- 1 Organisation
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Installation
- 4 Configuration
- 5 Using Mageia
- 6 The Linux system
This page is intended to organise the work on wiki pages.
If you want to create a page for the documentation, we are happy for you to take the initiative. Before doing this, it is preferable to check that no other page covers partially or completely the subject you want to document. Consider also modifying a page which seems to be incomplete. If you intend to modify a page substantially, it is a good idea to mention it either in the mailing list doc-discuss or directly with the original writer.
If you start to work on one of the topics below, please post in the mailing list doc-discuss the link to the page you started here, together with your name and current progress. This information should be updated frequently, to avoid duplication or multiple contributors working on the same topic in parallel.
What you can do
We have listed below a structure of the documentation as we imagine it can be, with main items and sub-entries. The existing pages are already linked to. We have assessed their degree of completeness, so you can see which ones you are invited to complete.
We have also given an indication of the priority to be given (high or low) and the skill level needed (normal user, advanced user, expert).
Here is a short list of selected items.
Here are the items that we would particularly like people to work on, according to the skill level of the writer.
Normal user skill
- Creating a persistent USB stick, see below
From Linux, From Windows, with Mandriva seed.
- Configuring and using a 3G or 4G access
- Choosing a desktop
Introduction, main features, hardware resources...
Advanced user skill
- Which hardware for Mageia:
Explain that most of the hardware is supported, which hardware needs special drivers
Expert level skill
- Installing and configuring the bootloader (GRUB, GRUB 2) :
The aim of systemd, how it works, main commands to get info...
- Draft banner
- languages management, in the meantime languages problems are solved.
- Starting with Mageia
- Existing pages listed in the Documentation home page Documentation#Discovery_of_Linux_and_Mageia_.28For_newcomers.29
- First step with Linux and Mageia 98% complete. The section on hardware requirements needs to be completed.
- Newcomers start here A summary for important pages at start. 100%
- Presentation of Mageia for beginners Complete. Should be proofread for language. Specific to Mageia 2.
- How to ask help Complete. Perhaps could be adapted for Mageia 3.
- Release notes
Existing pages listed in the Documentation home page Documentation#Installation
- Which hardware for Mageia
- Preparing a medium
- Choosing a desktop
- Installing Mageia
- Installing Mageia 10%. This page has very little content. An original page from Mandriva is complete but no more up-to-date: Archive:Installing_Mageia. Needs Advanced user level.
- Installation of Mageia in dual boot with Windows
- Installation on a SSD (Solid State Drive)
- Installation with GPT Partition Table
- Installation of Mageia from a Live CD
- Install Mageia 2 LiveCD for beginner
- Boot.iso install
- Ceating a persistent USB Stick. 0%, A discussion in forum is to formalize.
- Using the test distribution Cauldron
- Managing software
- Installing and configuring the bootloader
- how to change boot options/kernel options/GRUB. Maybe https://wiki.mageia.org/en/File:Grub.png or https://wiki.mageia.org/en/File:Grub_boot_option_added.png and could be reused for this?
- GRUB 2 with DOS partitions and with UEFI partitions
- Configuring a display manager
- Configuring a local mirror of packages
- Configuring updates with mgaapplet
- Installing proprietary graphic drivers (Nvidia and ATI)
- Configuring and using the WI-FI access
- Configuring and using a 3G access
- Configuring the hostname
- Using URPMI
- Using OPTIMUS technology
- Configuring power management
- MCC From Mandriva. To revise or delete? Moved to Archive. Lebarhon 2018-04-25
- Installing Java from Oracle: Done.
- First steps with KDE
- First steps with GNOME
- First steps with XFCE
- First steps with LXDE
- First steps with RazorQt
- First steps with Openbox
- social networks
- phone and visio
- How to create a media center
- Word processing
- MariaDB to complete with setting the root password (Done?)
- Project management
- mail server
- Mageia tools
- Http server
- LAMP Cookbook LAMP Stack. Only explanation on how to install. No words about task-lamp.
- Sharing protocol
- Report or check bugs
- Mgasoft. Very light.
- Internationalization and localization
- As easy as a shell
- How to do some easy commands Very incomplete. To delete?
- Configuring sudo
- Rescue How to start in rescue mode
- Customize Mageia to use in protected environments (Should be renamed as Customize Mageia for use in protected environments)?
Emulation and Virtualization
- Azure The command-line tools from Microsoft to manage your Azure environment: Installation
- Rpm Databases
- Packaging RPM