Everyone needs something to get started. For Linux newbies, it is overwhelming because there are so many articles and blogs that talk about Linux, this one included. There are two guides on MakeUseOf that caught my eye. The MakeUseOf guide with the title “A Newbie’s Initiation to Linux” and the TLDP guide to Linux.
Straightforward, no non-sense and not intimidating
he MakeUseOf guide covers different topics and it also tackles the different desktop environments that are commonly used like KDE, GNOME and XFCE. It gives screenshots to introduce the look and feel these desktop environments have. There …read more
Today let’s look at the following:
Upgrading to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty
Quake Live to Support Linux
Not all newbies know what vi is. vi happens to be a text editor in Linux and it’s available on the command line. This editor has modes and it could be quite confusing to those who are just starting out. But there are practical reasons for learning vi such as going mouse-less, editing files on a remote Linux machine, and chances are you need to know how to use vi and this will be tested when you take exams for …read more
Every one of us would need to learn something about Linux and we all go through that ‘newbie’ phase. Here are some sites and blogs that Linux newbies could take a look at and learn from. Using Linux does not need to be so lonely, after all.
The Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide – This website’s blog has various links to articles and guides for Linux users especially newbies. But you could also go straight to their guide for Linux newbies. It even has sections to let you understand what GNOME and KDE are. You …read more
If you’ve been wondering how to install applications without having internet access, I came across the tutorial that shows you how. But I think that you might need to ask someone to help you out while following the instructions. Some of it could be confusing because you need to use two machines to perform the task. So in this case maybe you’ve got three machines in the house and for some reason or another only one of them can connect to the internet.
Things to remember:
APT repositories have packages that have information about the packages and the repositories. …read more
Timelady gave me a lovely link for all you Asus EEE users out there. It’s a guide on configuring WPA on Xandros.
What does it involve?
Removing the WPA supplicant installed by default.
Installing WPA supplicant from the Debian repositories.
Installing MadWifi drivers.
Creating a new network configuration.
Making sure that you fix the network monitor icon.
The steps are all there and you just need to follow them one by one.
Hope that helps you with your wifi needs! All thanks to the people of the EEE User wiki and Timelady.