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Old 08-21-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
thunyiwe
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Hello there.

I have been learning linux by myself and so far I am happy, but i sometimes need practical stuff to do like solving problems and i dont know where to go.

Please help
thanx
thunyiwe@za.ibm.com
 
Old 08-21-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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Can you be more specific? If you have a specific problem to solve, this
is a great place to post it. People have helped me solve something here many times.
The two obvious benefits of forums like that are as follows: 1. you get the problem solved,
2. you learn from it
 
Old 08-21-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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Or do you mean that you'd like to have some practical problems which you could then solve to learn more (your post can be understood like this also)? In that case you can just pick some job to do..for example turn your computer into a virtualized file server using Samba. Or you could just do a blind search on LQ for a problem, then try to solve it yourself before reading the answer posts..

EDIT: of course you can go to work as a Linux admin, and have lots of practical stuff!
 
Old 08-21-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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Hi.

Ok, think I know what you mean. Here is some to be going on with which I beleive to be quite common sys 'problems'

What is your backup strategy?? Rsync? Bash script??
Have you got wireless network up?
How about firewall??
Or router for several boxes, maybe a samba server?
Sound up and runnig ok??
K3B, any permision issues?
Intrusion detection, have you played with LIDS?
Removable devices, CDs/DVDs, cameras??
Gpg/encryption, integration with email client?

Just some of the issues I have enjoyed learning about on my setup and I suspect many of us 'newbies' go through.

Regards, BashTin.
 
  


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