The SUSE Linux 10 system configuration is controlled by SUSE-specific control files that the system application SuSEconfig uses to write application-specific configuration files. This enables the user to configure services and server processes without having to understand application-specific configuration files. When all packages have been installed, SuSEconfig picks up the default configuration files installed by SUSE and writes out specific application configurations.
SuSEconfig is a core element of the SUSE system and allows YaST to maintain configuration files for services it can control. Any time you make changes to a service using YaST, SuSEconfig will be called to commit those changes.
Running your SUSE Linux 10 installation
Step 1: Configuring your root password
Step 2: Configuring your network access
Step 3: Setting up your host and DNS addresses
Step 4: Configuring the default gateway
Step 5: Testing your connection and online updates
Step 6: Configuring your modem
Step 7: ISDN and ADSL connections
Step 8: Adding a new user
Step 9: SuSEconfig
Step 10: Reviewing the release notes
Step 11: Configuring your hardware
Step 12: Graphics and sound card configuration
The above tip is excerpted from from Chapter 1, "Installing SUSE 10" our original excerpt of The SUSE Linux 10 Bible by Justin Davies, courtesy of Wiley Publishing. This chapter explains how to successfully install SUSE 10 on your box. Find it helpful? Buy it on Amazon.