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djljjm 11-17-2004 03:10 AM

Where to start
 
I just installed Fedora 3 and I am working on the pure GUI but want to get "under the hood" of linux and learn commands....I need advice as to where to start....such as how to get in text mode in Fedora and then how to get back into the GUI after I do that....then just need general advice of where I should go from there...also...my laptop seems to be running quite a bit warmer than usual...is that usual? Sooner or later I want to do all installs in prompts instead of in GUI mode...just want to know what's going on with my computer at all times. THANKS EVERYONE

PenguinPwrdBox 11-17-2004 06:38 AM

Start a terminal emulator. (xTerm, aTerm, Konsole, etc....)

rjlee 11-17-2004 06:51 AM

The best way to get under the hood depends on how much you already know (C programming helps a lot), and what you want to actually do.

My advice is to pick something to do with your computer, then work out how to do it.

Useful pointers: www.tldp.org (the rather voluminous Linux manual)
www.gnu.org: (home page of the GNU operating system, often called “Linux”, and the Free Software Foundation)
www.freshmeat.net (good place to find software)
www.sourceforge.net (good place to develop software)

detpenguin 11-17-2004 02:20 PM

an excellent online book full of good stuff:

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/


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