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Re: Thinking of writing a technical FAQ

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 am
by mahjongg
I have a few FAQ:

Why does windows want to format my SD-card?

probably the most asked technical question is:
Why does my PI not boot.

and yes, all my "common pitfall" sticky posts.

Re: Thinking of writing a technical FAQ

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56 am
by DougieLawson
How about lifting all of the sticky posts? Editting them as a well structured FAQ then removing the stickiness on the forum. That would make the forum easier to use.

The common FAQ you need to add, however you do it is: How do I start a program at boot up? Then list all of /etc/rc.local, /etc/systemd/system/myown.service, crontab -e [with a @reboot line], sudo crontab -e [which runs as root], /etc/cron.d [the official way to have system crons], /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,hourly,monthly} [run for you on a time schedule]. And for GUI Xwindows things /home/pi/.config/autostart, /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart [and anything else you can think of].

Re: Thinking of writing a technical FAQ

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:07 pm
by bensimmo
DougieLawson wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56 am
How about lifting all of the sticky posts? Editting them as a well structured FAQ then removing the stickiness on the forum. That would make the forum easier to use.

The common FAQ you need to add, however you do it is: How do I start a program at boot up? Then list all of /etc/rc.local, /etc/systemd/system/myown.service, crontab -e [with a @reboot line], sudo crontab -e [which runs as root], /etc/cron.d [the official way to have system crons], /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,hourly,monthly} [run for you on a time schedule]. And for GUI Xwindows things /home/pi/.config/autostart, /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart [and anything else you can think of].
Like a short sentence and a link to this (and the link in it to cron), but expanded these sections as HowTo's also
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... c-local.md
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ge/cron.md

Re: Thinking of writing a technical FAQ

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 pm
by jamesh
That's the way to do it, having massive sections with howto's in a FAQ just makes them unweildy. Short descriptions + links is the way to go.

I'll add these latest suggestions now.