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About the LDP

The Linux Documentation Project is developing free, high quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. This includes the creation of HOWTOs and Guides, and collaboration with other documentation groups.

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DocBook Conversions

DocBook, an SGML and XML DTD designed specifically for technical documentation, has become the standard format for Linux documentation, and therefore for the Linux Documentation Project. Most new documents that are being written for the LDP are being written in DocBook, but we also have a large collection of documents that were written in other formats and that now need to be converted.

We are not progressing as quickly as we need to with the document conversions, and we need some more people willing to volunteer anything from a few hours to a few days of their time.

Please to get more information on how you can help.

New Documents

  • MP3 Player Box HOWTO
    Version 1.1, Konrad Rzeszutek,

    This document describes how to build, configure, install, and use a custom MPEG3 player box. It lists the necessary hardware and answers a number of frequently asked questions.

  • Connecting to MS SQL 6.x+ via Openlink/PHP/ODBC mini-HOWTO
    Version 3.0, Zili Zhang,

    How to connect to MS SQL 6.x+ database server via ODBC functions of PHP3(3.0.1x or above) compiled with Openlink drivers under Linux.

    This document comes from an old text-only FAQ (that wasn't really a FAQ) quickly converted to linuxdoc SGML by Greg Ferguson.

Updated Documents