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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 13:01    Post subject:  How to Fix Linux Problems
Subject description: an in-depth look into video, sound and networking problems and fixes
 

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/how-to-fix-linux-problems.html

Linux newbies are faced with a learning curve and are faced with some common and not-so-common problems, this guide will walk you through some fixes for video, sound and networking problems.

Links provided (apart from main link above) :
Fixing the Black Screen issue :
https://askubuntu.com/questions/162075/my-computer-boots-to-a-black-screen-what-options-do-i-have-to-fix-it/162076

Ubuntu 14.04.5/16.04/16.10 and AMD graphics :
https://askubuntu.com/questions/815591/ubuntu-14-04-5-16-04-16-10-and-amd-graphics/815592#815592

wifi troubleshooting :
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/overcoming-ubuntu-wi-fi-not-working.html

the secure samba way :
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba

samba the easy way :
https://freedompenguin.com/articles/how-to/sharing-files-with-samba-the-easy-way/

Conclusion :
This last section is a bit of a "catch all" for everything not covered above. Meaning if you have a question not addressed already, you can use the following tips to get the answer you need. Ready? Here we go.

1) Provide useful information about your affected hardware when seeing assistance. For example, which do you think is more useful? "I can't seem to load any webpages with my Atheros wifi card even though I'm told that the connection is successful." vs "My wifi isn't working." Guess which question is more likely to be solved? The first one, any day of the week.

2) Google for a solution before asking. Look, most of the issues people experience with Linux, Windows or OS X has been examined at length. So use a search engine and try finding a solution before flooding the forums with a redundant question that may have already been answered.


WikiHow for Linux :
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Linux

Visiting this website for Linux solutions, you will find anything from How to Set up a Wireless Network in Puppy Linux to How to Add a Local Printer in Linux.

ehow :
http://www.ehow.com/
Visiting this website, you can find solutions for Linux problems from How to Install H&R Block on a Linux to How to Boot Puppy Linux From the SD Card.
You only need to enter linux in eHow search box to have a series of articles about linux.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 22:27    Post subject:  

A quick look at some of these.

Not so good for Puppy. Shocked

Puppy is Linux, but Puppy does a lot of things, the Puppy way, using Puppy specific programs and scripts.

Ubuntu troubleshooting is good for Ubuntu, not Puppy. Exclamation

Thanks for trying to offer help for Puppy troubleshooting problems, but most of this info is not going to work in Puppy. Exclamation

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