Linux information for beginners and advanced users
Copyright © 1997-2002 Erik Forsberg
Hi and welcome to my page about Linux - most of it from the beginners point of view, but with some more or less advanced tips too. I try to update this page often,, but since I'm quite a busy person, sometimes it may take a month or two. Please sign my Guestbook and tell me what you think about this page if you're visiting the HTML version. Or, send me a mail, by clicking here
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If you've been here before, you will notice the layout has changed. I'm now using the DocBook DTD instead of the linuxdoc DTD. I hope you like the new style, it's smaller pages so hopefully it's faster for modem users.
Thanks to a cool guy in China there's now a chinese version of this document available here.
Since the most frequently asked question I get in mail regarding this page is "Where can I download a printable copy of this document?" I decided I should add a more easily located place. Here it is.
Version: $Id: index2.sgml,v 184.108.40.206 2004/09/19 12:25:14 forsberg Exp $ Last change of any part of the document: mån sep 20 20:09
- Table of Contents
- 1. About Erik Forsberg, and the document
- 2. Some general words about Linux, mostly for new users.
- Some words about Linux..
- Is there any software for Linux ?
- Some words about partitions, Linux way of accessing (E)IDE disks, Linux way of using partitions and some other talk..
- Some other commands for the beginner
- More talk about commands and programs
- Dealing with user rights in the filesystem.
- Booting Linux with LILO
- Virtual Terminals - VT's
- Environment variables
- Shell scripts
- Linux configuration
- The system init files (or, "Where is the autoexec.bat file ?")
- BASH's init files
- Customizing your prompt.
- Using your mouse - gpm
- Daemons ?
- There are so many directories, I don't understand the file structure !
- Setting up a PPP connection to your ISP
- Doing things periodically - Using CRON
- Accessing a computer in a secure way - SSH
- 3. Some other Linux information, perhaps not for the new user
- Modules, who are they, and how do they work ?
- A script to turn off the 'beep'
- Using your printer in an intelligent way
- Slow loading X or X clients (netscape or similar) ?
- BackSpace not working in X ?
- No colours in your file listings ?
- How to find a program for a specific purpose ?
- Date and time in Emacs status bar
- Changing your caps lock into Ctrl in X
- 4. Some links to other information sources
- 5. Compiling your kernel
- 6. Thanks to..
|About Erik Forsberg, and the document|