Cf. Bugzilla #128952.
The usb-hotplug-tutorial (formerly updfstab-tutorial) is, I think, ready
for some final proofing/editing by a fresh pair of eyes. Dave Pawson
helped me quite a bit with some initial technical and editorial issues.
Is there anyone out there who can check it out and let me know what you
think? The URL's for various flavors of access are listed in Bugzilla
until the thing moves into "publish-ready" stage. I am dead-set on
getting this out soon, since it's useful for FC2 (and prior) users who
are not yet ready to make the big switch to FC3 even after its final
Paul W. Frields, RHCE
OK..so I have a few questions, that (I know) have probably been answered a
thousand times, and the poor posters were flamed continuously for days on
end (OK..maybe I'm a member of too many mailing lists ;). Anyhow, I'm
curious how you guys work on documentation projects individually. Do you
write in your favorite text editor, then pass the subject matter to your
editor to parse it into XML? Are all of you so good that you compose in
XML? Is there an emacs plugin that I'm missing that allows you to write
your content, then adds all of the *basic* XML tags for you? Where does the
author start and the editor begin? Do you compose in your favorite editor,
then once the content is complete, open it in emacs using the template, and
parse it that way? What's the /theoretical/ process, and the /practical/
application of that process? I've skimmed the Documentation Guide, and the
Quick Start, and didn't get a whole lot out of it other than I should be
either an author, or an editor. Karsten has volunteered to be my editor for
this particular project, so I guess that makes me the author. ;) So are
there considerations to be made while I'm writing the content? Will those
come after the fact? Are they my responsibility or the editors?
I apologize for so many questions, but this is my first "official"
documentation project, so I want to make sure I get it right. ;)
<== dataking's pgp ==>
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I have installed Fedora Core 2 and when I boot, I get my screen all 'torn
apart'. Fedora correctly recognized my videocard (ATI mobility 128mb) and I
have manually selected my display (Dell 104 x 768 Laptop LCD).
The funny thing is, when there is an external monitor connected and you
press the FN key to select to output on both displays .. The screen is
perfect on the laptop. When I boot without an external monitor connected,
the screen is unreadable again.
Can you advise me on what to do, where to look ????
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:00:06 -0700
> From: Karsten Wade <kwade(a)redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: Style guide
> To: For participants of the docs project <fedora-docs-list(a)redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <1093021205.17095.7768.camel(a)erato.phig.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain
> On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 06:07, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 21:34, Karsten Wade wrote:
>> > * We don't want outside repositories or hosted draft documents to be
>> > seen _at_all_ as official, supported, backed-up, unrootkitted, or
>> > anything sources for FDP docs or SCM (software configuration
>> ^^^^^ other than? (not nitpicking, just making sure I
>> > management).
> Bad idiomatic usage ... it should parse like, "we don't want outside
> repositories to be seen at all as official anything to do with FDP."
> Still awkward. How about:
> * Because of concerns over support, availability, redundancy, and
> security, we don't want non-FDP doc or source repositories to be seen as
> "officially" connected to the project. For example, if someone's SCM
> gets compromised and a rootkit trojan is loaded into document tarball
> ... well, bad things could happen.
> Hope that is clearer,
> - Karsten
> Karsten Wade, RHCE, Tech Writer
> a lemon is just a melon in disguise
> gpg fingerprint: 2680 DBFD D968 3141 0115 5F1B D992 0E06 AD0E 0C41
If RH is THAT worried about contamination, then maybe THEY should release
You may not want the appearance of some site appearing to be 'official',
but I think that this is a little bit of a scare tactic.
Thousands of programs are released via apt, rpm repositories and yum...
ALL without the fear of contamination or appearance of impropropiety. And
all done with the help of willing participanting websites AND
ENCOURAGEMENT from the authors. MANY run with the sole support of the
Why is the thought of spreading the information such a fearful subject?
I am one of the writer/editors working on the Fedora Documentation
Project <http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/docs>, and we are preparing a
set of Style Guidelines for aspiring writers and editors. In doing a
short survey of related sites, I came across the captioned guide
("GDSG"). Since all our documentation will be licensed under the GNU
FDL, as is the GDSG, we are very interested in using portions of your
Guide as source material. Your use of the GNU FDL makes this effort
As the individual who will likely take the lead on preparing the Fedora
Documentation Style Guidelines, I'm writing partly out of a sense of
courtesy, but also to commend you on an exceptionally concise and
readable guide. We hope that our use of the GDSG will make the process
of creating useful, contemporary Fedora documentation a more pleasant
experience for all our contributors. We also hope that we may be able to
build upon the exceptional work you've done in preparing the GDSG.
Please feel free to contact me back, or visit our list archives at
Paul W. Frields, RHCE
I noticed that James Clark released a more recent version of nxml-mode
Has anyone packaged this yet?
(There's an interaction problem between nxml-mode and VC that I'm
trying to track down; I'd like to test against the most recent
nxml-mode before sending a bug report...)
James Ralston, Information Technology
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
I am working on a mirror-tutorial that walks an administrator through
the process of setting up a mirror on the local network. It will also
include preparation of repositories on the mirror for use with up2date,
and how to configure clients to use the mirror for the most seamless
I have set these mirrors up on request for a number of customers, for
classrooms, small offices, development networks, and the like. They're
also useful on home networks where the user has multiple Linux boxes on
Level of interest?
Paul W. Frields, RHCE