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puishor
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Linux guru Reply with quote

Hi all !

I just heard the term "he is a Linux guru" , so my question is for them .
How do you , mr Linux guru , become so "knowing everything about Linux" ...
I use PC as a programmer for only 3 years , 2,5 of which I spent with M$ ( Windows API , MFC , .NET etc ) ;
( I code some cool windows apps , but that was for windows..... )
6 month ago , I saw some Linux guys how fast do they type in that consoles , how do they pathetically talk about Linux ,
I was so excited in that , that I decided to install a Linux distro and to become like them...
To know everything about something && to have an OS at your feet is really cool !!!
I used RH , Mandrake , Debian ... and in every distro I found something not suitable for me.
Now I stopped at gentoo ; hope this is last.
I just throwed away Windows ,... and for 6 month use only Linux , but my Linux IQ results seems to be also far far away from those cool hacker...

Now question , to those who reply on this forums , to felts himself a Linux guru:
could you give me some advices , how do achieve that ?
what was the path you trapped on ?
What books do you read ? What forums/sites do to visit the most , for this purpose ?
What is you general method to learn Linux ?
Do you read all those HowTo's ?

Thanks
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Headrush
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You posted the same message in two forums https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-355941-highlight-.html

Please don't do that.
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vishnja
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm NOT a guru, but still want to answer to your post ;-)
Have a look at http://www.tldp.org/! It's a great site with lots to read and advice. The The Linux Cookbook helped me a lot in the beginning and of course the fun stuff, like the hacker's guide.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are only two good ways I know of to learn: doing and teaching.

I suggest that you start with working on some small projects and gradually work you way up to larger ones.

Here is an example project that may be good for starters. There is an application that is masked in portage called "showconsole". Its purpose is to record the messages that fly by and are lost when booting up.

It is masked (I think) because it is not yet integrated into the Gentoo init system. All that may be required are a couple of simple init scripts (under /etc/init.d), one to start showconsole that runs right after localmount runs. Then a second script to turn off showconsole, that runs after everything else (perhaps a modified version of the "local" script would work, or even an addition to the conf.d/localstart file).

This project may be a mild PITA because you need to reboot system (or at least re-initialize) to test it. There may also be some kinks to work out with framebuffer consoles. The cool thing is that if it is done right, everyone will want to use it and it might become a part of the standard Gentoo install.

I would suggest looking into how the Gentoo init system works, downloading the showconsole ebuild, then futzing around until you can get it to work at all. Next, you would clean it up so your new code meshes cleanly with the existing Gentoo system and then finally, you would wrap it all up with an ebuild so that others could install it and test it. Etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start not crossposting.
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