Even on a server, it can be useful to configure a sound card. In YaST, you do that on the Sound screen. On this screen, you will normally see the current configuration of the sound card in your server—if a sound card is present (see Figure 3-7). If your sound card is not detected automatically, click the Add button on this screen to configure it manually. This requires access to the right kernel module (driver), which you can select from a list.
To modify the properties of an existing sound card, select the sound card, and click Edit. This displays advanced options for the server's sound card. For example, if a joystick port is present on the sound card, you can set its properties here. Usually, you shouldn't need to use this option often on a server.
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The System menu contains many options you can use to configure system settings on your server. I discuss most of these menu options in other chapters in this book. The following briefly describes each option:
/etc/sysconfig Editor: The /etc/sysconfig editor gives you access to configuration files that are in the directory /etc/sysconfig. As you'll learn in the section "YaST and Its Configuration Files" later in this chapter, many of these files are modified automatically when using different YaST settings. You can modify all these files manually as well. This requires good knowledge of when to use a particular file. If the file is tuned manually, you have two options to do so, either using YaST or using an editor such as vi.
Boot Loader: The Boot Loader option specifies how your server should boot. You'll learn more about this in Chapter 10.
Boot or Rescue Floppy: If a floppy drive is available in your server, you can create boot and rescue floppies to ensure that you will be able to boot your server in the case of problems. Since this functionality is available from the first installation CD or the installation DVD, I won't discuss it here.
Date and Time: Click this option to change the current date, time, and time zone. An easy-to-use interface helps you make these changes as required. Basically, you have three options. First, you can select the region and time zone you are in. Next, you can set the time and date on your server. The last option is an important one; use Hardware Clock Set To to set your server's hardware clock. Most common for servers is to set the hardware clock to UTC, which is related to Greenwich mean time. Setting this time allows your servers to communicate with the same time. Local time is then calculated by taking an offset for local time while also considering daylight saving time. This happens automatically.
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