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Old 05-11-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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Question LBA Linux

Hi. I recently installed the LBA version of Linux obtained from SOT.

It installed in 5 easy steps and I was able to upload the 2 extra CD's provided. I have some problems though. I will be playing a game for instance and suddenly my mouse will go "ape". It opens windows and closes them and runs around all over the screen, and then all is back to normal.

I also spend 3 hours yesterday trying to create a new user, like a guest (in Windows) but I don't know where to look.

I came to a Kernel manager or something like that and it stated that there is a problem with the kernel and it is not functioning. Is this possible?? It is like windows telling me that windows is not functioning???

I see there are just about a thousand versions of Linux, which ones are free and worth the while to download and use it? LBA - Linux looks good enough?

Thank you for this site. I will be back with many more questions.

Which book will be the best to teach me the basics of Linux?

Thank you!!!
Old 05-11-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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Don't know the distro you're using. There's probably a graphical tool to add users, but they're distro-dependent. There's a console method: useradd command (you can read its' manual page by typing 'man useradd').

The problem with kernel probably means there's a module (driver) that doesn't load. But the kernel itself must be working bcause your system boots.

The most popular distributions are Mandrake, Redhat, SuSE, Slackware, Debian. First three are more for newbies, when the remaining two are for more advanced users (or newbies to Linux, but with good knowledgle of computers).


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