- Installing GNU/Linux on the IBM RS/6000 43P model 7248 HOWTO - describes the
installation of several Linux distributions on the IBM RS/6000 43P model 7248 series.
- Linux Information Sheet - provides basic information about the Linux operating
system, including an explanation of Linux, a list of features, some requirements, and some resources.
- I/O Performance HOWTO - covers information on available patches for the 2.4
kernel that can improve the I/O performance of your Linux™ operating system.
- Linux IPCHAINS-HOWTO - aims to describe how to obtain, install and configure
the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.
- Linux IPX-HOWTO - aims to describe how to obtain, install and configure various
tools available for the the Linux operating system that use the Linux kernel IPX protocol support.
- "Pocket" ISP based on RedHat Linux HOWTO - outlines the setup of a
single RedHat box for dialins, virtual web hosting, virtual email, POP3 and ftp servers.
- Linux Infrared HOWTO - provides an introduction to Linux and infrared devices
and how to use the software provided by the Linux/IrDA project. This package uses IrDA(TM) compliant standards. IrDA(TM) is an industrial
standard for infrared wireless communication, and most laptops made after January 1996 are equipped with an IrDA(TM) compliant infrared
- Ingres II HOWTO - helps install the Ingres II
Relational Database Management System on Linux. It covers the setup of both the free Software Development Kit and the full version of
Ingres. Further sections try to make it easier to start working with Ingres.
- The Linux Installation HOWTO - describes how to obtain and install Linux
software. It is the first document which a new Linux user should read to get started.
- Intranet-Server-HOWTO - describes how to setup an Intranet using Linux
as the server which binds Unix, Netware, NT and Windows together. Hence by just establishing the connection to the Linux box you are
provided transparent access to all the various platforms.
- Jabber Server Farming How-To - Provide Jabber admins a look into
the present and future of Jabber Server Farming.
- Java CGI HOWTO - explains how to set up your server to allow CGI programs
written in Java and how to use Java to write CGI programs.
- Java Decompiler HOW-TO - This document will help you to de-compile the
Java class programs. This documents gives a list of decompilers which can reverse engineer the Java class files and generate the Java source
code files. Thie is very helpful if you do not have the Java source code file and have only the Java class files.
- Linux on the Sun JavaStation - a HOWTO document describing how to enable the
GNU/Linux OS on the Sun JavaStation NC.
- Jaz-Drive-HOWTO - covers the configuration and use of the 1Gb and 2Gb Iomega
Jaz drives under Linux.
- The Elite's K7s5a mainboard HOWTO - How to use Elite's K7s5a mainboard under
- KDE GUI Login Configuration HOWTO - a tutorial on
customizing the GUI login screen. Topics include: How to add other window managers to the drop-down selection list; how to enable user
selection icons in the login window; and requiring root permission for system shutdown.
The Linux Kernel HOWTO - a detailed guide to kernel configuration,
compilation, upgrades, and troubleshooting for ix86-based systems. Can be useful for other architectures as well.
- KernelAnalysis-HOWTO - tries to explain some things about the Linux
Kernel, such as the most important components, how they work, and so on. This HOWTO should help prevent the reader from needing to browse
all the kernel source files searching for the"right function," declaration, and definition, and then linking each to the other.
- The Linux keyboard and console HOWTO - contains some information
about the Linux keyboard and console, and the use of non-ASCII characters. It describes Linux 2.0.
- RedHat Linux KickStart HOWTO - describes how to use the RedHat Linux KickStart
system to rapidly install large numbers of identical Linux boxes. For advanced users, we describe how to modify the KickStart installation
procedure to do your own thing, and give a quick guide to building RPM packages of your own.
- Kiosk HOWTO Gene Wilburn, ITS Dept, Royal Ontario - provides a guide for setting
up a WWW-based kiosk using Linux, X11R6, FVWM2, Netscape Navigator 4.X, and a customized trackball. It outlines the methods that were used
to create a public kiosk for the Hands On Biodiversity Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
- Kodak Digital Camera HOWTO - The purpose of this document is to help
one get their Kodak digital camera working under GNU/Linux. The scope of the document may change at any time to include more camera models.
As of the current version this document does support some other models than ones sold under the Kodak name.
- LDAP Linux HOWTO - Information about installing, configuring, running and
maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine is presented on this document. The document also
presents details about how to create LDAP databases, how to add, how to update and how to delete information on the directory.
- LDAP Implementation HOWTO - describes the technical aspects of
storing application data in an ldap server. It focuses on the configuration of various applications to make them ldap-aware. Some
applications that assist in handling ldap data are also discussed.
- Linux Documentation Project Reviewer HOWTO - This document will help you
review LDP documentation. It includes procedures, tips and techniques to make the process easier.
LILO, Linux Crash Rescue HOW-TO - discusses methods to
recover from Linux system failures. Various reasons for linux system failures can be - LILO is destroyed, or linux fails to boot, or Master
Boot Record (MBR) is damaged or linux fails to boot when another operating system like Windows NT is installed which erases LILO or MBR.
- LVM HOWTO - describes how to build, install, and configure LVM for Linux. A basic
description of LVM is also included.
- Linux Laptop-HOWTO - contains a concise survey of laptop related documents. Also,
laptop related Linux features, such as installation methods for laptops (via PCMCIA, without CD drive, etc.), laptop hardware features and
configurations for different (network) environments are described.
- Large Disk HOWTO - All about disk geometry and the 1024 cylinder limit for
- Lex and YACC primer/HOWTO - tries to help you get started using Lex and YACC
- Linksys Blue Box Router HOWTO - Linksys makes a line of cheap,
ubiquitous router/firewall boxes (models BEFSR41 and up) well-suited for use on a home DSL connection and popular among Linux hackers. This
HOWTO gives hints and tips for managing Linksys routers from a Linux system, including the firmware upgrade procedure.
- Linmodem-HOWTO - describes Linmodem (winmodem
hardware) support under Linux. While such support is limited (almost exclusively in the form of manufacturer-created, but unsupported,
binary kernel modules), the number of chipsets with some form of support is growing rapidly.
- Linux IPv6 HOWTO (en) - The goal of the Linux IPv6 HOWTO is to answer both
basic and advanced questions about IPv6 on the Linux operating system. This HOWTO will provide the reader with enough information to
install, configure, and use IPv6 applications on Linux machines.
- Linux+Win9x+Grub HOWTO - This HOWTO will tell you how to use the GRUB
bootloader to turn your computer into a Windows + Linux dual boot machine, without affecting your current Linux installation
- Linux + Windows HOWTO - aimed at assisting those who wish to use the
features of both Windows and Linux on the same host.
- Linux + XFS HOWTO - describes how to build a Linux system that runs on top of
the SGI XFS journaling filesystem.
- Linux Complete Backup and Recovery HOWTO - a
step-by-step tutorial on how to back up a Linux computer so as to be able to make a bare metal recovery, and how to make that bare metal
recovery. It includes some related scripts.
- Linux Crash HOWTO - describes the installation and usage of the LKCD (Linux
Kernel Crash Dump) package.
- The Linux Gamers' HOWTO - a stepping stone to get the most common problems
resolved and to give people the knowledge to begin thinking intelligently about what is going on with their games. Just as with anything
else on Linux, you need to know a little more about what's going on behind the scenes with your system to be able to keep your games healthy
or to diagnose and fix them when they're not.
- Linux 2.4.x Initialization for IA-32 HOWTO - contains a description of the
Linux 2.4 kernel initialization sequence on IA-32 processors.
- Linux Migration to Promise RAID Card HOWTO - aims to outline the
steps of how to migrate an existing (Red Hat) Linux install onto a Promise TX2 Card for the purposes of RAID-1 Mirroring. Although I am
concentrating on Red Hat, the same principles may be applied to any other distribution.
- LinuxDoc+Emacs+Ispell-HOWTO - aimed at writers and translators of
Linux HOWTOs or any other paper for the Linux Documentation Project. It gives them hints at using tools including Emacs and Ispell.
- Loopback Encrypted Filesystem HOWTO - explains how to
setup and then use a filesystem that, when mounted by a user, dynamically and transparently encrypts its contents. The filesystem is stored
in a regular file, which can be hidden or named non-conspicuously such that it would most likely be overlooked. This allows for a high level
of secure storage of data.
- The Linux MIDI-HOWTO - describes the hardware, software and procedures needed to
play and sequence using MIDI under Linux.
- Alpha Miniloader Howto - describes the Miniloader, a program for Alpha based
systems that can be used to initialize the machine and load Linux. The Alpha Linux Miniloader (to give it it's full name) is also known as
- Linux/MIPS HOWTO - describes the MIPS port of the Linux operating system, common
problems and their solutions, availability and more. It also tries to be helpful to other people who might read this FAQ in an attempt to
find information that actually should be covered elsewhere.
- MP3 Player Box HOWTO - describes how to build, configure, install, and use a
custom MP3 player box. It lists the necessary hardware and answers a number of frequently asked questions.
- The Linux MP3-HOWTO - describes the hardware, software and procedures needed to
encode, play, mix and stream MP3 sound files under Linux.
- The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO - describes the setup,
care and feeding of Electronic Mail (e-mail) under Linux. It is primarily intended for administrators, rather than users. (See the
Mail-User's-HOWTO for information on user issues and user agents.)
- The Linux Mail User HOWTO - an introduction to the world of electronic mail
(email) under Linux. It focuses on user-level issues and typical configurations for Linux home and small-business machines connected to the
net via an ISP.
- Majordomo and MajorCool HOWTO - intended to guide a user through an
installation of the Majordomo Mailing List Software and MajorCool. MajorCool is a utility for managing Majordomo lists via a CGI script;
many people who are unfamiliar with Majordomo's text-based nature prefer the more user-friendly, web-based interface of MajorCool.
- Masquerading Made Simple HOWTO - describes how to enable the Linux
IP Masquerade feature on a given Linux host. IP Masq is a form of Network Address Translation or NAT that allows internally networked
computers that do not have one or more registered Internet IP addresses to have the ability to communicate to the Internet via your Linux
boxes single Internet IP address.
- Linux Medicine-HOWTO - The Linux Medical How-To will serve as a nice and
convenient meta resource directing interested parties to important sites, a few well-established/meta mailing lists.
- Encrypted Tunnels using SSH and MindTerm HOWTO - describes how to use SSH
and the Java-based program MindTerm to create quick, secure, and reliable VPN-like tunnels over insecure networks.
- Modem-Dialup-NT HOW-TO - This document will help you to setup the Modem
to do Dial-up Networking with remote server like Windows NT RAS or Linux RAS (Remote Access Server). You can use the Modem to do Dial-Up
Networking on Linux very similar to that of MS Windows dialup networking.
- Modem-HOWTO - Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and
understanding analog modems for a PC. Limited coverage of V.90 digital modems.
- Linux Loadable Kernel Module HOWTO - HOWTO for Linux loadable kernel modules (LKMs).
It explains what they are and how to use and create them. It also includes documentation of parameters and other details of use of some
- Mini_HOWTO: Multi Disk System Tuning --> - describes how best to use multiple
disks and partitions for a Linux system. Although some of this text is Linux specific the general approach outlined here can be applied to
many other multi tasking operating systems.
- Managing Multiple Operating Systems HOWTO - covers the procedures for using
removable hard disks to install and manage multiple alternative operating systems while leaving a single fixed disk to permanently house and
protect the primary operating system. It is very scalable and offers a good degree of protection to and a stable disk environment for the
primary operating system.
- Mutt-i, GnuPG and PGP Howto - briefly explains how to configure Mutt-i,
PGP and GnuPG in its diferents versions (2.6.x, 5.x and GnuPG), noting the common problems that can occur while sending signed or encrypted
mail to be read by mail clients not PGP/MIME compliants as defined in RFC2015 and in other operating systems. It also includes an example of
procmail configuration to send the public keys automatically to received e-mails asking for it, as a key servers does.
- Linux Netstation HOWTO - tries to describe how to hook up a IBM Netstation /
Netvista to your local network using a Linux box as server.
- NCURSES Programming HOWTO - intended to be an "All in One"
guide for programming with ncurses and its sister libraries. We graduate from a simple "Hello World" program to more complex form
manipulation. No prior experience in ncurses is assumed.
- Linux NFS-HOWTO - intended as a complete, step-by-step guide to setting up NFS
correctly and effectively. Setting up NFS involves two steps, namely configuring the server and then configuring the client. Each of these
steps is dealt with in order. The document then offers some tips for people with particular needs and hardware setups, as well as security
and troubleshooting advice.
- The Linux NIS(YP)/NYS/NIS+ HOWTO - describes how to configure Linux as NIS(YP) or
NIS+ client and how to install as NIS server.
- NetWare Loadable Module Programming HOWTO - describes how to develop NetWare
Loadable Modules under Linux, using GNU CC and nlmconv(1) from GNU binutils.
- Linux Networking HOWTO - Linux Networking HOWTO
- Linux NETMEETING HOWTO - aims to describe how to make Microsoft NetMeeting
interoperate with Linux.
- Network-Install-HOWTO - describes how to install Linux over a Local Area
Network (LAN). It covers setting up and administrating the install server machine as well as installing client machines from your server.
Since Network Installation is distribution dependent it covers SuSE, Redhat and Debian installs but also includes a generic Linux network
- Network Boot and Exotic Root HOWTO - explains how to quickly setup a linux
server to provide what diskless linux clients require to get up and running, using an IP network. It includes data and partly rewritten text
from the Diskless-HOWTO, the Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO, the linux kernel documentation, the etherboot project's documentation, the linux
terminal server project's homepage, and the author's personal experience, acquired when working for Logilab.
- The Linux Networking Overview HOWTO - The purpose of this document
is to give an overview of the networking capabilities of the Linux Operating System and to provide pointers for further information and
- Online Troubleshooting Resources : HOWTO - 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
- Linux - Optical Disk HOWTO - describes the installation and configuration
of optical disk drives for Linux. Many of the articles are presented as is or with modifications without the actual hardware to double check
- Oracle Database HOWTO - A guide to installing and configuring the Oracle
Database Server on a Linux system
- Oracle for Linux Installation HOWTO - With this HOWTO, and a little luck, you
will be able to get "Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition for Linux" installed, create a database and connect to it from a remote machine.
- Oracle 9i under RedHat Linux 8.0 - Simple Installation - describes an
example of an Oracle 9i Standard Edition database installation under RedHat Linux 8.0.
- Oracle 8i on Linux RH7.X Installation HOWTO - Following this HOWTO you
should be able to get "Oracle 8i, version 8.1.7, Enterprise Edition for Linux" installed on a RedHat 7.X distribution (and, we
hope, on distributions based/derived from it.) You will also have some few hints at how to create a database.
- PA-RISC/Linux Boot HOWTO - outlines the procedures to get the
PA-RISC/Linux kernel to boot on your PA-RISC system. It also explains the usage of PALO, the kernel loader for PA/Linux.
- Linux PCI-HOWTO - Information on what works with Linux and PCI-boards and what does
- Linux PCMCIA HOWTO - describes how to install and use PCMCIA Card Services for
Linux, and answers some frequently asked questions.
- PHP HOW-TO - tells you howto develop PHP programs and also to migrate all the
- PHP-Nuke: Management and Programming - describes the installation and structure
of PHP-Nuke and the details of customizing the front end to suit the users' needs. The architecture of PHP-Nuke, with its modules, blocks,
topics and themes is presented in detail, as well as the interplay of PHP and MySQL for the creation of a mighty content management system
- PLIP Install HOWTO - describes how to install a Gnu|Linux distribution on a
computer without Ethernet card, or CD-ROM, but just a local floppy drive and a remote nfs server attached by a Null-Modem parallel cable.
The nfs server has a cdrom drive mounted and exported.
- Linux PPP HOWTO - shows how to connect your Linux PC to a PPP server, how to use PPP
to link two LANs together and provides one method of setting up your Linux computer as a PPP server. The document also provides help in
debugging non-functional PPP connections.
- Palm OS Desktop HOWTO - describes the use of Palm OS devices with Linux. Most of
the advice is applicable to any version of the Palm PDA, and also to other devices that use the Palm OS, such as the Handspring Visor and
Sony Clie. Many of the tools described here will also work with other types of Unix, such as FreeBSD.
- Plug-and-Play-HOWTO - Help with understanding and dealing with the complex
Plug-and-Play (PnP) issue. How to get PnP to work on your PC (if it doesn't already).
- Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO - guides you through the
installation of the Postfix mail transportation agent (MTA), the Cyrus IMAP server. The goal is a fully functional high-performance
mailsystem with user-administration with Web-cyradm, a webinterface. Data like virtualusers, aliases etc. are stored in a mysql database.
- The Linux Printing HOWTO - a collection of information on how to generate,
preview, print and fax anything under Linux (and other Unices in general).
- The Linux Printing Usage HOWTO - describes how to use the line printer
spooling system provided with the Linux operating system. This HOWTO is the supplementary document to the Linux Printing Setup HOWTO, which
discusses the installation and setup of the Linux printing system.
- Program Library HOWTO - discusses how to create and use program
libraries on Linux. This includes static libraries, shared libraries, and dynamically loaded libraries.
- Linux and Psion HOWTO - describes how to use Psion palmtops with Linux, but does
not cover running Linux on a Psion palmtop.
- i810 with XFree86 4.x HOWTO - describes getting XFree86 4.x running on Intel's i810
graphics chipset by using special features of the 2.2.18 and 2.4.x kernels.
- The openMosix HOWTO - The openMosix HOWTO
- PHHTTPD HTTP Accelerator HOWTO - explains the use of the phhttpd http server
accelerator under Linux.