Beginning Fedora - From Novice to Professional

Beginning Fedora - From Novice to Professional

von: Keir Thomas, Jayant Sharma

Apress, 2008

ISBN: 9781430202974 , 519 Seiten

Format: PDF, OL

Kopierschutz: DRM

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Beginning Fedora - From Novice to Professional


 

Contents at a Glance

4

Contents

6

About the Authors

20

About the Technical Reviewer

21

Acknowledgments

22

Introduction

23

About Fedora

23

What You’ll Find in This Book

24

Conventions Used in This Book

25

Support from Apress

25

Introducing the World of Linux

26

Welcome!

27

What Is Linux?

27

The Age of Linux

29

The Problems with Windows

30

The Benefits of Linux

31

The Linux Community

32

Summary

33

A History and Politics Lesson

34

In the Beginning

34

The GNU Project

36

Proprietary Software and the GPL

37

GNU and Linux Together

38

Different Flavors of Linux

38

Linux Today

39

Modern Linux Development

39

Summary

40

The Realities of Running Linux

41

Learning to Use Linux

41

Who Uses Linux?

42

Getting Ahold of Linux

42

Using Fedora

43

Summary

44

Installing Fedora

45

Preinstallation Steps

46

Understanding Partitioning

46

Freeing Up Space

48

Backing Up Your Data

50

Summary

52

Installing Fedora

53

An Overview of the Installation Process

53

Step- by- Step Guide

53

Summary

75

Solving Installation Problems

76

Preinstallation Problems

76

Installation Problems

78

Postinstallation Problems

79

Graphical Problems

81

Summary

84

The No-Nonsense Getting Started Guide

85

Booting Fedora for the First Time

86

Starting Up

86

Logging In

87

Exploring the Desktop

89

Running Programs

94

Working with Virtual Desktops

94

Using the Mouse

96

Copying and Pasting Text

97

Summary

97

Getting Everything Up and Running

98

Fedora Hardware Support

98

Getting Online

101

Setting Up Online Software Repositories

111

Configuring E- Mail and Instant Messaging

113

Adding a Printer

117

Setting Up Digital Imaging Devices

120

Using a USB Memory Stick

123

Installing 3D Graphics Card Drivers

124

Configuring Bluetooth

124

Pairing Bluetooth Devices

125

Configuring Sound Cards

127

Summary

128

How to Secure Your Computer

129

Windows Security vs. Linux Security

129

Root and Ordinary Users

130

Common- Sense Security

132

Online Updates

135

The Fedora Firewall

136

Summary

141

Personalizing Fedora: Getting Everything Just Right

142

Changing the Look and Feel

142

Configuring Input Devices

148

Personalizing Login Options

151

Adding and Removing Desktop Items

153

Adding and Removing Menus

155

Personalizing the Panels

156

Working with Applets

157

Setting Power- Saving Features

158

Summary

160

Fedora Replacements for Windows Programs

161

Available Software

161

A Quick Start with Common Linux Programs

163

Summary

180

Managing Your Files

181

Understanding File System Concepts

181

Using Nautilus

183

Launching Files and Running Programs

189

Accessing Windows Files

191

Accessing Removable Storage Devices

192

Summary

194

The Shell and Beyond

195

Introducing the BASH Shell

196

What Is the BASH Shell?

196

Why Bother with the Shell?

197

When Should You Use the Shell?

199

Getting Started with the Shell

199

Running Programs

200

Getting Help

201

Running the Shell via a Virtual Console

202

Working with Files

203

Changing and Creating Directories

208

Summary

209

Understanding Linux Files and Users

210

Real Files and Virtual Files

210

Users and File Permissions

212

The File System Explained

218

Mounting

221

File Searches

224

File Size and Free Space

226

Summary

228

Working with Text Files

229

Viewing Text Files

229

Using a Command- Line Text Editor

231

Searching Through Files

238

Comparing Text Files

241

Summary

241

Taking Control of the System

242

Viewing Processes

242

Controlling Processes

245

Controlling Jobs

249

Summary

250

Cool Shell Tricks

251

Using Autocompletion

251

Using Keyboard Shortcuts

253

Using the Command History

254

Piping and Directing Output

255

Summary

258

Multimedia

259

Digital Music

260

Understanding the Legalities of Playback

260

Playing Music Files

261

Listening to Audio CDs

263

Tuning In to Online Radio Stations

264

Ripping Music from CDs

265

Creating Your Own CDs

268

Summary

268

Movies and Multimedia

269

Watching Videos

269

Installing VLC Media Player

270

Installing Codecs

271

Playing Back Video

272

Watching DVDs

273

Playing Flash Animations

274

Watching TV

276

Summary

277

Image Editing

278

Getting Pictures onto Your PC

278

Introducing The GIMP

279

Editing Images with The GIMP

283

Applying Filters

288

Summary

292

Office Tasks

293

Making the Move to OpenOffice.org

294

Office Similarities

294

OpenOffice. org Key Features

295

File Compatibility

296

The Right Fonts

298

Summary

301

OpenOffice.org Overview

302

Introducing the Interface

302

Customizing the Interface

303

Using OpenOffice. org Core Functions

311

Summary

314

In Depth: Writer

315

Formatting Text

315

Spell- Checking

317

Inserting Pictures

318

Working with Tables

319

Mail Merging

320

Adding Headers and Footers

323

Summary

324

In Depth: Calc

325

Entering and Formatting Data

325

Deleting and Inserting Data and Cells

326

Working with Formulas

326

Sorting Data

328

Creating Charts

329

Using Filters

331

Summary

332

In Depth: Impress

333

Creating a Quick Presentation

333

Working in Impress

334

Animating Slides

336

Applying Fontwork

337

Using 3D Effects

338

Exporting a Presentation As a Flash File

340

Summary

341

In Depth: Base

342

Getting Started with Base

342

Creating a Database

344

Using the Database

348

Summary

349

In Depth: Evolution

350

Evolution Modes

350

Basic E- Mail Tasks

352

Advanced E- Mail Tasks

357

Creating Search Folders

360

Contacts

360

Calendars

363

Tasks

364

Summary

365

Keeping Your System Running

366

Installing and Removing Software

367

Software Installation Basics

367

Managing Software via the GUI

373

Managing Software from the Shell

378

Summary

394

Managing Users

395

Understanding User and Group Accounts

395

Adding and Deleting Users and Groups

397

Adding and Changing Passwords

400

Summary

401

Optimizing Your System

402

Speeding Up Booting

402

Optimizing Hard Disk Settings

410

Prelinking

413

Freeing Disk Space

415

Adding Space to an Existing Logical Volume

416

Summary

418

Backing Up Data

419

What Data Should You Back Up?

419

Using Pybackpack

420

Burning a Backup File to CD/ DVD

424

Making Backups from the Command Line

425

Summary

428

Scheduling Tasks

429

Scheduling with crontab

429

Scheduling with anacron

431

Using at to Schedule One- Off Tasks

433

Summary

433

Accessing Computers Remotely

434

Using Secure Shell

434

Accessing GUI Applications Remotely

439

Connecting to Remote Windows Computers

444

Summary

447

Glossary of Linux Terms

448

BASH Command Index

465

Getting Further Help

475

Read the Manual!

475

Getting Help Online

479

Index

482