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December 6th, 2006, 01:42 PM
If I get no replies to my question, I guess that no-one knows the answer. In which case, where else can I look for help on a specific problem?
December 6th, 2006, 02:02 PM
HOWTO: Help yourself (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=142716)
Check out the 2 links in my sig for why you may not have replies.
You can also get support in #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net, on mailing lists, or even by searching the forums/googling the internet.
December 6th, 2006, 02:10 PM
First, be sure you choose the appropriate subforum for your question.
Then, if your question is really difficult, it's most likely that many will read your thread but won't answer because they don't know, so you can - from time to time - "bump" your thread such that other persons will see it at different hours, maybe you'll be lucky and someone will know the answer for you.
Either way, you can always try to find a way of solving your problem by reading the (un)official guides, the wiki... here are some resources:
http://help.ubuntu.com (be sure to check out the Community Docs ans well)
the #ubuntu channel on irc.freenode.net
Good luck !
December 6th, 2006, 02:49 PM
When I don't get a response I keep working to solve the problem myself. I have frequently found it useful to update my original post with the things that I have tried. That has several effects. First it bumps the post as LLRNR suggested. I have found that it can also narrow down the problem to where someone that didn't previously know an answer can help. I also think that if people see that you are working to solve a problem instead of sitting back and letting someone else do the work/research for you they are more to get involved with helping you.
December 6th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Thanks guys. I had done a search around the forums and tried the user guide before asking my question (in Absolute Beginner Talk). Thanks for all the additional sources.
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