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Old 01-27-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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hello everyone,
I have been using linux for almost 2 months now and would like to move on to configuring and installing and is there some book or tutorial guide which i can have know like a desktop reference which could guide me through stuff like configuring the bootstrap loader,compiling the kernel,configuring the various drivers,configuring and installing packages,mounting...etc(ya starting from scratch)is there some book which any of you people have found as worth keeping for time to time reference..or a website.Thanks for your help in advance..
Old 01-27-2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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You have an ENORMOUS amount of info in:
/usr/doc; /usr/doc/Linux-FAQs; /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs; /usr/info... etc. 'Linux-FAQ' can give ALL necessary info for EVERYONE (especially newbie).
Here's one answer I liked very much:
Linux-FAQ 2003-05-19 (line #3290)

Q: How To Scroll Backwards in Text Mode

A: With the default US keymap, you can use Shift with the PgUp and PgDn keys. (The gray ones, not the ones on the numeric keypad.) With other keymaps, look in /usr/lib/keytables. You can remap the ScrollUp and ScrollDown keys to be whatever you like.

The screen program, provides a searchable scrollback buffer and the ability to take "snapshots" of text-mode screens.

Recent kernels that have the VGA Console driver can use dramatically more memory for scrollback, provided that the video card can actually handle 64 kb of video memory. Add the line:

#define VGA_CAN_DO_64B

to the start of the file drivers/video/vgacon.c. This feature may become a standard setting in future kernels. If the video frame buffer is also enabled in the kernel, this setting may not affect buffering.

In older kernels, the amount of scrollback is fixed, because it is implemented using the video memory to store the scrollback text. You ay be able to get more scrollback in each virtual console by reducing the total number of VC's. See linux/tty.h.

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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I would recomend the Bibles 100%!!!



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