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Single list of HOWTOs

Chapter 5. Single list of HOWTOs

The following Linux HOWTOs are currently available:

  • 3-Button-Mouse, The 3 Button Serial Mouse mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 1998. How to get a 3 button serial mouse working properly under Linux.

  • 3D-Modelling, 3D Graphics Modelling and Rendering mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2001. Details download and installation instructions for a graphics rendering and modelling development environment using RedHat Linux.

  • 4mb-Laptops, 4mb Laptop HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Put a "grown-up" Linux on a small-spec (4mb RAM, <=200mb hard disk) laptop.

  • 8021X-HOWTO, 802.1X Port-Based Authentication HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2004. Describes the software and procedures to set up and use IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Network Access Control using Xsupplicant as Supplicant with FreeRADIUS as a back-end Authentication Server.

  • Accessibility-HOWTO, Linux Accessibility HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2002. Covers the use of adaptive technologies that are available for Linux.

  • Accessibility-Dev-HOWTO, How to Develop Accessible Linux Applications

    Updated: May 2002. Provides Linux software developers with guidelines and test cases for developing accessible Linux applications.

  • ACP-Modem, Linux ACP Modem (Mwave) mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. Describes how to build, setup, and use the ACP (Mwave) Modem feature of the IBM Thinkpad[tm] 600E, 600, and 770x.

  • ACPI-HOWTO, ACPI: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

    Updated: Jul 2004. Outlines how to patch a kernel for ACPI support; which allows control of power management from within the operating system.

  • ADSL HOWTO for Linux Systems - replaced by the DSL HOWTO for Linux.

  • ADSL-Bandwidth-Management-HOWTO, ADSL Bandwidth Management HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2003. Describes how to configure a linux router to more effectively manage outbound traffic on an ADSL modem.

  • ADSM-Backup, Linux ADSM mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 1997. How to install and use a client for the commercial ADSM backup system for Linux/i386.

  • Adv-Bash-Scr-HOWTO - replaced by the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide.

  • Adv-Routing-HOWTO, Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. A very hands-on approach to iproute2, traffic shaping and a bit of netfilter.

  • Advocacy, Linux Advocacy mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2000. Suggestions for how the Linux community can effectively advocate the use of Linux.

  • AI-Alife-HOWTO, Linux AI & Alife HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2004. Information about, and links to, various AI related software libraries, applications, etc. that work on the Linux platform.

  • Alpha-HOWTO, Brief Introduction to Alpha Systems and Processors

    Updated: Jun 1997. A brief overview of existing Alpha CPUs, chipsets and systems.

  • Alsa-sound, Alsa-sound-mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 1999. Describes the installation of the ALSA sound drivers for Linux.

  • Antares-RAID-sparcLinux-HOWTO, Antares-RAID-sparcLinux-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Describes how to install, configure, and maintain a hardware RAID built around the 5070 SBUS host based RAID controller by Antares Microsystems.

  • Apache-Compile-HOWTO, Apache Compile HOWTO (Linux edition)

    Updated: Feb 2003. Describes how to compile the Apache Webserver with important modules like mod_perl, mod_dav, mod_auth_ldap, mod_dynvhost, mod_roaming, mod_jserv, and mod_php.

  • Apache-mods, Apache+DSO+mod_ssl+mod_perl+php+mod_auth_nds+mod_auth_mysql+mod_fastcgi mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Details the installation of an Apache based webserver suite configured to handle DSO, and various useful modules including mod_perl, mod_ssl and php.

  • Apache-Overview-HOWTO, Apache Overview HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. An overview of the Apache webserver and related projects. It provides pointers for further information and implementation details.

  • Apache+SSL+PHP+fp, Linux Apache SSL PHP/FI frontpage mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 1998. About building a multipurpose webserver that will support dynamic web content via the PHP/FI scripting language, secure transmission of data based on Netscape's SSL, secure execution of CGI's and MS Frontpage Server Extensions.

  • Apache-WebDAV-LDAP-HOWTO, Apache based WebDAV Server with LDAP and SSL HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2003. A HOWTO on implementing WebDAV services using Apache - with LDAP for authentication and SSL for ensuring security of the DAV stores.

  • Assembly-HOWTO, Linux Assembly HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. How to program in assembly language using FREE programming tools, focusing on development for or from the Linux Operating System on IA-32 (i386) platform.

  • Astronomy-HOWTO, Linux Astronomy HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2004. Document shares tips and resources to utilize Linux solutions in the pursuit of Astronomy.


    Updated: May 2002. Explains how to install Linux on an Intel Pentium compatible computer with an ATA RAID Controller (onboard chip or seperate card), single or multiple processors and at least two hard disks.

  • Athlon-Powersaving-HOWTO, Athlon Powersaving HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2004. How to enable the power-saving functionality of the Athlon/Duron/AthlonXP processor on some motherboards/chipsets.

  • ATM-Linux-HOWTO, ATM on Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2001. Describes how to install, setup, and configure the necessary drivers and tools to support ATM networking under Linux.

  • Authentication-Gateway-HOWTO, Authentication Gateway HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2002. Document explains how to setup an authentication gateway.

  • Autodir-HOWTO, Autodir HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2004. Autodir installation, configuration and other issues related to Autodir.

  • Automount, Automount mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2002. Describes the autofs automounter, how to configure it; points out some problems to avoid.

  • AX25-HOWTO, Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2001. How to install and configure support for the AX. 25 packet radio protocol utilized by Amateur Radio Operators worldwide.

  • BackspaceDelete, Linux Backspace/Delete mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. Solutions for having working Backspace and Delete keys on the console and on X.

  • Backup-With-MSDOS, Backup-With-MSDOS mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1997. How to use a Linux-compatible tape drive installed on an MS-DOS machine to back up the filesystem of a Linux machine.

  • Bandwidth-Limiting-HOWTO, Bandwidth Limiting HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Describes how to set up your Linux server to limit download bandwidth or incoming traffic, and how to use your internet link more efficiently.

  • Bangla-HOWTO, Bengali in GNU/Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2003. A document to setup and develop support for Bengali (Bangla) in GNU/Linux.

  • Bangla-PDF-HOWTO, Bangla PDF HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2003. Describes the PDF creation process using KWord with the Bijoy2000 fonts and Bijoy keyboard, for working in the Bangla language.

  • Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO, BASH Programming - Introduction HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. This article intends to help you to start programming basic-to-intermediate shell scripts.

  • Bash-Prompt-HOWTO, Bash Prompt HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2003. Creating and controlling terminal and xterm prompts is discussed, including incorporating standard escape sequences to give username, current working directory, time, etc.

  • Battery-Powered, Battery Powered Linux Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2003. How to optimize and configure power management on a ready-configured Linux system for use on battery-powered laptops.

  • Belarusian-HOWTO, Linux Belarusian HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2001. Short guide in setting up Belarusian language support in Linux console, X Window System, web-browsers, text editors, etc. Charsets described are windows-1251, iso-8859-5 and koi8-ru. Written in English.

  • Belgian-HOWTO, The Belgian HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2003. How to tweak Linux for Belgian users; lists Linux user groups, businesses and other resources in Belgium.

  • Benchmarking-HOWTO, Linux Benchmarking HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1997. Discusses some issues associated with the benchmarking of Linux systems and presents a basic benchmarking toolkit.

  • Beowulf-HOWTO, Beowulf HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2005. Describes step by step instructions on building a Beowulf cluster. This is a Red Hat and LAM specific version of this document.

  • Boca, Installing Boca Card Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. Describes the basics of a Boca 16-port serial card (Boca 2016) with Linux.

  • BogoMips, BogoMips mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2004. Some information about BogoMips, compiled from various sources.

  • Boot+Root+Raid+LILO, Boot + Root + Raid + Lilo : Software Raid mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. A cookbook for setting up root raid using the 0.90 raidtools for bootable raid mounted on root using standard LILO.

  • Bootdisk-HOWTO, The Linux Bootdisk HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. How to design and build your own boot/root diskettes for Linux.

  • BootPrompt-HOWTO, The Linux BootPrompt HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2003. A compilation of all the possible boot time arguments that can be passed to the Linux kernel at boot time. Includes all kernel and device parameters.

  • Bridge, Bridging mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Describes how to setup an ethernet bridge.

  • Bridge+Firewall, Linux Bridge + Firewall Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1997. A bridge is an intelligent connection wire between two network cards. A firewall is an intelligent insulator.

  • Bridge+Firewall+DSL, Bridge + Firewall + DSL Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2000. Configuring a Linux system to act as a firewall and bridge with a DSL network connection.


    Updated: Jan 2001. Describes how to setup a bridge with the recent kernel patches and brctl utility by Lennert Buytenhek. With developer kernel 2.3.47 the new bridging code is part of the mainstream. On 20.06.2000 there are patches for stable kernels 2.2.14 and 2.2.15.

  • BTI-PPP, BTinternet PPPd mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2002. Describes how to setup a modem PPPd link to Btinternet in the UK.


    Updated: Feb 2000. Describes the hardware, software, and procedures needed to use a bt8x8 chipset based frame grabber or TV tuner card under Linux.

  • Bzip2, Bzip2 mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1999. How to use the bzip2 compression program.

  • C++Programming-HOWTO, C++ Programming HOWTO

    Removed: November 2002. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • C++-dlopen, C++ dlopen mini HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2003. How to dynamically load C++ functions and classes using the dlopen API.

  • C-C++Beautifier-HOWTO, C-C++ Beautifier HOWTO

    Removed: November 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • C-editing-with-VIM-HOWTO, C editing with VIM HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. An introduction to editing C and other language files whose syntax is similar like C++ and Java in vi/VIM.

  • Cable-Modem, Cable Modem HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2004. Written to assist the Linux user in configuring a cable modem for internet access using a cable network.

  • Call-back, call-back mini HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2001. How to set up call-back by using the Linux system and modem.

  • Caudium-HOWTO, Caudium HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2002. An overview of the Caudium (web) server. Includes information on setup, development, and optimization.

  • CDServer-HOWTO, CDServer-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. Describes the steps and commands you can use to setup your own CD Server using Linux and some built-in Unix commands along with other freely available software packages.

  • CD-Writing-HOWTO, CD-Writing HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2000. Explains how to write CD-ROMs under Linux.


    Updated: Jul 2001. How to install, configure, and use CD-ROM drives under Linux.

  • Chinese-HOWTO, Chinese HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 1998. Demonstrates how to implement Chinese on Linux system, including those common problems encountered while using Chinese, the ways to obtain, and shows how to install and setup a variety of different Chinese software.

  • Chroot-BIND-HOWTO, Chroot-BIND HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Describes installing the BIND 9 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise.

  • Chroot-BIND8-HOWTO, Chroot-BIND8 HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2001. Describes installing the BIND 8 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise.

  • Cipe+Masq, The Linux Cipe+Masquerading mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 1999. How to setup a VPN using Cipe on a linux masquerading firewall.

  • Clock, The Clock Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2000. How to set and keep your computer's clock on time.

  • Clone-HOWTO, HOWTO Clone Disk Images on Linux Booted from a Network

    Updated: Sep 2002. Describes a setup that allows a machine to boot Linux from BOOTP/TFTP, using the Grub boot loader, and save and restore disk and partition images to and from a TFTP server.

  • Cluster-HOWTO, Linux Cluster HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2004. How to set up high-performance Linux computing clusters.

  • Coffee, Coffee Making

    Updated: Aug 2004. Yes, Linux DOES make coffee, and it tastes good.

  • Commercial-HOWTO, Linux Commercial HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1999. A listing of commercial software and applications which are offered for Linux.

  • Commercial-Port-Advocacy, Commercial Port Advocacy mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1999. Discusses methods that can be used to approach commercial software companies to convince them to port their programs to Linux.

  • Compaq-Remote-Insight-Board-HOWTO, HOWTO Use a Compaq Remote Insight Lights Out Edition for a Headless, Remote Linux Installation

    Updated: Apr 2002. Describes the installation of Linux on a headless Compaq ProLiant server with a Compaq Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition card without physical access to the system.

  • Compaq-T1500-HOWTO, CompaqT1500-Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2002. Lists the procedures and tools needed to boot the Compaq T1500, using a Netboot of both the native file system and a generic Linux installation.

  • Compressed-TCP, Compressed TCP/IP-Sessions using SSH-like tools

    Updated: Apr 2000. Discusses how to compress data streams.

  • Conexant+Rockwell-modem-HOWTO, Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2002. A guide to using Conexant and Rockwell chipset based Software modems under Linux.

  • Config-HOWTO, Configuration HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Aims at making the fine-tuning of your newly installed Linux box quicker and easier. You will find a set of configurations for the most common applications and services.

  • Linux Consultants HOWTO - replaced by the Linux Consultants Guide.

  • CPU-Design-HOWTO, CPU Design HOW-TO

    Updated: Feb 2003. Helps people understand how a CPU is designed and manufactured. Contains references to various resources.

  • Cryptoloop-HOWTO, Cryptoloop HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2004. Eplains how to create encrypted file systems using the Cryptoloop functionality. Cryptoloop is part of the CryptoAPI in the 2.6 Linux kernel series.

  • CSPM-HOWTO, Complete System Performance Monitor HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2003. Provides an overview of the Complete System Performance Monitor, including a description of the product and installation and configuration information.

  • CVS-RCS-HOWTO, CVS-RCS HOWTO for Linux (Source Code Control System)

    Removed: November 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • Cyrus-IMAP, Cyrus IMAP HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. A comprehensive guide to installing, configuring, and running Cyrus Imap and Cyrus Sasl.

  • Danish-HOWTO, The Linux Danish/International HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2000. How to configure Linux and various Linux applications for Danish locale standards such as keyboard, font, paper-size etc.

  • DB2-HOWTO, DB2 Universe Database Version 8.2 for Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2005. Intended for anyone interested in installing and using 32-bit IBM DB2® Universal Database on Linux®. If you're interested in 64–bit or other architectures, we refer you to the official documentation sources (see the Resources section of the HOWTO for a link).

  • Debian-Binary-Package-Building-HOWTO, Debian Binary Package Building HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2003. Shows how to build a minimal Debian .deb package.

  • Debian-and-Windows-Shared-Printing, Debian and Windows Shared Printing mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2004. Demonstrates how to use command-line tools to configure your Debian system for printing. It explains how to send documents from Linux to Windows printers and how to share Linux printers with Windows PCs.

  • Debian-Jigdo, Debian Jigdo mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2004. Describes why you should use jigdo (a tool for obtaining Debian ISOs), a little bit about how it works and how you use it to get and update Debian ISOs.


    Updated: Oct 2000. Answers basic questions on how to set up your Linux box to serve as a DHCP server or a DHCP client.

  • Diald-HOWTO, Diald HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Shows some typical scenarios for easy start using Diald. Replaces the Diald mini-HOWTO.

  • Disk-Encryption-HOWTO, Disk Encryption HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2004. A method is described for encrypting a hard disk, either in whole or in part, with the encryption key stored on an external medium for increased security.

  • Diskless-HOWTO, Diskless Nodes HOWTO for Linux

    Removed: November 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO, Root over nfs clients & server HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1999. How to setup a server and configure clients for diskless operation from a network.

  • Diskless-root-NFS-other-HOWTO, Root over NFS - Another Approach

    Updated: Sep 2001. Another approach to Diskless-root-NFS-HOWTO.

  • Distributions-HOWTO, Distributions HOWTO

    Archived - Last Update: Mar 2002. Further information on Linux Distributions can be found on the Linux Weekly News (LWN) site: Distributions section.

  • Divert-Sockets-mini-HOWTO, Divert Sockets mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2000. Describes how to get, compile and use FreeBSD divert sockets under Linux 2.2.12.


    Updated: Dec 2001. How to become a totally "small time" DNS admin.

  • DocBook-Demystification-HOWTO, DocBook Demystification HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2004. Attempts to clear the fog and mystery surrounding the DocBook markup system and the tools that go with it.

  • DocBook-Install, DocBook Install mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2002. A detailed practical guide for novices to quickly getting DocBook installed and processing SGML files into HTML, PostScript and PDF on a GNU/Linux system.

  • DocBook-OpenJade-SGML-XML-HOWTO, DocBook XML/SGML Processing Using OpenJade

    Updated: Jul 2003. Explains setting up OpenJade to process SGML/XML DocBook documents.

  • Domain, Setting Up Your New Domain Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2000. Outlines the things you will probably have to do when you want to set up a network of computers under your own domain.

  • DOS-Win-to-Linux-HOWTO, From DOS/Windows to Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2000. Written for all the DOS and Windows users who have decided to switch to Linux.

  • DOSEMU-HOWTO, The dosemu HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2002. DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and is an application that enables the Linux OS to run many DOS programs.

  • DPT-Hardware-RAID-HOWTO, Linux DPT Hardware RAID HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2004. How to set up hardware RAID under Linux.

  • DSL-HOWTO, DSL HOWTO for Linux

    Updated: Jul 2002. Examines the DSL family of high speed Internet services now being deployed in various markets worldwide. Information is included on the technology behind DSL as well as subscribing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting.


    Updated: Oct 2000. An easy to follow explanation on how to get DVD movie play-back in Linux.

  • DVD-Playback-HOWTO, DVD Playback HOWTO

    Updated: FEb 2004. This document describes how to view DVD movies on a Linux computer with a DVD drive.

  • Ecology-HOWTO, Linux Ecology HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2003. Discusses ways Linux computers can be used as a means to protect our environment, by using its features to save power or paper.

  • Emacs-Beginner-HOWTO, Emacs Beginner's HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2001. Introduces Linux users to the Emacs editor.

  • Emacspeak-HOWTO, Installing Emacspeak HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. Installation instructions for the Emacspeak audio desktop application for Linux.

  • Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO, HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

    Updated: Oct 2002. Explains some of the difficulties and biases women face in the Linux community and examines various strategies for addressing those difficulties in order to encourage more participation by women.

  • Encrypted-Root-Filesystem-HOWTO, Encrypted Root Filesystem HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2004. Explains how to make your personal data secure by encrypting your Linux root filesystem using strong cryptography.

  • Enterprise-Java-for-Linux-HOWTO, Enterprise Java for Linux HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. How to set up an Enterprise Java environment on Linux including a JDK, a Web server, supporting Java servlets, accessing a database via JDBC, and supporting Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs).

  • Esperanto-HOWTO, Linux-Esperanto-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1999.

  • Ethernet-HOWTO, Linux Ethernet HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2003. Information about which ethernet devices can be used for Linux, and how to set them up (focused on the hardware and low level driver aspect of the ethernet cards; see Network HOWTO for software configuration information).

  • Ethernet-Bridge-netfilter-HOWTO, Ethernet Bridge + netfilter Howto

    Updated: Oct 2002. Information on setting up an ethernet bridge with a surveying and/or regulating instance into an existing network topology.

  • Euro-Char-Support, Euro Character Support mini HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2002. Describes how to make the Euro character support in GNU/Linux work.

  • Event-HOWTO, Event HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2000. The purpose of this document is to show you how to create good presentations for almost any sort of Linux event.

  • Ext2fs-Undeletion, Linux Ext2fs Undeletion mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 1999. Presents a discussion of how to retrieve deleted files from a Second Extended File System.

  • Ext2fs-Undeletion-Dir-Struct, Ext2fs Undeletion of Directory Structures

    Updated: Nov 2000. Describes a straight forward way of recovering whole directory structures, instead of file by file, that have been removed by a misplaced rm -rf

  • Fax-Server, Linux simple fax printer/server mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 1997. Describes in detail one of the simplest ways to setup a fax server on your Linux system.

  • FBB, FBB Packet-radio BBS mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2004. Covers the installation and use of the most popular amateur packet-radio BBS software FBB.

  • FDU, XFree86 Font De-uglification HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. How to fix ugly and unreadable X Window fonts. This content is now covered in the Font-HOWTO.

  • Fedora-Multimedia-Installation-HOWTO, Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2004. How to get various proprietary and restricted multimedia Damned Things (Flash, MP3, Java, mpeg, avi, Real Media, Windows Media) working under Fedora.

  • Filesystems-HOWTO, Filesystems HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2000. About filesystems and accessing filesystems.

  • Finnish-HOWTO, Finnish HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2005. Describes how to localize GNU/Linux for Finnish users (written in Finnish).

  • Firewall-HOWTO, Firewall and Proxy Server HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2000. Designed to describe the basics of firewall systems and give you some detail on setting up both a filtering and proxy firewall on a Linux based system.

  • Firewall-Piercing, Firewall Piercing mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2001. Directions for using ppp over telnet to do network activities transparently through an Internet firewall.

  • Flash-Memory-HOWTO, USB Flash Memory HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2004. Describes procedures for installing USB Flash Memory devices and the way of formatting them for various file systems such as vfat (the way they usually come) and ext2 (the way they fit in better with Linux).

  • Font-HOWTO, Optimal Use of Fonts on Linux (Font HOWTO)

    Updated: Jan 2005. Provides a comprehensive source to act as a starting point for any and all font questions about Linux.

  • Framebuffer-HOWTO, Framebuffer HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2000. How to use the framebuffer devices in Linux with a variety of platforms. Also includes how to set up multi-headed displays.

  • Francophones-HOWTO, Le Francophones-HOWTO : Linux & la langue française

    Updated: Dec 2001.

  • From-PowerUp-To-Bash-Prompt-HOWTO, From Power Up To Bash Prompt

    Updated: Nov 2000. A brief description of what happens in a Linux system from the time that you turn on the power, to the time that you log in and get a bash prompt.

  • Ftape-HOWTO, Ftape HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1998. Discusses essential do's and dont's for the ftape floppy tape driver under Linux. Focuses on the newest version (ftape-4.02 at the time of this writing).

  • FTP, FTP mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2000. How to use ftp clients and servers

  • Game-Server-HOWTO, Game Server HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2003. Explains how to install, configure and maintain servers for various popular multiplayer games.

  • GCC-Frontend-HOWTO, GCC Frontend HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. Creating a new GCC front end.

  • German-HOWTO, German HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. Addresses Linux localization issues specific to German users (written in German).


    Updated: Nov 1997. How to acquire, install and configure a powerful scientific public-domain Geographic Information System (GIS): the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS).

  • Glibc-Install-HOWTO, Glibc Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2004. Explains how you install a new version of glibc on your system.

  • Glibc2-HOWTO, Glibc 2 HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 1998. Covers installing and using the GNU C Library version 2 (libc6) on Linux systems.

  • Handspring-Visor, Handspring-Visor with Linux mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2003. Using the Visor with Linux and your USB port.

  • Hard-Disk-Upgrade, Hard Disk Upgrade Mini HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. How to copy a Linux system from one hard disk to another.

  • Hardware-HOWTO, Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2004. Lists most of the hardware supported by Linux and helps you locate any necessary drivers.

  • Hebrew-HOWTO, The Hebrew HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 1995. How to configure your Linux machine to use Hebrew characters on X-Windows and Virtual Consoles.

  • Hellenic-HOWTO, Hellenic HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 1997. Addresses Linux localization issues specific to Greek users (written in Hellenic).

  • HighQuality-Apps-HOWTO, Creating Integrated High Quality Linux Applications HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2002. Tries to clarify some issues and give tips on how to create Linux applications highly integrated to the Operating System, security and easy of use.

  • Home-Electrical-Control, Home Electrical Device Control mini HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2003. Use Linux to control your home electrical devices.

  • Home-Network-mini-HOWTO, Red Hat Linux 6.x as an Internet Gateway for a Home Network

    Updated: Jun 2000. Tutorial on configuring Red Hat 6 and related variants to operate as an internet gateway to a small home or office network. Topics covered include masquerading, DNS, DHCP, and basic security.

  • Howtos-with-LinuxDoc, Howtos-with-LinuxDoc mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2003. This is about how to write HOWTOs using the simple LinuxDoc markup. It's primarily for Linux Documentation Project authors (and future fledging authors who want to get started fast). If you want to use the more advanced DocBook markup (including XML) see the LDP Author Guide.

  • HOWTO HOWTO - replaced by the LDP Author Guide.


    Updated: frequently. Index to the Linux HOWTOs as well as other information about the LDP.

  • HP-HOWTO, HP HOWTO - Utilisation and Configuration Guide of HP Products under Linux

    Updated: Dec 2001. Describes the use of products available in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) catalog with Linux and some free software.

  • i810-HOWTO, i810 with XFree86 4.x HOWTO

    Updated: May 2001. Describes getting XFree86 4.x running on Intel's i810 graphics chipset by using special features of the 2.4.0 kernel.

  • IBM7248-HOWTO, Installing GNU/Linux on the IBM RS/6000 43P model 7248 HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2003. Describes the installation of GNU/Linux on the IBM RS/6000 43P model 7248 series.

  • Indic-Fonts-HOWTO, The Indic Fonts HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2002. A detailed guide on how to install and use Indic scripts (devanagri etc.) using UTF-8 encoding under GNU/Linux.

  • INFO-SHEET, Linux Information Sheet

    Updated: Sep 1998. Provides basic information about the Linux operating system, including an explanation of Linux, a list of features, some requirements, and some resources.

  • Infrared-HOWTO, Linux Infrared HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2003. Introduction to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the software provided by the Linux/IrDA project.

  • IngresII-HOWTO, Ingres II HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2001. Helps install the Ingres II Relational Database Management System on Linux.

  • Installation-HOWTO, The Linux Installation HOWTO

    Updated: Jul 2002. How to obtain and install Linux software. It is the first document which a new Linux user should read to get started.

  • Installfest-HOWTO, Linux Installfest HOWTO

    Updated: Sep 2004. Provides some guidelines that should help you run a successful installfest.

  • Install-From-ZIP, Linux Install From PPA-Zip drive mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 1998. How to install Linux from a parallel port zip drive using the Slackware Linux distribution.

  • Install-Strategies, Linux Installation Strategies

    Updated: May 2001. Discusses a few installation strategies for those who intend to dual-boot between Windows and Linux.

  • Intkeyb, How to setup international keyboard in X Windows

    Updated: Nov 2002. This xmodmap and kimap solutions will work for you in setting up any international keyboard for (Debian, RedHat, Mandrake, Corel) Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and possibly every Unix that uses Xfree86 and KDE.

  • Intranet-Server-HOWTO, The Linux Intranet Server HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2001. How to setup an Intranet using Linux as the server which binds Unix, Netware, NT and Windows together.

  • IO-Perf-HOWTO, I/O Performance HOWTO

    Updated: May 2002. Covers information on available patches for the 2.4 kernel that will improve the I/O performance of your Linux operating system.

  • IO-Port-Programming, Linux I/O port programming mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 2000. Describes programming hardware I/O ports and waiting for small periods of time in user-mode Linux programs running on the Intel x86 architecture.

  • IP-Alias, Setting Up IP Aliasing On A Linux Machine Mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. How to set up and run IP aliasing on a Linux box.


    Updated: Jul 2000. How to obtain, install and configure the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.

  • IP-Masquerade-HOWTO, Linux IP Masquerade HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2003. How to enable the Linux IP Masquerade feature on a given Linux host.

  • IPMasquerading+Napster, IPMasquerading+Napster mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2000. Present a way to allow users behind an IPMasq'd system to use Napster.

  • IP-Subnetworking, IP Sub-Networking mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Aug 2001. Describes why and how to subnetwork an IP network - that is using a single A, B or C Class network number to function correctly on several interconnected networks.


    Updated: May 1998. How to obtain, install and configure various tools available for the Linux operating system that use the Linux kernel IPX protocol support.

  • IRC, Linux IRC mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2005. Describes the basics of IRC and respective applications for Linux.

  • ISP-Connectivity, ISP-Connectivity mini-HOWTO

    Archived - Last Update: Nov 2001. How to setup PPP, connect up to your ISP, configure mail and news, get a permanent IP (if available), get a domain name, and have a bona fide system running in a little over thirty minutes.

  • ISP-Hookup-HOWTO, ISP-Hookup HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 1998. How to use Linux to connect to an Internet Service Provider via a dial-up modem TCP/IP connection (basic dial-up procedure and IP establishment, email and news handling is covered).

  • ISP-Setup-RedHat-HOWTO, "Pocket" ISP based on RedHat Linux

    Updated: Jan 2001. Outlines the setup of a single RedHat box for dial-ins,virtual web hosting, virtual email, POP3 and ftp servers.

  • Italian-HOWTO, Linux Italian HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2004. Addresses Linux localization issues specific to Italian users (written in Italian).

  • Jabber-Server-Farming-HOWTO, Jabber Server Farming How-To

    Updated: Jun 2002. Provide Jabber admins a look into the present and future of Jabber Server Farming.


    Updated: Dec 1998. Explains how to set up your server to allow CGI programs written in Java and how to use Java to write CGI programs.

  • Java-Decompiler-HOWTO, Java Decompiler HOWTO

    Removed: November 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • JavaStation-HOWTO, Linux on the Sun JavaStation NC HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2001. Describes how to enable the GNU/Linux OS on the Sun JavaStation NC.

  • Jaz-Drive-HOWTO, Jaz-drive HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2000. Covers the configuration and use of the 1Gb and 2Gb Iomega Jaz drives under Linux.

  • K7s5a-HOWTO, The Elite's K7s5a mainboard HOWTO

    Updated: May 2004. Describes how to use Elite's K7s5a board with Linux.

  • KDE-GUI-Login-Configuration-HOWTO, KDE GUI Login Configuration HOWTO

    Updated: Apr 2003. A tutorial on customizing the GUI login screen.

  • KDE-Kiosk-Mode, KDE-Kiosk-Mode HOWTO

    Archived - Last Update: Sep 2002. Describes how to invoke the kiosk mode of KDE.

    Further information can be found at: http://www.brigadoon.de/peter/kde/.

  • Kerberos-Infrastructure-HOWTO, Kerberos Infrastructure HOWTO

    Updated: May 2004. Describes the design and configuration of a Kerberos infrastructure for handling authentication with GNU/Linux. It details steps for a best practices method of setting up servers, Kerberos software,conversion of legacy systems, and answers frequently asked questions.

  • Kernel-HOWTO, The Linux Kernel HOWTO

    Removed: Nov 2003. This HOWTO has been removed for review.

  • KernelAnalysis-HOWTO, KernelAnalysis-HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2003. Explains some things about the Linux Kernel, such as the most important components, how they work, and so on.

  • Kerneld, The Linux kerneld mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2000. Explains how you can use the kerneld function in the Linux kernels.

  • Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO, The Linux keyboard and console HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 2002. Contains some information about the Linux (v2.0) keyboard and console, and the use of non-ASCII characters.

  • KickStart-HOWTO, RedHat Linux KickStart HOWTO

    Archived - Last Update: Jan 1999.

    Briefly describes how to use the RedHat Linux KickStart system to rapidly install large numbers of identical Linux boxes.

  • Kiosk-HOWTO, Kiosk HOWTO

    Updated: Oct 1999. Provides a guide for setting up a WWW-based kiosk using Linux, X11R6, FVWM2, Netscape Navigator 4.X, and a customized trackball.

  • Kodak-Digitalcam-HOWTO, Kodak Digital Camera HOWTO

    Updated: Jan 2001. Getting a Kodak digital camera working under GNU/Linux.

  • Laptop-HOWTO, Linux Laptop HOWTO

    Updated: Feb 2003. Contains a concise survey of laptop-related (Linux content) documents, such as installation methods for laptops (via PCMCIA, without CD drive, etc.), laptop hardware features, and configurations for different (network) environments.

  • Large-Disk-HOWTO, Large Disk HOWTO

    Updated: Nov 2004. All about disk geometry and the 1024 cylinder limit for disks.

  • Latvian-HOWTO, Latvian HOWTO

    Updated: Jun 2002. Describes GNU/Linux localization issues specific for Latvian users (written in Latvian).

  • LBX, The LBX mini-HOWTO

    Updated: Dec 1997. LBX (Low Bandwidth X) is an X server extension which performs compression on the X protocol.


    Updated: Mar 2004. Information about installing, configuring, running and maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine.

  • LDAP-Implementation-HOWTO, LDAP Implementation HOWTO

    Updated: Mar 2001. Describes the technical aspects of storing application data in a LDAP server. It focuses on the configuration of various applications to make them

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