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Old 10-19-2005, 07:43 PM   #16
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Can I go out on a limb and say everyone's right?

It's true that the Ubuntu Guide is not up-to-date, and this is important to note because one of the most important references on that guide is the part about adding extra repositories. In fact, quite a number of items refer to the extra repositories section, which is both outdated (refers to backport mirrors that have been shut down) and not Breezy-compatible (the sources are all Hoary ones). In the meantime, I've created something I hope will help (by the way, I'm not the author of the Ubuntu Guide):

http://www.psychocats.net/sources.html

Nevertheless, it's also true that just about everything else, apart from the extra repositories part (and some of the codecs--w32codecs, libdvdcss2, etc.), the guide is still very useful. I link people to http://www.ubuntuguide.org/#windows all the time.

I'd say it's best to link people to certain anchors within the guide than to the guide in general.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 06:20 AM   #17
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aysiu ^5 man that guide for the repos is perfect for newbies. is it ok if i refer ppl to it from like irc channel cause that is the biggest question on irc or in general is the repos/sources list. how to add multi and what do i put there to add multi/universe
 
Old 10-20-2005, 01:49 PM   #18
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Sure thing. It doesn't have images on it, so I won't have to worry about bandwidth problems... I hope.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 02:18 AM   #19
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this is the new backport repositorie for "hoary"

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-backports main universe multiverse restricted

the "unofficial ubuntu guide" is not being maintained any more unless someone wants to apply for the job ...

Last edited by jolly1701; 11-02-2005 at 02:20 AM.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 05:36 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by jolly1701

the "unofficial ubuntu guide" is not being maintained any more unless someone wants to apply for the job ...
It is actually....I mailed the sites maintainer, he said they had to wait a few weeks after release until they could update it, and then it's gonna take a few weeks to make the modifications needed. However, it is in the process of being updated, and should be done before christmas.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 04:05 PM   #21
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The guide that was the original topic of this thread is nice but is no panacea.

I would suggest that the real admonition would be to not post without:
1. reading what ever manuals you have
2. searching on Google
3. using the "man" or "info" commands

For most of my questions, these 3 steps usually take less that 10 minutes
 
Old 12-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #22
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Smile Other good Unbuntu sites

I have found these Unbuntu sites very helpful !

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDocumentation
 
Old 12-07-2005, 02:46 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inthesky
I have found these Unbuntu sites very helpful !

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDocumentation
Thanks a lot for the tip.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 06:01 AM   #24
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The Ubuntu FAQ Guide is 'official' information. I think it is excellent and that just browsing it will give you an impression where many answers can be found.

I will post the URL in the next post, because users of LQ can only post external links after 5 posts.
 
Old 12-10-2005, 06:02 AM   #25
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The Ubuntu FAQ Guide is 'official' information: http://help.ubuntu.com/starterguide/C/faqguide-all.html

It is made by Canonical Ltd. (the people who make ubuntu) and members of the Ubuntu Documentation Project

Edit: http://www.tuxfiles.org/ is also excellent.

This forum has a lot of tutorials, but I am not familiar with them yet.

Last edited by bwog; 12-11-2005 at 07:58 AM. Reason: new info
 
Old 12-18-2005, 11:11 PM   #26
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There's a new guide for Breezy:
http://makuchaku.info/amnesty/#
 
Old 12-24-2005, 10:54 PM   #27
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ubuntuguide.org finally has a successor! And a committed one! Breezy.

http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu
 
Old 01-17-2006, 10:15 AM   #28
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Personally I find answers for Fedora are fast in finding, reliable and usually work.

Ubuntu, you can easily blow off an entire day with answers that don't work or are out dated, or just plain misinformation.

The support for Ubuntu sucks..... Repos are always changing (or down).

Just try and find a sources.list for 5.04 that actually works with the information at the unofficial ubuntu 5.04 site (though that site is real cool cuz it shows you how to do all kinds of things that you probably want)....

Drool ....

End Rant

Back to building a decent source.list for 5.04 so I can get some things working (if its even possible), and no I won't bother to post it when I am done, because its probably only going to be accurate for the next 20 minutes anyway.

Fedora Rocks.

Ubuntu I continue to try at for laptops, but I am thinking .... not much longer.

(Fedora User since Core 1)

Ubuntu user since 5.04
 
Old 01-17-2006, 02:24 PM   #29
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Well Zarrteg, my experience has been just the opposit, plus I prefer the debian package manager over RPM. I started with RH 6.0 thru fedora 4, also Ubuntu 5.10 is much improved ofer 5.04.

My main objection to Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the splitting of the distro. A DVD that installs either/or/both would make a lot of sense to me.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:32 PM   #30
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ubuntuguide dot squarecows dot org slash doku dot php

THIS is the real official unofficial ubuntu guide for breezy. It's even more complete that the old beloved dotorg
 
  


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