p code, file type associated with, 214

p command in vi, effect of, 234


managing with RPM, 375–376

troubleshooting selecting during installation, 55

Pager tool

description of, 140

desktop icon for, 75

moving, 138

switching between virtual desktops with, 76


desktop icon for, 75

hiding, 75

location of, 71

moving items on, 138–139

tweaking, 133–134

Paragraph dialog box, displaying in Writer, 326

paranoia versus security, 128

parent processes

explanation of, 246–247

tracking down, 248

parted.img.gz file, downloading, 57

partition tables, troubleshooting access to, 57

partitioning disks, 421

during installation of SUSE Linux, 40–42

overview of, 25–27

PartitionMagic program, web address for, 171

partitions, listing when mounting drives manually, 222

passphrases, definition of, 88

passwd command in BASH shell

example of, 478

using with new users, 399

Password field, filling in Kmail, 99

“The password for root could not be set....” error message, troubleshooting, 56


changing, 399–400

decoding prior to SUSE Linux installation, 31

entering, 67–68

setting during installation of SUSE Linux, 46–47

setting for users and groups in YaST2, 397

troubleshooting and changing, 188

Path Creation tool in The Gimp, description of, 288

PATH variable, relationship to BASH shell, 198–199

paths, using Tab autocompletion with, 253–254

Paths configuration option in

OpenOffice.org, description of, 317

paths in The Gimp, creating and removing, 290–291

Pattern Stamp in The Gimp, description of, 289

PCM volume, setting, 268

PCMCIA cards

support for, 92

troubleshooting wireless connections with, 89

PCs (personal computers). See also computer power settings

conceptualizing, 3

limiting physical access to, 122

PDF files, viewing with Adobe Acrobat, 160

PDF extension

file type associated with, 169

using in OpenOffice.org, 322–323

PDKSH shell, explanation of, 194

Pencil tool in The Gimp, description of, 289

period (.) before directory and filenames, meaning of, 423


altering, 216–217, 237

for data files, 215

on directories owned by root, 216

overview of, 213–214

on user’s directory, 215–216

personal data, backing up, 426–428

Perspective tool in The Gimp, description of, 289

photo editing programs, The GIMP, 158–159

photos. See also pictures

transferring from digital cameras, 107–110

viewing with Digikam, 110

pico command-line text editor, features of, 232

pictures. See also photos

adding sepia effects to, 296

getting onto PCs, 285

inserting in Writer, 328–330

scanning, 112–113

PID (process ID) number, displaying, 180

PID column in top program, description of, 244

ping command in BASH shell, example of, 478

PING command in DOS, Linux shell equivalent for, 202

ping Linux shell command, DOS equivalent for, 202

pipe (|), using with command output, 259–260

piping command output, 259–261

point release, definition of, 177

POP3 servers, significance of, 96

postfix service, disabling, 406

power-saving features

disabling, 184–185

adjusting, 140–142

PPID field in top, contents of, 248

PPT extension, file type associated with, 168

PR column in top program, description of, 244

prelinking, overview of, 411–413

presentation programs. See also Impress presentation program

file extension associated with, 168

OpenOffice.org Impress, 149–150

Presentation configuration options in OpenOffice.org, description of, 319–320

presentation programs, comparison between SUSE Linux and Windows, 144

presentations, creating with Impress, 345–347

primary keys, creating for Rekall databases, 356–357

PRINT command in DOS, Linux shell equivalent for, 202

Print configuration option in OpenOffice.org, description of, 317

printenv command in BASH shell, example of, 478

Printer desktop icon, description of, 74

printers, configuring, 102–103

printing to Windows shares, 105–107

problem-solving tips

disabling power-saving functions, 184–185

emptying /tmp folder, 183–184

for frozen computers, 187–188

running SuSEconfig, 185

proc directory in root file system, contents of, 219

processes. See also zombie processes

displaying memory used by, 245

displaying names of, 245

killing, 246–249

listing owners of, 244

listing priority of, 244

renicing, 246

viewing, 243–245

Processor Type option, using to configure kernels, 416

profiles, creating for backups with YaST2, 424–426

program files, installing, 393

programs. See also proprietary software; software

adding and removing with YaST2, 377–382

compiling and installing from source, 390–393

compiling with make command, 392

installing form shells, 382–389

installing from SUSE FTP archive, 379–380

installing with installers, 369–370

installing from SUSE DVD, 378–379

locating with whereis command, 225

running, 73–75, 168–170

running with BASH shell, 198–199

running with shells, 197

troubleshooting, 188

uninstalling with YaST2, 381–382

using autocompletion with, 254

proprietary software, installing, 381. See also programs; software

Protect All Running Services option, using with SUSE Linux firewall, 127

proxy servers, working with, 95

ps command in BASH shell

controlling processes with, 249

example of, 478

pstree command, displaying child and parent processes with, 247

Public File Server applet, description of, 140

put command in sftp

function associated with, 441

using, 440

pwd command

in BASH shell, 478

function associated with, 441

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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