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Old 06-05-2004, 08:30 AM   #1
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Red Hat 9 basics


I am very new to Linux and have few doubts. If you can help me on this then its muchly appreciated.

Here are the questions for Red Hat 9 Linux:

1. Like Windows, we can see where the program has been saved/installed or we can choose the location to save it. Is this possible in Linux and if so then how.

2. How do I uninstall programs (like Add/Remove Programs in Windows).

3. And how to configure PPPoE on Red Hat 9 Linux.

Thanks in advance.

David Harvard
Old 06-05-2004, 09:49 AM   #2
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1. Like Windows, we can see where the program has been saved/installed or we can choose the location to save it. Is this possible in Linux and if so then how.
Yes you can choose where the downloaded program can be saved, depending on what program you used for download.
You don't need choose where the program is installed normally, let Linux do it for you, because it normally never messes you system ... But yes, you can choose it and modify your Path. As you are very new to Linux, don't do it now ;-)

2. How do I uninstall programs (like Add/Remove Programs in Windows).
Many ways, using (as root), the rpm prgram (rpm -e application)

Try better to download and install the synaptic program, which one will help you to remove/upgrade/install the program.
You will find here the synaptic rpm and the apt rpm.
Download both and install them together using rpm -ivh synaptic....rpm apt....rpm (using their exact name, and root of course)

As you have a lot to learn, please take some time to read one of the many manuals on Internet ... ;-)

Hope this helps.

Old 06-05-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Some of these links may be of help to you.

# I can't figure out what software I want and how to install/uninstall it
The table of equivalents, replacements, analogs of Windows software in Linux
# Find software here
# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Understanding Linux Filesystem layout:
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout
Advanced filesystem implementor's guide (requires registration)

# Red Hat & Fedora links
Did you download? See: Installing from a Hard Drive
Red Hat 9 Rescue Mode
Red Hat 8 Rescue Mode
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools
# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 06-05-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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Thanks very much guys. Keep up the good work. The Linux Community is really great. Nice to be with you guys. Would like to be one like you someday.

David Harvard


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