Finding Support for Linux

There are many different methods of getting support in todays technical world. Some methods work better for others. I have put together a list of some of the common methods. If you are not fimiliar with what some of these are, please take a look at the bottom of the page for definitions.

Please Note this is just a list of a few popular Linux distributions. I put this together to have things at your finger tips. If the distribution you use is not listed, they should have some support information on the home page. If can't find anything you can always do a Google search to find help. For Example if you are looking for a forum go to Google and type the distro and the word forum after it. You should find some helpful results. I hope this information can be helpful. If you feel some more information should be added, please send and email via the contact page.

 

Arch Linux   Arch Linux


 

Website: http://www.archlinux.org/

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.freenode.net  Channel: #archlinux

Freenode.net IRC Channel: #archlinux , #Linuxhelp

Forums: http://bbs.archlinux.org/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/archlinux

Manuals: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page

Install Guide: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

News: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wiki_News

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

 

 

 

centOS Linux   CentOS


 

Website: http://www.centos.org/

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.freenode.net  Channel: #centos

Freenode.net IRC Channel: #centos

Forums: http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/centos

Manuals: http://wiki.centos.org/

News: http://planet.centos.org/ , http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

Notes: CentOS is a re-brand of Red Hat Linux (RHEL). You could always take a look through manuals and support forums related around Red Hat. If you have the funds Red Hat has a method to move your CentOS over to Red Hat and this would allow you to take advantage of the packages they offer.

 

 

 

Debian Linux Support Help   Debian


 

Website: http://www.debian.org

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.debian.org  Channel:

Freenode.net IRC Channel: #debian , #Linuxhelp

Forums: http://forums.debian.net/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/debian

Manuals: http://www.debian.org/doc/ , http://wiki.debian.org/

News: http://www.debian.org/News/

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

 

 

 

Fedora Linux OS Support   Fedora


 

Website: http://fedoraproject.org/

Main IRC Chat: Server:   Channel: #fedora

Freenode.net IRC Channel: #fedora

Forums: http://fedoraforum.org/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/fedora

Manuals: http://docs.fedoraproject.org , https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki

News: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

Fedora's Help Page: http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-help

 

 

 

Linux Mint Support   Mint


 

Website: http://www.linuxmint.com/

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.spotchat.org  Channel: #linuxmint-help

Freenode.net IRC Channel:

Forums: http://forums.linuxmint.com/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/mint

Manuals: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial

News: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

 

 

 

OpenSuSE   OpenSuSE


 

Website: http://www.opensuse.org/

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.opensuse.org Channel: #opensuse

Freenode.net IRC Channel:

Forums: http://forums.opensuse.org/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/opensuse

Manuals: http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation

News: http://news.opensuse.org/

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

OpenSuSE help page: http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate

Note: Novell Also provides an support packages for Suse.  http://www.novell.com/linux/

 

 

 

Ubuntu Linux Support   Ubuntu


 

Website: http://www.ubuntu.com/

Main IRC Chat: Server: irc.freenode.net   Channel: #ubuntu

Freenode.net IRC Channel: #ubuntu

Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/

Identi.ca: http://identi.ca/group/ubuntu

Manuals: http://ubuntu-manual.org/ , https://help.ubuntu.com/

News: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/

Google Search: http://www.google.com/linux

 

 

 

 

 

Define:   Definitons:


 

Website: Main website for the Linux disro, where you can find other helpful documents, links, and downloads.

Main IRC Chat: IRC stands for Internet Chat Relay. It basically is a method of chating with others. IRC is used very heavliy in the Linux Community.

More about IRC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC

Common IRC Clients: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_IRC_clients

Generic IRC Help: http://www.irchelp.org/

Freenode.net IRC Channel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freenode

Forums: Post questions to the community. If you are having trouble then more then likely some one else had the same problem and can help walk you through on how to fix it.

Identi.ca: Identi.ca is an open source social networking and micro-blogging service. Users can send updates (known as "notices") up to 140 characters long. A lot of Linux users use this tool instead of twitter. A great place to help other users and share ideas and information.

Manuals: Documentation on setting up, configuring..etc

News: Stay up to date with your favorite Linux flavor.

Google Search: Google has created a page specifically for Linux search. If you go a Google search from google.com/linux you will get results geared towards Linux.

Please note that things change and there are new projects starting up often. If you feel something should be added to this list, please send us an email on the contact page.