D


d code, file type associated with, 214

D command in vi, effect of, 234

d prefix for permissions, explanation of, 215

dash (-), indicating file type with, 213

data

backing up prior to installing SUSE Linux, 30–31

backing up with YaST2, 424–426

backup considerations for, 423–424

deleting and inserting in Calc, 338

sorting in Calc, 340–341

data columns, creating in Rekall database program, 348

Data customizations, adding to OpenOffice.org, 313

data file permissions, overview of, 215

Data Sources configuration option in OpenOffice.org, description of, 320

data types, specifying in Rekall database program, 357–358

databases, importing with OpenOffice.org Calc, 148. See also Rekall database program

date command in BASH shell, example of, 473

Date data type in Rekall, description of, 358

db command in vi, effect of, 234

DCOM95 package, installing for Wine, 364

dd command in vi, effect of, 234

.deb file extension, meaning of, 376

DeCSS software, relationship to DVD movies, 282

DEL command in DOS, Linux shell equivalent for, 202

deleting

content in BASH shell, 256

files with BASH shell, 206

DELTREE command in DOS, Linux shell equivalent for, 202

dependencies

advisory about, 382, 420

managing, 387–388

managing with YaST2, 378

desktop game programs, comparison between SUSE Linux and Windows, 145

desktop, features of, 69–72

desktop icons

for applications, 75

changing graphics for, 71

creating, deleting, and moving, 138

/dev directory, files in, 209–210, 219

/dev files, installation problems related to, 54

devel libraries, installing, 390

/dev/hdb hard disk, explanation of, 42

Devices applet, description of, 139

df command

determining free space with, 226–227, 422

example of, 473

dial-up Internet access with modem, setting up, 89–92

dictionaries in word processors, changing languages of, 328

diff command

comparing text files with, 241–242

example of, 473

diff Linux shell command, DOS equivalent for, 202

diff3 command in BASH shell, example of, 473

dig command in BASH shell, example of, 473

Digikam software

configuring digital cameras with, 108–109

viewing photos with, 108–109

digital cameras, transferring photos from, 107–110

digital images, backing up prior to installing SUSE Linux, 30

directories

changing and creating with BASH shell, 207

definition of, 164

file-type code associated with, 214

identifying in Konsole, 211

listing files in, 203–204

ownership of, 212

in SUSE Linux root file system, 219

using autocompletion with, 254

Disk Cleanup tool in Windows, reclaiming space with, 28

“Disk doesn’t contain a valid partition table.” error message, troubleshooting, 56

disk drives

accessing, 73

adding, 421–422

displaying with My Computer, 173

ejecting media from, 174

mounting manually, 222

disk partitions, viewing, 26

disk space, freeing up, 419–420

disks. See hard disks

Distorts filters in The Gimp, description of, 298

distros, types of, 17, 21

DMA (Direct Memory Access) setting, using with hard disks, 409–410

dmesg command in BASH shell, example of, 473

DOC extension, file type associated with, 168

Documents folder, using, 165

documents, comparing with diff3 command, 242

Documents customizations, adding to OpenOffice.org, 313

DOS command prompt, comparing BASH shell to, 193–194

DOS commands, shell equivalents for, 202

dosfsck command in BASH shell, example of, 473

double- versus single-clicking, 129, 135

DPI, setting with Xsane scanner, 112

drawing programs, comparison between SUSE Linux and Windows, 144.

Drawing configuration options in OpenOffice.org, description of, 320

Drawings customizations, adding to OpenOffice.org, 313

drive references, overview of, 163

drivers

crashing of, 178

downloading for DSL modems, 93–94

installing for 3D graphic cards, 114

drives. See disk drives

DRM (digital rights management) software, using with MP3s, 265

drwx permissions, explanation of, 216

drwxr-xr-x permissions, explanation of, 215

DSL modems, going online with, 93–95

du command in BASH shell, example of, 474

du command, viewing file sizes with, 225–226, 419

dual-boot setup

benefits of, 27

explanation of, 25

DVD burning programs, comparison between SUSE Linux and Windows, 145

DVD burning programs, K3b, 156–158

DVD drives, accessing, 173–174

DVD player programs, comparison between SUSE Linux and Windows, 145

DVD movies, playing, 282. See also movies; video files

DVD-ROM

booting SUSE Linux from, 36–37

solving preinstallation problems related to, 53–54

dw command in vi, effect of, 234




Beginning SUSE Linux from Novice to Professional
Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional
ISBN: 1590594584
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 293
Authors: Keir Thomas

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