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Online Troubleshooting Resources: HOWTO

Jean-Philippe Guérard

Version 1.7


Revision History
Revision 1.72006-05-25Revised by: JPG
Two updates following suggestions of Oguz Yarimtepe (the Basic Unix Tutorial of Idaho State University is not available anymore, update of the link to the Why use Google page). Added a section listing translations of this document.
Revision 1.62005-08-06Revised by: JPG
Added FOLDOC (thanks to Howard Mann for suggesting this). General document update and cleanup. Added the text of the Open Publication Licence at the end of the document.
Revision 1.52002-10-20Revised by: JPG
More dead links removal & URL updates. Author and copyright updated as per Horward Mann request.
Revision 1.42002-03-04Revised by: JPG
Dead links removal. Outdated links update. Revision of the HOWTOs and FAQs sections.
Revision 1.32000-07-24Revised by: HM
Revision 1.21999-11-20Revised by: HM
Added "Introduction to Unix" to Unix section.
Revision 1.11999-11-08Revised by: HM
Added Geocrawler.com to Mailing List Section. Convert to DocBook.
Revision 0.51999-09-18Revised by: HM
Initial release.

Troubleshooting a Linux-related issue is often perceived as a difficult task. But, often, the solution is just a few clicks away on the internet. This document will direct Linux users to resources available on the Internet that provide access to a vast amount of Linux-related information useful in the troubleshooting problems.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Document Updates
1.2. Copyright and License
1.3. Feedback and Corrections
1.4. Translations
1.5. Document history
2. Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs)
3. Online Support Sections
4. Internet Search Engines
4.1. Google.com
5. Usenet Newsgroup Archives
6. Mailing List Archives
8. Online User's Manuals
9. Online Unix References and Tutorials
10. Miscellaneous Resources
10.1. Release Notes and Available Documentation related to the X Window Server
10.2. GNU Software and Manuals
10.3. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
10.4. An online dictionary of computer and technology terms
11. Concluding Comments
A. Open Publication License
A.1. Requirements on both unmodified and modified versions
A.2. Copyright
A.3. Scope of license
A.4. Requirements on modified works
A.5. Good-practice recommendations
A.6. License options