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Configuration HOWTO

Guido ``goccia'' Gonzato

      ggonza@tin.it
      

Version 1.99.7. 6 November 2001.

Revision History
Revision v1.99.72001-11-06Revised by: gg
Updated and fixed DocBook tags.
Revision v1.99.62000-08-31Revised by: gg

This HOWTO aims at making the fine--tuning of your newly installed Linux box quicker and easier. Here you will find a set of configuration tips for the most common applications and services.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Why This HOWTO
1.2. What We Will Be Configuring
2. General System Setup
2.1. A Few Words About Security
2.2. Start the Logbook!
2.3. Keyboard
2.4. Boot and Rescue Floppy
2.5. Console Colours
2.6. Kernel Matters
2.7. Hard Disk Performance
2.8. Parallel Port Zip Drive
2.9. Device Drivers
2.10. Sound Card
2.11. Login Messages
2.12. Hostname
2.13. Mouse
2.14. Mount Points
2.15. Automount Points
2.16. lilo(8) and LOADLIN.EXE
2.17. Printer Configuration (lpd)
2.18. SVGATextMode
3. Common Administration Tasks
3.1. Network Configuration
3.2. Network for Notebooks
3.3. Sharing the Internet
3.4. Restricting Network Access
3.5. NFS Exports
3.6. Samba
4. Software Configuration
4.1. bash (1)
4.2. I18n
4.3. ls (1)
4.4. less (1)
4.5. Editor
4.6. pine (1)
4.7. minicom (1)
4.8. efax (1)
4.9. Ghostscript
4.10. TeX and Friends
4.11. Docbook
4.12. Avoid PPProblems!
4.13. POP Client
4.14. Basic Mail Filtering
4.15. X Window System (XFree86)
4.16. Users' Configurations
4.17. Making .rpms
4.18. Upgrading
5. Configuration Software + Docs
6. The End
6.1. Copyright
6.2. Feedback
6.3. Disclaimer