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Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition by Keir Thomas

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CHAPTER 8Getting Everything Up and Running

Like all modern Linux distributions, SUSE Linux is largely automated when it comes to setting up key hardware and software components. Key systems will work straight "out of the box," and most hardware will be automatically configured. However, you might need to tweak a few settings to make everything work correctly, and that's what this chapter is all about. You'll learn about hardware configuration, as well as a couple of vital software setups, including e-mail client configuration. By the end of this chapter, your system should be up and running efficiently, and ready for typical day-to-day tasks.

Before you start configuring hardware, you should understand a few fundamental facts about how SUSE ...

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