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I could make a howto, but howto?

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:54 pm

Subject says it all
My experiences during boot of live CD and install could come to use.
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Re: I could make a howto, but howto?

Postby scorp123 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:17 pm

As for "HowTo's" in general, you can just as well open a new thread in a forum sub-section and just write away. Many of us here do that all the time :D

Examples from me and others (in no particular order):

npap - "ADDING YOUR LANGUAGE AFTER INSTALLATION TO DISC."
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8421#8421

helge_karl - "LinuxMints 2.2 Bianca on the Macbook"
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8954#8954

mumbo719 - "How to: Hotmail through Evolution "
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7099#7099

Alephcat - "Howto: setting up Beryl on Linux Mint"
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6364#6364

9812713 & scorp123 - "How To: Partition your Hard Drive"
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1913#1913
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1949#1949

scorp123 - "Known Issues + How to fix them"
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=872#872

So if you think you could contribute by adding something, I'd say "go ahead!" :)
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Postby Husse on Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:27 pm

OK - but it would disappear to the bottom af the page, would it not?
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:50 pm

Husse wrote:OK - but it would disappear to the bottom af the page, would it not?
Well, that's why we have a search function here. Or do you really think I found all those links (again) because I know them by heart? :wink:
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Postby Husse on Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:14 pm

:) :)
I might get on with it next week - I doubt I have the time this week - probably have to buy a new car besides going to work :(
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Re: I could make a howto, but howto?

Postby npap on Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:29 pm

Husse wrote:Subject says it all
My experiences during boot of live CD and install could come to use.


A good idea Husse.
How about the Wikimint. Community Portal>Discussions. That's where it will never be pushed down to the bottom. http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Wikimint_talk:Community_Portal
After all, we should all make use of this facility.

What do you think, Scorp 123?
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Postby clem on Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:48 pm

The Community Portal is yours to modify. Don't hesitate to structure it and create a start page over there, with links to your tutorials. It's not there to talk or ask for help, it's there for you to use it as a reference.

For instance, you can modify the community portal page and make it point to sub-sections (pages that you create in the wiki) and have these sub-sections point to tutorials (wiki pages that you create to put your tutorials).

Well, enough said. It's your community portal after all :)

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Postby scorp123 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:05 pm

One thought though ... would it be possible to make some posts "sticky" in some forums? I think some of the how to's I linked to up there are really good and should be made "sticky" so they always remain on top ...
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Postby Uncle Bob on Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:56 pm

scorp123 wrote:One thought though ... would it be possible to make some posts "sticky" in some forums? I think some of the how to's I linked to up there are really good and should be made "sticky" so they always remain on top ...


Rather than just make a few Howto's sticky, rather add sub sections in the HowTo Forum for examble: Networking, Desktop Eye Candy, Hardware etc. and re-sort all the different HowTos accordingly.

If it is possible on these forums, the "ranking" or position from the top down of these "stickys" could be determined by a rating or vote option given on the effectiveness/helpfulness of the particular HowTo. After a while when a pattern emerges the best/most frequent used HowTos could all be complied in one and placed on the Wiki.

Something like "The Mint Idiots/Genius Guide to Mint" :P
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Postby clem on Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:56 pm

Yes, can you give me a set of links to these posts?
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Postby Husse on Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:21 am

wiki ??!
Where's the link?
I've seen the URL posted above but no link on Mint's home page
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Postby npap on Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:47 am

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Postby Husse on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:34 am

Yepp I saw that above, but there is no link on the homepage. There has been added Linux Mint support Centre but that does not link to a wiki
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Postby npap on Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:41 am

Note that there is a Navigation window on the left Husse. You can go to different pages from there.
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Postby mfab on Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:02 am

sorry, but i can't see any navigation window on linuxmint.com anywhere and no link to any wiki either :?
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Postby Sorensei on Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:54 pm

The link to the wiki is on the top right of the homepage, just beside the link to the forum.

I suspect the navigation panel npap mentions is the one on the wiki, because I don't see any either on the homepage :wink:

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I could make a howto, but howto?

Postby npap on Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:46 pm

Husse wrote:Yepp I saw that above, but there is no link on the homepage. There has been added Linux Mint support Centre but that does not link to a wiki


A link to the Wikimint was added to the Home page recently.
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Postby npap on Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:05 pm

Hello mfab,
I can see that links to Linuxmint.com and the Wiki were added today to the top of the Forum page.
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Postby mfab on Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:35 am

:D yeah saw it as well...very nice.
will the forums be abandoned for the wiki then?
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Postby npap on Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:08 am

Hello mfab,
The Wikimint is more or less like a quick reference to news, articles and how to's etc. And it's not for posting requests for help and other general stuff.
It won't replace the forum.
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