Linux Annoyances for Geeks by Michael. Jang

By Michael. Jang

Convinced, Linux has many tense characteristics, regardless of all of the hype on the contrary. you can find out quick if you are requested to standardize the organization's Linux computers or set up a boot password on a server. With this e-book, you will not be stuck unprepared. the various suggestions in Linux Annoyances for Geeks come from writer Michael Jang's many years of expertise in process management and consulting, whereas others are gleaned from universal matters and solutions present in on-line boards and tool consumer sites. With lots of fabric for any Linux person, this booklet is a vital troubleshooting advisor for either computers and servers.His e-book covers 3 key parts for Linux users:Desktop administration issues comprise Firefox and OpenOffice optimization, junk mail filtering, rapid messaging, X Window approach configuration, and lots more and plenty more.System setup concentrates on optimizing commence occasions for the OS and purposes in addition to defense and upkeep concerns like fitting a brand new kernel or getting the newest defense patch.The server configuration part walks the reader during the tricky matters concerned about establishing and administering various kinds of Linux servers, together with file/print, net, and electronic mail.

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Personally, I think people should be able to put what they want (with the possible exception of obscene words and pictures) on their monitor desktops and screensavers at work. But your manager and/or company may think differently. They might tell you that what visitors (and his bosses) see on everyone's GUI desktop background and screensaver should look and feel professional, as it affects their opinion of your organization. 1. A Consistent Background The foundation of a consistent look and feel on the desktop is a consistent background.

If I were configuring a command-line application such as the vim editor, I'd want to run it in a terminal. org Writer. 8. org Writer icon appear on my desktop. I can click on this icon to open the word processor. 35 36 9. I continued creating any more icons that I need. 10. Once complete, I froze the configuration. I changed the permissions on the files in the ~/Desktop/ directory with the following command (my home directory is /home/michael): chmod 400 /home/michael/Desktop/* And then I changed ownership on the ~/Desktop/ directory.

However, as I type this chapter, I much prefer bigger letters. I use a resolution of 800 x 600 on my 15" laptop screen. While I could increase font sizes on a higher-resolution screen, that means additional work to customize applications, desktop icons, and more. You can configure the resolution directly in the associated X configuration file. But even most Linux geeks use tools to help. In this annoyance, I'll show you how you can use the standard X Window tool, as well as the graphical tools from Red Hat/Fedora, SUSE, and Debian.

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