SUSE Linux

Start-Up

AuthorsJörg Arndt, Stefan Behlert, Frank Bodammer, James Branam, Volker Buzek, Klara Cihlarova, Stefan Dirsch, Olaf Donjak, Roman Drahtmüller, Thorsten Dubiel, Torsten Duwe, Thomas Fehr, Stefan Fent, Werner Fink, Jakub Friedl, Kurt Garloff, Joachim Gleißner, Carsten Groß, Andreas Grünbacher, Berthold Gunreben, Franz Hassels, Andreas Jaeger, Jana Jaeger, Klaus Kämpf, Andi Kleen, Hubert Mantel, Lars Marowsky-Bree, Chris Mason, Johannes Meixner, Lars Müller, Matthias Nagorni, Anas Nashif, Siegfried Olschner, Edith Parzefall, Peter Pöml, Thomas Renninger, Hannes Reinecke, Scott Rhoades, Thomas Rölz, Heiko Rommel, Tanja Roth, Marcus Schäfer, Thomas Schraitle, Klaus Singvogel, Frank Sundermeyer, Elisabeth Tobiasson, Hendrik Vogelsang, Klaus G. Wagner, Rebecca Walter, Christian Zoz
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Contents

About This Guide
1. Feedback
2. Additional Documentation
3. Documentation Conventions
4. About the Making of This Manual
5. Acknowledgments
I. Setup
1. Installation with YaST
1.1. System Start-Up for Installation
1.2. The Boot Screen
1.3. Language Selection
1.4. License Agreement
1.5. System Analysis
1.6. Time Zone
1.7. Desktop Selection
1.8. Installation Summary
1.9. Configuration
1.10. Graphical Login
2. System Configuration with YaST
2.1. YaST Language
2.2. The YaST Control Center
2.3. Software
2.4. Hardware
2.5. System
2.6. Network Devices
2.7. Network Services
2.8. AppArmor
2.9. Security and Users
2.10. Miscellaneous
2.11. YaST in Text Mode
2.12. Update from the Command Line
2.13. SaX2
2.14. Troubleshooting
2.15. For More Information
II. Basics
3. Working with the Shell
3.1. Getting Started with the Bash Shell
3.2. Users and Access Permissions
3.3. Important Linux Commands
3.4. The vi Editor
4. Help and Documentation
4.1. Using the SUSE Help Center
4.2. Man Pages
4.3. Info Pages
4.4. The Linux Documentation Project
4.5. Wikipedia: The Free Online Encyclopedia
4.6. Guides and Books
4.7. Package Documentation
4.8. Usenet
4.9. Standards and Specifications
III. Desktop
5. Getting Started with the KDE Desktop
5.1. Logging In and Selecting a Desktop
5.2. Logging Out
5.3. Desktop Components
5.4. Managing Folders and Files with Konqueror
5.5. Opening or Creating Documents with OpenOffice.org
5.6. Finding Something on Your Computer
5.7. Exploring the Internet
5.8. E-Mail and Scheduling
5.9. Moving Text between Applications
5.10. Important Utilities
5.11. Obtaining Software Updates
5.12. For More Information
6. Customizing Your KDE Desktop
6.1. Changing Individual Desktop Icons
6.2. Configuring Your Desktop with the Control Center
7. Getting Started with the GNOME Desktop
7.1. Logging In and Selecting a Desktop
7.2. Logging Out
7.3. Desktop Components
7.4. Managing Files and Folders with Nautilus
7.5. Managing Network Connections
7.6. Accessing Network Shares
7.7. Opening or Creating Documents with OpenOffice.org
7.8. Finding Files on Your Computer
7.9. Exploring the Internet
7.10. E-Mail and Calendering
7.11. Moving Text between Applications
7.12. Important Utilities
7.13. Obtaining Software Updates
8. Customizing Your GNOME Desktop
8.1. Hardware Settings
8.2. Look and Feel Settings
8.3. Personal Settings
8.4. System Settings
8.5. Modifying the Appearance of Menus and Toolbars
8.6. Setting Preferred Applications
IV. Troubleshooting
9. Common Problems and Their Solutions
9.1. Finding Information
9.2. Installation Problems
9.3. Boot Problems
9.4. Login Problems
9.5. Network Problems
9.6. Data Problems
9.7. Support for SUSE Linux
Index

List of Figures

1.1. Installation Settings
1.2. Possible Options for Windows Partitions
1.3. Resizing the Windows Partition
1.4. Installing and Removing Software with the YaST Package Manager
1.5. Entering the Username and Password
2.1. The YaST Control Center
2.2. YaST Package Manager
2.3. Conflict Management of the Package Manager
2.4. The YaST Partitioner
2.5. Setting the Language
2.6. Main Window of YaST in Text Mode
2.7. The Software Installation Module
2.8. Card and Monitor Properties
3.1. Example of a Bash Terminal Window
3.2. The ls Command
3.3. The ls -l Command
3.4. Excerpt from a Standard Directory Tree
4.1. The Main Window of the SUSE Help Center
4.2. Configuring the Search Function
4.3. Generating a Search Index
5.1. An Example KDE Desktop
5.2. KDE Panel (Kicker)
5.3. Main Menu Search Function
5.4. The File Manager Konqueror
5.5. Configuring File Associations in Konqueror
5.6. Finding Files
5.7. The KWallet Manager Window
5.8. Ark: File Archive Preview
5.9. Starting a Print Job with KPrinter
5.10. Managing Print Jobs with KJobViewer
5.11. KSnapshot
5.12. Font Administration from the Control Center
7.1. An Example GNOME Desktop
7.2. Adding a New Icon to the Panel
7.3. Computer
7.4. Nautilus Standard Window
7.5. Editing the MIME Type
7.6. Search for Files Dialog
7.7. Search Results List
7.8. Examples of Tomboy Notes
7.9. GNOME Dictionary
7.10. Blam Feed Reader
8.1. GNOME Desktop Preferences
9.1. US Keyboard Layout
9.2. Automatic Repair Mode

List of Tables

2.1. rug Commands
3.1. Simple Commands of the vi Editor
4.1. Man Pages—Categories and Descriptions
7.1. Panel Menu Options

List of Examples

2.1. /etc/fstab: Partition Data
3.1. Sample Output Showing File Permissions
3.2. Sample Output Showing Directory Permissions