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Why isn't .bash_profile being loaded when I log in as a user?

Is the users' shell set to bash? If it isn't, .bash_profile will not be loaded or checked. Does the user own the file and have sufficient privileges to open it? If not, the file will not be used and bash will read in the default /etc/profile instead.

How do I change the login screen, such that no changes occur when the system is rebooted?

In order to make ensure that /etc/issue contains what you want even after a system reboot, you will need to alter the lines in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file below the statement "This will overwrite /etc/issue at every boot. So, make any changes you want to make to /etc/issue here or you will lose them when you reboot." Or you can edit /etc/issue, and disable the lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.local that overwrite /etc/issue.

Is there a true Windows 95 / 98 Emulator for linux?

If you don't want to buy anything, the closer you can get would be WINE. Otherwise, you could try VMWare.

How do I get color when doing an ls?

Try using 'ls --color=always' without the quotes. If that works, add an alias in your shell's initialization file 'alias ls = "ls --color=always"'.

How can I ftp multiple files using the ftp command?

To upload multiple files, you have to do them one at a time, as anything after the first filename will change what the first filename is uploaded as. To download multiple files, you can do a get *, or if you using ncftp, you can download entire directories by doing get -R <dirname>.

How can trick the Redhat 5.2 install into reading the supplemental disk?

The easiest way would be to try to find an old hard drive (big enough for the files from the CD) and installing that way...provided that the system has a second IDE hookup.

How do I set up a web server such that I can use http://www.yyy.com, instead of http://vvv.yyy.com?

First, yyy.com has to be a registered domain name. Second, www.yyy.com must be in dns aliased to vvv.yyy.com. Once that is completed, you will be able to access the webserver by using http://www.yyy.com, instead of http://vvv.yyy.com.

How do I adjust the password rules on Redhat?

The easiest way to do so is to open linuxconf, and navigate to Config > Users accounts > Policies > Password & account policies. It won't give you much control, but it's easier than some of the other methods.

How do I get contact information when I have an IP?

Try running 'fwhois IPNUMBER@<whois.server>' (without the quotes) from the command line.

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