In This Chapter
Troubleshooting the installation
Configuring the X Window System
Resolving installation problems
Setting up your printers
Managing your DVDs and CD-ROMs
Installing additional software packages
During the installation of Linux, the installer attempts to detect key hardware components, such as the SCSI controller and network card. According to what it detects, the installer takes you through a sequence of installation steps. For example, if the installer can’t detect the network card, it skips the network configuration step. This is okay if you don’t, in fact, have a network card — but if you do have one and the installer mistakenly insists that you don’t, you have an installation problem on your hands.
Another installation problem can occur when you restart the PC and see not the graphical login screen but a text terminal. ...