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Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 2
October 8, 2007
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:
The rest of this article fills in the details you'll need to make this list work for you.
If it's a specific program that won't work, see if there's another program on the computer or available via repository that does the same job. For common tasks, there probably are at least two programs for that purpose already installed on your machine, and if there is only one installed, you can probably get at least one alternative via automated installation via repository.
You can try
$ apropos keyword
or search on one or more keywords at Google
keyword1 keyword2 distroname
with the keyword(s) having to do with whatever program function you're looking for.