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Old 04-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
Martha Adams
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How to search for specific information?


I'm new here with two objectives:

1) How do I search this large resource for info on a particular topic?

2) I'm trying to start email and a usenet reader in my Slackware recently installed in an emachines 64-bit machine. It seems to generally work ok but when I try to start trn, it returns '501 authentication error.' I've posted into alt.os.linux.slackware and a useful response has not come back yet. How do I get my trn going? Thanks -- Martha Adams [Sun 2012 Apr 08]
 
Old 04-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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I usually find that Google is a great way to search for info on particular topics. If you want to limit the results to a specific web site, just add 'site:example.com' (or whichever site you want).

For example, to find information on linuxquestions.org relating to trn and authentication errors, you might do a Google search for
Quote:
trn authentication error site:linuxquestions.org
Sorry I don't know anything about trn or Slackware. Hope this helps
 
Old 04-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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The box on the left at the top...third item down is "search".
Also, the dark blue bar at the top, 7th item from the left is "search". They work nicely.

bg
 
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Type this in any search engine, doesn't have to be google...

trn newsreader 501 authentication error

You might find something like this and possibly a solution to the issue...

If the server returns 501, this means that the authenticator
invocation was syntactically incorrect, or that AUTHINFO GENERIC is
not supported. The client should retry using the AUTHINFO USER
command.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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I typically find it is faster and more accurate to simply ask the question (include as many details as possible and give your thread a descriptive title) rather than search for an answer.

Answers you find through a search engine may be outdated, or for a different distribution, or different hardware... it may be difficult for a new user to judge the quality, accuracy, and relevance of historical postings.

Your first resource should always be the official documentation for your distro of choice.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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The box on the left at the top...third item down is "search".
Also, the dark blue bar at the top, 7th item from the left is "search". They work nicely.

bg
The blue bar search resource is what I was looking for. Why I did not
see that I don't know. For reason unclear to me, I find this Linux
Questions page confusing -- I see it as a splatter construction not a
progressive construction. -- Martha Adams [Wed 2012 Apr 18]
 
  


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