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Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 2

Oct 08, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by A. Lizard)

"In Part 2 of this three-part series, you will learn what the best systematic approach should be to start solving any problems you might have in Linux. Instead of a scattershot approach, general solutions to Linux problems can be approached in this order:

  1. "Is there another available program installed or available via repository that solves the same problem? Does it do what you need it to? If yes, use that program instead.
  2. "What is the problem? Usually, error / diagnostic messages displayed at the time of error and/or in the logs after the fact will tell you..."

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