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Re: Fedora howtos ?



On Feb 1, 2008 7:59 AM, Vladimir Kosovac <vnk mkc co nz> wrote:
>
>
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > On Jan 31, 2008 7:58 PM, Eric H Christensen <eric christensenplace us> wrote:
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> >> Valent,
> >> Not sure exactly what Howto you are looking for but there are documents at http://docs.fedoraproject.org and on the Fedora Project Wiki.
> >>
> >> Eric
> >
> > I'm asking if there are answers to most common questions, I see the
> > FAQ but those are the most basic Q&A and I see lots of questions
> > poping up on mailinlists and forums that don't have answers.
> >
> > Like this one:
> > "How can I setup samba to work (mount & unmount on bootup and
> > shutdown) in Fedora 8 (there are SELinux and NetworManager issues)."
> >
> Valent, I recently wrote samba paper as a section of the draft
> Administration Guide. You can find it here:
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/AdministrationGuide/Servers/SambaServer
>
> It's paragraph 5.5. Guide is set for release with the release of Fedora
> 9, which should give it more visibility.

Thanks for the link it is great, but I was actually thinking (and
didn't write it) about samba client issues I found in Fedora 8.
I'm not a real admin so I'm probably doing something wrong, but here
is my experience.
I setup samba mount points in /etc/fstab and if I enable netfs service
to start in runlevel 3 that it fails becase network is up only when
you log in  and gnome starts NetworkManager. There are ways of putting
scripts in NetworkDispatch folder so that when NEtworkManager starts
netfs service starts and mounts samba shares but this fails on
shutdown becasuse network goes down before samba shares are unmounted.

> I don't use Network Manager and am not aware of the issues samba client
> might have with it. SElinux requirements are explained in the same paper.
>
> > I know that there are lots of knowledgeable fedora users and devels
> > that can answer these and similar questions but new users need to know
> > where to look for them. Can something be done so that somewhere these
> > howto Q&A are accesible easily to new users - maybe some wiki page?
> >
> There is nothing standing in a way of someone who wants to take the
> ownership of any new useful documentation, including FAQ. We are a bit
> short-handed at the moment though - would you be interested in joining
> the docs project, perhaps and start on this one? I'm happy to help as
> much as I can, more once AdminGuide work is completed.

I'm willing to help work on HowTos wiki page, but I'm new to wiki
editing so somebody should probably instead of me lay the foundation
of the wiki page - the paragraphs, sections (networking, desktop,
multimedia... etc...) and I'll start working on it after that of if
you have some other way how it is done and how I can contribute just
say how.

Cheers,
Valent.

> Cheers, Vladimir
>
> > Valent.
> >





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