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homehouse4
Dear Linux hunters pls clearify about followings

1)I want to know about RedhatLinux9.0's Files extensions and meanings
2)How to create .rpm file
3)How to change from gNome to KDE
4)I want to know about what is kernal and it's versions meaning
5)How to findout the font path and how to install fonts

Thanks
hughesjr
[quote]1)I want to know about RedhatLinux9.0's Files extensions and meanings[/quote]
Most things are similar to windows ... .pdf, .doc, .txt, .html, etc.

Some linux specific things are .rpm is an RedHat Package Mangement file ... one that can install a package to the system.
[quote]How to create .rpm file[/quote]
You can make rpms by building them from SRPMS ... here is a tutorial I did on building SRPMS on a RHEL clone:
http://www.hughesjr.com/content/view/16/2/Site_News

You can make SRPMS from source ... by creating a spec file ... see this link:
http://www.clarkconnect.org/developer/rpmhowto.php

[quote]3)How to change from gNome to KDE[/quote]
When you get to the GUI login screen (if you boot to GUI), there is a Session selection ... you can pick KDE there.

[quote]4)I want to know about what is kernal and it's versions meaning[/quote]
The kernel is the part of the Linux system that loads first ... it sets up the system and installs the drivers that the other programs use to interact with the PCs hardware ... newer kernel versions have security updates and interact with more hardware ... newer versions of the kernel are also usually more efficient ... the main kerenels in use tosy are either 2.4.x or 2.6.x kernels ... to see as much info as you are willing to read about the Linux Kernel, see this:

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/tlk/tlk.html
http://www.faqs.org/docs/kernel_2_4/lki.html

A couple other sites:
http://www.linuxhq.com/about/latest.html
http://www.kernel.org/
http://www.kerneltrap.org/

[quote]5)How to findout the font path and how to install fonts[/quote]

I normally install fonts into /usr/share/fonts ... see this link:
http://www.linuxhelp.ca/forums/index.php?a...3398#entry12080
Hemant
I will just take a quick shot on how to install fonts..
There are two methods of installing fonts..one is concerned with xfs font server the other method is really simple..

For example..copy your font file to ~/.fonts director(where ~ stands for your home director) and issue following command:
CODE
$fc-cache .fonts


that's it..your fonts are installed.
For more details..check out release notes of your version of Redhat.
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