Newbie to RedHat

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by renakuajo, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    ok i'm gonna be installing redhat, wht do i need to know?


    What do i need to play mp3, view images, play video,etc. For IM i read that i need to download something call Kopete, is that right?

    I'm gonna be installing redhat into a compaq 5440 that has a 23gb maxtor drive(5400), processor AMD 450mhz, 384RAM pc100, Nvidia TNT2 M64 PCI video card.........what else?? Currently i have in this pc winxp pro installed can i make a dual boot?? or is better to run redhat alone?? Can i network redhat with my other pc that has XP pro also? I have dsl how do i set up internet with redhat?

    My config for internet is like this:

    Internet---DSL modem----Hub form tthe hub it goes one cable for 1 pc and another one to the compaq, can i do that also with redhat??? thanks in advanced


    ps

    sorry for my english
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ok, here goes:

    mp3: XMMS
    Image editing: GIMP
    IM: Everybuddy

    Yes, you can network Redhat with Windows PCs using SAMBA.

    Whether you dual boot or not just depends on personal preference. If you have another box already running XP, having this one run only Redhat would be a better option IMO.

    If your computers are automatically assigned IP addresses by the hub/router's DHCP server, you won't need to setup anything in Linux. Just install it, and you should be able to surf the internet :)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Whats Everybuddy NetRyder? can't say i've heard of it, i've always used imici in linux (AIM/Yahoo!/MSN/ICQ) does the job nicely :)

    http://www.imici.com for more info (avail. for windows too :) )
     
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  5. LilBlueDawg

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    this site will come in very handy if ya run into any problems or just have questions :) good luck!

    www.linuxnewbie.org
     
  6. renakuajo

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    thanks guys!!!

    my ips are not automatically assigned by the hub/router's DHCP server, i input them manually
     
  7. NetRyder

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    You're welcome :)
     
  8. renakuajo

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    are those IM free?
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Yes they are.
     
  10. renakuajo

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    ok kool

    by the way can be possible to install redhat in a pentiumII-200mhz with 32 or 64 of RAM????
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I have redhat running on a 133MHz with 32mb memory
    Although i'm not actually running Xfree86 on that box, so im not 100% sure if it's be possible to do so or not.
     
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    are there anyplaces to get drivers for network cards? i need drivers for the d-link dwl-520+. i heard that dlink wont get drivers for linux for that card until december. i was just looking for something 3rd party so i can use the internet on my linux machine. thanks.

    Brad
     
  13. renakuajo

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    Xfree86????
     
  14. SPeedY_B

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    Xfree86 is the backend gui, its the basis that desktops such as KDE and Gnome run on (these are probably what you see when you use Linux most of the time).
    Without Xfree86 installed or in-use you just have the command line interface. Obviously using X uses more resources than just the command line as it has to display a GUI etc.
     
  15. renakuajo

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    ok i see, will like to know if i can run it on a pII-200mhz cause my sister in law has one pc and she is using w98 and the damn puter frezz like hell etc and will like to reforfat and use something new and better
     
  16. SPeedY_B

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    apparently not, i wouldn't have thought you'd need 128mb to run X, but thats straight from the horses mouth (redhat.com) you can always try using an older version of RedHat
     
  17. renakuajo

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    thxz SPeedY_B
     
  18. renakuajo

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    ok guys one more thing:

    I got this HD that i can put in my machine so i can install redhat alone. My question is:

    where i have to put the drive? IDE 0 or IDE 1??

    Currently i have on IDE 0 a maxtor 23gb set as master and in IDE 1 i have the cdrom. Do i have to put it as slave of the maxtor or i need it to take out the cd rom and put the de hd in the cdrom channel?
     
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    You can put it anywhere you want. I would suggest leaving existing components as they are and adding the new HDD as a primary slave.
     
  20. SPeedY_B

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    The man speaks wisely! :)
    Add it as a secondary/slave drive and all should be fine.