Where does a noob go?

Where does a noob go?, to learn more about this stuff?

I’m really liking these Linux OS’s. I want to learn more.
Can some of you share some of your first major references (on how to’s) you used via the web when you first started? Im wanting to learn more about installing firmware / drivers, software and diagnostics. I do have a little experience with unix.

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The wiki Concepts page is openSUSE-oriented, but there is useful general information on Linux there as well.

Concepts - openSUSE

Linux.com has a Learn Linux section.


These are some of the resources I used when I was a penguin-biddy (and I sometimes still look them up):

UNIX / Linux Tutorial for beginners

Linux shell scripting tutorial

The Gentoo Handbook (I actually used this way before my first Gentoo-install, for lots of the information provided there is useful on any Linux)

…and some other sites (which are german, so I suppose it’s not of much use posting them here).

A small bonus:

Linux keyboard shortcuts you should know about

On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 01:06:01 +0000, apfing wrote:

> I do have a little
> experience with unix.

This helps a lot - I started using Linux with RedHat 5.2 (though had
looked at earlier releases off and on) and came from a SunOS background

The way I learned was just by playing with it. One way that really
helped me (remember that this was over 10 years ago, I want to say closer
to 15) was to play around with Linux From Scratch and start with the code.

I learned a lot by building a system completely from the ground up.

The other big thing I’d recommend is - as much as possible - don’t fall
back on using Windows (or any other OS) unless absolutely necessary. If
you don’t have the crutch, you’ll learn to walk more quickly.


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator

play with it, if your worried you mess up make a backup with something like g4l. Also these forums help a lot, just browse through the problems others have and look at the answers posted, you will always learn a new command or trick

You have been given some good links.

For some VERY specific openSUSE installation information, you can go here:

… I’m working on a practical guide for graphic drivers, and while I have more still to do you may find it useful: openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums

For sound theory: Sound-concepts - openSUSE

i noticed many of the earlier posters sent you to generic sites first…

but, i prefer to highlight openSUSE specific first, and THEN the
generic in my prize winning list of resources which is laid out in one
of my previous posts here:


and i note: do NOT ignore the generic because it is the foundation
knowledge you will need…