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Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux

Figure 2-1: Change software packages after Red Hat installation using the Add and Remove Software window.
Figure 2-2: Partition your disk during installation from the Disk Setup window.

Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Desktop

Figure 3-1: A graphical login can access the Red Hat Linux GUI.
Figure 3-2: After login, Red Hat Linux starts you off with a GNOME desktop by default. Steps 1, 2, and 3 are explained in the following section.
Figure 3-3: Set a colors or pictures for your desktop background.
Figure 3-4: Change from the default Bluecurve theme.
Figure 3-5: Launch popular desktop applications with one click.
Figure 3-6: A drawer is a great way to contain personal utilities and launchers.
Figure 3-7: In the GNOME desktop environment, you can manage applications from the panel.
Figure 3-8: Left-click any open spot on the GNOME Panel to see the Panel menu.
Figure 3-9: Applets let you monitor activities, play CDs, watch your mail, or look up dictionary words.
Figure 3-10: Add launchers or applets to a drawer on your GNOME panel.
Figure 3-11: Move around the file system, open directories, launch applications, and open Samba folders.
Figure 3-12: Display shared Windows file and printer servers (SMB) in Nautilus.
Figure 3-13: Change the look-and-feel of your desktop from the Preferences window.
Figure 3-14: Select specific or random screen savers from Screensaver Preferences.
Figure 3-15: Manage files and applications graphically with the KDE desktop.
Figure 3-16: Konqueror provides a network-ready tool for managing files.
Figure 3-17: Search for files and folders from the kfind window.
Figure 3-18: Create an image gallery in Konqueror.
Figure 3-19: Configure your desktop from the KDE Control Center.
Figure 3-20: Use the Display Settings window to configure basic desktop, video card, and monitor settings.

Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands

Figure 4-1: The Red Hat Linux file system is organized as a hierarchy of directories.

Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications

Figure 5-1: Starting X applications from the Red Hat Menu.
Figure 5-2: Select a program to run from the list in the Run Program window.
Figure 5-3: Running Paint in Red Hat Linux using WINE.

Chapter 6: Publishing with Red Hat Linux

Figure 6-1: Work with Microsoft Word documents in OpenOffice Writer.
Figure 6-2: The KOffice Workspace lets you work with multiple KDE office applications at once.
Figure 6-3: Simple markup is required to create man pages.
Figure 6-4: Man page formatting adds headers and lays out the page of text.
Figure 6-5: Create a simple letter using mm macros.
Figure 6-6: Add headings and approval lines automatically to memos.
Figure 6-7: Produce equations in documents with the use of the eqn command's .EQ and .EN macros.
Figure 6-8: Set how text is justified and put in columns with the use of the tbl command's .TS and .TE macros.
Figure 6-9: Create simple flow diagrams with the pic command's .PS and .PE macros.
Figure 6-10: Create LaTeX documents graphically with the LyX editor.
Figure 6-11: The DocBook file is output in HTML with the db2html command.
Figure 6-12: Display PDF files in the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Figure 6-13: GIMP is a powerful tool for graphic manipulation.
Figure 6-14: Grab a picture of your desktop or selected window with Screen Capture.
Figure 6-15: Edit bitmap images with KPaint.

Chapter 7: Playing Games with Red Hat Linux

Figure 7-1: In the xboard window, you can set xgame to either play against the computer or to replay saved games.
Figure 7-2: Play Freeciv to build civilizations and compete against others.
Figure 7-3: Choose a nation to begin Freeciv.
Figure 7-4: Quake III Arena is a popular first-person shooter game that runs in Linux.
Figure 7-5: Battle against super-human gladiators with Unreal Tournament 2003.
Figure 7-6: Return to Castle Wolfenstein combines strange creatures and WWII battles.
Figure 7-7: Use the Point2Play window to check computer hardware for WineX gaming.
Figure 7-8: Civilization Call to Power features excellent graphics and network play.
Figure 7-9: Use warriors, archers, and dwarves to battle in Myth II.

Chapter 8: Multimedia in Red Hat Linux

Figure 8-1: The Audio Devices (redhat-config-soundcard) window detects your sound card.
Figure 8-2: Play CDs and store artist, title, and track information with gnome-cd.
Figure 8-3: Play Ogg Vorbis and other audio files from the XMMS playlist.
Figure 8-4: The KMidi window shows each MIDI track as it plays.
Figure 8-5: Watch TV from a TV capture card using Xawtv.
Figure 8-6: Connect to ILS servers to video-conference with GnomeMeeting.
Figure 8-7: Play video CDs, MP3s, Quicktime, and other video formats with xine.
Figure 8-8: Download images from digital cameras from the gtkam window.
Figure 8-9: Rip and play songs from the Grip window.
Figure 8-10: Generate CD jewel case labels with cdlabelgen and print them with gv.

Chapter 9: Tools for Using the Internet and the Web

Figure 9-1: Many Web pages contain text, images, headings, and links.
Figure 9-2: Mozilla is the open-source Web browser created from Netscape source code.
Figure 9-3: Change settings for navigating the Web from Mozilla's Preferences window
Figure 9-4: Display information about a Web page by selecting Page Info.
Figure 9-5: Change colors, fonts, and browser types on the fly with Preferences Toolbar.
Figure 9-6: Evolution can be used to manage your mail, appointments, and tasks.
Figure 9-7: Manage your e-mail from the Mozilla Mail window.
Figure 9-8: Choose from thousands of newsgroups in the newsgroup subscription window in Mozilla.
Figure 9-9: Access your AOL Instant Messaging using Gaim.
Figure 9-10: View local and remote files simultaneously from the gFTP window.

Chapter 10: Understanding System Administration

Figure 10-1: Enter the root password to open system administration windows from a regular user's GUI.
Figure 10-2: Choose an NTP server or set date and time on the Date/Time Properties window.
Figure 10-3: Show log files of activities from system boot, FTP, mail, news, and other services.
Figure 10-4: Join multiple RAID partitions to form a single RAID device.
Figure 10-5: System Monitor graphically displays your system's CPU and memory usage.
Figure 10-6: Running processes appear in CPU usage order by default in the top window.
Figure 10-7: View battery status and change preferences with the Battery Charge Monitor.
Figure 10-8: The Red Hat Network alert notification tool appears as a round icon on your desktop panel.

Chapter 11: Setting Up and Supporting Users

Figure 11-1: Manage users from the Red Hat User Manager window.
Figure 11-2: Create New User window.
Figure 11-3: Choose Properties to modify an existing user account.

Chapter 12: Automating System Tasks

Figure 12-1: Reorganize, add, and remove run-level scripts from the Service Configuration window.

Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues

Figure 14-1: Build your firewall by answering a series of questions.
Figure 14-2: Using iptables as a firewall between the Internet and a LAN.
Figure 14-3: Display system log files in the System Logs window.
Figure 14-4: A pop-up window alerts you when a site is not authenticated.

Chapter 15: Setting Up a Local Area Network

Figure 15-1: In a star topology, machines on the network connect to a central hub.
Figure 15-2: A bus topology chains computers together without using a hub.
Figure 15-3: Wireless LANs can communicate as peers by broadcasting data.
Figure 15-4: Wireless communication can go through an access point.
Figure 15-5: A star topology's twisted-pair cables have RJ-45 connectors (similar to telephone-cable connectors).
Figure 15-6: Configure your LAN interface using the Network Configuration window.
Figure 15-7: Add hosts to /etc/hosts using the Network Configuration window.
Figure 15-8: Configure TCP/IP on Windows XP for your Ethernet LAN.
Figure 15-9: The distance of obstructive objects from the wireless signal is called the clearance.
Figure 15-10: The Orinoco Silver wireless LAN card can be used with a PCI adapter (shown here).
Figure 15-11: Add a wireless interface using the Network Configuration window.
Figure 15-12: Configure your Ethernet card for TCP/IP during installation.

Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet

Figure 16-1: The Internet Configuration Wizard helps you set up a PPP Internet connection.
Figure 16-2: A CIPE VPN is configured between two Linux systems over the Internet.
Figure 16-3: The Preferences window identifies proxy servers and port numbers in Mozilla.
Figure 16-4: The Local Area Network Settings window lets you add proxies to Internet Options in Internet Explorer.

Chapter 17: Setting Up a Print Server

Figure 17-1: Add printers connected locally or remotely with the Printer configuration window.
Figure 17-2: CUPS enables Web-based administration via port 631.
Figure 17-3: Temporarily stop printing or print test pages from the Printers page.
Figure 17-4: Display queues for your active printers.
Figure 17-5: Find and display your Samba printer from Find Computer.

Chapter 18: Setting Up a File Server

Figure 18-1: NFS can make selected file systems available to other computers.
Figure 18-2: Identify a directory to share and access permissions with the NFS Server Configuration window.
Figure 18-3: Define the workgroup and description for your Samba server.
Figure 18-4: Fill in Basic and Security information for your Samba server.
Figure 18-5: Use SWAT from your browser to manage your Samba configuration.
Figure 18-6: View your Red Hat Linux Samba server from the Network Neighborhood window.

Chapter 21: Setting Up a Web Server

Figure 21-1: Appearance of the Test Page indicates that the Apache installation succeeded.
Figure 21-2: Change how directories are displayed from Apache using IndexOptions.
Figure 21-3: The server-info page displays server and module information.
Figure 21-4: The Apache server-status page displays general Apache information and reports on individual server process activities.
Figure 21-5: Webalizer displays Web data in chart and column formats.

Chapter 25: Making Servers Public with DNS

Figure 25-1: The sample DNS server has a combination of public servers and private client computers.

Chapter 26: Using Linux Servers from a Mac

Figure 26-1: Configure your Mac OS X network interface to connect to Linux servers.
Figure 26-2: In Mac OS X, see Samba and AppleTalk shares from the Connect to Server window.
Figure 26-3: Select authentication options when you connect to your AppleTalk (netatalk) server.
Figure 26-4: After requesting a Samba share, you must authenticate to the server.
Figure 26-5: Connect to an NFS server from the Connect to Server window.

Appendix C: Running Network Services

Figure C-1: Change your default mail-transport agent with redhat-switchmail.

Part IV: Red Hat Linux Network and Server Setup