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  1. #1
    TwoHoot NNTP User

    Default Documentation Question


    I am a newcomer to openSUSE 11.0 with the Gnome Desktop. I am having
    trouble finding the manual, "HowTo" and "FAQ" files. I think they are
    there but don't know how to search for specific answers. I just seem to
    have to stumble across them.

    For example, I have been looking for Tomboy Notes documentation for
    days since it installed during setup and the icon keeps just being
    there. The Tomboy "?Help" button gives incomplete information and was no
    help at all.

    Then I was searching for backup help and found the Tomboy Notes manual
    by accident. Now I can actually use it.

    Surely there is a better way to find stuff. Would someone be kind
    enough to point me in the right direction?

    Cordially,
    TwoHoot


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  2. #2
    Kevin Miller NNTP User

    Default Re: Documentation Question

    TwoHoot wrote:
    > I am a newcomer to openSUSE 11.0 with the Gnome Desktop. I am having
    > trouble finding the manual, "HowTo" and "FAQ" files. I think they are
    > there but don't know how to search for specific answers. I just seem to
    > have to stumble across them.
    >
    > For example, I have been looking for Tomboy Notes documentation for
    > days since it installed during setup and the icon keeps just being
    > there. The Tomboy "?Help" button gives incomplete information and was no
    > help at all.
    >
    > Then I was searching for backup help and found the Tomboy Notes manual
    > by accident. Now I can actually use it.
    >
    > Surely there is a better way to find stuff. Would someone be kind
    > enough to point me in the right direction?


    Sure. I'm not sure if Konqueror is in gnome by default, but if it is,
    you can open it and rather than putting in a URL, type in
    man:<man page you want to see>
    That is, to look up the man page for ls I'd put in "man:ls"
    Easy peasy.

    You can also access man pages at the command line - there I'd just enter
    "man ls" (sans quotes). The advantage of doing it in the browser is you
    can print the easily. I find a printed copy very handy. YMMV.

    Often too, you'll find documentation in:
    /usr/share/doc/packages/<PACKAGENAME>

    Built-in documentation may require that documentation package also be
    installed. Check in YaST software management to see if there are
    separate packages for your app that aren't installed.

    HTH...

    ....Kevin
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