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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Chapter 4

Mandrake control center

Mandrake Control Center is the main configuration tool for your Mandrake Linux. It enables you, the system administrator, to configure many aspects of your system. This control center greatly simplifies system administration, notably by avoiding the use of the command line. However the control center is limited at certain points, many things are still required to do be done manually or with other utilities such as Linuxconf.

The Mandrake control center can be run under text mode and graphical mode known as DrakConf or mcc.

[user1@server2 user1]$mcc
[user1@server2 user1]$drakconf

In chapter 2, we learned how to get to the control center.

In this chapter we will discus a little more in depth about the most common task in the control center.

Mandrake Control Center
Fig 4.1

The main menu on the left is the main access point to the configurations.
As an example, I clicked on the boot icon and the executable wizards appear to the right.

In chapter 2 & chapter 3 we already discussed some of these tools, for that reason I may not go over it again.