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  1. I selected the desktop or workstation install while installing Linux in Hour 2, but when I started Linux for the first time, I got a text login prompt instead of the graphical login screen. What's wrong?

  2. Your graphics hardware is not supported or detected properly by Red Hat Linux. Though it is sometimes possible to get initially unsupported display hardware to work, such techniques are beyond the scope of this book. You will still be able to follow the lessons but you should consider investing in an upgrade to supported graphics hardware so that you can use the Red Hat Linux desktop environment.

  3. I can't find my printer in the list of makes and models in the Add New Print Queue dialog. What should I do?

  4. If your printer is a Postscript-compatible printer, you can select Postscript Printer at the top of the list as your printer type. If you know that your printer is fully compatible with another make and model of printer, select the driver for the other make and model. If neither of these suggestions applies to you, your only alternatives are to select Text Only Printer near the top of the list, or to invest in a supported printer. Beware that a text-only printer cannot print documents from Linux desktop applications or from the LaTeX document system discussed in Hour 7, "Working Without the Mouse."

  5. I use America Online as my ISP. Can I run AOL in Red Hat Linux?

  6. Unfortunately, you cannot yet run AOL in Red Hat Linux.

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