Search the fora at www.linuxnewbie.org
Their NHF's (newbieized help files) are also generally, well, helpful. If you have a specific problem, the people are usually pretty good at getting it fixed, too.
Also, the stuff at www.tldp.org
(The Linux Documentation Project) is pretty good.
Online help is OK, once you read enough of the help pages to figure out what they're talking about. General form for online help is man <command>
, where <command> is the Linux command you want help with. If you're just searching for something related to "keymap"s, for example, then man -k keymap
will print a list of man pages that have the string "keymap" in their title or description (that match is case-insensitive). Sometimes man pages will refer you to Texinfo pages; when you hit one of those, just follow the instructions in the man page to call up the info page. Once in a while, there won't be any manpages installed at all, and trying info <command>
might be helpful. If all else fails, you can always look through /usr/share/doc for package-specific documentation (HTML format, usually).