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FAQ Section needed in GENERAL
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:43:54 AM »
 

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We need a FAQ section in GENERAL
I've already answered the same question and it seems @firenice03 also did many times.
It is a waste of time for everybody to repeat the same answers. They are better placed somewhere in plain sight: FAQ.
One of them is trouble related to updates:
Launching the second instance of apt or dpkg or gdebi-gtk;
Using PPAs that lack the version for the current Core OS (Focal, 20.4 as for now). This is already a trivial issue but this is difficult to understand for a beginner.
The "server down" problem appears very rare so most update trouble is related to those two issues.
Another issue I noticed is "Upgrade From LL X-1 to X error.". I know this is a RTFM issue, but placing it in a visible FAQ will simplify things. You just point to the right forum topic link and it's solved.
Some other topics: Formatting; partitioning; UEFI (GUID) versus BIOS (DOS).
Would be of a great help to have a search box in the HELP system on the top of each page. Guesswork it's a bad idea here. (Linux Lite Manual, or User's Guide). It takes years to understand where to look for something you never crossed over. For a beginner, everything is a foreign language.
An operating system, only LOOKS easy and simple, due to the graphical approach. It NEVER WAS, WILL NEVER BE. Either SIMPLE or EASY. These are just myths. This was the windows marketing  BS. Do we have to go on the same path?
Being the slave of the GUI is something and UNDERSTANDING it, it is a very different thing.
We can make things simpler, but this never meant EASY.
Simple, means knowing WHAT to do.
Easy, means KNOWING HOW TO DO IT. And this is achieved only through experience. Which takes time. Lots of time!

Best regards! :)
Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 02:55:57 AM by Şerban S.
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Re: FAQ Section needed in GENERAL
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 08:54:02 PM »
 

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I'll let others respond first before I comment other than to say this will only lead to the doubling up of information which is already searchable here.
 

Re: FAQ Section needed in GENERAL
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 12:53:09 PM »
 

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I'll let others respond first before I comment other than to say this will only lead to the doubling up of information which is already searchable here.

Thanks! :)
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