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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


Config => Miscellaneous

You don't always have to use these options unless really necessary

Run levels

Miscellaneous Services
Fig. 3.30
  • The run level controls the behavior of the system.
  • During our installation (if you did this correctly) the system by default is now set to level 3 text console.
  • If you want to automatically log in to graphical mode, this is where you change the run level to 5 graphical.

Kernel configuration

This option is very sensitive. I suggest you do not modify this unless you know what you are doing. After each installation the system is already default.

System logs

Here you specify where to store the system logs. Leave as default.


This is the section where you can configure some of your hardware. If you have or need to install any ISA card, this auto detection utility can help you to quickly configure it. In this option you can also configure your modem. Refer to modem installation in chapter 2 if you need assistance.

You may also configure your printer here via lpd. You can configure it now or read the section for printer installation.