100 Linux Tips and Tricks by Lambert P.

By Lambert P.

This e-book used to be written for an individual utilizing Linux, from new clients to specialists who are looking to discover this glorious working method. the ideas and methods during this e-book have been found alone over years of expertise utilizing Linux, and studying approximately it. a few are very easy tips on how to make your computing existence more straightforward, others are complicated methods that may prevent days of work.I attempted to hide all distributions of Linux during this e-book. I personaly use Slackware and RedHat on computing device structures. in case you locate any blunders within the booklet, be happy to touch me so a destiny moment variation may right them.

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Recently a new version of the library was introduced by the GNU project called GNU libc, or glibc, which is also called libc 6. Some distributions and older systems won't have glibc, and they won't support glibc binaries. This doesn't change anything for binaries you compile, but binaries you download that are linked to the GNU libc will not work. There are 2 ways to get them to work. The first is to upgrade. You can upgrade to a newer version that does support glibc, or change your distribution to one that already has glibc as its main library.

First, install bjf which will be used to print text. Installation is very simple. /bin/sh /bin/bjf <$1> /dev/lp0 Where /dev/lp0 is your printer. Now, install aps by running the SETUP script in its package. It's really easy to setup, but you do need to have the GhostScript program installed prior to installation. You are now ready to print PostScript files from, for example, Netscape or XV. 35 100 Linux Tips and Tricks Tip 4: Use Windows special keys in Linux Why are all the new keyboards sold with Win95 keys on them?

Go in the kernel, and enable SMP. SMP means Symetric Multi-Processing and tells the kernel that more than one processor can be used. After a reboot, Linux should tell you that it has detected 2 processors and what their status are. 37 100 Linux Tips and Tricks Tip 6: Detecting an ISA device ISA devices like modems should be detected automatically by the kernel. One case where they would not be detected is if the device is Plug and Play. The kernel won't be able to detect ISA PnP devices unless they have been prepared by a program called isapnptools.

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