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= UserDocumentation = ##Please discuss major/structural changes to this page on the Documentation team mailing list at: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-doc##
##If you want to get involved with editing and organising the Wiki please visit DocumentationTeam.##
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This page acts both as a (not complete but getting there) master index for documentation and a sketch pad for ideas. However at the moment it has no structural definition. We are working on changing that. For the moment please try searching the whole page for what you are looking for. If you want to get involved with editing and organising the Wiki please visit DocumentationTeam. attachment:IconsPage/PicDocs.png
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Also please visit IdeasForNewFrontPageStructure and comment! This page is the master index for '''documentation''' on the Ubuntu wiki. To find documentation, look at the Table of Contents below and go to the relevant part of the page. Alternatively:
 * Just browse the page :)
 * Use firefox to search the page (press Ctrl + F and enter a search term, such as "mp3")
 * Use the SEARCH dialogue in the top right hand corner to search the whole wiki, either by page titles or by text.
 * This wiki uses Categories which can be attached to pages. To see a list of all the pages in the category "Documentation", see this page: CategoryDocumentation.
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= Documentation Area = == New Ubuntu Users - Start Here! ==
If you are new to Ubuntu or Linux in general, in this category you'll find basic information and things that make your linux journey easier and more fun.
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'''Please discuss major/structural changes to this page on [http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-doc Documentation Email list].''' === Ubuntu, getting and installing it ===
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== Getting Started / Installation ==  * [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/ubuntu/ About Ubuntu]
 * UbuntuHowCome - Why make the switch to Ubuntu?
 * UbuntuCommunityPhilosophy - Ubuntu Philosophy
 * GettingUbuntu - How to acquire Ubuntu
 * Installing on [:Installation/I386:i386] (most computers), [:Installation/AMD64:amd64] and [:Installation/PowerPC:PowerPC] (Apple machines)
 * WindowsDualBootHowTo - Installing Ubuntu on the same hard drive as an existing Windows installation
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 * UbuntuCommunityPhilosophy - Ubuntu Philosophy
=== After Installation ===

 * ["Repositories"] - What are repositories?
 * AddingRepositoriesHowto - enabling more software for your computer, in the "universe" and "multiverse" repositories
 * RestrictedFormats - adding support for MP3, DVD and other multimedia formats
 * UbuntuBackports - adding official backport repositories
 * RootSudo - Ubuntu uses sudo and has no {{{root}}} account like other linux distributions. This page explains why.
 * HowToGetHelp - this page lists all the various resources available to you, to find help with your Ubuntu system!
 * [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/glossary Glossary] - learn the meaning of some words related to computers, linux, and Ubuntu.
 * FrequentlyAskedQuestions - Answers for questions not yet in the [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/faq/ FAQ database]

== Installing Ubuntu ==

=== Basic Installation ===
 * HardwareSupport and SupportedArchitectures - Check if your hardware works with Ubuntu
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 * BurningIsoHowto - Once you've obtained the CD image, burn it to CD with this guide
 * ["Installation/I386"] - Guide to the install process on Intel based computers
 * ["Installation/AMD64"] - Guide to the install process on AMD 64-bit computers
 * ["Installation/PowerPC"] - Guide to the install process of Power-PC (MAC) computers

=== Advanced Installation Methods ===

 * BootFromFirewireHardDisk - How to boot linux from a firewire hard disk.
 * ["Installation/FromKnoppix"] - If the Ubuntu installer lets you down
 * ["Installation/LowMemorySystems"] - Install Ubuntu on older computers with low memory
 * ["Installation/FromWindows"] - Installing Ubuntu from Windows without using floppies, a CD, or any other removeable media.
 * ["Installation/Netboot"]- Installing over the net, e.g. with no CDROM or non-bootable SCSI CDROM
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 * FrequentlyAskedQuestions - Answers for questions not yet in the [http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/faq/ FAQ database]
 * HardwareSupport - List of supported hardware
 * InstallFromKnoppixHowto - If the Ubuntu installer lets you down
 * InstallFromDebianSargeCDHowto - When the only thing you have is a debian 3.0 CD set.
 * VirtualMachines - Using Ubuntu with VMware and XEN
 * WartyUpgradeNotes - upgrading from pre-Release or Debian Woody to Warty Warthog

== Software - Installing and Running Software ==
Here you'll find documentation about how to install software.

=== Multimedia & Graphics ===

 * ["MultimediaApplications"] - General intro to multimedia applications in Ubuntu
 * [:RestrictedFormats:Non-free multimedia formats] - Ubuntu does not come with support for mp3/dvd/flash/java. This page tells you how to install it
 * [:DMA:Improve CD/DVD drive performance] - activate Direct Memory Access
 * ["BeepMediaPlayer"] - Install Beep Media Player and configure plugins
 * [:MplayerInstallHowto:Install Mplayer] - the popular and powerful media player
 * [:AudioCDCreation:Create audio cds]
 * [:AcrobatHowTo:Adobe Acrobat] - pdf viewer
 * [:TheGimpHowto:The Gimp] - powerful graphic design program
 * ["GJay"] - Playlist generator which chooses appropriate songs to follow the previous one
 * ["Amarok"] - a KDE media player
 * ["BMPInvalidUTF8"] - Fix the error "{{{Invalid UTF-8}}}" in Beep Media Player
 * [:GXMMS:gxmms] - GNOME panel applet that lets you control the basic functions of XMMS or BMP.
 * ["MythTV"] - a digital video recorder

=== Networking & Internet ===

 * [:XChatHowto:Xchat] - connect to the Ubuntu chatroom!
 * [:UbotuFactoids:Ubotu] - the IRC robot
 * [:GaimHowto:Gaim] - multi-protocol internet chat program (e.g. MSN)
 * [:SkypeHowto:Skype] - internet telephony software
 * [:WiFiHowto:Wireless Internet] - how to set it up
 * [:SSHHowto:SSH] - you can use this to log into other machines remotely
 * [:ApachePHPMySQL:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support
 * [:HulaHowTo:Hula] - the mail and calendar server
 * [:MountWindowsSharesPermanently:Mount Windows Shares Permanently] - How to mount a Windows Share permanently with Samba
 * [:EthernetOverFirewire:Ethernet Over Firewire] - How to enable Ethernet over Firewire
 * [:iFolderHowto] - Configure Simias in simpleserver mode to share and synchronize files over the network with '''iFolder 3'''

=== Games ===

 * [:LokiInstaller:Loki-Installer] - Information about games with the Loki-Installer
 * [:RushingBender:Rushing Bender] - a futuristic single and a multiplayer racing game.
 * [:EnemyTerritory: Enemy Territory] - How to install '''Enemy Territory'''
 * [:AmericasArmy: Americas Army] - How to install '''Americas Army'''
 * [:Doom3: Doom 3] - How to install '''Doom 3'''
 * [:VegaStrike: Vega Strike] - an OpenSource 3d Space Simulator.
 * ["Cube"] - an opensource first person online shooter
 * ["Nexuiz"] - an opensource first person online shooter
 * ["Frenesia"] - an addictive retro arcade Linux game.
 * ["Tutris"] - a simple Tetris clone
 * ["Cedega"] - to run Windows games on linux.

=== Office ===

 * ["KOffice"] - the office suite for the KDE desktop
 * ["OpenOffice2Beta"] - The latest beta version of OpenOffice

=== Mobile devices ===

=== Programming ===

 * [:NanoHowto:Nano] - the simple text editor
 * DeveloperResources - building packages and other material for developers.
 * [:InstallingCompilers:Compilers] - get started for programming in '''C, C++,''' and '''Fortran'''
 * ["MATLAB"] - Matlab technical computing
 * ZopeOnUbuntu - Install '''Zope'''

=== Miscellaneous ===
 * ["AccessibilityHowto"] - Docs related to accessibility
 * [:WallpaperTray:Wallpaper Tray] - GNOME Applet for random wallpaper
 * [:GnomeLaunchBox:Gnome Launch Box] - Eyecandy GNOME Application Launcher
 * ["Unp"] - Extract any and multiple archive files
 * BasicCommands - Basic Shell/command line/console commands for Newbies
 * [:ManageDiscImages:Manage Disc Images] - How to convert CloneCD to ISO and mount ISO files
 * CdDvdBurning - How to burn CD-R and DVR/+-R/+-RW/DL
 * FileCompression - dealing with .tar.gz, .zip, .rar and other files
 * ["Filer"] - Filer is a small, fast and efficient Norton Commander clone
 * GnomeFoot - Replace the foot on the Applications menu

== Maintain and Administer your System ==

 * AddUsersHowto - add users to your system
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 * NetbootInstallHowto - Installing over the net, e.g. with no CDROM or non-bootable SCSI CDROM
 * NetbootInstallLowMemHowto - Installing over the net to a system with no floppy, cdrom, and low memory
 * WartyWarthog/UpgradeNotes - upgrading from pre-Release or Debian Woody to Warty Warthog
 * AddingRepositoriesHowto - Increase the number of packages available to install on your system
 * SynapticHowto - How to use the Synaptic package manager (graphical tool for apt-get)
 * AptGetHowTo - How to use apt-get package management system
 * GnomeMenuEditingHowTo - various ways to add items to your Gnome menu
 * GrubHowto - learn about the grub boot manager
 * BackupYourSystem - this page describes how to backup your system
 * KernelHowto - make a custom kernel for your system
 * ChangeTimezoneHowto - change your timezone
 * NautilusScriptsHowto - enhance nautilus by adding scripts
 * CronHowto - guide to cron, to schedule commands
 * [:BootText:Boot Text] - Spice up your boot text (font resolution and color)
 * [:UPower:upower] - is a next generation bootsplash for linux systems
 * [:GnomeComputerMenu:Gnome Computer Menu] - How to add missing disks in computer:///
=== Security ===
 * [:PandaAntivirus:Panda Antivirus] - How to install Panda Antivirus for Linux
 * ["BitDefender"] - How to install Bit Defender Linux Edition
 * ["ProactiveSecurity"] - An overview of security options and thoughts
 * ["InstallingSecurityTools"] - A guide to installing several security applications in Ubuntu
 * ["IptablesHowTo"] - An introduction to the powerful Linux IPTables firewall
 * ["UnsafeDefaults"] - Default settings that you should change if you run any services
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== Documentation == == Hardware & Drivers - Setting up and Configuring Hardware ==
Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers.
 * KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels
 * BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card
 * HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work
 * MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux
 * [:OptimizingNvidia:Optimizing Nvidia] - How to tweak your Nvidia Drivers
 * [:NvidiaTroubleshooting:Nvidia Troubleshooting] - How to solve OpenGL Problems with Nvidia Drivers
 * [:NvidiaTVOut:Nvidia TV Out] - View X simultaneously on your monitor and TV.
 * [:NvidiaManual:Nvidia manual drivers installation] - How to install the Nvidia accelerated drivers without apt.
== Other Resources ==
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 * http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/
 * https://site-edit.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/folder_contents - lists all Wiki Pages in Alphabetical Order
 * BasicCommands - Basic Shell/command line/console commands for Newbies
 * RestrictedFormats - Discusses use and installation of mp3/dvd/flash/java
 * RootSudo - Discussion of use of sudo and lack/use of root account
 * StartingTheJourney - A conceptual, terminology discussing guide, not practical by any sense
 * [Repositories] - What are repositories?
 * UsefulDocumentation - Useful documentation not specific to Ubuntu/from External sites
 

== External Documentation ==

=== Ubuntu-specific ===
 * [http://www.ubuntuguide.org The Unofficial Ubuntu Guide]
 * [http://del.icio.us/tag/ubuntu Ubuntu links section on del.icio.us]

=== Debian-specific ===
 * [http://www.ubuntuguide.org/ Unofficial Ubuntu guide]
 * UsefulDocumentation - Useful documentation not specific to Ubuntu from External sites
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 * [http://www.gnome.org/learn/ Learn to use Gnome]
 * [http://docs.kde.org/ KDE Documentation]
HINT: Many of the below applications come with extensive Help Sections-check these first!!!
 * [http://support.openoffice.org/index.html OpenOffice Suite]
 * [http://www.mozilla.org/support/ Mozilla Firefox]
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=== Gnome-specific ===
 * [http://www.gnome.org/learn/ Learn to use Gnome website]
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=== Support for Included Applications ===

HINT: Many of the below applications come with extensive Help Sections-check these first!!!

[http://support.openoffice.org/index.html OpenOffice Suite]
[http://www.mozilla.org/support/ Mozilla Firefox]
[http://www.gimp.org/docs/ The GIMP]
CategoryDocumentation

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This page is the master index for documentation on the Ubuntu wiki. To find documentation, look at the Table of Contents below and go to the relevant part of the page. Alternatively:

  • Just browse the page Smile :)

  • Use firefox to search the page (press Ctrl + F and enter a search term, such as "mp3")
  • Use the SEARCH dialogue in the top right hand corner to search the whole wiki, either by page titles or by text.
  • This wiki uses Categories which can be attached to pages. To see a list of all the pages in the category "Documentation", see this page: CategoryDocumentation.

New Ubuntu Users - Start Here!

If you are new to Ubuntu or Linux in general, in this category you'll find basic information and things that make your linux journey easier and more fun.

Ubuntu, getting and installing it

After Installation

Installing Ubuntu

Basic Installation

  • HardwareSupport and SupportedArchitectures - Check if your hardware works with Ubuntu

  • GettingUbuntu - How to obtain the Install CD

  • BurningIsoHowto - Once you've obtained the CD image, burn it to CD with this guide

  • ["Installation/I386"] - Guide to the install process on Intel based computers
  • ["Installation/AMD64"] - Guide to the install process on AMD 64-bit computers
  • ["Installation/PowerPC"] - Guide to the install process of Power-PC (MAC) computers

Advanced Installation Methods

  • BootFromFirewireHardDisk - How to boot linux from a firewire hard disk.

  • ["Installation/FromKnoppix"] - If the Ubuntu installer lets you down
  • ["Installation/LowMemorySystems"] - Install Ubuntu on older computers with low memory
  • ["Installation/FromWindows"] - Installing Ubuntu from Windows without using floppies, a CD, or any other removeable media.
  • ["Installation/Netboot"]- Installing over the net, e.g. with no CDROM or non-bootable SCSI CDROM
  • SmartBootManagerHowto - Installing from PC which will not boot from CD

  • VirtualMachines - Using Ubuntu with VMware and XEN

  • WartyUpgradeNotes - upgrading from pre-Release or Debian Woody to Warty Warthog

Software - Installing and Running Software

Here you'll find documentation about how to install software.

Multimedia & Graphics

  • ["MultimediaApplications"] - General intro to multimedia applications in Ubuntu

  • [:RestrictedFormats:Non-free multimedia formats] - Ubuntu does not come with support for mp3/dvd/flash/java. This page tells you how to install it

  • [:DMA:Improve CD/DVD drive performance] - activate Direct Memory Access

  • ["BeepMediaPlayer"] - Install Beep Media Player and configure plugins

  • [:MplayerInstallHowto:Install Mplayer] - the popular and powerful media player

  • [:AudioCDCreation:Create audio cds]

  • [:AcrobatHowTo:Adobe Acrobat] - pdf viewer

  • [:TheGimpHowto:The Gimp] - powerful graphic design program

  • ["GJay"] - Playlist generator which chooses appropriate songs to follow the previous one
  • ["Amarok"] - a KDE media player
  • ["BMPInvalidUTF8"] - Fix the error "Invalid UTF-8" in Beep Media Player

  • [:GXMMS:gxmms] - GNOME panel applet that lets you control the basic functions of XMMS or BMP.

  • ["MythTV"] - a digital video recorder

Networking & Internet

  • [:XChatHowto:Xchat] - connect to the Ubuntu chatroom!

  • [:UbotuFactoids:Ubotu] - the IRC robot

  • [:GaimHowto:Gaim] - multi-protocol internet chat program (e.g. MSN)

  • [:SkypeHowto:Skype] - internet telephony software

  • [:WiFiHowto:Wireless Internet] - how to set it up

  • [:SSHHowto:SSH] - you can use this to log into other machines remotely

  • [:ApachePHPMySQL:Apache] - web server with PHP and MySQL support

  • [:HulaHowTo:Hula] - the mail and calendar server

  • [:MountWindowsSharesPermanently:Mount Windows Shares Permanently] - How to mount a Windows Share permanently with Samba

  • [:EthernetOverFirewire:Ethernet Over Firewire] - How to enable Ethernet over Firewire

  • [:iFolderHowto] - Configure Simias in simpleserver mode to share and synchronize files over the network with iFolder 3

Games

  • [:LokiInstaller:Loki-Installer] - Information about games with the Loki-Installer

  • [:RushingBender:Rushing Bender] - a futuristic single and a multiplayer racing game.

  • [:EnemyTerritory: Enemy Territory] - How to install Enemy Territory

  • [:AmericasArmy: Americas Army] - How to install Americas Army

  • [:Doom3: Doom 3] - How to install Doom 3

  • [:VegaStrike: Vega Strike] - an OpenSource 3d Space Simulator.

  • ["Cube"] - an opensource first person online shooter
  • ["Nexuiz"] - an opensource first person online shooter
  • ["Frenesia"] - an addictive retro arcade Linux game.
  • ["Tutris"] - a simple Tetris clone
  • ["Cedega"] - to run Windows games on linux.

Office

Mobile devices

Programming

  • [:NanoHowto:Nano] - the simple text editor

  • DeveloperResources - building packages and other material for developers.

  • [:InstallingCompilers:Compilers] - get started for programming in C, C++, and Fortran

  • ["MATLAB"] - Matlab technical computing
  • ZopeOnUbuntu - Install Zope

Miscellaneous

  • ["AccessibilityHowto"] - Docs related to accessibility

  • [:WallpaperTray:Wallpaper Tray] - GNOME Applet for random wallpaper

  • [:GnomeLaunchBox:Gnome Launch Box] - Eyecandy GNOME Application Launcher

  • ["Unp"] - Extract any and multiple archive files
  • BasicCommands - Basic Shell/command line/console commands for Newbies

  • [:ManageDiscImages:Manage Disc Images] - How to convert CloneCD to ISO and mount ISO files

  • CdDvdBurning - How to burn CD-R and DVR/+-R/+-RW/DL

  • FileCompression - dealing with .tar.gz, .zip, .rar and other files

  • ["Filer"] - Filer is a small, fast and efficient Norton Commander clone
  • GnomeFoot - Replace the foot on the Applications menu

Maintain and Administer your System

  • AddUsersHowto - add users to your system

  • LowEndSystemSupport - Making the desktop interface snappier on machines without much memory

  • AddingRepositoriesHowto - Increase the number of packages available to install on your system

  • SynapticHowto - How to use the Synaptic package manager (graphical tool for apt-get)

  • AptGetHowTo - How to use apt-get package management system

  • GnomeMenuEditingHowTo - various ways to add items to your Gnome menu

  • GrubHowto - learn about the grub boot manager

  • BackupYourSystem - this page describes how to backup your system

  • KernelHowto - make a custom kernel for your system

  • ChangeTimezoneHowto - change your timezone

  • NautilusScriptsHowto - enhance nautilus by adding scripts

  • CronHowto - guide to cron, to schedule commands

  • [:BootText:Boot Text] - Spice up your boot text (font resolution and color)

  • [:UPower:upower] - is a next generation bootsplash for linux systems

  • [:GnomeComputerMenu:Gnome Computer Menu] - How to add missing disks in computer:///

Security

  • [:PandaAntivirus:Panda Antivirus] - How to install Panda Antivirus for Linux

  • ["BitDefender"] - How to install Bit Defender Linux Edition

  • ["ProactiveSecurity"] - An overview of security options and thoughts

  • ["InstallingSecurityTools"] - A guide to installing several security applications in Ubuntu

  • ["IptablesHowTo"] - An introduction to the powerful Linux IPTables firewall

  • ["UnsafeDefaults"] - Default settings that you should change if you run any services

Hardware & Drivers - Setting up and Configuring Hardware

Here you'll find documentation about how to setup different hardware and drivers.

  • KernelCompileHowto - How to compile kernels

  • BinaryDriverHowto - install support for your new ATI or NVIDIA graphics card

  • HowToSetUpNdiswrapper - install and setup ndiswrapper to make difficult wifi cards work

  • MacOnLinuxHowto - install Mac-On-Linux

  • [:OptimizingNvidia:Optimizing Nvidia] - How to tweak your Nvidia Drivers

  • [:NvidiaTroubleshooting:Nvidia Troubleshooting] - How to solve OpenGL Problems with Nvidia Drivers

  • [:NvidiaTVOut:Nvidia TV Out] - View X simultaneously on your monitor and TV.

  • [:NvidiaManual:Nvidia manual drivers installation] - How to install the Nvidia accelerated drivers without apt.

Other Resources

HINT: Many of the below applications come with extensive Help Sections-check these first!!!


CategoryDocumentation

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