Networking Chapter 11 Homework Panel project 1111 in This Project Students Learn How Add Program

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Book Title
Guide to UNIX Using Linux 4th Edition
Michael Palmer
Guide to UNIX Using Linux Fourth Edition
Chapter 11 Solutions
Answers to the Chapter 11 Review Questions
1. Your department is developing its own set of marketing applications. In a meeting a member of
the department asks whether a menu can be set up in the GNOME desktop for easy access to the
new applications. What is your response?
2. Once in a while after your system has been improperly shut down, such as during a power outage,
it reboots into the command line. After you log in, what command can you use to start X Window
and your desktop?
3. You want to delete several old files in your home directory. Which of the following is a good tool
to use for this purpose in GNOME?
4. Which of the following is a good tool to use for finding and deleting files in KDE?
5. Which of the following are Window Managers that can be used with X Window? (Choose all that
6. A new inventory specialist in your company inherited a computer that has KDE installed, but the
operating system boots into the command line instead of starting KDE automatically. What can
the inventory specialist do to have her computer to go into KDE automatically at startup?
7. Which of the following would you find in the Kicker in KDE by default? (Choose all that apply.)
8. The colleague at the desk next to you has the habit of turning the power off on his computer at the
end of the day by turning off the power stripeven though he has windows still open on his
computer’s desktop. Which of the following is a better way to shut down the computer?
9. Sometimes when you walk away from your desk and come back you find your work associate
from a nearby cubicle using the Internet on your computer, because he says your connection is
faster. How can you best protect your computer from this type of intrusion?
10. In which locations can you have a Panel in GNOME? (Choose all that apply.)
11. You currently have four open windows in KDE and are out of space on your desktop. Because you
are feverishly working on a project, you need to leave all four windows open and start three new
windows to access other data and programs. What can you do to make your work easier?
12. When you have the default GNOME desktop set up, how can you quickly access the contents of
your home directory?
13. You want to use a more lively desktop background than the one installed by default via KDE.
How can you set up a new desktop background?
14. Which of the following are options available from the Windows Menu button in a GNOME
window? (Choose all that apply.)
15. Another name for the X Window system is ____________.
16. When you run X Window over the network for the purpose of running applications on a remote
computer, you use which of the following essential elements? (Choose all that apply.)
17. Your new colleague is tuning the performance of her computer and is planning to set the runlevel
to 6 to speed it up. What is your advice?
18. A new user in your organization is just starting to use Linux with the GNOME desktop. She has
opened a window, but is unsure of how to close it. What should she do?
19. Which of the following enables you to access a Web page from KDE?
20. A Window Manager does which of the following? (Choose all that apply.)
21. Which of the following would you find in the title bar of a window in GNOME? (Choose all that
22. What is open source software?
23. What version of X Window has been ported to PC-based UNIX and Linux computers?
24. What is the purpose of an applet?
25. Name a file manager in either GNOME or KDE and suggest five things you can accomplish with
Hands-On Projects Tips and Solutions for Chapter 11
Project 11-1
In this project, students view the /etc/inittab file to determine the value set up for initialization. If they
see the line id:5:initdefault:, this means X Window will start when the system boots. Students should
also note the various run levels that can be set as per the documentation in the file:
0 halt (Do NOT set the initdefault to this)
1 Single user mode
Project 11-2
For this project students work with an open window in GNOME. In the first set of steps, they practice
resizing a window. Next, students practice moving and then placing the window on top. In the third set
of steps, they practice opening a pop-up Help menu. Finally, students practice minimizing,
maximizing, and closing a window.
Project 11-3
In this project, students practice accessing and using workspaces in the GNOME desktop.
Project 11-4
For this project, students examine the offerings in the GNOME Applications menu.
Project 11-5
In this project, students use Nautilus File Browser to create a new directory and they use Nautilus to
maneuver through directories.
Project 11-6
In this project, students change the wallpaper on the desktop by selecting a picture from one of those
provided on their systems.
Project 11-9
In this project, students configure a screen saver and set it to lock their desktop while they are away
from their computer.
Project 11-10
For this project, students learn how to change the placement of icons in the Panel.
Project 11-11
In this project, students learn how to add a program icon to the Panel and then how to remove it.
Project 11-12
For this project, students use the Launcher to place an icon in the Panel from which to run the
phoneadd script.
Project 11-13
In this project, students add a menu to the Panel.
Project 11-14
For this project, students learn to properly log out of or shut down the system.
Project 11-15
In this project, students take a quick survey of the contents of the K Menu and they use an icon on the
desktop in KDE.
Project 11-16
Discovery Exercises
1. If you have the GNOME desktop, open the Applications or Computer menu and find at least five
menus or programs that you can start. If you are using KDE, open K Menu and record five menus
or programs that you can start.
2. In your system, right-click the desktop and record the options on the menu that you see.
3. Use two ways to open your home directory.
4. Right-click the Panel or Kicker and view its properties. How can you set the Panel or Kicker to
automatically hide when not in use?
5. How can you empty the Trash in GNOME or KDE?
6. Determine what spreadsheet programs are installed on your system.
7. Add a new Panel or Kicker to your desktop and then delete it.
8. How can you remove an icon on a Panel or the Kicker?
9. Determine how to move an icon on a Panel or the Kicker..
10. Determine where you can start a Samba-based application to enable you to view Windows
computers on your local network.
11. Create two applets in the Panel or in the Kickeran applet to enable you to log out of your current
session and an applet to enable you to run a command-line command.
12. Open the Emacs editor into a window on the desktop without using a terminal window to start it.

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