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Old 01-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hiya, I've just joined forum due to installing Fedora 3 yesterday. Still trying to understand it but going well. Couple of questions, Does anyone know of a good site that has a kinda begginers guide to linux (or fedora) that would help me understand as I'm gonna attempt to convert from windows. Also more specific I attempted to install Nvidia driver eariler and followed instructions but when it ran it said I was still in a "x server". What does this mean and how can i run the install prog. Thanks alot in advance!!!!

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Old 01-26-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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Hi ninjai, welcome to lq. Here is a linux newbie guide.

Here are the how to's.

Here are some nvidia guides.

good luck.
Old 01-26-2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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My first Linux book was "Linux for Dummies". Written simple, and easy to understand. Above all, stay away from any books with "Learn Linux in 24 hours". That isn't going to happen! Also make yourself familar with the search feature here, and goggle. Although most goggle searchs will point you right back here! Welcome and good luck!
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And to get out of X, open a terminal, andtype init 3. If you don't see a text mode login right away, press CTRL+ALT+F1 and one should come up.
Old 01-26-2005, 08:56 PM   #5
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ey bout a site that has description on file directories..and tutorials on how to configure on console? stuffs like DNS, gateway and other configuration..

where can I find this?
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I think you'll have complete reference there
Old 01-26-2005, 10:54 PM   #7
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And if you run into any questions whilst using Fedora, head on over to

Very specific questions about Fedora Core.


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