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By TobeJ ·
Hi there,

I haven't used Linux that much, so some of these questions might be kind of dum_.
I am using Slackware 7.0. I have Apache installed and X-windows working. But there are a few things that I would like to know before I do any more.

#1 When I log into the the Linux pc, a message comes up You have mail. Where is this mail? and how do I read it?

#2 On the startup of the pc, where are the files called form to start say samba / webmin / apache etc...... Kind of like a Autoexec for dos?

Thanks for your help, I will be back with more dum_ questions in the future

JT

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by grumbler In reply to Read Mail / Startup confi ...

#1 - This is probably system mail, that is sent after some automated process finhished. It is located in /var/spool/mail/login (where login is the login youre using). For reading it you will need an email client, like pine, elm, etc. If you have KDEinstaled, once youre in X/Window you can try running kmail, or if youre using Netscape Communicator you can use it for reading the mail. As of last resort you can always type the command mail in a terminal (altought this is not very much intuitive)
#2 - You can edit the rc.local script that is runned when Linux boots. On Slackware if i remmember correctly its on /etc, or in /etc/init.d. The other scripts are usualy in one of that directories

Btw, if youre logging in as root, i advise youto create another account and only using root for the things you will need (remember that theres no undelete on Linux)

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by TobeJ In reply to Read Mail / Startup confi ...

Great thanks for the help, I will be back

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