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How do we open linux admin console?

Hi ,
     I would like to know the command or program to open the linux admin console. Like on HPUX we have SAM and on sun solaris we have the "admin" command. Similarly what do we need to do on linux to open the admin console.

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Anand
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David PiniellaCommented:
which version of linux? There is no "standard" linux console among the different distributions (except webmin, which is 3rd party and works on most anything); RedHat has their own GUI and CLI utils, debian (and debian-based) have apt and dpkg for packages and mostly editing text config files for configuration although the different GUIs have their own config consoles (KDEs is good, gnome still needs work, IMO,) SuSE/Novell use YAST, etc.
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David PiniellaCommented:
also see http://www.webmin.com/index.html (webmin -- admin console for servers) and http://www.webmin.com/index6.html (usermin -- a more basic webmin aimed more towards users rather than admins)
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fixnixCommented:
To me, "console" means a CLI shell, so....

xterm (almost certainly installed...but better would be rxvt...smaller mem footprint but prolly not installed) then sudo (if configured, su root if sudo isn't yet configured).
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David PiniellaCommented:
I understood the asker was referring to a GUI admin tool.
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fixnixCommented:
He/she may have....I'm not familiar w/ HPUX's SAM "admin console" so if that's a GUI util then that's certainly what wasmeant.  I've always assosiated "console" w/ CLI but that could just be me.  
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kiranghagCommented:
there was linuxconf in older versions
now you have different utilities to configure each aspect (display/network...) etc...

http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/

type redhat-config and two tabs on a newer linux box (in bash)
it might open a console based or gui based tool
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