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Re: post-installation suggestions for RH 8.0

running up2date the first time is a "part" of the install as far as I'm concerned.. unless you do NFS installs and keep the packages updated on there (can we do that?)

the dma thing should be part of the first time setup stuff

the i18n should not be modified. if you have an app that is acting funny, then just do

$ export LANG=C
$ man whatever

(for example)

--On Friday, December 13, 2002 12:19:33 PM -0500 "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday mindspring com> wrote:

On 13 Dec 2002, Keith Winston wrote:

On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 11:11, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   as the final page in a chapter i'm writing on RH 8.0 installation,
> i want to suggest any post-installation stuff that should be done.
>   example: editing /etc/sysconfig/i18n and setting
>   LANG="en_US"
> can anyone suggest other little fixes that should be done?  that is,
> fixes that are doable by someone who may be relatively new to linux.

Here are a few:

1. Run up2date and apply all relevant patches.

2.  If you have an IDE CD-ROM or DVD and DMA is not working, add this
line to the /etc/modules.conf file:

options ide-cd dma=1

3.  Turn off authentication in /etc/ntp.conf or time sync will not work
(at least it did not work for me).  I know at least one other person
that had this problem, but not sure if it is universal.

4. Download and install java, I use Sun 1.4.1 JRE.

5. Download and install the goodies you want from psyche.freshrpms.net.

all good ideas, but most of these will end up a bit later in the documentation. this is for the install chapter for my linux migration web page, and what i wanted was quick fixes that new linux admins could apply to rh 8.0 without having a lot of linux background and fixes that would *immediately* affect normal operation of the system.

as the chapters progress, i'll cover stuff like DMA, installing
software and so on.

but i've already added these to the list of stuff to put
*somewhere*, thanks.


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