March 4, 2004

The LDP Weekly News - March 3, 2004

Author: Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar Appaji Nag

The Linux Documentation Project Weekly News

Issue Number : 9
Publication Date : 2004-03-03

Table of Contents
1. New documents @ TLDP
2. Documents submitted for review
3. New document proposals
4. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides
5. News in The LDP world
6. HOWTO contribute to TLDP

1. New documents @ TLDP

*As proposed a couple of weeks ago, here it is: the DVD Playback HOWTO, by David Jao. David starts with
the basics and explains how to set up the region for your drive, how to
check for X Video Overlay support and how to enable DMA drive access.

He continues with the discussion of the DVD playing software: MPlayer,
Xine, Ogle and VideoLAN. The HOWTO has information of how to make these
work on a variety of Linux distributions. It also has a troubleshooting

*At the Spanish TLDP you can now find two courses
about the Andalusian Guadalinex
. The first document is a guide detailing the installation
process and explaining how to get started with the system. It also has an
introduction on Internet services and
. The second document is a beginner's guide as well, but it differs from
the first one in that it has more on multi-media and didactical

2. Documents submitted for review

*AJ Lewis sent in an update of the LVM
. This revision has updated CVS locations and FTP links along with
an added section on extending a JFS filesystem.

3. New document proposals

*Ravi Kiran asks whether this article on understanding the proc file
system would be a good addition to our collection. Ravi would also like
to hear your suggestions on this tutorial on writing a file system.

4. Updated HOWTOs, FAQs and Guides

*Eric Raymond's UPS HOWTO v1.1 has a
whole new section entitled "An Overview of Power Protection", explaining
the differences between surge suppressors, line conditioners and
un-interruptible power supplies. Furthermore, Eric added a section on the
deployment of your UPS.

*Also by ESR: v3.0 of the Unix Hardware Buyer HOWTO. It has been adapted to the 21st century and the Ultimate
Linux Box articles
have been integrated in this HOWTO.

*If you were wondering how to use your Linux box for controlling your
telescope, check out the
Astronomy HOWTO (v1.48)
by Elwood Downey and John Huggins.

*The Time Precision HOWTO
by Avi Alkalay has been translated into Russian, thanks to Shaki.

*Later on this week, we received another update from Eric Raymond, this
one for the
DocBook Demystification HOWTO. V1.3
features updated links, corrected
figures and additional pointers to XML editors.

*Eric was in a very productive mood: we also received v1.6 of the
Linksys Blue Box Router
. As you recall, this document describes the BEFSR41 models and up
of Linksys router/firewall boxes, which are very suitable for use with a
home DSL connection. It also explains firmware upgrades.

*The K7s5a HOWTO v1.8, a combined
effort by Sebfrance, Andreas Willenbrink, Alvaro Reguly and Paolo Berva
has a new section on making the sensors of this motherboard work with the
2.6 kernel.

5. News in The LDP world

Machtelt Garrels's article on the history of LDP (A behind-the-scenes look at
the evolution of the Linux Documentation Project) was published by The Dutch version would be at (a magazine that
is published every two months in both Belgium and The Netherlands).

6. HOWTO contribute to TLDP

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quality documentation for the GNU/Linux operating system. If you want to help
TLDP, consider joining .

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The LDP Weekly News is compiled and edited by Machtelt Garrels and Y Giridhar
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