Sorry, turned out to be a bit of a bigger project then I thought
Here's part of it:
Any Question in General,
Before posting any question, please spend 10 minutes searching google for the answer. 10 minutes will save us time answering questions which have widely available answers, and will get your answer faster.
Please also search the board to see if it's been asked before.
Please put a good and brief description of your problem in the subject. This is very important in getting a quick answer, as questions with subjects like 'Help' are generally avoided.
"Help I'm stuck" is bad,
"<x> doesn't work" is a lot better,
"<x> crashes when <quick desc>" is perfect
Please try to answer these questions if your posts fall under any of these categories:
The golden rule! Include the exact output of any error you see. This is critical as "It crashes" won't get you an answer. "It crashes and says, X11 error can't find screen 0" will get you an answer.
Any hardware problem,
What's your kernel version?
At the console will give you that. Also please tell us if you've changed it at all.
Has this worked at all?
Does it work with a different OS?
If you can get Knoppix, and boot from it, does it work with it?
What did you do before it stopped working? Any new installs, or anything like that.
What distro do you have?
I can't read partition x, or a harddrive isn't working anymore,
Include all the hardware questions here too.
Include the output of:
All as root
Have you checked your cables?
My videocard doesn't work properly,
Have you checked the manufacturer's website?
Have you followed things to the letter?
Have you compiled modules for it (If it's Nvidia, never used ATI)?
Application x doesn't work,
Has it worked at all?
Are you installing it from an RPM, source, apt-get, etc ?
What distro are you using?
Have you read the documenation? Or at least made an effort to. We know it's hard to get used to it at first, but you'll have to eventually.
Have you tried changing to a different version?
What other categories should there be?
Do you want it in a different format?