I am a linux newbie. I have been using Sam's Teach Yourself Linux in 24
Hours to learn about Linux. I am using RH 5.1. I have few problems.
1. Using Linuxconf from Xwindows. On exit form Linuxconf I get a message
"State of the system is out of sync." On choosing to activate changes I
can view log saying ""No APM support in kernel."
2. I can start a ppp connection in X through Control Panel but can not
set one up outside of X. I prefer to do this as Lynx displays better
outside of X. After setting up /etc/ppp/ppp-on I entered /etc/ppp/ppp-on
but nothing happened except for the DTR light on the modem flashed on and
off. I tried entering pppd file /etc/ppp/ppp-on but got a message saying
"TELEPHONE=84600133"( part of ppp-on script) is an invalid command.
3. Fetchmail. On entering "fetchmail -p POP3 wantree.com.au" I receive a
message that IMAP is not not supported even I specify POP3. I can see how
much mail I have but can not retrieve it.
4. Tin. According to Sam's book I entered the names of some news groups
in /home/.newsrc. I entered tin -nqr and could see connection being made.
I received a message that /usr/lib/news/active had no news groups. I
added the news groups to this file and retried the command. Same answer.
5. response from an Echo command is a blank line. Even echo $path > file1
show an empty file.
6. When accessing kernel daemon config from control panel I get a
message "boot/module-info-2.0.34 missing. Cant do without this."
7. Profile. Changes I madee to PSI line in /etc/profile only last for the
8. additions to aliases in .bashrc only last for the current session.
Any assistance or pointers to info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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