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Title:
Linux for your laptop
Author:
Ball, Bill.
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Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Tech, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxxiii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.

CD-ROM includes: Linuxcare bootable business card for Intel-based Linux, bootable rescue disk, recovery disk, files to create a Linux boot diskette, diagnostics and testing tools, a feature-rich Debian file system with hundreds of Linux filesystem and network utilities, and start X11 without configuration.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780761528166
Format :
Book

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Aiming for comprehensiveness, this guide provides step-by-step directions to guide users in the intricacies of installing and configuring Linux for the notebook computer. Linuxcare bootable business card for Intel-based Linux systems includes a bootable rescue disk, recovery disk, files to create a Linux boot diskette, diagnostics and testing tools


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxv
Part I Putting Linux on Your Notebookp. 1
Chapter 1 Choosing a Notebook for Linuxp. 3
Matching Your Needsp. 4
Who Makes Notebooks?p. 8
The Ideal Linux Laptopp. 10
Resource Informationp. 16
Chapter 2 Taking Inventoryp. 19
Type of CPUp. 20
Your Notebook's Displayp. 23
X11 Configuration Utilitiesp. 27
Your Notebook's Sound Systemp. 27
Your Notebook's Keyboardp. 31
Your Notebook's Pointerp. 34
Your Notebook's Memoryp. 40
Your Notebook's Hard Drivep. 42
Your Notebook's CD-ROMp. 47
The Parallel Portp. 48
The PCMCIA Portp. 50
Serial Portsp. 55
Internal Modemsp. 56
External Monitor Portp. 59
Infrared Portp. 60
Universal Serial Busp. 63
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)p. 63
Your Notebook's Batteryp. 65
Docking Stationsp. 66
Resource Informationp. 66
Chapter 3 Basic Installation Preliminariesp. 71
Defining Workstations and Serversp. 72
Workstation and Server Requirementsp. 81
Choosing a Boot Methodp. 83
Boot Loaders and Pitfallsp. 87
Resource Informationp. 88
Chapter 4 General Installation Proceduresp. 91
Booting from CD-ROMp. 92
Creating a Boot Floppyp. 94
Installing from a Hard Drive Partitionp. 96
Network Installationp. 98
Some Alternativesp. 104
Resource Informationp. 105
Chapter 5 Starting the Installationp. 107
Basic Installation Overviewp. 108
What Is Partitioning?p. 109
Partitioning Toolsp. 110
Partitioning Problemsp. 114
Step-by-Step Installation of Red Hat Linuxp. 115
Installing Yellow Dog Linuxp. 127
Resource Informationp. 129
Chapter 6 Post-Installation Issuesp. 131
Using a Boot Managerp. 133
PCMCIA and Card Servicesp. 137
Configuring Soundp. 142
Solving Problems with Xp. 145
Resource Informationp. 158
Part II Managing Your Notebook--Making It Work the Way You Wantp. 161
Chapter 7 Advanced Power Managementp. 163
What Is APM?p. 164
Reading the / proc Directoryp. 168
Avoiding Save-to-Disk Problemsp. 171
Tracking Time Between Suspends and Hibernationp. 172
KDE APM Utilitiesp. 173
Resource Informationp. 176
Chapter 8 Storage Issuesp. 179
Maximizing Drive Spacep. 180
Automated Disk Cleanupp. 187
Compression and Compressed Filesystemsp. 191
Getting the Most out of Your Notebook's RAMp. 195
General Advicep. 197
Resource Informationp. 199
Chapter 9 Display Issuesp. 201
Using the Consolep. 202
Using Virtual Consolesp. 208
Using X11p. 209
Working with an External Monitorp. 219
Resource Informationp. 220
Chapter 10 Input Issuesp. 223
Linux Input Softwarep. 224
Using Your Mouse with the Consolep. 224
Configuring Padsp. 228
Using a Joystickp. 229
Keyboard and Internationalizationp. 229
Using Microphonesp. 233
Video Capturep. 235
Resource Informationp. 238
Chapter 11 Networking Issuesp. 239
Basic Interfacesp. 240
Traditional Command-Line Configurationp. 241
Using Graphical Interface Administration Toolsp. 243
Wireless Connectionsp. 248
Telco Connectionsp. 250
Direct Connectionsp. 253
Using Sambap. 257
Reference Informationp. 260
Chapter 12 Data Synchronizationp. 263
General Strategiesp. 264
Useful Clientsp. 264
Synchronizing the Palm PDAp. 270
Alternative Synchronization Devicesp. 277
Resource Informationp. 280
Part III On the Road--Problems and Solutionsp. 281
Chapter 13 Crash Prevention and Recoveryp. 283
Preventive Tipsp. 284
Backup Strategiesp. 288
Backup Devicesp. 290
Backup Softwarep. 291
Alternative Backup Methodsp. 294
Hard Drive Maintenance On-the-Flyp. 296
Restoring Your Hard Drivep. 297
Resource Informationp. 300
Chapter 14 Printing on the Roadp. 303
Portable Printersp. 304
Infrared Printingp. 313
What If I Can't Find a Printer?p. 314
Resource Informationp. 317
Chapter 15 Getting Connected on the Roadp. 319
Dial-Up Connectionsp. 320
DSL Connectionsp. 336
Wireless Connectionsp. 340
Net Connection Strategiesp. 344
Free Servicesp. 347
Resource Informationp. 347
Chapter 16 Time Zones and Localesp. 349
Linux, Time, and Time Zonesp. 350
Showing and Setting Timep. 353
Keeping Track of Where You Arep. 354
The TZ Environment Variablep. 356
Getting Accurate Timep. 357
Useful Clientsp. 358
Resource Informationp. 360
Chapter 17 Battery Powerp. 363
General Strategiesp. 364
Maintaining Your Batteryp. 372
Getting Power Informationp. 373
Alternative Power Sourcesp. 374
Resource Informationp. 375
Chapter 18 On-the-Road Entertainmentp. 377
Reading Booksp. 378
Gamesp. 380
Listening to Musicp. 386
Ripping Audio CDs into MPEGp. 390
Writing CD-ROMsp. 396
Resource Informationp. 402
Chapter 19 The Essential Road Kitp. 405
The Listp. 406
Before You Leavep. 413
Part IV Appendixesp. 415
Appendix A Linux Laptop Resourcesp. 417
Usenet Resourcesp. 419
WWW Resourcesp. 419
Mailing Listsp. 427
Linux Laptops and How-To Documentsp. 428
Appendix B Using the Bootable Business Cardp. 429
Booting to the Rescue Modep. 430
Installing Debian GNU/Linuxp. 433
Downloading and Creating Your Own Copyp. 441
Indexp. 443

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