Talk:General recommendations

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This page is currently under construction. The final result will be a merged Post Installation Tips and Beginners' Guide Appendix. See Talk:Post Installation Tips#Duplication of effort (merge?) for details.

The intended style is that of an "index" of popular or otherwise frequently-sought information. This page should contain no real "content", but rather short introductions/descriptions of a problem/application followed by a suitable wiki link for interested parties.

-- pointone 20:03, 11 January 2010 (EST)


Considerations before further commits

My coments were edited to unclutter the talk page. pwd 13:42, 23 December 2009 (EST) To keep content in the main articles/maintain this page as a neat link repository:

I copied most of this content (that I'm now asking to move) before realizing that the merger has more opportunities for improvement. Seeing that it's a major departure from Post Installation Tips/Beginners' Guide Appendix, I bring this up before changing too much. Thoughts? pwd 23:57, 19 December 2009 (EST)

Completely agree on all points. I especially liked your idea of a coreutils or Core Utilities article, though I don't believe "grep" and "diff" are included in the coreutils package. Do you think enough could be said about "grep" to warrant a separate article?
My plan of attack was to begin merging sections that are already covered in separate articles, then focus on splitting and merging remaining sections -- but, as they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat. Ideally though, this article should contain absolutely no real "content" (in my opinion). Even the "LILO" tip I'd like to split, despite it being a single line of text.
I'm not sure what should happen to the "Recommended reading" section. Perhaps it can be converted into a preface or similar...
-- pointone 12:44, 20 December 2009 (EST)
Alright, I'm thinking Core Utilities is so far the best out of the proposals. As you mentioned, coreutils doesn't include grep/others and would otherwise be a needless limitation. A title like Basic Commands feels out of place with coloring tips, etc.
Ignoring the title for the moment, I'm thinking of moving:
to Core Utilities:
The rest of the content is less problematic (AUR, makepkg, etc.), since they're already present in their main articles. pwd 16:16, 20 December 2009 (EST)
I'll take this opportunity to mention that a How to use a mouse in the console (GPM redirects) article already exists. Otherwise, I concur with your list.
Which other boot-related articles are you considering? I think Arch Boot Process is a suitable candidate for the "retaining" section (though Disable clearing of boot messages already exists!)
-- pointone 23:15, 20 December 2009 (EST)


Doing layout first is a nice idea... good thinking.

--Gen2ly 14:16, 19 December 2009 (EST)

Hardware auto recognition/udev

pointone, good call on updating this to today's reality. hwdetect and its kin really aren't noteworthy any more. pwd 13:42, 23 December 2009 (EST)