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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction to Linux

    1. About This Book

    2. A Brief History of Linux

    3. Who’s Using Linux?

    4. System Features

    5. Software Features

    6. About Linux’s Copyright

    7. Open Source and the Philosophy of Linux

    8. Differences Between Linux and Other Operating Systems

    9. Hardware Requirements

    10. Sources of Linux Information

    11. Getting Help

  2. Chapter 2 Preparing to Install Linux

    1. Distributions of Linux

    2. Preparing to Install Linux

  3. Chapter 3 Installation and Initial Configuration

    1. Installing the Linux Software

    2. Post-Installation Procedures

    3. Running Into Trouble

  4. Chapter 4 Basic Unix Commands and Concepts

    1. Logging In

    2. Setting a Password

    3. Virtual Consoles

    4. Popular Commands

    5. Shells

    6. Useful Keys and How to Get Them to Work

    7. Typing Shortcuts

    8. Filename Expansion

    9. Saving Your Output

    10. What Is a Command?

    11. Putting a Command in the Background

    12. Manual Pages

    13. File Ownership and Permissions

    14. Changing the Owner, Group, and Permissions

    15. Startup Files

    16. Important Directories

    17. Programs That Serve You

    18. Processes

  5. Chapter 5 Essential System Management

    1. Running the System

    2. Booting the System

    3. System Startup and Initialization

    4. Single-User Mode

    5. Shutting Down the System

    6. The /proc filesystem

    7. Managing User Accounts

  6. Chapter 6 Managing Filesystems, Swap, and Devices

    1. Managing Filesystems

    2. Managing Swap Space

    3. Device Files

  7. Chapter 7 Upgrading Software and the Kernel

    1. Archive and Compression Utilities

    2. Upgrading Software

    3. Using RPM

    4. Building a New Kernel

    5. Loadable Device Drivers

    6. Loading Modules Automatically

  8. Chapter 8 Other Administrative Tasks

    1. Making Backups

    2. Scheduling Jobs Using cron

    3. Managing System Logs

    4. Managing Print Services

    5. Setting Terminal Attributes

    6. What to Do in an Emergency

  9. Chapter 9 Editors, Text Tools, Graphics, and Printing

    1. Editing Files Using vi

    2. The Emacs Editor

    3. Text and Document Processing

    4. Graphics

    5. Printing

  10. Chapter 10 Installing the X Window System

    1. X Concepts

    2. Hardware Requirements

    3. Installing XFree86

    4. Configuring XFree86

    5. Filling in Video Card Information

    6. Running XFree86

    7. Running Into Trouble

  11. Chapter 11 Customizing Your X Environment

    1. Basics of X Customization

    2. The fvwm Window Manager

    3. The K Desktop Environment

    4. X Applications

  12. Chapter 12 Windows Compatibility and Samba

    1. Sharing Files

    2. Sharing Programs

  13. Chapter 13 Programming Languages

    1. Programming with gcc

    2. Makefiles

    3. Shell Programming

    4. Using Perl

    5. Programming in Tcl and Tk

    6. Java

    7. Other Languages

  14. Chapter 14 Tools for Programmers

    1. Debugging with gdb

    2. Programming Tools

  15. Chapter 15 TCP/IP and PPP

    1. Networking with TCP/IP

    2. Dial-up PPP

    3. PPP over ISDN

    4. NFS and NIS Configuration

  16. Chapter 16 The World Wide Web and Electronic Mail

    1. The World Wide Web

    2. Electronic Mail

  1. Appendix Sources of Linux Information

    1. Online Documents

    2. Linux Documentation Project Manuals

    3. Linux News and Information Sites

    4. General Software FTP Sites

    5. Requests For Comments

  2. Appendix The GNOME Project

    1. What Is GNOME?

    2. A Brief History of the GNOME Project

    3. The GNOME Desktop: A User’s Point of View

    4. Some GNOME Applications

    5. GNOME as a Development Platform

    6. Getting and Installing GNOME

    7. The Future of GNOME

    8. How Can You Help with GNOME?

  3. Appendix Installing Linux on Digital/Compaq Alpha Systems

    1. Alpha History and Status

    2. The Linux Port

    3. Identifying Your Alpha System

    4. Collecting System Hardware Information

    5. Preparing for Installation of Linux Alpha

    6. Installing Linux

    7. Tuning and Post-Installation Considerations

  4. Appendix LinuxPPC: Installing Linux on PowerPC Computers

    1. Compatible Hardware

    2. Kernel and Library Issues

    3. Preparing to Boot LinuxPPC

    4. Using the Red Hat Installer

    5. Post-Installation: Setting Up the BootX Software

    6. Getting Hardware to Do What You Want It to Do

  5. Appendix Installing Linux/m68k on Motorola 68000-Series Systems

    1. Software Versions

    2. Supported Hardware

    3. Distributions

    4. Installation

    5. Registration

    6. For More Information

  6. Appendix Installing Linux on Sun SPARC Systems

    1. Supported Hardware

    2. System Libraries

    3. Installation Differences from Intel

    4. Installation from a Serial Console

    5. SPARC-specific Issues After Installation

    6. Bootable Devices and Consoles

  7. Appendix LILO Boot Options

    1. Global Options

    2. Image Options

    3. Kernel Options

    4. lilo Command Options

  8. Appendix Zmodem File Transfer

    1. Getting RZSZ

    2. Sending and Receiving Files

    3. Summary of rz and sz Options

    4. Some Zmodem Usage Notes

    5. Other Interesting Packages

  9. Bibliography

  10. Colophon