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Old 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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want to learn more about linux since buying a raspberry pi


Getting around in linux may be straight forward. I wind up getting spirdered ( caught up in the web). I would like to have a copy of every thing I hace done. Not just which site but what was entered there. Oh what fun. 5 or 7 hours seem like just a few minutes.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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So far mostly only an appliance opperator.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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What distro do you have in your Rpi?
 
Old 11-02-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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You say you're in Ypsilanti, Michigan?

This is what got me started when I was a teenager. My dad and I took a night class at a local community college and learned UNIX.

http://www.wccnet.edu/academics/prog...program/CTLUX/

I also found the link to your local LUG.

http://wmlug.org/
 
Old 11-02-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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want to learn more about linux since buying a raspberry pi
Just do a google or youtube search on keywords like linux for beginners, raspberry pi projects, etc...

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I would like to have a copy of every thing I hace done. Not just which site but what was entered there.
Not sure what you mean, but you can highlight or copy the info on the site you want and then paste it to a document for reference or logging. You can also download youtube videos for offline viewing as well.

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Old 11-03-2014, 07:41 AM   #6
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What distro do you have in your Rpi?
Wheezy and is current. I use two Rpi, one on a atrix lapdoc and one as standard desktop on my bench.

Every time I login I update.

I use Google and YouTube a lot. I find lots of info there.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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I need to add notes to as why i was here to those emails.

downloading those videos is a good idea, thanks.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 11:18 AM   #8
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Good stuff. You seem to be jumping in with both feet, meaning very interested not implying any insult. A cautionary note is that you should do the constant updates and your experimentation with just one of those Pi systems or one particular SD card. My point is that you should be able to get back to a stable point if you end up installing stuff and then causing a particular card not to boot. So rather than always ending up having to start from a fresh system because something went bad, you keep some level of incremental backup of stuff somewhere else so you can recover if need be.

I build up systems with a lot of experimentation involved because I'm usually working with a system I haven't experience before and also configuring it in ways I hadn't done before. This is for work, so being efficient as well as needing to replicate my former path is very important.

The ideas before about saving web pages, videos, and logs are all helpful. I keep a diary of links, as well as descriptions of the actions I've taken. Both what works and what doesn't. I find it very helpful to do this.

For instance if you download a source package, configure it, build it, and install it. Save the downloaded package somewhere else. Also write a text file or something to detail "how" you configured it, built it, and etc. Because they don't always work all the time as "./configure" "make" "sudo make install".

And write down all passwords you're using for quick reference. If you didn't have to set a root password, then do so, because you may find that you can't do sudo or something and you also may not be able to do su and enter root mode unless you specifically set or establish a root login with a password.

Have fun and welcome to the forums!!

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Old 11-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #9
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Food for thought:

I programmed a VAX 11/750 in college. It had its own room, with a dedicated ventilation system.

The Raspberry Pi is ~30x more powerful, uses <1% the electricity, and costs <1% of the VAX.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #10
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There is a podcast focusing on the Pi. It might be helpful.

http://www.raspi.today/
 
Old 11-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #11
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the help. This a good place.
 
  


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