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Linux Help

  • Attend a Meeting
    If you are on campus, it’s easy to request help in person just by attending a meeting. For Spring 2015, meetings are held at 12:00 pm in ITE 234 on Wednesdays.
  • LUG Mailing List
    The mailing list can provide help with your questions about Linux or other Unix operating systems. You are welcome to join the discussion; select the Mailing List link for more information. The mailing list is especially helpful for UMBC-specific questions such as working on the GL servers, ResNet and wireless access; etc.
  • Ubuntu Forums
    Web-based forums with many other new and experienced users. One of the best parts of Ubuntu is the huge community that surrounds it. The Ubuntu Forums are a great place with very knowledgeable people willing to help. First, try searching for the problem you are having. If after a bit of searching with different keywords you cannot find a solution, feel free to create a new post in the appropriate forum. While these forums are Ubuntu-specific, you may find help with a problem on another distribution here.
  • Google Linux Search
    Are you getting a specific error message? Try typing the problem with specific text into Google with quotes. Example: "error: 'x264_param_t' has no member named 'i_bframe_adaptive'"
  • Facebook
    If you use the popular social networking site Facebook, you can also find UMBC LUG members through our Facebook group. Click the above link to see our group.

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