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Re: post-installation suggestions for RH 8.0

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's another suggestion:
Unlike Mandrake, Red Hat does not automatically configure USB
scanners, nor joysticks.

For my EPSON USB scanner, I had to modify the
/etc/sane.d/epson.conf file as follows:

# SCSI scanner:  <---- REM out
#scsi EPSON
#        first or the second entry.
#usb /dev/usb/scanner0
usb /dev/usb/scanner0   <---REMOVE the REM (#) that precedes this line.

This should be somewhat similar for other manufacturer's scanners.

Also, for my LOGITECH joystick, I had to add the following
to the end of /etc/rc.local:
modprobe joydev
modprobe analog


Elton Woo ;-)

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