A comment and some questions.

Kevin Mulligan kevin at teamindecisive.com
Sun Nov 7 17:41:15 UTC 2004

Welcome, fellow Linux newb! I too have been using Windows since 3.11 and 
am quite 'stuck' in my ways. I find Ubuntu very interesting and yet I 
struggle because I simply do not know what commands to use in certain 
situations (what do you mean there is no CTRL+ALT+DEL to end broken 

I've joined the DocumentationTeam, simply to edit the Wiki for spelling, 
grammar, formatting, etc. This little bit I feel I can do, and 
contribute to a greater whole.

To attempt to answer one of your questions, the DocTeam is currently 
working on several 'learning' docs for Ubuntu and Linux.

    * Ubuntu Book
          o https://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/LearningUbuntuOutline
    * https://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/LinuxIntro
    * https://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/FirstSteps
    * https://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/EverydayUsage

Hopefully these will help you find your way, at least initially! If you 
need more help, try hopping on IRC, or simply ask questions to the 
mailing list as you've done!


Steve Bromley wrote:

>I am a total Linus noob.  As a developer with over 30 years experience
>and a computer user from back to where 32k was a lot of storage, the
>progression of technology continues to amaze me.  I have been using
>Windows since Windows 286/386 (before Windows 3.0) and am
>self-sufficient in that environment.  I, do however, want to expand my
>universe and become conversant in Linux.  I like the freedom and
>openness of the OS and want to help make a difference here also. I want
>to see Linux succeed and I want to help spread the word.
>Currently, I find Linux both fascinating and frustrating at the same
>time.  Ubuntu has gone a long way to help, but I continue to be
>frustrated by what I don't know how to do and what I don't know I need
>to know (if that makes any sense).
>I've learned a lot by watching and reading this list.  The simple
>suggestion by Oliver Grawert to use: 
>		sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 
>to re-probe and reconfigure a new video card would have saved me a
>reinstall if I had known about it before hand. As it is, I was able to
>add a couple of resolution steps to what was detected as it is
>All this rambling brings me to my questions:
>1) Where is a good resource for learning Linux.  I need both quick 
>"How To"s and some in-depth reference material.
>2) I want to add a SCSI card and a SCSI 4MM tape drive to a already
>configured system that doesn't have them now.  Is there a re-probe
>method that would detect and load the necessary drivers to allow me to
>use that tape drive?  
>Thanks for listening.
>Steve Bromley
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