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ZDevil
post Oct 8 2007, 08:24 AM
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Apart from the official Debian manual, do you folks have any cool & free reference sources on Debian?

Here are a few very good reads:

Newbies can happily start from here
http://qref.sourceforge.net/Debian/quick-reference/

This one-page reference card is very handy
http://people.debian.org/~debacle/refcard/

Networking setup how-to:
Simple: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/254
Detailed: http://laic.u-clermont1.fr/~mr/linux/configreseau_en.html

This FAQ is much more fun to read than the Manual:
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/doc/FAQ/debian-faq.en.pdf.gz ( http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ )

The official package search engine is an indispensable tool:
http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages

Some WM tips:
XFCE4 plugins: http://goodies.xfce.org/
IceWM review + tutorial: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=7774
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post Oct 17 2007, 03:16 PM
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A few more debian links and tips, not all relevant to the zaurii but might be useful :

snapshot.debian.net : all debian package archived by date... since 2005 ! Useful if you use sid and need to downgrade...

debian-administration.org have a lot of good articles, not only the one linked on the first post, be sure to check it out

planet.debian.org : the URL says it all

gmane.org : gmane is great for reading and searching debian mailing lists.

When using the package search tool, be sure to check the package bug page, and the package developper information page. Lots of information there.

you can also get a package bug page by going directly to bugs.debian.org/<package name>, and to a bug number by going to bugs.debian.org/<bug number>


This work for package search as well : packages.debian.org/<package name>

Speaking of bugs, use reportbug to report a bug. It helps.

Also, remember to check /usr/share/doc/<package name>/README.Debian and /usr/share/doc/<package name>/changelog.Debian... Some information is there that you won't find anywhere else.

Finally, do yourself a favor, when you do something, try to do it "the debian way". If you don't know the debian way, Google a bit, or search in the packages descriptions... Debian is meant to be user-friendly, but only with users that are open and friendly enough to search for the documentation wink.gif
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post Oct 20 2007, 06:51 AM
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Debian Reference Chapter 9 - Tuning a Debian system
-- Contains very useful and readable information about various ways to make the system run smoother.
http://qref.sourceforge.net/Debian/reference/ch-tune.en.html
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post Oct 20 2007, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 20 2007, 04:51 PM) *
Debian Reference Chapter 9 - Tuning a Debian system
-- Contains very useful and readable information about various ways to make the system run smoother.
http://qref.sourceforge.net/Debian/reference/ch-tune.en.html


cool!
perhaps we need a new thread called "Debian Tichy Optimizations" wink.gif
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post Mar 25 2008, 12:58 PM
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This site is super useful with tons of up-to-date information & howtos for users:

http://www.debian-news.net/
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