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Re: [TCLUG:6463] Different users, NIC

On Sat, 12 Jun 1999, Hairie wrote:

> Do one of ur guys here know how to make another account in RH6.0
> ......actually i got already root account & i want to make another account
> to access certain files ???

The "old fashioned" way is with a command called adduser. Type 'man
adduser' at the command line and it will give you the help screen for it.
Since it sounds like you're running gnome, try running linuxconf. It's a
handy xwindows program that lets you do lots of stuff (like adding a user)
with a GUI interface.

> I'm install RH6.0 in network topology token ring & the network card we're
> using is Olicom Token Ring PCI adapter. Do you guys know how to install
> driver for this network card??

Hmmm...sorry I can't help there. Perhaps someone else can.

> Default interface for this RH6.0 is GNOME, can I change it to other
> interface like KDE. If I'm using KDE, can I just shutdown it without log in
> to GNOME first??

One of the things I like about RH6 is that you can install it such that it
goes to runlevel 5 (xwindows) immediately after booting. Also, KDE is
available as an installation option. If you happen to have installed KDE
when you installed RH, and also picked the option to boot into xwindows,
you can click on the "options" button where you login and select KDE
instead of Gnome. If you didn't install KDE, you can easily install the
packages off the CDROM by typing 'rpm -Uvh kde*' in the directory where
the KDE packages are (/RedHat/RPMS ???). I'm not sure what is involved in
adding KDE to the login options if you boot into runlevel 5 (configuring
xdm is something I never got the hang of). If you're booting into the
normal command line and using "startx" to start xwindows, you can put the
path to 'startkde' in your ~/.xinitrc file, which will load KDE when you
run 'startx'. On my older system, the path is /opt/kde/bin/startkde, but
it might also be located somewhere in /usr or /usr/local on your system
(after you install kde, of course!). 

> I'm always have to mount the CDROM, is there any way that I can permanently
> mounted the CDROM when log in  to RH system?? Also I've got problem here is
> after I mounted the CDROM, I can see what kind of file inside CD but I
> cannot change to the other CD because seem my CDROM doesn't want to eject
> after I mounted it?? I'm using : mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom

There are a couple of options to mount CDROMS. KDE (and gnome, I think?)
have icons that will automatically try to mount your CDROM when you click
on them. In KDE, right-clicking on the icon will give you the option to
unmount it. There is also a package called "automount" that will do this
automatically, but I've never used it. Your second question sounds like
you aren't unmounting the CDROM before trying to eject it. You have to say
'umount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom' to tell Linux to release the drive. Then you
should be able to eject it.

Hope that helps! Welcome to the community!