Below information about the Linux keyboard and console,
a Linux Large Disk HOWTO, a survey of all known partition types,
Linux man pages in many languages,
the latest mount, and various other things.
(Note: much of this is many years old and has historical or sentimental
Harry Martin's OS/2oons.
A tiny trail through the Linux kernel source.
Some random notes on the Linux kernel.
of the article The Linux keyboard driver
(Andries E. Brouwer, Linux Journal 14, June 1995, pp. 5,6,7,12,13,15)
and the source of the program kbd_cmd.c
as given there.
The keyboard FAQ and
all about scancodes
and the A20 line.
Info on Linux screen font formats.
I no longer maintain the kbd package. For the current status, see
These days mount and fdisk are part of the util-linux package.
Recent versions, possibly newer than what is found in util-linux:
A list of the known partition types
on PCs, with a short description of the systems they belong to.
Details on the Linux handling of
Some information on ZIP disks.
A description of the FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
A kernel module implementing
the data format of the AKAI series sampler S1000, S2000 and S3000.
SmartMedia Card Format
A story on problems with an 3com 3c509b
card when the card was last used in an EISA machine.
How to get X working on a SuSE 9.1 system.
How to get rid of the emacs splash screen
and other emacs fixes.
How to fix xterm selection and paste
of accented characters.
How to make wget handle UTF-8 filenames.
gcc / glibc
How programmers are punished for a mistake they did not make:
a gcc semibug.
First experiences with Tesseract,
an open source OCR machine. Includes patches.
Drawing text with gravity.
A list of known EISA IDs.
John the Ripper
Some docs on the password cracker JtR.
Currently, the manual pages are being maintained by Michael Kerrisk.
Status of man pages and translations.
Currently, man is being maintained by Federico Lucifredi.
His numbering starts with
Earlier versions can still be found in this
(This is a version of man with man2html support,
so one can either use *roff and some pager like less, or man2html
together with netscape or lynx or so.)
Freshmeat, day-to-day report
on the latest software released for Linux.
overview of applications available for Linux.
Linux weekly news,
The Linux Gazette.
Tom's hardware guide.
Earlier, PJ and Groklaw were good sources of reliable information.
Recently however PJ has been won over to the advocacy camp -
good anti-Microsoft stories are now more important than facts.
A pity. A discussion of one