New Linux user and several questions!

Brian Olesen brian at
Fri Jul 8 21:51:36 UTC 2005

Hi Janina,
Oh, how I'd love to have been there when you last were in Denmark.
Thanks so much for this. Now there's lots' of nice work for me to begin with 
just in this single message. *gg*

Best regards
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: New Linux user and several questions!

Welcome to Linux.

Brian Olesen writes:
> HejSamuel,
> Brian Olesen, le Fri 08 Jul 2005 17:51:07 +0200, a écrit :
> >How can I get into Linux?
> >Where do I start?
> Well, what do you want to do ? :)
> Regards,
> In the beginning I just need to act as an administrator of the Linux 
> server
> I have here. There fore I probably need some basic skills of the command
> line tools and commands of Linux / Unix?
> How do you creat a user,

 how do you setup the ftp server
Edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf as appropriate.

service vsftpd start

to turn it on for your currently running session.

chkconfig --level 35 vsftpd on

To enable it to start automatically on boot.


chkconfig --list |more

for a list of services manageable through the service and chkconfig

You should setup up yum and update your installation. It's only been a
month, but already there are over a gig of updates to Fedora 4 packages.
That's normal, by the way. Linux is a much more dynamic environment than
the proprietary OS environment.

Remember the man command, it is your eternal friend.

Use the "Now What" pointers we provide in our Installation HOWTO for the
Speakup Modified Fedora Distribution:

PS: Kernels for the Speakup Modified Fedora 4 should become available
within a week. Installation iso images are probably also not far away.

> and such things.
> I have some sort of interface on the system called Webmin 1.210.
> I think I can do thousands of cool things with that, but I'm afraid to do
> something wrong, so I'd prefer to start out with some command line stuff
> and slowly making progress.
> Best regards
> Brian
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