Running Linux, 5th Edition


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Running Linux, 5th Edition
By Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Matt Welsh
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Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00760-4
Pages: 972
 



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You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP server. Running Linux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you'll want on hand in either case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the questions and tackles the configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books.


This fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics such
as audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always have made the book popular.

Running Linux covers basic communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network configuration--including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems--in case you need to set up your network manually. The book can
make you proficient on office suites and personal productivity applications--and also tells you what programming tools are available if you're interested in contributing to these applications.


Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have also been updated.


The authors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users, while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux.


Whether you're using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.



book cover
Running Linux, 5th Edition
By Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Matt Welsh
...............................................
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00760-4
Pages: 972
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Preface
      Organization of This Book
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Using Code Examples
      How to Contact Us
      Safari® Enabled
      Acknowledgments
    Part I:  Enjoying and Being Productive on Linux
          Chapter 1.  Introduction to Linux
      Section 1.1.  About This Book
      Section 1.2.  Who's Using Linux?
      Section 1.3.  System Features
      Section 1.4.  About Linux's Copyright
      Section 1.5.  Open Source and the Philosophy of Linux
      Section 1.6.  Sources of Linux Information
      Section 1.7.  Getting Help
          Chapter 2.  Preinstallation and Installation
      Section 2.1.  Distributions of Linux
      Section 2.2.  Preparing to Install Linux
      Section 2.3.  Post-Installation Procedures
      Section 2.4.  Running into Trouble
          Chapter 3.  Desktop Environments
      Section 3.1.  Why Use a Graphical Desktop?
      Section 3.2.  The K Desktop Environment
      Section 3.3.  KDE Applications
      Section 3.4.  The GNOME Desktop Environment
      Section 3.5.  GNOME Applications
          Chapter 4.  Basic Unix Commands and Concepts
      Section 4.1.  Logging In
      Section 4.2.  Setting a Password
      Section 4.3.  Virtual Consoles
      Section 4.4.  Popular Commands
      Section 4.5.  Shells
      Section 4.6.  Useful Keys and How to Get Them to Work
      Section 4.7.  Typing Shortcuts
      Section 4.8.  Filename Expansion
      Section 4.9.  Saving Your Output
      Section 4.10.  What Is a Command?
      Section 4.11.  Putting a Command in the Background
      Section 4.12.  Remote Logins and Command Execution
      Section 4.13.  Manual Pages
      Section 4.14.  Startup Files
      Section 4.15.  Important Directories
      Section 4.16.  Basic Text Editing
      Section 4.17.  Advanced Shells and Shell Scripting
          Chapter 5.  Web Browsers and Instant Messaging
      Section 5.1.  The World Wide Web
      Section 5.2.  Instant Messaging
          Chapter 6.  Electronic Mail Clients
      Section 6.1.  Using KMail
      Section 6.2.  Using Mozilla Mail & News
      Section 6.3.  Getting the Mail to Your Computer with fetchmail
      Section 6.4.  OpenPGP Encryption with GnuPG
          Chapter 7.  Games
      Section 7.1.  Gaming
      Section 7.2.  Quake III
      Section 7.3.  Return to Castle Wolfenstein
      Section 7.4.  Unreal Tournament 2004
      Section 7.5.  Emulators
      Section 7.6.  Frozen Bubble
      Section 7.7.  Tux Racer
          Chapter 8.  Office Suites and Personal Productivity
      Section 8.1.  Using OpenOffice
      Section 8.2.  KOffice
      Section 8.3.  Other Word Processors
      Section 8.4.  Synching PDAs
      Section 8.5.  Groupware
      Section 8.6.  Managing Your Finances
          Chapter 9.  Multimedia
      Section 9.1.  Multimedia Concepts
      Section 9.2.  Kernel and Driver Issues
      Section 9.3.  Embedded and Other Multimedia Devices
      Section 9.4.  Desktop Environments
      Section 9.5.  Windows Compatibility
      Section 9.6.  Multimedia Applications
      Section 9.7.  Multimedia Toolkits and Development Environments
      Section 9.8.  Solutions to Common Problems
      Section 9.9.  References
    Part II:  System Administration
          Chapter 10.  System Administration Basics
      Section 10.1.  Maintaining the System
      Section 10.2.  Managing Filesystems
      Section 10.3.  Managing Swap Space
      Section 10.4.  The /proc Filesystem
      Section 10.5.  Device Files
      Section 10.6.  Scheduling Recurring Jobs Using cron
      Section 10.7.  Executing Jobs Once
      Section 10.8.  Managing System Logs
      Section 10.9.  Processes
      Section 10.10.  Programs That Serve You
          Chapter 11.  Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions
      Section 11.1.  Managing User Accounts
      Section 11.2.  File Ownership and Permissions
      Section 11.3.  Changing the Owner, Group, and Permissions
          Chapter 12.  Installing, Updating, and Compiling Programs
      Section 12.1.  Upgrading Software
      Section 12.2.  General Upgrade Procedure
      Section 12.3.  Automated and Bulk Upgrades
      Section 12.4.  Upgrading Software Not Provided in Packages
      Section 12.5.  Archive and Compression Utilities
          Chapter 13.  Networking
      Section 13.1.  Networking with TCP/IP
      Section 13.2.  Dial-Up PPP
      Section 13.3.  PPP over ISDN
      Section 13.4.  ADSL
      Section 13.5.  Cable Modems
      Section 13.6.  Network Diagnostics Tools
          Chapter 14.  Printing
      Section 14.1.  Printing
      Section 14.2.  Managing Print Services
          Chapter 15.  File Sharing
      Section 15.1.  Sharing Files with Windows Systems (Samba)
      Section 15.2.  NFS Configuration and NIS
          Chapter 16.  The X Window System
      Section 16.1.  A History of X
      Section 16.2.  X Concepts
      Section 16.3.  Hardware Requirements
      Section 16.4.  Installing X.org
      Section 16.5.  Configuring X.org
      Section 16.6.  Running X
      Section 16.7.  Running into Trouble
      Section 16.8.  X and 3D
          Chapter 17.  System Start and Shutdown
      Section 17.1.  Booting the System
      Section 17.2.  System Startup and Initialization
      Section 17.3.  Single-User Mode
      Section 17.4.  Shutting Down the System
      Section 17.5.  A Graphical Runlevel Editor: KSysV
          Chapter 18.  Configuring and Building the Kernel
      Section 18.1.  Building a New Kernel
      Section 18.2.  Loadable Device Drivers
      Section 18.3.  Loading Modules Automatically
          Chapter 19.  Text Editing
      Section 19.1.  Editing Files Using vi
      Section 19.2.  The (X)Emacs Editor
          Chapter 20.  Text Processing
      Section 20.1.  TeX and LaTeX
      Section 20.2.  XML and DocBook
      Section 20.3.  groff
      Section 20.4.  Texinfo
    Part III:  Programming
          Chapter 21.  Programming Tools
      Section 21.1.  Programming with gcc
      Section 21.2.  Makefiles
      Section 21.3.  Debugging with gdb
      Section 21.4.  Useful Utilities for C Programmers
      Section 21.5.  Using Perl
      Section 21.6.  Java
      Section 21.7.  Python
      Section 21.8.  Other Languages
      Section 21.9.  Introduction to OpenGL Programming
      Section 21.10.  Integrated Development Environments
          Chapter 22.  Running a Web Server
      Section 22.1.  Configuring Your Own Web Server
          Chapter 23.  Transporting and Handling Email Messages
      Section 23.1.  The Postfix MTA
      Section 23.2.  Procmail
      Section 23.3.  Filtering Spam
          Chapter 24.  Running an FTP Server
      Section 24.1.  Introduction
      Section 24.2.  Compiling and Installing
      Section 24.3.  Running ProFTPD
      Section 24.4.  Configuration
    Part IV:  Network Services
          Chapter 25.  Running Web Applications with MySQL and PHP
      Section 25.1.  MySQL
      Section 25.2.  PHP
      Section 25.3.  The LAMP Server in Action
          Chapter 26.  Running a Secure System
      Section 26.1.  A Perspective on System Security
      Section 26.2.  Initial Steps in Setting Up a Secure System
      Section 26.3.  TCP Wrapper Configuration
      Section 26.4.  Firewalls: Filtering IP Packets
      Section 26.5.  SELinux
          Chapter 27.  Backup and Recovery
      Section 27.1.  Making Backups
      Section 27.2.  What to Do in an Emergency
          Chapter 28.  Heterogeneous Networking and Running Windows Programs
      Section 28.1.  Sharing Partitions
      Section 28.2.  Emulation and Virtual Operating Systems
      Section 28.3.  Remote Desktop Access to Windows Programs
      Section 28.4.  FreeNX: Linux as a Remote Desktop Server
        Appendix A.  Sources of Linux Information
      Section A.1.  Linux Documentation Project
      Section A.2.  FTP Sites
      Section A.3.  World Wide Web Sites
   About the Authors
   Colophon
   Index