Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Hi There, I installed Debian on a Sahara notebook a week ago but am currently battling to install any extra applications. Whenever I attempt to even examine the downloaded app eg;Google Earth, I get the following message: "archive type not supported" What does this mean? How do I resolve it?
It means the unarchiver doesn't know how to unpack the file you got. It would help a lot if you told us the extension of the file you are trying to open. .zip? .rar? .7z? You have to install support for it.
Hi, Thanks for the response. I get this message even when loading apps from the disk that came bundled with Debian (Linux Format - LXFDVD131 May 2010)The Google Earth download is in .ZIP format where do I find the necessary support for this format and how do I install THAT!I am enjoying running Linux on this laptop, I swear the screen resolution has improved markedly over its previous incarnation as an XP machine..... Internet is faster....just have to get used to the way Linux runs files I guess.