If you have ideas, corrections or questions relating to this HOWTO, please email me. By receiving feedback on this howto (even if I don't have the time to answer), you make me feel like I'm doing something useful. In turn, it motivates me to write more and add to this document. You can reach me at <>. My web page is www.dirac.org/p and my Linux pages are at www.dirac.org/linux. Please do send comments and suggestions for this howto. Even if I don't take your suggestions, your input is graciously received.
I assume a working knowledge of Linux, so I use some topics like runlevels and modules without defining them. If there are enough questions (or even protests!) I'll add more basic information to this document.
This document is copyright (c) 2001 Peter Jay Salzman, <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1, except for the provisions I list in the next paragraph. I hate HOWTO's that include the license; it's a tree killer. You can read the GNU FDL at www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html.
If you want to create a derivative work or publish this HOWTO for commercial purposes, contact me first. This will give me a chance to give you the most recent version. I'd also appreciate either a copy of whatever it is you're doing or a spinach, garlic, mushroom, feta cheese and artichoke heart pizza.
Thanks to Mike Phillips who commented extensively on the howto. Thanks to Dmitry Samoyloff, <>, for translating this document into Russian. It blew my mind when he told me that he was translating my words to Russian.
The latest version can be found at cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/lgh/LG-HOWTO, but this is my own personal working copy. You can get the most recent polished version (whatever that means!) from www.linuxdoc.org and www.dirac.org/linux/writing.
Dmitry Samoyloff, <>, is the maintainer of the Russian translation of this HOWTO. The most recent version can be found at linuxgames.hut.ru/data/docs/HOWTO/LG-HOWTO-ru.html.