test your system to see if your HD(s) and CD(s) are working[/list=1]

Next, you should read everything you are interested in at [list=1][*]The Linux documentation project [*]The RedHat Web Page [/list=1]

Also, you should go to a bookstore and get a manual: I like Red Hat Linux 7 UNLEASHED , by Ball and Pitts, et al. ISBN 0-672-31985-3

I assume you are using a GUI, probably Gnome. I prefer KDE.

Don't know what packages you want to use, but just start clicking on various choices to see what happens.

When, not if, you get in trouble, take notes, define the problem clearly and post it on the net for help. The guys at this forum are very helpful.
Old 09-27-2001, 04:03 PM   #3
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THanks alot for the info.

I have heard that I need to put bastille on my machine to make it secure but I haven'r been able to find it. Is this the name of it do you know?
Old 09-27-2001, 04:31 PM   #4
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linux is pretty secure from the start, but yeah putting Bastille on it would increase that, but it's not all that necessary IMHO, i think there's a but i'm not sure. it'll be on if nowhere else. might be on your distro cd's, as it conmes with mandrake 8.0


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