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Old 09-18-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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Cool Brand Spankin' RH9 user!

Hello! I am so glad I found this forum!!

I am a Microsoft MCSE who has been using and supporting Windows since 95 rolled out.

I have been hesitant about trying to learn Linux, but I know that it is making a real foothold in the IT industry and I have to admit that I have been impressed with everything I've heard about it.

So.... I'm at Best Buy the other day when I wander down the OS aisle and notice that Windows XP Pro is $299.99 and RedHat 9.0 is $39.99 (which also includes an Office Suite!)

I had a desktop PC at home that I wasn't actively using anymore since I've got my laptop from work that I bring back and forth, so I formatted the C drive and installed RedHat 9.0 on it.

I left my D drive intact which is an NTFS drive with a lot of video files I had dumped on it and also some documents.

My hope is to become fairly competant with Linux and I think this forum is a great place to start. If anyone has any other suggestions for tutorials or books, I'd certainly be open to that!

See you around the boards!

Old 09-22-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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Question hey new to redhat9.0 also

would like to exchange email addresses, maybe we can help each other learn this stuff. Mine is cya Kennie
Old 10-15-2003, 06:53 PM   #3
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Thought I might as well tag on this one along with the other rh9 users..

Finally, got my computer back together, windows Xp back on and seemingly working (bah!) so its time to do some proper work and figure out how this linux malarky works...

Running Red hat 9 - obviously... well maybe not obviously.. but obvious considering the start of this header...

so far i have learnt..

What the blazes a tar.gz is and quiete how to install one...

Ive learnt that RPM packages invariably dont work unless you go into terminal..

I can just about remmber the tar -zvyz or whatever it is, ./install and rpm -U (to upgrade.. lol) and tab to fill the line in...

Managed to install opera (the first job)

And update Gaim (the second job)

Have succesfully mounted all my windows drives

And after all sorts of problems managed to get Xine working (all this dratted dependancy lark... you need this first, it kept telling me, so wandered off, downloaded the thing i needed, and guess what... it told me i needed something else... - figure this will happen less and less as it gets more upto date)

so... emails working, web browsing working, can play my music (and burnt a cd), decided i prefer KDE to gnome so got that sussed...

In fact, ive got it doing everything windows will do (apart from run dreamweaver - dont even try and tell me to start handcoding)

So the question is... NOW WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT..

(Apart from try and work out how to get NUMLOCK to turn its self on automatically - Driving me up the wall that is... first tiem i try to type any numbers i end up cursoring all over the shop... )

Last edited by endzone1; 10-15-2003 at 07:04 PM.
Old 12-17-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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There is a setting in KDE to have the numlock turn on automatically. I am not sure exactly where it is, but someone has told me about it. The numlock will annoy me too. I am trying to figure a way to do it through .XSession because I do not use KDE. But from what I hear there is a setting in the KDE that enables you to turn the NUMLock on during startup.

Last edited by AceTech747; 12-19-2003 at 01:23 AM.


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