[mythtv-users] Good, general Linux resources?

Marshall Crocker marshall at iconux.org
Mon Aug 22 15:02:08 UTC 2005

I always point new users to our research group to the linux cookbook:

We do almost all of our work on Linux and we get users who have little 
to no experience in that area.  This resource is great for them.  A 
little out of date but most of it is still applicable.


Zak wrote:

> I am a longtime (~10 years) Windows tinkerer, but just got into Linux 
> in the past year, specifically for the purpose of setting up MythTV 
> (which, simply put, rocks).  I have it working, thanks to Jarod's 
> fantastic guide.  However, 90% of the commands I entered on faith, 
> without any clue what I was doing.
> Are there any good resources that people can recommend for learning 
> about the architecture of the linux system?  I'm not looking for a 
> white paper, but just a general idea of how it treats hard drives 
> (e.g., having to mount everything), peripherals (e.g., video capture 
> cards), etc. along with some of the common commands that are used to 
> manipulate system resources (e.g., depmod, modprobe, lspci, dmesg, etc.).
> Any resources are greatly appreciated.  I don't mind doing heavy 
> lifting - if I can, I would be willing to put together a mini-FAQ for 
> other nubies.  I can't imagine I am the only one.
> Thanks,
> Zak
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