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Old 25th June 2007, 04:45 AM
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Lightbulb UNOFFICIAL Beginner's Fedora Linux Questions for New Fedora Hats (NFHs)

Please Note: So far (after months have gone by) I have received _ZERO_ suggestions of improvements, such as providing quality sources of information. The progress of this section is completely dependent on the contribution of the communtiy. Currently, we will progress at the rate of 0% per second.

We'll still update the LLM (Linux Learning Map) at least twice a year (one for each release) if something new comes about.

Mission
To locate, retrieve, organize, assess, determine & disseminate Linux-related knowledge & resources on the web.

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The Linux Learning Map

*Only high-quality, top-notch materials will be presented in this learning map. It's not meant to be linear, but the media constricts me to it.

If you run into basic hardware issues, check http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HardwareProblems

http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/...les/f7/f7.html
Can you find a more excellent, professionally done, and almost perfect F7 guide? We dare you.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/ch01.html
Most recent version. Wow, and it's understandable. What talent!

In the meantime,
Shortcuts to know
Basic: http://linuxreviews.org/beginner/shortcuts/
For the Shell
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/0...shortcuts.html

What is Linux??
http://www.linux.org/info/
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question246.htm
Don't worry. 99% of the world don't know what Linux is either. {sourced}

http://linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php
Not dated, though it's copyrighted 2000-07, so I'm assuming it's up-to-date, and accurate. I'm not an expert in the area so perhaps someone could care to provide an assessment of the site.

Shortcuts to know
Advance:http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml

Break Time!
http://david.weekly.org/writings/revolt.php3
I thought this was cute. Back in 1999 at Stanford.

Shortcuts for the desktop environment
http://www.dclug.org.uk/linux_doc/kde.html
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/2289.html

Side Task
http://www.linux.com/articles/114107
Brief introduction to services, runlevels, and rc.d scripts.
http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/f7-tips.php#oddsnends
Lovely tools.

KDE Workshop!
http://docs.kde.org/development/en/k...art/index.html
http://docs.kde.org/development/en/k...ide/index.html
http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase/faq/index.html
http://docs.kde.org/index.php?language=en&branch=stable
For those using the KDE environment, though I hear the developers are making a major reinvention of the environment for KDE 4.0. The materials may not be as useful if they aren't updated.

http://www.cltb.net/en/toc.html
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/
http://www.linux.org/lessons/

Break Time
http://tldp.org/docs.html#howtos


Break Time!
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/

Bonus Stage!
Learn about Yum
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=74554
....



Master level: Sorry, but destination does not end here.

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Hi! Welcome to GNU/Linux! Prepared for Inexperienced Babies (IBs), like us, who will through time & learning, graduate with a new fedora hat. Much like a guide to the abundance of resources -- that might otherwise be difficult for newcomers to locate in the massive, unorganized knowledgebook of the web -- this section aims to present high-quality, top-notch Linux-related materials in the format of a learning map to make it easier to bridge the empty divide between unawareness and familiarity.

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Others: Crap will be Aggressively Purged of in Time

More links of links of links!! Go exploring!
http://linuxcommand.org/who_what_where_why.php
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=119751
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=148
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=97055
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=151105

References & things to look through:
http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ
http://www.fedorafaq.org/

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Hi, you seem new! Perhaps you should visit http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/...les/f7/f7.html for more.

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Old 25th June 2007, 07:08 AM
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Nothing below this point is part of the Linux Learning Map

To start things off, I'll ask (since I've yet to find an answer):

How do you check how much free space is left on your hard drive in the KDE environment?

On windows, it was easy: start -> click my computer -> right-click on the C:/ drive or whatever the drive is labeled -> properties -> etc.

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Old 25th June 2007, 07:15 AM
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Open a terminal and use command "df -h", or use K Menu -> System -> More Applications -> KDiskFree

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Old 25th June 2007, 01:58 PM
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Okay, let's give a few links here to some "how-to's" (For Fedora7) that might also answer questions:
http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_fedora7
ttp://www.johnson.homelinux.net/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f7.html
http://www.diffingo.com/blog/content/section/3/36/
http://fedorasolved.org/
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=158740

Folks, keep in mind that these how-to's are written by individuals and may not work for everyone in every situation. Also keep in mind that there are three main 3rd. party repositories for Fedora: Livna, the RPMForge group and ATrpms. There can be package version conflicts and system failures if all three are routinely used together. It's generally okay to download individual packages from repositories, but for general updates, keep only ONE of the three 'enabled'.

I'm sure I've missed some good tutorials here and that soon (hopefully) the FedoraFAQ link at the top of the page will be updated for Fedora7. So, if you know of a good one, please post that link. Also, to make this thread a bit easier to find, I've made it 'sticky' for now and we'll see how it develops.
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Old 25th June 2007, 07:50 PM
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Another day, another question.

NFAs: The time at the bottom-right hand corner is in military time/army time (24-hour clock). We wished to change it to the 12-hour clock, but are unable to locate an option to do so. Is it possible?

Answer at post #7
pH MM:SS:AMPM is a strange way of labeling it..

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Old 25th June 2007, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bob
Okay, let's give a few links here to some "how-to's" (For Fedora7) that might also answer questions:
http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_fedora7
ttp://www.johnson.homelinux.net/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f7.html
http://www.diffingo.com/blog/content/section/3/36/
http://fedorasolved.org/
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/...d.php?t=158740

Folks, keep in mind that these how-to's are written by individuals and may not work for everyone in every situation. Also keep in mind that there are three main 3rd. party repositories for Fedora: Livna, the RPMForge group and ATrpms. There can be package version conflicts and system failures if all three are routinely used together. It's generally okay to download individual packages from repositories, but for general updates, keep only ONE of the three 'enabled'.

I'm sure I've missed some good tutorials here and that soon (hopefully) the FedoraFAQ link at the top of the page will be updated for Fedora7. So, if you know of a good one, please post that link. Also, to make this thread a bit easier to find, I've made it 'sticky' for now and we'll see how it develops.
Can I just point out whilst using FC5 I used the RPM Forge as my main 3rd party repo and Livna just for Nvidia updates (I kept it disabled until it was needed) I found out that the "Dries" repo conflicted with the others in RPM Forge bundle and a lot of time updates were a pain to do. So this time I decided only to use Livna in F7 .
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Old 25th June 2007, 08:14 PM
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Another day, another question.

NFAs: The time at the bottom-right hand corner is in military time/army time (24-hour clock). We wished to change it to the 12-hour clock, but are unable to locate an option to do so. Is it possible?
RH click on clock - date & time format click on time and dates go to time format, click on arrow and choose pH MM:SS:AMPM
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Old 26th June 2007, 06:29 PM
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UNOFFICIAL Beginner's Fedora Linux Learning Map (LLM) for Inexperienced Babies (IBs)

The "UNOFFICIAL Beginner's Fedora Linux Learning Map (LLM) for New Fedora Hats (NFHs)," which is in the embryonic stage of development. Feel free to make suggestions of improvements, such as providing quality sources of information.

Feel free to ask questions.

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Old 3rd August 2007, 05:31 PM
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I have downloaded drivers for the Encore electronics IEEE 802.11g pci adapter (for Linux)
how do I get it from the cd to my linux computer the file is ENLWI-G2_ENPWI-G2_LINUX_DRIVER.tar.gz so far I can't find what I need to do. thanks in advance!!
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Old 22nd August 2007, 07:31 AM
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at the command line type: free

and that's it?

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Old 22nd August 2007, 04:11 PM
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Fedora Moonshine

what date or ver. fedora 7 Moonshine iso dvd do i down load and what mirror do i get it from? Thanks
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Old 22nd August 2007, 06:35 PM
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Here's a list of mirrors: http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/7/ You'll want the "7" version, not the 7.90 since that's the 'testing' version. Choose a mirror that's close to you and click on the 'releases' and the '7' and "Fedora" and then make a choice depending on your system. (You can use the i386 even if you have a 64 bit processor, by the way.) Finally, choose "ISO" and start your download.
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Old 11th September 2007, 09:54 PM
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hello fedora hats i am a blind user on windows but i've heard so much about linux can anyone point me in the right direction what is the best linux for a blind user to use because i would love to use an os that doesn't bugger up so much as windows thanks in advance
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Old 11th September 2007, 10:15 PM
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hello fedora hats i am a blind user on windows but i've heard so much about linux can anyone point me in the right direction what is the best linux for a blind user to use because i would love to use an os that doesn't bugger up so much as windows thanks in advance
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Not that you couldn't easily start with Fedora, but the consensus seems to be that Ubuntu is a good starting point, much friendlier.

OpenSUSE is also very friendly and the closest thing to Windows, which IMHO is not a good thing but you might like it.

If you're not against reading and learning new things or ways of doing things I would say go for Fedora just make sure you start off by reading the info on the Fedora site and the unofficial FAQ

http://www.fedorafaq.org/

and this is also a good site

http://www.mjmwired.net/

You'll find install guides and loads of good info on the right side.
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Old 21st September 2007, 06:23 AM
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Hi, I have a suggestion for the Linux Learning map documents. A HOWTO article on what files to back up for an individual user.

Here's the scenario; dad has been using FC6 for a while and has decided to prepare for an upgrade to Fedora 7. Burns the DVD after running the SHA1 command and tests the DVD to ensure he can boot from that DVD.
Dad then gets pulled away from his computer by mom and leaves the computer running without rebooting and removing the DVD. 10 year old child knows dad was planning on upgrading to Fedora 7 and sees the install screen, chooses upgrade existing (thank god) and hits next until upgrade is complete while dad is doing his "honey dos". Dad returns to computer to find he is now on Fedora 7 *sigh*.
10 year old child is happy that she helped dad, dad is sad because he wanted to do a clean install and now can't do so without wiping all the files he did want without doing a backup of those files and isn't knowledgeable enough of the file system to confidently do so and be sure he has all the files he wants. Dad just wants to get his Browser settings, Bookmarks and Email and settings without losing anything in his favorite browser and email program.

The How To I propose should have these answers.
Where the browser saves the following:
1) Bookmarked pages
2) cached passwords
3) browser extensions
I realize that backing up the entire .mozilla is probably the right answer but does it get all that is listed above?

It should also include what files are needed for an individual user to save his email and settings.
Does the individual need more than /username/mail, /username/.evolution, /var/spool/mail/username to get all their e-mail folders, email server settings (pop.myemail.myisp.com & smtp.myemail.myisp.com & passwords) ? Does /username/home/.spamassain do any good to back up?
Will backing up those files also save their message rules (if sender = joe_smoe@js.com move to folder Joe Smoe)? If not then what do they need to add?

Would the user need to backup these files if almost no changes from the defaults installed? .bash_profile and .gconf ?

Where can someone find a copy of the repositories listed in /etc/yum.repos.d if that gets screwed up and he needs to remake that directory? (See this post http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...346#post863346) And what files should be in /etc/yum.repos.d so he can tell if it is screwed up.
Thanks for reading this and if anyone has the answers to these questions please post them, I am the guy in the scenario
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