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By Michael. Jang

Definite, Linux has many tense characteristics, regardless of the entire hype on the contrary. you will discover out quick when you are requested to standardize the organization's Linux pcs or set up a boot password on a server. With this ebook, you will not be stuck unprepared. a few of the options in Linux Annoyances for Geeks come from writer Michael Jang's many years of expertise in method management and consulting, whereas others are gleaned from universal matters and solutions present in on-line boards and tool consumer websites. With lots of fabric for any Linux consumer, this ebook is a necessary troubleshooting advisor for either pcs and servers.His e-book covers 3 key parts for Linux users:Desktop administration subject matters contain Firefox and OpenOffice optimization, junk mail filtering, immediate messaging, X Window procedure configuration, and lots more and plenty more.System setup concentrates on optimizing commence occasions for the OS and purposes in addition to safety and upkeep concerns like fitting a brand new kernel or getting the newest safeguard patch.The server configuration part walks the reader during the tough concerns taken with establishing and administering various kinds of Linux servers, together with file/print, net, and e mail.

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Finally, I applied the chown command to the Desktop/ subdirectory to make sure icons aren't changed by new users. 3. Special Problem: Customizing SUSE Desktop Icons SUSE presents special problems for custom desktop icons. When you customize the SUSE Desktop as described earlier, it works on KDE. However, changing ownership of each user's Desktop/ subdirectory to root renders the icons unusable on GNOME. The solution is to change the permissions on SUSE Desktop icons without changing ownership to root.

Desktop 8. desktop script to point to the actual location of the autorun command; when I compiled from source, it was copied to the /usr/local/bin directory. The next time you start KDE, it will automatically look for and mount any drive in your CD/DVD drive. Remember to tell your users how they can unmount their drivesat least how they can right-click on the CD/DVD icon in their GUI desktops to bring up a menu that lets them unmount the drive. I describe this and other options in the next section.

You can then keep users from changing the permissions on their icons, courtesy of the immutable flag. 36 37 Specifically, to add the immutable flag to the files in my Desktop/ subdirectory, I ran the following command: chattr +i /home/michael/Desktop/* Extend this to all users with the following command: chattr +i /home/*/Desktop/* The Linux kernel has recently included support for chattr on SUSE's default filesystem, ReiserFS. 5. The Desktop Is Too Big for My Monitor I'm nearsighted, so I don't fully appreciate the focus on higher dot pitches on the latest monitors.

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