User Guide

AuthorsJörg Bartsch, Gernot Hillier, Marcel Hilzinger, Johannes Meixner, Matthias Nagorny, Siegfried Olschner, Marcus Schäfer, Jens Daniel Schmidt, Arvin Schnell, Christian Schuszter, Adrian Schröter, Rebecca Walter
EditorsJörg Arndt, Antje Faber, Karl Eichwalder, Berthold Gunreben, Roland Haidl, Jana Jaeger, Edith Parzefall, Inés Pozo, Thomas Rölz, Thomas Schraitle, Rebecca Walter
TranslatorsDaniel Pisano, Tino Tanner
Legal Notice

Table of Contents

1. Changes in the User Guide
2. Typographical Conventions
3. Acknowledgements
I. Configuration
1. The KDE Desktop
1.1. Desktop Components
1.2. Settings
1.3. Konqueror as a File Manager
1.4. Important Utilities
2. The GNOME Desktop
2.1. The Desktop
2.2. Settings
2.3. File Management with Nautilus
2.4. Important Utilities
II. Office Applications
3. The Office Suite
3.1. The Quickstarter
3.2. Getting Help
3.3. Managing the Transition from Microsoft Office
3.4. Changing the Global Settings
3.5. Word Processing with Writer
3.6. Spreadsheets with Calc
3.7. Creating Graphics Using Draw
3.8. Creating Presentations with Impress
4. The KWrite Text Editor
4.1. Starting KWrite
4.2. The File Menu
4.3. The Edit Menu
4.4. The View Menu
4.5. The Bookmarks Menu
4.6. The Tools Menu
4.7. The Settings Menu
4.8. The Help Menu
4.9. Kate
5. Synchronizing a Handheld Computer with KPilot
5.1. How KPilot Works
5.2. Conduits Used by KPilot
5.3. Working with KPilot
6. Scheduling with KOrganizer
6.1. Starting KOrganizer
6.2. Configuring KOrganizer
6.3. Using the Calendar
6.4. Printing
6.5. Address Book
6.6. Help
7. Address Management with KAddressBook
7.1. Starting the Program
7.2. Creating a New Contact
7.3. Creating Address Lists
7.4. Searching Address Data
7.5. Importing and Exporting Address Data
7.6. For More Information
III. Internet
8. The Web Browser Konqueror
8.1. Starting Konqueror and Opening Web Pages
8.2. Saving Web Pages and Graphics
8.3. Enhanced Web Browsing (Internet Keywords)
8.5. Java and JavaScript
8.6. For More Information
9. The Web Browser Galeon
9.1. Optimized for the Web
9.2. Efficient Surfing with Tabs
9.3. Smart Bookmarks
9.4. Settings and Controls
9.5. For More Information
10. The Mozilla Web Browser
10.1. The Initial Browser Window
10.2. Working with Tabs
10.3. Preferences
11. Encryption with KGpg
11.1. Key Management
11.2. The Key Server Dialog
11.3. Text and File Encryption
11.4. For More Information
12. KMail — The KDE Mail Application
12.1. KMail and Kontact
12.2. Mail Formats
12.3. Access Types
12.4. Configuring KMail
12.5. Using KMail
12.6. Creating a New Message
12.7. Message Folders
12.8. Importing Mail
12.9. The Address Book
12.10. Filters
12.11. Encrypting Mail with PGP or GnuPG
12.12. For More Information
13. Evolution: An E-Mail and Calendar Program
13.1. Starting Evolution
13.2. Importing E-Mail from Other Mail Programs
13.3. Evolution Overview
13.4. E-Mail
13.5. Calendar
13.6. Contacts
13.7. Public Address Books in Evolution
13.8. For More Information
14. ISDN Telecommunication
14.1. Configuration
14.2. Usage
IV. Multimedia
15. Sound in Linux
15.1. The ALSA PCM Types
15.2. Mixers
15.3. Players
15.4. Buffering and Latencies
15.5. The JACK Audio Connection Kit
15.6. Hard Disk Recording with Audacity
15.7. Direct Recording and Playback of WAV Files
15.8. Compressing Audio Data
15.9. ALSA and MIDI
15.10. MIDI Playback without a WaveTable Card
15.11. AlsaModularSynth — Synthesizer and Effect Processor
15.12. NoteEdit and MIDI Sequencers
16. TV, Video, Radio, and Webcam
16.1. Watching TV with motv
16.2. Video Text with alevt
16.3. Webcams and motv
16.4. nxtvepg — The TV Magazine for Your PC
16.5. Webcam Operation with gqcam
17. K3b — The KDE Burning Application
17.1. Creating a Data CD
17.2. Burning CDs
17.3. Creating an Audio CD
17.4. Copying a CD
17.5. Writing ISO Images
17.6. For More Information
18. Digital Cameras and Linux
18.1. Connecting to the Camera
18.2. Installating the Programs
18.3. Using Konqueror
18.4. Using gtKam
18.5. Using Digikam
18.6. For More Information
19. Kooka — A Scanning Application
19.1. The Kooka Window
19.2. The Preview
19.3. The Final Scan
19.4. The Menus
19.5. The Gallery
19.6. Optical Character Recognition
20. Manipulating Graphics with The GIMP
20.1. Graphics Formats
20.2. Starting The GIMP
20.3. Getting Started in GIMP
20.4. Saving Images
20.5. Editing Images: Basics
20.6. Editing Images: Advanced Features
20.7. Printing Images
20.8. Configuring GIMP
20.9. For More Information
V. Excursions
21. Working with the Shell
21.1. Introduction to Bash
21.2. Users and Access Permissions
21.3. Important Linux Commands
21.4. The vi Editor
22. Ergonomics in the Workplace
22.1. The Working Environment
22.2. Office Equipment
22.3. Links and Literature
A. Help and Documentation
A.1. Using the SUSE Help Center
A.2. Contents of the SUSE Help Center
A.3. The Search Function of the SUSE Help Center

List of Figures

1.1. The Main Window of KPrinter
1.2. Settings in KPrinter
1.3. The File Manager Konqueror
1.4. The Clipboard Klipper
1.5. Monitoring Print Jobs with KJobViewer
1.6. The Floppy Disk Formatter KFloppy
1.7. Ark: File Archive Preview
1.8. Desktop Sharing with Invitation by E-Mail
1.9. KSnapshot
1.10. Kontact
1.11. Kopete Configuration Panels
1.12. The Main Kopete Application
1.13. Font Administration from the Control Center
2.1. Nautilus Standard Window
2.2. GNOME Dictionary
3.1. The Quickstarter
3.2. The Options Dialog
3.3. The AutoPilot
3.4. The Navigator in Writer
3.5. The Stylist for Writer
3.6. Inserting a Table Using the Toolbar
3.7. The Cell Attributes Dialog
3.8. A Spreadsheet Example for Calc
3.9. Expanded Example Spreadsheet
3.10. A Chart in Calc
3.11. Inserting Slides in Impress
4.1. The KWrite Text Editor
5.1. Configuration Dialog with the Available Conduits
5.2. KPilot Configuration
5.3. Dialog Showing the Path to a KOrganizer Calendar File
5.4. The Main Window of KPilot
6.1. The Main Window of KOrganizer
6.2. Configuring KOrganizer
6.3. Scheduling with KOrganizer
6.4. Entering Attendee Details
7.1. KAddressBook Main Window
7.2. Entering New Contact Information
7.3. Editing Distribution Lists
8.1. The Browser Window of Konqueror
9.1. The Main Window in Galeon
10.1. The Initial Browser Window
10.2. Preferences
11.1. KGpg: Creating a Key
11.2. KGpg: The Key Manager
11.3. Search Screen for Importing a Key
11.4. Hits and Import
11.5. Exporting a Key to a Key Server
12.1. Main Window of KMail after Start-Up
12.2. Composing a Message
12.3. Creating New Folders
13.1. The Evolution Window with Shortcuts and Summary
13.2. Setting up a Filter
14.1. YaST Module for the Configuration of the Fax Function
14.2. Fax Functionality: User Preferences
14.3. YaST Module for Configuring the Answering Machine
14.4. Answering Machine: User Preferences
14.5. Configuring CapiSuite in KDEPrintFax
15.1. The Mixer gamix
15.2. The Mixer QAmix
15.3. Monitor and Digital Mixer of envy24control
15.4. The amaroK Media Player
15.5. XMMS with Equalizer, OpenGL Spectrum Analyzer, and Infinity Plug-Ins
15.6. The kscd User Interface
15.7. QJackConnect — a Patchbay for Jack
15.8. Spectral View of the Audio Data
15.9. The Spectrum
15.10. QARecord — A Simple Hard Disk Recording Application
15.11. vkeybd — Virtual MIDI Keyboard
15.12. Connecting MIDI Ports and Status Display with kaconnect
15.13. Configuring Split Zones with QMidiRoute
15.14. The AlsaModularSynth Main Panel
15.15. The Ladspa Browser
15.16. MIDI Controllers and Module Parameters in the Control Center
15.17. The Composition Editor NoteEdit
16.1. The TV Application motv
16.2. The Electronic TV Magazine nxtvepg
17.1. Creating a New Data CD
17.2. Burning CDs with K3b
17.3. Copying a CD
18.1. The Main Window of gtKam
18.2. Saving Images
19.1. The Kooka Main Window
19.2. The Kooka Preview Window
19.3. The Kooka Scanning Parameters
19.4. The Kooka Gallery
19.5. OCR with Kooka (Optical Character Recognition)
20.1. The Main Window
20.2. The Basic Color Selector Dialog
20.3. The Print Dialog
21.1. Excerpt from a Standard Directory Tree
A.1. The Main Window of the SUSE Help Center
A.2. Configuring the Search Function
A.3. Generating a Search Index

List of Tables

3.1. The Application Modules
14.1. Commands for Message Playback
21.1. Simple Commands of the vi Editor
21.2. Complex Commands of the vi Editor

List of Examples

15.1. MIDI Devices of a Soundblaster Live! Card
15.2. timidity.cfg
15.3. timidity.cfg of eawpats12_full.rar
21.1. Sample Output Showing File Permissions
21.2. Sample Output Showing Directory Permissions
B.1. Sample Line in /etc/fstab for an Additional Partition