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Old 07-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Question Advice on Linux study guides


please i have a bookk that i am using for linux, but my problem is that i need the best study guide for my linux. please what can i do???

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
First, we would need Much more info?

such as,
what distro?
what kinda computer
aand it's specs?
 
Old 07-11-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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A book on Linux? does it have to be recent? I don't know if such thing actually exists since everything develops so rapidly, my best source of info has always been this site. Like linus72 I say: Welcome to LQ! and start shooting your questions.

Tip: try to be a tad more specific in your question, "help me" is quite general...

good luck!
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Question Somebody pls help

Good afternoon to anybody reading this, pls i got advice from this site to install Ubuntu since i am a beginner , but i need someone like a mentor that i can easily contact for solution to my problem, and also if there is a book or video for me to study with....thanks. pls somebody ,reply.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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This entire site, and all its members, are your mentor. Having a personal assistant is not in the spirit of LQ, and isn't why members visit LQ; instead, when you encounter a problem, provide the details of the problem, including and error messages you see, and tell us what hardware or software package is involved in the problem. After doing this, wait patiently for someone who knows where to start helping you solve the issue

This serves the secondary purpose of allowing all other members to read about your problem, and hopefully its solution, so that it may help them or others at some point too.

Welcome to LQ

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Old 09-17-2009, 08:39 AM   #6
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The first thing to do is to follow up on your previous posts. This one is almost a duplicate of your first one from July 11.

I would start with http://tldp.org ... there are are may good free tutorials there. Beyond that, what you need to do is to tell us what version of Linux you are using, and what specific issues you are having.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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...and, if you still want to take this problem further, don't use a crap title....sorry, that was impolite, but titles such as 'Somebody pls help' will massively reduce your chances of getting actual help and I assume that you think that actual help would be helpful.
  • It offends against the instruction given for this site in not being specific, that will cause some people to ignore your post because they wish to keep the quality of this site high and having bad, non-specific, titles reduces the value of the query and its responses to other users
  • In not being specific, quite possibly the wrong people will look at this and that won't be helpful to you
  • Technically, pls isn't an English word, and that will also put some people off

So, the only thing that is giving potential readers an idea of what this thread concerns is which sub-forum you have chosen for the thread. You'll be unsurprised to know that you got that wrong, too. Either Ubuntu, if that is what you have chosen, or Newbie would have been a better choice.

I don't think anyone here is going to write you a manual on anything and everything to do with Linux, particularly if they think that they are doing it because you couldn't ask a specific question, so I think you had better get used to the idea of asking specific questions. You should try to give the information that someone might need about your situation in order to give you answers.

What you will need is:
  • a good title: this is your chance of 'marketing' your post at people who are casually browsing the sub-forum, so try to get the most out of it, if you want help
  • a concise description of your objective; try to describe at a 'system level' what you are trying to accomplish ('I'm trying to install Ubuntu to learn linux' or 'I need a mailserver' is better than 'I don't know what time zone I'm in' because you don't initially want to exclude better ways of achieving your ultimate objective...the detail comes next)
  • describe what you have already tried and what happened (error messages, the screen turned pink, the world ended, that sort of thing)

PS: I believe that the Original Poster can change the title of a thread.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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Bookmark & read http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by salasi View Post
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PS: I believe that the Original Poster can change the title of a thread.
Yes, that's correct, within one week of having created the thread. After a week, a moderator needs to make the change, so it reflects in the threads listing.

Sasha
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #10
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I have merged your two closely-related threads
 
Old 09-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=gbemimk4;3604672]please i have a bookk /QUOTE]

...just in case the OP is still here, I'm going to bite again....

A useful piece of information would have been what this book is that you have and what you found that was bad/poor/suboptimal about it. Or maybe what was good about it, but if you only have good things to say about it and you think the book is perfect in every respect, it is possible that we wouldn't be able to suggest a better one.

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but my problem is that i need the best study guide for my linux
No, you don't. You need a book/tutorial/document that covers certain areas well enough to take you on to the next level. We don't know what level you are at and what are your particular areas that you want to take further. For example, the ideal document for an 'ordinary' (& I don't mean that prejudicially) desktop user would be completely different from that for someone who wanted to be a network admin in a big org. And that might be different from what someone aiming at a particular certification would be best served by.

There isn't one single 'best study guide' and from the information that you have given we can't make a good guess at what you want.

So, what do you want to do that you can't do now? And as you mentioned Ubuntu, be aware that the Ubuntu site has some good info. And google (other search engines exist...) plus tutorial plus a relevant keyword always shows up good stuff.
 
  


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